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  • Capitol Hill panel discusses religious liberty ruling

    July 3 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Capitol Hill panel discusses religious liberty ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in a religious freedom case is not about government funding of the church’s mission, but it will have far-reaching results, a Capitol Hill audience was told. Panelists explained the impact of an opinion by the high court and how Christians should respond to the debate over church-state relations.

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  • ERLC helps lead call for justice reform

    June 23 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC helps lead call for justice reform

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has joined with Prison Fellowship and other organizations in an appeal to Christians to work for a “fair and redemptive” justice system in the world’s leading incarcerating country. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission partnered with the country’s largest outreach to prisoners …

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  • 9Marks panels discuss church, SBC

    June 23 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press & Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    9Marks panels discuss church, SBC

    Mark Dever warned pastors that Satan “is going to continue to put increasing pressure on our churches to fall out with each other over different answers to debatable questions.” Dever distinguished such essentials as the deity of Christ and the inerrancy of Scripture from “debatable” issues.

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  • What is ‘alt-right’ movement? ERLC provides answers

    June 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    What is ‘alt-right’ movement? ERLC provides answers

    The alt-right social and political movement is in the spotlight after the Southern Baptist Convention condemned alternative-right white supremacy at its 2017 annual meeting in Phoenix. What is the alt-right movement? Many Southern Baptists aren’t familiar with the term, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore said June 14.

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  • ERLC prioritizes life, parenting, Moore says

    June 19 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC prioritizes life, parenting, Moore says

    Protection of human life and preparation of parents have been among the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) priorities during the last year, Russell Moore told messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is devoted to speaking to Southern Baptists, while also declaring a message to the world, Moore told messengers.

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  • ERLC panel ponders truth amid today’s media mistrust

    May 5 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC panel ponders truth amid today’s media mistrust

    Christians should turn to diverse sources, practice patience and humility, and extend grace in a culture plagued by fake news and mistrust of the media, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and a panel of journalists said May 2 on Capitol Hill. The event, titled “Living in a Post-truth World,” was the latest in the series known as Capitol Conversations, a periodic panel discussion.

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  • Prestonwood to resume CP giving ‘without designation’

    April 27 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prestonwood to resume CP giving ‘without designation’

    Prestonwood Baptist Church has announced it will resume giving through the Cooperative Program after two months of evaluating its support. “After a time of prayerful evaluation, Prestonwood is renewing our commitment to Southern Baptist missions by giving to the Cooperative Program without designation,” said Prestonwood executive pastor Mike Buster.

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  • ERLC to feature ‘Gospel for Life’ books, 9Marks event

    April 26 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC to feature ‘Gospel for Life’ books, 9Marks event

    The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will feature the final three volumes in its “Gospel for Life” book series and partner again in a conversation on church and culture during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 13-14 in Phoenix.

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  • ERLC ‘unity’ statement praised by Gaines, Graham

    March 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC ‘unity’ statement praised by Gaines, Graham

    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 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Steve Gaines and former SBC President Jack Graham among others.

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  • Moore apologizes for ‘overly broad’ comments

    March 21 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Moore apologizes for ‘overly broad’ comments

    ERLC President Russell Moore released a joint statement March 20 with the organization’s executive committee in an effort to mend wounds inflicted during the recent U.S. presidential campaign. In his public apology, Moore reaffirmed the central convictions of his ministry but offered an olive branch to those he offended.

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  • Page & Moore: ‘We fully support one another’

    March 14 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Page & Moore: ‘We fully support one another’

    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.”

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  • NAAF president urges ‘reconciliation’ among Moore, critics

    March 10 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    NAAF president urges ‘reconciliation’ among Moore, critics

    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.

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  • ERLC, LifeWay release religious liberty curriculum

    March 9 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC, LifeWay release religious liberty curriculum

    Two Southern Baptist entities have combined efforts to produce a small group study on religious liberty at a time when the fundamental freedom appears to be both threatened and misunderstood in the United States. The six-week study is available for purchase through LifeWay.

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  • CP escrow study set to begin

    March 8 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP escrow study set to begin

    With an ad hoc committee of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC) set to begin its study of churches’ escrowing Cooperative Program money, chairman Stephen Rummage says the study was occasioned in part by the notable volume of contacts the EC has received regarding the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

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  • Black history & the SBC: Need for more study noted

    February 27 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black history & the SBC: Need for more study noted

    Black History Month gives Americans a yearly spotlight on such key figures in U.S. history as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. Few Southern Baptists, however, have considered key African American figures in Southern Baptist Convention history like Garland Offutt, Emmanuel McCall and Fred Luter.

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