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Disciples of Christ Eye Convention Pullout to Protest Indiana Religious Liberty Law

March 27, 2015

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination announced its governing convention may not meet in Indiana after the state approved its own version of the longstanding federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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A Church Against Religious Liberty

March 27, 2015

Hardly anyone ever talks anymore about the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination, even though it is historically Mainline, because it doesn’t have many members left and has become culturally marginal. But the denomination,…

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John Wesley and Religious Liberty

March 26, 2015

Last year I wrote for First Things on John Wesley’s reaction to anti-Methodist riots in the mid-1700s as it relates to contemporary assaults on religious liberty. Recently a letter by John Wesley revealing his views…

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Christianity and Nukes

March 19, 2015

American nuclear disarmament will not leave the world safer or holier.

Source: American Spectator

Forgiving a Killer?

March 9, 2015

The trendy case of Kelly Gissendaner, on death row in Georgia.

Source: Philos Project

Iran’s Spiritual Challenge to American Christians

March 3, 2015

Nine years ago liberal American religious activists like pacifist Jim Wallis of Sojourners created a “Words, Not War, With Iran” coalition to organize against decisive U.S. action against Iran’s nuclear program.  Revealingly they urged:…

Capt. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr., of Washington, D.C., climbing into an Advanced Trainer. Tuskegee, Alabama. January 1942. Source: Wikimedia Commons

An ISIS side to America’s History?

February 24, 2015

President Obama’s prayer breakfast speech urging Christians and Americans to avoid a “high horse” before condemning Islamists in light of the Crusades and Jim Crow has provoked wider reflection on comparative national and cultural…

“Which is more important, fidelity to historic Christian teaching or temporary political popularity?”
asks Chelsen Vicari, Director of IRD’s Evangelical Action Program.

IRD Cheers Religious Broadcasters’ Strong Witness for Religious Liberty

February 23, 2015

IRD’s Mark Tooley and Chelsen Vicari will participate in the annual National Religious Broadcasters Media Convention this week alongside thousands of Christian communicators.

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Mainline Protestant Decline and Hope

February 19, 2015

Oldine decline is deserved and self precipitated, but nonetheless sad for America and the Body of Christ, leaving a spiritual and cultural void that Evangelicals and Catholics have not been able to fill.

Source: Patheos

Obama, Lincoln, and Niebuhr

February 13, 2015

There are numerous defenders of President Obama’s prayer breakfast appeal for Christians to not “get on our high horse” about criticizing Islamic violence and to recall the Crusades, Inquisition and American racial segregation. These…

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The President’s Breakfast Crusade

February 9, 2015

And what about those “foolish, historically illiterate” critics of his speech?

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown (Wikimedia Commons/Farragutful)

Triumph and Decline of America’s Protestant Ascendancy

February 3, 2015

Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington, by Gregg Herken, is about the social and political elites who crafted U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War over their dinner parties and cocktails…