Selected News Stories from Around the World* — Thursday, May 24

Catholic Ireland to Be Tested by Abortion Vote on Whether to Overturn Near-Total Ban (USA Today)

The Systematic Persecution of Christians Is an International Tragedy (AINA)

The Core Isis Manual That Twisted Islam to Legitimise Barbarity (The Guardian)

Muslim Holiday Impacts Fuel Consumption in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post)

Philippines: Marawi, a Year After Islamist Siege, 50,000 Still in Temporary Shelter
(WorldWatch Monitor)

The Crisis of Porn (The Daily Signal)

The Wrath of God Poured Out — The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention (

Gospel-centred? The Royal Wedding Sermon (Philip Moore)

Selected News Stories from Around the World* — Wednesday, May 23

Irish and Australian Anglicans Stick with Exclusive Commitment to Man/Woman Marriage
(Anglican Journal)

New York Judge Orders Man, 30, to Move Out of Family Home After Parents Sue (The Guardian)

America’s Growing Divide Over Constitutional Interpretation (World)

Jordan Peterson Plays in the Left’s Cultural Sandbox (National Review)

Two Slave Brothers Birthed Africa’s Oldest State Church (Christianity Today)

Twelve Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age (Desiring God)

10 Things You Should Know about God’s Communicable Attributes (Crossway)

Freedom and Forgiveness: Focusing on the Ministry of Regenerating Life (DTS)

Selected News Stories from Around the World* — Tuesday, May 22

Pro-Lifers Celebrate the Death of California’s Euthanasia Law (World)

Gender Dysphoria: Ohio Bill Protects Parental Rights (Baptist Press)

Korean Coming of Age Ceremony Follows Confucian Script (The Korea Times)

Russia: Islamic State Claims Attack on Grozny Orthodox Church (Asia News)

Indonesia: Death Toll ‘Unimaginable’ If Bomb Had Exploded Inside Church (WorldWatch Monitor)

The Struggle to Tell the Truth about Jesus. Welby, Curry and the Integrity of the Gospel (Anglican Ink)

Editorial: ‘Jesus Never Charged a Leper a Co-pay’: The Rise of the Religious Left (The Guardian)

9 Things You Should Know about Wicca and Modern Witchcraft (The Gospel Coalition)

When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports (Christianity Today)

Selected News Stories from Around the World* — Monday, May 21

Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Cheers Pro-Life Advocates (Christianity Today)

Northern Irish “Pro-Life” Party Grants Members Freedom to Support Abortion (The Belfast Telegraph)

S. Africa Human Rights Commission Promotes International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IOL)

Indonesian Religious Affairs Ministry Publishes List of 200 Moderate Islamic Preachers
(The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia: Terrorists Not Defaming Islam, but Attempting to Observe It (Interface Institute)

Who Was Lady Jane Grey, the 9-Day Queen? (The Gospel Coalition)

11 Things to Know about the Doctrine of the Trinity (Zondervan Academic)

Selected News Stories from Around the World* — Friday, May 18

Free Bibles? LifeWay Launches Effort to Spur Evangelism (Baptist Press)

Three Reasons Why We Can Trust the Old Testament (Wyatt Graham)

American Muslims Are Losing Their Faith Faster Than Christians (CBN)

Latimer and Ridley Are Forgotten (First Things)

The Cost of His Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) (Desiring God)

We Hold These Truths: Defending Liberty in a Perilous Age (

Disaster and Crisis Reaction (DTS)