NASHVILLE, Tenn.The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention will host its 2015 National Conference on The Gospel and Politics August 5 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
This second annual national conference will immediately follow the North American Mission Boards “SEND North America Conference”:http://sendconference.com/nashville/, Aug. 3-4 at the Bridgestone Arena. It will equip pastors, church leaders and lay people to think through tough political issues with a gospel lens at the start of the 2016 presidential primary season.
Current speakers include Russell Moore, ERLC president, and Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. More speakers will be added soon.
Commenting on the conference, Moore said:
“Many churches and church leaders are tired of the screaming and warring that too often characterizes conversations about politics. Some are asking if we cannot just bow out of contentious political debates and focus on teaching the Romans Road of Salvation. But Christian engagement of politics is about much more than winning arguments: it’s also about loving our neighbors and winning them to the kingdom of Christ.
“Christians often instinctively know that politics matter but don’t know how to respond in a way that is faithful to the Gospel. What we want to talk about is how Christians can understand the way the truths of the Bible intersect with social and political needs. We want to empower pastors and church members to lead out in their communities with a Jesus-centered and neighbor-loving vision of public policy.”
The main sessions will be live-streamed on erlc.com. Follow the conversation on Twitter by following “ERLC”:https://twitter.com/erlc, “dmoore”:https://twitter.com/drmoore and #ERLC2015.
“Registration”:https://erlc.com/conference2015/registration/ is now open and a schedule of events and speaker information can be found “online.”:https://erlc.com/conference2015/
The Southern Baptist Convention is Americas largest Protestant denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBCs ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.
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