SYMPOSIUM: How NOT to Reach Millennials

by (@JohnLomperis) 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

by (@markdtooley) 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 ever.” It’s rare to see Carter and “one of best US presidents” in same sentence. More common is to politely commend […]

The Heresy of Doubting Apocalyptic Global Warming

by (@markdtooley) 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 some of the most committed believers in the theory that human activity is uniquely fueling a disastrous increase in temperatures are […]

#Facepalm Friday: Gay Methodist Caucus Embraces Promiscuity

by (@JohnLomperis) 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

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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

by (@lukemoon1) 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 to pick the best bit of wisdom offered by Theo.  Perhaps it is, “Whenever I don’t know what to do, I […]

Religiously Divesting From Fossil Fuels

by (@markdtooley) 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”

by (@TheIRD) 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 no exception as religious groups were very prominent at both the March for Marriage (pro-traditional marriage) and the United for Marriage […]

Southern Baptists Press Northeast while New England Mainlines Decline

by (@bjgingerich) 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 in the northeast United States since 2002 and have another $800,000 already invested for this year. The report quotes Scott Thumma […]

Religious Groups Celebrate Day to Thank Abortion Doctors

by (@TheIRD) 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 for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), which enjoys official, unqualified endorsements from a collection of liberal Protestant, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, and atheist/humanist groups, […]