‘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.”

“Jesus Had Two Dads and He Turned Out Just Fine”

by (@markdtooley) September 24, 2013

A United Methodist church outside Nashville sparked controversy and gained publicity by posting on its outdoor sign: “Jesus Had Two Dads and He Turned Out Just Fine.” In media interviews, the pastor insisted no political statement was intended and the aspiration was only to affirm children in non traditional families. But in our current cultural […]

A New Public Theology for Evangelicals?

by (@markdtooley) April 26, 2013

By Mark Tooley @markdtooley Last week evangelical Wheaton College professor Noah Toly responded to my post in First Things on some evangelical elites lobbying in Washington, D.C. for currently debated immigration proposals. Among other critiques, he fretted that I laud a non-existent continuity in Catholic social teaching and exaggerate evangelical divisions in political witness. My […]

The Death of Empathy

by (@TheIRD) April 25, 2013

By James Tonkowich In an article on the Steubenville, Ohio, rape trial, Keith Ablow argued that we have raised a generation with little to no empathy. In it he correctly identifies one of the causes: Having watched tens of thousands of YouTube videos with bizarre scenarios unfolding, having Tweeted thousands of senseless missives of no real […]

Wheaton Theology Conference Showcases Appeal, Limits of Hauerwasianism

by (@JohnLomperis) April 24, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) Duke Divinity School theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas promoted his somewhat distinctive, Anabaptistic worldview at Wheaton’s annual theology conference earlier this month. This year’s conference theme was “Christian Political Witness.” The passionate pacifist stressed that Christians must live radically different lives from those around them, in a way that would be “unintelligible […]

Abortion: The Personal is Political

by (@TheIRD) April 9, 2013

Photo Credit: AUL By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “How do you fight abortion?” said Charmaine Yoest, “I want to put a really radical notion on the table. Go on a date” Charmaine Yoest, the President and CEO of the pro-life organization, Americans United for Life, exhorted Wheaton College chapel attendees to challenge our society’s hook-up culture, […]

Wheaton College Hosts Anti-Israel Event at Billy Graham Center

by (@TheIRD) November 12, 2012

By Ryan Mauro On November 8-9 anti-Israel activists held a “24 Hour Middle East Leadership Briefing” at a Wheaton College center named after evangelist Billy Graham, who has told Christians to base their vote on supporting Israel. The irony should serve as a reminder that evangelical support for Israel cannot be taken for granted and must be […]

Wheaton Scholar Argues the Early Church Was Pacifist

by (@TheIRD) September 21, 2012

By Matthew Tuininga According to George Kalantzis, an associate professor of theology at Wheaton College and a scholar of early Christianity, the church of the first three centuries after Christ was resoundingly pacifist. Presenting some of the arguments from his forthcoming book, Kalantzis defended this claim on September 19 in a lecture at United Methodism’s Candler […]

Protestants and the New Evangelization

by (@TheIRD) August 14, 2012

By Julia Polese In April, Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, and evangelical leader Dr. John Armstrong of the ecumenical Act III network sat down at Wheaton College for a discussion about cooperation between evangelicals and Catholics. It was a fairly interesting conversation, even if I thought Dr. Armstrong was a little squishy on the […]