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.
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.
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 Rememberhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russell Moore counsels a woman who has been married 8 months, but has yet to consummate their marriage. Moore shares ways a pastor should approach this, as well as the importance of sex within marriage. Read the full transcript here.
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.
Russell Moore counsels a Christian mother unsure if she should support her atheist daughter’s wedding. He talks about the importance of marriage for both Christians and non-Christians. Read a full transcript here.
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.
Russell Moore addresses the question: Should Christians bake wedding cakes for weddings about which they disagree? When is the right time to object and when is the time to humbly serve in Christ's name? And what should the law say about these situations of conscience? Read a full transcript here.
Russell Moore counsels a pastor who found out a member of his church takes racy photographs for married couples, and talks about the danger of cultivating lust and violating the intimacy of the marital union.
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.
Legitimate pain-killing medications can often be a gateway to a lifelong addiction to narcotics. Russell Moore discusses the spiritual implications of drug addiction and what repentance looks like in this situation.