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.
In bringing ecumenical greetings to the United Methodist Council of Bishops meeting last week, a bishop of the Episcopal Church bizarrely defended the alleged theological orthodoxy of his denomination.
Faithful America is “a fast-growing online community dedicated to reclaiming Christianity from the religious right and putting faith into action for social justice.” It’s also funded by George Soros and other left-wing secular philanthropies for “organizing the faithful to take on right-wing extremists and renew the church’s prophetic role in building a more free and […]
The Global Anglican Future Conference is meeting this week in Nairobi, Kenya, gathering together almost 1,400 delegates from across over 40 countries and 27 Anglican provinces. Here is IRD’s list of the ten things about GAFCON you might not expect.
A California church swap serves as a microcosm of messy Anglican realignment with both the stark theological differences and litigation that usually accompany it.
The Texas Supreme Court has handed down two opinions regarding property disputes between The Episcopal Church and congregations who have withdrawn from the Church over doctrinal differences. In 2006, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, a congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas, voted to amend the Church’s articles of incorporation and withdraw […]
Before Gene Robinson’s recent article in Time Magazine, the last time I can recall a liberal Protestant speaking glowingly about the Pope was Lutheran Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson’s eulogy for John Paul II. Robinson, like much of the American press is excited about Pope Francis’s comments during his flight following World Youth Day. The comments […]
Fogged in? Recent comments in a Washington Post profile of National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall indicated that visibility of area churches might be limited from atop Mount Saint Alban’s. (Photo Credit: The Washington Post/Getty Images) If you haven’t read it yet, Mark Tooley has a good read on Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall and […]
Liberal Episcopal Church elites often seem determined to fulfill caricatures of themselves. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, new dean of Washington’s prominent National Cathedral, does so fulsomely, gregariously, wonderfully in a recent Washington Post profile by Sally Quinn. They met in his favorite French restaurant near the magnificent Gothic edifice, which hosts so many solemn pageants of American civil religion.
While many Protestant denominations, especially churches historically classified as Mainline, continue to shed followers, the overall picture with the Assemblies of God is a positive one, with steady growth year-over-year.