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IRD President’s New Book on U.S. Civil War’s Origins

July 23, 2015

As many Americans ponder the legacy of the Confederacy, slavery and Civil War, IRD President Mark Tooley has published a new book on the last major effort to avert the Civil War.

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IRD: Be Wary of Unintended Consequences in Iran Nuclear Deal

July 17, 2015

“Christians in sync with historic church teaching and human reality must appreciate the dangers of this accommodation with Iran’s Shiite theocracy,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley.

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Mark Tooley Reviews “A Change of Heart” by Thomas Oden

July 13, 2015

(This piece originally appeared at The Weekly Standard) Thomas Oden is a Methodist, ecumenist, evangelical, and patristics scholar who was dissuaded from liberal modernism by a Jewish conservative, becoming himself a theological paleo-orthodox and…

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There He Goes Again! Methodist Lobbyist Admits Not Consulting Jesus on Marriage

July 10, 2015

GBCS staffer Bill Mefford once again takes to social media to demonstrate what is wrong with the UMC’s lobby office.

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IRD: United Church of Christ Votes to Divest from Israel

June 30, 2015

“The fast declining United Church of Christ’s vote today to divest from and boycott businesses doing business with Israel is sad but fortunately mostly inconsequential.”

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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.

Tony Campolo of Eastern University speaks at a 2009 press conference calling for protected status for transgender persons sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. (Photo: Jeff Walton / IRD)

Does Campolo Announcement Signal Move From Evangelical Left to Post-Evangelical?

June 12, 2015

A longtime social justice activist and a former Christianity Today editor have announced their affirmation of same sex couples, signaling a gradual movement among politically liberal Evangelicals towards a reappraisal of historic Christian views on marriage and sexual ethics.

Tony Campolo of Eastern University speaks at a 2009 press conference calling for protected status for transgender persons sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. (Photo: Jeff Walton / IRD)

Tony Campolo and David Neff: From Evangelical Left to Post Evangelical?

June 11, 2015

Can Evangelicals who are liberal politically continue to affirm orthodox Christian teaching about marriage and sex?

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A Methodist Boycott of the Holocaust Museum?

May 26, 2015

A church official’s pro-Palestinianism veers off into fanaticism.

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Nelson Rockefeller as Social Gospel Christian

May 20, 2015

Richard Norton Smith’s outstanding new biography of Nelson Rockefeller does not directly focus much on the religious beliefs of the wealthy scion and long-time presidential aspirant. But there are enough tidbits to imply that he…

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IRD Announces New Christian Ethicist on War & Peace

May 11, 2015

IRD announced today that Marc LiVecche has joined the institute as its new scholar on Christian ethics, war and peace.

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Do Pastors Know God’s Will on Medicaid Expansion? Seriously?

May 8, 2015

Recently a group of mostly liberal Protestant clergy (but including a Catholic bishop) signed a Nashville Tennessean op-ed denouncing conservative Tennessee legislators who oppose Obamacare-facilitated Medicaid expansion in their state. The headline was: “Elected leaders show…