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Losing Our Religion: Russell Moore’s Hope

A few years ago, the faith community Russell Moore loved—and the country he respected—seemed to be becoming unrecognizable. As Moore looked at his surroundings, a metaphor from The Lord of the Rings came to mind. Had The Shire, the place he loved and believed to be home, really been the evil realm of Mordor all along?

On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, CT Director of Podcasts Mike Cosper interviews Moore about his new book, Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America. Moore talks about changes in the political landscape, church culture, and his own life over the past decade. He and Cosper discuss deconstruction, the difference between losing faith and losing religion, and how misogyny can become intertwined with poor theology. Their conversation covers tribalism, Christendom in America, and how to respond to cynicism or despair.

Turn up the volume for a rich conversation filled with humility, discernment, and wisdom for living hopefully in a broken world. And be sure to tune in to the next several episodes as Moore hosts specific conversations with exciting guests about navigating the Christian faith in confusing times.

Resources mentioned in this episode include:

Grab a copy of Russell’s new title, Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical Americahere! If you’re able, join us for a live event hosted by Beth Moore in Houston on August 9. Click here for details.

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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

Audio engineering by Resonate Recording

Video producer: Abby Egan

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).