Religious Left Lobbies Congress on Gun Control, Pacifism

by (@HashtagGriswold) March 28, 2014

There’s a scene in Miss Congeniality, the 2000 romantic comedy about an undercover FBI agent pretending to be beauty pageant contestant, where the contestants are asked the most important thing our society needs. One by one, the ditzy supermodels come up to the microphone and say the same thing, “World peace!” But when the FBI agent […]

That They All May Be One: Christian Unity at the March for Life

by (@BrianKenMiller) January 21, 2014

“Those who suffer the same things from the same people for the same Person can scarcely not love each other.”

IRD Exclusive: Bishop Sutton on Anglican-Orthodox Relations

by (@bjgingerich) July 11, 2013

During the Anglican Way Institute, IRD’s Barton Gingerich had the opportunity to sit down with the Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton, bishop coadjutor in the Diocese in Mid-America of the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) and Ecumenical Officer for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). This is Part 4 of a four part series.

IRD Exclusive: Bishop Sutton on the Roman Catholic-Anglican Dialogue

by (@bjgingerich) July 10, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) During the Anglican Way Institute, IRD’s Barton Gingerich had the opportunity to sit down with the Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton, bishop coadjutor in the Diocese in Mid-America of the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) and Ecumenical Officer for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). This is Part 3 in a four […]

IRD Exclusive: Bishop Sutton on the ACNA and Lutheranism

by (@bjgingerich) July 9, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) During the Anglican Way Institute, IRD’s Barton Gingerich had the opportunity to sit down with the Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton, bishop coadjutor in the Diocese in Mid-America of the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) and Ecumenical Officer for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). This is Part 2 of a four […]

The Georges Two Honor Colson’s Legacy

by (@bjgingerich) May 16, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Tennessee-based Union University and the Witherspoon Institute hosted a May 2-4 conference entitled “Salt and Light in the Public Square: Charles Colson’s Legacy and Vision.” Union, a Southern Baptist college, chose to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Colson’s passing with a powerful line-up of thoughtful Christian speakers that addressed important issues […]

From the Brain of Bart: Questioning Parachurch-ism

by (@bjgingerich) May 16, 2013

I’ve started reading Deconstructing Evangelicalism for my commute. I enjoy perusing D. G. Hart‘s works not necessarily because I am a Two Kingdoms thinker but because he asks really good questions. Take, for example, this observation: evangelicalism lacks a common “church polity, creed, and worship.” Thus, it is “without a self-conscious notion about ministry, a […]

ELCA partnership with United Methodism: “Full Communion” or Denominational Suicide Pact?

by (@JohnLomperis) May 3, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) United Methodists and liberal Lutherans should unite against orthodox Christians! That was the message conveyed by Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), to members of the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church, who met earlier this week. Bishop Hanson’s opportunity to briefly address the […]

National Council of Churches Prepares for “Ecumenical Winter”

by (@bjgingerich) November 14, 2012

The National Council of Churches Governing Board met at the Washington, DC United Methodist Building to discuss restructuring, finances, and future prospects. The venerable ecumenical body has fallen upon economic hard times as of late; financial strains leave the NCC’s future unsure. An ashen-faced president Kathryn Lohre confessed, “Are we in an ecumenical winter or ecumenical […]

Anglican Way Conference Reveals Desires and Trends for ACNA

by (@bjgingerich) August 6, 2012

Last week’s Anglican Way Institute (AWI) hinted at the hopes and goals of traditional Anglicans in the United States. Ecumenical outreach, evangelism, and catechism dominated several lectures and discussions in Dallas. We can expect members of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and other Anglican bodies to be dealing with these trends in the […]