While a few of Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s ideas for keeping Lent holy are closely tied to Lenten traditions, others seem like something from the sketch comedy show Portlandia.
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.
When tens of thousands of pro-life activists gathered in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, they did more than mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that swept away state laws restricting abortion.
With a special emphasis on promoting adoption and the visible presence of new, young female leadership in the Pro-Life movement, the march began laying a foundation for wider appeal.
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.
Despite expressing discouragement at his own defrocking, Frank Schaefer struck a defiant tone in his Sunday sermon message, refusing to promise not to conduct further same-sex weddings and declaring “this is not the time to give up the fight – this is the time to intensify the fight.”
In advance of his defrocking Thursday by Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church officials, embattled Pastor Frank Schaefer joined MSNBC host Chris Matthews and retired Episcopal Church Bishop Gene Robinson on Hardball Wednesday night to make his case.
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.
Officials with pro-family organizations are protesting after apparently being purposefully slighted when a sponsoring U.S. Senator abruptly pulled the plug on a Capitol Hill symposium the night before it was scheduled to occur.
Washington, DC- Today, bishops of the United Methodist Church (UMC) publicly rebuked a retired colleague who recently conducted a same-sex marriage celebration in Alabama.