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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.

“Which is more important, fidelity to historic Christian teaching or temporary political popularity?”
asks Chelsen Vicari, Director of IRD’s Evangelical Action Program.

Vicari: ‘50 Shades’ Wrong; Pastors Must Address What is Right

February 13, 2015

“Young Christians yearn to know exactly what healthy and Godly love, sex, dating, and marriage resemble,” says IRD’s Chelsen Vicari.


The Fall-out of the Sexual Revolution

December 3, 2014

As a society we seem bent on sexualizing everything. Nearly every movie or TV series for adults features a good deal of sexual insinuations, talk, and action.  Women’s chic clothing is provocative; even small…


Sacrifice for the Particular in Interstellar

November 24, 2014

In Interstellar, love of particular individuals guides the protagonist’s actions, rather than abstract humanity.

Author Anthony Esolen (Photo Credit: Joel Pidel/Catholic Artists Society)

Holding On to the Joy of God-Designed Marriage

November 22, 2014

In his new book Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, Anthony Esolen uses his considerable wit and insight to break our self-deceit, the lies we tell ourselves about life, sex, meaning, and marriage.


50 Shades of Grey, and the Worship of Sex

August 7, 2014

It is commonly supposed that ours is a culture that worships sex. “50 Shades of Grey” was a publishing phenomenon and the movie trailer a smash hit on YouTube. Sadly, it is not that our culture worships sex too much, but rather we do not worship it enough.


The Discipline of Matrimony in the Orthodox Church

May 15, 2014

Unlike Western churches, there is no sense of marriage as a contractual agreement between the couple. If there is a contractual element, it is in the Betrothal, and not seen as sacramental.


Maxie Dunnam: Bishop Gene Robinson, Gywneth Paltrow and Jesus on Marriage

May 13, 2014

H.L. Mencken thinks such notions are more than foolish, and argues that marriage is a “status” more than a “contract,” and that the essence of a marriage relation lies in its merging of interests, hopes, fears, sorrows, triumphs and glories.


SYMPOSIUM: Why Churches That Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Attract Young Christians Students Like Me

April 5, 2014

Research has shown that while the rest of the U.S. has become more accepting of same-sex marriage, Evangelicals have stood firm in their convictions and this is true for older as well as for younger Evangelicals.

C.S. Lewis writing in his study.

Stories, Not Arguments, Shape Imaginations

March 29, 2014

If stories convince us that certain positions are absurd or foolish, reason, logic, and data will look foolish, mean-spirited, and absurd.

From the Brain of Bart, 2/14/13

February 14, 2013

Last night, I was able to attend an excellent concert by Mumford and Sons in Fairfax, VA. They’ve been freshly dubbed with a Grammy for best album of the year–a most interesting category since…