Research Institute

Welcome to the Research Institute, an initiative of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission which seeks to be a persuasive, prophetic witness engaging the academy and equipping the church.

Assembled from among the most gifted Southern Baptist thinkers across a wide array of disciplines and institutions — law, theology, business, economics, medicine, ethics, foreign policy, and public policy — the Research Institute exists to be a catalyst that connects the agenda of the gospel to the complex moral questions of the day, and to do so at the highest levels of academic scholarship for the good of local congregations and the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom. 

Through active promotion of its Fellows’ work, innovative research, an annual meeting, and theological resourcing through various ERLC content channels, the Research Institute is a cross-disciplinary institution integrating Christian public witness through all spheres of culture.