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How Churches Should NOT Address Political Issues

October 27, 2014

A United Methodist case study helpfully illustrates what your church should NOT do when it addresses social and political concerns.

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What is the Foundation for United Methodist Political Lobbying?

October 26, 2014

Last month, the UMC’s political lobby office displayed some striking biblical and theological sloppiness, pointing to deeper problems than any particular social issue.

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Celebrate Down Syndrome and Life

October 18, 2014

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time to renew our appreciation for ever life no matter how big or small, born or unborn, typical or unique.

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UMC Lobby Office Targets Human Embryos, Okay with “New Eugenics”

September 25, 2014

The controversial Washington office of the United Methodist Church has launched a new attack on the dignity of human embryos and is now even effectively defending eugenics.

Pro Life Generation

GAO Abortion Findings a Wake-Up Call for Lethargic Christians

September 18, 2014

Are we really shocked? Christian citizens cannot expect honesty, morality and courage from our elected leaders and their policies if we refuse to elect honest, moral and courageous leaders at the polls.

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What Does Social Justice Look Like in an Abortion Culture?

August 19, 2014

What could social justice look like amidst a culture that is predisposed to abortion? The early church offers us some clues.

Christ Our Life

Transcendent Religion in Secular Utopia

August 7, 2014

Essentially, our problem is that we must obey a transcendent God in a society which is being structured to be self-sufficient without God.


Dodging Bullets Over Religious Freedom

July 26, 2014

“Effectively, this writes a blank check to the Obama Administration (or future administrations) to force employers to pay for insurance coverage of any drugs, devices, and services…”

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California’s outrageous state budget made even worse when considering Governor Jerry Brown’s faith

July 8, 2014

The new California budget has some rather bizarre inclusions, perhaps most notably the 40 percent increase for abortion funding.


It Was a Mighty Fourth

July 7, 2014

July 4 means life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not death, entitlement, and vice.


Supreme Court Protects Prolife Rights in Abortion Clinic Case

June 26, 2014

Moments ago, IRD staff joined the victory cheers outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as we listened to the McCullen v. Coakley ruling. This decision is not only a huge victory for the pro-life movement, but hopefully a forecast of the decisions to come regarding Hobby Lobby and religious freedom.


The Coming Methodist Split?

June 22, 2014

Debates over same sex marriage are threatening to fracture the denomination.