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Japan’s Surrender & a Protestant Ethos

September 5, 2014

This week was the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in WWII, at a simple, dignified ceremony on the U.S.S. Missouri, with General Douglas MacArthur presiding. Over 30 million had died in the Pacific theater,…

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.

Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America.

An Interview with Anglican Archbishop Foley Beach

August 12, 2014

Recently elected Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America explains his vision for the ACNA’s social engagement in an interview with Jacob Stubbs.

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?

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The Festival Where ‘Christianity’ Is Just Earth Worship

July 11, 2014

One could be forgiven for thinking he had accidentally wandered off the Christian festival and stepped into some sort of Wiccan stone ceremony…

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Supreme Court Rules for Hobby Lobby in Religious Liberty Case

June 30, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients.

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.

The Anglican Church in North America gathers for its 2012 Provincial Assembly in Ridgecrest, NC. The denomination has reported significant growth since it's 2009 launch (photo: ACNA)

New Growth as Anglicans Gather to Select Leader

June 19, 2014

Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America have encouraging news as they convene this evening to begin the process of selecting a new leader: a growing flock.

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Christian Leaders Stand in Solidarity with Imperiled Religious Communities

May 7, 2014

More than 150 American Christian leaders from across ecumenical lines are issuing a call to action in response to a crisis facing ancient faith communities.

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.