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Russell Moore : White Papers

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.

  • 2021 Public Policy Agenda

    The inauguration of a new president and the swearing-in of a new Congress always means a time of change and new beginnings. The 117th Congress, though, begins in a time of unique peril and uncertainty for our country. A global pandemic—and the resulting economic distress—along with the January 6 insurrection against our country mean that

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  • 2018 ERLC Legislative Agenda

    In Washington, we are in the second session of the 115th Congress. This is an election year, which means the window for legislative activity is shorter than usual and tensions will heighten when voting on difficult issues. While 2017 was a year of many surprises and political uncertainty, we remained focused on our priorities and

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  • 2017 ERLC Legislative and Policy Agenda

    In Washington, the new year brings a new Congress, a new Administration, a new balance of power, and carries with it new opportunities to pursue legislation that will serve Southern Baptists and the common good. We are excited to release today the ERLC’s 2017 Legislative and Policy Agenda. The document lays out our priority legislative and

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  • 2016 ERLC Legislative Agenda

    The 114th Congress begins its second session this year. While we celebrated some advances over the course of the last year, many important bills still await congressional consideration, including several that have made their way through the House but await Senate action. The Senate situation is complicated because of the cloture rule, which requires 60

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  • 2015 ERLC Legislative Agenda

    This year brings the beginning of the 114th Congress, and with it new opportunities to advance legislative issues important to Southern Baptists. The following is a partial listing of the various legislative and policy initiatives we will engage this year as part of our stewardship of God’s design for government. Some of these initiatives are

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  • 2014 ERLC Legislative Agenda

    The second session of the 113th Congress is likely going to be a very difficult period legislatively. Between election year jockeying and the ongoing political rancor it will be hard to find a path forward for many of the bills we want to see become law. Nevertheless, government is part of God’s design for ordering

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