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“Which is more important, fidelity to historic Christian teaching or temporary political popularity?”
asks Chelsen Vicari, Director of IRD’s Evangelical Action Program.

IRD Cheers Religious Broadcasters’ Strong Witness for Religious Liberty

February 23, 2015

IRD’s Mark Tooley and Chelsen Vicari will participate in the annual National Religious Broadcasters Media Convention this week alongside thousands of Christian communicators.

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An Interview with Pastor Garret Kell: “Before We Take a Stand, We Must Begin on Our Knees”

January 30, 2015

Settling into his role as Pastor of Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria Virginia, Garrett Kell kindly shared some of his time to explain his vision for ministering to Christian professionals, evangelists and activists in Washington D.C.

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Religious & Urban Renewal in Washington, DC.

December 28, 2014

One church’s thriving ministry among mainly young people who are flocking to rejuvenated neighborhoods in the nation’s capital showcases the ongoing resilience of American religion, especially Evangelicalism.

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The Evangelical’s Guide to Advent

December 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The original version of this article was published by TheBlaze. Click here to read it. Many conservative evangelicals crusade against the War on Christmas, but we’ve neglected the equally important celebration of…

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How American Evangelicals Are NOT Following New Testament Christianity

December 8, 2014

Much more than a single article could be written detailing all the ways in which American evangelical Protestantism looks very different from the early church. Certainly not all of the developments in our external circumstances…

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Exit Polls: Conservative Christians Showed Up to Vote

November 7, 2014

Conservative religious voters made up as big a percentage of the electorate as ever in the midterm election according to exit polls.

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Jim Wallis: “Ferguson is Everywhere”

November 5, 2014

Racial tensions following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri by a white police officer are a response to widespread injustices, according to a leading Evangelical Left author and activist.

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Does Islam Oppress Women? A Feminist Says No

October 15, 2014

Let’s turn to the Qur’an and Hadith to find out what Islamic holy text has to say about women’s “equality.”

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Stephen Rankin: Learning from, Not Gloating Over Mark Driscoll’s Fall

August 13, 2014

A United Methodist pastor reflects on how we should seek to humbly learn from the recent fall of Pastor Mark Driscoll, and reject all gloating.

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IRD’s Chelsen Vicari to Join Christian Solidarity Trip to Israel

August 12, 2014

IRD Evangelical Action Director Chelsen Vicari will travel to Israel in August as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip.

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What We’re Really Saying

August 1, 2014

What evacuees fail to realize is that religion is inescapable if faith is to be in the plural. Religio (“to bind [together]”) is what happens when a faith is shared in common, across space and time.

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Why Millennial Men Must Care about the “War on Women”

July 17, 2014

Men should stay out of women’s business, they say. But as Christians and future husbands and fathers, women need men to engage in the “war on women” debate.