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 ever.” It’s rare to see Carter and “one of best US presidents” in same sentence. More common is to politely commend […]
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 some of the most committed believers in the theory that human activity is uniquely fueling a disastrous increase in temperatures are […]
While the unofficial United Methodist gay caucus barred IRD from observing its secret workshops, some of their radicalism is coming to light.
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.
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 to pick the best bit of wisdom offered by Theo. Perhaps it is, “Whenever I don’t know what to do, I […]
Although America’s arguably most liberal Protestant denomination and consequently likely fastest declining, the United Church of Christ is not very concerned about evangelism.
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 no exception as religious groups were very prominent at both the March for Marriage (pro-traditional marriage) and the United for Marriage […]
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 in the northeast United States since 2002 and have another $800,000 already invested for this year. The report quotes Scott Thumma […]
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 for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), which enjoys official, unqualified endorsements from a collection of liberal Protestant, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, and atheist/humanist groups, […]
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 National Council, with about 1,400 voting members, meets in May. The postponement may have been at least partly prompted by the […]