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.
In today’s curated and analysis news headlines: Wendell Griffen: Southern Baptists, Attorney-Client Privilege, and Devotion to Empire; Preacher Who Suggests He is Acting Like Christ Laments Government Isn’t Executing LGBQT People; Pope Pledges to Continue Being a ‘Pest’ in Defense of Poor; For Missionary Group in a Fragile Haiti, Charity Turns to Chaos; and more
In today’s news and analysis headlines: Christian Groups Aid Hurricane Ida Victims as Many are Missing, Homes Destroyed; Mormon Vaccine Push Ratchets Up, Dividing Faith’s Members; Muslim Cleric Arrested on Blasphemy Charges for Insulting Christianity, Calling the Bible ‘Fiction’; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Mississippi’s Governor Says People in the State are Less Scared of COVID-19 Because They ‘Believe in Eternal Life’’; Hawaii’s Religious Leaders Band Together to Build Trust, Encouraging the COVID Vaccine; Afghanistan’s Minorities Live in Fear, Brace for Persecution; The Right-Wingers Who Admire the Taliban; and more.
In today’s news and analysis headlines: Why Some White Evangelical Republicans are So Opposed to the COVID-19 Vaccine; The Mississippi Clinic at the Center of the Fight to End Abortion in America; The New Chief Chaplain at Harvard? An Atheist; Jewish Bibles Not Obsolete, Rabbis Tell Pope After Sermon Ignites Centuries-Old Feud; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A More Secular America is Not Just a Problem for Republicans; Catholic Charities Say Texas Order on Migrant Transportation Violates Religious Rights; Will America’s Christians Welcome Afghanistan’s Refugees?; Charleston Church Shooter’s Death Sentence Upheld; and more.
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Scientization of Politics Has New Battles, So Evolution is Now More Accepted Than in the Past; ‘God Separating Sheep from Goats’’: Trump Supporter on Being Unvaccinated; White Christian Nationalist Author Advocates for a Biblical Worldview that Does Not Include Jesus; In Shift, Israel Quietly Allows Jewish Prayers on Temple Mount; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Baptists Worldwide Uniting to Offer Aid to Haiti as Challenges Mount; Who Will Win Ohio’s Evangelicals?; Truth and Justice: On the Cruelties Against Indigenous People; and more.
In today’s news and analysis headlines: NC Doctor: God Gave Us This Vaccine, My Evangelical Friends; Colorado Springs Evangelical Christian Groups Less Political, But Even More Powerful Economically; Frustrated with Biden, Evangelical Leaders are Tightening the Screws, Calling Resettlement of Afghan Refugees a ‘Moral Urgency’; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Judge Wendell Griffen Criticizes Christian Conservatives Refusing Masks and Rejecting Vaccines; Evangelicals Voice Support After Biden Nominates First Muslim to Religious Freedom Post; Fox News Viewers’ Vaccine Skepticism Drops to Record Low, Poll Finds; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Sociologist: The Anti-Vaccine Con Job is Becoming Untenable; Wade Morris, Falls Creek Camp Guest Pastor, Dies of COVID-19 Complications; ‘Pray Away’ Director on Conversion Therapy: ‘It’s a Movement of Hurt People, Hurting Other People’ The Stunning, Norse-Inspired English Church of Balestrand, Norway; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Religion Scholar: We’ve Finally Begun to Confront White Christian Nationalism, But What About its Source Text?; Oklahoma Pastor and Republican Party Chair Employs Star of David to Protest Vaccine Requirements; Supreme Court Justice Breyer Rejects Maine Church’s Attempt to Block Delta Variant Restrictions that Don’t Exist; and more
In today’s curated and news analysis headlines: Why is the South the Epicenter of Anti-Abortion Fervor?; Many Faith Leaders in North Texas Embracing Their Role in Vaccine Push; It’s Mindboggling, it’s Crazy’: ‘A Moral Obligation’: Black Ministers are Leading Rallies for Voting Rights Just as They Did During the Civil Rights Era; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Scholar: After Living Three Years Inside a Kalamazoo Church Avoiding Deportation, Pakistani Immigrant Rediscovers Freedom; Why Did a Republican Senator Ask a Biden Nominee if He Believes in God?; A Trump Supporter was Arrested After a Church Prayer Group Member Sent Texts to the FBI that Showed Him Inside the Capitol Building on January 6; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: “It Was Clear the Terrorists Perceived Themselves to be Christians”: The January 6 Select Committee Cannot Ignore the Pervasive Christian Nationalism Present That Day; Religious Leaders Weigh Reinstating Mask Mandates and Whether They Could Upset Some Members; Cutting Carbon Pollution Quickly Would Save About 74 Million Lives, Study Finds; Southern Baptists Join Catholic Bishops in Asserting ‘No Constitutional Basis’ for Abortion at All; and more.
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: White Evangelicals Resist COVID-19 Vaccine Most Among Religious Groups; Religious Americans, Led by White Evangelicals, Less Likely to Believe Intelligent Life Exists on Other Planets; Hobby Lobby Ordered to Forfeit $1.6M Ancient Artifact; This Year’s Biggest Concert Belongs to a Christian Rapper; and more
In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A Pastor’s Take: Why Religion Won’t Fix Vaccine Hesitancy in Tennessee; Conservative Baptist Network Calls on New SBC President Ed Litton to Resign;
Ross Douthat: The Ungovernable Catholic Church; and more.