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The Reformation Remembered

June 22, 2015

The Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology recently hosted its Pro Ecclesia annual conference, Remembering the Reformation Together: Commemorate? Celebrate? Repent?, at The Catholic University of America. This conference anticipated the 500th anniversary of…


Gushee Endorses LGBT Agenda

October 28, 2014

Gushee’s work is the latest example of a “conversion narrative” that marries an account of intellectual epiphany with a political manifesto designed to cause the church to rethink centuries of settled doctrine.


Praise Songs and Spiritual Pride

August 1, 2014

In my experience, hymn-singing congregations tend to make an effort not to isolate the worship to only the particularly stirring verses. Removing a verse is like removing a chapter from a book…

Evangelical congregants at New Hope Baptist Church are set to share space with Epiphany Episcopal Church in Herndon, Virginia beginning later this month. (Photo: New Hope Baptist)

Seeking Cash, Virginia Episcopalians Make Way for Evangelical Tenants

July 17, 2014

Like the 1968 film “The Odd Couple,” a group of liberal Episcopalians, recently divorced from Anglican former parishioners, is looking to share space with some Korean Southern Baptists.

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David Gushee’s “Evil” of Seeking Legal Counsel

March 24, 2014

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


Wall Street Journal Misconstrues Russell Moore’s Message

October 25, 2013

Southern Baptists everywhere took exception to Dr. Russell Moore’s comments in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, which featured a full profile of the new President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC)….

Richard Land’s Southern Baptist Quarter Century

June 20, 2013

(Photo Credit: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) By Mark Tooley After twenty-five years Richard Land has retired as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Representing the public policy voice…

Press Release: IRD Commends Richard Land’s Defense of Marriage, Religious Liberty at SBC

June 13, 2013

June 13, 2013 Contact:  Jeff Walton 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell   “Land’s reliable and strong voice on these issues was too rare in the denominational world and will be much missed.” -IRD President Mark Tooley   Washington,…

Staunching Baptist Decline

June 12, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Over at Religion News Service, Jonathan Merritt has taken up keyboard and monitor to advise the Southern Baptist Convention on how to avoid a disastrous membership slump. His article is…

Boy Scouts Forced to Choose Sides in the Culture War

May 22, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) A group of mostly Protestant and evangelical church leaders, representing churches with over 20 million members, are asking the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council meeting this week to…

Statement of Religious Leaders on Boy Scout Policy this Week

May 21, 2013

The following letter was released earlier today and signed by IRD President Mark Tooley, which reads: We strongly support the Boy Scouts of America current prohibition on open homosexuality and retaining it without revision….

Temple of American Democracy

April 21, 2013

By Mark Tooley @markdtooley Reputedly the British officer set to torch the U.S. Capitol in 1814 rhetorically exclaimed to his troops while bestride the Speaker of the House’s rostrum: “Shall this harbor of Yankee…