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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.

“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.

Andy Stanley's Microcosm of the Church

Andy Stanley’s Troubling Rules on Love, Sex, and Dating

February 12, 2015

America’s megachurch pastor’s new book does little to ease the bubbling concerns of faithful Christians listening to his troubling sermons.


New Book Shows How Christianity Does not Condone the LGBT Agenda

August 18, 2014

Traditionally respected gender and sexuality standards bring charges today of “false Christians” who “hate thy neighbor.”


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…


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.


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 Biological Determinism on its Way Out?

June 12, 2014

Without the bedrock of biological determinism, the LGBTQ movement loses its legal luster. The assembling power of “discrimination” becomes, instead, the rather ignorable whimper of disagreement.


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.


IRD SYMPOSIUM: The Church and the Millennials

April 14, 2014

The Greek word for “Symposium” originally meant to gather and drink together. Unfortunately, that is not what we have been doing the past two weeks here at the IRD. We have, however,  managed to…


SYMPOSIUM: Recognizing the Real and Good

April 8, 2014

The Church’s teaching on sexuality and marriage is an assent to the world.

SYMPOSIUM Part 4: Sex and Salvation

April 4, 2014

According to Tony Jones, Christianity ought to be totally unconcerned about sexuality. It is a “lie” in his words “that issues of human sexuality are somehow central to Christian doctrine.” This is plainly false. I know, because I once thought as Mr. Jones does.