Russell D. Moore

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FIRST-PERSON: Civility is not enough

NASHVILLE (BP) – I visibly cringe every time the word “civility” is used around me. I hate it. On the face of it, “civility” is one of those things that everyone supports – like “patriotism” or “family” or “honor.” But our civility is often limited to whether or not we agree with the other person. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I am repelled by the word “civility” because it aspires to too little. We are called not to mere civility, but beyond civility to kindness. 

FIRST-PERSON: A picture of the Savior

NASHVILLE (BP) -- If we as Christians don't feel the weight of our Lord's command to show compassion and mercy to those who need us, perhaps it is because we have unintentionally absorbed the consumerism of our culture, says Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore.

FIRST-PERSON: The Gospel & the call to hunger relief

One reason the church must concern itself with feeding the hungry, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore notes, is that the world's hungry "bear the image of God and need the message and hope of the Gospel."

Why I’m glad David Platt is the new IMB president

ERLC president Russell Moore shares why he is "radically happy" that David Platt is the new International Mission Board president.

FIRST-PERSON: Aborting in the name of Jesus

Russell D. Moore, ERLC president, shares about one of the "most disturbing articles" he's ever read. The article profiles the "abortion ministry" of Willie Parker, a doctor who considers performing abortions as a calling and his way of being a "Good Samaritan."

FIRST-PERSON: The road to Jericho & the border crisis

Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, describes the influx of Central American children into the U.S. as "more akin to the situations we've seen on the African continent, with warlords dealing in human trafficking. These children and families are fleeing a drug war exploding in violence all around them."

CALL TO PRAYER: Protect all children

In advance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Jan. 19, ethicist Russell D. Moore calls on the church to work within all its power to fight satan's attacks against little children.

FIRST-PERSON: The hungry need more than sentiment

The world's hungry and hurting need more than Southern Baptists' good intentions, writes Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

FIRST-PERSON: The Pope’s ‘long path’

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore examines comments by Pope Francis that sever the love of God from the holiness of God.

FIRST-PERSON: Martin Luther King Jr.’s preaching

Southern Baptist ethics leader Russell D. Moore, examining Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, notes aspects of King's preaching "that likely could inform Christian preaching today."