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T4G 2016 Reflections: Part 1

May 3, 2016

This month I joined 10,000 others in attending the Together for the Gospel conference, a biennial conference held in Louisville, Kentucky, for pastors and church leaders who are committed to the gospel of Jesus…

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IRD: Christian Leaders Must Speak Against Women in Combat & Conscription

February 9, 2016

“Recognition that God made women and men uniquely different is not misogyny,” says IRD’s Chelsen Vicari. “Misogyny looks like men pulling women away from their families and sacrificing their safety for the sake of political correctness and their political careers.”

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Churches’ Pro-Life Witness Grows in 2016

January 21, 2016

“Pro-Life Christians are witnessing an awakening among the American public on Sanctity of Life issues. These events are an encouraging start in advocacy and ministry to defend the most vulnerable at both ends of life,” says IRD’s Chelsen Vicari.

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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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Study: Diversity in U.S. Churches Varies Greatly

July 28, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning is “the most segregated hour in this nation,” but it appears some religious groups are experiencing more success than others in overcoming this historic separation.

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Southern Baptists Seek Racial Reconciliation

March 27, 2015

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), the policy entity of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), is currently hosting its annual Leadership Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Reportedly, over 500 Southern Baptist pastors and church…

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Ted Talks Jesus at Liberty University

March 23, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz officially announced his intention to seek a presidential bid on Monday morning at Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world.

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Is ISIS Prompting Reappraisal of Pacifism and Just War?

August 21, 2014

ISIS invasion of Iraq and subsequent horrors, for which Iraq’s dwindling Christian minority is a chief victim, has reanimated talk about Christian Just War teaching.

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Faith Leaders Say it’s Time to Reevaluate Marriage

July 29, 2014

Following Sen. Rubio’s keynote address to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Catholic University of America’s joint “upward mobility” symposium was a panel discussion featuring faith leaders including, Russell…

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Do Episcopalians Have a Church Planting Problem?

July 14, 2014

Can oldline Protestant decline be traced to a failure to establish new congregations?

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Ladies, Don’t be Fooled: Women Won in the Hobby Lobby Ruling

July 2, 2014

Understandably, women’s hearts are beating fast and our heads are spinning with confusion due to uproars declaring a heightened “war on women” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest decisions.

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Supreme Court Prayer Ruling Protects Freedom of Religion and Speech

May 5, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled today that legislative bodies such as city councils can begin their meetings with prayer. The court ruled 5 to 4 that Christian prayers given before meetings of the town council of Greece, New York did not violate the constitutional prohibition against government establishment of religion.