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Beth Moore Speaks Out

“I’ve had both a great time and a terrifying time on this planet. Lord, somewhere in the middle of that is my real life.”

So says Beth Moore, our returning guest on this episode of The Russell Moore Show. Reflecting on writing her recently-published memoir All My Knotted Up Life, Beth and Russell (friends who are regularly mistaken for relatives) talk about the heaviness and hope of Beth’s story. 

Russell and Beth also talk about the ways in which church was a safe place for Beth when her home was not. Beth offers advice to listeners in unsafe situations. She and Russell talk about women in ministry, leaving the Southern Baptist Convention, and what it’s like to lose relationships when church life goes awry. And they testify to God’s goodness in their lives—reflecting on the ways he shows up again and again in seasons of plenty and seasons of pain. 

Please note: For those who may typically listen with children nearby or need to take care around topics of abuse, this episode includes a discussion of incest. 

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

Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper 

Host: Russell Moore 

Producer: Ashley Hales 

Associate Producers: Abby Perry and Azurae Phelps 

CT Administration: Christine Kolb 

Social Media: Kate Lucky 

Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens 

Production Assistance: coreMEDIA

Audio Engineer: Kevin Duthu 

Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort 

Video Producer: John Roland 

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).