The Truth About Pro-life Christians

by (@TheIRD) August 16, 2013

Once again, the tired and false story about pro-life Christians caring only for babies in the womb and abandoning them thereafter has made an appearance.

A Decade of Loneliness

by (@TheIRD) 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.

Pro-life: Looking Beyond Abortion

by (@TheIRD) 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.

More Than Skin Deep: Thoughts on the Evangelical Modesty Debate

by (@TheIRD) August 1, 2013

Modesty is a frequently debated issue for American Evangelicals, and this summer is no different. Is it possible to talk about modest dress without falling into legalism?

The End of Religious Conservatism?

by (@TheIRD) July 25, 2013

A new study finds the number of of religious progressives is on the rise, but they are not an exact mirror of religious conservatives.

New Evangelicals for Social Action Co-President Looks to “Che Guevara Jesus”

by (@TheIRD) July 22, 2013

This is the second of two articles about the recent Evangelicals for Social Action conference. To read part 1, please click here. A worship service marked the conclusion of Evangelicals for Social Action’s “Follow. Jesus.” conference on Sunday, July 14 at Eastern University. Prior to the installation ceremony of ESA’s new co-presidents, Dr. Paul Alexander […]

Speakers Warn Against “Entrenched” Positions of “Conservative White Men” at Evangelical Conference

by (@TheIRD) July 17, 2013

Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) gathered July 12 – 14 to celebrate the retirement of their founder and president, Dr. Ron Sider, the installation of two new co-presidents, and the organization’s 40 year anniversary at Eastern University near Philadelphia, PA.

Joel Hunter: A Political Pastor

by (@TheIRD) July 15, 2013

A recent Religion News Service (RNS) article by Mark Pinsky profiled Orlando mega-church pastor Joel Hunter, lamenting the pastor’s efforts to “[become] the voice of moderate conservatism and coalition politics have resulted in a ten percent drop in membership.” The article reports membership at Northland Church has dropped from 15,000 to 13,500 because of Hunter’s refusal […]

Update on the Sovereign Grace Ministries Lawsuit

by (@TheIRD) July 10, 2013

Since my last report on the Sovereign Grace Ministries lawsuit in May, more developments have unfolded in this horrific ordeal. For an in-depth overview of the situation, see my last article on the topic. To sum up the events though, back in October 2012 three women represented by attorney Susan Burke filed a civil lawsuit […]

Catholics, Evangelicals, Others Join Forces for Religious Liberty

by (@TheIRD) July 3, 2013

Yesterday (July 2) a group of inter-religious leaders released a letter responding to the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) final version of its contraceptive insurance coverage mandate. In a press conference at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club, four signatories gave statements explaining how the HHS contraceptive and abortifacient mandate violates the U.S. Constitution’s […]