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.

December 1, 2021

In today’s curated new and analysis headlines: After Ahmaud Arbery’s Death, This Group Demanded Change; The Christian Legal Army Behind the Ban on Abortion in Mississippi; Conservative Southern Baptist Network Launches Attack on James Merritt for Saying Something Nice About His Son; and more

November 30, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Horse Troughs, Hot Tubs and Hashtags: Baptism is Getting Wild; “We Remember a United States that Fought the Nazis”: A German Scholar of Fascism Weighs in on Christian Nationalism in the U.S.; Center for Christian Virtue, Ohio Christian Nationalist Culture War Organization, Buys Building Across from Statehouse; Black Catholics Have a Right to be Frustrated with a Church that Ignores Racism; and more

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November 29, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Giant Menorah to Light up Genesee County as Part of World’s Largest Chanukah Observance; Religious Abortion Supporters Fight for Access; ; Christian Nationalist Idaho Church, Advocates of Theocracy, Wages Culture War With Books, Cartoons and Nature Doc; and more

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November 24, 2021

In today’s curated news an analysis headlines: 48 Million Expected to Hit the Road as Travelers Emerge for Thanksgiving; A Majority Supports Keeping Roe v. Wade in Place: CBS News Poll; Alabama Man’s 14-Foot-Tall Church May be Worlds Smallest; and more

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November 23, 2021

In today’s news and analysis headlines: A Historic San Juan Church that Once Welcomed Freed Slaves Now Takes in Hispanic Refugees; Both Republicans and Democrats Prioritize Family, But They Differ Over Other Sources of Meaning in Life; Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 ‘Documentary’ is His Most Nakedly Fascist Piece of Propaganda Yet; ‘Heil Rittenhouse’: White Supremacists Celebrate Verdict Like They’ve Won the Super Bowl; and more

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November 22, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: For Black Residents of Ahmaud Arbery’s Hometown, Trust in the Justice System is on Trial Right Alongside His Accused Killers; Two Missionaries Released in Haiti After Group Kidnapping; Conflict Over Abortion Laws Won’t Abate if Roe v Wade Falls; and more

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November 19, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Black Ministry Isn’t Limited to Sundays – and it Won’t be Limited by Racists; What Americans Hear About Social Justice at Church, and What They Do About It; In Charlottesville Trial, Jurors Learn to Decode the Secret Slang of White Supremacists; This North Texas Church Lost Six Members to Suicide. Here’s What it’s Doing to Get Families Help; New Revised Standard Version Bible Updated with Consideration for ‘Modern Sensibilities’; and more

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November 18, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Pastor Says Church Event Tied to Deadly COVID Outbreak Was ‘What God Wanted Us to Do’; Why is it So Dangerous to be Pregnant in America?; Tennessee’s Southern Baptist Convention Approves Sexual Abuse Recommendation; and more

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November 17, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Attending Michael Flynn’s Call for ‘One Religion,’ a Who’s Who of the New Christian Right; Pulpit Panic: Half of Protestant Clerics Looking for Exits, Survey Reports;
If You’re a High-Risk Patient Who Needs an Abortion, a Hospital’s Religious Chaplain Might Help Decide Whether You Can Get One; and more

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November 16, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: His Reasons for Opposing Trump Were Biblical. Now a Top Christian Editor is Out; ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Chanted at QAnon-Linked Church Event in Texas; The Mormon Church’s $100 Billion Fund Added to its Tesla Stake and Took Profits in Nvidia Last Quarter; The Language of Jewish Nationalism: Street Signs and Linguistics in the Old City of Jerusalem; and more

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November 15, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How My Faith Shapes My View of Racism and History; In North Carolina, Black Baptists, White Methodists Plan a Bus Trip for Healing; Former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn at Far Right Rally Calls for One Religion in America; and more

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November 12, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: On the Best Seller List, Rachel Held Evans’s Legacy Continues (New York Times)
Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology; Uncovering Native History in Badlands National Park; Man Who Stalked Reporter Who Broke Church Scandal Sentenced; Baseball Returning to One of the Nation’s Oldest Historically Black Universities with Help of Cincinnati Reds; and more

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November 11, 2021

Today’s curated news and analysis headlines: SBC Abuse Reckoning Spurs State-Level Reviews; The Question Roiling the Catholic Church: Who’s a Good Catholic?; Rev. Jacqui Lewis: In a Divided America, No One is Saved Until Everyone is Saved; and more

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November 9, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How Covid Raised the Stakes of the War Between Faith and Science; French Catholic Church to Sell Assets to Settle Sex Abuse Claims; Women Describe Abuse, ‘Stolen Babies’ at Youth Christian Group Homes. Now, They Push for Change; and more

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November 8, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How Leonard Cohen’s Hits Were Influenced by Christianity and Judaism (CBC Radio)
George Group Brings Women of Different Faiths Together; ‘We’re Not Gonna be Knocked Down’: Middletown Church Under Attack by Racist, Anti-LGBTQ Christian Groups; Virginia Pastor: If You Want to Ban Books that Make Children Uncomfortable, Start with the Bible; and more

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November 5, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: ‘Champing,’ or Camping in a Church, is a New U.K. Travel Trend (Marketplace)
Feds Prompt Michigan to Revise Religious Practice Restrictions on Prisoners; How Religion Helped African Migrants During a Risky Atlantic Crossing; and more

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