America, Christians & Secular Sweden

by (@TheIRD) April 9, 2014

From the Swedish viewpoint and given recent events, one wonders whether the American secular elite would regard Sweden as a promised land.

In Bethlehem, the Wrong Kind of Christian Festival

by (@lukemoon1) April 9, 2014

Unfortunately, it is clear from the Christ at the Checkpoint conference that pro-Palestinian Christians have serious political and institutional momentum.

SYMPOSIUM: Why Churches That Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Attract Young Christians Students Like Me

by (@TheIRD) April 5, 2014

Research has shown that while the rest of the U.S. has become more accepting of same-sex marriage, Evangelicals have stood firm in their convictions and this is true for older as well as for younger Evangelicals.

Are Millennials Fleeing Evangelicalism?

by (@JeffreyHWalton) April 4, 2014

In the wake of World Vision’s effective same-sex “marriage” endorsement, subsequently followed by their reaffirmation of traditional marriage, figures on the Religious Left such as Rachel Held Evans and Tony Jones claim that traditional Christian teachings on marriage and sexuality are driving the Millennial generation away from the church. IRD’s Chelsen Vicari responds.

Facepalm Friday: More Honkings from Wild Goose

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 28, 2014

IRD’s favorite Religious Left gathering plans an “art intervention” to demonstrate energy alternatives and “live in tension against the culture of domination.”

World Vision Withdraws From the Brink

by (@markdtooley) March 28, 2014

World Vision’s Monday policy was a muddle from the start and seemed like the construction of a clueless secular public relations firm.

World Vision Reverses Course, Reaffirms Traditional Marriage

by (@markdtooley) March 26, 2014

World Vision, the $1 billion relief group widely supported by Evangelicals, has reversed its previous recent decision to allow same-sex unions among employees, which it now calls a “mistake.” Instead, it’s reaffirming its policy of “sexual abstinence for all single employees and faithfulness within the Biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a woman.” […]

4 Threats to Christian Support for Israel

by (@RyanMauro) March 25, 2014

“Before I came to Israel, I saw the conflict as a David and Goliath scenario with Israel being Goliath and the Arabs as David. Now I understand that it’s the opposite …”

David Gushee’s “Evil” of Seeking Legal Counsel

by (@TheIRD) March 24, 2014

Professor Gushee proves that he too can play the “what would Jesus do?” game, but he takes it all a step further.

Weddings Cakes, Evangelicals, and Philistinism

by (@bjgingerich) February 26, 2014

Jethani, of course, entitled his piece “An Evangelical Case for Gay Wedding Cakes.” No doubt his word processor inquired, “You typed ‘evangelical.’ Did you mean to write ‘Mainline Protestant liberal’ instead?”