Sports Mirror the Battles of Life

by (@TheIRD) April 19, 2014

We say we “play” golf, tennis, soccer, football, and other games. Even professionals “play” their sport. The problem is that we’ve figured out a way to “play” these sports without actually playing.

IRD: Christ’s Resurrection Power Yet Prevails

by (@JeffreyHWalton) April 17, 2014

“Easter reminds us that Christ rose and reigns, bringing abundant and eternal life, which is good news for all,” says IRD President Mark Tooley.

Podcast: Mark Tooley Interviews Bishop Will Willimon

by (@TheIRD) April 15, 2014

IRD President Mark Tooley interviews Bishop Will Willimon, the retired bishop of North Alabama and the previous long time dean of the chapel of Duke University. He has returned to the campus of Duke where he is teaching and writing. His latest book is his first novel, “Incorporated”, set in a Midwestern Protestant congregation across a month of Sundays, with a cast of saints and sinners.

IRD SYMPOSIUM: The Church and the Millennials

by (@BrianKenMiller) April 14, 2014

The Greek word for “Symposium” originally meant to gather and drink together. Unfortunately, that is not what we have been doing the past two weeks here at the IRD. We have, however,  managed to bring together some of the best and brightest millennial Christians to talk about what the Church and her teachings on sex […]

Does God Demand a $10.10 Minimum Wage?

by (@JeffreyHWalton) April 9, 2014

“Christianity does have essential, core teachings, but the details of minimum wage are not among them,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley.

IRD: World Vision’s Fidelity to Christian Teachings Deserves Thanks

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 26, 2014

“World Vision’s reaffirmation of orthodox faith helps to ensure it has a robust if not easy future ahead. God bless its faithfulness and ministry,” says IRD President Mark Tooley.

Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case: Kudos to Church Officials Defending Liberty

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 25, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients. The owners of Hobby Lobby are Evangelical and object to abortifacients.

Press Release: Thoughts on Death of Fred Phelps of Westboro Church

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 21, 2014

“Phelps’ sordid contribution to history is that he amplified the Kulturkampf against Christian faith and ethics in public life by helping to portray Evangelicals as intrinsically hateful,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley.

IRD Podcast: Mark Tooley Interview

by (@TheIRD) March 21, 2014

IRD President Mark Tooley discusses the arrest in January of several United Methodist bishops protesting U.S. government immigration policy in our debut podcast.

‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ Looks to Chip Away at Evangelical Support for Israel

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 6, 2014

Some Evangelical activists are preparing a provocatively titled conference ostensibly gathering about “empowering the Palestinian church.”