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.
A California church swap serves as a microcosm of messy Anglican realignment with both the stark theological differences and litigation that usually accompany it.
In two instances, properties disputed in Episcopal Church litigation are now being used by Evangelical churches that hold a high view of scripture and teach a traditionalist interpretation of the Bible.
A task force created by The Episcopal Church to investigate changes within the denomination’s ecclesiastical structure has met and released a new report.
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “essentially gutted” the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and recalls the infamous Fugitive Slave Act of the 1850s, according to the dean of the Washington National Cathedral. In a Sunday sermon celebrating recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and lamenting a ruling on […]
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church encouraged a church climate change gathering to stand firm “in the face of those who would destroy God’s reflection in creation.” Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s words came as Swedish Lutherans and American Episcopalians entered into an agreement on climate change in which the two […]
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Salvation is a cosmic act about all creation “not simply a few human beings,” according to the Episcopal Church’s top bishop. Speaking April 21 at the Washington National Cathedral, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori gave an Earth Day sermon on becoming “effective shepherds and pasture tenders for the whole creation” but […]
By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “Homosexuality has become the symbol of the changes which are happening in our society” claimed Integrity USA President Caroline Hall last night at an event discussing her book, A Thorn in the Flesh: How Gay Sexuality is Changing the Episcopal Church. Hall argued that the controversy about homosexuality within the Episcopal […]
Follow Mark Tooley on Twitter. The chaplain at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, himself United Methodist, has a superb blog critiquing ostensibly Christian thinkers who dogmatically reject the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here’s what Rev. Stephen Rankin says: But there’s one group I admit I’ve grown weary of: Christian resurrection-deniers. Not resurrection deniers in […]