The Slingshot: Texas church massacre; Trump’s theology; What happened at Liberty

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (KSAT via AP)

Need to know: Monday, November 6, 2017

‘Leaning into God’

Texas town revolves around church where shooting occurred

A man opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas town on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20. More from Religion News Service

Make America Puritan again

Trump’s neo-Puritan theology of us and them

Four centuries later, a neo-Puritan theology of us and them is how Donald Trump proposes to make America great again, Mark Silk writes. More from Religion News Service


‘I could not forget what happened to me that night with him’

Henda Ayari created a storm when she denounced radical Islam. Now, she is accusing an Oxford professor of rape. (Subscription may be required.) More from


Why I was banned from the campus of Liberty University

Liberty University’s president encourages his students to carry guns, but fears public prayer from Christians who openly embrace nonviolence, says author and pastor Jonathan Martin, who was escorted off the campus last week. More from Religion News Service


Why we banned Jonathan Martin from Liberty University

Jerry Falwell asks: What if someone you had never met announced on social media that they were going to come into your living room, invite others, and have a “prayer meeting” after stating publicly that your home is the most hostile environment to the gospel in the U.S.? More from Religion News Service