Guest Writer

Guest Writer

Founded in 1981, the Institute on Religion & Democracy has been a voice for transparency, for renewal, and for Christian orthodoxy.


The Resurrection of Holy Russia

Russia is on a path to the rebuilding and reintegration of its culture by Orthodox Christianity. It took the total collapse of the secular materialist Soviet system to prepare the ground for the new Christian re-structuring of society.

Sports Mirror the Battles of Life

We say we “play” golf, tennis, soccer, football, and other games. Even professionals “play” their sport. The problem is that we’ve figured out a way to “play” these sports without actually playing.

It’s All About Religion

The decadence and libertinism of the West in general and America in particular is a sign of a society that is disintegrating, rejecting its essential structuring elements.

America, Christians & Secular Sweden

From the Swedish viewpoint and given recent events, one wonders whether the American secular elite would regard Sweden as a promised land.

Facing the Porn Plague

“I have seen the evil of pornography spread like a plague throughout our culture. What was once the shameful and occasional vice of the few has become the mainstream entertainment for the many.”

SYMPOSIUM: Why Churches That Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Attract Young Christians Students Like Me

Research has shown that while the rest of the U.S. has become more accepting of same-sex marriage, Evangelicals have stood firm in their convictions and this is true for older as well as for younger Evangelicals.

Stories, Not Arguments, Shape Imaginations

If stories convince us that certain positions are absurd or foolish, reason, logic, and data will look foolish, mean-spirited, and absurd.

David Gushee’s “Evil” of Seeking Legal Counsel

Professor Gushee proves that he too can play the “what would Jesus do?” game, but he takes it all a step further.

Perpetua, Felicity, and 21st-century Martyrdom

“Two jewels have flashed in the Church today.” So preached St. Augustine in his sermon “On the Birthdays of Saints Perpetua and Felicity.” Today, we join Augustine in celebrating the heroic legacies of these two women who dared to act upon their convictions, even when those actions stood in direct violation of the laws of their land.

It’s Good to be Adopted

Brook is Amy’s third child. All three were born out-of-wedlock, fathered by three different men. Amy is a very troubled woman. On the plus side, all three have been adopted by loving Christian families and for all her problems, Amy did not abort her children. Thanks be to God.