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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…
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.
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.
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)….
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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….
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…
April 16, 2013
By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) Collin Garbarino of Houston Baptist University has reacted to Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter’s offhand suggestion on a radio show that North Korea’s recent military threats represent divine judgment…