Guest Writer

Guest Writer

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



Claremont School of Theology

Progressive Clarion Call at Claremont’s Commencement

May 27, 2016

Throughout his commencement speech, Jim Winkler proclaimed a starkly progressive agenda fitting of change for a “contemporary religious world.”


Methodists Unofficially “Ordain” Non-Celibate Lesbian at General Conference

May 13, 2016

Although the ordination has no standing, the ceremony was timed in advance of expected votes on sexuality and marriage at the denomination’s Portland gathering, where LGBT activists hope to elevate the issue.


Our Loss of Charity

May 11, 2016

In an increasingly polarized political climate where hateful sound-bites rule the day, we would all do well to think on what charity means for us today.

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions – Good Initiative, Timely Judgment

May 10, 2016

Chris Backert, National Director of Fresh Expressions US, challenges churches to join the dream God has initiated to expand His Kingdom.

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T4G 2016 Reflections: Part 1

May 3, 2016

This month I joined 10,000 others in attending the Together for the Gospel conference, a biennial conference held in Louisville, Kentucky, for pastors and church leaders who are committed to the gospel of Jesus…


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.