PCUSA Proposes Stricter Gun Control as a Gospel Imperative

by (@TheIRD) January 26, 2013

By Jeff Gissing (@jeffgissing and jeffgissing.com) The Presbyterian Church (USA) has a strong history of advocacy in favor of restrictions on gun ownership. The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School has raised the profile of gun control and, once more, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has sought to engage it. In 2010 the General Assembly […]

The Seat of Liberalism

by (@TheIRD) January 22, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Is the Washington National Cathedral the spiritual center of the nation? In the mind of the liberal Episcopal cathedral’s new dean, it should be. Such an assertion would surprise many of America’s churchgoers, the vast majority of whom are not even Oldline Protestants, let alone Episcopalians. But since assuming leadership of […]

Religious Left Wants Control of More than Guns

by (@TheIRD) January 18, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) A Religious Left coalition convened in the historic United Methodist building on Capitol Hill early this week essentially to back President Obama’s new gun control initiatives.  Of course, Sojourners chief Jim Wallis was prominently featured.   Of course, as elaborated in a later column, Wallis lambasted the National Rifle Association as a […]

Christmas Bells

by (@TheIRD) December 25, 2012

By Faith McDonnell Christmas Bells And in despair, I bowed my head. “There is no peace on earth,” I said, “For hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men.” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead; nor doth he sleep! The wrong shall […]