Behold now the Kingdom!

October 4, 2019

This was a follower of Jesus offering the forgiveness of Jesus, and costly forgiveness of his own, to someone desperately in need of that forgiveness.

Self Defined Sex

The Folly of Self-Defined Sex – Part 2

October 4, 2019

The folly that so threatens society is based on the claim that people are entitled to live in the reality they want, instead of being bound to live in a reality they should accommodate to. The Left’s leading idea of liberation has overwhelmed its grip on reality.

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“Embrace Risk for God’s Glory”: Amidst Global Persecution, Anglicans Mark Spread of Mission

October 3, 2019

Missional movements are expanding at historic rate into places that Christians have not previously ministered, according to speakers at a major gathering of Anglican missionaries. At the same time, the depth of Christian persecution has increased in many parts of the globe. Missional movements have multiplied, interwoven with persecution.

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A Statement of Solidarity to Hong Kong’s Christians

October 3, 2019

IRD’s Faith McDonnell organizes a statement meant to send love and encouragement to the protesters in Hong Kong. American Christian leaders stand with them, they are not alone, and we honor them.

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Mark Tooley Interview on Christianity & Death Penalty

October 2, 2019

God institutes government to uphold justice and to restrain evil, IRD President Mark Tooley explains in an Interfaith Voices Radio interview on the death penalty and the Christian tradition. “There is a command in the very first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis, to Noah, after the Great Flood, in which it is said that he who sheds a man’s blood, shall his blood be shed, and most Christian traditions have regarded that admonition at the very beginning of the Bible as having a universal force that’s still in effect today.”

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The Folly of Self-Defined Sex – Part 1

October 2, 2019

Can the Supreme Court redefine sex under the law? It amounts to saying that the mental life of people who feel hurt by objective reality should be protected at the expense of society, which must depend on reality to live.

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Lesbian Bishop Asserts Support of “People in the pews”

October 1, 2019

In an appearance at Yale Divinity School, contested Bishop Karen Oliveto claims thousands of letters of thanks that she has received, and her concern about “lessening our understanding of the role of experience in faith.”

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Jim Wallis Says It’s Time to “Reclaim Jesus”

September 30, 2019

At National City Christian Church, in the heart of D.C., Jim Wallis kicks off a twenty-city tour for the promotion of his new book, “Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus” on September 25.

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Faith & Influential Books

September 28, 2019

Ivan Mesa of the Gospel Coalition interviews Mark Tooley about books that he is reading, books he commends and books that have been formative.

The Supreme Court Turns the Corner on Religious Monuments and Prayers

September 27, 2019

A very reasonable conclusion to draw from the prayers and monuments controversy, which seems to be winding down, if not nearing an end, is that commonly accepted religious ideas may reasonably be expressed on public monuments and in state occasions.

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“Seven Sisters” of Mainline Protestantism Still Bleed Members

September 25, 2019

Mainline, liberal, Protestant churches have posted declining membership and attendance records for decades. This latest update to 2017 and 2018 numbers shows that the trend continues.

Sin City & Liberal Protestant Integralism

September 24, 2019

Against all my preferences, last week I visited Las Vegas for the first time, invited to speak to Religion News Writers Association, meeting in a casino hotel. On two consecutive nights I walked the…