You're Viewing United Church of Christ Archives - Juicy Ecumenism


Conspiracy & the United Church of Christ

April 23, 2015

The ultra liberal United Church of Christ, which boasts of its inclusivity and radical hospitality, has now dropped below 1 million members for the first time.  Its latest stats, for 2013, show it at…


Mainline Churches Hold Israel-Bashing Peace Service

September 6, 2014

On Wednesday September 3rd, a group of mainline churches and Christian organizations organized a National Service of Mourning in remembrance of the lives lost in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict at Calvary Baptist Church. Located…


How to Shrink Your Church in One Easy Step

August 22, 2014

Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization on sexual issues has seen a steep decline in membership.

Protest edit

Arrested Faith Leaders Demand End to Deportations

August 2, 2014

More than 100 immigration activists, including two United Methodist bishops, were arrested outside of the White House Thursday afternoon after a protest demanding the president halt all deportations.

Empty Pews

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?


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…


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…


#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.


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…


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…