Russell Moore Elected ERLC President, Assumes Post June 1

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has elected Russell Moore, currently the dean of the school of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to serve as the next president of the ERLC, reports Tom Strode at Baptist Press. Moore has a background in government and frequently addresses moral and religious freedom issues. On Moore’s election, the popular author and mega-church pastor Rick Warren stated that he “can think of no one more qualified in experience, in temperament, in passion, and in doctrine to represent us as Southern Baptists on the most critical ethical issues of our day, and on the all-important issue [of religious freedom].” 

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