(RNS) Menlo Park Presbyterian is based in the San Francisco Bay area and led by well-known author and pastor John Ortberg. It is the ninth-largest PCUSA church with about 4,000 members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) When Religion News Service readers took up Carol Howard Merritt’s quest to re-brand mainline Protestants, our unscientific survey opened the door to spirited fans and critics alike.
(RNS) Carol Merritt thinks mainline Protestants could use some rebranding to convey their rising diversity and social justice leadership. Here are a couple of suggestions. Pick one or add your own.
(RNS) A dispute over a hymn has Presbyterians and Baptists tussling over the Christian doctrines of the atonement, which explain why Jesus died and whether his death satisfies God’s wrath over humankind’s sinfulness.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Critics say the move to drop the popular hymn “In Christ Alone” from a new Presbyterian hymnal was sparked by liberals wanting to take God’s wrath out of the hymnal. The committee says there’s plenty of wrath in the new hymnal.
(RNS) Leaders of Catholic and Reformed churches have signed an agreement to recognize each other’s sacraments of baptism in a public step toward unity among groups often divided by doctrine.
(RNS) Grounded in more than a million interviews, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport’s new book argues that religion is a vital force in America, and will remain so for many years. By Daniel Burke.
WASHINGTON (RNS) An established interfaith group is in danger of disintegrating as major American Jewish groups and prominent mainline Protestant churches differ over U.S. aid for Israel — a long-standing argument that the group was established, in part, to diffuse. By Lauren Markoe.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League has withdrawn from an Oct. 22 national Jewish-Christian interfaith meeting to protest a letter from Protestant participants that urged Congress to rethink U.S. funding to Israel. By Michele Chabin.