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.

April 11, 2024

If A.I. Takes Our Jobs, Will it Also Take Our Purpose?; Plans to Turn Cambridge Church Tower into Climbing Facility (BBC)
Photos Challenge Misconceptions About What it Means to be an American Muslim (and more)

March 13, 2024

Florida Teachers Can Discuss Sexual Orientation and Gender ID Under ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Settlement; In States With Laws Targeting LGBTQ Issues, School Hate Crimes Quadrupled; Hidden Jewel for Sale Along Florida Coast Was Once a Baptist Church. Take a Look. (and more)

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March 12, 2024

Iraq Hopes to Lure Christian Pilgrims with New Church in Ancient Ur; A Pro-LGBTQ Movement in the United Methodist Church Eyes Future After Conservative Exodus; Flint Church Plan to Take on Hygiene Poverty With Low-Cost Service Laundromat (Michigan Live)
Only in Oklahoma: Dispute Rages Over Church’s Designer (and more)

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March 7, 2024

‘Extraordinary’: Islamic and Jewish Science Emerge in 11th -Century Astrolabe; Scientists Unearth Ancient Roman Imperial Cult Temple; Peter Wehner: When Did Evangelicals Go Wrong? (and more)

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March 6, 2024

Kentucky Governor Marks Civil Rights Event by Citing Bible in Condemning Limits on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Greek Orthodox Authorities Slap Religious Ban on Local Politicians Who Backed Same-Sex Marriage; ‘They’ve Told Me He’s Jesus’: Unpacking Trump’s Empty Pseudo-Religion (and more)

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March 5, 2024

The ‘Subversive Spirituality’ of Bob Marley is Still Being Overlooked; Black-Led Utopia Legacy Lives on in Soul City, North Carolina: ‘Courage and Conviction’; Sen. Tom Woods ‘Filth’ Comments Expose Oklahoma’s Real Moral Crisis – LGBTQ+ Kids are Dying (and more)

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March 4, 2024

MAGA Furious at Merrick Garland’s Remarks at Selma Church; Red-State Christian Women are Rising Up, Speaking Out to Defend IVF; A 17th-Century Nun’s Feminist Manifesto (and more)

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March 1, 2024

Christian Nationalism’s Support is Strongest in Rural, Conservative States; Oklahoma Governor Quoted Scripture in Recent Speech, But Religious Leaders are Taking Issue. Here’s Why.; Islamic Scholars Call Muslim Nations to Cut Fossil Fuels, Echoing ‘Laudato Si’ (and more)

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February 28, 2024

The Supreme Court’s NetChoice Cases Could Change Online Speech Forever; ‘Anger and Fear’: School Nurse Reacts to West Virginia Bill Allowing Religious Exemptions for School Mandated Vaccines; Megachurch Pastor Admits He Broke the Law Telling Church to Vote Republican (and more)

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February 27, 2026

Trump Tells Christian Nationalists They Will Have Power at ‘Level You’ve Never Before Used’; Three West Texas Billionaires are Pushing Texas to Far Right Christian Nationalism; Alabama IVF Ruling Divides Far Right Christians: ‘Fewer Children Will Be Born’ (and more)

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February 22, 2024

US Supreme Court Declines to Decide Legality of Excluding Jurors Based on Religion; Southern Baptists to Launch New Org to Oversee Abuse Database; Christian Nationalist Second Trump Term Plans: Bring Back the Seventeenth Century! (and more)

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February 21, 2024

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Embryos are ‘Children’ by Citing Bible Passages; Alabama’s ‘Frozen Embryos are Children’ Ruling to Go After Abortion; Historic 16th Street Baptist Church Starts $7.5 Million Fundraising Campaign (and more)

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February 20, 2024

What Does it Mean to Claim the US is a Christian Nation, and What Does the Constitution Say?; 3 Days With God’s Army: Inside the Trucker Convoy that Failed to Save the Border; Iowa’s Decline is Accelerating. So is the Erosion of its Divide Between Church and State. (and more)

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February 19, 2024

A Year After Jimmy Carter Entered Hospice Care, Advocates Hope His Endurance Drives Awareness; GOP Candidates Elevate Anti-Transgender Messaging as a Rallying Call to Christian Conservatives; Ross Douthat: What the News and Pews Have in Common (and more)

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February 15, 2023

The A.I. Economy Makes Our Humanity More Important Than Ever; Tyson Rejects Shareholder Call for Audit into Child Labor Allegations; American Baptist College Educated John Lewis, CT Vivian and Others (and more)

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February 14, 2024

Examining Houston’s Gospel Music History; For Black ‘Nones’ Who Leave Religion, What’s Next?; Walter Brueggemann’s Theological Biography Offers Many Surprises (and more)

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