Q & A with IRD President Mark Tooley

by (@TheIRD) January 14, 2013

By Liz Essley (@lizessley) Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) spent eight years as a CIA analyst before joining the Institute on Religion and Democracy, where he is now president. A native Arlingtonian, he has spent much of his life trying to renew the United Methodist Church and point it toward historic Christian beliefs. What does your organization do? […]

A Final Memoir of William Faulkner

by (@TheIRD) December 17, 2012

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) Sadly, Dean Faulkner Wells died last year shortly after publishing her delightful memoir about her uncle, famed Southern novelist William Faulkner. Every Day by the Sun: AMemoir of the Faulkners in Mississippi was favorably reviewed. It would be hard to write an uninteresting book about her colorful, eccentric family. She did several media […]

Toward a “Wiki-Church”

by (@TheIRD) October 12, 2012

One of the most vocal participants in the discussion on American Christianity is Diana Butler Bass, author of the recent book Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Beginning of a New Spiritual Awakening. Bass, an Episcopalian, author, and historian, argues that Christianity must adapt and progress or die. This is necessary, she […]