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  • ERLC, Village Church to co-host conference in Dallas

    March 6 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC, Village Church to co-host conference in Dallas

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Village Church will co-host a conference on the church’s gospel engagement with the world. The two-day event – titled “The Gospel and the Future of the Church” – will be held the weekend before the Southern Baptist Convention’s June 12-13 gathering in Dallas.

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  • Pastor’s story sparks generosity for pro-life centers

    February 28 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastor’s story sparks generosity for pro-life centers

    No one knew what was about to happen when Southern Baptist pastor Nathan Lino stood to share at the Evangelicals for Life dinner about God’s provision for his Houston church’s pro-life pregnancy center in the wake of flooding from Hurricane Harvey. ...

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  • ERLC agenda focuses on life, liberty, family

    February 2 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC agenda focuses on life, liberty, family

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) legislative and policy priorities for 2018 include the protection of human life, the preservation of freedom of conscience and the flourishing of families. The ERLC released its new Legislative Agenda after a year that featured several important victories among its 2017 priorities.

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  • ERLC names Leadership Council for 2018

    January 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC names Leadership Council for 2018

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Jan. 24 its 2018 Leadership Council. The 75 pastors and leaders on the council will receive equipping from the ERLC staff designed to help them and their churches apply the gospel of Jesus to all areas of life.

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  • Evangelicals for Life addresses ‘pro-life ethic’

    January 23 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelicals for Life addresses ‘pro-life ethic’

    Evangelical Christians defend not only unborn children in the pro-life cause but all other human beings in need as well, speakers said on the second day of the Evangelicals for Life conference in the country’s capital. Christian advocacy for and ministry to refugees, orphans, immigrants and the poor gained attention at the third annual event.

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  • Senators, Trump address pro-life supporters

    January 22 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Senators, Trump address pro-life supporters

    Two United States senators urged those attending Evangelicals for Life Jan. 18 to practice honest, loving persuasion in the effort to defend human dignity. Sens. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Ben Sasse of Nebraska delivered keynote speeches on the first day of the third annual conference in the country’s capital.

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  • Moore: Salvation, not just winning, pro-life goal

    January 22 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore: Salvation, not just winning, pro-life goal

    The goal of evangelical pro-life efforts is greater than winning, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said in the opening address of Evangelicals for Life. “We want abortion doctors to stop doing abortions, but that’s not enough. We want abortion doctors to find life in Jesus Christ,” Moore told attendees.

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  • Third Evangelicals for Life event to address human dignity

    January 18 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Third Evangelicals for Life event to address human dignity

    Evangelical Christians will gather for the third consecutive year in the United States’ capital city beginning Jan. 18 to speak for the sanctity of all human life. Evangelicals for Life – a three-day conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and Focus on the Family – will address abortion and a host of other human dignity issues.

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  • 10 most viewed stories of 2017 at BRnow.org

    December 28 2017 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    10 most viewed stories of 2017 at BRnow.org

    Read the top 10 most viewed stories of the year from BRnow.org. The list includes features on Anne Graham Lotz, as she stepped into the leading role for the National Day of Pryaer and Russell Moore, as he prepared for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s National Conference on parenting.

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  • Gospel parenting prime topic for ERLC in 2017

    December 22 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gospel parenting prime topic for ERLC in 2017

    Applying the gospel of Jesus to parenting received significant attention from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) during 2017. The ERLC dedicated its annual national conference to Christ-centered parenting and developed curriculum on the same subject during the year.

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  • Church should lead way on civility, Gov. Haslam says

    October 11 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church should lead way on civility, Gov. Haslam says

    The church should be at the forefront of promoting civility in a deeply divided culture, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told Christian leaders at a Southern Baptist-sponsored event in Nashville. “We, of all people, understand grace,” Haslam said of Christians at an Oct. 3 lunch held by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

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  • ERLC’s Moore urges persuasion to promote civility

    September 27 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC’s Moore urges persuasion to promote civility

    Americans should seek to persuade others – not pigeonhole them by classifications – to promote civility in a religiously diverse culture, Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore said in a Washington, D.C., panel discussion. Moore spoke during an event hosted by The Brookings Institution on the role of religious freedom in building public civility.

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  • ERLC, others endorse bills to combat sites aiding sex trade

    September 20 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC, others endorse bills to combat sites aiding sex trade

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has strongly endorsed congressional efforts to hold accountable online sites that profit from sex trafficking. ERLC President Russell Moore and others wrote in support of legislative proposals, which Moore said would enable law enforcement “to effectively combat online sex trafficking hubs that provide a safe haven for modern day slave traders.”

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  • Jen Wilkin shares secret to raising ‘alien’ kids

    September 5 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Jen Wilkin shares secret to raising ‘alien’ kids

    Jen Wilkin, author and director of adult classes for The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, spoke at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2017 National Conference in Nashville, Tenn., in a plenary session titled “How to Raise an Alien Child.” She sat for an interview with the Biblical Recorder to discuss the topic in detail.

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  • Teach racial unity early, panelists say

    September 1 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Teach racial unity early, panelists say

    Christian parents should start teaching early and model for their children consistently the Bible’s teaching on ethnic diversity, panelists said at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s national conference. The guidance came from a diverse panel addressing the topic “All God’s Children: Growing Kids Who Embrace a Biblical View of Racial Unity.”

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