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The Ghost of Congress’ Past: Foreign Policy and Just War Theory

June 13, 2014

Enthralling stories instilling national pride. Practical advice on reaching across the aisle (despite their lack of authority to take further action). Entertaining interactions with fellow panelists and the audience. Even most of the audience members seemed to have their questions answered. Except me.


Rev. Leah Daughtry Talks Sexuality and Intolerance at Wesley Theological

March 14, 2013

By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) On February 19, former Democratic National Convention Committee CEO and ordained Pentecostal minister Reverend Leah Daughtry delivered one of Black History Month’s most honest and thought-provoking talks at Wesley Theological…


An Anti-Israel Sing-a-long with Sabeel

November 23, 2012

Reporting for the IRD inevitably provides all kinds of zen-like moments in which odd corners of the church are on full display. I’m thinking of the Earth-worship seminar I attended in 2010, in which…


Sabeel: Jesus “Attacked” in Critiques of Palestinian Christian Kairos Document

November 21, 2012

An unspoken “ecumenical deal” between Mainline Protestant Christians and Jews to not criticize Israel — and thereby prevent accusations of anti-Semitism — is “over” according to an anti-Israel activist who spoke Saturday at United…


DC Seminarians Muse on Presidential Election

November 21, 2012

On Monday evening, theology students and faculty across the Christian spectrum descended upon the 1823 Café at Virginia Theological Seminary to discuss faith and the presidential election. “Faith Reflections on Presidential Politics” was sponsored…


Wrestling with God: Dr. Andrew Root on Youth Ministry

November 14, 2012

Jacob Wrestling With The Angel by Alexander Louis Leloir (Photo credit: Wikipedia) by Nathaniel Torrey This past Thursday Wesley Theological Seminary hosted The Foundation for Evangelism’s 2012 Wallace Chappell Lecture. Dr. Andrew Root, Associate…


Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo to Teach at United Methodism’s Wesley Seminary

June 14, 2012

At a lunchtime gathering in the U.S. Capitol on June 11, staff and faculty from Wesley Theological Seminary introduced their “innovative, new Master of Arts program” to a small group of prospective students. Wesley Seminary…


Wesley Theological Seminary Co-Sponsors D.C. Talk on Islam

January 20, 2012

Asma Uddin of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty likened Sharia to Jewish law. (Photo credit: Tikkun) United Methodism’s Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. recently co-sponsored “What is the Truth About Islam and Muslims…


Wesley Seminary Ethicist Addresses “Torture”

June 19, 2009

A professor from United Methodism’s Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. denounced past U.S. interrogation policies during a Capitol Hill luncheon for congressional staffers on June 12. Dr. Sondra Wheeler of Wesley Theological Seminary argued…


Wesley Seminary Professor Addresses Pro-Homosexuality Group

October 23, 2008

Warning her audience at a recent meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Area Reconciling Ministries (BWARM) group, Professor Youtha Hardman-Cromwell predicted that for those who do not take scripture literally, “They are going to think of you…