Guest Writer

Guest Writer

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



Donald Trump

Donald Trump Failed with Evangelical Iowans

February 4, 2016

Left-wing predictions that conservative Evangelical Christians would go all in for Donald Trump proved wrong in Iowa.

Anglican Polity

Anglican Polity as Social Witness

January 21, 2016

Many discussions surrounding the recent meeting of the Anglican Primates have overlooked the biblical and theological underpinnings of Anglican polity.

Roe v Wade

Parallel Courses: Ruling on Roe & Legalizing the PLO

January 19, 2016

With Roe and with the legitimization of the PLO, the direct and unapologetic slaughter of innocents is rationalized and institutionalized.

Civil War Painting

What If the Civil War Never Happened?

January 5, 2016

In an interview with Canon & Culture, Mark Tooley discusses the last ditch effort to avert the Civil War at the Washington Peace Conference in 1861.


Here’s Where Hijab-Wearing Wheaton Prof Went Wrong

December 17, 2015

Evangelical Christian and Wheaton College alumna Megan Pavlischek Grant says Professor Larycia Hawkins confuses empathy and compassion with theological similarity.


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.

Millennials for Marriage

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?

Photo Credit: Peter Morgan

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.