Millennial Evangelicals and Their Future Social Witness

by (@bjgingerich) April 21, 2014

“If your only significant act of public square proclamation is a sneering disavowal of Jerry Falwell, you’re doing it wrong,” Strachan wrote.

Evangelical United Methodist Historian, IRD Board Member Urges Non-Partisan Christian Social Engagement

by (@JohnLomperis) 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.

Liberation Theology Enters Gotham Politics

by (@bjgingerich) October 3, 2013

Bill de Blasio presented his loyalty to FDR, Western European leftist politics, and liberation theology as a way to alleviate any worries of potential voters. Of course, religious outlooks only relieve fears of extremism and Communist radicalism if those outlooks are not themselves extremist and ideological.

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.

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 […]

Marriage: Considering Our Cultural Moment

by (@TheIRD) June 28, 2013

The traditional Christian understanding of marriage, family, sexuality, and human life has long been receding from dominance in America, and this week’s Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, which declared the federal government’s traditional definition of marriage in the Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) as unconstitutional was consistent with this trend. Recent developments […]

Superman and the NAE are on a Quest for Peace

by (@lukemoon1) June 21, 2013

By Luke Moon (@lukemoon1) It is unclear whether President Obama’s speech outlining his plan to rid the earth of nuclear weapons was timed for the release of the newest Superman movie. Perhaps on the flight to Europe they had a Superman marathon on Air Force One. The speech immediately brought to mind the most forgettable […]

Clear Principles for Messy Politics

by (@lukemoon1) June 18, 2013

By Luke Moon (@lukemoon1) Years ago my vision was pretty simple: Train and equip young Christians in developing nations to effectively serve in public office or civil society.  As a missionary for 10 years I had trained and equipped hundreds if not thousands of young Christians for all kinds of righteous activities.  Whether it was […]

Helping the Poor in the Concrete

by (@Cuchulain09) May 24, 2013

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) I heard this once in a sermon: A psychology professor with no children lived next door to a family with numerous rambunctious sons. Whenever the professor heard one of the parents scolding a child he poked his head over the fence and said, “Tut, tut, Mr. Smith. You should love your boy, not punish […]

IRD Exclusive: Dolan, George, and Metaxas Defend Marriage, Life, and Liberty

by (@bjgingerich) April 29, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Last Saturday at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview granted Timothy Cardinal Dolan their most prestigious honor, the William Wilberforce Award. Since 1991, the Colson Center has stood as a leading nexus of evangelical thought in America. The organization saw fit to recognize the cardinal […]