Farewell, Mainline Walter

From time to time, academics have noted the religious role performed by the news media in American society, and if there was anyone who emblemized that function it was Walter ...

Jesus on the mainline

Drawing on the recent Pew survey on Christians and torture, which showed that evangelicals are much less likely to condemn it than are mainline Protestants, scholar Diana Butler Bass says ...

Mainline blues

Pastordan, good UCC clergy that he is, laments the ARIS news on shrinking Mainline Protestantism. This is hardly new news, but there has been an acceleration in the shrinkage during ...

More mainline money problems

Episcopal Church treasurer Kurt Barnes had some bad news for church executives over the weekend. Like almost everybody else, the church's investment fund dropped 33 percent in 2008, to just ...

Moolah on the Mainlines

Worried about your denomination's pension fund? John Dart of Christian Century has an informative roundup of how mainline Protestant Churches are withstanding the financial turmoil. Excerpt: Barbara A. Boigegrain, general ...

Mainliners

Steve Waldman had a good post yesterday on how, for all the endless chatter about evangelicals, it's with mainline Protestants that Obama is really making hay. All I'd add directly ...

Where's the Mainline?

A week from today, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but not, apparently, John McCain, will be participating in something called the Compassion Forum at Messiah College, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This ...