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Mark Tooley

Mark Tooley

Mark Tooley is president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy and editor of IRD’s foreign policy and national security journal, Providence. Prior to joining the IRD in 1994, Mark worked eight years for the Central Intelligence Agency. A lifelong United Methodist, he has been active in United Methodist renewal since 1988. He is the author of Taking Back The United Methodist Church, Methodism and Politics in the 20th Century, and The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War. He attends a United Methodist church in Alexandria, Va.

Articles by Mark Tooley
There go the churches

There go the churches

Mark Tooley | The floodgates are opening, and congregations are leaving the United Methodist Church

Mark Tooley | Antisemitism is found in more than one form

Mark Tooley | The Protestant movement pushed God’s Kingdom forward

Mark Tooley | Vladimir Putin’s court prophet and his false promises


Mark Tooley | Liberals in Florida refuse to abide by or enforce church law on marriage

Mark Tooley | Self-righteous students seek Jefferson’s removal at the university he founded

Mark Tooley | Depleted denominations mourn the baby-saving reversal of Roe

Mark Tooley | The growing “sex work”movement does not make it moral

Mark Tooley | Beware fascination with guns, or with gun control

Mark Tooley | Reflecting on the meaning of Christian faithfulness