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An Uncompromising Approach to Religious Liberty & Christian Life

February 2, 2016

Uncompromising integrity and intelligence are both needed as Christians move into the future in a world increasingly hostile to religious liberty.

Bible & Literacy

Literacy & Christian Missions

December 24, 2015

Increasing global literacy through education must remain a top priority of Christian missions. That’s because literacy makes God’s Word accessible.

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The Brave New World of Childhood Indoctrination

July 29, 2015

The Washington Post recently ran an article, originally published in the magazine Rethinking Schools, titled “The new way today’s 4-year-old students talk about love and marriage.” In the article, teacher J. Jennings discusses the…

Common Core Standards

The Dangers of the Common Core Standards

October 4, 2013

The expanding federal role in American life, already most evident in medical care, may also soon effect major changes in education, reinforcing and eventually politicizing deficient public education systems and working to the detriment of private and religious education.

Controversy at Cedarville University

January 16, 2013

The community of Cedarville University faces controversy in the wake of several prominent resignations and possible cessation of its philosophy major. The Ohio-based Baptist school with a fundamentalist heritage is well-known in evangelical circles…

“Benevolent Sexism” at an Evangelical University

November 15, 2012

A group of professors at Biola University recently released a report called “Women Faculty at an Evangelical University: The Paradox of Religiously Driven Gender Inequalities and High Job Satisfaction.” The report shows that women faculty…

Church Renewal at its Finest

July 31, 2012

Last week I had the great pleasure to attend the Anglican Way Institute (AWI) in Dallas, TX at the Church of the Holy Communion. Entitled “Renovate Your Life: Christian Formation in a Post-Modern World,”…

An Export Market in Hatred: Exploring Saudi Textbooks

August 15, 2008

James Tonkowich August 15, 2008   The following originally appeared in a recent IRD Weekly e-newsletter.  If you would like to receive our weekly e-newsletter, click here and select “IRD Weekly.”   Back in May 2006 Nina Shea,…