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United Methodist Lobby Office Takes Three Steps Forward, Several Steps Back on Gosnell

June 2, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) The D.C. lobby office of the United Methodist Church, the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), has finally broken its silence about the “health care” offered by abortion and…


Our Existential Need for Jesus

May 2, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) The world of theological controversy can be a very draining world. Much of theological discourse simply is not edifying and is simply a combination of name calling, accusations, and talking…


David Gushee Urges America to Recover its Torture Ethic

April 25, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “Being able to hold onto one’s principles in times of crisis is a key mark of moral maturity both for persons and for institutions” said Christian ethicist David Gushee. “It’s…


Integrity Official Argues Opposition to Homosexuality Rooted in Opposition to Change

April 24, 2013

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…


Sex Trafficking is Sexual Assault

April 18, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Recently, the European Union released its first “Trafficking in human beings” report. This report, providing data concerning human trafficking in the EU from 2008-2010, revealed that sexual exploitation is the…


Book Review: Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed by Jay Bakker

April 16, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) I recently finished reading Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God by Jay Bakker with Andy Meisenheimer. Going into this book I was fully aware…


Duke Divinity Faculty on Scriptural Imagination

April 16, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “When you read Scripture” said Stanley Hauerwas, “you are reading God’s engagement with yourself and with the community.” On February 11, 2013, three Duke Divinity School professors were featured in…


Abortion: The Personal is Political

April 9, 2013

Photo Credit: AUL By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “How do you fight abortion?” said Charmaine Yoest, “I want to put a really radical notion on the table. Go on a date” Charmaine Yoest, the President…


Scripture, Broken Minds, and the Cruelty of God

April 4, 2013

 Abraham Sacrificing Issac by Laurent de La Hire Photo Credit: Carol Gerten-Jackson By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) I have noticed recently how some Christians have been writing about how our beliefs about God have a…


Religious Voices Loud for “Marriage Equality”

March 28, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (GagliaAC) Marriage equality advocates gathered early Tuesday morning for an interfaith service promoting gay marriage. Religious groups have been very vocal on both sides of the gay marriage debate. Tuesday was…


A Rainy Walk Against Gun Violence

March 27, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (GagliaAC) Hundreds of Episcopalians gathered in D.C. on Monday to go through the Stations of the Cross in an event challenging our culture of violence. “Walking the Way of the Cross…


Putting a Civilian Face to the Iraq War

March 21, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) On Tuesday night, hundreds gathered at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War. Shane Claiborne, Greg Barrett, author of The…