Jeffrey Walton

Jeffrey Walton

Jeff Walton is Communications Manager for the Institute on Religion & Democracy and directs the Anglican program. He graduated in 2001 from Seattle Pacific University and is a member of Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA.
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Pastor Stephen Wende addresses First Methodist Church of Houston, TX on Sunday, October 19, 2014. (Photo Credit: First Methodist Houston/YouTube).

Clergy Respond to Houston Sermon Subpoenas

October 22, 2014

One week after the city of Houston issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or the city’s openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, clergy are responding.

Winged Skull Gravestone at Cramond Kirk (Photo Credit: Calum McRoberts/Wikimedia Commons)

Episcopal Church Continues Shedding Members

October 14, 2014

A U.S. denomination that prides itself on inclusivity is including significantly fewer people in its 2013 membership and attendance figures.

Now-retired Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams processes at the 2008 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Communion bishops.

Lambeth Conference Postponement Spells More Uncertainty For Anglicans

October 4, 2014

Turmoil that has rocked the worldwide Anglican Communion for the past decade isn’t about to settle down, if recent comments by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori are to be believed.

Students and faculty gather for 2013 commencement exercises at the Episcopal Church's General Theological Seminary in New York. (Photo credit: General Theological Seminary / YouTube)

Another Episcopal Seminary Meltdown?

September 30, 2014

Eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York are no longer employed at the school after a dustup with the seminary dean and board of trustees.

Bishop Marc Andrus at an earlier clergy rally for same-sex marriage in San Francisco (photo: Episcopal Diocese of California)

Bishop Offers Prayer of “Earth and Cosmos” at Climate March

September 25, 2014

California Episcopal Church Bishop Marc Andrus imagines a sentient Earth rather than the divine creator calling to animals and activists alike.

The historic sanctuary of The Falls Church, constructed in the 1760s. (Photo credit: The Falls Church Anglican)

Same-Sex Blessings Arrive at Falls Church Episcopal

August 25, 2014

A church property won from departing Anglicans in a lawsuit by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has hosted its first blessing of a same-sex union.

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Washington National Cathedral: Your Next Corporate Event Venue?

August 22, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral is soliciting proposals for corporations and non-profit groups to lease its premises.

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What Does Social Justice Look Like in an Abortion Culture?

August 19, 2014

What could social justice look like amidst a culture that is predisposed to abortion? The early church offers us some clues.

Evangelical congregants at New Hope Baptist Church are set to share space with Epiphany Episcopal Church in Herndon, Virginia beginning later this month. (Photo: New Hope Baptist)

Seeking Cash, Virginia Episcopalians Make Way for Evangelical Tenants

July 17, 2014

Like the 1968 film “The Odd Couple,” a group of liberal Episcopalians, recently divorced from Anglican former parishioners, is looking to share space with some Korean Southern Baptists.

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Do Episcopalians Have a Church Planting Problem?

July 14, 2014

Can oldline Protestant decline be traced to a failure to establish new congregations?

Archbishop Foley Beach received authority to lead the Anglican Church in North America from Archbishop Robert Duncan at the Anglican Church in North America Provincial Assembly at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, PA on June 29. Beach will be formally installed as Archbishop in an Atlanta service October 9 (photo: ACNA).

Big Shoes to Fill: An Interview with Anglican Archbishop Foley Beach

June 30, 2014

Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of the South was elected in a bishops’ conclave to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan.

Anglican Archbishop-Elect Foley Beach (L) and outgoing Archbishop Robert Duncan (R) laugh during a presentation by author Eric Metaxas as the 2014 Anglican Church Assembly in Latrobe, PA (photo: ACNA)

Anglicans Welcome New Archbishop

June 28, 2014

Speakers selected to address the Anglican Assembly indicate the direction in which the ACNA is moving: a focus on planting new congregations, advocating for religious freedom, and proclaiming the Gospel to a culture increasingly skeptical of truth claims.