The virgin birth is necessary for Jesus to be God and man, a sufficient Savior for our sins

Virgin birth not necessarily literal, only a symbol against patriarchy, says Brian McLaren

December 11, 2018

In a segment titled “A Post-Patriarchal Christmas,” McLaren took issue with the virgin birth as a “science-defying miracle that proved something about Jesus.” He protested, “This approach never really worked for me. How can you use something you can’t prove—a virgin birth long ago—to prove something else—the unique identity of Jesus?”


IRD reflects on the Season of Advent and Hope

December 10, 2018

Reflecting on hope and eager expectations, the staff of IRD shares some things that Christ has put on our hearts so that you can all join us in prayer for the work we are doing to love God, the Church, and His people.


United Methodist Heresy Complaint Filed Against Karen Oliveto

December 7, 2018

A heresy complaint has been filed against Karen Oliveto for her contradicting the United Methodist Church’s core doctrine about Jesus Christ.

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Video: Bishop Scott Jones on the UMC’s Way Forward, Part 2

December 7, 2018

Bishop Scott Jones explains the situation the United Methodist Church finds itself in and clarifies essentials of plans that will come before General Conference.

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Are Mainline Protestants Christian?

December 7, 2018

The Bush funeral events at two prominent Mainline sanctuaries evince Christianity still exists in Mainline Protestantism. Both services movingly showcased vibrant orthodoxy through preaching, eulogy, prayer, liturgy and hymnody.

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Will Evangelicals Become Alt-Right?

December 6, 2018

Georgetown conference speakers agree that politically-savvy alt-right activists are specifically targeting white evangelicals that voted for Trump as likely converts.


In secular survey, 71% of Christians confess to idolatry

December 4, 2018

Most Christians say religion is a source of meaning, but not the most important source of meaning in their lives. That is idolatry. Many Christians choose the family over religion.


Speaker at Red Letter Christians Revival Compares “Jesus Alone” to Holocaust, Pogroms, Inquisition, Crusades

December 3, 2018

Red Letter Christians’ Dallas Revival featured a speaker who compared Jesus’ claim to be the only way of salvation to the Holocaust, Crusades, Inquisition, and pogroms.


The Theology of Advocacy for the Persecuted

November 30, 2018

It takes boldness to fight on behalf of others! Even if we don’t have to debate the Lord of Universe, we may have to debate and/or counter Washington lobbyists and foreign policy elites – and some of them think they are God!


The Importance of Using Language that Reflects the Truth

November 30, 2018

Whatever the personal cost, it is our duty to obey God in how we speak, and not speak in ways that incorporate falsehoods.


Premarital Sex “Healthy,” Chastity “Unreasonable” say Progressive Pastors

November 29, 2018

It is difficult to read Christian clergy call premarital sex “healthy” and chastity “unreasonable.” May the Chruch have the courage to confront those “who call evil good and good evil…”


Video: Bishop Scott Jones on the UMC’s Way Forward, Part 1

November 28, 2018

In a series of brief videos, Bishop Scott Jones of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church explains the situation the denomination finds itself in, clarifies the essentials of the different main…