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Russell Moore

Russell Moore

Russell Moore

Russell Moore is President of the ERLC. In this role, he leads the organization in all its efforts to connect the agenda of the kingdom of Christ to the cultures of local congregations for the sake of the mission of the gospel in the world. He holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel. He and his wife Maria are the parents of five boys. Read more here.

  • Why life should be viewed as a miracle

    Over the years, I’ve been surprised by how often my life has been upended by little books. Augustine’s City of God influenced me, but the much smaller Confessions changed me. Carl Henry wrote six volumes of God, Revelation, and Authority—and I have referenced it often—but what altered my life was his tiny manifesto, The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism.

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  • What is the basis for Christian ethics?

    Perhaps the moment was around a campfire. Maybe all that could be heard were the sounds of crickets in the woods around, along with the crackling of the flame and one voice talking. Jesus was telling his disciples of his impending arrest, and saying, it seemed irrationally, that they should not be troubled about what was to come. “In my Father’s house there are many rooms.” He said to them, And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself that were I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going” (John 14:3-4).

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  • Hope in the midst of a pandemic

    Dr. Russell Moore, president of the ERLC, bring a word of hope for ministry leaders in the midst of the pandemic and remind us that God is working even in the most difficult times of ministry.

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  • Civility is not enough

    I visibly cringe every time the word “civility” is used around me. I hate it. On the face of it, “civility” is one of those things that everyone supports—like “patriotism” or “family” or “honor.” But our civility is often limited to whether or not we agree with the other person. As a follower of Jesus

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  • Russell Moore on this year’s Supreme Court decisions

    The 2019-2020 term of the Supreme Court was one for the history books. The justice’s rulings give Christians a lot to consider on issues ranging from religious liberty and civil rights law to abortion jurisprudence and immigration rules. The ERLC filed amicus briefs in a number of these cases and our brief was cited by

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  • How do you know if your religious liberty is violated?

    Almost everyone agrees that government has the responsibility to safeguard public health, and almost everyone agrees that government authority heightens in times of national security or public health emergency. At the same time, almost everyone would agree that no government’s power—even in emergency times—is all-encompassing. I’m often asked about specific real or potential government measures

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  • Grieving in a Time of Plague

    Many people talked about “cabin fever” during the social distancing necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often musing about the places they wish they could go—the beach or a restaurant or a baseball game. But the one place I found myself longing to visit was not one I might have guessed originally: a funeral home. 

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  • When Will Your Church Be Back to Normal?

    As I type this, my teenage sons are in the next room, and I can hear them laughing and talking. They are on Zoom calls with their youth group from our church. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they are finding a way to connect, to hear the Word of God, and to be

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  • After the Bostock Supreme Court case

    The Supreme Court of the United States released its long-awaited decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia over whether sexual orientation and gender identity are included in the definition of “sex” in Title VII of the federal non-discrimination laws. The Court ruled, in an opinion written by Justice Gorsuch, that “sex” does,

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  • CDC issues new guidance for churches

    Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new interim guidelines to communities of faith in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance was offered by the CDC in an effort “to help communities of faith discern how best to practice their beliefs while keeping their staff and congregations safe.” Specifically, the guidance

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