Guest Writer

Guest Writer

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




How Should Christians Respond to ISIS?

April 20, 2016

Editors and contributors of the recently founded foreign policy and national security journal, Providence, visited Regent’s Robertson School of Government.


Marriage: Died of a Theory?

March 31, 2016

Terming our cause “traditional” or “natural” marriage surrenders the point: Marriage is what marriage has always been. Anything else is faux marriage.

Mark Tooley and fellow panelists at the Virginia Festival of the Book

Interview: Mark Tooley, Author of ‘The Peace That Almost Was’

March 31, 2016

Pat Cuadros interviewed Mark Tooley about his new book ‘The Peace That Almost Was’ ahead of his panel discussion at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

The Daily Caller interviews Chelsen Vicari

How The Left Twists The Gospel Into Socialism

March 30, 2016

The Daily Caller interviews Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Programs Director at the IRD, about Millennials, liberal theology, and socialism.


Dangerous Ground: Distorting the Gospel In Order to Fit In

March 11, 2016

Chelsen Vicari warns Millennial Evangelicals against distorting the Gospel and conforming to “cafeteria-style” Christianity.

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.