Churches and the Welfare State

by (@markdtooley) 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 government checks, queuing at food banks and worrying about survival. She’s had jobs but quit, logically calculating that welfare benefits collectively […]

Remarks at Patrick Henry College Chapel (Audio)

by (@markdtooley) 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 assistant of two years was the very impressive Bart Gingerich, a graduate who is now in Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia.   […]

United Methodists Still Lavishly Propping Up Leftist National Council of Churches

by (@JohnLomperis) 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)?

The National Council of Churches & the March on Washington 1963

by (@markdtooley) 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 NCC news release focused more on polemical political points than on the details of the NCC’s support for the civil rights […]

The National Council of Churches, Egypt, Chile & Iran

by (@markdtooley) 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. Of course, it does not specifically mention that the attacks are by Islamists. It does cite the “extremist tendencies of the […]

Former Church Council Chief Urges Christianity to Abandon “Exclusivity”

by (@markdtooley) 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 newspaper, Campbell reiterated Christians should not aspire to win other people to Christianity. Campbell is retiring after 14 years as director […]

Clinton’s Impeachment as Parable at Chautauqua

by (@markdtooley) 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 impeachment, when the nation ostensibly needed to forgive Clinton as the father in Christ’s story had forgiven his wayward but ultimately […]

Joan Brown Campbell, the National Council of Churches & Chautauqua

by (@markdtooley) 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 few hours before. But they did rouse me in time for the morning worship in the Amphitheater of the Chautauqua Institute, […]

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

by (@nathanieltorrey) 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 Secretary for International Affairs and Peace at the National Council of Churches (NCC), claimed that the NCC is not “a left-oriented […]

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

by (@JohnLomperis) 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 of the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church, who met earlier this week. Bishop Hanson’s opportunity to briefly address the […]