Category Archives: Mainline Protestantism

No, The Anglican Communion Did Not Suspend the Episcopal Church

No, The Anglican Communion Did Not Suspend the Episcopal Church

By Frank Kirkpatrick Just when you thought the travails of the Episcopal Church in the United States (known as TEC) over issues of sexuality had settled down or gone underground, a group of leaders of Anglican bodies around the world met in Canterbury, England, and issued a communiqué “requiring” TEC not to participate in decision-making… Continue Reading

David Hollinger on “Secularization and the Future of American Christianity”

David Hollinger on “Secularization and the Future of American Christianity”

For the last several decades, the United States looked like an outlier among industrial nations in the North Atlantic West, remaining a robustly religious country while its European peers moved into ever deeper secularization. But the recent trajectory of decline among those holding liberal religious beliefs strongly suggests that the long-term trend in the United States is toward pervasive secularism on the European model as well, the intellectual historian David A. Hollinger told audiences at Trinity College in Hartford this week. Continue Reading