Of Pot and Port: The Drinking Christian’s Guide to the Legalization Debate

by (@BrianKenMiller) February 10, 2014

In 1798, Elijah Craig founded a distillery in what is now the state of Kentucky. Facts have been distorted through the ages, but legend has it that Craig is the man who first distilled the uniquely American drink now known as Bourbon Whiskey. Challenging all notions about the stodgy puritanical Christians of days gone by, Elijah Craig also happened to be a Baptist minister.

Priestly Cheers for Polygamy

by (@markdtooley) December 19, 2013

The federal court that struck down part of Utah’s anti-polygamy law prompted a thoughtful comment from Southern Baptist spokesman Russell Moore: “This is what happens when marriage becomes about the emotional and sexual wants of adults, divorced from the needs of children for a mother and a father committed to each other for life. Polygamy […]

Robert George Honored on Religious Liberty by Southern Baptists & Congressman Frank Wolf

by (@markdtooley) December 13, 2013

Princeton University’s Catholic philosopher and emeritus IRD board member Robert George was honored yesterday with the John Leland Award by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). On hand on Capitol Hill to present the honor for George’s intellectual advocacy for religious liberty were ERLC chief Russell Moore and Virginia U.S. Congressman […]

10 Things Evangelicals Can Be Thankful for This Year

by (@ChelsenVicari) November 27, 2013

As you gather with friends and family to feast, let us first stop and offer our thanksgiving to the Lord for what He has done this year through the workings of His Church.

Religious Liberty Extolled to Evangelical Scholars

by (@markdtooley) November 20, 2013

Christians contending for religious liberty today have a long tradition on which to reflect, all the way back to the Apostles, including St. Paul, who appealed to King Agrippa for legal protection, recalled Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore. Moore, who heads his church’s social witness arm, was speaking at a November 20 lunch for religious […]

No Pullback, No Retreat

by (@markdtooley) November 8, 2013

Southern Baptist political spokesman Russell Moore has been mischaracterized.

Southern Baptist Inauguration

by (@markdtooley) September 10, 2013

Amid a bracing rendition of “Onward Christian Soldiers,” Russell Moore was inaugurated today as the chief political witness spokesman for America’s second largest religious body. He succeeds Richard Land as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Both men spoke today during a 2 hour service at Capitol Hill Baptist Church […]

U.S. Flags in Churches?

by (@markdtooley) July 4, 2013

Last July 4 Christianity Today published an exchange on U.S. flags in church sanctuaries, with pastor/theologian Douglas Wilson arguing no and Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore saying yes. Moore has since become the new head of his church’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and his argument is compelling. Wilson says churches have “absolutely no business […]

Standing for Religious Freedom on HHS Mandate

by (@markdtooley) July 2, 2013

It was an honor to sign “Standing Together for Religious Freedom” with 100 distinguished religious leaders urging conscience protection under Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious institutions, excluding actual churches, to offer insurance coverage for abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilization.  The letter was unveiled today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. by Archbishop William Lori […]

A Southern Baptist Response to Same-Sex Marriage

by (@TheIRD) July 2, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) Two weeks before the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Southern Baptist Convention hosted discussions on the topic of marriage at its annual meeting on June 11 – 12 in Houston, TX. Dr. Russell Moore, the new president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) directed conversations […]