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.

June 24, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: The Supreme Court Allows the Carrying of Firearms in Public in Major Victory for Gun Rights Groups; The Myth of the ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ Has Religious Roots; Justice Sonia Sotomayer Continues Her Warnings of a Dramatic Conservative Turn at the Supreme Court; Separation of Church and State is Crumbling Before Our Eyes (and more)

June 23, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Faith Leaders Urge Transformation on Anniversary of Emanuel AME Shooting; The GOP Weapondizes Christianity; Supreme Court Says Maine Cannot Bar Religious Schools from State Tuition Program; Rare Ancient Mosque Discovered in Negev Desert by Israeli Archaeologists (and more)

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June 22, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: The New Juneteenth Holiday Traces its Roots to Galveston, Texas; New Platform of Texas GOP is Laced with White Christian Privilege; How Franklin Graham Pushed a Domestic Abuse Victim to Return to Her Husband; Drought in the 6th Century Paved the Way for Islam (and more)

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June 17, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: What Antisemitism Looks Like When it is Carved into Church; Pride-flag Protest at Christian University Graduation Part of Larger Social Movement; Spirituality and Sexuality Often Clash. These Green Bay Churches Made the Effort to be Designated LGBTQ Friendly. (and more)

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June 16, 2022

In today’s news and analysis headlines: Southern Baptist Convention Passes 2 Reform Measures Aimed at Improving its Handling of Sexual Abuse Allegations; How the Christian Home-Schooling Lobby Feeds on Fear of Public Schools; Roger Stone and Michael Flynn Under Fire Over Rallies ‘Distorting Christianity’; Religion Professor: Coercive Power is Where Christianity is Most Unlike its Founder (and more)

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June 15, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Police in Idaho are Getting Death Threats After Arresting White Supremacist Patriot Front Members; South Florida Synagogue Challenges State Abortion Law Over Religion; In Missouri, Battles Over Birth Control Foreshadow a Post-Roe World; As Southern Baptists Gather, Right-Wing, MAGA-like Faction Sounds Alarm (and more)

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June 13, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How Christian Nationalism Pave the Way for January 6; CRT, Trumpism and Doubt Roil Biola University. Is this the Future of Evangelical Christianity?; National Bible Study to Commemorate Seventh Anniversary of Charleston Church Mass Shooting; Evangelical Christian Adoption Movement Hit by a ‘Tsunami’ of Mentally Ill Children; How Christian Home-Schoolers Laid the Groundwork for ‘Parental Rights’; This Traffic Stop Between a Black Man and a White State Trooper Began With Fear. It Ended with a Surprising Act of Kindness. (and more)

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June 3, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Buffalo Supermarket gunman Indicted on Terror, Hate Charge; Brian McLaren Offers 10 Solid Reasons to Abandon Christianity; First Dallas Baptist Squandered Chance to Address; Clergy of Color Face Unprecedented Mental Health Challenges (and more)

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June 2, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: KKK Recruitment Flyer Left on Black Mississippi Church Steps Ahead of Anniversary; The Maker of a Gun Used in the Texas Shooting Has a History of Controversial Weapons Ads, Using Bible Verses to Justify Guns; Americans’ Erratic Relationship with Religion Will be Tested Again After Abortion Ruling, Experts Say (and more)

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June 1, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A Church, a Gathering Place for Generations, Becomes a Hub for Uvalde’s Grief; The Science is Clear: Gun Control Saves Lives; SBC Abusers’ Report is Start of Momentum, But ‘Culture Has to Change’, Says Survivor Jules Woodson (and more)

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May 18, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Biden on Calls on America to Reject ‘Poison’ of White Supremacy; Buffalo Suspect Considered Attacking Elementary Schools, Churches, According to Online Chat Logs; Christian Nationalist, Pro-Trump Pastor, Spouting Lies and Hatred, Calls for Further Right-Wing Insurrection; Refugees Who Found a Home in Atlanta-area Church are Poised to Help Ukrainians as War Continues (and more)

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May 17, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A Fringe Conspiracy Theory, Fostered Online, is Refashioned by the GOP; ‘Replacement’ Theories Driving Gunmen Creep into Mainstream Politics; The Roots of the ‘Great Replacement Theory’; GOP Governor Says Rays Victims Must Carry the Baby to Term (and more)

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May 16, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Margaret Atwood: I Invented Gilead. The Supreme Court is Making it Real.; Why Some Black Churches Aren’t Elated About the Possible End of Roe; Report Details Church-State Collusion on Native Schools; The Most Famous Girl at the Waffle House – and a Former Southern Baptist (and more)

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May 13, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: White Nationalists Get Religion: On the Far-Right Fringe, Catholics and Racists Forge a Movement; Native American Boarding Schools in Kansas Supported US Land Grab and Forced Cultural Assimilation; Dispute Over School Anti-Racism Policies, ‘Critical Race Theory’ Move to Courts; Bible Used to Fuel Homophobia in Africa (and more)

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May 12, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Why Tennessee is Just Now Looking to Life a Ban on Clergy in the Legislature; With Piles of Campaign Cash, Christian Activists Make North Texas School Board Races a State Battleground; Religion Professor: Marjorie Taylor Green’s Version of Christianity is a Massive Betrayal of the Teachings of Jesus; United Methodist Churches Cannot Disaffiliate from Denomination, Church Court Rules (and more)

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May 11, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How Politics Poisoned the Evangelical Church; How Christian Nationalism Perverted the Justice System and Gutted Our Rights; Orthodox Christian Churches are Drawing in Far-Right American Convert; Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Local Church Form Partnership to Host Thinking About Race Event (and more)

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