Southern Baptists versus United Methodists

There’s a pervasive narrative today of conservative Christian demographic decline. This narrative is partly based on reality and partly based on wishful thinking by some. But this narrative typically ignores the far more dramatic…

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United Methodist Women Program Affiliates with Unofficial LGBTQ Caucus

On December 3, the National Association of Deaconesses and Home Missioners, a voluntary, national association within the United Methodist Church, formally affiliated itself with Reconciling Ministries Network, the main unofficial caucus of United Methodists seeking church blessing of homosexual practice.

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Controversial Former Pentecostal Minister Embraces Transgender Identity

Paul Alexander, a former Assemblies of God minister has announced his transition to a female identity.


IRD’s Top 10 Evangelical News Stories of 2018

In 2018, we here at the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) published hundreds of articles on everything from the most encouraging news stories affecting Christianity to some of the most concerning. That’s our job, our mission.

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