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  • Moore: Cross frees Christians to love their families

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 12, 2018 (one month ago)

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    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- The biblical understanding that Christians have been crucified with Christ liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said Thursday (Oct. 11) at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's fifth annual national conference.

    Moore, the ERLC's president, delivered the opening address to about 950 people gathered for "The Cross-shaped Family," the entity's 2018 conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of ... Read More

  • Human dignity addressed by ERLC in Capitol Hill event

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, October 08, 2018 (one month ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Human dignity, as a biblical doctrine, should shape how Christians view the unborn, elderly and refugees as well as religious liberty, sexual assault and civil discourse, Southern Baptist ethics leaders told a gathering on Capitol Hill.

    The expansiveness of human dignity was set forth Oct. 2 by staff members of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in the final of three sessions this year of its annual ERLC Academy. Russell Moore, the ERLC's president, and Daniel Darling, the commission's vice president for communications, addressed questions for an audience consisting primarily ... Read More

  • Family 'prosperity gospel' addressed in Moore's book

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, September 24, 2018 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Russell Moore decided to add to the many books on the family after he realized many Christians have adopted a version of the prosperity gospel when it comes to such issues as marriage and parenting.

    The author of the new book "The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home" told Baptist Press he recognized a "common theme" in his conversations with people in different states of family crisis. In part, "many Christians have an implicit 'prosperity gospel' when it comes to the family," said Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    "We falsely believe if we love Jesus and we follow the right steps that we will have nothing but peace and tranquility in family relationships," Moore said in a Sept. 19 interview with BP. "That misunderstands what the Bible teaches about the family as an arena of spiritual warfare." Read More

  • Evangelicalism needs to focus on cross, Moore says

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    PRINCETON, N.J. (BP) -- American evangelical Christianity needs to be born again to an embrace of the cross of Christ, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said in a lecture on the Princeton University campus.

    The president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) told an April 17 audience in Princeton, N.J., "Any evangelicalism that is worthy to face the future must be cross-shaped, must call all people everywhere to repent and believe in Christ, must call all people everywhere to demonstrate love of God and neighbor in our various communities and callings, but most importantly, evangelicalism must ... Read More

  • Shootings don't stop churches, say Moore, past victims

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (one year ago)

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    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- Church shootings like the massacre at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, will not intimidate the body of Christ, according to a Washington Post op-ed by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore. Congregations that have experienced shootings are offering testimony to support his assertion.

    "The goal the gunman sought, to terrorize worshipers, has been attempted constantly over the centuries around the world by cold, rational governments and terrorist groups -- all thinking that they could, by the trauma of violence, snuff out churches, or at least intimidate those churches into hiding from one another," Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, wrote in a Nov. 6 op-ed. Read More

  • ERLC's Moore urges persuasion to promote civility

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, September 15, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Americans, including conservative Christians, should seek to persuade others -- not pigeonhole them by classifications -- to promote civility in a religiously diverse culture, Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore said in a Washington, D.C., panel discussion.

    Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, spoke during a Sept. 13 event hosted by The Brookings Institution on the role of religious freedom in building public civility.

    The American Charter Project (ACP) sponsored the program in an effort to offer guidance on how to overcome polarization in the United States along ideological and religious divides. ACP will release the "American Charter of Freedom of Religion and Conscience" later this year as part of its effort. Read More

  • Moore joins call for 'solution' for childhood immigrants

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore is among a coalition of evangelicals urging government leaders not to deport individuals brought to the United States illegally when they were children.

    "It is long past time for Congress to work together to find a workable solution for our broken immigration system -- especially for the hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to our country by their parents," Moore said according to an Aug. 30 press release from Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a coalition of eight evangelical organizations, including the ERLC, that attempts to address ... Read More

  • La. Executive Board concludes study of ERLC

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    The Louisiana Baptist Convention's Executive Board has concluded a study of "issues of concern" related to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • Strike on Syria called 'just,' prayer urged

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 07, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Following a U.S. missile strike against Syria, Southern Baptists pledged prayer and claimed the action was appropriate retribution for deadly chemical attacks allegedly carried out by the Syrian military.

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said he "completely support[s]" President Trump's authorization of the attack. Former U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Douglas Carver said the strike "met the 'just war' criteria for military actions." Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission ... Read More