Guest Writer

Guest Writer

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




The Bitter Fruit of Identity Politics in Academic Life

November 16, 2015

Universities — especially elite ones — have been particularly prone to promote pop-Marxist identity politics, leading to a balkanization of academic life.

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Three Ways the Church Can Change Millennials’ Perception on Marriage

November 9, 2015

Like it or not, the LGBT community has been willing to fight for an institution that many Millennial heterosexuals have completely abandoned, even within the church.

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Of God and Dawgs

November 7, 2015

Ministers of all faiths get asked to do things that are incongruent with their faith traditions. The problem is when they willingly go along with the inane request.

Presbyterian Pastor and IRD Board Member Mateen Elass.

Islam and Presidential Politics

September 24, 2015

IRD Board Member Mateen Elass blogs about the President siding with a “Muslim student of color” over against school and law enforcement authorities. Did he further drive a wedge of division into elements of our society with regard to race and Islam?

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Kim Davis is Free. Now What?

September 12, 2015

The Kentucky clerk who refuses to betray her conscience and issue same-sex “marriage” licenses, is our of jail now. Now what?

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Darkness and Light at the Crossroads

September 11, 2015

If nothing else, 9/11 taught us that no one can prevent or escape the storms. But Jesus taught us that those who anchor on the rock of His word rather than the sands of this world will not be lost.


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.