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Mideast Christians, Immigration & Social Justice

August 20, 2014

As an Evangelical, I believed that “social justice” was meant especially for persons persecuted for their faith, including Mideast Christians…

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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.

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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 on Wednesday 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.

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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.

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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.

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Why Liberal Evangelicals are Lying to Millennials

October 6, 2013

Editor’s Note: A version of this article was published TheBlaze. Click here to read it. Newark, N.J. Mayor and Senate hopeful Cory Booker is not known for proclaiming his love of Jesus or evangelizing…

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First Ex-Gay Awareness Celebration Honors Evangelical Leaders

October 3, 2013

“We’re here. And we’re not queer,” pronounced host Christopher Doyle on Monday night as he introduced the First Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Reception in Washington D.C. Held during “Ex-Gay Pride Month,” the reception is just…

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A Decade of Loneliness

August 13, 2013

Loneliness and depression have become an increasingly normal part of American life over the past decade. The Church is uniquely equipped to offer hope to the lonely, isolated, and depressed in our communities.

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Pro-life: Looking Beyond Abortion

August 7, 2013

Although recent abortion regulations and clinic closures are good news for the Pro-life cause and every woman and child spared the horror of abortion by them, our cultural view of life remains deeply corrupted.