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.

Stories, Not Arguments, Shape Imaginations

by (@TheIRD) March 29, 2014

If stories convince us that certain positions are absurd or foolish, reason, logic, and data will look foolish, mean-spirited, and absurd.

From the Brain of Bart, 2/14/13

by (@bjgingerich) February 14, 2013

Last night, I was able to attend an excellent concert by Mumford and Sons in Fairfax, VA. They’ve been freshly dubbed with a Grammy for best album of the year–a most interesting category since it is not as subject to pop-trash hype as evidenced by preceding winners like Arcade Fire. Aside from my own musical […]

The Overflow of the Heart

by (@TheIRD) January 28, 2013

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, recently addressed a gathering in the rump Diocese of South Carolina. Angry that most of the original Diocese of South Carolina has quit the Episcopal Church because of its theological liberalism, Jefferts Schori sermonized the following: …I tell you that story because it’s indicative of […]

Is Your God like Mass Murderer James Holmes?

by (@lukemoon1) August 2, 2012

Kevin Miller is hardly a household name amongst Evangelicals, but many of us are familiar with his work on films such as Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed starring Ben Stein; the Anti-Christian Zionist rant With God on Our Side; and domestic human trafficking exposé Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth.  These, along with his other films […]

Conquest, Egalitarianism, and Mommy Porn

by (@lukemoon1) July 19, 2012

In case you missed it, there is another degrading pop-culture phenomenon thrusting itself upon the masses. The best selling novel, 50 Shades of Grey has sparked a new genre known as “mommy porn.”  The success of 50 Shades of Grey cannot be ignored.  Thirty-one million copies of the book have been sold and it has […]

A Heresy of Love

by (@TheIRD) June 1, 2012

by Shane Ayers Orthodoxy is rigid, unyielding, and cold.  It stands in stark contrast to warmth and welcome of tolerant, progressive, liberal Christianity.  This is especially true in regards to homosexuality and same-sex marriage:  whereas traditional Church teaching shuns those who fall outside prescribed moral teaching, liberal Christianity bravely embraces those oppressed individuals who self-define […]