We are a faith-based alliance of Christians who monitor, comment, and report on issues affecting the Church.

monthly visits

published articles

years of experience

Current Publications

Providence Magazine

Addressing national security and global statecraft through the lens of historic Christian thinking.

Juicy Ecumenism

Smart commentary on today's issues, Juicy Ecumenism is the official blog of the Institute on Religion & Democracy.

UM Action

A newsletter for United Methodists working for Scripture-based reform in the denomination.

Upcoming Events

Click to View Events



Latest Commentary

There Go the Churches

December 2, 2022

Mark Tooley

Anglicanism in the Public Square Conference – Part 2

December 1, 2022

Collin Bastian

Bishops Link United Methodism, Disaffiliations, Club Q Murders

November 30, 2022

John Lomperis

<i>The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance:</i> 60 Years On

December 1, 2022

Marc LiVecche

Hamiltonian Foreign Policy and the Pursuit of Justice

November 30, 2022

Rebecca Munson

The 500-Year-Old Case for Christian Nationalism

November 29, 2022

Mark David Hall

What next?

Media Inquiry

Need an expert? Request an interview or talking point.

Contact us


Ready to make an impact? Support smart commentary.

Donate today


Looking for an article? Search the archives.

Get searching

IRD Weekly Newsletter

A free digest of the week’s top articles from IRD President Mark Tooley