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World Congress of Families

Tooley, Vicari Speak at World Congress of Families IX in Salt Lake City

October 28, 2015

More than 3,000 pro-family advocates have gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah for the largest gathering of its kind in the world.


Reimaging the Meaning of Marriage

October 9, 2015

“Molly and me and baby make three” is more than a happy sentiment from an old song. The human family is the image by which we glimpse the Trinity, our God who is a community of persons.

Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, who in a recent podcast stated his opposition to the legalization of medical marijuana.

IRD Knippers Lecture Features Southern Baptist Russell Moore on Religious Liberty

October 8, 2015

Southern Baptist theologian and ethicist Russell Moore will examine, among other issues, the state of religious liberty in the United States at a lecture and reception hosted by IRD on October 14 at the City Club of Washington.

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Christians and ‘Black Lives Matter’

August 11, 2015

Can Christians and conservatives co-opt the ‘back lives matter’ movement to make it one of integrity and worthy of respect?

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IRD: Supreme Court Marriage Ruling ‘Fashion Over Law’

June 26, 2015

“There are no winners, and the biggest losers are children in America who are the chief victims of the breakdown of marriage and family,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley on the Supreme Court ruling.

Still of Robin Williams, Candice Bergen, Clark Duke, Lauren Graham, Joel McHale and Pierce Gagnon in A Merry Friggin' Christmas.

How to Adapt a Dysfunctional Family into a Community

November 28, 2014

While it’s unlikely that John Paul watched dysfunctional-family Christmas movies, he knew the difficulties families face and saw ministry to families as “an inescapable requirement of the work of evangelization.”


The Good Samaritan (Is a Lobbyist)

August 30, 2014

Given my personal experience with traumatizing violence, I find PCUSA’s response to Ferguson particularly shameful. Instead of confronting the more difficult problem of our society’s apathy to violence, the PCUSA has decided to lobby Congress…


The Joy of Sex

August 16, 2014

Babies, we think, are not the point of sex. They along with venereal diseases are among the hazards of sex, things to be avoided…

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Practicing What the Church Teaches

July 22, 2014

The great danger for believers convinced of the clear statements of Christ and the apostles on marriage, the family, and sexuality is that the Synod will recommend that formal sanction be given to the practical acceptance of people not conforming to Christ’s teaching, without any change in their lives.


Tradition: We are Not So Alone

July 18, 2014

Tradition is not a separate entity from your own personal Experience. Tradition is not a dead static heirloom which you may or may not perpetuate…


Is Your Church Really A Community?

June 21, 2014

A family is how the Epistles describe the Early Church: they spent time together, ate together, got to know one another, learned from each other, were vulnerable and open to each other…