Posts From Russell D. Moore

What the Avengers Movie Tells Us About Marriage and Family

On Friday, I kept my promise to take my little flock of sons to see the movie they’ve been waiting for all year, Avengers: Age of Ultron. I was expecting to have to explain some things, as I do with almost every movie, and I did. There were a few profanities. The villain had a messiah complex, complete with some cribbed lines from the actual Messiah. But what surprised me the most

Reflections from the Supreme Court Sidewalk

I walked this morning with two of my ERLC colleagues from our office around the corner to the Supreme Court building. The scene there was circus-like. Rainbow flags were waving, as protesters on either side lifted aloft contesting signs. A man screamed through a megaphone about how “God hates queers” right next to men in stiletto heels and nun’s habits. The whole scene drove me to pray, and almost to

What Baltimore Needs

Our television screens glow with images of criminal rioting and assault on police officers in the streets of Baltimore. This is in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, despite the pleas from Gray’s family for calm. The horrific scene seems to bring out the worst ideological responses from divergent corners. Some, wrongly, excuse the rioting, pointing out the issues leading up to it as

Want to work at the ERLC on Capitol Hill?

I’m looking for someone to join our team in Washington in a critical role designed to serve and represent Southern Baptists on Capitol Hill. Specifically, we are looking for a Legislative Director in our Washington, D.C. office. You can read the formal job description here. I’m looking for someone who is driven, theologically informed, and culturally-attuned with an interest engaging our culture with the gospel, and a background in dealing with

How the Prosperity Gospel Hurts Racial Reconciliation

When a prophet calls down fire from heaven, it’s wise to stand to the side. That’s how I felt a few weeks ago when John Perkins, the revered preacher and civil rights activist, brought up prosperity gospel pastor Creflo Dollar during a live interview I was conducting with Perkins at a summit on racial reconciliation. Perkins lamented that there are so few accredited African-American evangelical schools in the United States