Day: June 1, 2016

Donald Trump: Preaching a secular prosperity Gospel?

Donald Trump: Preaching a secular prosperity Gospel?

In “Trump’s religion and its popular appeal,” an opinion piece in Religion News Service’s Spiritual Politics, Mark Silk looks at the influence of preacher and author Norman Vincent Peale (who was senior minister at Trump’s childhood church, the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, and later married Trump and his first wife Ivana) on Donald Trump’s […]

In discernment: 8 Connecticut Episcopal parishes

In discernment: 8 Connecticut Episcopal parishes

The New Haven Register has published a piece on eight Connecticut Episcopal parishes that are trying to discern their future as churches and declining congregations: St. Andrew’s, Trinity Church on-the-Green, Christ Church, St. Thomas’s, St. James’, St. John’s, St. Luke’s, St. Paul and St. James (also known as St. PJ). “Almost all are in some […]

This year’s Spoleto Festival remembers the Charleston shootings

This year’s Spoleto Festival remembers the Charleston shootings

A year after the shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Spoleto Festival USA, which opened on May 27, is responding to, remembering and mourning eight of its parishioners and its pastor, killed on June 17, 2015. From a New York Times overview of the festival: On Friday, [Emanuel’s] new pastor, the Rev. Dr. […]