Old Time Televangelism & Scandal

August 23, 2017

Trump spiritual advisor Paula White, a Florida preacher, recently appeared on Jim Bakker’s television program, saying: It is God who raises up a king. It is God that sets one down. When you fight…

13 Times Pope Francis Promoted Liberation Theology

13 Times Pope Francis Promoted Liberation Theology

August 22, 2017

Here are 13 quotes from Pope Francis employed the language of liberation theology. However, his particular policy proposals (if any) remain ambiguous.


Four Things You Should Know About Sec. Tillerson’s Speech on International Religious Freedom

August 21, 2017

There is much to lament in the state of global religious freedom. But the words of Secretary Rex Tillerson are encouraging.

Who Turned the Lights Off in American Churches?

Who Turned the Lights Off in American Churches?

August 18, 2017

I beg of you, church in America, please don’t turn your lights off. Keep the sanctuaries and truth illuminated for the world to see.

Labyrinth

Virginia Seminary Labyrinth to Commemorate 1880s Black Chapel

August 17, 2017

An Episcopal Church seminary is seeking to commemorate African Americans which once worshipped on its Alexandria, Virginia campus by constructing a late 20th-century innovation that would have been unfamiliar to them: a modern labyrinth.

Confederate Statue White Supremacy

The Christian Response to White Supremacy

August 17, 2017

Supposedly “Christian” reactions to Charlottesville have amounted to scolding white Christians and pastors for contributing to white supremacy.


US to Do More for the Middle East’s Persecuted Minorities

August 16, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated that the U.S. government will continue working with regional partners “to protect religious minority communities from terrorist attacks and to preserve their cultural heritage.”

Charlottesville

Overcoming Hate in Charlottesville & Beyond

August 15, 2017

How can churches and Christians take meaningful steps to counter white supremacism and racial violence as displayed in Charlottesville, Virginia?


Some Thoughts on Charlottesville

August 14, 2017

UM Action Director John Lomperis condemns recent expressions of white nationalism.

Masterpiece Cakeshop

Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Blockbuster Case for Religious Freedom

August 14, 2017

After years of struggle, we’re at a decisive moment in the conflict between homosexuality and Christian commitment to God in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

Lee Park Charlottesville VA

Charlottesville & America’s Creed

August 14, 2017

We live in a particular kingdom, based on the creed written by Charlottesville’s most famous resident, premised on human equality & biblical anthropology.

Hillary Clinton General Board of Church and Society

Hillary Clinton, Methodism & Progressivism

August 11, 2017

The Methodism that so influenced Hillary Clinton in the 1960s was larger, more confident, more activist and in most ways more liberal than today.