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Join us May 20-21 in Nashville for our annual 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 24 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. Failure to register with both institutions will result in the forfeiture of course credit.

Through online learning modules, lectures, breakouts, and Q&A time, all attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn the essentials of evangelical ethics with Dr. Russell Moore.


ERLC Academy will take place at the Southern Baptist Convention Building in Downtown Nashville.

Hotel accomodations:

Holiday Inn & Suites
Nashville Downtown Convention Center
415 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201

Book hotel rooms online here or call 1-800-Holiday and reference Group Code “ERL” 


*Schedule is subject to change

Monday, May 20

11:00 am-12:00 pm – Registration

12:00-1:00 pm – Session 1

1:00-2:00 pm- Session 2

2:00-3:00 pm – Session 3

3:00-3:30 pm – Open Forum I

3:45-5:00 pm – Breakout #1

5:00-6:30 pm – Dinner

6:30-7:30 pm –  Session 4

7:30-8:30 pm – Session 5

8:30-9:00 pm – Open Forum II


Tuesday, May 21

8:00-9:15 am – Breakout #2

9:30-10:30 am – Session 6

10:30-11:30 am – Session 7

11:30 am-1:00 pm – Lunch/Open Forum III

1:00-2:00 – Session 8 

2:00-3:00 – Session 9

3:00-3:30 pm – Open Forum IV

3:30-4:30 pm – Session 10

4:30-5:30 pm –  Session 11

5:30-6:00 pm – Open Forum V & Dismissal


General Rate

Early $169 through April 16
Standard $185 through May 6
Final $199

Student/Church Planter Rate

Early $119 through April 16
Standard $139 through May 6
Final $169

All tickets include seminar registration plus lunch on Tuesday.

Students are responsible for their travel, meals, and accommodations while in Nashville.