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C. S. Lewis, Author of Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Birthed 75 Years Ago

February 7, 2016

Mere Christianity, the seminal work in Christian literature by C.S. Lewis, can trace its history back to February 7, 1941.

Wallis Original Sin

Book Review: America’s Original Sin

January 27, 2016

Jim Wallis offers his contribution to the Evangelical discussion on race in “America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America”

Wheaton Professor Larycia Hawkins

Wheaton Provost Recommends Terminating “Hijab-Wearing” Professor

January 5, 2016

After three weeks of suspension and a review of the controversial statements made by Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Wheaton’s provost recommends termination.


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.

Muslims Praying

Does it Matter Whether Christians & Muslims Have Same God?

December 21, 2015

The question arose with Chicago-area Wheaton College, one of Evangelicalism’s most prestigious schools, suspending a professor for declaring the Christian and Islamic deity is the same.

Wheaton Professor Larycia Hawkins

Wheaton Suspends Prof. Who Says Christians and Muslims “Worship the Same God”

December 16, 2015

Christianity Today reports that the suspension comes as a result of Hawkins’ comment asserting Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.”

Wheaton Professor Larycia Hawkins

Wheaton Prof. Wears Hijab, Says Christians and Muslims “Worship the Same God”

December 14, 2015

An associate professor at Wheaton triggered controversy with her decision to wear a hijab during Advent.

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CCCU parts with Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University over Same-Sex Marriage

September 23, 2015

On Monday, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities held a board meeting to decide on the membership standing of Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The two institutions have changed their hiring…

Julie Rodgers

Wheaton’s Julie Rodgers Resigns, “Evolving” on Same-Sex Relationships

July 14, 2015

Wheaton’s Fall 2014 hire Julie Rodgers, a “gay celibate Christian,” has resigned from her post amid shifting views on same-sex relationships.

Graham House RH Marc LiVecche in the UChicago Creative studio Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the University of Chicago.    (Photo by Robert Kozloff)

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.

Christian ethicist David Gushee of Mercer University (photo: Wheaton College)

Ethicist Gushee Speaks against Death Penalty at Wheaton Forum

November 24, 2014

A Christian ethicist and Evangelical Left figure recently critiqued use of the death penalty at a leading Christian college.

Israeli Flag

Activists Seek to Divide U.S. Evangelicals and Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

July 11, 2014

A new movement of young activists is seeking to change the historically strong support of U.S. Evangelicals for Israel.