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IRD’s Top Church News Stories of 2015

December 30, 2015

A professor suspended for saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God and cheating pastors exposed in a hacking scandal made news in 2015.


Gay Marriage and the ‘Friend Zone’

November 13, 2015

Now that same-sex marriage is being treated as the law of the land, Christians find themselves in precarious friendship scenarios — and the challenges are costly.

Millennials for Marriage

Three Ways the Church Can Change Millennials’ Perception on Marriage

November 9, 2015

Like it or not, the LGBT community has been willing to fight for an institution that many Millennial heterosexuals have completely abandoned, even within the church.

Georgia Bulldogs Wedding Cake Topper

Of God and Dawgs

November 7, 2015

Ministers of all faiths get asked to do things that are incongruent with their faith traditions. The problem is when they willingly go along with the inane request.

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.


Oswald Chambers, Jesus, and My Pre-Marriage Jitters

October 2, 2015

With the Ashley Madison hacking, we’re watching thousands of marriages-in and outside of the Church crumble. So the pressure is on to get this wedding/marriage stuff right.

Golden Image

A Millennial’s Take on Godly Civil Disobedience

September 29, 2015

Was Kim Davis, a Kentucky clerk who refused to give marriage licenses on the grounds that granting them to gay couples violated her personal faith, in the right?

Engaging on Marriage

Engaging the World after the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

September 13, 2015

The moral duty to defend and advance the truth has not changed, nor can we expect that efforts to advance the truth about sex and marriage will be fruitless in persuading people, and perhaps ultimately successful with society at large and the law.


How Many Gay Marriages?

September 10, 2015

The campaign for “marriage equality” rarely, if ever, considered how many homosexuals wanted to get hitched in the first place.


The Messy, Meaningful Kentucky Clerk Debacle

September 3, 2015

In this new world that we live, how can government responsibly ensure government employees and officials do their jobs while also accommodating their religious convictions?