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  • Evangelicalism needs to focus on cross, Moore says

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 (14 days 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 (6 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months 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

  • ERLC 'unity' statement praised by Gaines, Graham

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An extended statement by Russell Moore and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission executive committee, "Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention," has drawn praise from SBC President Steve Gaines and former SBC President Jack Graham among others.

    Meanwhile, Christian worldview analyst John Stonestreet said in a radio interview that controversy surrounding Moore, the ERLC's president, gives Southern Baptists an opportunity to "model what it looks like to have deeply held differences ... on political issues" yet "keep the main things the main things and move forward in a way that improves the reputation of the Gospel." Read More

  • Moore, ERLC trustees issue 'Seeking Unity' statement

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, March 20, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An extended statement, "Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention," has been issued by Russell Moore and the executive committee of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    Moore, in a 1,691-word portion of the March 20 statement, clarified criticism he had leveled at Christians who supported Donald Trump for president in the November 2016 election.

    The ERLC executive committee, in a 536-word portion of the statement, affirmed ... Read More

  • Page & Moore: 'We fully support one another'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Despite a Washington Post article suggesting Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page could ask Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore to resign amid ongoing controversy, the two SBC entity leaders reported a collegial meeting March 13 and said they "fully support one another."

    Earlier in the day, amid a social media flurry following the Post's report, Page told Baptist Press he planned on "bridge-building" with Moore with no anticipation of requesting a resignation. Read More