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.

November 22, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Facebook Takes Sexuality, Religion, Address, and Politics Off of Your Profile; Another 100,000 Graduates From the World’s Largest Theological Seminary; Israel’s Religious and Far-Right Parties Demand Law to Legitimize Gender Separation (and more)

November 2, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Half of U.S. Protestants Want Their Church to Share Their Politics; SWBTS Confirms Staff Cuts, Pursues Sale of Seminary-Owner Property: ‘These Have Been Difficult Decisions’; What Jews Don’t Know About Christianity Could Fill a Book (and more)

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November 1, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Omaha Church Works to Fight Health Inequality; Oldest Map of the Stars Discovered Under Christian Manuscript; At Copacabana Church, Catholic Voters Clash Over Brazil Election (and more)

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October 31, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Churches are Breaking the Law by Endorsing in Elections, Experts Say. The IRS Looks the Other Way.; Political Science Prof: Americans Who Aren’t Sure About God are a Fast-Growing Force in Politics; Oklahoma Education Official Pushing for Christianity Centered History Curriculum; Calvin Butts, Leader of Harlem’s Historic Abyssinian Baptist Church, Dies at 73 (and more)

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October 28, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis: 45% of Americans Say U.S. Should be a ‘Christian Nation’; Branson’s God and Country Tourism Draws Christian Nationalists; Mike Pence Says Americans Don’t Have a Right to Freedom from Religion; Twitter User Dupes Everyone Into Thinking Andre the Giant is Biblical Figure Joseph (and more)

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October 27, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Whitehead and Perry: Is Christian Nationalism Growing or Declining? Both.; Giving Back Ancient Manuscripts and Giving Away Hobby Lobby – the Latest on David Green; New Saddleback Pastor Sees Women Clergy in Church’s Future (and more)

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October 26, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Deconstruction or Reconstruction? Pastors Discuss a Reboot of Evangelicalism; Faith Groups Weigh the Impact of Abortion on the Midterms; Out in Ohio: Nonprofit Reframing LGBTQ+ Community’s Relationship With Faith (and more)

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October 25, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A Visit to the First Baptist Church in America; Ohio Has a Particular Appetite for Christian Nationalism, Group Says; There’s No One ‘Latino Vote’ – Religion and Diversity Add to Voters’ Diversity; Judge Rules for California Baker Who Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple (and more)

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October 18, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How Michael Flynn Goes Local to Spread Christian Nationalism; Doug Mastriano’s Holy War; Episcopal Priest: Same Sex Marriage is Religious Freedom (and more)

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October 17, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Cuba’s Progressive Christians are Making Their Country More Inclusive; In Response to Gun Violence, This California Church Opened a Resource Center and Hopes to Change Lives; How a Knock on Neil Armstrong’s Door in 1969 is Still Reverberating; Religious Polarization in India Seeping into US Diaspora (and more)

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October 14, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: The Phantom is Not at the Opera, He’s at Savannah’s First Baptist Church With its New Organ; Supreme Deceit: How Sam Alito Snuck Medieval State Christianity into the Dobbs Decision; Political Rift Shows Up in Colorado Board of Education’s Vote to Veto Christian Nationalist American Birthright Social Studies Standards; Chattanooga-Area Baptist Group Helps Clean Up After Hurricane Ian (and more)

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October 13, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Concerns Grow Over Increasing Ties Between Christianity and Right-Wing Nationalism; Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray Talks About Religion, Racism During Talk at Faulkner; Study Shows More Americans Allow Politics to Shape Religion Beliefs (and more)

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October 11, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A $100 Million Ad Campaign Wants to Fix Jesus’ Image. His Followers Remain a Problem.; Michael Flynn is Creating an ‘Army of God’ in Growing Christian Nationalist Movement; Christian Nationalism Will Lead to Christian Persecution, SBC President Bret Barber Warns; How Hitler’s Enablers Undid Democracy in Germany (and more)

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October 10, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Orthodox Jews Suing Over NY Gun Law Restrictions for Synagogues; A Marine Who Hated Muslims Went to a Mosque to Plant a Bomb. His Intended Victims Ended up Saving His Life. ; Breakaway Church Gives Gay Ex-Monk what Vatican Would Deny Him: A Holy Wedding (and more)

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September 30, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A Boise, Idaho Congregation Builds Affordable Housing on Church Land; More Psychotherapists are Incorporating Religion into Their Practices; Muslim Americans as Likely to Join Military as Other Groups, Poll Says (and more)

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September 29, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Most Americans Want to Redress Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces, Poll Finds; 78% of Republican Evangelicals Want U.S. Declared a Christian Nation; Professor of Political Science: Christian White Supremacy Rising: The Fascist Connection (and more)

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