News Headlines

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

October 16, 2014

  1. Wisconsin Campus Gifted to Southern Seminary (Baptist Press)
  2. Nashville-area Faith Leaders Divided on Abortion Measure (Tennessean)
  3. Mark Driscoll, Top Megachurch Pastor, Resigns (CNN)
  4. Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill (Christianity Today)
  5. NC Baptist Preacher Claims God Will Send Something Worse than Ebola as Punishment for Gay Marriage (Huffington Post)
  6. Baptist Pastor Sued After Revelation of Affairs (ABC News)
  7. Houston Subpoenas Pastors’ Sermons in Equal Rights Ordinance Case (Houston Chronicle)
  8. More Than 1800 Pastors Advocate for Political Speech Rights in Church (CNS News)
  9. Atheist Group Says Mississippi School Aided in Bible Giveaway (Gulf Live)
  10. Faith Leaders Support Economic Opportunity for Americans With Disabilities (Baptist News Global)

October 15, 2014

  1. Vatican Backtracks on Gay Comments (CNN)
  2. Next Gay Marriage Fight: Religious Exemptions (ABC News)
  3. Germany: Catholics Petition to Reinstate God in Constitution (Religion News Service)
  4. Oklahoma City Named National Bible City for 2014 (KOCO)
  5. Two from Jamaica Plain Baptist Church Arrested During Ferguson Protests (Boston Globe)
  6. Supreme Court Blocks Parts of Texas Abortion Law (Fox News)
  7. How Churches Are Slowly Becoming Less Segregated (Wall Street Journal)
  8. NYC Developer Embraces Religion in Search for Condo Sites (Business Week)
  9. Archaeologists in Israel Unearth Ancient Storm God Cult Complex (Christian Science Monitor)
  10. Baptist Disaster Relief Team Brings Prayers, Chain Saws (Monroe News-Star)

October 14, 2014

  1. Crowds Gather for Christian Prayer Service at Lincoln Memorial (WJLA)
  2. Christian Quartet Singer Killed After RV Crashes in Boone County (Fox 59 NC)
  3. Pro-Gay Baptists Welcome Same-Sex Marriage in N.C. (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. For West Pastor and Family, New Home Means Recovery (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Vatican’s Stunning Shift on Gays, Lesbians (CNN)
  6. Minnesota Churches Settle Catholic Clergy Abuse Lawsuit (ABC News)
  7. Middle East: Iraqi Christian Village Takes the Fight to ‘IS’ (Deutsche Welle)

October 13, 2014

  1. Religion, Employment and Teaching (The Economist)
  2. ISIS States its Justification for the Enslavement of Women (CNN)
  3. Local Southern Baptists Opposed to Gay Marriage (WCNC)
  4. Kentucky Southern Baptists Want Gay-Friendly Church Out (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  5. Evangelicals Warn 2016 Candidates: Don’t Support Gay Marriage (NBC News)
  6. Some Mormons Pushing Church on Gay Marriage (Salt Lake Tribune)
  7. East Nashville Church Loses Building to Bank (Tennessean)

October 10, 2014

  1. Kentucky Warns Noah’s Ark Theme Park Over Hiring Practices (Reuters)
  2. NC Diner Takes Prices Off Menu, Asks Customers to Pay What God Wants (Business Insider)
  3. Alabama Church Says Pastor Confessed He Has AIDS, Slept With Flock (NBC News)
  4. ‘Mass Mobs’ Aims to Keep Pews Full at Old Churches (National Public Radio)
  5. Sex, Marriage and the Catholic Church (Guardian)
  6. Ebola Vigil Becomes Memorial for Fallen Christian Brother (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. North Carolina’s Gardner-Webb University to Partner With BGAV (Associated Baptist Press)

October 9, 2014

  1. Maryland Church Helps Members of a Black Gay Street Gang Reshape Their Lives (Washington Post)
  2. Church Hopes to Send Million Copies of Bible to Cuba (Independent Florida Alligator)
  3. Royal’s Billy Butler Church Sign Goes Viral in a Flash (Kansas City Star)
  4. Church Plans Memorial for Ebola Victim, Fiancee Issues Statement (Dallas Morning News)
  5. Dallas Ebola Patient Dies (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Alliance of Baptists Gets Grant for LGBT Initiative (Associated Baptist Press)

October 8, 2014

  1. Hobby Lobby Executive’s Bible Museum: Priceless Artifacts, Scholarly Doubts (Reuters)
  2. Friendship Baptist is Taking the City to Court Again (WILX, MI)
  3. Red States Give More to Charity. It’s Because of Religion. (Washington Post)
  4. For Many Catholics, a Disconnect Between Church Teachings and Family Life (Washington Post)
  5. Name Changes Challenge Churches on Baptist Identity (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. BJC Supports Muslim Prisoner’s Right to Grow Beard (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Dallas Baptist Church Supports Ebola Family (Associated Baptist Family)

October 7, 2014

  1. Christians ‘Stand with Israel’ (Washington Post)
  2. Seattle Church Protests Opening of Pot Store Next Door (Komo News)
  3. Supreme Court Lets Stand State Rulings Allowing Same-Sex Marriage (Washington Post)
  4. Did the Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage? (National Public Radio)
  5. ‘Courts Have Spoken,’ on Gay Marriage, Says Mormon Church (Salt Lake Tribune)
  6. Preachers: Read Fiction to Learn Human Condition, Not for Sermon Fodder (ABP)
  7. Circle of Life: Denominational Innovation May be Wave of Future (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. BWA Touts Ebola-Free South Africa Ahead of 2015 Congress (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Congressman Urges Churches to Put Human Face on Poverty, Hunger (Baptist Standard)