News Headlines

Catch up on our curated list of headlines for today, hand-picked from across the Web by Bruce Gourley.

June 22, 2015

  1. Night of S.C. Killings Started with Prayers and a Plot Against Humanity (Washington Post)
  2. After Tragic Shooting, Charleston Church Reopens With Prayer, Songs, Tears (Washington Post)
  3. 16th Street Baptist Church Prays for Victims of Charleston Shooting (ABC3340)
  4. Charleston Shooting Reopens Unhealed Wounds (CNN)
  5. Black Churches Targeted Because of Importance to Community (ABC News)
  6. Hundreds March in Charleston, Columbia to Take Down Confederate Flag (Washington Post)
  7. On Confederate Flag, Southern White Christians Do Some Soul Searching (CNN)
  8. NRA Blames Slain Charleston Pastor for Slaughter (Mother Jones)
  9. Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don’t Agree on Charleston Causes, Solutions (National Public Radio)
  10. Violence Discussed at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (WJXT, Florida)
  11. Orem Owlz Cancel ‘Caucasian Heritage Night’ (CNN)
  12. Kenya: New Law Legalizes Polygamy in Majority Christian Nation; Women’s Group Applauds (CNN)

June 20, 2015

  1. Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Confesses, Says He Sought Race War (CNN)
  2. Steeped in Racial History, Charleston Ponders its Future (New York Times)
  3. Why South Carolina’s Confederate Flag Isn’t at Half-Staff After Church Shooting (Washington Post)
  4. ‘Soul Lockdown’ Afflicts Nation, Inspires Tragedies Like S.C. Church Shooting, Activist Says (Baptist News Global)
  5. Family Christian Stores’ Sale to ‘Indisputable Insider’ Rejected by Bankruptcy Judge (Michigan Live)
  6. Pastor Friends Agree to Disagree on Homosexuality (Baptist News Global)

June 19, 2015

  1. Charleston Church Shooting: White Gunman Kills 9 at Historic Black Church (Huffington Post)
  2. A Reeling Charleston Tries to Make Sense of the Senseless (KYTX)
  3. What Happened in Charleston Terrorism? (Washington Post)
  4. ‘Lone Wolf’ Hate Crime Attacks on the Rise (USA Today)
  5. Charleston Shooting: What the Gunman Allegedly Told Churchgoers Before the Shooting (ABC News)
  6. Rand Paul Blames Charleston Shooting on ‘People Not Understanding Where Their Salvation Comes From” (Daily Beast)
  7. Rick Santorum Calls Charleston Shooting an Attack on Christians (Inquistr)
  8. CBF Prays for Victims in South Carolina Shooting (Baptist News Global)
  9. Taking Jesus Seriously in East Texas (Baptist News Global)
  10. CBF Arkansas Adds Assistant Coordinator (Baptist News Global)
  11. Mohler: ‘Confessional’ Faith Safeguards Against Error (Baptist News Global)
  12. Israel: Christian Holy Sits are Targeted (Patheos)

June 17, 2015

  1. Charity Giving Sets New Record, But Why are Religious Donations Waning? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Stained Glass at Riverside Church Removed for Repairs (New York Times)
  3. Israel: Archaeologists Find Rare 3,000 Year-Old Inscription of Name from Bible (Fox News)
  4. President of Northern Seminary Set to Resign Next Year (Baptist News Global)
  5. Southern Baptists Declare ‘Spiritual Warfare’ Over Gay Marriage (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  6. SBC Asks Supreme Court to Rule Against Gay Marriage (Baptist News Global)
  7. SBC Ousts Another Gay-Friendly Church (Baptist News Global)
  8. CBF Governing Board Meets in Dallas, Hears Updates on Efforts to Fulfill Organizational Objectives (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship)
  9. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Missions Chief Resigns (WDRB)

June 16, 2015

  1. How to Bolster Space Exploration: Get Religious Groups Onboard (
  2. In Wake of Sex Abuse Charges Against Diocese, Minnesota Archbishop Resigns (CNN)
  3. Abilene Baptist Church Denied Joint Color Guard Request by Fort Gordon (WRDW)
  4. U.S. Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina Abortion Ultrasound Law (Reuters)
  5. Baptist Leader Say Religious Lobby Helped Pass NC Marriage Law (Baptist News Global)
  6. IMB Personnel Policy May Raise Questions (Baptist News)
  7. Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green’s Bible Curriculum is a Hit in Israeli Schools (Washington Post)
  8. Freedom From Religion Founder Anne Nicol Gaylor Dies (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

June 15, 2015

  1. Southern Baptists Arrive, Volunteer in Columbus for Convention (Columbus Dispatch)
  2. Southern Baptists Weigh ‘What Now’ (Baptist Press)
  3. Southern Baptists Plan to Avoid Civil Rights Laws by Pretending Receptionists are ‘Ministers’ (Think Progress)
  4. Members of Chicago Church Petition Against Rauner’s Cuts in State Services (Chicago Tribune)
  5. California Lawmaker Blames Drought on God’s Wrath Over Abortion (CBS Local SF)
  6. U.K.: Schools Told to End Religious Instruction and Teach Morality Instead (Independent)
  7. Middle East: Israeli School Unites Muslim, Jewish and Christian Students with Cerebral Palsy (Huffington Post)

June 12, 2015

  1. Idaho GOP Wants Bible as Textbook for Geology, Biology and School (RT)
  2. What’s Next for Waterfront Clearwater Christian College? (Tampa Bay Times)
  3. Fragment of Gutenburg Bible Expected to Top $500,000 at Auction (Guardian)
  4. Meeting in Ohio, SBC Grapples With Numerical Decline (Baptist News Global)
  5. Church Apologizes for Botched Discipline Case (Baptist News Global)
  6. Baptists Open Safe House for Human Trafficking Victims (Baptist News Global)

June 11, 2015

  1. Southern Baptists See 8th Year of Membership Decline (ABC News)
  2. Missouri Baptist Convention Grateful to Help Host David Barton; Christian Historians Disagree (Patheos)
  3. Evangelist Franklin Graham’s Move to Pull Money from Wells-Fargo Over Same-Sex Ad Backfires (Forbes)
  4. Arizona Pastor Prays for God to Rip Out Caitlyn Jenner’s Heart: “I Hate Him with a Perfect Hatred” (Raw Story)
  5. Televangelist Pat Robertson Says God Killed Baby to Stop Next Hitler (Huffington Post)
  6. Baptist Judge Orders Recognition of Gay Marriage (Baptist News Global)
  7. Students Find a Framework for Saying ‘Yes’ to God’s Call (Baptist News Global)
  8. Connecting Faith and Sports Can be a Challenge, Says Seminary Professor (Baptist News Global)
  9. Middle East: Israeli Road Project Uncovers 1,500 Year Old Church (United Press International)

June 9, 2015

  1. Some Evangelicals Take New Look at Bible’s Stance on Gays (New York Times)
  2. Tony Campolo Calls for Full Acceptance of Same-Sex Couples (Baptist News Global)
  3. S.C. Evangelicals Aim to Revive the Religious Right as Political Force (Columbia State)
  4. N.C. Church Offers Parish House to Whoever Can Move It (WCTI12)
  5. ‘Mother Church of Country Music’ Debuts $14M Expansion with New Exhibits on Venue’s History (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  6. Historical Marker Planned fro Bethel College (News Democrat Leader, KY)
  7. Baptist Scholars Urge Churches Adopt In-depth Theological Teaching for Lay People (Baptist News Global)
  8. Saudi Arabia: Court Upholds 1,000 Lashes for Blogger Charged with Insulting Islam (CNN)

June 8, 2015

  1. Saddleback Raising $71 Million for its Largest Expansion (Orange County Register)
    Craft Beer Meets Religion in Colorado (WTSP)
  2. Rev. Dr. Gregory Thomas, Dead at 67; Longtime Haverhill Pastor (Boston Globe)
  3. Christie to Address Christian Conservative Activists in D.C. (NJ.Com)
  4. Conservative Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio’s Religion of Many Colors (New York Daily News)
  5. Lance Berkman is New Baseball Coach at Second Baptist (MyFox Houston)
  6. Hillsong Church Will Review Decision to Host Mark Driscoll (Christian Post)
  7. U.K.: Church of England Decline Heralds Calls for Innovative Use of Church Buildings (The Guardian)
  8. Turkey: Christian Minority Sends Four Deputies to Parliament (Hurriyet Daily News)

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