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ERLC : Articles

  • Why the Adoption Tax Credit matters

    What is the adoption tax credit? Initially passed in 1997, the adoption tax credit has had broad, bipartisan support for its entire existence. The adoption tax credit eases the financial burden families face when growing their families through adoption. Since 1997, hundreds of thousands of families have used the tax credit to make adoption financially feasible. The adoption tax credit is available for families who adopt

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  • Interracial marriage and the gospel

    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. Trillia and Thern Newbell share how their interracial

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  • Parents, don’t let your kids use this phrase

    There is a phrase in our vocabulary that nobody has to teach us to say. It’s a phrase kids learn quickly in childhood. And it’s a phrase you should ban in your household: “That’s not fair.” It sounds innocent enough. Everybody wants life to be fair, right? But this is an insidious phrase, revealing a

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  • Our perpetual Advent

    Time was full, ready to give birth. A promise had been given and many had whispered of it afterward when they walked along the road and when they tucked their children in at night and when the world groaned with labor pains.  “Through your seed all the nations shall be blessed.” (Gen. 12:3) There were years and

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  • 5 facts about Christmas

    “This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about . . . “ (Matthew 1:18-25).  With those words, the Bible begins the story of Christmas, an event that has become the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world. Here are five facts you should know about the annual commemoration of the birth

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  • Merry Christmas from the ERLC

    Russell Moore and the ERLC staff wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 ESV

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  • Christmas: The hinge of history

    We can’t imagine a world without Christmas. Since childhood, our days have been numbered by what preceded and proceeded from Christmas. There is Before Christmas (B.C.) and After Christmas (A.D., the year of our Lord). Though some of our post-Christian neighbors would like to change the acronym, we know what the hinge of history is—the

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  • Wanted: Parents willing to get too attached

    It’s been just over eight months since my husband and I brought our sweet baby boy home from the hospital. Memories of what life was like before his arrival are faint. We can’t imagine our day-to-day without his crinkled-nose smiles or his excited shrieks of delight. Life as a family of three is our new

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  • TRANSCRIPT: Christmas and the Culture

    Phillip Bethancourt: Welcome back to the Questions and Ethics program. I’m Phillip Bethancourt joined here by Russell Moore, and we want to talk to you some more about the holidays. Think about the topic that seems to come up every Christmas season, and that’s the war on Christmas. So, the media will draw attention to

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  • Sexual assault and the Imago Dei

    About a month ago, I put a pot of water to boil on the stove and, while waiting, opened Facebook. As I scrolled, I saw the same article posted by friend after friend, and the headline screamed out below each one: “A Rape on Campus” and then, to my shock, “at UVA”. Trembling, I clicked

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