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Natural Family Planning’s Surprise Comeback

January 16, 2015

Sadly, an authenticity about chemical contraception is generally lost among our Evangelical circles. Now it’s time to play catch-up.


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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How Churches Should NOT Address Political Issues

October 27, 2014

A United Methodist case study helpfully illustrates what your church should NOT do when it addresses social and political concerns.

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Activists Seek to Divide U.S. Evangelicals and Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

July 11, 2014

A new movement of young activists is seeking to change the historically strong support of U.S. Evangelicals for Israel.


A Millennial’s Take on the Hobby Lobby Case

June 26, 2014

Despite what some Evangelicals might think, there is something more important than the outcome of the Hobby Lobby case.

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Which Way Are Christian Attitudes About Israel Moving?

March 5, 2014

Recently the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) held its annual policy conference in Washington, and stated that when it comes to public backing for Israel, by some measures, U.S. evangelical Christians are even more supportive of Israel than in recent memory.

Tens of thousands of mostly young people rallied to the National Mall in 2014 for the annual March for Life.

Press Release: Evangelicals Flock to Pro-Life Message

January 24, 2014

When tens of thousands of pro-life activists gathered in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, they did more than mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that swept away state laws restricting abortion.

With a special emphasis on promoting adoption and the visible presence of new, young female leadership in the Pro-Life movement, the march began laying a foundation for wider appeal.

Rev. Dr. Ken Collins speaking during the panel discussion.  (Photo credit: IRD)

Evangelical United Methodist Historian, IRD Board Member Urges Non-Partisan Christian Social Engagement

January 22, 2014

A panel of evangelical scholars discussed how American evangelicals can learn from the mistakes of the past to have a better social and political witness. The starting point for discussion was a recent book by IRD board member Ken Collins of Asbury Theological Seminary.


Christians, Cold War and Moral Discernment

December 16, 2013

David Swartz is a professor at Asbury College who identifies with the Anabaptist tradition. He has written an important and well-reviewed history of the Evangelical Left called Moral Minority. Last month I attended a…

A Coptic Church in Egypt burns after having been attacked by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Source: Daily News Egypt)

Oppression of Middle Eastern Christians Blamed on… Israel?

October 31, 2013

Across the Middle East, Christians face intimidation, violence, church-burnings, and even murder. Why doesn’t the West do more to address these catastrophes? According a Christian historian, its all Evangelicals and Zionists’ fault.