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SYMPOSIUM: How NOT to Reach Millennials

April 10, 2014

Recently, some have prominently called for American churches to better attract young adults by pandering to secular liberal values, particularly on sex outside of man-woman marriage. But how well do such efforts actually work, either in achieving their goal of attracting young adults or in maintaining basic Christian faithfulness?

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Jimmy Carter & Liberal Protestantism

January 25, 2014

Recently United Church of Christ theologian and former seminary president Susan Thistlethwaite, responding to John McCain’s comments about Jimmy Carter, hyperbolically tweeted: “Wrong, Senator. Carter one of best US presidents & best Ex President…

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The Heresy of Doubting Apocalyptic Global Warming

November 13, 2013

Much of the worst hysteria about apocalyptic Global Warming has cooled, especially after more than 15 years of no global temperature increases, evincing at least that climate computer models are less than infallible. But…

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#Facepalm Friday: Gay Methodist Caucus Embraces Promiscuity

October 4, 2013

While the unofficial United Methodist gay caucus barred IRD from observing its secret workshops, some of their radicalism is coming to light.

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Wild Goose Goes Gay – and a Whole Lot More

August 13, 2013

An annual gathering of emergent, progressive and liberal mainline Christians embraced lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes as it met outside of Asheville, NC this week.


#Facepalm Friday: Dear Theo, My Partner Wants an Open Relationship

July 26, 2013

The United Church of Christ has an advice column on its official website.  This week a reader is caught between embracing polyamory and stifling his partners lust with old fashioned monogamy.  It is hard…

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Religiously Divesting From Fossil Fuels

July 12, 2013

Although America’s arguably most liberal Protestant denomination and consequently likely fastest declining, the United Church of Christ is not very concerned about evangelism.


Religious Voices Loud for “Marriage Equality”

March 28, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (GagliaAC) Marriage equality advocates gathered early Tuesday morning for an interfaith service promoting gay marriage. Religious groups have been very vocal on both sides of the gay marriage debate. Tuesday was…


Southern Baptists Press Northeast while New England Mainlines Decline

March 28, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) The Associated Press released a notable story on the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) efforts to plant churches in New England. The SBC has spent roughly $5.5 million to plant churches…


Religious Groups Celebrate Day to Thank Abortion Doctors

March 18, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) In case you missed it, March 10 was National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Yes, a special day to celebrate the work done by our friendly neighborhood abortionists. The Religious Coalition…


After Churches Speak, Boy Scouts Defer Vote on Homosexuality

February 6, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) seemed to have stepped back from overturning their policy against homosexuality.  Today’s (Wednesday, February 6) executive board meeting deferred any decision until the BSA’s…


Interfaith Groups Launch Call-In on Guns

February 4, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) An interfaith group initiated by Rabbi David Saperstein’s Religious Action Center of Reformed Judaism is launching a national call-in campaign today, asking congregants to contact their members of Congress and…