The Slingshot: Evangelicals and Trump, Mexico’s dead priests, Houston’s gunman


Need to know: 09/27/2016

Election 2016

4 evangelicals, 4 different ways to consider Trump

Evangelicals are divided on Trump. Trevin Wax sorts them. More from Religion News Service

Dios mio

Another priest slain in Mexico as Pope Francis appeals for end to violence

“I want to assure the dear Mexican people of my prayers, so that the violence, which has even struck several priests, might cease,” Francis said. More from Religion News Service


Houston gunman was wearing Nazi emblem

The disgruntled lawyer Monday opened fire on Houston motorists, wounding nine – one critically. More from

Wheels of justice

Jury selection begins in US case against Charleston church shooter

The death penalty is on the table for Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine at Bible study last year. More from Religion News Service

Get thee to New York

Met show celebrates Jerusalem as house of mirrors

What museum has the resources and judgment to present a full and balanced picture of the holy city? The Met does, writes David Van Biema.  More from Religion News Service

Bonus tracks

‘El Tromp’

Trump has some Latinos so unnerved, they’re turning to the supernatural

Some have spent up to $30 to cleanse themselves of Donald Trump’s energy, using herbs, oils, perhaps an egg. More from

Don’t stop believin’

Journey keyboardist embraces Christian music with open arms

Jonathan Cain will soon release his solo Christian album, “What God Wants to Hear,” on Identity Records. More from Religion News Service

New Dominican

Former Manchester United star takes final step toward priesthood

After a successful career in professional soccer, Philip Mulryne shocks former teammates with his decision. More from – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth –

Page turners

Religion reading list: Back from the beach edition

Here are six books where religion plays a role — though not a proselytizing or a self-help one — to read between the falling leaves. More from Religion News Service

Vigilante injustice

Jordanian writer shot dead outside court before trial over cartoon

The Christian author had been accused of sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam. More from Religion News Service

On the run

Fringe Jewish sect relocates within Guatemala in aftermath of police raid

The crackdown on the group, which is accused of abuse, came after a request from Israel’s Justice Ministry. More from Jewish Telegraphic Agency