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Florida Megachurch Pastor Joel Hunter recently participated in an inter-religious dialogue hosted by Iranian clerics. (photo:  Iran Islamic Culture and Relations Organization)

U.S. Evangelical Delegation Dons Clergy Garb, Praises Iran

June 10, 2014

Florida Megachurch Pastor and Obama Spiritual Advisor Joel Hunter is a non-denominational Evangelical, but you wouldn’t know it from conference photos Hunter appeared in alongside six other American clergy and an assortment of Iranian clerics.

Sojourners' Jim Wallis (second from Left) appeared on a panel to discuss mass incarceration alongside Harold Dean Trulear (Left), Janet Wolf (Center), Marian Wright Edelman (Right) and Iva Carruthers (Right). (Photo: National Council of Churches)

Wallis: Fear of Demographic Change behind Incarceration, Immigration Policies

May 27, 2014

Resistance to changes in incarceration and immigration policy in the United States is rooted in fear and white racism, according to a prominent Evangelical Left official.

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Churches and the Welfare State

December 21, 2013

The Washington Post ran a troubling piece this week on a D.C. woman struggling to survive on welfare. Age 41, with 5 of her 6 children at home, she spends her time waiting for…

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Remarks at Patrick Henry College Chapel (Audio)

September 6, 2013

  It’s an honor to speak at Patrick Henry College, which I have known through friendship with President Graham Walker, who serves on our board, and from which I’ve benefited directly as my last…

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United Methodists Still Lavishly Propping Up Leftist National Council of Churches

September 2, 2013

Amidst dwindling denominational finances and forced cuts to expenses elsewhere, why do United Methodist leaders insisting on maintaining an unsustainably high level of offering-plate funding for the controversial National Council of Churches (NCC)?

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The National Council of Churches & the March on Washington 1963

August 30, 2013

During this week’s 50th anniversary commemoration, the National Council of Churches recalled its role in the August 1963 March on Washington, most famous for Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Unfortunately, the…

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The National Council of Churches, Egypt, Chile & Iran

August 26, 2013

The National Council of Churches (NCC) has released a not bad statement on Egypt’s recent removal of the Muslim Brotherhood regime by the military, expressing particular concern about attacks by Islamists on Egyptian churches….

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Former Church Council Chief Urges Christianity to Abandon “Exclusivity”

August 22, 2013

Former National Council of Churches chief Joan Brown Campbell, in her sermon at Chautauqua today, urged that Christians reject the “exclusivity” of their own faith. And in today’s published interview with the Chautauqua, NY…

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Clinton’s Impeachment as Parable at Chautauqua

August 21, 2013

In her sermon this morning at Chautauqua, former National Council of Churches chief Joan Brown Campbell preached on the Prodigal Son. She seemed to liken the parable to Bill Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal and…

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Joan Brown Campbell, the National Council of Churches & Chautauqua

August 19, 2013

The Westminster Chimes of the Bell Tower on Lake Chautauqua in New York began playing old hymns early this morning. Very nice, but not entirely welcome, as I had only arrived at 4:30am a…


NCC’s Dr. Antonios Kieropolous: “The NCC is not a left-oriented organization”

June 13, 2013

(Photo credit: Monk James Stevens) by Nathaniel Torrey (@nathanieltorrey) In a conference on poverty and free markets hosted by St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Acton Institute, Dr. Antonios Kieropolous, the Associate General…


ELCA partnership with United Methodism: “Full Communion” or Denominational Suicide Pact?

May 3, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) United Methodists and liberal Lutherans should unite against orthodox Christians! That was the message conveyed by Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), to members…