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Social Justice Includes Defending Religious Liberty

August 6, 2014

Charity, equality, and dignity for all are necessary Gospel-centered lessons. But let’s face it, when it comes to the Left’s social justice lessons, religious liberty has no place at their table.

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Liberalism Alive and Well in America’s Churches

July 14, 2014

Editor’s note: The original version of this article was posted by TheBlaze. Click here to read it. Protection of the Church from the State is a job that typically includes religious leaders—at least, in…

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Alignment with the Principalities: Troubling Trends

July 12, 2014

Pride Month has wrapped up for 2014, but not without two significant events hosted by the White House in the last week of June.

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Ladies, Don’t be Fooled: Women Won in the Hobby Lobby Ruling

July 2, 2014

Understandably, women’s hearts are beating fast and our heads are spinning with confusion due to uproars declaring a heightened “war on women” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest decisions.

Rev. Dr. Ken Collins speaking during the panel discussion.  (Photo credit: IRD)

Evangelical United Methodist Historian, IRD Board Member Urges Non-Partisan Christian Social Engagement

January 22, 2014

A panel of evangelical scholars discussed how American evangelicals can learn from the mistakes of the past to have a better social and political witness. The starting point for discussion was a recent book by IRD board member Ken Collins of Asbury Theological Seminary.

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What Brian McLaren Can Learn from Mark Driscoll

October 22, 2013

Brian McLaren, an emerging church figure and Evangelical Left activist, made a special appearance in the metro-DC area last Saturday to promote his new book entitled, Why did Moses, Jesus, the Buddha and Mohammed…

An Israeli Christian that would disagree with Brian McLaren (Photo credit: Philippe Assouline)

Brian McLaren’s Five Errors about Christian Persecution, Part Two

October 13, 2013

Brian McLaren asks, “Why are Christians persecuted?” and “Why are Western Christians silent about the persecution of Christians?” His answer, explored in Part Two of this blog post, is that pro-Zionist Christians don’t want to call attention to the fact that Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian lands causes unrest in the Middle East that affects Christians. But Israel is the safest place to be a Christian in the whole Middle East!

Author and speaker Brian McLaren, circa 1980. (Photo credit: Faith McDonnell)

Brian McLaren’s Five Errors about Christian Persecution, Part One

October 10, 2013

Graduate school at the University of Maryland (recently named the 10th best party school in the United States) was quite a shock after the protected, Christian environment of my college. So in the hedonistic sea of fellow teaching assistants and much of the English Department faculty, I was overjoyed to meet another Christian who, like me, was teaching freshmen composition while working on a Master’s degree.

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McLaren Attacks Conservative Evangelicals at Wild Goose

August 28, 2013

We have a Catholic priesthood more concerned with keeping women out of the priesthood as the world is destroyed by carbon gases,” the speaker complained, “We have evangelicals with the audacity to say that homosexual people are ruining marriage. I think anyone who says that should be laughed off the stage. Heterosexual people do that on their own, thanks.”


Rob Bell and Brian McLaren: God is Leading Toward Same-Sex Marriage

March 23, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) We shouldn’t be surprised as more and more prominent post-Evangelicals announce their support for same-sex marriage. Rob Bell has been in the news most recently, and he joins the company of other former…


Book Review Part II: Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian McLaren

March 5, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) A few weeks ago, I started reviewing Brian McLaren’s book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World. After a bit of…


Book Review: Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian McLaren

February 13, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Christians are continually grappling with how to minister in this postmodern world. Though many Christians advocate changing the approach but not the message, some are calling for a restructuring of…