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The Value of the “Mainline”

An interesting guest post by Jason Lantzer over at Religion in American History helpfully defines a concept I had previously understood only by context, the “mainline Protestant”: The Mainline are the Seven Sisters of Protestantism: The Episcopal, Congregational/United Church of … Continue reading

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Differences, Divisions, and Conflicts

John Vest shares a section of the PC(USA) Mid Councils Commission Report in a post titled Differences, Divisions, and Conflicts. This paragraph leapt out at me: Nonetheless, it may be that our discord more accurately reflects failed institutional practices than … Continue reading

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The Ecclesial Status of an Ecumenical Council

Richard Gaillardetz has a fine article in America magazine reflecting on three of the important dynamics that were present at the Second Vatican Council. But it’s the introduction to this article that caught my attention, in which he discusses the … Continue reading

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