News Headlines

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

May 14, 2015

  1. Obama Tackles Poverty on a Panel in Front of Catholic and Evangelical Leaders (Washington Post)
  2. Gay-Bias Ban Wins in Eureka Springs (Northwest Arkansas News)
  3. In San Francisco, Catholic Church Starts Digital Collection Plate (NBC News)
  4. A Closer Look at America’s Rapidly Growing Religious ‘Nones’ (Pew Research)
  5. Texas Senate OKs Clergy Freedom Bill (Baptist News Global)
  6. Baptists Helping Texas Twister Victims (Baptist News Global)
  7. Watching Wives Face Criticism Toughest Part of Marriage to Ministers, Husbands Say (Baptist News Global)
  8. James Griffith, Former Baptist Executive, Dies (Baptist Press)

May 13, 2015

  1. Study: Americans Spurning Religion Hits Record High (CBS News)
  2. Millennials Leaving Church in Droves, Study Finds (CNN)
  3. Obama Draws Line Between Racial, Class Segregation (CNN)
  4. Harriet Tubman Wins Poll for Woman on $20 Bill (TIME)
  5. Religious Liberty, Marriage Equality Clash, Creating Legal Confusion (Baptist News Global)
  6. Africa: Baptist Leader Celebrates Ebola-Free Liberia (Baptist News Global)
  7. Bangladesh: Third Atheist Blogger Hacked to Death (Wall Street Journal)
  8. India: What Religion Means to Children (NDTV)

May 8, 2015

  1. On National Day of Prayer, Many Americans Won’t Say One (US News & World Report)
  2. In Murfreesboro, TN, 350-Plus Gather for Mayors Prayer Breakfast (Daily News Journal)
  3. Critics Say National Day of Prayer Divides Americans by Faith (Baptist News Global)
  4. Columbia’s First Baptist Church to Transform Downtown YMCA for ‘Next Generation’ (The State)
  5. 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the FLDS Church (ABC News)
  6. Samford Students Inspired Baptist Ministry Along the Rio Grande (Baptist News Global)
  7. Central Seminary Seeks to Foster Racial Reconciliation (Baptist News Global)

May 7, 2015

  1. Boston Archdiocese, Catholic Parishioners Battle Over Church Eviction (National Public Radio)
  2. The 250-acre Church Nurturing Faith and Free Spirits in the Foothills of Pennsylvania (Washington Post)
  3. Rick Warren’s Weight-Loss Plan Named Christian Book of the Year (Washington Post)
  4. Ken Ham Slams ‘Intolerant’ Baptist Pastors Who Oppose Taxpayer-Funded Ark Park (Christian Post)
  5. Jeb Bush Misfires With Evangelicals Over Gay Marriage Supporters in Inner Circle (Washington Times)
  6. Seventh-day Adventist Church Keeps Distance from Carson’s Presidential Bid (Detroit News)
  7. ‘Colorblindness’ Ignores Systemic Racism, Speaker Says (Baptist News Global)
  8. Seminary President Says Southern Baptists Drifting Toward Infant Baptism (Baptist News Global)

May 6, 2015

  1. Republican Huckabee Appeals to Working Class in Launching 2016 Presidential Bid (Reuters)
  2. More Americans Are Comfortable With a Gay Presidential Candidate Than With an Evangelical One (Huffington Post)
  3. Mormon Sunday School Teacher Dismissed for Using Church’s Own Race Essay in Lesson (Salt Lake Tribune)
  4. Missional Ethic Propels Baptist Pastor from Inner-City Pulpit to Seaside Resort (Baptist News Global)
  5. Southern Baptist Chaplains May Plant Churches Overseas (Baptist News Global)

May 5, 2015

  1. Garland, Texas, Shooting Suspect Linked Himself to ISIS in Tweets (CNN)
  2. Georgia School Principal Claims He Was Fired After Praying, Reading Bible with Students (Fox News)
  3. Cochran, Georgia to Stop Flying Christian Flag at City Hall (13WMAZ)
  4. Obama Promotes ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Program (USA Today)
  5. Democrats Reject Colorado GOP Fetal Homicide Bill (9News)
  6. How a Hoosier’s Bible Caused a Stir 8,600 Miles Away (Indianapolis Star)
  7. T.J. Jemison: Louisiana Considers Statue for Alabama Born Civil Rights Leader (
  8. Seeing Injustice, Baptist Launches Ministry for Refuge Women in Uganda (Baptist News Global)
  9. Bible Translator, Teacher Roger Omanson Dies (Baptist News Global)

May 4, 2015

  1. Boom in Latino Evangelical Churches Underscores Growing Population (Hartford Sentinel)
  2. Vermont Church’s New Sound System Irks Neighbors Who Complain it Violates Noise Ordinance (Star Tribune)
  3. Cops: Man Crashed SUV Into Church, Left Kids Behind (Macon Telegraph)
  4. As Ben Carson Bashes Obama, Many Blacks See a Hero’s Legacy Fade (Washington Post)
  5. Madison Law Bans Religious Discrimination … Against Atheists (The Guardian)
  6. Being ‘in Friendship,’ Not ‘on Mission,’ Boosts Baptist Church in Jackson (Baptist News Global)
  7. Simmons College Recognized as Historical Black College or University (Baptist News Global)
  8. U.K.: Church of England Fossil Fuel Divestment Could Have Huge Impact on Business (Christian Today)