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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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  • TRUSTEES: ERLC seeking to equip churches

    August 31 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: ERLC seeking to equip churches

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) is committed to equipping churches to produce justice, holiness and reconciliation with the gospel of Jesus, Russell Moore told the entity’s trustees at their annual board meeting. Moore, the ERLC’s president, made his comments during a report to the ERLC board during its Aug. 23-24 meeting.

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  • ERLC conference urges parents to be models for children

    August 29 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC conference urges parents to be models for children

    Christian parents must seek to be what they want their children to become, a sellout audience was told during the final two days of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2017 national conference. A diverse collection of speakers – including a United States senator, a filmmaker, storytellers, songwriters, as well as pastors and authors – addressed attendees.

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  • Gospel vital to parenting, speakers at ERLC conference say

    August 28 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gospel vital to parenting, speakers at ERLC conference say

    Christian parents need the gospel and grace-powered effort to rear children faithfully, a capacity crowd heard on the first day of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2017 national conference. About 1,300 people gathered Aug. 24 for “Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World” in Nashville.

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  • Parenting about cross bearing, Moore tells ERLC crowd

    August 28 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Parenting about cross bearing, Moore tells ERLC crowd

    Cross-shaped parenting is marked by dependence on God and connection to other Christians, Russell Moore told a sellout audience at a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), delivered the opening keynote address to people gathered for “Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World,” the ERLC’s 2017 national conference.

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  • ERLC parenting conference sells out

    August 25 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC parenting conference sells out

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission kicked off its fourth annual national conference Aug. 24, this time on the topic it receives more inquiries about than any other – parenting. A sellout crowd of about 1,250 people gathered for “Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World.”

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  • Deporting Iraqi Christians called ‘death sentence’

    June 21 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Deporting Iraqi Christians called ‘death sentence’

    Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate Russell Moore has joined other evangelical leaders in urging the Trump administration to stop its deportation of Christians to Iraq. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and six others asked the Department of Homeland Security, in a letter June 19 to end the deportations.

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