News Headlines

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

September 5, 2014

  1. Police Shootings ‘Not a Secular Problem’, Al Sharpton Tells Baptists in New Orleans (Times-Picayune)
  2. U.S. Evangelicals Headed for Showdown Over Gender Roles (Washington Post)
  3. Controversial Religion Language Adjusted in Bill to Kill Common Core (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  4. Catholic Universities Have Been Paying for Abortions all Along (Religion Dispatches)
  5. Pope Francis Reminds Us that the Church is Our Mother (Catholic Online)
  6. Yellow Creek Baptist Church Plans Second Annual Car Show (Leaf-Chronicle, TN)
  7. Gay Candidate Takes on “Southern Baptist Sissies” (Tennessean)
  8. The Identical is an Evangelical Elvis Parable – No, Really (AV Club)
  9. ‘Left Behind’ Coming to a Theater – and Maybe a Seminary – Near You (ABP)
  10. Fire Destroys Cumberland University Baptist Center (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Middle East: ISIS and Religious Justification (CNN)
  12. Iraq: Church Patriarch Blames U.S. for Christians’ Misery (Washington Post)
  13. Brazil: As Presidential Candidate Surges, Focus Turns to Evangelicalism’s Clout (Christian Science Monitor)

September 4, 2014

  1. Study: Science and Religion Really Are Enemies After All (Mother Jones)
  2. Mars Hill Church’s Attendance and Giving Down ‘Significantly’ (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  3. Bible College President Pleads Guilty to Labor Charges (WMBF, Myrtle Beach)
  4. Baptist Center Changing Name to Louisville Rescue Mission (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  5. Race, Relevancy Among Challenges Facing Black Baptist Leaders (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Don’t Trade Kids for Immigration Action, Faith Leaders Say in One-Sentence Letter (ABP)
  7. Historic Utah Church is Converting into a Business Hub (Salt Lake Tribune)
  8. First Baptist Church Sold to Fraternity (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Germany: Many Believers Balk at Tweak to Church Tax (Wall Street Journal)

September 3, 2014

  1. God’s Ivory: The Role of Religion in the Elephant Poaching Crisis (Huffington Post)
  2. Overcrowding at Indianapolis Church Youth Event Leads to Several Arrests (Fox59)
  3. The Rise of Biblical Counseling (Pacific Standard)
  4. Staying Faithful: How the Internet Changed the Christian Dating Game (Deseret News)
  5. Louisiana College Lauds Controversial Former President (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Faith Leaders on Both Sides of the Border Pray for Children (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Missionaries Serving Refugees Fleeing Mid-East Violence Exercise Extra Sensitivity (ABP)

September 1, 2014

  1. Where College Football is a Religion, and Religion Shapes College Football (Washington Post)
  2. Southern Decadence’s Sunday of Glitter, Drag, Bears, Boys and Some Baptists (Times-Picayune)
  3. Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law (CNN)
  4. An Atheist for Congress? (CNN)
  5. From NY to Texas, KKK Recruits With Candies and Fliers (CNN)
  6. Middle East: Conflicts Engulf Christians (Voice of America)
  7. Middle East: US Baptists Raise Funds to Help Oppressed Iraqi Christians (Arab Daily News)

August 29, 2014

  1. Nine Mars Hill Pastors Want Change: ‘We Are Compelled to Speak Up’ (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  2. The Last Church in Churchville is Dying (KCCI, IA)
  3. Orange County Public Schools Ban Football Chaplains After Complaint (Orlando Sentinel)
  4. Christian Leaders Call for End to US Strikes in Iraq, Focus on Peaceful Resolution (Washington Post)
  5. One of Largest Christian Colleges Decides Divorcing President Can Keep His Job (Christianity Today)
  6. Charlotte Pastor in the Running for President of America’s Largest Black Religious Organization (Charlotte Observer)
  7. Ethiopian Baptist Pastor Nominated for BGCT Vice President (Baptist Standard)
  8. College, Educators Challenge Florida Voucher Plan (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Australia: Parents Flee Access Ministries Religion (ABC Australia)

August 28, 2014

  1. Baptist Leaders Urge Faith-Based Groups to Help Ease Suffering (KPLC News)
  2. Politics of American Churches & Religions in One Graph (Religion News Service)
  3. Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply to Them (Think Progress)
  4. Pastor Shot, Wounded in Wyoming Church (ABC News)
  5. Algiers Pastor Involved in Possible Self-Defense Shooting Outside Church, Relatives Say (Times-Picayune, LA)
  6. Dwindling Membership and Charitable Contributions Lead Bangor Church to Close (Bangor Daily News, ME)
  7. Alabama Megachurch Pastor, Bestselling Author David Platt to Lead SBC IMB (Birmingham News)
  8. Calvinist David Platt Elected SBC IMB President (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. David Hull to Join the Center for Healthy Churches (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Lofty Fundraiser Leads Baptists to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Iraq: Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State (National Geographic)

August 27, 2014

  1. First Baptist Among Buildings Red-tagged in Vallejo (KTVU, CA)
  2. White House Offers Contraception Rule; Senate Democrats Eye a September Vote on Contraception Coverage (Roll Call)
  3. Virginia Nonprofits Voice Concerns at Tax Preferences Subcommittee Meeting (NBC29)
  4. Liberian Seminary Responds to Humanitarian Crisis (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Wilshire Honors George Mason for 25 Years as Pastor (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Iraq: ISIS Gives Christians One Week to Convert or Die (Christian Today)
  7. Britain: Banned Biblical Whale Inflated on Beach in Weston-Super-Mare (BBC)

August 26, 2014

  1. Asheville First Baptist Houses New Academy for the Arts (Asheville Citizen-Times)
  2. Thousands Gather for Funeral of Michael Brown (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Calvary Church Pastor Placed on Leave (WCNC, Charlotte)
  4. Ark Park Targeted by Church-State Group (Cincinnati Post)
  5. Group Opposes Tax Incentives for Noah’s Ark Park (WCPO)
  6. Church State Group Opposes Tax Break for Ark Museum (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Baptists Prepared for California Quake Response (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Deaths of Pastor, Wife, Ruled Murder/Suicide (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. roatia: Church Scuttles ‘Game of Thrones’ Nude Scene (Fox News)

August 25, 2014

  1. Mark Driscoll to Step Down While Mars Hill Reviews Charges (Washington Post)
  2. Mark Driscoll Was an Evangelical Rockstar: Here’s How He Fell From Grace (VOX)
  3. Atheist, Agnostic Group Urges Charter Schools to Quit Christian Sports League (Dallas Morning News)
  4. Termites Ravage ‘Simple Country Church’ in Surry County (MyFox8, NC)
  5. Christian Right, Political Left Unite in Opposing Casinos (Boston Globe)
  6. Huckabee: ‘Stop the Fight’ Over Common Core (Memphis Daily News)
  7. Mohler: Gungor’s Not Taking Bible Literally: ‘This is Not a Tempest in a Teapot’ (Christian Post)
  8. Why One D.C. Church Started ‘Nats Mass’ (Washington Post)