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Join us May 22-23 in Nashville for our second ERLC Academy on "Introduction to Christian Ethics" taught by Russell Moore. The ERLC Ethics Academy is an academic initiative of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission that serves to equip pastors and students to apply the gospel to complex moral and ethical issues.

This course is for Christians who want to strengthen their understanding of ethics. ERLC Academy also offers those in seminary or college the opportunity to earn course credit. There will also be a Public Theology PhD and DMin seminar taught by Dr. Moore. Doctoral students will participate in the first two days of the ERLC Academy, but then stay through May 26 to participate in additional seminars and colloquiums.

Whether you are a college or seminary student taking this for course credit with a partner school, or simply an interested pastor or lay leader, ERLC Academy seeks to offer foundational training for God’s people in an academic setting.

In an exclusive classroom setting, attendees will study with one of the top ethicists in the evangelical world to learn how to apply the gospel to foundational ethical issues. You'll be equipped to answer important questions including:

  • How does the gospel shape an evangelical approach to ethics?
  • How can I understand the world around me and its approach to cultural engagement?
  • How do I navigate complicated ethical decisions that come up in my daily life?
  • How should I understand essential ethical issues like bioethics, marriage, sanctity of life, religious liberty, sexuality, decision making, and many more?

Seminary and college students can take this seminar for course credit with a partner school by completing additional course work in conjunction with the class. Students should contact their school for more information about course credit options. Students must register with their school and with the ERLC, too.

Previous partner schools have included The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. We expect more colleges and seminaries to partner with the ERLC this year.

Through lectures and Q&A time, all attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn the essentials of evangelical ethics. If you've ever wanted to study ethics with Russell Moore, this is your chance!


Early rate (through May 8, 2017)

  • $99 - Student/Church Planter rate
  • $149 - General rate

Regular rate (May 9-22, 2017)

  • $119 - Student/Church Planter rate
  • $189 - General rate

All tickets include seminar registration plus lunch on Tuesday.


Monday, May 22

1:00-5:00 PM Afternoon Session

5:00-6:30 PM Dinner Break

6:30-8:30 PM Evening Session


Tuesday, May 23

8:30-11:30 AM Morning Session

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00-5:00 PM Afternoon Session



The ERLC Academy will take place at the SBC Building in downtown Nashville.

901 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203

Hotel Information

We have a discounted hotel block available at the Embassy Suites. The following rates (plus taxes/fees) are available. 

  • King Suite - $179
  • Double Bed Suite - $189
  • Triple Occupancy - $199
  • Quad Occupancy - $209

Reservations must be made before April 26th by calling Hilton Reservations at 1 (800) 774-1500 and mention the ERLC block at the Nashville Embassy Suites on Broadway.