Guest Writer

Guest Writer

Founded in 1981, the Institute on Religion & Democracy has been a voice for transparency, for renewal, and for Christian orthodoxy.




Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Liberty by Ryan T. Anderson

August 6, 2015

A book review of the must-read manual on what American can do in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage.


Inescapable Things

August 5, 2015

“Christianity is not collapsing, but it is being clarified…the United States is filled with vibrant believers…Christianity in America isn’t dying, cultural Christianity is.”

Mutual Forbearance

July 1, 2015

The Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) has long boasted of their “big tent” approach to faith. To this end, the PCUSA has settled on a policy known as “mutual forbearance.” In a denomination…

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The Real Problem with Our DNA

June 27, 2015

Recently President Obama stated that “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination is in almost every institution of our lives, you know; that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of Americans’ DNA…

Derryck Green

The Right and Wrong Kind of Post Charleston Sermon

June 24, 2015

This past weekend, Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, held its first church service since the massacre that claimed the lives of nine members of its congregation. Rev. Norvell Goff- preaching because…


Lukewarm Christianity Doesn’t Cut It

June 24, 2015

The Bible distinctly says that there will come a great falling away – where even the very elect are close to being pulled away by deceptive and seductive leaders and teachers.

Derryck Green

Should Christians Encourage Resistance to Police?

June 17, 2015

Guest writer Derryck Green argues that recent comments by an Anglican theologian on resisting police are more the product of white guilt than good theology.


Christianity’s Revolutionary Recognition of Women as Equals

June 15, 2015

An unprecedented decline of the family in America, producing increasing rates of non-marital births, divorces, juvenile crime, substance abuse, and other pathologies can be reversed because the progressive narrative that supports it is unfounded and easily refuted, argues David J. Theroux of the Independent Institute.


Presbyterians and “Decently Ordered” Schism

May 28, 2015

A Michigan Presbyterian digs up some uncomfortable survey results while his congregation considers departing the PCUSA.

Source: Cornwall Alliance

An Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change

May 1, 2015

The following letter originally appeared on the website of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, the world’s leading evangelical voice on environmental stewardship and development. A full list of signatories, which includes Institute…

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Video of “People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism”

April 28, 2015

A 21st century case for Christian Zionism


Why I Defend and Support Israel As An Anglican Bishop

April 24, 2015

This article was originally given as part of People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism, a conference hosted by the Institute on Religion and Democracy  Christian Zionists are often charged…