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Fleming Rutledge on the Cross

How do people who have devoted their lives to ministry know that Christianity is true? What can believers do to address the cultural loss of biblical literacy? How should we think about the social unrest we see in everything from political divides to tragic shootings?

On today’s episode of The Russell Moore Show, American Episcopal priest and author Fleming Rutledge joins Moore to respond to these questions and more. Rutledge and Moore discuss motifs and images of the cross, what it means that Satan is at work in the world, and the difference between virtue signaling and the gospel. They discuss Rutledge’s writings on the Crucifixion and what Jesus’ death accomplished. And they talk about the potential for recovery in Mainline Protestantism and what it means to be a “reform thinker.”

Tune in for a theologically deep yet accessible discussion of the core tenets of Christianity.

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Host: Russell Moore

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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).