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Derrick Harkins

Former NAE Board Member Headed to Union Seminary

February 26, 2015

Pastor Derrick Harkins is joining the seminary as Senior Vice President for Innovations in Public Programming.

"Knox Dispensing the Sacrament at Calder House" by Thomas Hutchison Peddie - http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/knox-dispensing-the-sacrament-at-calder-house-129662. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knox_Dispensing_the_Sacrament_at_Calder_House.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Knox_Dispensing_the_Sacrament_at_Calder_House.jpg

Sacramentalism and Its Secular Enemies

February 25, 2015

Sacrament is an outward visible sign of an inward spiritual grace and reflects the promises of God. Such sacraments as Baptism and Holy Eucharist are the center of many Christian sects. Moreover, the idea…

"N.I.C.E." from C. S. Lewis' "That Hideous Strength"

Is It Good to Be Nice?

February 7, 2015

Mean and nice are thoroughly subjective judgments. They say something about us and our feelings, but nothing about abortion, marriage, or any other moral question, public or private.

Northern Irish Worship Band Rend Collective leads powerful praise at the Patriot Center (Photo credit: Natalie J. Plumb, Catholic Diocese of Arlington)

Life is VERY Good When We are One

January 26, 2015

It was good to know that, Catholics and Protestants together, we are one — not only in our concern for the unborn and others vulnerable in this culture of death — but one in the Body of Christ!

A delegation of 12 Anglican bishops, led by Archbishop Foley Beach (center) joined a larger group organized by Anglicans for Life leader Georgette Forney (right) for the annual January 22 march.

Anglican Bishops March Proclaiming “Every Life is a Gift”

January 23, 2015

The theme of this year’s march is intended to counter the perception that some lives are not worth living.

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Before the March for Life, United Methodist Theologian Reminds That Life is Luminous

January 23, 2015

The following is the transcript of a sermon delivered by Dr. Edgardo A. Colón-Emeric Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Duke University Divinity School. It was preached during the Annual Lifewatch Worship Service on the morning…

March for Life

Christians Declare Solidarity with Unborn at March for Life

January 22, 2015

Tens of thousands of members of the pro-life community descend upon Washington D.C. for the March for Life Thursday.

One of my fellow marchers (Photo credit: John Lomperis / IRD)

Of Pro-Life Marching and the Social Irrelevance of Liberal United Methodism

January 20, 2015

A wonderful pro-life march in Chicago points to the social irrelevancy of liberal United Methodism.

Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, testified at a House hearing on March 8, 2012 against a bill that would make it a federal crime to transport minor girls without parental consent across state lines to get an abortion. (Photo: CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

“High Priestess of Abortion” to Exit Episcopal Divinity School

January 5, 2015

Katherine Ragsdale’s infamous rallying cry “abortion is a blessing” declared in front of a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic in 2007, raised her profile beyond Episcopal Church circles.

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The Wonderful, Burdensome Message of Christmas

December 23, 2014

The message of Christmas is actually very burdensome for those who would be Christ’s true followers. And this is wonderful.

Photo copyright: John Lomperis

How Churches Should NOT Address Political Issues

October 27, 2014

A United Methodist case study helpfully illustrates what your church should NOT do when it addresses social and political concerns.