Luke Moon

Luke Moon

Luke Moon is the Business Manager at IRD. He was formerly a missionary with Youth with a Mission (YWAM), and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from the University of the Nations and a Master’s degree in Global Politics from Regent University. @lukemoon1

In Bethlehem, the Wrong Kind of Christian Festival

Unfortunately, it is clear from the Christ at the Checkpoint conference that pro-Palestinian Christians have serious political and institutional momentum.

Great Expectations and Subtle Messaging of Impact: Holy Land

With the help of the Mennonite Central Committee and World Vision, Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) pulled together a diverse group of almost 200 “Jesus Followers” for a conversation about the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. Impact: Holy Land featured the who’s-who of Palestinian Christian outreach to Evangelical America, prominent names of the Evangelical Left, […]

Millions are Suffering and Sojourners Doesn’t Care

Edie Sundby has cancer. She has the kind of cancer where the five year survival rate is only 2%.  She’s among those 2%.  Her health insurance company has spent over a million dollars to keep her alive.  She likes her insurance company. Too bad. Here’s how Edie described her situation in an op-ed she wrote […]

Hail! Comrade Russell Brand

So it is rather disconcerting when the social media world of the Religious Left is alight with praises for Russell Brand’s interview on BBC with Jeremy Paxman.

A Quran, a Bible, and a Machete

Djallo looked at the two books placed on the table before him.  The Quran he had been taught since he was a boy.  The Bible he had just begun to know.  The Bible had been given to him by a missionary in Guinea.  He had taken it so that he could highlight all the mistakes […]

Field Notes – Day 3: Defending the Catholic Church

For the last five years I have been teaching a seminar series called Biblical Foundations for Government.  One of the main topics I cover is the relationship between the Church and the State.  There are four basic views that I cover, but the most extensive view happens to be the Catholic Social Teaching (CST). The […]

Field Notes – Day Two: Don’t Worry

The Muslim world is three weeks into Ramadan.  For Mali, this means 90% of the people, with the exception of the infirmed, do not eat any food or drink any water from 5 in the morning until 7 at night.  The lively and vibrant markets are a fraction of their normal size.  Those that do […]

Field Notes – Day 1: Does Hope for the West Lie in Africa?

I sit at my desk looking out at the bright green ficus tree as the gentle breeze brings the smell of cookfires and city life.  I hear the sound of men making cloth through a process which includes pounding it with a large wooden mallet.  At $20 a yard, it is reserved for only the […]

#Facepalm Friday: Dear Theo, My Partner Wants an Open Relationship

The United Church of Christ has an advice column on its official website.  This week a reader is caught between embracing polyamory and stifling his partners lust with old fashioned monogamy.  It is hard to pick the best bit of wisdom offered by Theo.  Perhaps it is, “Whenever I don’t know what to do, I […]

Ronald Reagan: What the 4th of July Means to Me

Note: The following excerpt was written in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan in celebration of the founding of the United States of America. “There is a legend about the day of our nation’s birth in the little hall in Philadelphia, a day on which debate had raged for hours. The men gathered there were honorable […]