Jeffrey Walton

Jeffrey Walton

Jeff Walton is Communications Manager for the Institute on Religion & Democracy and directs the Anglican program. He graduated in 2001 from Seattle Pacific University and is a member of Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, VA.

IRD: Christ’s Resurrection Power Yet Prevails

“Easter reminds us that Christ rose and reigns, bringing abundant and eternal life, which is good news for all,” says IRD President Mark Tooley.

White House Easter Prayer Breakfast: Photo Roundup

Monday’s Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House included 150 clergy. We’ve compiled a collection of photos from various attendees.

Bishop Gene Robinson Closes White House Breakfast in Prayer

Retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson was back in the news this week, attending the fifth annual White House Easter prayer breakfast.

DC Methodists Host Resurrection-Denying Seminar on Historical Jesus

The historical figure of Jesus was not intended to be the center of worship, rather a sage pointing towards a politically utopian Kingdom of God, according to two lecturers who recently spoke at a prominent United Methodist church in Washington, D.C.

Does God Demand a $10.10 Minimum Wage?

“Christianity does have essential, core teachings, but the details of minimum wage are not among them,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley.

Are Millennials Fleeing Evangelicalism?

In the wake of World Vision’s effective same-sex “marriage” endorsement, subsequently followed by their reaffirmation of traditional marriage, figures on the Religious Left such as Rachel Held Evans and Tony Jones claim that traditional Christian teachings on marriage and sexuality are driving the Millennial generation away from the church. IRD’s Chelsen Vicari responds.

Facepalm Friday: More Honkings from Wild Goose

IRD’s favorite Religious Left gathering plans an “art intervention” to demonstrate energy alternatives and “live in tension against the culture of domination.”

IRD: World Vision’s Fidelity to Christian Teachings Deserves Thanks

“World Vision’s reaffirmation of orthodox faith helps to ensure it has a robust if not easy future ahead. God bless its faithfulness and ministry,” says IRD President Mark Tooley.

Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case: Kudos to Church Officials Defending Liberty

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients. The owners of Hobby Lobby are Evangelical and object to abortifacients.

Press Release: Thoughts on Death of Fred Phelps of Westboro Church

“Phelps’ sordid contribution to history is that he amplified the Kulturkampf against Christian faith and ethics in public life by helping to portray Evangelicals as intrinsically hateful,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley.