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The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, Episcopal Chaplain at Boston University, became the first person who identified as transgender to guest preach at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, June 22. (photo: Washington National Cathedral)

National Cathedral “Comes Out” With Transgender Preacher

June 25, 2014

The Episcopal Church’s embrace of transgenderism is part of God’s “project of revelation” according to the first transgender person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.

Retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire Gene Robinson.

Irreconcilable Similarities

May 7, 2014

For all the attention given to marriage in the Episcopal Church, the denomination is facing a precipitous decline in couples entering into holy matrimony. In the past decade, marriages have declined an astounding 45 percent.

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Christian America and the White House Easter

April 18, 2014

The Religious Left enthusiasts at this year’s Easter breakfast don’t directly represent large constituencies within churches. But their causes echo and reinforce America’s cultural divisions.

Retired Episcopal Church Bishop Gene Robinson joined MSNBC's Alex Wagner to talk about his closing prayer at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast (photo: MSNBC)

Bishop Gene Robinson Closes White House Breakfast in Prayer

April 16, 2014

Retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson was back in the news this week, attending the fifth annual White House Easter prayer breakfast.

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SYMPOSIUM: How NOT to Reach Millennials

April 10, 2014

Recently, some have prominently called for American churches to better attract young adults by pandering to secular liberal values, particularly on sex outside of man-woman marriage. But how well do such efforts actually work, either in achieving their goal of attracting young adults or in maintaining basic Christian faithfulness?

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Does God Demand a $10.10 Minimum Wage?

April 9, 2014

“Christianity does have essential, core teachings, but the details of minimum wage are not among them,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley.

Author and Princeton Religion Professor Elaine Pagels at a 2013 lecture (Photo: Westar Institute)

Virginia Episcopalians Delve into Gnostic Gospel, Historical Jesus

March 21, 2014

The Historical Jesus is an enigma, according to a Princeton University professor and author who spoke on the Gnostic gospel of Thomas to an audience of Virginia Episcopalians March 13-14.

Katharine Jefferts Schori

Seminary Invitation to Episcopal Presiding Bishop Sparks Uproar

February 21, 2014

An invitation to the primate of the Episcopal Church to speak at an upcoming chapel service of an orthodox Anglican seminary has prompted one of the school’s longest serving trustees to resign in protest.

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#Facepalm Friday: Pres. Bishop Jefferts-Schori to Give C. S. Lewis Lecture

February 21, 2014

Lewis has not only united classical Anglicans but Christians in general with his impressive corpus of writing; Jefferts Schori has managed to help catalyze a global rupture in the world third largest Christian communion.

Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia (Photo: Wikimedia Commons).

Early Warning Signs of Diminished Support at Virginia Seminary?

February 19, 2014

Long considered safe from decline that diminished many of its peers, the largest of the Episcopal Church’s seminaries may be showing warning signs that its funding is drying up.

Amsterdam's gay nativity - featuring a drag queen as Mary - incorporated gender-swapping themes some activists would like to drape over the Christmas pageant (photo: reguliers.net)

A Transgender Nativity

January 3, 2014

If Claremont United Methodist Church’s Trayvon Martin-themed nativity — in which the teenager hunching over a pool of his own blood stands in for the baby Jesus — hasn’t fully satiated your appetite for politicized Christmas displays, there is more on offer this season.

Virginia Bishop Shannon Johnston (center) presides over a same-sex blessing ceremony in November for Leslie Hague (Left) and Katie Casteel (Right).

Virginia Episcopal Bishop Conducts Same-Sex Blessing

December 4, 2013

One year after Shannon Johnston authorized the blessing of same-sex unions in the Diocese of Virginia, the Episcopal Church Bishop has presided over a ceremony for a clergywoman in the diocese.