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Listener Questions on Marriage, Politics, Banned Books, and More…

Should parents read books to their children that feature disobedient characters? How can Christians engage in public service when they are concerned about the trajectories of both major political parties? Are Christians called to admit all of their sins to fellow believers or can they just confess to God?

Russell Moore addresses all of these listener questions and more on this episode of The Russell Moore Show. Listen in for nuanced responses to inquiries such as:

  • What happens to a Christian marriage if one spouse cannot participate in sexual intimacy for medical reasons? If this information is known during engagement, should the couple still get married?
  • If a Christian woman is dating a non-Christian man and becomes pregnant with his child, should she marry him?
  • Should churches fly the American flag?
  • How do we remind ourselves that God forgives us even when we don’t feel like it, and how much should Christians share their past sins with each other?
  • Should I read Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright if I’m not sure that I know enough theologically to identify where I agree or disagree with him?
  • How should parents handle reading with their children when their children’s school is banning books?
  • What should someone who feels both a clear call to vocational public service and deep disenchantment about the direction of both major political parties do?
  • How should Christians think about their rights in light of the fact that Scripture says to give up our rights?

Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to [email protected].

“The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today

Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik

Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore

Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper

Production Assistance: CoreMedia

Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort

Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu

Associate Producer: Abby Perry

Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton

Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).