Bishop Gene Robinson Closes White House Breakfast in Prayer

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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.

Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case: Kudos to Church Officials Defending Liberty

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 25, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients. The owners of Hobby Lobby are Evangelical and object to abortifacients.

Virginia Episcopalians Delve into Gnostic Gospel, Historical Jesus

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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.

C.S. Lewis Curiously Absent from “C.S. Lewis Lecture”

by (@BrianKenMiller) March 13, 2014

The New Testament tells us the Rich Man could see Lazarus over the gulf between the Inferno and Paradise. Judging from this lecture, it’s doubtful Schori can see Lewis over the gulf that separates them.

IRD Grieves the Loss of Keith Roderick, Defender of the Persecuted Church

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 12, 2014

Father Keith, as he was known to thousands of the oppressed across the globe – from believers in the Soviet Union, to Copts, to redeemed slaves and persecuted Christians from Sudan and South Sudan – passed away during the night of Monday, March 10 at his home in Springfield, Illinois.

Seminary Invitation to Episcopal Presiding Bishop Sparks Uproar

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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.

Early Warning Signs of Diminished Support at Virginia Seminary?

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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.

Anti-Israel Church Activists Plan Bubble Trouble for SodaStream

by (@JeffreyHWalton) January 30, 2014

A Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance manufacturer are finding themselves in hot water with anti-Israel church activists.

Yoga Mats and Tai Chi for the National Cathedral

by (@bjgingerich) January 18, 2014

On Friday, several lucky spiritual-but-not-religious contortionists got to engage in an all night vigil (not for Easter or Christmas, of course—nirvana forbid!)

A Transgender Nativity

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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.