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Russell Moore

Russell Moore

Russell Moore is former President of the ERLC. He holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His latest book is The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul. His book, The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home, was named Christianity Today’s 2019 Book of the Year. This prestigious award was also conferred upon Moore’s previous book, Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel, by Christianity Today in 2016. In addition to these titles, he has also written Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches and Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ. He and his wife Maria are the parents of five boys.

  • A conversation with Tim Keller about “Hope in Times of Fear”

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcript from Russell Moore’s engaging conversation with prolific author and pastor, Tim Keller. They discuss fear, suffering, and how the resurrection of Jesus infuses us with a real and living hope. Russell Moore: Hello, this is Russell Moore, and you’re listening to Signposts. And here on Signposts, I invite

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  • Does cancel culture exist?

    A few weeks ago, I was talking with a mother who was asking about how to deal with an overly worrying teenage son. Was he worried about the pandemic? I asked. No. Was he worried about getting, or keeping, a girlfriend? No. What’s next after high school? No. Hell? No. She said he was worried

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  • Why are we reluctant to do what’s right?

    Several years ago, a friend of mine was consulted by a white evangelical church in Birmingham as to why their church was in such precipitous decline, given their storied history of success. At the time of the white supremacist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church across town, a terrorist attack that killed four young

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  • Why politics overwhelms everything

    Editor’s note: This article was originally from Russell Moore’s newsletter. Keep up with the latest updates by signing up here. A friend has taken to texting me every day, “Nine more days,” ”Eight more days.” He’s referring, of course, to the countdown to Election Day 2020. His point is that 2020 is exhausting enough—with pandemics

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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