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Guest Writer

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

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Why I Defend and Support Israel As An Anglican Bishop

April 24, 2015

This article was originally given as part of People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism, a conference hosted by the Institute on Religion and Democracy  Christian Zionists are often charged…

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A Rough Ninety-Six Hours in Libya: Observations on the Attempts to Destroy Christianity in Africa

April 20, 2015

The news originating from Libya over the last 4 days seems to be such that when one thinks it cannot possibly get worse, the next item in the news cycle is more horrific than the one before.

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What is the future of Christian support for Israel?

April 16, 2015

Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) President Mark Tooley writes about the future of Christian support of Israel and the IRD’s upcoming conference on Christian Zionism in The Washington Examiner: A majority of Americans of…

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The Common Ground Christian Network calls American Christians to Stand Together

April 6, 2015

The Common Ground Christian Network calls American Christians to stand together as their religious liberties are threatened and as others face persecution across the globe. “The backlash to proposed religious freedom laws in Indiana, Arkansas…

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A Pro-Women Response to “Contraception Saves Lives”

March 12, 2015

By Kristin Larson and Chelsen Vicari It’s a struggle, isn’t it? As Christian women we aim to be humanitarian and compassionate towards everyone. When we read about poor women in Malawi, ill from attempting to…

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The Moral Necessity of Rage

February 4, 2015

A memory invades: it is of my first significant, disequilibrating confrontation with the reality of human evil. At four or five-years-old I had descended the stairs in our old family home to find my…

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“Jesus was a Palestinian” is a False Narrative

January 28, 2015

As any reader of this piece will likely know, the ninth Commandment declares unequivocally that we “shall not give false testimony against [our] neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16). Yet after reviewing the narrative that for some…

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Free Speech, Humble Speech

January 24, 2015

The book of Proverbs says, “Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath” and warns, “Do not be wise in thine own eyes.” There is a danger in…

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A Bright Light versus Evangelical Anarchism

December 30, 2014

Pick any random number of churches that have lost significant membership and check out their acceptance of liberal theology.

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The Fall-out of the Sexual Revolution

December 3, 2014

As a society we seem bent on sexualizing everything. Nearly every movie or TV series for adults features a good deal of sexual insinuations, talk, and action.  Women’s chic clothing is provocative; even small…

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Fr. Robert Arida: Why Don’t You Become Episcopalian?

November 7, 2014

A great many of those who ‘debunk’ traditional…values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process. C.S. Lewis, “The Abolition of Man” Whenever you hear…

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Nuns in Glass Buses

November 3, 2014

After helping to re-elect President Obama in 2012 and advocating for immigration reform in 2013, Sr. Simone Campbell and the Nuns on a Bus have returned for the 2014 midterm elections.  Sr. Campbell, who…