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Strike on Syria called 'just,' prayer urgedNASHVILLE (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, GrahamNASHVILLE (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' statementNASHVILLE (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'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, criticsLAUREL, 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 tensionsNASHVILLE (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 supportersNASHVILLE (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'sNEW 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"We sing worse things about ourselves in our hymns on Sunday mornings."WASHINGTON (BP) -- Russell Moore has finally found agreement with one of Donald Trump's insulting tweets.
-- Russell Moore
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
Trump knocks Moore after national media commentsWASHINGTON (BP) -- Russell Moore spoke and Donald Trump took notice in one of his Twitter posts today (May 9).
Trump's tweet came the morning after Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, criticized the presumptive Republican nominee on CBS' "Face the Nation" and, two days earlier, in a New York Times online op-ed.
"@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!" Trump tweeted at 5:05 a.m. May 9. Read More