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  • La. Executive Board concludes study of ERLC

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (one month ago)

    The Louisiana Baptist Convention's Executive Board has concluded a study of "issues of concern" related to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • Strike on Syria called 'just,' prayer urged

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 07, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Screen capture from U.S. Department of Defense
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Following a U.S. missile strike against Syria, Southern Baptists pledged prayer and claimed the action was appropriate retribution for deadly chemical attacks allegedly carried out by the Syrian military.

    Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said he "completely support[s]" President Trump's authorization of the attack. Former U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Douglas Carver said the strike "met the 'just war' criteria for military actions." Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission ... Read More

  • ERLC 'unity' statement praised by Gaines, Graham

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An extended statement by Russell Moore and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission executive committee, "Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention," has drawn praise from SBC President Steve Gaines and former SBC President Jack Graham among others.

    Meanwhile, Christian worldview analyst John Stonestreet said in a radio interview that controversy surrounding Moore, the ERLC's president, gives Southern Baptists an opportunity to "model what it looks like to have deeply held differences ... on political issues" yet "keep the main things the main things and move forward in a way that improves the reputation of the Gospel." Read More

  • Moore, ERLC trustees issue 'Seeking Unity' statement

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, March 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An extended statement, "Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention," has been issued by Russell Moore and the executive committee of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    Moore, in a 1,691-word portion of the March 20 statement, clarified criticism he had leveled at Christians who supported Donald Trump for president in the November 2016 election.

    The ERLC executive committee, in a 536-word portion of the statement, affirmed ... Read More

  • Page & Moore: 'We fully support one another'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 13, 2017 (3 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Despite a Washington Post article suggesting Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page could ask Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore to resign amid ongoing controversy, the two SBC entity leaders reported a collegial meeting March 13 and said they "fully support one another."

    Earlier in the day, amid a social media flurry following the Post's report, Page told Baptist Press he planned on "bridge-building" with Moore with no anticipation of requesting a resignation. Read More

  • NAAF pres. urges 'reconciliation' among Moore, critics

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 09, 2017 (3 months ago)

    LAUREL, Md. (BP) -- The president of a network of some 4,000 predominantly African American Southern Baptist churches has issued an open letter urging reconciliation between Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore and those threatening to withhold Cooperative Program money over his actions.

    Byron Day, president of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote in a March 9 letter that while "feathers have been ruffled on both sides," "obedience to the Bible's teaching can surely offer a solution so that we can get back to working together to share the good news of God's love, forgiveness, and gift of eternal life." Read More

  • Open letter: cooperation needed amid SBC tensions

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Controversy surrounding ethicist Russell Moore's past comments on President-elect Donald Trump has led three Tennessee Baptists -- all under the age of 40 -- to issue an open letter calling "the [conservative] resurgence generation and their protégés" to "be the statesmen we need them to be in this season of denominational tension."

    Jonathan Akin, Nathan Finn and Micah Fries wrote in a Dec. 21 open letter provided to Baptist Press, "Now isn't the time for acrimonious debates over secondary and tertiary doctrinal matters," such as the extent of the atonement, church polity, methodology and the appropriate means of cultural engagement. Read More

  • Moore clarifies comments on Trump supporters

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 19, 2016 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore has clarified that he never intended to criticize all evangelical supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, noting many were motivated by "biblical convictions" and "voted their conscience."

    In a Monday (Dec. 19) blog post, Moore acknowledged “pointed conversations in my denominational family about the election" over the past month, "some of them ... directed at me." Read More

  • Moore contrasts 'world's form of power' to God's

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (8 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Russell Moore, in chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, urged listeners not to depend on the wrong power for ministry and service.

    "When we buy into the premises of the world, the world's form of power, the world's form of strength, and the world's form of influence, we buy into something that not only is a lie, it also ultimately harms us," said Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • Moore agrees with Trump: He is 'nasty,' needs Gospel

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (one year ago)

    "We sing worse things about ourselves in our hymns on Sunday mornings."

    -- Russell Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Russell Moore has finally found agreement with one of Donald Trump's insulting tweets.

    Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, responded in television interviews Monday evening (May 9) to the following Twitter comment from the presumptive Republican presidential nominee early in the day: Read More