Press Release Mar 21, 2017

ERLC to Host Second ERLC Academy on Christian Ethics

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention will host its second ERLC Academy on “Introduction to Christian Ethics,” May 22-23 in Nashville, Tenn., in effort to equip pastors and students to apply the gospel to complex moral and ethical issues of the day.

The ERLC Ethics Academy is an academic initiative of the ERLC and this year’s course is designed for Christians who want to strengthen their understanding of ethics.

Russell Moore, ERLC president, comments on the academy.

Ethics is not just an academic philosophy,” said Moore. “It is central to the Bible’s command to become more like Jesus and to submit all of life to his lordship. These are important issues that matter not just to theologians and students but to pastors and to church members. I am excited for this ERLC Academy and for the men and women who will be joining us to talk about what faithfulness to Jesus looks like in our daily lives.”

ERLC Academy participants will be equipped to answer important questions including:

  • How does the gospel shape an evangelical approach to ethics?
  • How can I understand the world around me and its approach to cultural engagement?
  • How do I navigate complicated ethical decisions that come up in my daily life?
  • How should I understand essential ethical issues like bioethics, marriage, sanctity of life, religious liberty, sexuality and decision making?

The ERLC Academy offers those in seminary and/or college the opportunity to earn course credit. There will also be a Public Theology Ph.D. and D.Min. seminar taught by Moore later in the week.

Partner schools include the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and others to be added.

For complete details and registration information on the Academy, visit the website.