Older Entries (February 2014 and earlier)

February 28, 2014

  1. After Veto in Arizona, Conservatives Vow to Fight for ‘Religious Liberties’ (Washington Post)
  2. Faith Leaders Oppose Gay Discrimination Laws (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Evangelical Preacher’s Abuse Victims Awarded $525 Million in Damages (Time)
  4. Mormon Church Pushes Back on Planet Misconceptions (San Fransisco Chronicle)
  5. Major Changes Needed, Hardage Tells BGCT Executive Board (Baptist Standard)
  6. Court Overturns Texas Ban on Gay Marriage (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Alliance of Baptists Endorses Anti-Gun Violence Sabbath (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Middle East: Israel Separates Christian and Muslim Arabs (Legally) for the First Time (Christianity Today)

February 27, 2014

  1. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes SB 1062, Controversial Anti-Gay Bill (CNN)
  2. Arizona’s Decision Unlikely to End ‘Religious Liberty’ Movement (CNN)
  3. Religious Freedom Bills Rooted in Fears of Obama Politics (National Public Radio)
  4. Millennials Leaving Religion Over Anti-Gay Teachings (MSNBC)
  5. Harlem Pastor Makes Bizarre Homphobic Claim About President (NY Daily News)
  6. Christian Marijuana Dispensary Reconciles Dogma and Dope While Battling IRS (Time)
  7. Despite Pastor’s Death, Followers are Still Handling Snakes (CBS News)
  8. Baptists Hoping to Raise $5 Million for Child Care Agency After CEO’s Tumultuous Departure (Greenfield Reporter)
  9. Baptist Piano Player Turned Priest Writes History of Alabama Episcopalians (AL.com)
  10. Muslims Warn Against Missions to Mars (CNN)
  11. Chain Cites ‘Copyright Law’ in Refusing to Print Images of Bible Verses, Woman Says (Fox News)
  12. Compassion Followed Paynter’s Home Damage in Flood (Baptist Standard)
  13. IMB’s President Tom Eliff to Step Down (Associated Baptist Press)
  14. Religious Leaders Oppose Ga. Gun Law in Full-Page Newspaper Ad (ABP)
  15. Africa: African Voices in Catholic Divorce Debate Boost Conservative Side (Boston Globe)

February 26, 2014

  1. Push Behind Arizona’s ‘Religious Liberty’ Law has Long History (NBC News)
  2. Sharp Debate Over Arizona Anti-Gay Bill (CNN)
  3. Southern Baptist Leader Responds to Hypocrisy Charge Over Same-Sex Weddings (The Tennessean)
  4. Christian Rocker Pleads Guilty of Trying to Hire Hit Man to Kill Wife (LA Times)
  5. Baptists in D.C. Restructure for More ‘Nimble’ Response to Missions (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Bob Jones Allows Abuse Probe to Proceed (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Ukraine: Acting Baptist Named President (Christianity Today)
  8. Uganda: U.S. Christian Right Behind Recently Passed Anti-Gay Law (Truth-Out)
  9. Uganda: Anti-Gay Bill Focuses Attention on U.S. Evangelicals (Christian Science Monitor)
  10. Jamaica: Baptists Create History with Launch of Handbook Promoting Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Go Jamaica)

February 25, 2014

  1. Raleigh Church Finds ‘Very Baptist’ Way to be Multicultural (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Kansas, Arizona Bills Reflect National Fight Over Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty (Washington Post)
  3. Indiana Wesleyan Measure Stirs Religion Debate (Houston Chronicle)
  4. Baylor President Ken Starr to Speak at UC Davis on Law, Religion, Hobby Lobby Case (Modesto Bee)
  5. Zion Baptist Church Celebrates Past, Present, and Future of Black History (Parkersburg News and Sentinel)
  6. Demolition of Macon’s Tremont Baptist Church Approved (Macon Telegraph)
  7. Houston Presbyterian Church Opts Not to Defect from Denomination (Texas Tribune)
  8. Bible in Front Pocket Saves Dayton Bus Driver’s Life (WCPO)
  9. Britain: Christians Less Generous than Their Clergy and Everyone Else (Guardian)
  10. Liberia: Baptist Seminary Reopens After Forced Closure (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Africa: Muslims Seek Refuge from Christians in C. African Republic Church (Time)
  12. Uganda: President Signs Anti-Gay Bill, Declares Homosexuals are ‘Disgusting’ (CNN)

February 24, 2014

  1. Tom DeLay: God ‘Wrote the Constitution’ (San Antonio Express-News)
  2. The Strange Saga of ‘Jesus Calling,’ the Evangelical Bestseller You’ve Never Heard of (Daily Beast)
  3. Baptists Come Together Despite Language Barriers (Amarillo Globe-News)
  4. Religious Right in Arizona Cheers Bill Allowing Businesses to Refuse to Serve Gays (New York Times)
  5. Court: No Reprieve for Notre Dame on Contraception Coverage Rule (Politco)
  6. Watch: Anti-Gay Evangelical Calls Protestors ‘Home-Fascists’ (Mother Jones)
  7. How U.S. Evangelicals Helped Create Russia’s Anti-Gay Movement (Mother Jones)

February 22, 2014

  1. Arizonia Lawmakers Pass Controversial Anti-Gay Bill (CNN)
  2. Coots’ Son Takes Over Kentucky Church, Continues to Handle Snakes (WBIR)
  3. Alcoholics Anonymous, Without the Religion (New York Times)
  4. New Port Richey Church Van Crash Kills Two Members (Tampa Bay Times)
  5. Former SBC Leader Warns of ‘Thriving Business’ Behind Gay Advocacy (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Jury Awards $2.3 Million in Pastor’s Wrongful Death (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Jamaica: Jamaica is Failing, But There is Hope, said Baptist President (Go-Jamaica)

February 21, 2014

  1. Study: 2 Million Scientists Identify as Evangelical (Christianity Today)
  2. Into the Academic Lion’s Den (Christianity Today)
  3. Fire at Abandoned Bowen Indian Baptist Church Called Arson (Tulsa World)
  4. Teens Injured in Mississippi Church Collapse (CNN)
  5. At 10, Facebook Making Major Ministry Impact (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Ronnie Floyd to be SBC President Nominee (Baptist Press)
  7. Page: Hopeful for SBC Cooperative Program Uptick (Biblical Recorder)
  8. Kazakhstan: Illegal Religious Organization Found in Aktobe: More Baptists at Fault? (Tengri News)
  9. Australia: Vatican Attacks Abuse Victims, Offered Payout to ‘Appear Concerned’ (The Australian)

February 20, 2014

  1. How Elevation Church, Pastor Furtick Produce ‘Spontaneous Baptisms’ (WCNC)
  2. Arizona Senate Passes Discrimation Bill (San Antonio Express News)
  3. Justice Coalition Fundraising Breakfast at First Baptist Jacksonville (Florida Times-Union)
  4. Rape Culture and Evangelical Culture Collide at ‘God’s Harvard’ (Salon)
  5. Updated Qualifications Weighed for SBC Messengers (Baptist Press)
  6. U.S. Baptist Church Group Amid Violence in Kiev (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Moore: Gay Marriage Issue Dominating (Baptist Press)
  8. SBC Leader Says Russia Isn’t Pro-Family, Despite Anti-gay Laws (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. North Korea: Australian Christian Missionary Arrested (Reuters)
  10. Vatican: Pope Francis Opens Critical Week for Catholic Church Reform (Huffington Post)

February 19, 2014

  1. Jesus Returns to Big Screen in Biblical Blockbuster ‘Son of God’ (ABC News)
  2. ‘Bible’ Producers Cast Satan out of Film After Obama Controversy (Today)
  3. TN Baptist Executive to Bring ‘Salvation Bell’ to Dyer County Courthouse (State Gazette)
  4. Baptists Urged to Wage Peace in War-torn African Nations (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. L.A. Catholic Church to Pay $13 Million to Settle 17 Sex Abuse Lawsuits (Christian Science Monitor)
  6. Catholic Confession’s Steep Price (Boston Globe)
  7. Nigeria: Islamic Militants Hack to Death, Murder 106 Christians (Christian Post)

February 18, 2014

  1. Science Group, Evangelicals Push New Collaboration (RNS)
  2. Union Univesity Student Charged with Killing Fiancee (Huntsville Times)
  3. Pharmacist Fired for Refusing to Sell Plan B Sues Walgreens (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Faith was ‘Right Stuff’ for Graduates of Test Pilot School (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Denmark: Jewish and Muslim Ritual Animal Slaughter Outlawed (Jerusalem Post)

February 17, 2014

  1. Paper in Baylor Journal Links Religion with Lower Intelligence (Digital Journal)
  2. Reality Show Snake-Handling Preacher Dies – of Snakebite (CNN)
  3. H. Beecher Hicks, Longtime Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, to Retire (Washington Post)
  4. Houston Church Considers Split from Presbyterian Group (Austin American-Statesman)
  5. U.K.: Church of England Rules Out Blessings for Gay Marriage (Reuters)
  6. Southern Evangelical Seminary Unveils Robot for Student Ethical Research (Christian Post)
  7. Christian Reviewers Praise the Lego Movie (Christian Post)
  8. Egypt: Did the Christian Crusasdes Spread a Deadly Virus? (ABC News)
  9. Africa: Christian Threats Force Muslim Convoy to Turn Back in CAR Exodus (Guardian)

February 15, 2014

  1. Evangelical Family Sues City Over Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone (Christian Post)
  2. Rich Investor Who Compared Criticism of Wealthy to Nazi Attacks on Jews, Declares the Rich Should Get More Votes (Money CNN)
  3. Evangelical Context May Contribute to Divorce, Says Baylor Sociologist (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Victim of Former Missionary’s Theft Loses Health, Wealth, But Keeps Sense of Humor (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. U.K.: That’s a Bible Story? Many in Britain Ignorant (Columbus Dispatch)
  6. Nigeria: Edo Baptist Conference 21st Annual Session Starts Today (Nigerian Observer)

February 14, 2014

  1. Evangelical Women Look Beyond Bible Study to New Causes (Washington Post)
  2. Two Churches, Different Financial Trajectories (Philly.com)
  3. Christian Right’s Liberty Council: Impeach Obama for Turning America ‘Into a Godless, Socialist Nation’ (Right Wing Watch)
  4. U.S. Senate Candidate Says He’ll Only Consider a Bill if it Fits ‘Judeo-Christian Biblical Principles’ (ThinkProgress)
  5. Bobby Jindal to Warn of ‘Silent War on Religion’ (Politico)
  6. How Creationism Hurts Christian Colleges – and Their Students (Daily Beast)
  7. Retired Lawyer, Part-time Pastor Killed After Package Sent to Home Explodes (CNN)
  8. Iowa Baptist Pastor Who ‘Read Bible Constantly’ Takes Own Life Behind Church Parsonage (Christian Post)
  9. Pastor of Baptist Congregation Charged with Beating Girlfriend at the Church (Boston Globe)
  10. Review: The Lego Movie’s Got Religion (Washington Post)
  11. Baylor Profs to Study Nature, Value of Faith (Associated Baptist Press)
  12. Past CBF Leader Praises SBC’s Racial Progress (Associated Baptist Press)
  13. Africa: A Christian-Muslim Crisis of Faith (Christian Science Monitor)

February 13, 2014

  1. Baptist Groups Cooperate for Greater Baptist Presence at United Nations (AL.com)
  2. Bob Jones University Fires Group that was Studying its Sexual-Abuse Policies (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  3. Kansas Bill Allowing Refusal of Service to Gay Couples Passes House (TIME)
  4. Roof Collapses at Charlotte Church (WCNC)
  5. CBF to Churches: Be Christ to Storm Victims (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Christian Oscars Take the Stage (Deseret News)
  7. This African Church Hopes to Spread Across America ‘like Starbucks’ (PRI)
  8. SNAP Asks Baptists Not to Appeal Abuse Verdict (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Furman Names First Female President (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Netherlands: Bankers Turn to God – by Law (Reuters)

February 12, 2014

  1. The Pope’s Catholic Problem (Chicago Tribune)
  2. ‘Hi Mom God Bless U’: Creators of Mystery Message Come Forward (CNN)
  3. Accommodation’s Big Flaw: The Dangers of Excusing Religion (Salon)
  4. Members of Virginia Congregation Worship in the Nude (UPI)
  5. More Protests Over Koch Gift to Catholic University of America (Washington Post)
  6. Brief Says Hobby Lobby Puts RFRA on Trial (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Middle East: Iranian Poet Executed for ‘Waging War on God’ (Al Jazeera)
  8. Israel: ‘Priceless’ Bronze Statue of Greek God Apollo Found in Gaza Strip (Guardian)

February 11, 2014

  1. Fewer People in Southern Baptist Churches (Gainesville Times, GA)
  2. Poll: Catholic Followers’ Beliefs at Odds with Vatican Doctrine (TIME)
  3. LDS Church, Others Weigh in on Utah Gay Marriage Ban (Herald Journal)
  4. Christian Rapper Receives Death Threats Over a Song (My Fox Houston)
  5. Georgia Baptist Pastor Supports Guns in Church (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Union University Names Texas Educator as New President (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Markers Will Highlight Black History at Two Baptist Institutions (ABP)
  8. Salt and Light Can Heal Addition, Says Preacher in Light of Actor’s Overdose Death (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Russia: Winter Olympics: Baptists Trek to Sochi to Share Their Faith (Biblical Recorder)
  10. Russia: Measles Epidemic Spreads Among Baptists (RIANovosti)
  11. Russia: A Return to Religion, but Not to Church (Pew Research)
  12. Israel: Domesticated Camels Came to Israel in 930 B.C., Centuries Later than Bible Says (National Geographic)

February 8, 2014

  1. For God and Country: Christian Athletes to Watch in Sochi (Christianity Today)
  2. Christian Pastors Mine Popular TV for Sermon Starters (Deseret News)
  3. Pat Robertson: Ken Ham Needs to Stop Interpreting Bible Literally (NewsMax)
  4. Inerrancy: Does it Matter? (Florida Baptist Witness)
  5. For Growing Numbers of Baptists, Pope Francis is Drawing Admiration (ABP)
  6. Bob Jones University Halts Abuse Probe (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. For Growing Numbers of Baptists, Pope Francis Drawing Admiration (ABP)
  8. Liberia: Liberian Seminary Ordered Closed (Associated Baptist Press)

February 7, 2014

  1. Obama: Freedom of Religion is National Security Issue (USA Today)
  2. Obama Stresses Religious Freedom at Prayer Breakfast (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Montana Catholic School Fires Unwed Pregnant Teacher (NY Daily News)
  4. Court Hears Challenge to Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Israel: Bill to Grant Christian Arabs Independent Status Raises Ire (Times of Israel)
  6. Vatican Defends Itself Against Child Abuse Report (Voice of America)

February 6, 2014

  1. Catholic Church ‘Systematically’ Protected Abusive Priests, U.N. Says (LA Times)
  2. British ex-Mormon Accuses Church Leader of Fraud (Kansas City Star)
  3. Facebook Read More Daily More than the Bible in the United States (TIME)
  4. Bill Nye: Bible Doesn’t Tell Earth’s True History (Washington Post)
  5. Christian Today Poll Says Bill Nye Won Debate with Ken Ham (Guardian)
  6. Michele Bachmann ‘Bible Written in English’ Coke Meme isn’t Real (Epoch Times)
  7. Evangelical Christians Have Higher Than Average Divorce Rates, According to a New Report (NewsWise)
  8. Kentucky Energy Cabinet Sues Louisville Church After TV Appearance (WHAS11)
  9. Idaho House Panel Keeps Anti-Gay, Religious Freedom Bill Alive (San Francisco Chronicle)
  10. Ministers Weigh Options Amidst Major Religious Decline (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Pastor: Baptists Must Support Moral Majority (Associated Baptist Press)
  12. Florida CP Drops Back to 1999 Levels (Florida Baptist Witness)
  13. Poland: Pope John Paul II Private Notes Published (British Broadcasting Corporation)
  14. Turkey: Satirical Site on Trial for Insulting Religion (Al-Monitor)

February 5, 2014

  1. Family Dispute Over MLK’s Bible, Noble in Fulton Court (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  2. Evolution-Creation Debate Unlikely to Change Minds (USA Today)
  3. Camel Archaeology Contradicts the Bible (Times of Israel)
  4. Muscle Shoals Youth Minister Arrested on Multiple Sex Abuse Charges (WHNT)
  5. New ERLC Head Narrows Legislative Agenda (Associated Baptist Press)

February 4, 2014

  1. Bible! Science! Who Will Win the Great Debate? (USA Today)
  2. Mississippi Tackles Perceived Christian Oppression with ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill (Raw Story)
  3. For Trinity Church Rector, a $3.6M Home (Boston Globe)
  4. Downtown Church Hosts Homeless at Super Bowl Bash (Spokesman Review, WA)
  5. Black and White Churches Find Fellowship Together (Orlando Sentinel)
  6. Money Chase, “Dark Money,” Leads to $1 Million N.C. State Senate Seat for Baptist Ethicist Chad Barefoot (WRAL)
  7. N.C. Senator Chad Barefoot Studied Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Baptist Press)
  8. Virginia Intermont Seeks Merger With Florida College, May Retain Baptist Ties (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. McAfee Prof Brings Baptist Insights to Iranian Talks (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Prominent CBF Pastor Diagnosed with Cancer (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Mediation of Missouri Baptist Lawsuits Fails (Associated Baptist Press)
  12. Jerusalem: Debunking Israel’s Imagined ‘Christian Awakening’ (Jerusalem Post)

February 3, 2014

  1. Amazon Plunges into Christian Publishing with Waterfall Imprint (National Public Radio)
  2. Wisconsin Christian College Changes ‘Crusaders’ Mascot to Adapt to Post-9/11 World (Christian Post)
  3. Montana Catholic Church Files for Bankruptcy Protection from Abuse Claims (Missoulian)
  4. Air Force Drops Evangelical Military Video from Course (Military.com)
  5. Churches Cancel, Move Services for Super Bowl Sunday (Christian Post)
  6. 3 Dead in Bradenton After Driver Backs into Church Group (Bradenton Herald)
  7. Ghana: Baptist Convention Inducts Executive President, Vice President and Denominational Board (Business Ghana)
  8. Nigeria: Africa’s Belfast, Where Christians and Muslims are Rigorously Segregated (Haaretz)
  9. Syria: Christians Ask Washington to End Support for Rebels (TIME)

January 31, 2014

  1. Godless Cities: Bible Lovers Debate Which City is Most Bible-Minded (TIME)
  2. Evangelicals Push GOP on Reform (Politico)
  3. Texas Charter School System’s Use of Creationist Textbooks Violates the Constitution, Americans United Says (Americans United)
  4. ‘Jerusalem, Florida’: The Holy Land Experience (CNN)
  5. Scholar Claims in Legal Brief that RFRA is Unconstitutional (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Mosque Opponents Appeal to Supreme Court (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Liberia: Baptists Prepare for 100th Annual Session (All Africa)

January 30, 2014

  1. Obama Approval in Tennessee Worst Among White, Evangelical Christians (The Tennessean)
  2. State of Union Draws Attention to U.S. Missionary Jailed in North Korea (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Kentucky Baptists Launch Campaign Against Casino Gambling (WDRB)
  4. Lancaster Bible College Opens Capital Seminary and Graduate School (Lancaster Online)
  5. Southern Baptist ERLC: Contraception Mandate Violates Companies’ Religious Freedom (Baptist Press)
  6. At Samford, Unexpected Snowfall Spurs Help for Stranded Students, Employees (Associated Baptist Press)

January 29, 2014

  1. ‘God Bless America’ in Presidential Speeches Has a Little-Known, Uncomfortable Beginning—Nixon (Huffington Post)
  2. The (non) Religious Vote: Cultivating the Nones (The Economist)
  3. Christian College Told Rape Victim that Attempting to Have Her Alleged Rapist Punished is Harrassment (Huffington Post)
  4. Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Collection to be Part of Smithsonian Exhibit (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Four Shot at NC Church; Boy, 12, Critically Wounded (ABC News)
  6. BWA Aims to Ovecome Barriers in Talks with Methodists (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Faith Leaders Oppose New Sanctions in Iran (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Church Input Sought for Compensation Survey (Baptist Press)
  9. Georgia: Government Diversifies Funding for Religion (EurasiaNet)
  10. Syria: Christian Community in Syria Could Cease to Exist if Civil War Continues (Washington Free Beacon)
  11. Vatican: Pope Francis’ Gentle Revolution: Inside Rolling Stone’s New Cover (Rolling Stone)
  12. Europe: ‘Pope and Mussolini’ Tells the ‘Secret History’ of Fascism and the Catholic Church (National Public Radio)

January 28, 2014

  1. Obama Administration to Appeal Clergy Tax Ruling (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Southern Baptist Leaders to Host Sex Summit (ABC News)
  3. Kansas Mulls Response to Uncertainty on Gay Marriage (Houston Chronicle)
  4. FBC of Pittsfield’s New Pastor She’s Where She Belongs (Berkshire Eagle)
  5. CBF General Assembly to Highlight Diversity, Top Exec Says (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Sparks Debate About Beginning, End of Life Issues (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Anti-Malaria Campaign has Virginia Baptists Casting Nets (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Ireland: Bible Ban Reversed: Newtownabbey Council Reinstates Comedy Play (Belfast Telegraph)

January 27, 2014

  1. Christian Organziations, Some Based in Colorado Springs, Regularly Revise Their Identities (Colorado Springs Gazette)
  2. Science Teacher Sued for Teaching Creationism, Calling Buddhist 6th Grader ‘Stupid’ (Opposing Views)
  3. Evangelicals are Winning the Gay-Marriage Fight – in Africa and Russia (National Journal)
  4. Catholics and Evangelical Christians Increase Cooperation in Advocating Pro-Life Awareness (Gospel Herald)
  5. Disney’s Frozen Might be the Most Christian Movie Lately (The Guardian)
  6. Charity Gets Win for Now Over Obamacare on Contraception (USA Today)
  7. U.K.: Tony Blair: Extremist Religion Will be the Defining Battle of 21st Century (The Telegraph)
  8. Ireland: Catholic Priests Accuse Education of Minister of ‘Undermining Religion’ (Independent)
  9. Vatican: Pope: Women Have a Place in Church, But Not in Priesthood (Albuquerque Journal)

January 24, 2014

  1. Controversial Maine ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Rejected by Legislative Committee (Bangor Daily News)
  2. These are the Most Godless Cities in America (TIME)
  3. Mormon Church Defends Utah Liquor Laws (Houston Chronicle)
  4. McAfee Makes Short List of High-Impact Seminaries (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Virginia AG Will Ask Court to Strike Gay Marriage Ban (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Marriage Defense Rises in Southern Baptist State Conventions (Baptist Press)
  7. Jesus Doesn’t Have Time For You, According to Christian Group’s Pamphlet (Christian Post)
  8. U.K.: Northern Ireland Christians Force Cancellation of Comedy Based on Bible (Guardian)

January 23, 2014

  1. Pentagon to Relax Rules on Personal Religious Wear – Including Beards, Turbans (NBC News)
  2. Six Surprising Changes to the Anti-Abortion March for Life (CNN)
  3. Christian Horror Film Aims to Open Eyes (Orlando Sentinel)
  4. Orlando Plans to Condemn Church to Make Way for MLS Soccer Stadium (Orlando Sentinel)
  5. Chicago Catholic Church Hid Decades of Child Sex Abuse (WBEZ)
  6. Wealth: A Few Control Almost All of it (Money)
  7. Lawyer: Abuse Verdict a Possible Game-Changer (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Israel: 1,500-year-old Church, Elaborate Mosaic Found (The Times of Israel)

January 22, 2014

  1. Controversial Arizona Bill to Expand Religious Protections Advances (USA Today)
  2. The Imago Dei Campaign: Evangelical Groups Say Gays Made in God’s Image (TIME)
  3. New President Named by American Bible Society (Biblical Recorder)
  4. New Documents Detail Chicago Priest Sex Abuse (Chicago Tribune)
  5. Baptist Leads U.S. Academic Delegation to Iran (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Florida Baptist Convention Vows to Appeal $12.5 Million Jury Award in Sex-Molestation Case (Orlando Sentinel)
  7. Florida Baptists to Appeal Abuse Award (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Florida Convention to Appeal Jury Judgement (Baptist Press)
  9. Richard Shahan Released on Bond (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Sri Lanka: Two Dozen People, Including 8 Buddhist Monks, Attacked Christian Churches in Sri Lanka (Global Dispatch)
  11. Central African Republic: Church Offers Protection to 700 Muslims Fleeing Christian Militia (Christian Post)
  12. Haiti: An Artist Fights to Preserve the Vodou Religion (Public Radio International)

January 21, 2014

  1. Hundreds Gather to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church (AJC)
  2. Ebenezer’s Pastor Pushes for Return to King’s Values in New Book (Creative Loafing Atlanta)
  3. Atlanta Celebrates Legacy of Dr. King (WSBTV)
  4. Pennsylvnia Churches Mark King’s Legacy With Call to Action (Herald Mail Media)
  5. How Race and Religion Have Polarized American Voters (Washington Post)
  6. Maryland Pastor to Launch Monthly Dog-Friendly Church Services (Christian Post)
  7. Court to Hear Final Appeal Filed by Christian Group Removed from Arab-American Festival (Detroit Free Press)
  8. Flower Mound Mayor’s ‘Year of the Bible’ Proclamation Motivates Some to Action (Dallas Morning News)
  9. Email to Pastors Praises GOP Chairman’s Pro-Life Stand (Christian Broadcasting Network)
  10. Evidence of Biological Basis for Religion in Human Evolution (Science World Report)
  11. Tomb of Ancient Egypt’s Beer Maker to Gods of the Dead Discovered (CNN)

January 20, 2014

  1. Evangelical Leaders, Mormons Unite in Message of Faith (Deseret News)
  2. Focus on the Family Charts New Evangelical Waters in Documentary Films (Denver Post)
  3. Humanity is Becoming Increasingly Less Violent, with One Exception – Religious Violence (San Diego Free Press)
  4. The Greatest MLK Speeches You Never Heard (CNN)
  5. Historic Annapolis Church Recalls Civil Rights Era (Capital Gazette)

January 18, 2014

  1. Focus on Family President Admits Medical Marijuana Has Benefits (Huffington Post)
  2. Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Councilman to Stone Her to Death (Fox 33)
  3. University Removes Bibles from Guest Rooms Following Complaints (University Herald)
  4. Stanford Students Study Religion Through Campus Artifacts (Stanford News)
  5. Study: Does Religion Turn Weak Groups Violent? (Phys.org)
  6. UN Slams Vatican for ‘Efforts to Cover Up’ Pedophile Priest Scandal (NBC News)
  7. Riveting Theater in Geneva; the Pope’s Rabbi on Jewish/Catholic Relations (National Catholic Reporter)
  8. Longtime Missions Prof Bryant Hicks Dies (Associated Bapist Press)
  9. Huckabee Endorses NC Pastor for Senate (Associated Baptist Press)

January 17, 2014

  1. Feds to Curtail Profiling, Barring Investigations Based on Religion, Ancestory (NBC News)
  2. Christian Rock, Southern Style (San Antonio Express)
  3. Scam Artist Uses Christian Dating Site to Woo San Jose Victim (San Jose Mercury News)
  4. Pastor Says Obama Presidency Prophesied (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. The Evangelical Campaign Against Birth Control is Really About Obama (Salon)
  6. Baptist Chaplain Sees Spiritual Lessons in 100k Race (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Former Southern Baptist Pastor, Mike Huckabee, Might Run for President (Florida Baptist Witness)
  8. Missouri Baptists fo File Suit Over Governor’s Order on Gay Marriage Tax Filing (Word and Way)
  9. Egypt: Christian Minority Rally Behind Charter (ABC News)

January 16, 2014

  1. Auburn Baptists Plan to Make Good on Mission Trip Bet After Auburn’s Loss to Florida State (AL.Com)
  2. Atheist Fighting to Remove Bible from Florida City Council Chamber (Fox News)
  3. Conservative Christian NC Senate Candidate Claims Food Stamps are ‘Slavery’ (Mother Jones)
  4. Catholic Archdiocese Releasing Documents on Priest Sex Abuse (Chicago Sun-Times)
  5. LDS Church Working on Online Topics Project (Herald Online)
  6. How the Mormon Document ‘The Family’ Informs Church Positions on Same-Sex Marriage (Slate)
  7. Oklahoma Baptist Leader Blasts Gay Marriage Ruling (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. SBC Leader Says Abortion Affects Local Church (Associated Baptist Press)

January 15, 2014

  1. Religious Hostilities Reach Six-Year High (Pew Forum)
  2. ‘Spiritual but Not Religious:’ A Misunderstood Voting Bloc (The Atlantic)
  3. Columbus, Ga. Baptist Preacher Accuses City Government of Using ‘Slave Labor’ (Ledger Enquirer)
  4. Church Gives Members $83k to Pay it Forward (WISHTV)
  5. Study: ’16 and Pregnant,’ ‘Teen Mom’ Led to Fewer Teen Births (CNN)
  6. Questions Linger About Suicide at Raleigh Church (WRAL)
  7. Ouachita Lands Former Auburn Quarterback (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Kazakhstan: Baptists Refuse to Pay Fine (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. U.K.: London-Based Dating Site Uses Risqué ‘Christians Make Better Lovers’ Slogan to Attract Singles (Christian Post)

January 14, 2014

  1. The Church Bathroom that Stood as a Monument to a Segregated Past (NPR)
  2. Bladen Baptists Mobilize Against Alcohol Sales (Fayetteville Observer)
  3. Pope Appoints Cardinals to Reflect Church’s Diversity (Voice of America)
  4. Pope Tells Moms Its OK to Breastfeed in Church (CNN)
  5. Eighty Percent of Congregation Quits After Indiana Church Forces Out Gay Choir Director (Raw Story)
  6. Pastor Holds One Minute Church Service in Order to Make 49ers Kickoff (Deadspin)
  7. Churches, CBF Respond to NC Collegiate Ministry Shifts (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Gus Reyes to Direct Texas Baptist CLC (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Florida Baptist Newspaper Names Editor (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. The New Age of Christian Martyrdom (Daily Beast)
  11. Afghanistan: Atheist Man  Granted Asylum in UK to Protect Him from ‘Religious’ Persecution (Telegraph)

January 13, 2014

  1. A Black Church’s Dilemma: Preserve a Building, Or Our Identity? (WJCT)
  2. Tony Campolo is Shutting Down his 40-Year-Old-Organization (Tulsa World)
  3. Movie About Late Christian Singer Rich Mullins Debuts in Wichita (Wichita Eagle)
  4. 92% of Americans Own a Bible, But Only 16% Read it Daily (CrossMap)
  5. Megachurch Gives $1 Million for Bible Translation Project (Christian Post)
  6. Lose Weight Now, Ask the Bible  How (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. SNAP Urges Baptists to Speak Out on Abuse (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. China: Nine-hour Fire Guts Ancient Buddhist Town (Times of India)

January 10, 2014

  1. Unbuckling the Bible Belt: “Nashville” and the Nones (Religion Dispatches)
  2. Tacoma Church Becomes University’s Arts Center (Herald Net)
  3. Christian School Teacher Fired After Deciding to Live 2014 as an Atheist (KTLA5)
  4. Winter Jam Reflects Christian Music’s Evolving Artistry (Tampa Bay Times)
  5. Religion and Culture Continue to Merge in Popular Media (Deseret News)
  6. Supreme Court Sets Date for Hobby Lobby Hearing (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Missouri Baptists Sue State Over Gay Marriage Order (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Israel: Eligibility for State-Funded Abortions Expands (Baptist Press)

January 8, 2014

  1. Richmond’s Acts of Faith Festival Brings Spirituality, Stage Together (Washington Post)
  2. What Happens When Schools Cut Denominational Ties (Christianity Today)
  3. Faith-Health Initiative Gets $477,499 Grant (Winston-Salem Journal)
  4. Lawyer: Teacher Tells Student “Jesus Not Allowed in School” (NBC Southern California)
  5. Bill de Blasio, New York’s New ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Mayor (Religion News Service)
  6. Satanists Unveil Design for Oklahoma Statehouse Statue (CNN)
  7. Sunday Assembly: A Church for the Godless Picks Up Steam (Natioanl Public Radio)
  8. First African-American Tapped as Virginia WMU Exeuctive (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Pioneering African-American Texas Baptist Dies (Baptist Standard)
  10. First Baptist Dallas Pastor: Obama Opening Door to Antichrist (Associated Baptist Press)

January 7, 2014

  1. Supreme Court Puts Gay Marriages in Utah on Hold (Los Angeles Times)
  2. Interim Pastor Supports Arrested Minister (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Diocese Prepares Strategic Plan to Save Catholic Education as Schools Brace for Shake-Up (Buffalo News)
  4. LifeWay Re-launches True Love Waits (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Egypt: Security Tight as Christians Mark Christmas (Business Week)
  6. Israel: Study Says Most Israelies Have a Bible, but Never Open It (Israel Today)

January 6, 2014

  1. Evangelicals Find Themselves in the Midst of a Calvinist Revival (NY Times)
  2. Faith Groups Spread Word on Health Care (Pittsburg Post-Gazette)
  3. Pope Francis Calls for Catholic Church to Re-Think on Gay Parents (Huffington Post)
  4. After a Schism, a Question: Can Atheist Churches Last? (CNN)
  5. Service Goes on After Car Crashes into York Church (York Daily Record)
  6. Egypt: President Makes Rare Visit to Coptic Pope (Washington Post)
  7. India: Pre-Marital Sex Immoral, No Religion Allows it, Says Judge (Hindustantimes)

January 4, 2014

  1. Three Things Big Data Tells Us About How People Use the Bible (RNS)
  2. Breast-feeding is on the Rise, But in Church It’s Still an Issue (USA Today)
  3. In Jahi McMath Saga, Science and Religion Clash (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Digital Devices or Digital Distractions (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Exec Resigns to Head Leadership Group (Associated Baptist Press)

January 3, 2014

  1. Prison Ministry Leader Named Baptist of the Year (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
  2. United Nations too Christian, Claims Report (The Guardian)
  3. Michigan Resolution Would Urge Congress to Keep ‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance (Michigan Live)
  4. Leading Scholar of Science and Religion Passes Away (Huffington Post)
  5. CBF Churches Scrimmage Over BCS Game (Associated Baptist Press)

January 2, 2014

  1. Church Celebrates Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary (WBIR)
  2. Black Churches Usher in New Year with Prayer, Thanksgiving (Milwaukee Journal-Sent)
  3. Church on the Go Helps Company Grow (USA Today)
  4. Sotomayor Delays Birth Control Mandate for Some Religion-Affiliated Groups (PBS)
  5. Mayor Declares 2014 the ‘Year of the Bible’ in Texas City (Fox News)
  6. Siere Leone: First-Ever Krio Bible Makes Impact (Voice of America)
  7. Malaysia: Muslim Authority Raids Bible Society, Detains Officers (Malaysia- Chronicle)
  8. Personality-Driven Leadership, Evangelicalism, and the NFL (Patheos)
  9. Top Religion Newsmakers, Game-Changers and Prophets of 2013 (Huffington Post)

January 1, 2014

  1. Elusive Biblical Blue Dye Found, Isreali Reseacher Says (CBS News)
  2. ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Advises Men to Marry 15-Year-Old Girls (Huffington Post)
  3. Republicans’ Belief in Evolution Plummets (CBS News)
  4. Champion Baptist College in the Spotlight After 104-point Loss to Southern (Sporting News)
  5. Boy Scouts Christian Alternative Launches With 500 Troops (Washington Post)
  6. U.N. Human Rights Council Fails to Protect Religious Freedom (Religion News Service)
  7. 2013: The Year in Deaths (Associated Baptist Press)

December 31, 2013

  1. Claremont Church Nativity Scene Replaces Jesus with Trayvon Martin (LA Times)
  2. Ellen Davis Unearths an Agrarian View of the Bible (News & Observer)
  3. Can Muslim Lands Learn to Tolerate Christianity? (Washington Post)
  4. Church Fighting to Keep ‘Support our Troops’ Billboard Up (KTXL40)
  5. Church Signs Roll the Dice Getting Hip with Quips (Colorado Gazette)
  6. 2013: The Year in Baptist News (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Australia: Almost Five Million Say They Have No Religious Beliefs (Herald Sun)
  8. Uganda: Activists Blame Group of U.S. Evangelicals (CNN)
  9. Stan Coffey, Founding SBTC President, Dies (Baptist Press)

December 28, 2013

  1. Indiana Church Lives its Faith by Being a Good Neighbor (USA Today)
  2. Respect for Clergy Drops, But Among Republicans, Not so Much (Salt Lake Tribune)
  3. Houston Baptist University Wins Ruling Against Birth Control Mandate (Houston Chronicle)
  4. A&E: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Resuming ‘with the entire Robertson family’ (CNN)
  5. Hollywood Turns to the Bible in Search of Hits (ABC News)
  6. Evangelicals Finding it’s a Challenging Time for Christian Adoption Movement (Alliance Review)
  7. Study Says Race Perception Widening Gap (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Former Alabama Baptist Leader Earl Potts, Moderate Defender of Samford University, Dies (Birmingham News)
  9. Israel: Israel’s Christian Awakening (Wall Street Journal)
  10. Israel: Push to Recruit Israel’s Arab Christians in the Military Splits the Community (Fox News)
  11. Republic of Georgia: Baptists Host Interfaith Christmas (Associated Baptist Press)

December 27, 2013

  1. World’s Third Oldest-Bible Displayed at Smithsonian (National Geographic)
  2. Worshippers From Many Backgrounds Gather at Albemarle’s Africa Lighthouse Baptist Temple (Richmond Times Dispatch)
  3. Arab-Christian Church Reaches Out in Lake City (Seattle Times)
  4. Coin Collection Reflects Church’s Congregation (Harker Heights Herald)
  5. Mount Olive College to Become University of Mount Olive (New Buern Sun Journal)
  6. OBU Plans New Football Stadium (Arkansas Online)
  7. A Christian Musician With More Questions Than Answers (National Public Radio)
  8. Where Are the People? (American Scholar)
  9. Iraq: Bombs Targeting Christians Kill Dozens in Baghdad (The Guardian)
  10. Hispanic Tapped as CBF Florida Coordinator (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Injunction Granted in SBC Health Care Case (Associated Baptist Press)

December 26, 2013

  1. West Bank: A Rare Bond in Bethlehem Gets Ancient Church Restored (USA Today)
  2. Southern Baptist Leader Disputes Duck Dynasty Patriarch’s Race Remarks (KOAA)
  3. Poll: Pope’s Approval Rating Sky-High (CNN)
  4. Atheists: Work With us for Peace, Pope Says on Christmas (New York Times)
  5. Pastor Leads a New Brand of Church For ‘Sinners and Saints’ (National Public Radio)
  6. Zimbabwe: He Dropped His Gun and Picked up a Bible (Nehanda Radio)

December 24, 2013

  1. Little Town of Bethlehem Wants its Tourists, Christian Residents to Come Back (Washington Post)
  2. What Exactly is Hipster Christianity? (National Public Radio)
  3. How do You Design a Building When Your Client is God? (CNN)
  4. Church Ceiling Collapses During Service; All Escape Injury (NBC4 Washington)
  5. What the Middle East Would be Like Without Christians (Christian Science Monitor)
  6. Pakistan’s Persecuted Christians (New York Times)

December 23, 2013

  1. Is the Bible Infallible? The Southern Baptist Theologian Who Said No, and Why (Birmingham News)
  2. Karen Baptists: Hundreds of Years in the Making for Utica (Utica Observer-Dispatch)
  3. Christmas a Commercial Holiday, Not Holy Day, for Many (USA Today)
  4. Poll Finds U.S. Belief in God Down, Belief in Theory of Evolution Up (UPI)
  5. During Religious Season, Nonbelievers Assert Right to Celebrate (New York Times)
  6. Cedarville University ‘Faculty Shakeup’ Appears to Indicate Conservative Southern Baptist Future (Huffington Post)
  7. Summit Church Sells $1.5M Retail Center (Orlando Sentinel)
  8. The Politics of Who Watches Duck Dynasty: Show Popular Among Republicans and Evangelical Christians (Birmingham News)
  9. Injunction Granted in Oklahoma Birth Control Lawsuit (Durant Democrat)
  10. Utah’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstititional, Judge Rules (Washington Post)
  11. Uganda: Parliament Passes Anti-Gay Bill that Includes Life in Prison (CNN)

December 21, 2013

  1. Westboro Baptists Support ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson (Huffington Post)
  2. ‘Duck Dynasty’ Stands by Suspended Patriarch (CNN)
  3. ‘Duck Dynasty’ Phil Robertson’s Other Outrageous Quotes from GQ Interview (ABC News)
  4. Is ‘Duck Dynasty’ the Next SBC Cause? (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Does Phil Robertson Get the Bible Wrong? (CNN)
  6. Critics: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star No Role Model (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Pastors for Texas Children Advocate for Public Schools (Baptist Standard)
  8. Pope Francis Newsmaker of the Year for Religion Writers (Columbus Dispatch)
  9. Paul Ryan Finds God (BuzzFeed)
  10. President of a Catholic University Eliminates Abortion Coverage, Faculty Overrules (National Review Online)
  11. U.K.: Supreme Court: Religion Does Not Require God (First Things)
  12. Israel: Christian Group Plans 100-Foot-Tall Jesus Statue in Muslim-Dominated Nazareth (Fox News)

December 20, 2013

  1. Journalists Face ‘Religious Straitjackets’ in Half of all Countries (RNS)
  2. Nearly Half of Americans Do Not Believe in God ‘With Certainty’ (Liberty Voice)
  3. Survey: Women More Likely to Believe God is Male (Christian Post)
  4. Pa. Pastor Defrocked After Performing Gay Wedding (ABC News)
  5. Christmas Book Pulled from Schools for Saying Jesus Was White, Teaching Religion (NY Daily News)
  6. What Catholic Hospital Expansion Means for Women (MSNBC)
  7. Gushee to Work With CBF on Advocacy (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Republicans Rally Behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star (USA Today)
  9. Southern Baptist Leaders Back ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star (Associated Baptist Press)

December 19, 2013

  1. Baptist University in Wisconsin to Drop ‘Crusader’ Mascot (Wisconsin State Journal)
  2. Leadership Changes at Cedarville University Point to Conservative Direction (RNS)
  3. In Francis’ First Year, A ‘Radical Pope’ Seeks to Save His Church (NPR)
  4. Charts: Catholic Hospitals Don’t Do Much for the Poor (Mother Jones)
  5. U.K.: Prince Charles ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Plight of Christians in Middle East (Guardian)
  6. ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Suspended for Anti-Gay Remarks (CNN)
  7. Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster Sets Up at Florida Capitol (Orlando Sentinel)
  8. Big Year Ahead for Religious Liberty, BJC (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Smithwick Out at Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home (Associated Baptist Press)

December 18, 2013

  1. NBC Greenlights ‘The Bible’ Sequel (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. Pope Francis, a New Messenger for the Catholic Church (ABC News)
  3. Mormon Church Explains Polygamy in Early Days (ABC News)
  4. Huckabee Post Joins with Christian Media (Politico)
  5. Trailer Stolen from Athens Baptist Association (Online Athens)
  6. New Job Overcomes ex-Muslim Controversy (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Africa: Christian Militiamen Train in Central African Republic (Baltimore Sun)
  8. Africa: Muslims, Christian Unite Amid Bangui Religious Violence (France 24)

December 17, 2013

  1. For Artifacts from Closed Churches, an Afterlife on Staten Island (New York Times)
  2. New Orleans Baptist Seminary, Leavell College Graduate 254 (Times-Picayune)
  3. Ten Commandments Monument May be Joined by Monkey God and Satanic Tribute at Oklahoma Capitol (CBS News)
  4. Five Philadelphia Priests Removed in Sex Scandal (Huffington Post)
  5. H.S.U. Grad Overcomes the Limits of Cerebral Palsy (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Minister Held in Wife’s Death Leaving U.S. (Associated Baptist Press)

December 16, 2013

  1. Fort Worth Seminary Stained-Glass Windows Honor Leaders of ‘Conservative Resurgence’ (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  2. Call Jesus (or Santa) White? Expect a Big Fight (CNN)
  3. Go Tell it, Clearly and Simply, Experts Say (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Kansas-Nebraska Baptists Overcoming Isolation (Baptist Press)
  5. Iraq: ‘Christians are Finished Here’ (Telegraph)
  6. Turkey: 1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home (Jewish Press)

December 13, 2013

  1. Religion, Historic Label Collide at Florida Temple (ABC News)
  2. Evangelical Pastor Continues 40-Day Immigration Fast as House Sets to Leave (NBC Latino)
  3. Lilly Grants Address Ministers’ Finances (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Paper Filed in Glorieta Lawsuit (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Africa: Religious Violence in CAR Plagues ‘Most Abandoned People on Earth’ (CNN)
  6. Macedonia: Orthodox Church Lifts Facebook Ban (ABC News)

December 12, 2013

  1. William Hull, Scholar, Author, Dies at 83 (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. William Hull, Scholar, BH&HS Author, Dies at 83 (Baptist History and Heritage Society)
  3. Oklahoma Lawyers Push for ‘Merry Christmas’ Bills to Reintroduce Religion in Public Schools (Think Progress)
  4. ‘Merry Christmas’ Law Helps El Paso School Districts (KFOX)
  5. Christian Radio Host Dobson Sues Over Health Care (ABC News)
  6. Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year (Washington Post)
  7. Prayers for Billy Graham Requested as Christian Leader Weakens (Huffington Post)
  8. Is Mark Driscoll Getting Away With Plagiarism? (Slate)
  9. Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $300k from Missouri Church (KSDK)
  10. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn Support Bible-Quoting High School Cheerleaders (Raw Story)
  11. Clergy Reissue Call for Background Checks (Associated Baptist Press)
  12. Clergy Hopeful About ‘Daniel Plan’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  13. Interim Sunrise President Appointed (Baptist Press)
  14. U.K.: Scientology is a Religion, Rules Supreme Court (Telegraph)

December 11, 2013

  1. Johannesburg: Obama Eulogizes Mandela as ‘Great Liberator’ (WBIR)
  2. Johannesburg: Barack Obama’s Speech in Full (CNN)
  3. Albany Baptist Church Sets Mandela Memorial Event for Sunday (Times Union)
  4. No Paychecks for Arkansas Baptist College Faculty Since November (THV11)
  5. Colorado Springs Bible College Hopes to Be a Blessing to Woodland Park (Gazette)
  6. Son of Megachurch Pastor Joel Hunter Dead of Apparent Suicide (Orlando Sentinel)
  7. Baptist Hospital Exits Church Consulting (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Church Rehabs Home for Ministry Outreach (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Africa: Religion is Not the Real Issue in Central African Republic’s Conflict (PRI)
  10. Ireland: Irish Catholic Watchdog Issues Child Abuse Report (ABC News)

December 10, 2013

  1. Massive Crowds Expected at the Stadium for Mandela (USA Today)
  2. Carter: Mandela Belongs Next to MLK, Gandhi and Mother Teresa (NBC News)
  3. Mandela Prayers: ‘We Will See Him Again in Heaven’ (Telegraph)
  4. Nelson Mandela Worth Commending Despite Ideological Differences, Say Evangelical and Conservative Christians (Christian Post)
  5. Ted Cruz, Newt Gringrich Defend Mandela Against GOP Critics (ABC News)
  6. Culture Wars: Holiday Struggle Over Public Spaces Still Very Much Alive (Christian Science Monitor)
  7. Evangelicals Compete for Far Right (Des Moines Register)
  8. Satanists Want Statute Next to 10 Commandments (CNN)
  9. Adaptive Reuse: Old Churches Remodeled into Homes, Offices, Nightclubs (CNN)
  10. Historic Tremont Temple Baptist in Georgia Denied Demolition Approval (Macon Telegraph)
  11. Duck the Halls With ‘Duck Dynasty’ Gals (CNN)
  12. Why the Christian Right is so Excited About 2014 (Salon)
  13. Boehner Urges GOP to Support Gay Candidates; Christian Political Leader Says Divide ‘Distracting’ (Christian Post)
  14. Oldest Human DNA Found in Spain (CNN)
  15. Mormon Church Traces Black Priesthood Ban to Brigham Young (Salt Lake Tribune)
  16. Against Vatican Orders, Catholic Women Ordained Priests and Deacons in Kentucky (USA Today)
  17. U.K.: People Should be Familiar with the Bible, Says Dawkins (Christian Today)
  18. U.K.: Child Abuse Victims Walk Out of Hearing After Lawyer Quotes Bible (Guardian)
  19. New Zealand: Census: Religion and Smoking Down (Dominion Post)
  20. CBF Leaders Join ‘Wave of Prayer’ for Poverty (Associated Baptist Press)
  21. Hawaii Baptists Stand for Biblical Marriage (Baptist Press)

December 9, 2013

  1. South Africa: Mandela is Prayed for, Celebrated at South African Church (LA Times)
  2. World Evangelical Alliance Pays Tributte to Nelson Mandela (CrossMap)
  3. Ted Cruz Slammed for Mandela Tribute on Facebook (MSNBC)
  4. ‘He Was a No-Good, Murduring Communist’: Ted Cruz Supporters Last Out at Senator for Praising Mandela (Christian Post)
  5. Ted Cruz Explains Evangelical Minister Dad’s Fidel Castro Comment (Politico)
  6. Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Reemerges in Portland, Maine to Take on Legalized Recreational Marijana (Mail Online)
  7. Baptist Church, Parents of Kendrick Johnson to Take Fight to Georgia Capitol (WSBTV)
  8. Colorado Judge Orders Christian Baker to Bake Gay Wedding Cake (Christian Science Monitor)
  9. Christian Apps Sending User Data to Trackers, Advertisers (GMA News Online)
  10. Gay Catholic Teacher Fired for Wedding Plans (ABC News)
  11. Australia: Catholic Church’s Towards Healing Scheme in Spotlight at Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse (Australian Broadcasting Network)

December 7, 2013

  1. Baptists Admire, Mourn Mandela (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Evangelical Financial Group’s Report Shows Rise in Charitable Giving (Christian Post)
  3. Church Thieves Pull 18 Break-ins in a Month (Columbus Dispatch, Ohio)
  4. Freedom From Religion Group Puts up Banner at Capitol (Palm Beach Post, Florida)
  5. Church-State Battle Envelops School Choirs (Daily Inter Lake, Montana)
  6. Calvinists Plan Student Missions Confab (Associated Baptist Press)

December 6, 2013

  1. Nelson Mandela Dead: Obama Calls Him ‘Influential, Courageous and Profoundly Good’ (Chicago Tribune)
  2. Nelson Mandela, South African Icon of Peaceful Resistance, Dies at 95 (Alabama Baptist)
  3. Evangelicals: Pray for Boehner on Immigration Reform (CNN)
  4. ‘Christmas Guide’ Ranks Companies Based on Their Respect for Bible-Based Values (The Blaze)
  5. Study: Three-Quarters of American Donations go to Religion (Salon)
  6. For an Ex-Christian Rocker, Faith Lost is a Following Gained (National Public Radio)
  7. Catholic Hospital’s Religious Rules Led to Negligent Care in Miscarriage, ACLU Says (NBC News)
  8. Arkansas Baptists Oppose Medical Pot (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Baptists Celebrate Judsons in Burma (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. U.K.: Christian Care Worker Who Did Not Work on Sundays Loses Legal Fight (Guardian)
  11. Central African Republic: Christian Vigilantes Disembowl Pregnant Muslim and Kill 10 Children (International Business Times)
  12. Vatican: Pope Francis Sets up Vatican Task Force to Tackle Sex Abuse of Children (Telegraph)
  13. Ireland: Catholic Counselling for Gay Students? Banned! (Telegraph)

December 5, 2013

  1. Study Says the Grand Canyon Will Make You Believe in God (Huffingon Post)
  2. Proposed Ohio Bill Would Protect Expressions of Religion (Columbus Dispatch)
  3. Georgia Evangelicals Pressure Congress to Pass Immigration Bill (GPT)
  4. What’s Sen. Mark Pryor Doing With Bible in New Campaign Ad? (CSM)
  5. A Passion to Serve Liberian Baptists (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Prof Cites Human-Rights Violations at Border (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Church Settles Lightning-Death Lawsuit (Associated Baptist Press)

December 4, 2013

  1. Conservative Christian Group Accuses Bonner Springs School of Free Speech Violation (Kansas City Star)
  2. Historian: Crisis of Authority Explains ‘Intellectual Civil War Within Evangelicalism’ (Christian Post)
  3. Zion Baptist Begins Tearing Down Full Block of Slum Housing in Brunswick (Brunswick Times, GA)
  4. First Baptist Thomaston Bell Tower Dedicated (Thomaston Times, GA)
  5. Fatal Ocean City Church Fire Started by Man Who Set Self Ablaze (NBC Washington)
  6. Ergun Caner to Lead Ga. Baptist College (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Arkansas Baptists Address Medical Marijuana Push (Baptist Press)
  8. U.K.: Rare Bible From 1589, Stolen from St. Mary’s, Trefriw (BBC)

December 3, 2013

  1. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Obamacare by Christian University (CSM)
  2. High Court Ends Liberty University Lawsuit Over ObamaCare (Fox News)
  3. Contraceptive Case Raises Religious Liberty Issues (Politico)
  4. Court: Mormon Church, Members Not Liable in Teen Girl’s Injury (KBOI, Idaho)
  5. ‘Tips for Jesus’ Shows Outrageous Christian Generosity (Huffington Post)
  6. Vatican and Bodleian Libraries Launch Online Archive of Ancient Religious Texts (The Guardian)
  7. American Baptists Urge Closing of Gitmo (Baptist Standard)

December 2, 2013

  1. Jerusalem: How Did the Bible Spread? Exhibit Traces Remarkable Journey (CSM)
  2. Santorum: Religious Rights of Your Boss are More Important Than Your Reproductive Rights (Opposing Views)
  3. Roman Catholic Cardinal Dolan Affirms Church’s Opposition to ObamaCare, Warns of Backlash (Fox News)
  4. Croatia: Gay Marriage Banned in a Victory for Catholic-backed Conservatives (NY Daily News)
  5. Paul Crouch Dies at 79; Founded Trinity Broadcasting Network (LA Times)

November 30, 2013

  1. ‘Duck Dynasty’ Inspires PA Church to Go ‘Camo’ (Philly.Com)
  2. Christian Lives Coast to Coast in ‘American Jesus’ (USA Today)
  3. Presbyterian Church’s un-Calvinistic Design Lifts Souls (Salt Lake Tribune)
  4. U.K.: Miliband Urges Christians to Engage with Politics (Christian Today)
  5. U.K.: Church of England Proposes ‘Blessings’ for Gay Marriages (Reuters)

November 28, 2013

  1. Christian Rescue Missions Set to Feed Thousands of Poor, Homeless for Thanksgiving (Christian Post)
  2. Turning to the Bible for Weight Loss with the Daniel Diet (ABC News)
  3. First Baptist Church Jacksonville Eliminates 47 Positions (Florida Times Union)
  4. Gun Lobbyist Claims Guns Were in the Bible and God is ‘Judging’ Unarmed Americans (Ray Story)
  5. Christian School Backs off Threat of Expulsion to Bullied African-American Girl (Raw Story)
  6. Burning Man Ran into Church Building, Causing Fire, Killing Self and Pastor (ABC News)
  7. Drilling for Oil, Based on the Bible: Do Oil and Religion Mix? (National Public Radio)
  8. Southern Baptist Leadership Unconcerned About Clergy Abuse of Tax Break (Forbes)
  9. CBF Leader: Advocacy Can Unite Baptists (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Bible Belt Baptists Can Learn from Baptist Minorities Overseas (Baptist Standard)

November 27, 2013

  1. Christian Militia Claims ‘Authority’ to Shoot and Kill Obama (Raw Story)
  2. Justices Will Hear Contraception Challenge to Obamacare (USA Today)
  3. Supreme Court to Hear Hobby Lobby Suit (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Pope: We Must Change (CNN)
  5. Pope Lays Out His Vision for an Evangelical Church (Catholic News Service)
  6. Evangelical Leader Tops in Iowa GOP Field in U.S. Senate Race (Press-Citizen)
  7. Bars Beside Churches? Pastors Rip Richland County Plan (The State, SC)
  8. 10,000-Year-Old House, Other Ancient Finds Unearthed in Israel (CNN)
  9. Hearing Held in Glorieta Lawsuit (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Gay Couple Fined 1 Cent for Trespassing (Associated Baptist Press)

November 26, 2013

  1. 1993 Religious Freedom Act at Heart of Contraception Case (Los Angeles Times)
  2. Apollo 1 Bible Collection Taken to Moon Sells for $130,000 (Mail Online)
  3. Evangelical Scholar Reflects on Role of Faith in Public Life (State Journal Register)
  4. Utah Dignitaries Spread the Word, Hold Public Bible Reading (Salt Lake Tribune)
  5. No ‘Francis Effect’ for American Catholics (TIME Magazine)
  6. World Religious Leaders Urged to Fight Climate Change (Huffington Post)
  7. Dan Ariail, Longtime Pastor to President Carter, Dead at 75 (Baptists Today)
  8. Court Strikes Down Clergy Tax Break (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Calvinism: Mohler, Hankins Hold ‘Conversation’ (Baptist Press)
  10. Fire Destroys First Baptist Cottondale (Florida Baptist Witness)

November 25, 2013

  1. Judge Declares Tax Exclusion for Clergy Housing Payments Unconstitutional (Forbes)
  2. Vatican Displays Bones Reportedly Belonging to St. Peter, First Pope (Washington Post)
  3. Evagelical Leaders Protest Race in Sentencing (Baptist Standard)
  4. Evolution Debate Again Engulfs Texas Board of Education (USA Today)
  5. Christian Journal Posts Apology for Controversial Essay (Boston Globe)
  6. Mormon Women Asked to Wear Pants in Church (Houston Chronicle)
  7. C. S. Lewis ‘Claimed by Everyone’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. New Baptist Covenant Enters Work Phase (Associated Baptist Press)

November 22, 2013

  1. Mercer’s Wilson Named Liberian Seminary President (Macon Telegraph)
  2. Evangelical Immigration Table Misuses Scripture, Critics Say (Christian Post)
  3. Russell Moore: Women’s Equality ‘False Gospel’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Baptist Congressman Emerges as Potential Heir to Speakership (National Journal)
  5. Stop Homeschooling, Support Public Schools, Christian Educator Advises (Christian Post)
  6. Same-Sex Marriage Roils Methodist Church (Here & Now)
  7. Americans Divided on Facing Death: Fight it, Choose it, or Let it Come (RNS)
  8. Faith Leaders Protest Race in Sentencing (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Indiana Baptists to Sell Offices, Rebuild (Baptist Press)
  10. Jerusalem: Christian Israeli-Arab Wants to Build Rio-style Jesus Near Nazareth (Jerusalem Post)
  11. Latin America: Regional Leaders Establish Evangelical Alliance (Christian Post)

November 21, 2013

  1. Religion No Handicap for Kennedy Victory (US News & World Report)
  2. Ohio Court Upholds Firing of Science Teacher with Classroom Bible (LA Times)
  3. Church of England Votes in Favor of Female Bishops (NBC News)
  4. ‘Under God’ Omitted from Obama Reading of Gettysburg Address (UPI)
  5. CBF Church Gives Building to SBC Plant (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Faith Leaders Say its Time to Close Gitmo (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Swaziland: Church Battles Demons (CNN)

November 19, 2013

  1. Philippines: Religion as Solace (CNN)
  2. Funeral for Macon Ga. Pastor Who Committed Suicide Discloses His Depression (Afro-American)
  3. Costco Claims Labeling Bible as ‘Fiction’ to be ‘Human Error’ (Opposing Views)
  4. ‘Churchy’ Lingo Turning off Millennials (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. KBC Votes to End Georgetown Ties (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Baptists Respond Quickly to Midwest Tornadoes (Baptist Press)
  7. Vatican: Meet the Catholic Extremists Who Could Shatter the Church (Salon)
  8. Syria: Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions (Daily Beast)
  9. Tajikstan: Baptist Fined for Magazine Subscriptions (Associated Baptist Press)

November 18, 2013

  1. Baptists Urged to Use Care on Social Media (Greenville News)
  2. Evangelical Leader Says Commonality With Mormons Deeper than Differences (Deseret News)
  3. Salt Lake City, Heart of Mormonism, is 2013’s National Bible City (Salt Lake Tribune)
  4. Pennsylvania Pastor Faces Church Trial Over Son’s Gay Marriage (USA Today)
  5. Nigeria: Christianity is Big – 87 Football Fields Big (Public Radio International)
  6. Philippines: Churches, Charities Prove Crucial in Typhoon Recovery (VOA)

November 15, 2013

  1. Baptists Respond to Typhoon in the Philippines (Baptist Standard)
  2. American Indians Balance Native Customs with Christianity (Minn. Public Radio)
  3. Kentucky Southern Baptists Vote No Confidence in Sunrise President (Lexington Herald)
  4. Bible Secrets Revealed, New History Channel Documentary to Premiere (HP)
  5. Creation Museum Rejected Seat on San Diego Museum Council (Raw Story)
  6. Atheists Find a Place to Volunteer – in Church (Kansas City Star)
  7. Tennessee Southern Baptists Renew Support for Abortion Amendment (Tennessean)
  8. Ministry Cancels ‘Duck Dynasty’ Event (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. SBC Leader, Other Clergy Meet with Obama (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Scottish Baptist to Lead Relocated Seminary (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Canada: With Echoes of France, Debate on Religion Divides Quebec (NPR)
  12. Mexico: Agitation Between Church and Gangland State (Global Post)
  13. U.K.: Church ‘Moving Away’ From Selecting School Pupils Based on Religion (Telegraph)

November 13, 2013

  1. CBF Deploys Field Personnel to Philippines (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Typhoon Relief Begins for Philippine Islands (Baptist Press)
  3. Bruce Springsteen Bible Seminars Start in American University (Telegraph)
  4. Panelists Examine Ties Between Sports and Religion (Daily Trojan)
  5. North Carolina Southern Baptists Elect Harris’ Successor (Charlotte Observer)
  6. Kentucky Southern Baptists in Paducah for Annual Meeting (WBKO)
  7. The Surprise Inside Church Bankruptcies (Christianity Today)
  8. Calvinist Preacher Dropped from Southern Baptist Seminary Program (ABP)
  9. Zimbabwe: Baptist Seminary Head Wins Labor Appeal (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Egypt: Christians Close Ranks as Kidnappings Spike (Christian Science Monitor)

November 12, 2013

  1. Baptists Among Forces Helping Philippines (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Nonprofit Uses Horses to do Christian Work (The State, SC)
  3. New National Geographic TV Show ‘Church Rescue’ Combines Business, Bible to Save Churches from Foreclosure (Christian Post)
  4. Colorado Church Uses Unconventional Ways to Raise Funds (Colorado Springs Gazette)
  5. Christian Rescue Mission Bans Kansas Atheists from Volunteering at Thanksgiving (Raw Story)
  6. Christian Zionism Growing Despite Skeptics of Evangelical Support for Isarel, Hagee Says (Christian Post)
  7. Debating Doctorates in a Missional World (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Alabama CBF Names New Leader (Associated Baptist Press)

November 11, 2013

  1. Horror Stories as 10,000 Feared Dead in Typhoon Haiyan (USA Today)
  2. Relief Effort Begins After Philippine Typhoon (ABC News)
  3. Philippines Typhoon: World Vision Mounts ‘Massive’ Response (Christian Today)
  4. La. Baptist Convention to Elect New Leader at Meeting in Alexandria (Town Talk)
  5. Billy Graham’s Final Sermon: ‘I’ve Wept’ for America (USA Today)
  6. Atheist ‘Mega-Churches’ Take Root Across US, World (ABC News)
  7. Conservative U.S. Catholics Feel Left Out of Pope’s Embrace (New York Times)
  8. U.K.: Scottish Baptist Chosen as New Rector of IBTS (Baptist Times)
  9. U.K.: Christian Coronations of Future Monarchs Face Legal Challenge (Guardian)

November 9, 2013

  1. The Obamacare ‘Scandal’ You Haven’t Heard About (CNN)
  2. Board of Baptist-Affiliated Agency Votes Against Hiring Gay Employees (Republic)
  3. Bible Group Takes to Sky to Sneak Gospel Into North Korea (Fox News)
  4. Popular Pope, But Same Old Church (CNN)
  5. RFRA Needed Now More than Ever (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Many Sunnis and Shias Worry About Religious Conflict (Pew Research Center)

November 8, 2013

  1. High Court Debates Legislative Prayer (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Supreme Court Tackles Separation of Church and State in Public Prayer Case (PBS)
  3. Mormon Church-Owned Company Buys Huge Swath of Florida Land (Orlando Sentinel)
  4. Billy Graham Turns 95 at Star-Studded Birthday (CNN)
  5. NBC Presidential Candidates Tout Platforms for 2014 Elections (Times-Picayne)
  6. Christian College’s Student Leader ‘Comes Out’ as Atheist (Wasington Post)
  7. Timothy Keller, Evangelical Leaders Clash With American Bible Society (CP)
  8. Study: The Rise of Religion Might be All About Sex (Salon)
  9. LifeWay Apologizes to Asian Americans (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Nadia Bolz-Weber Speaks at Baptist Church (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Southern Baptists of Texas Approve $27.1 Million Budget (Baptist Press)

November 7, 2013

  1. Town of Greece Focus of Supreme Court Arguments Over Role of Religion in Government (CNYcentral.com)
  2. New Research Suggests Early Life Began in Wet Clay (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Creationists Turn Against Pat Robertson for Saying Earth Isn’t 6,000 Years Old (Raw Story)
  4. Evangelicals’ Support Not Enough to Turn Tide for Cuccinelli in VA (Pew Research)
  5. Illinois Republican: Same-Sex Marriage Debate Should be About the Bible, Not Human Rights (Raw Story)
  6. Christian Home-School Leader Admits Extramarital Relationship (SA Express-News)
  7. Evangelicals Offer Greetings at World Council of Churches Meeting (Ecumenical News)
  8. BWA Leader Advocates Christian Unity (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. North Korea: Christian Misssionary Kenneth Bae is Longest Serving Detainee (CP)

November 6, 2013

  1. Baptist Church in East Harlem Picks First Female Pastor (NewYork Daily News)
  2. A Budding Star of Progressive Christianity (Washington Post)
  3. Senators Cruz, Scott Address Columbia Gathering of Evangelical Pastors (The State)
  4. Atheists Use a Popular Bible App to Evangelize About Unbelief (RNS)
  5. Car Crashes into North Spokane Church Auditorium (Spokeman)
  6. Bill de Blaso Talks Religion in the Bronx (Politicker)
  7. Events Feature Catholic Church’s Liberal, Conservative Factions (Milwaukee JS)
  8. Catholic Church to Ask Parishioners About Gay Marriage, Divorce (NBC Philadelphia)
  9. A Plea for Catholic Schools to Ignore New Guidelines (New York Times)
  10. Baptists Regard Nukes as Moral Issue (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. KBF Carvan Finds Joy, Pain in Morocco (Associated Baptist Press)
  12. Scotland: Bid to Remove Religion from Education Committees (The Scotsman)
  13. Africa: Central African Republic is a Religious Tenderbox (BBC News)

November 5, 2013

  1. To Stave off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer (NPR)
  2. Controversial Christian Pseudo-Historian David Barton is Mulling Senate Bid (Mother Jones)
  3. Nevada Lawmaker Says He’d Vote for Slavery if His Constituents Wanted (Sun News)
  4. The New Republican Civil War (TIME)
  5. Atheists Have a Better Shot at Marriage Than Bible-Believers (The Stir)
  6. Atheist Group Sues California City for Opening Meetings with Explicity Christian Invocations (Raw Story)
  7. Pelham First Baptist Pastor Announces Retirement (Shelby County Reporter)
  8. Price, 67, Led San Antonio Baptist Association (San Antonio Express-News)
  9. Teamwork  Needed to Fight Hunger (Associated Baptist Press)

November 4, 2013

  1. Atheist to Get Her Day at Supreme Court (CNN)
  2. Texas Student Suspended for Ripping Up Bible (United Press International)
  3. Historically Black First Baptist Marking 150 Years (Daily Progress)
  4. Vatican: Vatican Surveys Worldwide Catholic Church on Family Issues (Reuters)
  5. Syria: Giant Jesus Statue in Syria Erected on Mountainside in Christian Town (Daily Mail)

November 2, 2013

  1. Supreme Court to Review Dispute Over Public Prayers (CNN)
  2. Church Near Trade Center to Echo Landmarks of East (New York Times)
  3. Not All Evangelical Christians Love Israel (Tablet Magazine)
  4. Church, State and Taxes Spark Debate (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Baylor Keeps Homosexuality Ban (Associated Baptist Press)

November 1, 2013

  1. For Some Wiccans, Halloween Can be a Real Witch (CNN)
  2. Baptist Children’s Agency Considers Hiring Gays (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  3. Federal Court Reinstates Key Part of Texas Abortion Law (CNN)
  4. Mohler Says Halloween a Moral Issue (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Tom DeLay Says He’s on a Divine Mission (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Central Asia: Pastor Faces Year in Prison (Associated Baptist Press)

October 31, 2013

  1. Baptists at Greensboro Convention Urge Action on N.C. Policies (News & Record)
  2. The Most Unequal Place in America (CNN)
  3. Fewer Home-School Families Cite Religion as Main Motivation (Religion News Service)
  4. Baptist Pastor Resigns Amidst Abuse Allegations (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Sermons Stretch as Biblical Literacy Wanes (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Huntsville’s Heritage Bible College Expands, Connects with New Orleans Baptist Seminary (AL.com)
  7. New Mexico Southern Baptists Commit to ‘Pressing On’ (Baptist Press)

October 30, 2013

  1. Americans United Defends Contraception Mandate (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. P.E. Stretching Raises Religion Concern (Albuquerque Journal News)
  3. Northeastern Baptist College Inaugurates First President (Bennington Banner)
  4. Evangelical ‘Hell Houses’ Still a Thing This Year (Pacific Standard)
  5. Election Over, Mormon Church Quietly Re-enters the Gay Marriage Fight (Mother Jones)
  6. Ellen Davis Unearths an Agrarian View of the Bible (Religion News Service)
  7. Immigration ‘Personal’ Southern Baptist Leader Says (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. President Horne Affirms Ouachita’s ‘unapologetically Christian and Baptist’ (OBU News)
  9. Kenya: Ancient Skeletons Challenge Modern Religion in ‘Humanity’s Cradle’ (Raw Story)

October 29, 2013

  1. Poll Finds Vast Gaps in Basic Views on Gender, Race, Religion and Politics (ABC News)
  2. Of God and Cubicles: Religion, the Office and the Law (Wall Street Journal)
  3. Suit Calls Local Christian School Racist (San Antonio Express-News)
  4. North American Baptist Fellowship Peers into Baptist Future (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Judge Blocks Parts of Texas Abortion Law (CNN)
  6. Evangelical Pastors, Marriott CEO United on Immigration (Bloomberg)
  7. Elevation Church Pastor Steven  Furtick: 16,000-Square-Foot House is Gift from God (Charlotte Observer)
  8. Windermere Sues Missouri Baptist Convention (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Brazil: Police Take Bible Class to Reduce Stress (Religon News Service)

October 28, 2013

  1. Rev. Al Sharpton Addresses Recent Racil Profiling by High-End Stores (NY Daily News)
  2. Christian Nigerian-Americans Outraged Over Sen. Ted Cruz ‘Nigerian Scammers Joke’ (Christian Post)
  3. Poll Shows Tea Party Disdains the Religious Right (Salon)
  4. Southern Baptists of Texas Meet in Amarillo (Connect Amarillo)
  5. Accordians, Beer and God: Zydeco in Gran Texas (National Public Radio)
  6. Evangelical Lutherans Oppose US Food Cuts Hitting the Poorest (Ekklesia)
  7. Christian Evangelical Adoption Movement Persists Amid Criticism (MN Star Tribune)
  8. Former Religious Skeptic Believes She Talked to God While Dead for 9 Minutes (Daily Mail)
  9. Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Women Drive Cars on Day of Protest Against Islamic Ban (Guardian)
  10. Iran: Christians Given 90 Lashes for Communion Wine (Fox News)

October 26, 2013

  1. GOP Official Ousted for ‘Lazy Blacks’ Comment on ‘The Daily Show’ (LA Times)
  2. Local NC GOP Chair, Who Commented on ‘Lazy Black People,’ Resigns (CP)
  3. Is the Tea Party Racist? Ask Some Actual, Out-of-the-Closest Racists (HP)
  4. Christian Leaves Anti-Gay Message for Carrabba’s Server (Kansas City Star)
  5. Baptist-Hindu Couple Write How-to Book on Interfaith Marriage (RNS)
  6. What Happens When Muslims and Christians Tie the Knot? (BBC)
  7. Russell Moore Clarifies Misleading WSJ Article, Praises Predecessor (Women Citizen)
  8. Republican Wisconsin Governor Believes God Has Helped His Political Career (Slate)
  9. ACLU Asks Justice to Probe Surveillance of Muslims by NY Police Department (WP)
  10. ‘So Help me God’ Optional in Air Force Oath (USA Today)
  11. God Exists, Say Apple Fanboy Scientists (CNet)
  12. When Will Pope Notice Trouble in Minnesota Church? (Minnesota Public Radio)
  13. Carroll Institute Elects New President (Associated Baptist Press)
  14. CBF Begins Search for Mission Leader (Associated Baptist Press)
  15. U.K.: Church of England Could Have Female Bishops in 2014 (Guardian)

October 25, 2013

  1. ‘In God We Trust’ Being Sought for Pennsylvania Schools (Trib Live)
  2. Tea Party Preacher’s ‘False Religion’ Remark Upsets Jews (Jewish Press)
  3. Church Saving Officers’ Lives (WISH-TV)
  4. A Family Bible and Other Heirlooms, Found Online (National Public Radio)
  5. Right Rejects Baptist Leader’s ‘Pullback’ Call (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Uzbekistan: Baptists Lose Camp (Associated Baptist Press)

October 24, 2013

  1. Christian College Group Dismisses Its New President Without Explanation (Chroncile of Higher Eduction)
  2. Increasingly, Christians Want Food Choices to Reflect Concern for the Poor and the Environment (Word and Way)
  3. Pastor Says Serpent-Handling Movement Could be as Mainstream as Southern Baptists (Christian Post)
  4. Elevation Church Pastor Building Big Home in Waxhaw (Charlotte Observer)
  5. Hobby Lobby Appeals to Supreme Court (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Harnessing Youth for Disaster Work (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Pensacola’s Ted Traylor on Task Force to Study Decline in SBC Baptisms (Florida Baptist Witness)
  8. Poland: Catholic Church Leader Under Fire for Remarks About Child Sex Abuse by Priests (Washington Post)
  9. Rome: Vatican to Field Its Own Cricket Team, Eyes Church of England Match (CNN)

October 23, 2013

  1. Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church to Host National Humanities Conference (AL.Com)
  2. Evangelicals Battle Over ‘Biblical’ Immigration (TIME)
  3. Evangelical Christians Call on Obama to Protect Public Lands from Oil and Gas Leasing (TreeHugger)
  4. Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback from Politics, Culture Wars (WSJ)
  5. Arizona Town’s Law on Church Signs Comes Under Fire (USA Today)
  6. H.G. Hill Realty Has Contract to Purchase Tennessee Baptist Convention Property (Tennessean)
  7. Southern Baptist Leader Speaks at Mormon School (Associated Baptist Press)

October 22, 2013

  1. Revealed: President Obama’s Daily Email Devotionals (TIME)
  2. Immigration Up Next for Obama, Baptists (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Academics Call Religion Vital to a Well-Functioning Society (Aleteia)
  4. Religion Non-Profits: How Much are Leaders Paid? (Huffington Post)
  5. Bill Addresses Expression of Religion in Utah Public Schools (Standard-Examiner)
  6. NC Catholic Church Drops Thanksgiving Worship Over Director’s Gay Marriage (Raw Story)
  7. Kenya: Murdered Christian Pastor Found with Bible on Lap (Christian Post)
  8. U.K.: Magistrates Throw Out Plan to Ditch Bible (Telegraph)

October 21, 2013

  1. FBC Austin Makes Room for Homeless (Baptist Standard)
  2. Oprah Draws Fire of Atheists (Christian Post)
  3. Detroit Baptist Leader Resigns After Announcing She Married a Woman (Detroit Free Press)
  4. Egypt: Christian Gunmen Open Fire on Coptic Christian Wedding in Cairo (BBC)

October 19, 2013

  1. A Theologian’s Influence, and Stained Past, Live On (New York Times)
  2. Filling a Need: Community Clothing Bank Opens for Winter Season (West Yellowstone News)
  3. Billboards: No Religion? No Problem (USA Today)
  4. U.K.: Magistrates Debate End to Bible Oaths in Court (BBC)
  5. Compassion Fatigue Hinders Aid to Poor (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Football’s Virtues & Violence Enliven Baptist Blogosphere (Baptist Press)
  7. Former CBF Worker Dies from Cancer (Associated Baptist Press)

October 18, 2013

  1. Orphan Florida Teen Asks Congregation to Adopt Him (Orlando Sentinel)
  2. Is There Room at the Bar for Evangelical Christians? (Washington Post)
  3. Germany: Episcopal Bishop of Bling (The Economist)
  4. Paige Patterson Says Don’t Talk to Press (Associated Baptist Press)

October 17, 2013

  1. Right-Wing Christian: Liberals are the Real Theocrats Because They Want to Help the Poor (Raw Story)
  2. Ministers Blending Food and Faith (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Woman Sues Intervarsity Over Firing After Her Divorce (Religion News Service)
  4. Re-telling of Noah Faces Challenges in Trying to Please Religious Audiences (Deseret News)
  5. Baylor Alumni Leaders Resign (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Philippines: Quake Damages Centuries-Old Churches (Houston Chronicle)

October 16, 2013

  1. What Archaeology Tells Us About the Bible (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Before Churches Had Songbooks, There Was ‘Lined-Out’ Gospel (NPR)
  3. ‘Allah’ Means ‘God,’ Unless You’re a Christian in Malaysia (TIME)
  4. Asian American Christian Leaders Call on Evangelicals to Higher Standard (CP)
  5. Mohler Reflects on 20 Years at Southern (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. ERLC’s Moore Blasts ‘Civil Religion’ (Associated Baptist Press)

October 15, 2013

  1. SBC Agency Sues Against Obamacare (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. The Far-Right Christian Movement Driving the Debt Default (Huffington Post)
  3. Catholic Church Wades into Missouri Education Fight (Washington Post)
  4. Massachusetts Court Offers Drive Through Prayers (TIME)
  5. Baylor Student Gives Life to Stranger (Associated Baptist Press)

October 14, 2013

  1. Conservatives Defiant at Evangelical Gathering, In Face of GOP Troubles (CNN)
  2. Rand Paul: Obama Won’t Stop War on Christianity (CNN)
  3. Commentary: Politics, Religion—and Roanoke’s First Baptist Church (Roanoke Times)
  4. BGCT Chaplains Won’t Wed Gay Couples (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Blogger: SBC Leaders Ignoring Abuse Decree (Associated Baptist Press)

October 10, 2013

  1. Senate Chaplain: Shutdown is ‘Madness’ (CNN)
  2. Meet the Evangelical Cabal Orchestrating the Shutdown (The Nation)
  3. Christian Conservatives to Meet with Cruz and Rand Paul (New York Times)
  4. Creationists Respond to Atheist Billboards (The Blaze)
  5. How the Bible and YouTube are Fueling Password Cracking (Ars Technica)
  6. NYC Artist’s ‘Salt Bible’ Prompts Readers to Question Gospel Literalness (CP)
  7. Bible Scholar Claims Ancient ‘Confessions’ Debunk Story of Jesus (Mail Online)
  8. Dallas Church Confronts Domestic Violence (CBS Dallas)
  9. CBF Bahamas Gaining Strength (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. C. J. Mahaney Returning to SEBTS (Associated Baptist Press)

October 9, 2013

  1. Religious Groups Feel the Pinch of Government Shutdown (Religion News Service)
  2. Atheists in Montgomery: Stop Sending Evangelical Pastors to Crime Scences (Raw Story)
  3. Shroud of Turin Speaker to Unfurl Relic’s Mysterious Past (Baltimore Sun)
  4. Mormons Pushing Church Stance on Homosexuality (ABC News)
  5. Baylor Social Work School Fetes Trailblazers (Associated Baptist Press)

October 8, 2013

  1. In New Term, Supreme Court May Steer Right on Key Social Issues (LA Times)
  2. Commentary: The Radical Christian Right and the War on Government (Truth-Out)
  3. Sunday Services Held at Front Street Baptist Church After Deadly Bus Accident (WBTV)
  4. Arkasas Baptist College $$$ (KATV)
  5. Retirement Marks Shift in CBF Missions (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Religious Herald Trustees OK ABP Merger (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. U.K.: Church of England Attacks Michael Grove Over State of Religion (Guardian)
  8. India: Book Review: The Bible According to Asia (The Hindu)

October 7, 2013

  1. Holy Trollers: How to Argue About Religion Online (CNN)
  2. Florida City Orders ‘God Bless America’ Signs to be Removed (Christian Post)
  3. Bible College Helps Some at Louisiana Prison Find Peace (New York Times)
  4. A Top Mormon Leader Acknowledges the Church ‘Made Mistakes’ (NY Times)
  5. U.K.: Justices of the Peace Could Banish Bible from UK Courts (Express)

October 5, 2013

  1. Unchurched, Perhaps, But Religion Still Matters in Oregon (Oregen Public Broadcasting)
  2. The Religious Dorm at the Public University (New York Times)
  3. Mississippi Church Seeks Racial Reconcilation (Baptist Press)
  4. Jimmy Carter’s Pastor Moving (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Church Budget Choices Reveal Ethics (Associated Baptist Press)

October 4, 2013

  1. More White Evangelicals than American Jews Say God Gave Israel to the Jewish People (Pew Research Center)
  2. Why Jewish Americans Vote Democrat (Guardian)
  3. Christian Group to Defy Police and Continue Feeding Homeless (Christian Post)
  4. Victims in Bus Crash Belonged to Tight Knit Group at N.C. Baptist Church (CBS)
  5. US Baptist Joins Kenya Peacemaking Cause (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Armenia: Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles (NY Times)

October 3, 2013

  1. Magazine Ad Inspires Merger Between Two Christian Relief Groups (CP)
  2. Baptist Church Bus Involved in Fatal Tennessee Crash (ABC11)
  3. Criswell’s Jerry Johnson to Lead National Religious Broadcasters (Baptist Press)
  4. Egypt: Minister Visits Egyptian Churches (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Pakistan: Christians Targeted by Recent Violence, Blasphemy Law (PBS)
  6. Vatican: Pope Francis Digs at Vatican’s Narcissistic Culture (ABC News)

October 2, 2013

  1. A Rapid Shift for Jews Away From Religion, But Not Jewishness (NPR)
  2. Christian-Owned Hobby Lobby Won’t Stock Hanukkah Merchandise (RNS)
  3. Christian TV Host Asks God for ‘Military Takeover’ of Obama’s Presidency (Raw Story)
  4. Commentary: The Theology of Government Shutdown: Christian Dominionism (HP)
  5. Commentary: No Government Shutdown: A Biblical Case for Government (WP)

October 1, 2013

  1. New Atlanta Group Breaks CBF Ground (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Stone Mountain Association Commemorates 175th Anniversary (Newton Citizen)
  3. Why Some Will Choose to Opt Out of Obamacare (San Fransisco Chronicle)
  4. Allen West Reflects on Bible as Government Heads for Shutdown (The Hill)
  5. Embrace Diversity, Says CBF Leader (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Vatican: Pope Francis to Meet Cardinals for Talks on Church Reforms (Guardian)

September 30, 2013

  1. The Religious Alternative to Obamacare’s Individual Mandate (NPR)
  2. Baltimore’s Oldest Church Reopens After Renovation (CBS Baltimore)
  3. Louisiana Pastor Shot and Killed While Preaching (CNN)
  4. Film Review: ‘The Investigator’ (Variety)

September 28, 2013

  1. Christian Groups Sue to Stop Kansas Schools from Adopting Science Standards (Raw Story)
  2. Latino Religion Survey Reveals Rise in Unaffiliated and Evangelical Hispanics (HP)
  3. ‘One Nation Under God’ Sports Banners Taken Down After Complaints (NJ.Com)
  4. Meeting with Malawi Leader Turns Spiritual (Associated Baptist Press)

September 27, 2013

  1. Future D.C. Bible Museum Gets a Major Historic Find (Christianity Today)
  2. Evangelical Christian Models Give Up Runways for Jesus (ABC News)
  3. Evangelical Group Sends Political Email Blast to Pastors (Christian Post)
  4. Baptist Leader Calls for Dialogue About Race (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Churches May Pay Less Under Obamacare (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Pope Francis and the Catholic Church’s New Attitude (Washington Post)
  7. U.K.: Christians Are Being Thrown to the Lions Again (Telegraph)

September 26, 2013

  1. Synagogue In Mary-Magdalene’s Hometown Offers Clues about Worship (HP)
  2. Transgender Professor Booted from Christian College (NY Daily News)
  3. SBC Touts Safeguard for Gay-Marriage Foes (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Ministry Says Lawsuit Settlement Unfair (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Blackaby Surgery ‘Could Not Have Gone Better’ (Baptist Press)


September 25, 2013

  1. BJC Opposes Local Government Prayer (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Uncle Si Talks About Iced Tea, Marriage Trouble, God (Fox)
  3. Pastor Tells How God Led Him to Pick up Serpents (Christian Post)
  4. Trucker is Spending $750,000 of His Own Money on Bible Billboards (The Blaze)
  5. Pakistan: Christian Anger After Suicide Bomber Kills Worshippers (EuroNews)
  6. Pope Seeks to Shift Catholic Church’s Priority from Dogma to Mercy (LA Times)
  7. Australia: Catholic Church Dumps Gay Priest (The Age)

September 24, 2013

  1. The Evangelical Orphan Boom (New York Times)
  2. Florida Church Welcomes Boy Scouts Spurned by Baptists (UU World)
  3. Supreme Court Borrows Harriet Tubman’s Bible (Post-Standard, NY)
  4. Why Atheists are Starting Their Own Global Church (The Week)
  5. High Court Asked to Hear Hobby Lobby Case (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. NC Clergy Urge Release of Torture Report (Associated Baptist Press)

September 23, 2013

  1. Friendship Baptist Church Accepts $19.5M Buyout for New Stadium (WSBTV)
  2. Mount Vernon Baptist Church Votes to Sell Land for New Stadium (WSBTV)
  3. 10 Bible References Obama Uses at Memorial Services (TIME)
  4. Decline in SBC Baptisms Being Studied by Pastors’ Task Force (Baptist Press)
  5. Henry Blackaby Found Safe in Tifton, Georgia (Florida Baptist Witness)
  6. Henry Blackaby to Undergo Heart Surgery (Baptist Press)
  7. Pakistan: Suicide Bombers Kill 78 Christians Outside Church (Reuters)

September 20, 2013

  1. Top Bible Translations Remain NIV, KJV, NKJV (Christian Post)
  2. Evangelicals Largely Believe Prayer Can Cure Mental Illness (Guardian)
  3. Moody Bible Institute Drops Alcohol, Tobacco Ban for Employees (RNS)
  4. Christian Leaders Oppose SNAP Cuts (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Historic Church Calls Woman Pastor (Associated Baptist Press)

September 19, 2013

  1. Texas Pastor Claims Military Cracks Down on Christian Beliefs (Kens5)
  2. Small Church Wins Big Tax Exemption Case Against Milwaukee (Journal-Sent.)
  3. HGTV Plans Christian Family Reality Show (Christianity Today)
  4. ‘Secular Safe Zones’ Offer Campus Shelter to Atheist Students (RNS)
  5. Future for Baylor Alumni Group Unclear (Associated Baptist Press)

September 18, 2013

  1. Appeals Court Rules in Favor of ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate (The Hill)
  2. Court Upholds Contraception Mandate (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Rick Warren: The Day My Son Killed Himself (CNN)
  4. Israel: Archaeologists May Have Found Town Named in Bible (USA Today)
  5. U.K.: Being Religious or Spiritual Linked with Getting More Depressed (HP UK)

September 17, 2013

  1. Rand Paul Angers Jewish and Christian Republicans (Washington Post)
  2. LDS Church Joins Other Faiths in Defending ‘Religious Liberty’ (Deseret News)
  3. CBF Ready to Help Flood Victims (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Baptist Heads Farmworker Ministry (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Book Says Baptists Embracing High Church (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Africa: Africa’s New Colonists: American Evangelical Christians (Daily Maverick)
  7. Venezuela: Govt. to Legally Recognize 15,000 Evangelical Churches (Christian Post)
  8. Brazil: Believers of Hidden Religon Step Out of Shadows (National Public Radio)

September 16, 2013

  1. 50 Years After Birmingham Church Blasts: Siblings of the Bombing (CNN)
  2. After 166 Years, Baptist Church Passes Into History (KHOU, TX)
  3. ‘Baby Veronica’ Case Gets Attention of Evangelical Groups (Huffington Post)
  4. Survey: 1/3 of Americans Link Syrian Crisis to Bible’s End-Time Prophecy (CP)
  5. Researchers Find Fecal Matter in Most Church Holy Water (Atlanta Journal-Const)

September 13, 2013

  1. Members of Congress to Gather at 16th Street Baptist Church (Birmingham News)
  2. Baptist Minister to Enter North Carolina Senate Race (The  Hill)
  3. New CBF Structure Energizes, Leaders Say (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. U.K.: Female Bishops Voted in by Church of Wales (The Guardian)

September 12, 2013

  1. Federal Court Dismisses Suit to Remove National Motto from Money (NBC News)
  2. Teenage Exorcists Slam ‘Harry Potter’ on London Visit (Huffington Post)
  3. Chaplain ‘Forever Changed by War’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. McAfee Professor Takes Atlanta Pastorate (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Maryland/Delaware Convention Names Will McRaney as Exec. Director (BP)

September 11, 2013

  1. Civil Rights: Victims of 1963 Baptist Church Bombing Honored (Los Angeles Times)
  2. Fox News Host: Atheists ‘Don’t Have to Live Here’ (CNN)
  3. Baptist Churches to Present ‘Carolinas God Bless America Crusade’ (Char. Observer)
  4. Baptistown Church Closing Could Create Opportunities (NJ.Com)
  5. Recently Closed Episcopal Church Leased to Muslim Group (Christian Post)
  6. Christian Food Pantry Loses Government Food Contributions (Christian Post)
  7. CBF Charts Course for Networking Model (Associated Baptist Press)

September 10, 2013

  1. Christian-Based Scouting Group Launches After Boy Scouts Allow Gay Youth (NBC)
  2. Discredited Religious Right Historian Remains Key Ally of Right (Politico)
  3. Scalia: Capitalism Requires ‘Traditional Christian Values’ to Succeed (Huff Post)
  4. U.K.: Baptist Union Appoints Woman Leader and Seeks Fresh Image (Ekklesia)
  5. CBF Leadership Teams Meet (Associated Baptist Press)

September 9, 2013

  1. North Dallas Church Closes, but its Spirit Lives On (Dallas Morning News)
  2. Piece of 16th Street Baptist Church Being Donated to Smithsonian (Washington Post)
  3. After 150 Years, Second Baptist Church Hopes to Make Storied Future (KC Star)
  4. Former Christian Fundamenalist: Science Robbed Me of My Faith (Salon)
  5. Creationist: Big Bang Theory ‘Bad Science’ Because it Contradicts Bible (Raw Story)
  6. Fort Collins Church Buys Strip Club to Open New Church (Denver Channel)
  7. Syria: Islamist Rebels Take Control of Christian Town of Maaloula (CNN)

September 7, 2013

  1. Long Beach’s Garden Church Grows Despite Frequent Moves (Press Telegram)
  2. Charlotte’s Rev. Clifford Jones to Head National Baptist Convention (News Observer)
  3. SBC Bars Military Chaplains from Taking Part in Same-Sex Weddings (Fox News)
  4. Glorieta Leaseholders Seek Injunction (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Church Shares Passion for Orphan Shoes (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Egypt: Largest Christian Community Threatened as Islamists Take Over Town (NBC)
  7. Jordan: Arab Christians Should be Free to Practise Their Faith, Says Evangelical Leader (Christian Today)

September 6, 2013

  1. Oxford Baptists Apologize for 1968 Vote Banning Black Members (NE MS Journal)
  2. First Black Southern Baptist Kindergarten Teacher Dies at 81 (Corpus Christi Caller)
  3. D.C. Baptists Defend Ex-Gay Barred from Concert (Alabama Baptist)
  4. Arkansas Baptist College: ‘Our Computer System was Hacked’ (Arkansas Matter)
  5. Disney, Universal Host Annual Christian-Music Gatherings (Orlando Sentinel)
  6. Dolan: Those Who ID as Ex-Catholics a Church Issue (ABC News)
  7. SBC Leader Confronts ‘Gender Confusion’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Suit: Funeral-Protest Law Applied Unfairly (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Germany: Police Raid Christian Sect for Alleged Child Abuse (NPR)
  10. Syria: Rebels Try to Overrun Christian Village (ABC News)

September 5, 2013

  1. ‘Under God’ Part of Allegiance Under Review in Massachusetts (CNN)
  2. Christians for Gay Marriage Launch ‘Not All Like That’ Campaign (TIME)
  3. Texas Church Surprises With ‘Love Sex’ Sermon Series (CBS News)
  4. White Greeters Only? Church Apologizes for Pastor’s Request (Christian Science Mon.)
  5. Online Bible Reading Hits New High, American Bible Society Says (Fox News)
  6. 106-Year-Old Baptist Church in High Point to be Demolished (Winston-Salem Journal)
  7. Lawyer Releases New List of Alleged Catholic Church Abusers (Boston Globe)
  8. U.K.: Dwindling Congregation Causes Baptist Church to Close (Lancashire Telegraph)

September 4, 2013

  1. Integrated NC Church Wanted ‘Only White People’ as Greeters (TIME)
  2. Baptist Convention Kicks Off With Service, Musical Performance (Charlotte Observer)
  3. MPAA Gives Burleson Church’s $25,000 Film an ‘R’ Rating (WFAA)
  4. Evangelical Activists Make a Play for More Iowa Voters (Des Moines Register)
  5. NY Evangelicals Turn Volume Up for Immigration Reform (Public News Service)
  6. Baptist Group to ‘Wage Peace’ in Palestine (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. NAMB Military Chaplain Guidelines Address Same-Sex Unions (Biblical Recorder)

September 3, 2013

  1. National Baptist Convention in Charlotte for Preaching, Music, Service (Charlotte Observer)
  2. Health Care Unites Black Baptists and Obama Administration (QCity Metro)
  3. Memorial Project for 16th Street Baptist Bombing Raises $200,000 (Birmingham News)
  4. New Immigration Center Opens on Baptist Campus (San Antonio Express-News)
  5. Christian Comics Aim a Bit Higher (Pensacola News Journal)
  6. Heartpoints App Helps Christians Track Their Walk with God (Christian Post)
  7. Thieves Steal $30k Worth of Air Conditioners from Church (WISHTV)
  8. Head of Southern Baptist Seminary Marks 20 Years (ABC News)
  9. Baptists Distribute Free Bibles, Uniforms to Dallas School (Baptist Standard)
  10. The World’s 50 Most Unusual Churches (Huffington Post)
  11. Nigeria: Political Structure too Expensive, Says Baptist Conference (All Africa)

September 2, 2013

  1. Remembering Gary Eubanks; Friend, Former Board Chairman (Baptists Today)
  2. Once-notorious Casino Now Teaches the Bible (Houston Chroncile)
  3. Cowboy Church: With Rodeo Arena, They ‘Do Church Different’ (NPR)
  4. Evangelical Body Supports Politicking in the Pulpit (Christian Century)
  5. National Park Service Denies It’s Anti-Christian (Christian Post)

August 30, 2013

  1. Does Your Church Need Millenials? (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Evangelical Radio Hosts Say Colorado Worst ‘Hellhole’ on Planet (AllVoices)
  3. Some Evangelicals See Biblical Prophecy in Syrian Crisis (TIME)
  4. CBF Leader Pushes for Immigration Reform (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Baptists Monitor Syrian Crisis (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Woman Admits Embezzling Church Funds (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Tuscaloosa’s Unity Baptist Sees Devestating Fire as ‘Opportunity’ (Alabama Baptist)

August 29, 2013

  1. ‘Everything But the Pews’ Stolen from Massachusetts Church (ABC News)
  2. Bible-Belt Alabama Allows ‘ATHE1ST’ License Plate Denied by NJ (Birm. News)
  3. App Gives Isolated Pastors Access to Bible Resources (Christian Today)
  4. Moderates Seek Exit from ‘Messy Middle’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Baptists Monitor Syria Crisis (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Obama Marks King’s Unfinished Dream (CNN)

August 28, 2013

  1. Texas Church at Epicenter of Measles Outbreak (ABC News)
  2. Two-Thirds of Americans Want the Bible in Public Schools (RNS)
  3. ‘Duck Dynasty’ Christian Stereotypes Are Reason for Show’s Success (Huff Post)
  4. The Madonna Chapel: The World’s Smallest Church (WGNO)
  5. Conference Marks 200 Years of Missions (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Baptist Pastor Open to Same-Sex Unions (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. North Carolina Baptist Church to Cut Ties With Boy Scouts (Biblical Recorder)
  8. Iran: Court Rejects American Pastor’s Appeal (Boston Globe)
  9. Kazakh Baptists Fined for Worship Meetings (Baptist Press)

August 27, 2013

  1. Raleigh Police Threaten to Arrest Church Volunteers for Feeding Homeless (TIME)
  2. Stolen Bible Returned After 42 Years (United Press International)
  3. Egypt: Christians Caught in Cross Fire (TIME)
  4. Alliance Signs Letter Opposing Safe Act (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Photo Project Brings Lakota Plight to Light (Associated Baptist Press)

August 26, 2013

  1. Keeping Young Adults in the Fold is a Concern (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  2. Many Ministers Saddled with Seminary Debt (Baptist Standard)
  3. The Holy War Over Obamacare (Politico)
  4. Eventful Year Ahead for Samford, Including Academic Expansion (Ala. Baptist)

August 22, 2013

  1. Evangelical Group to Back Immigration Bill (USA Today)
  2. Eight Firefighters Injured Battling Church Fire (Boston Globe)
  3. Thieves Exploit Bible to Enter Family Home (7 News WSVN)
  4. Israel: Ancient Israel Wall Matches Bible Tale of Assyrian Attack (UPI)
  5. Israel: Does Ancient Bowl Shard Have Links to Bible? (Mother Nature Network)
  6. Egypt: Egyptian Baptists Evoke Spirit of Founders (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Lawsuit Fights Ten Commandments Display (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Domestic Violence Focus of Virtual Tour (Associated Baptist Press)

August 21, 2013

  1. ACLU Warns KY Schools to Follow Bible Distribution Rules (Lexington Herald)
  2. Evangelical Coalition Keeps up Immigration Push with Radio Buy (NBCNews)
  3. .Bible Joins .XXX as New Domain Name for Websites (Christianity Today)
  4. Carson-Newman University to Exhibit Rare Illuminated Bible (Knox. News Sent.)
  5. CBF Churches Brace for Obamacare (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Obamacare’s Implementation Eyed by Guidestone for 2014 (Biblical Recorder)

August 20, 2013

  1. 115-Year-Old First Baptist Church Florence Closes (Denver 7News)
  2. The Craziest Statistic About North American Missions (Christianity Today)
  3. Egypt: Attacks, Reprisals and Church Burnings as Egypt Teeters (NPR)
  4. U.K.: Church of England Under Fire for Potential Franking Profits (RNS)
  5. Mission Trip Transforms Kentucky Church (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. SBC Ethicist Fires Shot in Gender War (Associated Baptist Press)

August 19, 2013

  1. LA Church Joins Lawsuit Against NSA Over Surveillance Programs (NBC)
  2. Southwest Houston Church Reeling from Pastor’s Sex Abuse Arrest (ABC13)
  3. Pastor With Illinois Ties Develops Popular Bible App (Chicago Tribune)
  4. Georgia School to Keep Display Featuring ‘God is Dead’ Posters (Fox News)
  5. Egypt: In Christian Village, Christian Shops Marked Ahead of Church Attack (CSM)

August 17, 2013

  1. Indiana Church on Fishing Lake Reels in Worshippers (USA Today)
  2. U.K.: Church of England: Fracking Opponents are Ignoring the Poor (Telegraph)
  3. AL Republicans Seek to Purge Young Conservative Over Marriage Views (Buzzfeed)
  4. Creationist Darek Isaacs Calls Dragons Real, Lived in Biblical Times (Huffington Post)
  5. Baptists Support Discrimination Ban (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Reflections on a Fast-Moving Year in CBF (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Egypt: ‘Horrible’: Christian Churches Stormed, Churched (CNN)

August 16, 2013

  1. Evangelical Pastor to Stand Trial in MA for Alleged Crimes Against Humanity (Raw Story)
  2. Limbaugh: ‘If You Believe in God, Then Intellectually You Cannot Believe in Manmade Global Warming’ (Think Progress)
  3. Church Fined for Trimming Trees too Much (San Fransisco Chronicle)
  4. Coptic Christian Churches, Buildings Targeted in Egypt for Second Day (Fox News)
  5. Baptist Church Torched in Egypt (Associated Baptist Press)

August 15, 2013

  1. D.C. Church Recalls Real Butler as Quiet Man of Steady Faith (Washington Post)
  2. D.C. Church Helps Residents Sign Up for Health Care (WJLA)
  3. TV Show ‘Preachers of LA’ Has Evangelical Leaders Grinding Their Teeth (Truth-Out)
  4. Reading Bible Outside California DMV Wasn’t Illegal, Judge Rules (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Support Grows for Fired LA Gay Catholic Schoolteacher (Washington Post)
  6. RGBIII: ‘Now is the Window’ for Gay Players to Come Out (Washington Post)
  7. Chicago-Based Luthern Group Elects First Woman as its Leader (Chicago Tribune)
  8. Christian Bale to Play Moses (TIME)
  9. Evangelicals Seek OK on Pulpit Politicking (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. ‘Loving OK’ Succeeds Despite Low Turnout (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Substitutionary Atonement Debate Sparked by Editorial on Lyrics (Baptist Press)

August 14, 2013

  1. State Department Finds Religion, But Whose? (Religion Dispatches)
  2. The End of the Evangelical Era (Prospect)
  3. Faith-Based Re-entry Saves Tax Dollars (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Malaysia: In Crackdown on Religion, Activists See a Nation in Fear (Malay Mail)
  5. Egypt: Christian Girl, 10, Shot Dead in Cairo Street (Montreal Gazette)
  6. U.K.: Bid Launched to Solve Mystery of Sailors’ Picture Hidden in Bible (Belfast Tele.)
  7. U.K.: Fifteenth-Century Icon Stolen From Devon Church (Guardian)

August 13, 2013

  1. Johnson: LA College Firing in Response to Whistleblower Complaint (Town Talk)
  2. Welcome to Creation, the Christian Music Fest Where the Flock Rocks (Mother Jones)
  3. Evangelical ‘Messy Middle’ is More Accepting of Gays (Washington Post)
  4. Messiah Baby Name Changed by Christian Judge (Inquistr)
  5. Trump to Iowa Evangelicals: Hillary Clinton Will be Tough to Beat (Patch)
  6. ‘Bible Salesmen’ Pull Gun, Carjack San Antonio Woman (KHOU, TX)
  7. Doubt Not a Sin, Says Pastor to Church Hit by Murder (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Jordan Challenges Christian in New Book (Associated Baptist Press)

August 12, 2013

  1. 70 Percent of Georgia Republicans Believe in Creationism (Huffington Post)
  2. The Bible, Evolution and Grace (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  3. Guns in Chuch, The Debate Over Armed Preachers Heats Up (Huffington Post)
  4. ‘So Many Baptists’ at Wild Goose (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Minister in Custody in Alabama Murder (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Middle East: A Christian Exodus (Wall Street Journal)

August 9, 2013

  1. Colorado Christian University Again Challenges Federal Contraceptive Rules (CHE)
  2. Christian Leadership Conf. Draws Business, Non-Profits (San Antonio Express-News)
  3. Anchorage Baptist Temple Ousts Boy Scouts Over Gay Issue (Anchorage Daily News)
  4. U.K.: Jonathan Edwards Ends Term as General Secretary (Baptist Times)
  5. Turkey: Another Byzantine Church Becomes Mosque (Al-Monitor)
  6. Baptist Camp Hosts Pistol Class (Associated Baptist Press)

August 8, 2013

  1. New Zealand: Inside the Cardboard Chapel that Replaced Christchurch (Gizmodo)
  2. Troy University Faith-Based Dorm Under Fire for Alleged Christian Bias (Huff Post)
  3. Jackson: No Apologies for Calling Democrats ‘the Anti-God Party’ (Richmond TD)
  4. Roanoke County Church Goes High-Tech to Reach the Faithful (Roanoke Times)
  5. ERLC Defends Governmental Prayers in Jesus’ Name (Baptist Standard)
  6. London Calling: Baptist Wins Song Contest (Associated Baptist Press)

August 7, 2013

  1. Evangelical Group Ready to Save Endangered Iowa Straw Poll (CBS News)
  2. Progressive Baptist Leader Says Detroit Deserves More Aid From State (WBNS)
  3. North Carolina Pastor Fired for Attending Rick Ross Concert (Guardian)
  4. $19.5 Million Deal Lands Stadium Church (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  5. Georgetown College Names New President (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Calvinist Ministry Leaders Blast Whistleblower (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Refugees Reap Blessing After Oklahoma Twisters (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. U.K.: Gay Couple May Sue Church of England to Wed in Church (Wash. Post)

August 6, 2013

  1. At Church, a Growing Emphasis on Charity Beyond Passing the Plate (Chi. Tribune)
  2. American Evangelical Collectors Buy up Dead Sea Scroll Fragments (PRI)
  3. Trial Set for Church Members Arrested While Reading Bible at DMV (CBS)
  4. 16-Year-Old Sets Fire at Christian Summer Camp (Inquisitr)
  5. In U.S., Strong Link Between Church Attendance, Smoking (Gallup)
  6. Sharing Faith Through Furniture (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. ERLC Defends Sectarian Public Prayers (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Kenya: Lawyer Tries to Overturn Death Sentence of Jesus Christ (TIME)

August 4, 2013

  1. Ahead of Detroit Conference, Progressive Baptists Say Message is on Point (DFP)
  2. Evangelicals: We Will Denounce Those that Block Immigration Reform (WP)
  3. Newsweek’s New Owners Downplay Ties to Evangelical Preacher (Poynter)
  4. Conference Equips Churches to Ride the Boomer Wave (Baptist Standard)

August 3, 2013

  1. Should Military Chaplains Have to Believe in God? (National Public Radio)
  2. Princeton 9/11 Memorial Still Held up by Church-State Issues (Trentonian)
  3. Youth Trip Boosts Mississippi Delta Town (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Survey Studies Baptists’ Use of Social Media (Biblical Recorder)
  5. Missouri Youth Group Safe After Bus Wreck (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Syria: Christian Towns Emptied by Sectarian Violence (Telegraph)

August 2, 2013

  1. Global Survey of Evangelical Protestant Leaders (Pew Research)
  2. Christian Baseball Star Relinquishes Right to ‘Play Hard, Pray Harder’ (CT)
  3. Ex-Victoria’s Secret Model’s New Clothing Line Displays Bible Verses (CP)
  4. Even This Bible App Collects Massive Amounts of User Data (Slate)
  5. 3,000-Year-Old Text May Reveal Biblical History (Discovery News)
  6. GWCCA Breaks Off Negotiations with Church on Stadium Site (AJC)
  7. Church Loses New Pastor to Drowning (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Residents Still Fighting Tennessee Mosque (Associated Baptist Press)

August 1, 2013

  1. CBF Eliminates Coordinator Position (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Memorial Held for Colonial Hills Bus Crash Victim (RTV6, IN)
  3. Bishop: Pope Was ‘on a High’ During Gay Remarks (CNN)
  4. New Files Reveal Decades of Abuse in LA Catholic Churches (NY Daily News)
  5. More Americans Raised Without Religion and Choosing to Stay that Way (HP)
  6. CBFNC Spreading Gospel of Farming (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Wrath of God Verse Roils Hymnal Group (Associated Baptist Press)

July 30, 2013

  1. E. Warren Woolf, 91: Former GA Tech Baptist Student Union Director (AJC)
  2. Warren: Mental Illness Took Son’s Life (CNN)
  3. Pope Francis on Gays: ‘Who am I to Judge?” (CNN)
  4. Darren Aronofsky’s Noah Footage Screened at Christian Arts Festival (Guardian)
  5. ‘Fart Spray’ Prank Backfires at Maryland Bible Camp (Telegraph)
  6. Interim Pastor Consoles Grieving Church (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Church Eviction Sparks Controversy (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Youth Trip Boosts Mississippi Delta Town (Associated Baptist Press)

July 29, 2013

  1. The GOP is Making a Play for Black Evangelicals (New York Magazine)
  2. Church Bus Crashes in Indianopolis, Three Dead (CNN)
  3. ERLC: Child Immigrants Need Different Status (Baptist Press)
  4. Mexico: Religion, Migration and Mexico’s Dangerous Road North (BBC)
  5. U.K.: Wonga Row: Archbishop of Canterbury ‘Embrassed’ Over Church Funds (BBC)

July 26, 2013

  1. A Fine Byzantine Church in Turkey Has Been Converted into a Mosque (Economist)
  2. The Rise of the Christian Left in America (The Atlantic)
  3. MN Evangelicals Join Campaign Timed With Billy Graham’s 95th Birthday (ST)
  4. Richard Land Settling in at Southern Evangelical Seminary (Charlotte Observer)
  5. Life of Nelson Mandela Celebrated at Bethany Baptist Church (Post-Standard, NY)
  6. Service Set for Slain Minister’s Wife (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. U.K.: Church of England to Take on Payday Lenders (CNN)

July 25, 2013

  1. Alabama Agency Opens Prayer Meeting Against Same-Sex Marriage (Raw Story)
  2. Faithful are Victims at Both Ends of Church Scam (WISHTV, IN)
  3. Obama Judicial Nominee Questioned on Abortion, Religion (USA Today)
  4. Religion, Family Play Pivotal Role in Economic Mobility (Business Insider)
  5. Author Claims ‘Atheism Will Replace Religion’ by 2041 (Intl. Business Times)
  6. Religious Moderates Face Challenge (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Woman Found Slain in Homewood is Wife of First Baptist Preacher (Birm. News)
  8. Alabama Minister’s Wife Slain in Home (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Parents Use Toddler to Steal from Church Pastor (WHAS11)
  10. Egypt: Security Forces Abandon Coptic Christians During Attack (Amnesty Intl.)

July 24, 2013

  1. Billboard Questions Baptist Beliefs (WPSD6)
  2. Two Teens in Church Group Rescued on Georgia’s Stone Mountain (CNN)
  3. Miami Commissioners to Decide Whether Church is Historic (Miami Herald)
  4. Bible with Civil War Connection Sells for $525 at Local Auction (Joplin Globe)
  5. Baptists Take Side in Ordinance Debate (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Glorieta’s Owners Expand Options for Leaseholders (Baptist Standard)

July 23, 2013

  1. BGCT Executive Director Supports Texas Abortion Law (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Religious Progressives to Soon Outnumber Conservatives (Think Progress)
  3. Members of Charlotte Church Protest Pastor (Charlotte Observer)
  4. Oldest Slave-Built Church in Texas Celebrates 160 Years (KLTV)
  5. Brazil: Evangelicals a Growing Force in Prayer, Politics (National Public Radio)
  6. Brazil: Pope Francis Tries to Bolster Church (Washington Post)
  7. ‘The Bible’ Miniseries Nominated for 3 Emmy Awards (Charisma Awards)
  8. Baptist Second in Facebook Song Vote (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. The Evolution of Southern Baptist Ethicist Russell Moore (Washington Post)
  10. Nigeria: Christian Bails Muslims Out of Nigerian Jail (Dw.de, Africa)

July 22, 2013

  1. White Churches Uncommonly Quiet After Zimmerman Verdict (CNN)
  2. La. Missionary Baptist State Convention Begins (News Star)
  3. Evangelical Groups Divided on Military Chaplains and Gay Marriage (US News)
  4. Paul, Cruz Encourage Christian Conservatives to Engage in Politics (WP)
  5. Forum to Rally Evangelicals, Pastors (Des Moines Register)
  6. ‘Sheepdog’ Sessions Prep Churches for Violence (Biblical Recorder)
  7. Retired Alabama Teacher Writes Rhyming Bible (Gadsden Times)
  8. Jerusalem: Archaeologist Says He’s Found King David’s Palace (UPI)

July 19, 2013

  1. Religious Progressives Hold Stronger Appeal Among Millennials (Wash. Post)
  2. Michael W. Smith, Christian Music Icon, Signs with New Label (Billboard)
  3. Christian Right Fights Porn in the Dorm (TIME Magazine)
  4. Brian Fisher: Americans Have a ‘Patriotic Duty’ to Worship God (Raw Story)
  5. Singapore: Baptist Youth Gather for Conference (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. U.K.: Scientology Case Has Judges Debating Meaning of Religion (Guardian)

July 18, 2013

  1. Carter Supports Zimmerman Verdict (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. American Baptists to Install New Exec for Rhode Island (Providence Journal)
  3. Building on History, Feeding the Homeless, 160 Years Later (Birm. News)
  4. Documents Detail Implosion at Conservative Christian Political Firm (BuzzFeed)
  5. Fuller Seminary Says ‘Yes’ to Homosexual Campus Club (New American)
  6. Statement Cites Sexual Abuse in Church (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Catholic Church Lobbies Against Abuse Bill (ABC News)
  8. Catholic Church Promises Time off Purgatory to Twitter Followers (Wash. Post)
  9. Is Economics a Science or a Religion? (Bloomberg)
  10. Historian Seeks Return to Communion Wine (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. A Look at Gov. McDonnell’s Myopic View of Christian Morality (MSNBC)
  12. Egypt: Coptic Christian Church Destroyed by Looters (BBC)
  13. Brazil: Faith of Religion Changing (Al Jazerra)
  14. Russia: With Help of Putin, Orthodox Church Grows as Political Force (Fox)
  15. Middle East: Restrictions on Religion Have Increased Since Arab Spring (GP)

July 17, 2013

  1. 1st Baptist of Univ. Park Sign Stirs Reactions After Zimmerman Case (ABC7)
  2. The Christian Witness of Trayvon’s Mother (TIME Magazine)
  3. Evangelical Scientists Urge Congress to Reduce Carbon Emissions (E&EP)
  4. Catholic Church Lobbies to Avert Sex Abuse Lawsuits (LA Times)
  5. Behold, the Six Types of Atheists (CNN)
  6. Hispanic Baptists Elect First Woman President (Baptist Standard)
  7. BJC Names Education, Outreach Specialist (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. VBS Needs Missional Focus (Associated Baptist Press)

July 15, 2013

  1. The Word ‘Religion’ Has Fallen from Grace with Many Americans (Wash. Post)
  2. In Louisiana, Some Baptist Churches Tighten Wedding Policies (AL.com)
  3. From the Bible to Beards: The Philosphy of Duck Dynasty’s Jase (AL.com)
  4. Accused SC Church Vandal Says He was ‘Mad at God’ (Chicago Tribune)
  5. Egypt: Christian Found Beheaded as Morsi Supporters Vent Fury (Times U.K.)

July 13, 2013

  1. The African-American Church: Past, Present, and Future (Christian Today)
  2. Texas Baptists to Meet Together in San Antonio (San Antonio Express-News)
  3. A Church that Embraces All Religions and Rejects ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’ (NY Times)
  4. Stunned by Arson, Church Will Worship Sunday (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Missions Comes Full Circle for ABC (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Mission Trip Provides Religious Liberty Lesson (Associated Baptist Press)

July 12, 2013

  1. Court Rejects Obamacare Challenge by Liberty University (Reuters)
  2. Rep. Gohmert: Obama Intolerant of Christian Service Members (CNN)
  3. The Bible: As Important as Shakespeare or Dickins (Patheos)
  4. Lottie Moon’s Home Church Now Led by Woman (Baptist Standard)
  5. Missouri Baptists Dispute Web Report (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Pope Francis Criminalizes Leaks, Sex Abuse in First Laws (Tulsa World)

July 11, 2013

  1. St. Louis Cardinals Remove Christian Symbols From Pitcher’s Mound (HP)
  2. American Baptist College Gets Historical Designation (The Tennessean)
  3. Arson Damages South Charlotte’s Providence Baptist Church (Char. Observer)
  4. ‘Shiite Baptists’: Southern Baptist Pastor to Lose Job After Wife’s Column (UPI)
  5. Baylor Gives Money to Help Baptist Church Project in West (Waco Tribune)
  6. One in Five Americans Use Phones in Church (CNET)
  7. U.K.: British Govt. Asks Church to Take Over Thousands of State Schools (RNS)
  8. What’s Next for CBF Chaplaincy? (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Immigrants Boost Chuches, Paynter Says (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Israel: Earliest Alphabetical Inscription from Biblical Days Found (Fox News)

July 10, 2013

  1. Survey: Evangelicals Increasingly Countercultural on Same-Sex Marriage (CT)
  2. Christian School Mourns Asiana Crash Victims (CNN)
  3. AL Preacher Becomes Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church at Age 19 (CP)
  4. Satanists Square Off on Abortion (Yes, Really) (CNN)
  5. NAE Says Obamacare Contraception Mandate Rules ‘Miss Mark’ (CP)
  6. How Bible Shapes American Wars Focus of Vanderbilt Research (Vanderbilt)
  7. CBF Head Joins Immigration Panel (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. SBC Leader on Sidelines in GOP Race (Associated Baptist Press)

July 9, 2013

  1. Chinese Crash Victims Headed to Evangelical Church School (Time Magazine)
  2. Orange Schools Reviewed Atheist Material, But Not Bible (Orlando Sentinel)
  3. Full Gospel Baptists Wrap up Annual Covention (Lousiville Courier-Journal)
  4. Arizona Pastor Sparks Anger by Saying ‘Gays Should be Executed’ (CP)
  5. SBC Official: Evangelicals are a ‘Minority’ and Seem ‘Freakish’ to Society (RS)
  6. U.K.: Divided Church of England Renews Pledge to Ordain Women (Reuters)
  7. Church in Foreclosure? Make a Plan (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. BWA Calls for Ending Cuba Embargo (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Mahaney Withdraws from T4G Conference (Associated Baptist Press)

July 8, 2013

  1. Churches Boost Security as Violent Incidents Grow (USA Today)
  2. Historic Baptist Church to be Auctioned July 23 (Richmond Times Dispatch)
  3. Despite Debate, Churches and Boy Scouts Will Continue (Selma Times Journal)
  4. Anglican Church Apologises for Sex Abuse (Fox News)

July 5, 2013

  1. Church Dropping Fossil Fuel Investments (New York Times)   
  2. Wis. Democrats Seek Bill to Allow Abusive Priests to be Sued (Jour.-Sentinel)
  3. The White House vs. Westboro Baptist Church (CNN)
  4. Reviewers: ‘Lone Ranger’ Film ‘Pagan,’ ‘Anti-Christian’ (Christian Post)
  5. At the Church of God In Christ, Women Shatter Stained-Glass Ceiling (WP)
  6. U.K.: Christian Arrested for Calling Homosexuality a ‘Sin’ (Telegraph)

July 4, 2013

  1. Church Questions Alcohol Ordinance Over Stadium Negoiations (WSBTV)
  2. Pew: Apathy on Religion Growing (American Spectator)
  3. Glorieta Residents Receive Deadline to Make Major Decisions (Baptist Stan.)
  4. CBF Joins Red Cross, Others in Sandy Fund (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Egypt: Muslim, Christian Leaders Back Egypt Transition (Reuters)

July 3, 2013

  1. Wife’s Humor Column in KY Newspaper Could Cost Pastor His Job (KYNow)
  2. Augusta Area Baptist Church Ends Relationship with Boy Scouts (Augusta Ch.)
  3. Brazil: 2 Million Evangelicals Shut Down Sao Paulo During March (CP)
  4. China: Underground Churches Thrive Despite Gov. Disapproval (McClatchy)
  5. Man Arrested for Assault After Saved Seats Taken at Church (KSL)
  6. Mark Burnett’s ‘Bible’ Sequel Set at NBC (Variety)
  7. Intentional Communities Inspire, Scare (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Carter Says Faith Used Against Women (Associated Baptist Press)

July 2, 2013

  1. Virginia Baptists Look to Future at 114th Annual Convention (Roanoke Times)
  2. Perry Blames Abortion Rights Activitists for ‘Absolute Anarchy’ (CNN)
  3. Republican Senator Urges FBC Dallas to Defend Christian Principles (DMN)
  4. Paynter Unveils Vision for ‘CBF 2.0’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Historian Tackles Believer’s Baptism (Associated Baptist Press)

July 1, 2013

  1. Baptists Without Baptisms? (NewsOK)
  2. Architecture Review: First Baptist Church of Texas (Dallas Morning News)
  3. Jimmy Carter: Forgive Paula Deen (CNN)
  4. Challenges Filed to Stop Resumption of Same-Sex Marriages in Cal. (CNN)
  5. At 81, Baptist a Moral Monday Protestor (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Florida Baptist Pastors & Others React to DOMA Ruling (Florida Baptist Wit.)

June 28, 2013

  1. Moderate Baptists Gather in Greensboro Again (Greensboro News-Record)
  2. BWIM Celebrates 30 Years (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Evangelical Church Alliance Reacts to Supreme Court Decisions (KTLA5)
  4. Missouri Baptists Say the Marriage Debate Continues (MissouriNet)
  5. Baptist Preacher’s ‘Hissy Fit’ Goes Viral (Christian Post)
  6. Texas Abortion Bill Fight Isn’t Over (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Hobby Lobby Wins Legal Appeal (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Bible Signed by Einstein Sells for $68,500 in NYC (USA Today)
  9. American Baptists Honor Congresswoman (Associated Baptist Press)

June 26, 2013

  1. Evangelical Educator Says Common Core Resonates With Her Faith (Deseret News)
  2. Phillipsburg Substitute Fired Over Bible Incident (Lehigh Valley News)
  3. Catholics, Southern Baptists Ally Over Conscience-Rights Bill (Nat. Cath. Rep.)
  4. Busy, Historic General Assembly for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (ABP)
  5. Syrian Christians Caught in Crossfire (Christian Today)

June 25, 2013

  1. Rick Santorum Now Running Christian Movie Studio (Washington Post)
  2. Filibuster Could Stall Texas Abortion Debate as Deadline Approches (CNN)
  3. President Carter Says Catholic Church Should Ordain Women (Huffington Post)
  4. Rancho Cordova Mixing Church and State, Critics Charge (Sacramento Bee)
  5. ‘New Jim Crow’ Turns Back Civil Rights (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. One Giant Step for West, Texas (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. BWA Launches Appeal for Americans Affected by Disaster (Baptist Times)

June 24, 2013

  1. In the Bible Belt, Offering Atheists a Spiritual Home (New York Times)
  2. Church Without God—by Design (CNN)
  3. Baptist Sunday School, Training Union of VA Comes to VSU (Progress Index)
  4. Son of Church Deacon Shot, Killed at Miss. Baptist Church (Guardian Express)
  5. Gaza: Palestinians Try to Save Ancient Christian Monastery Remains (Raw Story)

June 22, 2013

  1. Alabama CBF Leader Resigns, Will Pastor Church in Virginia (Birm. News)
  2. National Baptist Convention Leaves Impact on St. Louis (KMOX, MO)
  3. After Exodus: Evangelicals React as Ex-Gay Ministry Starts Over (CT)
  4. Financial Troubles Drive Chuch to Sell Facilities (Arizona Republic)
  5. Chicago Church Dedicated as National Historic Landmark (Chicago Trib.)
  6. Strategy Aims to Transform Conflict (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Doctrinal Disputes Disappear in Disaster (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Baptists, Catholics Join to Fight Abortion Mandate (Baptist Press)

June 21, 2013

  1. Atlanta Church Wants $24.5 Million for Stadium Property (11 Alive, GA)
  2. School Cites Bible for Kicking Girl off Football Team (WSBTV)
  3. Christian Group Apologizes to Gay Community (ABC News)
  4. Exodus International Closes After Chambers’ Apology (Baptist Press)
  5. Medley Re-elected to American Baptist Head (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Report Illuminates 8 Decades of Poor Handling of Sex Abuse (Nat. Cath. Rep.)

June 20, 2013

  1. Spanking for Jesus: Inside the World of ‘Christian Domestic Discipline’ (DB)
  2. Christian Conservatives Get Testy Over Kraft’s ‘Zesty’ Ad (Chicago Sun-Times)
  3. Redeemed Christian Church of God Dedicates $15.5 Million Pavilion (DMN)
  4. Despite Bible Studies, Pregnancy Center Allowed to Apply for Gov. Loan (CT)
  5. Will the World’s First Deaf Bible Come from Japan? (Christianity Today)

June 19, 2013

  1. House Republicans Vote to Limit Abortions (Los Angeles Times)
  2. Pryor: Bill Helps Churches Provide Affordable Health Care Coverage (PR)
  3. Abortion Bill Opens Tricky Terrain for Republicans (Religion News Service)
  4. Houston Evangelicals Speak Out About Immigration Reform (Houston Chronicle)
  5. Immigration Officer Tells Atheist to Prove Church Membership (Raw Story)
  6. Feds Release Guidelines for Confronting a Church Shooter (Salt Lake Tribune)
  7. LDS Church Clarifies Concerns About Rumored Cannery Shutdowns (HE)
  8. Pastor Argues License Plate Forces Him to Promote Pagan Religion (Charisma)
  9. ‘God Does Not Care if You Smoke Weed,’ Pastor Says (Christian Post)
  10. Internet Video Scrubbing Alleged (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Black Servants to Resume Journal (Baptist Press)
  12. Spain: As People Drift From Catholic Church, Government Cozies Up (CSM)
  13. Philippines: Reproductive Health Law Tests Power of Catholic Church (WP)
  14. Lebanon: Arab Solidarity is Gelling Around Kinship and Religion (Daily Star)
  15. U.K.: British Girls Group Drops God and Country, but Keeps the Queen (Tel.)

June 18, 2013

  1. Christian Conservative Political ‘Summit’ Set for Aug. 10 (Des Moines Register)
  2. ‘Man of Steel’s’ Christian Link (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Christian Missionaries Going Door-to-Door in Mormon Capital (Salt Lake Tribune)
  4. Baptists Re-tool Annual Gatherings (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Moderates Among Baptists ‘Loving West’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. SBC President Ending Boy Scout Ties (Associated Baptist Press)

June 17, 2013

  1. Missionary Child Abuse, Long Unspoken of, Emerges from the Shadows (CT)
  2. Superman: Flying to a Church Near You (CNN)
  3. Christian Democrat Calls on Congress to Respect Atheists in the Military (RS)
  4. Christian Iraqi Family Finds Freedom in Montana (The Missoulian)
  5. Egypt: Muslim Cleric Receives Suspended Sentence for Burning Bible (Ind.)

June 15, 2013

  1. Southern Baptists: Fewer Baptists Raises Questions, Leader Says (Knoxvill News)
  2. Denominations—Dying or Transforming into Something New? (Baptist Standard)
  3. UMC Welcomes Scouts Spurned by SBC (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Canada: Has Daniel Friedmann Found ‘Biblical Clock’ & ‘Key’ to Creation? (TS)
  5. DreamWorks Drops Catholic Priest Movie, Producers Shop (Hollywood Reporter)

June 14, 2013

  1. Scouts Face Unhappy Churches (Rocky Mount Telegram)
  2. Christian College Expels Lesbian, Asks for Tuition (ABC News)
  3. Patriots Owner: Tebow’s Christian Faith Makes Him ‘Appealing to me’ (WP)
  4. 92-Year-Old Man Mugged for Bible (New York Daily News)
  5. Baptist Joint Committee Names Communication Head (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Glorieta Sold to Camping Group (Associated Baptist Press)

June 13, 2013

  1. Evangelical Christians Rethink Flight from Public Schools (Minn. Star-Tribune)
  2. NC Protests Split on Bible’s Message to Help Poor (Associated Press)
  3. Supreme Court Won’t Reconsider Ban on ‘Gruesome’ Church Protest (CT)
  4. Southern Baptists Oppose Allowing Gay Scouts (GP Broadcasting)
  5. Southern Baptists Urge Abuse Reporting (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. SBC Pastor Preaches Mental Health (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. SBC Missionary Warns of ‘Liberal Theology’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Losing Fashion, Finding God: Ex-Models Who Go Evangelical (NY Magazine)
  9. Rand Paul Tied to Evangelical Warring Against Homosexual Marriage (NCRM)
  10. U.K.: Google Tax Whistleblower Motivated by Christian Beliefs (Guardian)

June 12, 2013

  1. Southern Baptists Consider Dropping Boy Scouts (USA Today)
  2. SBC Probes Planned Parenthood Ties (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. ERLC Leader to Work With Moderates (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Southern Baptists Re-Elect First Black President (CBS Atlanta)
  5. Overrepresentation on SBC Boards Addressed (Baptist Press)
  6. Black Mormon Panelists: LDS Must Face its Racial History (Salt Lake Tribune)
  7. Church Wants to Settle Trademark Dispute with Adidas (Christian Post)
  8. Egypt: Christian Teacher Fined Over Blaspemy Conviction (Fox News)

June 11, 2013

  1. Boy Scouts, Calvinism and ‘Religious Liberty’: What to Watch, SBC Conv. (BN)
  2. Southern Baptist Pastors are Treated to Backwoods Theology (KOAA, CO)
  3. RNC Hires Southern Baptist to Woo Evangelicals (New York Daily News)
  4. Mark Burnett Planning ‘Bible’ Followup (Fox News)
  5. Huckabee Questions Church Tax-Exemption (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Pastor: SBC Should Support Abuse Victims (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. SBC Decline Catching Up With Mainline (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Team Seeks to Avert SBC Split on Calvinism (Associated Baptist Press)

June 10, 2013

  1. A Decade On, Southern Baptists Adapt to New Role (San Fransisco Chronicle)
  2. Heading into Annual Meeting, Southern Baptists Face Discord (Town Talk, VA)
  3. Republican Party to Step Up Outreach to Evangelicals (CNN)
  4. Will D. Campbell, Unconventional Preacher, Dies at 88 (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Breaking Evangelical Mold at Austin Church (New York Times)

June 7, 2013

  1. With His Speech, Valedictorian Brings God to Graduation (CNN)
  2. SBC Baptism, Membership Numbers Fall (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Albert Mohler: Luthern Body ‘Not a Church’ (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  4. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz to Speak at Conservative Pastors Event (Des Moines Reg.)
  5. Norway: Bible Becomes Unlikely Top-Seller (CBS News)
  6. U.K.: Church of England Backs Down on Same-Sex Marriage (CT)

June 6, 2013

  1. ‘Bootleg Preacher’ Will Campbell Dies (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. When the Court Took on Prayer and Bible in Public Schools (Rel & Politics)
  3. Membership Among Southern Baptists Dips Again (Fox News)
  4. Baylor Receives Record Gift (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Volunteers Sought for Twister Recovery (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. 1913 SBC’s Long Reach: Missions, Social Concerns, Cooperation (BP)
  7. Cedarville Calls SWBTS’ White as President (Baptist Press)

June 4, 2013

  1. Montana Theology Center Has Missional Aim (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Christian Group Believes Atheists Have Right to Post Monument (CP)
  3. Why Christian Groups Oppose America’s Anti-Prostitution Stance (CT)
  4. Air Force Says Painting that References Bible Verse Violates Rules (TH)
  5. Records Sealed Over Ind. Church in Vitro Lawsuit (ABC News)
  6. Dever Adds Praise for C. J. Mahaney (Associated Baptist Press)

June 3, 2013

  1. Tennesee Baptists Open New Disaster Relief Center (News Channel 5, TN)
  2. North Carolina Baptist Leader Eyes Run for Senate (MyFox8)
  3. Statehouses Buck Catholic Church on Gay Marriage (KTVB)
  4. Brazil: New Temple to National Religion Opens at Marcana (Guardian, U.K.)
  5. Vatican: Modern Catholic Churches Resemble Museums (Telegraph, U.K.)

June 1, 2013

  1. Meet the Refreshing Evangelical Who’s Leading a Revival (Truth Out)
  2. Christian Radio Host: Marriage Equality Means ‘Bull-Rushing Gomorrah…’ (RS)
  3. Calvinist Study Calls for Trust, Dialogue (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Study: Truth, Trust, Testimony in a Time of Tension: A SBC Statement (SBC Life)
  5. Zombies a ‘Secularized’ View of Salvation (Associated Baptist Press)

May 31, 2013

  1. Bible Class in Texas Schools Faulted as Unconstitutional (Bloomberg)
  2. Alabama Boy Scout Troop Gains Support After Being Booted Out by Church (CP)
  3. Ed Dobson’s Son Talks About Being Gay and Christian (WZZM13)
  4. Canada: Church Boycotts Three Isareli Companies (Jerusalem Post)
  5. SNAP Leader Shames Mahaney Supporters (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Russell Moore: The Call to Ministry, the ERLC & the Providence of God (BP)

May 30, 2013

  1. Baptist Congregation Breathes Life into Historic York Church (York Daily Record)
  2.  Southern Baptists Expected to Leave Boy Scouts (United Press International)
  3. Southern Baptist Conv. Launches $250,000 Immigration Campaign (USA Today)
  4. Schlafley Advises Republicans: Ignore Hispanics, ‘Reach Out to … Whites” (RS)
  5. Sex Abuse Investigations Rip Open Catholic Church’s Secret Files (LA Times)
  6. Cancer Survivor Finds Message From Herself Tucked Inside Bible … (Daily Mail)
  7. Social Media Aid Disaster Response (Associated Baptist Press)

May 29, 2013

  1. Kentucky Megachurch Dropping Its Scouting Program (USA Today)
  2. Texas School District Files Appeal in Bible Banner Case (Beaumont Enterprise)
  3. GOP Congressman Uses Bible to Justify Punishing Poor (Salon)
  4. Slavery’s Blot Still Stains City, Panel Says (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Scholar Says Faith Prompted Emancipation (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Leave Boy Scouts, Pastor Advises Parents (Baptist Press)
  7. Southern Baptist Richard Land Passes Baton to Russell Moore (RNS)
  8. Iran: Gov. Hauls Off Christian Pastor, Shuts Down Church in Sweep (FOX)

May 28, 2013

  1. Weddings Without God: Couples Exchange Rings Without Religion (USA Today)
  2. America’s Top Catholic Calls for Renewed Wave of Anti-LGBT Sentiment (RS)
  3. Davidson College Bylaw on Religion Faces Scrutiny (Charlotte Observer)
  4. China Dominates World’s ‘Atheist Map;’ Religion Declining in U.S. (CP)
  5. Australia: Victims Say Catholic Church Still ‘Doesn’t Get it’ (NineMSN)
  6. U.K.: UK Mosque Burns, Anti-Islamists to Keep Demonstrating (CNN)
  7. Japan: Christian School Trains Farming Leaders (Japan Times)

May 27, 2013

  1. In Oklahoma, a Balm After the Storm (CNN)
  2. Baptist Church in Oklahoma Churns Out Meals for Victims (Nat. Public Radio)
  3. Obama in Moore, Oklahoma: ‘Americans are Praying With You’ (ABC News)
  4. Mohler, Other Calvinists Stand by Pastor Accused of Abuse Cover-up (WP)
  5. Christian School Criticized Over Dinosaur Test (USA Today)
  6. KS Senate Resolution Hails Military’s ‘Judeo-Christian’ Tradition (CJ Online)
  7. Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Offered to Highest Bidder (Huffington Post)
  8. Pakistan: Report Blames Politicians, Security for Anti-Christian Riots (Yahoo)

May 25, 2013

  1. Evangelical Pastor’s Tornado Tweets Stir Up Debate (USA Today)
  2. Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Civil Rights Heroes (CBS News)
  3. Three Lighted Crosses Removed from Water Tower in Idaho (Christian Post)
  4. Will There be a ‘Mass Exodus’ of Religious Groups From the Scouts? (CC)
  5. Religious Leaders React to Boy Scouts Decision (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Using Secrecy to Control (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Social Media Aids Baptist Fact-Finders (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Spiritual Formation Going Online (Baptist Standard)
  9. Israel: Jewish Converts Offer a Window on Conservative Christianity (Haaretz)
  10. U.K.: Church of England Leaders Propose Female Bishops by 2015 (Guardian)

May 24, 2013

  1. Boy Scouts Vote Won’t End the Debate (NBC News)
  2. Oregon Evangelical Lutherans Request Divestment from Fossil News (OPB)
  3. 19th-century Baptist is ‘Mirror to our Time’ in Exploring Racial Reconciliation (RH)
  4. BGCT Board Seeks OK to Explore Sale (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Hobby Lobby Case in Federal Court (Associated Baptist Press)

May 23, 2013

  1. Arizona House Non-Prayer Sparks Christian Re-Do (ABC News)
  2. Christian Leaders Ask Boy Scouts to Keep Current Policy on Bay Scouts (CP)
  3. Boston Church Official Faces Racketeering Charges (ABC News)
  4. California Judge Weighs Whether Yoga is a Religion (Fox News)
  5. BGCT Board Seeks Authority to Move Ahead With Possible Building Site (DBS)
  6. VA County Supervisors Vote to Hang Copy of 10 Comm. in Gov. Building (RH)
  7. In Okla.: ‘Faith-Based FEMA’ to be ‘Huge Part’ of Recovery Effort (BP)

May 20, 2013

  1. Donald Miller, Christian Iconclast (Daily Beast)
  2. Pat Robertson Shrugs off Adultery, CBN Regrets the Misunderstanding (CNN)
  3. SC Christian School Gets Boost From Controversial Science ‘Quiz’ (MyFOX8)
  4. Food Stamp Cuts Spark Bible Debate (Huffington Post)
  5. Proof of Heaven Popular, Except With the Church (CNN)

May 17, 2013

  1. Arizona Houses Passes Bill Protecting Religion (Arizona Capitol Times)
  2. Georgia Governor Engaged in Bible Dispute (ABC News)
  3. Bible-Quoting Beck Reenacts ‘Untouchables’ by Beating Activist (Raw Story)
  4. Rand Paul Courts Christian Conservatives (Patheos)
  5. U.K.: Muslim Converts: Changing my Religion (The Economist)
  6. Missional Before Missional Was Cool (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. SBC Leader Rejects Boy Scout Compromise (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Sexual-Abuse Resolution Proposed (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Trustees: ‘More Churches’ is NAMB’s Goal (Baptist Press)

May 15, 2013

  1. Evangelical Leader’s Survey Highlights Billy Graham’s Influence (CP)
  2. IRS Didn’t Just Hunt the Tea Party: Liberal Churches Also Targets (Gawker)
  3. Federal Judge Tosses Out Bible Believers’ Lawsuit (Detroit Press & Guide)
  4. Cleveland County Woman Accused of Bible Beating (Charlotte News-Observer)
  5. Paige Patterson Compared to Martin Luther (Associated Baptist Press)

May 14, 2013

  1. Faith-Themed Television Boosted by ‘The Bible’ (Christianity Today)
  2. Legendary L.A. Church Official Was Accused of Molestation (LA Times)
  3. End May be Near for California Evangelical Radio Network (ABC News)
  4. Obsessed with the End (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Longtime Editor R.G. Puckett Dies (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Guatemala: Evangelical Dictator Found Guilty of Genocide (Christianity Today)
  7. The Endangered Arab Christian (Project Syndicate)

May 13, 2013

  1. Remembering the Bombing of First Baptist, Ensley Parsonage (CBS42)
  2. More Latinos Leaving Catholic Church for Evangelical Churches (Patheos)
  3. Supreme Court Weighing Public School Graducation in a Church (LA Times)
  4. Sacramento Church Opens Restaurant to Make Money for Sanctuary (Sac. Bee)

May 10, 2013

  1. Evangelical Christian Sues City Officials Over Pamphlet Policy (LaCross Tribune)
  2. Christian Metal Guitarist Allegedly Sought to Kill Wife (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Faith Leaders Oppose Religious Profiling (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Minnesota Lawmaker and Minister: Marriage Equality Foes Always Cite Bible (RS)
  5. Minister: Gay Marriage Not Baptist Fight (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Ireland: Catholic Church Faces Abortion Question (Washington Post)

May 9, 2013

  1. The Dark Side of Home Schooling: Creating Soldiers for Culture War (Guardian)
  2. Texas Judge Rules that Cheerleaders May Display Bible Banners (Reuters)
  3. Southern Baptist Church’s Name Change Seeks to Shed Baggage (MH)
  4. Newtown Event Inspires Disaster Officials (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Cal Baptist Lawsuit Moves Forward (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Canada: A Leap for Some Faiths, but Canadians are Losing Their Religion (GM)

May 8, 2013

  1. Bible Publisher Wins Court Battle Over Contraceptive Mandate (Tennessean)
  2. Area Man Copies Entire Bible by Hand (New York Daily News)
  3. Scientists: Morals Are Not from God (CNN)
  4. Utah Christian Company Refuses to Print LGBT Shirts for Atheist Group (RS)
  5. Gingrich: LGBT Rights Undermine Catholic Rights (Huffington Post)
  6. Vote to Retain Church Brings Backlash (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Judge Green-lights Lawsuit Settlement (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Kentucky Convention, College Affirm Partnership (Baptist Press)
  9. San Antonio Chosen as Host City for BGCT (San Antonio Business Journal)

May 7, 2013

  1. Third Orlando-Area Mega-Church Pastor Resigns Over Affair (Orlando Sent.)
  2. City Ordered to Apologize for Arrest of Christian Missionaries (Mich. Live)
  3. Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Catholic Health Case (Huffington Post)
  4. Woman Named to Lead British Baptists (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Ministry Gets Artsy With Fundraising (Associted Baptist Press)
  6. Israel: Christian Tourists Flock to the Sea of Galilee (Huffington Post)

May 6, 2013

  1. For Some Baptists, the Name of the Church is an Hindrance (Miami Herald)
  2. When Christians Become a ‘Hated Minority’ (CNN)
  3. County Could Face Lawsuit Over Christian Prayers at Meeting (Charlotte NO)
  4. Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom From Religion (Navy Times)

May 4, 2013

  1. Baptist Historian Leon McBeth Dies (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. Harry Leon McBeth Obituary (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  3. Oklahoma Progressive Baptists Plan Gathering (NewsOK)
  4. Paper or Plastic? Some Switch to Digital Versions of Bible (Jackson Sun)
  5. Fort Worth Seminar Focuses on Church Safety (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  6. U.K.: Baptist Assembly 2013 Opens (Baptist Times)
  7. Disaster Ministry: Calling or Compulsion? (Associated Baptist Press)

May 3, 2013

  1. At D.C. First Baptist Church, a Dismal Parting With its First Black Pastor (WP)
  2. Historic Church and Black Pastor Part Ways (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Pentagon Debunks Reports of Anti-Christian Policies (HP/RNS)
  4. Homeless Man ‘Tests’ Kindness of Religions (Huffington Post)
  5. B. H. Carroll Institute Shifting Leaders (Associated Baptist Press)

May 2, 2013

  1. Suicides, Assaults Drive Southern Baptists to Focus on Mental Illness (TT)
  2. John Hagee and Charles Stanley Hold Historical Night to Honor Israel (CN)
  3. 15 Countries Cited for Religious Freedom Violations (Religion News Service)
  4. Golfer Bubba Watson Says he Respects Collins, Adheres to Bible (USA Today)
  5. Church Apologizes for Cancelling Leroy Butler Speaking Gig (SportsGrid)
  6. GA Woman Faces Charges After Stealing Bible from Bookstore (Fox News)
  7. Jefferson Bible Sparks Religion Debate in America (Voice of America)
  8. Young Musician: Church Organ Thriving (Associated Baptist Press)

May 1, 2013

  1. New Baptist Document Aims to Negotiate Diversity, Unity (Baptist Times)
  2. Louisiana College Board Votes to Retain Aguillard as Pres. (Town Talk)
  3. Poll: U.S. Muslims More Moderate Than Muslims Worldwide (RNS)
  4. Pastor Says Sandy Hook More Than Politics (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Beeson Celebrates 25 Years (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. U.K.: Britons ‘Trust Google as Much as Religion’ (Sky News)
  7. Brazil: Catholic Church Excommunicates Priest for Liberal Views (Reuters)

April 30, 2013

  1. Does Going to Church Make You Healthier (New York Times)
  2. New Film Examines Science vs. Religion (CNN)
  3. An Old-School Confessional Revives Saying ‘I’m Sorry’ (RNS)
  4. Believing in God Associated With Succesful Psychiatric Treatment (HP)
  5. The Secret Faith in Washington (Newsweek)
  6. ERLC’s Land Delivers Farewell Chapel Message (Baptist Press)
  7. Paynter, ‘CBF 2.0’ Visit Florida Gathering (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Haiti Trauma Tool Works in Newtown (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Wayland Fires CFO for Alleged Theft (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Iran: American Christian Pastor into Solitary Confinement (Fox News)

April 29, 2013

  1. Bible Belt Loves the Message from ‘Duck Dynasty’ Clan (USA Today)
  2. Campbellsville University Draws Scrutiny of SBC KY Affiliate (Louisville CJ)
  3. Pentagon Unblocks Southern Baptist Website (Christian News Network)
  4. Cityscape: Former Prospect Hill Missionary Baptist Church (My San Antonio)
  5. Cardinal Dolan to Receive Award From Evangelical Group (Christian Post)
  6. KY Woman Ordained as Priest in Defiance of Roman Catholic Church (Yahoo)

April 26, 2013

  1. 30,000 National Baptists Return to St. Louis (St. Louis American)
  2. Southern Baptists Say Site Blocked on Some Military Bases (Minn. Star-Tribune)
  3. Mississippi High School Forces Students to Attend Christian Lectures (Raw Story)
  4. Mysterious Ancient Structure Found Under Sea of Galilee (CNN)
  5. Mormon Church Endorses Boy Scout Plan (Salt Lake Tribune)
  6. Controversy Brews Over NM Church’s Hallucinogenic Tea Ritual (NPR)
  7. Obama, Bible Play Big in West Memorial (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Trump to Address Evangelicals (US News)
  9. KBC, Campbellsville to Have ‘Honest Dialogue’ (Baptist Press)
  10. U.K.: British Faith Groups Reclaim St. George (Associated Baptist Press)

April 25, 2013

  1. 16th Street Baptist Church Victims Awarded Congressional Gold Metal (Fox)
  2. Religion’s Media Persecution Complex (Salon)
  3. Pa. Judge Defends Church Aide’s Trial, Conviction (ABC News)
  4. Philadelphia Case Exposes Deep Rift in Abortion Debate (National Public Radio)
  5. Baptists, Muslims Meet for Dialogue (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Ireland: Catholic Hierarchy ‘Failed to Stop’ Child Sex Abuse by Priests (Guardian)

April 24, 2013

  1. Army Orders Removal of Bible Verses from Soldiers’ Weapons (Alaska Dispatch)
  2. White Evangelical Support for Immigration Reform Increases When … (CP)
  3. Catholic Church Withdraws Subpoena to Obama on Birth Control (Yahoo News)
  4. American Baptist Peace Conversation Seeks Interfaith Peace (Word & Way)
  5. CBF Leader Signs Response to MLK (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Texas Baptists Back Revised Lending Bill (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Proposed Alabama Law Targets Illegal Casinos (Associated Baptist Press)

April 23, 2013

  1. Immigration Hearing Turns to Sparring Over Boston Bombing, Bible (HP)
  2. Church Built in a Day (Denton Record Chronicle, TX)
  3. Why is a Famous Evangelical Pastor Defending Slavery? (Huffington Post)
  4. Kentucky Baptists Probe Professor’s Dismissal (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Branch Davidian Impact Felt After 20 Years (Associated Baptist Press)

April 22, 2013

  1. Boston Marathon Bombing: Sermons After the Attack (TIME Magazine)
  2. Texas Explosion: Baptist Church Holds Service in Hayfield (Oregon Live)
  3. Religious Herald, Associated Baptist Press to Merge (Baptist Standard)
  4. U.K.: Anglican School With 75% Muslim Pupils Drops Christian Hymns (DM)

April 19, 2013

  1. Obama in Boston, Voices Support in Church Service (Cape Cod Today)
  2. Stephen Hawking: So Here’s How it All Happened Without God (CNET)
  3. Baptists Respond to Blast With Aid, Prayer (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. SBC Leader Says Life Begins in Vitro (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Randy Adams Elected New Southern Baptist NW Director (Baptist Press)
  6. David Johnson Named Southern Baptist Arizona Director (Baptist Press)
  7. Syria: Christian Minority Lives in Fear of Kidnapping, Street Battles (Atlantic)
  8. Ireland: Muslims Find a Welcoming Home in Catholic Nation (Atlantic)
  9. Paris: Catholic Rebel Group Begins Criticizing New Pope (Reuters)

April 18, 2013

  1. Utah College and Christian Club Settle Lawsuit (Salt Lake Tribune)
  2. Former ‘Jesus Freak’ Traces the Evolution of Christian Rock (RNN)
  3. Georgia Teen Who Shot Parents Wanted to Read Bible, Not Do Chores (RS)
  4. Evangelical Pastors are a New Wild Card in the Immigration Debate (DMN)
  5. Copper Thief Falls Through Church Roof (WOOD TV8)
  6. Cancer Patients ‘Sojourn’ in Houston (Associated Baptist Press)

April 17, 2013

  1. Psalm Book May Sell for $30 Million (CNN)
  2. The Dallas Rave Church that Never Was (Dallas Observer)
  3. Priceless 14th Century Latin ‘Dictionary’ that Let Nuns Translate the Bible (MO)
  4. Nigeria: Christian Group Threatens Retaliation Over Islamist Attacks (Guardian)
  5. Saudi Arabia: King Says Boston Bombings Not Condoned by Any Religion (WP)

April 16, 2013

  1. Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement’s Adoption Obsession (Mother Jones)
  2. America Becoming Increasingly Post-Christian, Research Shows (Christian Post)
  3. Meet the Teacher Who’s Bringing God Back into Public Schools, But … (Blaze)
  4. Storms Prompt ‘Compassion Adrenaline’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. CBF Ventures into E-learning (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Vatican: Pope Affirms Serious Doctrinal Issues with Women’s Conference (CNA)

April 15, 2013

  1. Dallas Chuch Hosts Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil Focusing on Gun Violence (DN)
  2. Day 2 of StadiumFest Christian Music Festival Draws Bigger Crowd (Birm. News)
  3. Pope Francis: Hypocrisy ‘Undermines Church’s Credibility’ (NBC News)
  4. When God is Your Therapist (New York Times)
  5. Jackie Robinson’s Faith Missing from ‘42’ Movie (Huffington Post)
  6. U.K.: Margaret Thatcher: Her Unswerving Faith Shaped by Her Father (Telegraph)

April 13, 2013

  1. From Anger to Forgiveness: Man Befriends Brother’s Killer (CNN)
  2. Plan to Register Evangelical Christian & Faithful Catholic Voters (St. Aug. News)
  3. Teacher Fired for Bible: Student Asked About Biblical Reference (CS Monitor)
  4. Re-Creating Church to Draw Non-Churchgoers (Seattle Times)
  5. Pastors Get Tips on Burying the Dead (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Egypt: Copts Last Out at Government’s Anti-Christian Rhetoric (CS Monitor)
  7. Rome: Pope Francis Tasks Cardinals with Studying Reform of RC Church (CNN)

April 12, 2013

  1. Christian Reconstructionism is Ron Paul’s Home-Schooling Curriculum (Guardian)
  2. USA Seizes Marketing ‘Moment’ With Christian Community (Variety)
  3. American Baptist College Joins List of Historically Black Colleges (Tennessean)
  4. Bible Verse Prompts Appeal of Stearns County Child Custody Case (Star-Tribune)
  5. Richard Land Selected as President of N.C. Seminary (Baptist Press)
  6. Land’s Next Job: Produce More ‘Green Berets, Paratroopers of God’s Army’ (CT)

April 11, 2013

  1. Evangelicos! (TIME Magazine)
  2. Congressman Cites Noah’s Flood to Say Climate Change Isn’t Man-Made (BF)
  3. Liberty Univ. Prof, Lawyer: Atheists Want to ‘Finish Job’ Terrorists Started (RS)
  4. Survivor of ’63 Alabama Church Bombing Seeks Funds (ABC News)
  5. Trustees: Southwestern Seminary Looks to End Tenure (Baptist Press)
  6. SBC Leader Calls HHS Mandate ‘Persecution’ (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Lawsuit Against Baptist Camp Dismissed (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. ‘Baptiscostal’ Comic Rising Hollywood Star (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Evangelical Coalition Launches Immigration Ads (Florida Baptist Witness)
  10. Pope Francis May be Luring Some Lapsed Catholics Back to the Church (Salon)

April 10, 2013

  1. Evangelical Pastor Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality (Salon)
  2. Elaborate Hoax: No, Joel Osteen Has Not Renounced His Faith (CNN)
  3. Duke McCall, Former Baptist Leader, is Fondly Remembered (Louisville CJ)
  4. ‘The Bible’ Sets DVD Record: Fastest-Selling Miniseries Ever (Inside TV)
  5. GSN Considers Adding Church-Based Dating Show (New York Times)
  6. Retreat Center Hosts Autism Camp (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Americans United Calls for Access to Birth Control (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Egypt: Christian Pope Blasts Islamist President (Associated Press)

April 9, 2013

  1. Female Preachers Change Church Culture (Associated Baptist Press)
  2. 16th St. Baptist Church Hosts ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ Discussion (AL.com)
  3. Mission Needs Benefit Public Health (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. 99-Year Old Recalls 1925 Birth of SBC Cooperative Program (Baptist Press)
  5. Eldred G. Smith Dead: Former Mormon Church Patriarch Dies at 106 (HP)
  6. Egypt: Death Toll in Muslim-Christian Clashes at Cairo Cathedral Rises to 2 (Fox)
  7. Azerbaijan: Pastors Fined After Being Raided by Police (Christian Today)

April 8, 2013

  1. Gov. Rick Perry Speaks at First Baptist Dallas Dedication (Dalla Morning News)
  2. Son of Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide, Family Says (CNN)
  3. Christian Leaders Offer Support for Pastor Warren (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Edith Schaeffer, 98, Dies; Defined Christian Values (New York Times)
  5. In a Mormon First, Woman Led Prayer at Conference (New Have Register)
  6. Egypt: Five Die in Christian-Muslim Clashses (Reuters)

April 6, 2013

  1. White House Fights Catholic Church Subpoena on Birth Control (Reuters)
  2. North Carolina House Speaker Kills Bill to Create State Religion (Huff Post)
  3. One in Three Americans Want Christianity as Official State Religion (Examiner)
  4. Texas Preacher Teaches Guns and Religion (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Israeli Archaeologists Discover 1500-Year-Old Christian Lantern (Fox News)
  6. Small is Big for Millenials (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Pastor Says Stats Not Ministry Measure (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Liberty University Lifts Campus Gun Ban (Associated Baptist Press)

April 5, 2013

  1. Are Sports Taking a Toll on Church Attendance? (Oregonian)
  2. Americans Love the Bible But Don’t Read it Much, Poll Shows (SLC Tribune)
  3. Christian College Wins ‘Cybersquatting’ Fight with Grad’s Website (CT)
  4. CBF Coord. Council Recommends New Officers, Board, Council Members (CBF)
  5. BJC Weighs in on North Carolina Religion Bill (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. SBC Leader Retracts Radio Comment (Associated Baptist Press)

April 4, 2013

  1. NC Lawmakers Reject First Amendment, Push Bill for State Religion (NBC News)
  2. Duke McCall, Former President of SBTS, Dies at Age 98 (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  3. BTSR Announces New Location (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Australia: Catholic Church Once Again at Center of Abuse Inquiry (NBC News)

April 3, 2013

  1. CBF Ministers Push for Immigration Reform (Winston-Salem Journal)
  2. Evangelical Coalition Starts Running Immigration Radio Ads Across Texas (DMN)
  3. Duke McCall Dies (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Died: Duke McCall, ‘Giant Among Southern Baptists’ (Christianity Today)
  5. Southern Baptist John 3:16 Conference Addresses Calvinism (Baptist Press)
  6. Pensacola Christian College Sues Graduate Over Website (Opposing Views)
  7. Success of ‘The Bible’ Makes History Channel Top Cable Network (Christian Post)
  8. Catholic Church Priest Sex Abuse Scandal to be Turned into a Movie (MovieFone)

April 2, 2013

  1. 80 Year Old Pastor to Compete in Senior Olympics Nationals Pole Vaulting (BWW)
  2. Piper Preaches Last Sermon at Bethlehem Baptist (World Magazine)
  3. Iraq: Christian Leaders Try to Restore Hope (Al Jazeera English)
  4. Intuit-Language Bible, 34 Years in the Works, Now Available as App (Nat. Post)
  5. Group Proclaims: Let There Be Access (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Louisiana College Trustees Release No Report (Baptist Press)

April 1, 2013

  1. Obama Attends Church on Easter (CNN)
  2. SBC President Links North Korea Threats to Gay Marriage, Boy Scouts (RWW)
  3. Baptist Pastor: Same Sex Marriage is God Given ‘Freedom’ (Raw Story)
  4. At Evangelical Colleges, Shifting Attitude Toward Gay Students (CNN)
  5. The Face of Jesus: Minister’s Collection Numbers About 240 (Kansas City Star)
  6. First Baptist of Dallas Unveils its New Campus (Dallas Morning News)
  7. In His First Easter as Pope, Francis Calls for Peace in His Own Style (CNN)
  8. Cardinal Dolan: Church’s Nature Means it Will be Out Touch Sometimes (ABC)

March 29, 2013

  1. FBC Dallas Pastor: Freedom from Religion a ‘Perverted Idea’ (Raw Story)
  2. Easter Sunday is the Super Bowl of Church Attendance (AL.Com)
  3. Approval of New Gas Station Saves Bradenton Church (MySunCoast.Com)
  4. AU Defends Birth-Control Mandate (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. DC Baptists Agree to Differ on Gay Marriage (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Social Conservatives Threatening to Leave the GOP Over Marriage Equality (TP)

March 28, 2013

  1. A Meditation on Silence Since the Dawn of Christianity (The Economist)
  2. Justices Show Reluctance for Broad Marriage Ruling (Wall Street Journal)
  3. Evangelical Minister Cycling Across Country Spreading Gospel (YourGV)
  4. Poll: Failing to Read Bible Related to Declining Morals in U.S. (Charisma)
  5. Israel: Bible Comes to Life as Locusts Swarm Israel (Christian Science Mon.)
  6. Jesus Faces Mock Trial in Texas (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. KY Lawmakers Override Religious Freedom Veto (Baptist Press)
  8. U.K.: Uproar in Oxford as Trinity Hosts Controversial Christian Group (Ind.)

March 27, 2013

  1. Russell Moore Tapped to Lead Southern Baptist Policy Office (Washington Post)
  2. Russell Moore New ERLC Leader (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Alabama Baptist Editor: Accountability Act Violates Religious Liberty (AL.Com)
  4. TN Lawmakers Confuse Mop Sink for Muslim Foot-Washing Sink (Detroit TFP)
  5. Denison Returns to Midland to Lead ‘Spiritual Awakening’ (My West Texas)
  6. Houston Announces Six-Game Inaugural Football Schedule (Houston Chronicle)
  7. Alabama Church’s ‘Strip for Me’ Billboard Draws Attention (Fox News)
  8. Stephen Colbert Slams ‘The Bible’ Miniseries (Los Angeles Times)
  9. In Brooklyn, a Punk Church Tries to Redefine Religious Faith (The Atlantic)
  10. North Dakota Governor Signs Laws Outlawing Most Abortions (CNN)
  11. Wayland Baptist Flying Queens Ruled Women’s Hoops (ABP)
  12. Ireland: Irish Catholics Flee the Church (Salon)

March 26, 2013

  1. ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill to Get Override Vote in Kentucky Leg. (Louisville CJ)
  2. Kentucky Baptists Urge Override of Gov’s Veto (Baptist Press)
  3. Melissa Rogers Speaks to Press (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Creationist Stakes $10,000 on Contest Between Bible and Evolution (Guardian)
  5. Holy Dancing Water: At First Baptist Dallas, Fanfare and Fountain (DN)
  6. Evangelical Leader: Same-Sex Marriage Polls are Skewed (MSNBC)
  7. Students Find Plenty to Do in Haiti (Associated Baptist Press)

March 25, 2013

  1. The Money Man Behind Atheism’s Activism (CNN)
  2. RNC Chair: Huckabee Should be Republicans’ LGBT Rights Ambassador (Raw)
  3. For Evangelical Leader, Gay Marriage ‘Outside of God’s Design’ (NPR)
  4. The County Where No One’s Gay (CNN)
  5. Provo Family Makes Christian Radio Station Their Home (Daily Herald, UT)
  6. Catholic University to File Appeal in Fight Against ObamaCare Mandate (Fox)
  7. U.K.: ‘Christian Easter Eggs’ Fail to Crack Open Supermarkets (The Independent)

March 23, 2013

  1. First Baptist Dallas Prepares to Open $130 Million Campus (CBS Dallas)
  2. Slavic Baptists Get a New Church in Port Charlotte (Herald Tribune)
  3. From ‘The Bible’ to the Amish, Why Religion is Hot on Cable (Hollywood Reporter)
  4. Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, Southern Baptist, Regrets Same-Sex Law (AP)
  5. Baptist Children’s Home Rejects Settlement (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Future of Black Church Focus of Vanderbilt Divinity Conference (Vanderbilt News)
  7. Argentina: How the Catholic Church Lost Argentina (Foreign Affairs)
  8. Bethelem: Obama Visits Bethlehem’s Nativity Church (Reuters)

March 22, 2013

  1. Thomas Jefferson Bible on Display in Colorado (Denver Post)
  2. Iraq: Christians, Churches in Iraq Dwindling Since Start of War 10 Years Ago (Fox)
  3. Ordination of Openly Gay Man Costs Ginter Park Baptist (Rich. Times-Dispatch)
  4. U.K.: Christian B&B Owners ‘Find Way to Still Turn Gay Couples Away” (HP)
  5. Kentucky Baptist Leader: Rally Around Sunrise Children’s Services (LCJ)
  6. CBF Joins Hands to Help Newtown Clergy (Associated Baptist Press)

March 21, 2013

  1. Christian Rapper’s Raw Lyrics About Racism Stir Controversy (CNN)
  2. Christian Radio Host: ‘God Guided’ History Channel to Prove Obama is Satan (Raw)
  3. U.K.: Baptists to Challenge Government on Drones (Baptist Times)
  4. Catholic Church Turns to Anglicans to Fill U.S. Priest Shortage (CBS News)
  5. Kentucky Settling Lawsuit Over Baptist Children’s Homes (Louisville CJ)
  6. Kentucky Settles Baptist Home Lawsuit (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Southern Baptists Expand North With Church Plants (News Channel 5, MA)
  8. If Gay Marriage is Legalized, Polygamy is Next, Brief Warns (Baptist Press)

March 20, 2013

  1. Mississippians Believe in Faith, Family and ‘Duck Dynasty’ (Clarion Ledger)
  2. How Artists Invented the Christian Jesus (Huffington Post)
  3. Philippines: Top Court Halts Contraceptive Law Until Hearings Held (Wash. Post)
  4. Rome: Pope Francis Urges Protection of the Poor and Earth (Dallas Morn. News)
  5. BTSR Trustees Approve Relocation Plan (Associated Baptist Press)

March 19, 2013

  1. Evangelical Star Rob Bell Comes Out for Marriage Equality (Religion Dispatches)
  2. Portman Inspires Other Republicans to Stop Speaking to their Children (New Yorker)
  3. ‘Bible’s’ Satan Casting Raises Eyebrows, Ire With Comparisons to Obama (NBC)
  4. Walgreens to Replace South Augusta Church (Augusta Chronicle)
  5. Suzii Paynter on Life, Lent and CBF (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Louisiana Baptists Oppose Tax Plan (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Rome: Papal Inaugural Mass Will Straddle Religion and Politics (Reuters)

March 18, 2013

  1. First Baptist, Naples Repair Shops Team up for Car-Care Clinic for Needy (NDN)
  2. How Does a Jewish Artist Tell the Ultimate Christian Story? (National Public Radio)
  3. Evangelical Leaders Slam GOP Shift on Gay Marriage (Business Insider)
  4. Former Scientologist Exposes Brutal Church-run Child Labor Camp (NY Daily)
  5. Rome: Pope Francis Urged to Reform the Vatican’s Entrenched Bureaucracy (WP)

March 16, 2013

  1. The President and the Nation Have Evolved on Same-Sex Marriage (CNN)
  2. NJ Gov. Uses Term ‘Boy’ in Heated Exchange at African American Church (HP)
  3. BWA to Attend Papal Inauguration (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. Rome: Vatican Denies Dirty War Allegations Against Pope (BBC)
  5. Catholic Archdiocese of LA Reaches $10 Million Sex Abuse Settlement (ABC)
  6. Texas Baptist Church Defends Calling Cops on Member (Associated Baptist Press)

March 15, 2013

  1. Shape-Shifting Jesus Described in Ancient Egyptican Text (LiveScience)
  2. Favored Atlanta Falcons Site Hinges on Churches (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  3. Why Pope Frances Excites (Most) Evangelical Leaders (Christianity Today)
  4. How Rich is the Catholic Church? No One Really Knows (Slate)
  5. Baptist Pastor: Sex With Underage Girl ‘is exactly what Christ desires’ (Raw Story)
  6. Small Church Embraces Diversity (Associated Baptist Press)
August 29, 2013

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