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Religion and Politics by Russell Moore | Reformed Theology Articles at Ligonier.org

by Russell Moore Tabletalk: How did you come to pursue a career as a systematic theologian and Christian ethicist? Russell Moore: I felt a call to ministry early on and preached my first sermon at my home church in Biloxi, … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage: Why This Matters for the Church | Moore to the Point

The Supreme Court announced today that they are taking cases on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Effectively, this means that the highest court in the land will decide, this year, whether marriage, as defined for thousands of years, … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty vs. Erotic Liberty — Religious Liberty is Losing | AlbertMohler.com

Barely five days after The New York Times ran a major news article on the firing of Atlanta’s fire chief for his views on homosexuality, a major Times opinion writer declared that religious liberty is a fine thing, so long … Continue reading

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Decency, Pluralism, and the Christian Response to Charlie Hebdo | Andrew T. Walker

Last night, The Weekly Standard tweeted “Print Free or Die” with a picture of the prophet Muhammed, whose physical iconography is the purported reason that the terrorist attacks were carried out in the first place. Always willing to play the … Continue reading

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Racial Reconciliation: Why Most Whites Just Don’t Get it

by Ken Hamrick There’s something insincere about any repentant admission that says, “Yes, I’m guilty—and so are you.” I do not admit to being a racist, and neither do I think most Americans—white or otherwise—are. Many are racists, but most—or … Continue reading

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What would Jesus say to someone like Leelah Alcorn? | ERLC.COM

On December 28, 2014, a 17-year-old high school student apparently committed suicide after a difficult journey with confusion over gender identity. In his suicide note, Josh Alcorn said that since he was four years old he felt like “a girl … Continue reading

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Racial justice and the gospel | ERLC.COM

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act this year, I was reminded of one of my favorite pictures, which sits on a shelf in my office. It’s a photograph of a line of civil rights workers—in the heat … Continue reading

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Children in Single-Parent Families Are More Likely to Witness Domestic Violence | Family Studies | ERLC.COM

Many studies have found that young people raised in single-parent families show more achievement and behavior problems than those who grow up with both their biological parents. Family sociologists often attribute these developmental problems to the meager financial resources that … Continue reading

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10 biblical truths about animals | ERLC.COM

I grew up in the city, without pets. My appreciation for animals developed much later in life. In fact, if it weren’t for a Golden Retriever named Rusty that I got for my children in 2004, I might never have … Continue reading

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Interracial marriage and the gospel | ERLC.com

NOTE: The 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit will address “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation” to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families, and their churches. This event will be held in … Continue reading

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Wanted: Parents willing to get too attached | ERLC.com

It’s been just over eight months since my husband and I brought our sweet baby boy home from the hospital. Memories of what life was like before his arrival are faint. We can’t imagine our day-to-day without his crinkled-nose smiles … Continue reading

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Sexual assault and the Imago Dei | ERLC.com

About a month ago, I put a pot of water to boil on the stove and, while waiting, opened Facebook. As I scrolled, I saw the same article posted by friend after friend, and the headline screamed out below each … Continue reading

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Gift of ultrasounds reaps life-saving benefits | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — An Arizona woman’s unambiguous response to the first view of her baby offers only one of many life-saving reasons for the existence of the Psalm 139 Project. A mobile unit operated by Arizona Baptist Children’s Services is … Continue reading

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Should Caesar torture Jesus? | ERLC.com

In a recent article (7 Things Christians Should Know About Torture), I wrote that the recent Senate Report on the C.I.A.’s interrogation techniques should be the beginning, rather than the end, of the discussion on the morality and legality of … Continue reading

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“I Am a Man” | ERLC.com

NOTE: The 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit will address “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation” to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families, and their churches. This event will be held in … Continue reading

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5 reasons leaders fail | ERLC.com

Recently I had a discussion with some friends about some public leadership fails in the news. Our conversation turned to a general topic of leadership and things we’ve observed. What struck us was how these things evolve from little, seemingly … Continue reading

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Racial reconciliation and the gospel | ERLC.com

It grieves me to witness the extent to which racial mistrust and animosity still besets and bedevils America. However, given the visceral response generated by the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York, it is clear that … Continue reading

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U.S. religious freedom post filled | Baptist Press

WASHINGTON (BP) — The United States has a new State Department advocate for religious liberty overseas. The U.S. Senate confirmed David Saperstein as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in a 62-35 roll-call vote Dec. 12. Saperstein, a long-time proponent of … Continue reading

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Radical Christianity is ordinary Christianity | ERLC.com

On May 31, 1792, William Carey preached a sermon that has come to be called the deathless sermon because it changed the entire Christian world. Preaching from Isaiah 54:1-2, Carey declared that we must, “Expect great things from God” and … Continue reading

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ERLC turns to race issue for March summit | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has announced a summit on race relations in the wake of grand jury decisions regarding police killings of black men that have provoked widespread protests and a nationwide discussion. The Ethics … Continue reading

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