April 20, 2018
Imprisoned U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson, jailed in Turkey since October 7, 2016, has been on my mind all evening. As I sat down to dinner with my husband and then later snuggled my baby…
April 19, 2018
As part of its collaborative Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology program, the United Methodist-affiliated Candler School of Theology hosted an interfaith panel discussion exploring ways to create vibrant local communities.
April 18, 2018
“As a United States Senator, Sam Brownback was always on the front lines for defending the persecuted and the oppressed. Now, as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, he has not changed!”
April 18, 2018
Declarations from Syrian and Norwegian church officials showcase how Christian social witness ideally should not operate. The church should not reflexively support the state and demonize the state’s enemies as its own enemies.
April 17, 2018
The Institute on Religion and Democracy will host a provoking one-day summit on May 10, 2018, in Washington, D.C. to highlight global Christian persecution.
April 16, 2018
Perhaps the most difficult thing in the current conflict over domestic religious liberty is the pervasive hostility of the press, presenting the requirement that people take actions they believe to be evil as simple justice … This is not the first such experience in American history, however.
April 13, 2018
A major Christian Men’s conference this weekend features mixed martial arts fighting, monster trucks, and metal bands, as well as high-profile pastors. What should Christians do to minister among the men in our churches?
April 11, 2018
Recently a nightclub by our IRD office in Washington DC became renowned for selling marijuana edibles. I suggested at an IRD staff meeting that we pray for this market’s closure. Some weeks later I…
April 9, 2018
Officials in a handful of domestic Episcopal Church dioceses which have opted out of the denomination’s same-sex marriage liturgies warily eye the upcoming General Convention and the changes it may bring.
April 7, 2018
“Growing up in a Pentecostal church, I attended many revivals where the Good News of what Jesus has done and continues to do for us was shared and lost souls were saved. But Red Letter Christians’ ‘revival’ offers more condemnation than the hope of Jesus.”