Resources in Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2020—Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, commented today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject the request of a California church to block the state’s attendance limits on... Continue...

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began to disrupt life in the United States several months ago, governments across the country have taken aggressive action to combat the spread of the coronavirus and mitigate its effects. At various points over the last... Continue...

Over the past two weeks, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two important cases for religious liberty. The court convened via conference call, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and as such, the public could listen live for the first... Continue...

The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments yesterday in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey Berru, the second religious freedom case before the court in as many weeks. At issue in this case is whether the... Continue...

May 8, 2020 marks one of the anniversaries of the founding of what would become the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (more on those others below). The ERLC is the Southern Baptist entity tasked with speaking for Southern Baptists in... Continue...

Read part 1 here.  Like an outwardly working concentric circle, religious liberty hinges upon an understanding of (1) individual assent, (2) group association, and (3) institutional distinction. These are reflected in the practices of individual conversion and regenerate church membership,... Continue...

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in yet another case involving the Little Sisters of the Poor, religious liberty, and the government’s contraception mandate. The scene of the court’s remote proceedings was new, with the... Continue...

"Russell Moore joined digital media producer Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen to discuss how COVID-19 may shape religious freedom battles in the future, where churches should look for wisdom and guidance as they reopen, and what he finds surprising... Continue...

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this considering I’m a professor at a Baptist seminary, but how I came to be a passionate Baptist was not because I thought baptism by immersion was the most compelling foundation. In a roundabout... Continue...

The global crisis precipitated by COVID-19 has changed many things. In the United States, the drastic steps we’ve taken to deal with the pandemic have fundamentally altered our normal patterns of life. But in at least some ways, this period... Continue...