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russell moore

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Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.

Russell was President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2013 to 2021. Prior to that role, Moore served as provost and dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also taught theology and ethics.

Dr. Moore is the author of several books, including The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your SoulOnward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel and The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.


“You have things that are being done that on their own terms are unspeakably horrific, and then made even worse because what’s usually happening is someone is hiding behind the authority of Jesus Christ, communicating that this is who Jesus is to the person that they are preying upon, or even using Christian doctrines that are precious and twisting them into something horrific.”