Questions & Ethics with Russell Moore

Applying the gospel of the kingdom to your questions about cultural issues and the Christian life.

Ashley Madison and the absurdity of sin

Why didn't the clients of the Ashley Madison website think they would be exposed? What is it about sin that makes us think illogically? In this episode of Questions and Ethics I explain what the Bible tells us about the power of our desires. Read the full transcript here.

September 11, 2015

My daughter is having a same-sex wedding—now what?

What should be the response of a Christian parent whose child is having a same-sex wedding? Here's my explanation of what the Bible teaches about separating from sin and loving sinners. Read the full transcript here.

September 8, 2015

Christmas and the Culture

Russell Moore discusses the phrase "Happy Holiday" and how Christians should respond. Read the full transcript here. Music is performed by Andrea Thomas. You can download her album A Christmas to Remember here.

December 23, 2014

On the Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

Audio transcript: I'm stunned speechless by this news. We hear a lot about the rule of law, and rightly so. But a government that can choke a man to death—on video—for selling cigarettes is not a government living up to Biblical justice—or really justice in any definition. Now we may not agree in this country on every particular case never particular situation. But it's high time that we start listening to our African-American brothers and sisters when they tell us that they're experiencing a problem in this country. And for those of us in Christ, we need to recognize that when one part of the body of Christ hurts, the whole body of Christ hurts. It's time for us in Christian churches not just to talk about the gospel, but to live out the gospel by tearing down these dividing walls and learning from one another, listening to one another, and standing up and speaking up for one another.

December 3, 2014

Should my son participate in a high school band raffle?

A concerned father asks if his son should participate in his high school's band raffle. “I don’t see,” he says, “how this is any different than gambling or a lottery, and how should I as a Christian respond to forms of gambling like this that are for a good cause?” Read the full transcript here.

November 13, 2014

Does he need to confess adultery to his wife?

Russell Moore answers a difficult question from a husband who writes in and asks, "I've confessed to God and repented of adultery in my marriage, but I'm struggling with telling my wife. Is it necessary to tell her, knowing the hurt it will cause and how should I go about doing this?" here.

June 27, 2014

Which ethical issues is the church missing?

Russell Moore discusses some of the most pressing ethical issues the church should be addressing, such as pornography, social media and the prosperity gospel. Read the full transcript here.

May 23, 2014

How should churches think about the topic of sexual abuse?

Russell Moore addresses the issue of sexual abuse, saying immediate action is required by both civil authorities and the church. He also offers encouragement to those abused to come forward and not be ashamed that this happened to them. Read the full transcript here.

This question was answered live at the ERLC Summit.

April 25, 2014

World Vision’s change of course

Russell Moore addresses biblical accountability for Christian ministries in light of World Vision's change of course. Read the full transcript here.

April 9, 2014

Who were the Nephilim from the Noah movie?

Who were the Nephilim described in Genesis 6? Were they rock monsters as portrayed in the Noah movie? Russell Moore discusses the movie and how the story of Noah can provoke important discussions about God and salvation. Read the full transcript here.

April 4, 2014

Should singles adopt?

Russell Moore answers a difficult question: Is it wise for singles to adopt? Read the transcript here.

March 14, 2014

How should a pastor approach baptizing an autistic believer?

Russell Moore answers a difficult question from a pastor who wonders how he should approach baptizing an autistic teenager who has expressed genuine saving faith, but has difficulty communicating. How should this impact the baptism experience? Read a full transcript here.

March 6, 2014

Should churches manipulate for spontaneous baptisms?

Russell Moore answers the questions: Are spontaneous baptisms good for the Church? A church recently made the news for their guidelines for spontaneous baptisms. How should pastors and church leaders think through this issue? Read a full transcript here.

February 25, 2014

How do you deliver a eulogy for a non-believer?

Russell Moore offers advice for delivering a eulogy for a non-believer. He encourages ministers to take the opportunity to deliver the message of salvation and the gospel.

February 14, 2014

What can churches do to increase ethnic diversity in their congregations?

NOTE: The 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit will address "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families, and their churches. This event will be held in Nashville on March 26-27, 2015. To learn more go here.

Russell Moore cautions church leaders against a "ministry to the minority" mindset when it comes to creating diversity in their churches.

February 7, 2014

Sexual History

When dating, how much should I know about my future spouse's sexual history?

January 12, 2014

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