Critical Race Theory

Is Critical Race Theory Compatible with Christian Faith?

February 11, 2020

Christians must not allow their hatred for the sin of racism to so cloud their vision that they put their faith in a philosophy that has become a new religion for its devotees—a religion that in significant ways conflicts with historic Christian faith.

Who is an Evangelical

Who is an Evangelical?

February 10, 2020

Evangelicalism in its best sense has embraced both personal and social action. In the words of Charles Finney, hailing from the nineteenth century, “Everywhere there is revival there must also be reform.”


Speaking About Sudan and South Sudan to Fellow Religious Freedom Advocates

February 8, 2020

The U.S. government must stand for ALL the people of Sudan, and impress upon the Sudanese leadership that Sudan is for all Sudanese, even for the 75% of the population that has been called “marginalized” for years.

non-binary

Transgender Passé, Meet the Non-Binary Clergy

February 7, 2020

An increasing number of individuals identifying as “gender non-binary” have emerged among the clerical ranks in mainline Protestant denominations, signifying the next wave of sex and gender revisionism.

neanderthal bible

Who Is Included in Biblical Man?

February 6, 2020

Theology must take account of the possible humanity of Neanderthals “for apologetic reasons,” argues Dominican scholar Simon Gaine, to ensure that faith and reason are not in conflict, but synthesized in a rational theology. This was the project of Thomas Aquinas, who was “confident that all truth comes from God.”

Hate Speech in Africa

International Religious Freedom Commission Reports on Apostasy, Blasphemy, and Hate Speech in Africa

February 4, 2020

To mark the December 10 Human Rights Day last month, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) held a briefing about restrictions on civic space in Africa and ways U.S. policy can help address these concerns.

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Bolz-Weber’s Middle Finger Intolerance

February 3, 2020

Progressive Lutheran cleric Nadia Bolz-Weber offers her spite and a middle finger aimed at the evangelical wedding cake baker who successfully defended his rights as a religious small business owner.

Pro-Life Anglicans

Anglicans: Prepare for Post-Roe Fallout

February 3, 2020

Christians engaged in sanctity of human life ministries should prepare for intensified conflict following a potential “correction” of the Roe v Wade court ruling that struck down abortion restrictions across the United States, according to a speaker at a summit of pro-life Anglicans.


As Horrific Persecution against Nigeria’s Christians Continues, IRD Joins in Urging for Special Envoy

January 30, 2020

Currently the suffering of Nigeria’s Christians is like never before.  New reports of attacks on churches, killings of individuals, and mass slaughter in Christian villages come almost daily. What can we do?

Pro-Life Witness

United Methodism’s Pro-Life Witness

January 29, 2020

Recalling the opening words of John’s Gospel, David Watson in his Lifewatch sermon noted that “just as John holds up life in his account of the creation of all things, so we, the church, are called to hold up life in our proclamation. We are called to hold up life in a culture of death.”

Pro-life March for Life

Some Christians Need Reminding Pro-Lifers Do More than March

January 28, 2020

In conjunction with the 47th annual March for Life, I noticed several Evangelical friends post head-scratching comments about the pro-life movement. Their general sentiment is that, while they believe life is sacred, Christians need to do more than march.

United Methodist schism

United Methodism as We’ve Known It Is Gone. No one is “Leaving” It.

January 28, 2020

Rather than talk about “leaving” something that we will no longer actually have, the choice should be understood in terms of continuing, writes John Lomperis about United Methodist schism.