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Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, who in a recent podcast stated his opposition to the legalization of medical marijuana.

IRD Knippers Lecture Features Southern Baptist Russell Moore on Religious Liberty

October 8, 2015

Southern Baptist theologian and ethicist Russell Moore will examine, among other issues, the state of religious liberty in the United States at a lecture and reception hosted by IRD on October 14 at the City Club of Washington.

An Assemblies of God youth convention gathers in West Bend, Wisconsin in 2007. Over the past decade, the Pentecostal denomination has posted significant growth. (Photo credit: Paul M. Walsh/AP)

Study: Diversity in U.S. Churches Varies Greatly

July 28, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning is “the most segregated hour in this nation,” but it appears some religious groups are experiencing more success than others in overcoming this historic separation.

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Southern Baptists Seek Racial Reconciliation

March 27, 2015

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), the policy entity of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), is currently hosting its annual Leadership Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Reportedly, over 500 Southern Baptist pastors and church…

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Ted Talks Jesus at Liberty University

March 23, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz officially announced his intention to seek a presidential bid on Monday morning at Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world.

Christians from Mosul took refuge in this Iraqi town before ISIS attacked, forcing them to flee again. (Photo credit:  Allen Kakony for Aletia)

Is ISIS Prompting Reappraisal of Pacifism and Just War?

August 21, 2014

ISIS invasion of Iraq and subsequent horrors, for which Iraq’s dwindling Christian minority is a chief victim, has reanimated talk about Christian Just War teaching.


Faith Leaders Say it’s Time to Reevaluate Marriage

July 29, 2014

Following Sen. Rubio’s keynote address to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Catholic University of America’s joint “upward mobility” symposium was a panel discussion featuring faith leaders including, Russell…


Do Episcopalians Have a Church Planting Problem?

July 14, 2014

Can oldline Protestant decline be traced to a failure to establish new congregations?


Ladies, Don’t be Fooled: Women Won in the Hobby Lobby Ruling

July 2, 2014

Understandably, women’s hearts are beating fast and our heads are spinning with confusion due to uproars declaring a heightened “war on women” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest decisions.

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Supreme Court Prayer Ruling Protects Freedom of Religion and Speech

May 5, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled today that legislative bodies such as city councils can begin their meetings with prayer. The court ruled 5 to 4 that Christian prayers given before meetings of the town council of Greece, New York did not violate the constitutional prohibition against government establishment of religion.


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

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

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.

Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, who in a recent podcast stated his opposition to the legalization of medical marijuana.

Moore on Marijuana: Southern Baptist Thinker Rejects Legalization

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.