News Headlines

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

August 4, 1862

  1. Liberian Pastor Speaks at Ebenezer Baptist Church (11 Alive Atlanta)
  2. Christian Evangelicals Show Muscle on Israel (Washington Post)
  3. Iraqi Christians ‘Should be Offered Asylum in U.K.’ – Bishop (BBC)
  4. Brazil: As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars (NPR)
  5. Two Bible Belt Filmmakers Expand Box Office Horizons (ABC News)
  6. North Korea: Bible Left in North Korean Sailor’s Club Triggered U.S. Tourist’s Arrest (Reuters)
  7. Dozens Protest ‘Poisonous’ Mars Hill Church Pastor (KOMO News, Seattle)

August 1, 2014

  1. Property of University Baptist Church, Abilene, Up for Sale (KTXS)
  2. Former Members Protest Mars Hill Church, Pastors Rant Revealed (KIRO TV)
  3. No, Christians Should Not Believe in ‘Left Behind’s’ Rapture Theology, Says Prominent Christian Philosopher (Christian Post)
  4. Bible, Tile Work Nominated for Endangered Artifacts List (Lynchburg News Advance)
  5. Al Sharpton Opens Voter-Rights Center with Rally at Historic Baptist Church (ABP)
  6. Millennials Warn Churches Against Catering to Their Generation (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Baptists Joining Financial, Spiritual Fight Against Ebola Outbreak (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Baylor Student, Graduate Die in Car Wreck (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Gaza City: Christians and Muslims Grow Closer in Defiance of Israeli Attacks (Middle East Eye)

July 29, 2014

  1. Religion Remains a Strong Marker of Political Identity in U.S. (Gallup)
  2. Millions Flee Homes Due to Religion (SkyNews)
  3. Editor Fired for Criticizing “Queen James Bible” Fights Back (New American)
  4. Iraq’s Beleaguered Christian Community Offered Asylum by France (NBC News)
  5. China Removes Crosses from Two More Churches in Crackdown (New York Times)
  6. Minister on Death Row Surprised by Only One Thing: Fellow Baptists’ Support for Capital Punishment (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Baptists Join Others in Praising Nominee for Religious Freedom Ambassador (ABP)
  8. Golden Gate Campus Fetches $85 Million (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Papal First: Francis Visits Pentecostal Church (ABC News)

July 28, 2014

  1. Religion on Wikipedia is a Recipe for Controversy as ‘Edit Wars’ Rage On (Huffington Post)
  2. Religion Meets Environment in Western North Carolina (Asheville Citizen-Times)
  3. Church Services Held at Tatoo Parlor on South Beach (Local 10, FL)
  4. Bar Church Offers God’s Love in Unconventional Setting (Montgomery Advertiser)
  5. Cowboy Church in Westcliffe Bucks Tradition (Colorado Springs Gazette)
  6. The Church With No God in America’s Bible Belt (Independent, UK)
  7. Review: When the Bible Prompts Science (Forbes)
  8. New England City Awaits Sudanese Christian Woman Who Faced Death (San Antonio Express)
  9. Philippines: Homegrown Church Centenary Draws up to 2 Million (Global Post)
  10. Iraq: End ‘Very Near’ for Christianity After ISIS Takeover, Says Bishop (Independent, UK)
  11. Nigeria: 5 Dead in Suicide Blast at Church in Kano (KPRC Houston)

July 26, 2014

  1. Ex-Mars Hill Church Members: ‘We Are Not Anonymous’ (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  2. Historic Mt. Airy Church a Total Loss After Lightning Strike (MyFox8)
  3. The Beta Marriage: How Millennials Approach ‘I Do’ (TIME)
  4. Brazil: Temple Appeals to Surge in Evangelicals (New York Times)
  5. Shoes Offer Respite for Weary Immigrant Children (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Candidate’s Church-State Stance Worries Religious Freedom Blogger (ABP)
  7. Poll: Americans Feel Good About Evangelicals (Associated Baptist Press)

July 25, 2014

  1. ‘Bibliotheca’ Bible Project Blows up on Kickstarter With Chapterless Bible (Huffington Post)
  2. Critics Charge Wisconsin With Incorrectly Applying Hobby Lobby to State Law (Madison Cap Times)
  3. Fifty-Two Catholic Priests Defrocked in England and Wales Since 2001 (The Guardian)
  4. Rubio Talks Values at Speech Co-Sponsored by ERLC (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Once a Bright Hope, Arkansas Baptist College Now Faces Fiscal Challenges, Lawsuits (ABP)

July 24, 2014

  1. Same-Sex Marriage and Religion: When a Pastor is Re-Frocked (The Economist)
  2. How LGBT Students are Changing Christian Colleges (The Atlantic)
  3. Abortion Protestors Interrupt Church Service, Tell Pro-Choice Worshippers to ‘Repent’ (Think Progress)
  4. McAfee Trip Expands Limits of Faith, Culture and Ministry (ABP)
  5. Middle East: Gaza Muslims Find Refuge in a Christian Church (Daily Beast)
  6. Iraq: ISIS Expels 16-Year-Old Christian Community from Mosul (The Wire)

July 23, 2014

  1. In 30 Countries, Heads of States Must Belong to a Certain Religion (Pew Research Center)
  2. Creationist Ken Ham Calls to End Space Program Because Aliens are Going to Hell Anyway (Raw Story)
  3. Children Exposed to Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact from Fiction, Study Shows (Huffington Post)
  4. Evangelical Group Sets Sights on Secular Portland (ABC News)
  5. Heirs of Brooklyn Man Sue Florida Couple for $60 Million for ‘Ancient’ Bible (New York Daily News)
  6. Burned Cross Found Outside Clarksville Church (News Channel 5)
  7. U.K.: ‘God’ Seen in Photograph of Clouds Over Norfolk—But it Could be Sean Connery or Karl Marx (Telegraph)

July 22, 2014

  1. American Baptist College in Talks About Developing Riverfront (The Tennessean)
  2. Tallahassee Church Leaders Plan Response to Gun Violence (Tallahassee Democrat)
  3. Billy Graham Has Shaped Life in Colorado Springs, World (Colorado Springs Gazette)
  4. A Boise Church Bell was Lost, and Now it’s Found (Idaho Statesman)
  5. American Baptist Leaders Asks Churches to Address Growing Global Conflict (ABP)
  6. Kentucky Baptist Convention Escrows Funds for Campbellsville (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Anti-Malaria Campaign Making an Impact, Say Baptist Groups (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. In Executive Order, Obama Bans Bias Against Gays by Federal Contractors (ABP)
  9. Air Force Personnel Cuts Highlight Importance of Church in Military Life (ABP)
  10. SBC’s Homosexuality Stance Reinforced by 1992 Amendment (Baptist Press)
  11. Iraq: Rise of Islamic State Deals Blow to Christian Population (Los Angeles Times)
  12. China: Police, Christian Protestors Clash (Voice of America)