Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case: Kudos to Church Officials Defending Liberty

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 25, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients. The owners of Hobby Lobby are Evangelical and object to abortifacients.

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.

Moore on Marijuana: Southern Baptist Thinker Rejects Legalization

by (@HashtagGriswold) January 25, 2014

As more and more states move towards the legalization of medical marijuana, and as Colorado legalizes the drug entirely, Dr. Russell Moore explains why Christians should vote against such measures.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Land Passes Baton to Moore in Final Address at Southern Baptist Convention

by (@JeffreyHWalton) June 12, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) In a spirited farewell, the outgoing head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) called on Baptists to work towards revival and tackle a host of moral issues. Addressing officials at the annual gathering of the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston on Tuesday, Richard Land offered his final […]

Staunching Baptist Decline

by (@bjgingerich) June 12, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Over at Religion News Service, Jonathan Merritt has taken up keyboard and monitor to advise the Southern Baptist Convention on how to avoid a disastrous membership slump. His article is well worth a read. The SBC’s statistics guru, Ed Stetzer, announced that America’s largest Christian denomination is starting to see numbers […]

Texas Evangelical Pastor Decries Dispensationalists’ Support for Israel

by (@JeffreyHWalton) May 23, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) This is the first of two articles on the 2013 Churches for Middle East Peace Advocacy Conference Evangelical Christian support for Israel is often based on cultural conclusions reached apart from scripture, according to a prominent Southern Baptist pastor engaged in interfaith dialogue and Middle East peace advocacy. “Why is it […]

Notable Protestants Defend Marriage

by (@bjgingerich) May 17, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) At the start of May, Union University was graced with the presence of notable evangelical theologians who commented on the issues of homosexuality, marriage, the church, and society. Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore joined the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Robert Gagnon at Union’s conference, “Salt and Light in the Public Square: Charles […]