Editor’s Picks

Check back daily for Bruce Gourley’s curated articles that are relevant to people of faith who wish to engage the critical issues facing our communities, nations and world.

July 27, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Pastor Greg Locke Vows to Ban Anyone Wearing a Mask from Church and Blasts the So-called ‘Godless Democrats’; NC Evangelical Minister, Grandson of the Rev. Billy Graham, Hospitalized in Critical Condition with COVID; Texas Man Accused of Setting Family Home Ablaze and Killing His Brother for Not Following the Bible; Mary, Mother of Jesus, Turns up as an Icon for Pop Stars and Social Justice Warriors; and more

July 26, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Facebook’s Next Target: The Religious Experience; Vaccines are a ‘Personal Decision,’ Hillsong Church Founder Says after Congregant Refuses Shot and Dies of COVID-19; Josh Mandel Bets Push for Judeo-Christian Revolution Will Win Him Ohio Senate Seat; New York Becomes Sixth State in U.S. to Ban Child Marriages; and more.

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July 23, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: The World’s Largest Muslim Organization Just Honored Evangelicals; US Churches Reckon with Traumatic Legacy of Native Schools; Missouri Church Leaders Implore Congregants: Get Vaccinated; Israeli Restaurants are Changing Their Kosher Certification – and Signaling a Religious Revolution; and more

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July 22, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: These Christian Lawmakers are on the Offensive Against Abortion; Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Most Abortions; Bookstore’s Viral TikTok Calls Out Shoppers Who Turn Around LGBTQ+ Books to Hide Covers; Among Mormon Women, Frank Talk About Sacred Underclothes; and more

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July 21, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: What’s Next for Christian Zionists?; Bible Society’s New Philadelphia Museum Retells American History with a Religious Slant; Social Conservatives ‘Frustrated’ Over Trump Supreme Court Justices’ Rulings; and more

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July 20, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Co-chair of Poor People’s Campaign Among Nearly 100 Women Arrested at March for Voting Rights in D.C.; Proud Boys Leader Pleads Guilty to Burning DC Church’s Black Lives Matter Banner; Promise Keepers Says it Has Changed. The Times Have Changed More.; and more.

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July 19, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How ‘In God We Trust’ Bills are Advancing a Christian Nationalist Agenda; Denominations Have Begun Creating Special Prayers for Fatal Mass Shootings; Can California Churches Save Theaters?; and more

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July 9, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Former Trump Official’s God-and-Country Nonprofit Calls CRT Threat to ‘Colorblind Society’; Critical Race Theory is Just the Latest Battle: ‘The Bible Told Them So: How Southern Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy’; The High Cost of Becoming a None for American Muslims; and more

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July 8, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Virginia ‘Bible Study’ Group Was Cover for Violent Militia Plans, Prosecutors Say; Book: Trump Told John Kelly Hitler ‘Did a Lot of Good Things’; As United Church of Christ Takes on Race and LGBTQ Issues, Consensus Reigns; and more

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July 7, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A Horn-Wearing ‘Shaman.’ A Cowboy Evangelist. For some, the Capitol Attack was a Kind of Christian Revolt; AME Church to Address BLM, Voting Rights, in Delayed Meeting; The Pew Study’s Glazed Picture of Religious Tolerance; and more

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July 6, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Hobby Lobby Faces Backlash Over Newspaper Ad Calling for Christian-Run Government; Her Family Owned Slaves. Can She Make Amends?; 125 Church Campers in Texas Test Positive for COVID 19; Race, Evolution and the Science of Human Origins; and more

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July 2, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Famous Texas Barbecue Joint, Whose Profits Support Church Next Door, is Resurrected; It’s a Quirky, Historic Hobby for the Bellringers Still Pulling the Ropes at Boston’s Old North Church; Biden’s 2020 Margins Came from Atheists, Agnostics; Trump’s White Evangelical Backing Rose: Pew Study; Researchers Identify Brain Circuit for Spirituality; and more.

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July 1, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Megachurch Pastor Issues $200k Reparations Payments Each to Survivors of Tulsa Massacre; A Church in Brazil Takes on a New Mission, Baking Bread for the Poor; British Methodist Church Says Yes to Same-Sex Marriages in ‘Momentous Step on the Road to Justice’; and more

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June 30, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: The Christian Right Used COVID to Win Rampant Religious Exemptions; A Maryland Attic Hid a Priceless Trove of Black History. Historians and Activists Saved it From Auction; D.C. Area Church Members Help Cancel $9 Million in Medical Debts; Key Findings About Religion in India; and more

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June 29, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: ‘Negro Leagues Embodies the American Spirit,’ Says Museum President at Timmons Hall, a Former Church Building; Why a Christian Mom from Little Rock Took Care of Over 1,000 Gay Men Who Had AIDS; How Joe Biden is Navigating a Catholic Church in Conflict; and more.

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June 28, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Case File on 1964 Civil Rights Worker Killings Made Public; A Florida Man Admitted Storming the Capitol, Feds Say. Then He Told the FBI His Pastor Came With Him; Portland Congregation Races to Get Members Vaccinated Before Oregon Opens; I Submitted to Conversion Therapy to Please My Mom and Jesus; and more

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