The Dangers of the Common Core Standards

by (@RickPlasterer) October 4, 2013

The expanding federal role in American life, already most evident in medical care, may also soon effect major changes in education, reinforcing and eventually politicizing deficient public education systems and working to the detriment of private and religious education.

Controversy at Cedarville University

by (@bjgingerich) January 16, 2013

The community of Cedarville University faces controversy in the wake of several prominent resignations and possible cessation of its philosophy major. The Ohio-based Baptist school with a fundamentalist heritage is well-known in evangelical circles as a popular choice for undergraduate education from a Christian perspective. Now some developments have some students wondering if there is […]

“Benevolent Sexism” at an Evangelical University

by (@TheIRD) November 15, 2012

A group of professors at Biola University recently released a report called “Women Faculty at an Evangelical University: The Paradox of Religiously Driven Gender Inequalities and High Job Satisfaction.” The report shows that women faculty at an evangelical college face “benevolent sexism,” resulting in fewer opportunities for advancement than their male colleagues, yet overall, they report […]

Church Renewal at its Finest

by (@bjgingerich) July 31, 2012

Last week I had the great pleasure to attend the Anglican Way Institute (AWI) in Dallas, TX at the Church of the Holy Communion. Entitled “Renovate Your Life: Christian Formation in a Post-Modern World,” the event brought together about 100 participants (26 clergy and the rest young people under age 35) to learn about catechesis […]

An Export Market in Hatred: Exploring Saudi Textbooks

by (@TheIRD) August 15, 2008

James Tonkowich August 15, 2008   The following originally appeared in a recent IRD Weekly e-newsletter.  If you would like to receive our weekly e-newsletter, click here and select “IRD Weekly.”   Back in May 2006 Nina Shea, director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom wrote in the Washington Post, “Saudi Arabia’s public schools have long been cited for demonizing the […]