White House Easter Prayer Breakfast: Photo Roundup

by (@JeffreyHWalton) April 17, 2014

Monday’s Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House included 150 clergy. We’ve compiled a collection of photos from various attendees.

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.

DC Methodists Host Resurrection-Denying Seminar on Historical Jesus

by (@JeffreyHWalton) April 10, 2014

The historical figure of Jesus was not intended to be the center of worship, rather a sage pointing towards a politically utopian Kingdom of God, according to two lecturers who recently spoke at a prominent United Methodist church in Washington, D.C.

Facepalm Friday: More Honkings from Wild Goose

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 28, 2014

IRD’s favorite Religious Left gathering plans an “art intervention” to demonstrate energy alternatives and “live in tension against the culture of domination.”

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.

#Facepalm Friday: Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Portlandia Lent

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 7, 2014

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.

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.

Paul Alexander Dismissed from Assemblies of God Clergy

by (@JeffreyHWalton) February 10, 2014

A Pentecostal minister who raised eyebrows after giving an address suffused with liberation theology themes and called for openness to the promotion of homosexual, transgender and intersex “realities” as faithful representations of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity has been dismissed as a clergyman from the Assemblies of God (AoG) denomination.

Press Release: Evangelicals Flock to Pro-Life Message

by (@JeffreyHWalton) January 24, 2014

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.

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.