Facing the Porn Plague

by (@TheIRD) April 6, 2014

“I have seen the evil of pornography spread like a plague throughout our culture. What was once the shameful and occasional vice of the few has become the mainstream entertainment for the many.”

More Than Skin Deep: Thoughts on the Evangelical Modesty Debate

by (@TheIRD) August 1, 2013

Modesty is a frequently debated issue for American Evangelicals, and this summer is no different. Is it possible to talk about modest dress without falling into legalism?

Gender Roles: The Search for a Third Way

by (@TheIRD) May 7, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) In light of recent discussions on a Christian perspective of gender roles in the Church and home, I would like to ask those involved to please remember the debate between egalitarians and complementarians is not merely a theological matter (though it is and important one), but it is a discussion that has […]

Confronting the Real “War on Women”

by (@TheIRD) April 14, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) Casual sex, cohabitation, and the collapse of marriage are three of the worst “falsehoods … [that] constitute a very real war on women,” said Dr. Janice Crouse at an April 12th panel discussion on “The ‘War on Women’ Myth or Reality?” sponsored by The Howard Center. Crouse, IRD board chair and senior […]

Women’s Dignity is About Human Dignity

by (@TheIRD) March 13, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@kristin_rudolph) “We need to open our eyes to the almost nauseating variety of ways that women and girls are exploited and commodified, used and abused, neglected and ignored,” said Paige Comstock Cunningham, executive director of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (CBHD) on International Women’s Day this year. On March 8th, the […]

Sidestepping Abortion at The Justice Conference

by (@TheIRD) February 27, 2013

by Kristin Rudolph (@kristin_rudolph) It is impossible to honestly discuss the oppression of women and disproportionate ratio of men to women in the world without mentioning sex-selective abortion rampant in countries like China and India. But that is exactly what Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn did, speaking to 4,000 young Christians at the third annual Justice Conference […]

The Emotional Evangelical Blogosphere

by (@TheIRD) February 7, 2013

Last fall Church Relevance caused a bit of a stir when they posted a heavily male dominated list of the “Top 200 Church Blogs.” When it comes to prominent Christian writers, the gender balance noticeably skews to the men. This is not for lack of bloggers, I believe, but the content many Christian women are […]

I’ve Had Enough “Equality” for Now …

by (@TheIRD) January 30, 2013

Last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in military combat. Talk about what this means has ranged from saying it actually will not change much, as women already find themselves in combat roles, to pointing out the nature of modern warfare renders physical differences between men and women irrelevant, […]

Dr. Albert Mohler: Women Serving in Direct Combat Is a Moral Issue

by (@TheIRD) January 29, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia Last Thursday, Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta lifted the ban of women serving in direct combat roles. This ban will open up the opportunity for women to serve in higher risk roles traditionally reserved for men. In the wake of this announcement, prominent evangelical leader and President of the Southern Baptist Theological […]

“Benevolent Sexism” at an Evangelical University

by (@TheIRD) November 15, 2012

A group of professors at Biola University recently released a report called “Women Faculty at an Evangelical University: The Paradox of Religiously Driven Gender Inequalities and High Job Satisfaction.” The report shows that women faculty at an evangelical college face “benevolent sexism,” resulting in fewer opportunities for advancement than their male colleagues, yet overall, they report […]