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 May 12, 2020
I have been following Russell Moore for 2 years now. He consistently provides a thorough and lighthearted perspective for the Christian thinker.

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 Apr 4, 2019
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Listen in as Russell Moore, public theologian and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.

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Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Stephen Prothero on Culture Wars Now That Roe Is Gone
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On this special episode of The Russell Moore Show, author and professor Stephen Prothero discusses the overturn of Roe v. Wade and what it may mean for the United States. Moore and Prothero talk about potential implications for other legislation like Obergefell. They consider the potential effects of the Roe v. Wade overturn on America’s culture wars. Listeners may appreciate their conversation on talking about abortion with someone who holds a different opinion, and what it may look like to have a reasoned, productive dialogue on the subject. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Scott Sauls Gets Real About Depression and Anxiety
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Author and pastor Scott Sauls knows what it’s like to be his own worst critic. “Even if we’re being unfairly critiqued, there’s usually at least a kernel of truth in there somewhere that gets under our skin and bothers us,” Sauls says on this episode of The Russell Moore Show. Those kernels of truth can lead to guilt and shame. And, as Sauls says, “We have done things that render us guilty.” But we also have a victorious Savior who “accomplished a satisfactory victory” for us. Sauls and Moore talk about regrets, grace, seasons of suffering, and clinging to the gospel. They discuss the range of the human experience—everything from freedom and joy to guilt, shame, anxiety, and depression—and the God who draws near to us. Sauls’ new book is called Beautiful People Don't Just Happen: How God Redeems Regret, Hurt, and Fear in the Making of Better Humans. Sauls and Moore reference “The Catastrophe of Success” by Tennessee Williams, Moore’s recent episode with Arthur Brooks, and “Learning in War-time” by C. S. Lewis.Quotations mentioned in this episode include:“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” - Allen Raine, though often attributed to Thomas Merton “[Envy] consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. … If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.” – Bertrand Russell “Preach the gospel to yourself.” – concept by Martin Luther, quote by Jerry Bridges “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Roy and Jane Nichols in Death: The Final Stage of Growth, compiled by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Stephen Prothero Thinks Funerals Signal a Huge Culture Shift
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Humans are into rituals. Birth rituals, marriage rituals, naming rituals—each of these and more are integral to the lives of most people. One type of ritual, perhaps, is most common of all: death rituals. On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, author and professor Stephen Prothero joins Moore to discuss a sweeping change in death rituals: cremation's rapid rise in popularity. They talk about the theological and cultural implications of cremation, important questions to consider about how bodies are treated after death, and the role of the resurrection. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today  Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik  Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore  Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper  Production Assistance: CoreMedia  Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort  Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu  Associate Producer: Abby Perry  Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Arthur Brooks Knows How You Can Be Happy
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"Happiness requires a lot of unhappy when you finally confront life in all of its complexities." Dr. Moore and Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard professor and author of the book From Strength to Strength, discuss how if you're spending all of your time and energy trying to avoid unhappy, you will paradoxically avoid your own happiness by cutting the purpose and sacredness out of your life. Addressing loneliness, mental health, relationship building and the struggles this current generation is facing, Brooks shares his ultimate hope for a new day for Christian evangelicalism and the way that Gen Z is going to save America by rebelling against the culture war, lead by love, not hate.  “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
Tim Alberta Worries Politics Is Poisoning the Church
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The following episode was recorded on May 13, 2022. “Having grown up just down the road, the son of the senior pastor at another church in town, I’ve spent my life watching evangelicalism morph from a spiritual disposition into a political identity,” Tim Alberta recently wrote at The Atlantic. “It’s heartbreaking.” On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Alberta and Moore discuss the shift in evangelical life that has taken place over the past several years. They share honest, insightful stories about the grief of unwillingly losing relationships over political differences—stories that many listeners may find familiar. They talk about changes in politics, namely the culture of high-energy political passion we see today, and what it looks like for Christians to live as people of truth in a chaotic age. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Rachael Denhollander Calls for a Southern Baptist Reckoning on Abuse
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Rachael Denhollander is horrified by the information inside the monumental third-party investigative report into sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). But she’s not surprised. “The most sobering part,” Denhollander tells CT public theologian Russell Moore, “is that we should have known, and in many cases, we did know and did nothing.” The first woman to pursue criminal charges and speak publicly against USA Gymnastics’ team doctor Larry Nassar, Denhollander is an internationally recognized voice on the topic of sexual abuse. As an attorney, author, advocate, and educator, she speaks with gravity and clarity about the crisis of sexual abuse in the SBC and the extreme abuses of power that allowed it. This is a heavy episode on a devastating topic, but we hope you’ll stick with it. Denhollander’s wisdom provides key ways to resist injustice and honor the vulnerable in a critical time. Resources mentioned in the episode: What Is a Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander How Much Is a Little Boy Worth? by Rachael Denhollander How Much Is a Little Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander The Great Sex Rescue by Sheila Wray Gregoire Diane Langberg Caring Well Handbook “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today  Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik  Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore  Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper  Production Assistance: CoreMedia  Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort  Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu  Associate Producer: Abby Perry  Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Jonathan Haidt Says Social Media Is Making America Stupid
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What the heck has been happening since 2014? That’s the question that today’s guest—NYU professor, psychologist, and author Jonathan Haidt—has been trying to answer ever since NYU students started to say that certain speakers shouldn’t be allowed on campus. Then came the arrival of safe spaces, discussions of microaggressions, and trigger warnings. What in the world was going on?  On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Haidt suggests that these cultural shifts—which have rippled far beyond college campuses and into the arts, journalism, and even the church—took place at the time they did for a specific reason: people who had grown up using social media were entering adulthood.  Tune in for a rich conversation on how social media shapes us, and especially how it influences the developing minds of children and adolescents. It's bad news, but the alternative ways of thinking, living, and being that Moore and Haidt propose are full of goodness. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Listener Questions on Marriage, Politics, Banned Books, and More...
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Should parents read books to their children that feature disobedient characters? How can Christians engage in public service when they are concerned about the trajectories of both major political parties? Are Christians called to admit all of their sins to fellow believers or can they just confess to God? Russell Moore addresses all of these listener questions and more on this episode of The Russell Moore Show. Listen in for nuanced responses to inquiries such as: What happens to a Christian marriage if one spouse cannot participate in sexual intimacy for medical reasons? If this information is known during engagement, should the couple still get married? If a Christian woman is dating a non-Christian man and becomes pregnant with his child, should she marry him? Should churches fly the American flag? How do we remind ourselves that God forgives us even when we don’t feel like it, and how much should Christians share their past sins with each other? Should I read Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright if I’m not sure that I know enough theologically to identify where I agree or disagree with him? How should parents handle reading with their children when their children's school is banning books? What should someone who feels both a clear call to vocational public service and deep disenchantment about the direction of both major political parties do? How should Christians think about their rights in light of the fact that Scripture says to give up our rights? Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to questions@russellmoore.com. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Benjamin Watson Knows Life Is a Team Sport
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At first glance, it may seem hard to believe that former NFL Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson has much in common with the rest of us. But listening into his conversation with Russell Moore, you’ll find that he shares many of the same struggles that his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ do. On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Watson shares his story of growing up in a Christian home where he came to faith as a young boy. He and Moore talk about Watson’s struggles with perfectionism, turning to works-based righteousness, and seasons of having “one foot in the world” despite his ongoing faith. Moore and Watson also discuss issues that many people are trying to navigate, including: Managing personal ego in light of God’s love Protecting sacred time while playing sports Addressing racial injustices, which Watson writes about in his book Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Adam Kinzinger Doesn't Want World War III
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Should Americans and NATO support a no-fly zone over Ukraine? How large of a role did religion play in the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol? Is Russian propaganda responsible for much of the division we see in the world today? Is turning our focus to local politics the best way to address the chaos of national politics? Russell Moore and Representative Adam Kinzinger discuss these questions and more on today’s episode of The Russell Moore Show. Kinzinger, a member of the House committee investigating the January 6 attack, speaks to the way politics is dividing families, the anger-driven posture of today’s Republican Party, and the importance of standing up for issues of life and dignity. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
David Brooks Wants to Save Evangelicalism
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“Are the times we’re living in really as crazy as they seem?” This is the first question that Russell Moore has for David Brooks, a New York Times op-ed columnist, author, and commentator. Brooks’s recent column “The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism From Itself” details some of the unsettling, disheartening events within evangelicalism over the past few years and highlights several individuals who are trying to forge a different path. On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Brooks and Moore discuss many types of people that “evangelical” can describe. They talk about the difficulties of resisting the climate of the times. And they talk about what politics are meant to do and be. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Ian Cron Answers Your Enneagram Questions
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Is the Enneagram compatible with Christianity? Ian Cron, author of The Road Back to You and The Story of You says “yes.”  On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Cron and Moore talk about the Christian roots of the personality typing system known as the Enneagram. They discuss how helpful the Enneagram can be as a tool for spiritual formation. And they talk about the power of digging into our personal stories—false messages and all—so that we can learn how to rewrite them according to the truth, love, and kindness of God. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Listener Questions on Insurrection, Hellfire, Climate Change and More...
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How should Christians think about the insurrection at the Capitol one year later? What’s the point of reading those long genealogies in Scripture? Do leaders in ministry have to use social media? On this week’s Q&A episode of The Russell Moore Show, Moore answers these questions and more. Tune in for an episode that speaks to timely issues with timeless wisdom. How should Christians think about the insurrection at the Capitol one year later? Is it necessary to read the lineages in the Bible? How does Moore handle the challenges that come with speaking publicly, especially on social media?If a husband and wife have clear consciences about sterilization, and they agree that they aren’t going to have any children (or any more children), which spouse should undergo a procedure? Who is God, and how do I figure it out? How do I begin a gospel conversation with someone who doesn’t believe the Bible? What is a Christian perspective on climate change/the floods, fires, and droughts happening all over the world? Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to questions@russellmoore.com. ---- “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Andrew Peterson Knows Why We're All Stressed and Lonely
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Do you feel worn down? Are you tired? Musician Andrew Peterson gets it. On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Peterson and Moore talk about community, physical exhaustion, and the faith challenges that can arise during intense seasons of life. They discuss their common feeling that something is wrong with them that isn’t wrong with others and what it looks like to hold fast to the person of Jesus when that feeling gets loud. And they talk about the ways that God nourishes his people through friendship, art, and story. Do we talk about why we’re lonely? We do. Does he discuss deconstruction? He does. Is there talk about how a garden could help the Bible comin’ through? There is. Is it good that you should listen here with us? It is. Is it Berry? Is it Tolkien? Is it a monastery trip under a fake name? Is it all this, is it all this, plus the Ryman and Jesus and pipes? It is. --- “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Ligon Duncan Tells Me Where I'm Wrong on Infant Baptism
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Ligon Duncan and Russell Moore agree on a lot of things, but baptism isn’t one of them. While Moore comes from a believers’ baptism tradition, Duncan practices infant baptism. On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Duncan answers questions about the importance of baptism and how the Christian understanding of baptism has changed over time. He shares his perspective on the mode of baptism, the efficacy of the sacraments, and the importance of commitment regardless of denomination. He describes infant and adult baptisms within his Presbyterian context and explains how baptism is a passive rite and the Lord’s Supper is an active rite. Listen in for great questions and a robust yet digestible discussion of one of our most dearly held Christian sacraments. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Associate Producer: Abby Perry Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Kristin Du Mez Tells Me How Evangelicals Fell in Love with John Wayne
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When the Access Hollywood “locker room talk” tape hit the mainstream on October 7, 2016, both Russell Moore and historian Kristin Du Mez were horrified. But while Moore felt surprised by the evangelical response—or lack of response—to the video, Du Mez saw it as a predictable outcome of militant masculinity within evangelicalism. In their conversation, and in her book Jesus and John Wayne, Du Mez explains why. On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Moore and Du Mez talk about the overlap of history, politics, and Christianity when it comes to understanding American evangelicalism’s relationship to gender. They also discuss the centrality of sexual purity in much of American Christianity in the past few decades and the specific devastation caused by leaders who espoused those messages and later acted as predators. They share their thoughts on the parallels between changes in the Republican party and evangelicalism over the past few years, and what it means to realize that what you once saw as a fringe group within your tribe was, in fact, more of a core than you had ever imagined. Listen in for an episode filled with great questions, thoughtful answers, and mutual engagement on challenging topics. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Administrators: Christine Kolb and Pam Vodenova Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Beth Moore and Russell Answer Audience Questions
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On this bonus episode, Russell Moore and Beth Moore talk about overcoming bitterness and how to avoid quarrels. They discuss the exvangelical/evangelical divide and what it looks like to guard against self-righteousness. Both of them share a few words of advice for current Southern Baptist leaders as well. Tune in for an insightful, rich conversation. What is a practice you use to overcome bitterness? (0:56) On the other side of leaving, are there new or unexpected ways of thinking you find yourself entering into? (03:16) How can we encourage a public discourse about making us what God expects us to be? (6:02) How do you know when to challenge your loved ones’ dangerous views and when to let go and quit pushing them? (9:12) What would you say to those who choose to stay? (12:30) Russell, what would you say to the 2016 version of yourself? (17:55) What advice would you give to church leaders currently affiliated with the SBC who are wrestling through how to consider whether or not to unaffiliate? (21:29) If one feels uncomfortable or disillusioned in the current evangelical culture, should one move to the exvangelical movement? (26:00) How do you guard yourself against self-righteousness when in disagreement with someone over convictions? (29:00) “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Administrators: Christine Kolb and Pam Vodenova Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Shane Claiborne Tells Me Where I’m Wrong on the Death Penalty
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Does “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” really mean what we think it does? In this episode, Russell Moore is joined by author and activist Shane Claiborne to discuss the death penalty. While Claiborne and Moore both agree that execution should not be celebrated, they differ on whether it is a means of justice. Tune in for a gracious and frank discussion on how Christians should think about capital punishment. With thought-provoking insights on the reality of the effects on former executioners, Claiborne describes restorative justice, proposes that “the road of violence is a dead end,” and emphasizes that “we are not made to kill.” Claiborne and Moore wrestle with the similarities between war and capital punishment and ultimately wrestle with a fundamental question: Has Jesus commanded us to kill? “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Administrators: Christine Kolb and Pam Vodenova Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Philip Yancey Survived the Bible Belt
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Russell Moore is joined by Philip Yancey, author and former journalist, to discuss his new memoir, Where the Light Fell. Yancey and Moore have a lot in common, including their Bible Belt upbringings and even a shared distant ancestor. In this episode, Yancey speaks of his childhood faith and the fear that shook it, which eventually led him to discover the Jesus he never knew. He and Moore talk about the toxic ideas that arise when churches paint a false picture of who God is. Finally, they discuss the eye-opening, true nature of God and how, ultimately, his love should cast out fear. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Administrators: Christine Kolb and Pam Vodenova Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Listener Questions on Leaving Church, Purity Culture, Family Tensions, and More
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Are Christians asking the right questions when it comes to critical race theory? How should we think about purity culture? Should believers leave the church when it does not align with their political beliefs? These are just some of the questions that Russell Moore answers this week on The Russell Moore Show. Tune in for a thought-provoking episode that emphasizes the importance of engaging all topics, concerns, and issues of the day from a biblical perspective. When should I leave the church? (04:45) Based on recent scandals, should there be more rigorous ordination standards? (17:10) Are Christians asking the right questions when it comes to critical race theory? (23:12) How should we think about purity culture? (34:10) Do you have a system for organizing your library? (40:10) “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Administrators: Christine Kolb and Pam Vodenova Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
David French and I Have Our First Argument
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David French, a former attorney and political commentator, joins Russell Moore to give listeners a taste of their conversations over coffee. Moore and French share similar values when it comes to having difficult conversations without animosity. As leaders with their fingers on the pulse of American society, they discuss the Christian’s role in advocating for religious liberty. In this episode, Moore and French get to the bottom of what “David Frenchism” is. They discuss the importance of respect and decency when having differing beliefs on controversial topics. They demonstrate gracious debate, giving listeners a framework for a mature dialogue. Finally, they show how Christians can have fruitful discussions by taking on the opposing view’s side. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Administrator: Christine Kolb Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Beth Moore Didn't Expect Us to Be Us
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Russell Moore and Beth Moore are often mistaken for siblings, spouses, or even parent and child in social media discussions. While they share no familial relation, Russell and Beth have shared similar joys and heartbreaks in their Christian lives. They both know the beauty of growing up in churches that loved them well. They’ve experienced the privileges and complexities of living as public faith leaders. And, more recently, they’ve both walked through the process of leaving the Southern Baptist Convention—a place they’d called home for decades. In this episode, Russell and Beth talk about how both staying and leaving can be tremendously difficult and tremendously sweet. They share honestly about how painful and disorienting it can be when the people in your inner circles suddenly seem to turn against you. They discuss how their experiences may seem unique, but in many ways, they mirror relationship losses that Americans and people all around the globe have passed over the past several years. And they call their brothers and sisters to dwell together in unity, empowering one another to testify to the gospel. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper Production Assistance: CoreMedia Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu Administrator: Christine Kolb Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
A Conversation with Sam Allberry about What God Has to Say About Our Bodies
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Sam Allberry to talk about his new book, What God Has To Say About Our Bodies (Crossway, 2021). In our conversation we talk about the effects of the pandemic on the body, the importance of the body to our life, and our incorrect theologies of the body. Sam Allberry is a pastor, apologist and speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?, Why Bother with Church?, 7 Myths about Singleness, and What God Has To Say About Our Bodies. He has written extensively for numero­­us organizations, including The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Living Out. I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Tod Bolsinger about Tempered Resilience
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Tod Bolsinger to talk about his new book, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change (IVP, 2020). In our conversation we talk about leadership, dealing with conflict and pastoral exhaustion, and how to equip and encourage future leaders. Tod Bolsinger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a speaker, executive coach, former pastor, and author who serves as associate professor of leadership formation and senior fellow for the De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary. His books include the Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in Pastoral Leadership, Canoeing the Mountains, and the Christianity Today Award of Merit recipient, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian. I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Philip Jenkins about Fertility and Faith
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Philip Jenkins to talk about his new book, Fertility and Faith: The Demogrpahic Revolution and the Transformation of World Religions (Baylor University Press, 2020). In our conversation we talk about secularization, the relationship of religion to childbearing, and the shifting demography of religion and religious behavior. Dr. Philip Jenkins is the Distinguished Professor of History and Co-Director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University. His research includes the study of global Christianity, new religious moments, and twentieth century US history. His books include The Many Faces of Christ (Basic Books, 2015), The Great and Holy War (HarperOne, 2014), and The Next Christendom: The Rise of Global Christianity (Oxford, 2011). I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Tara Isabella Burton about Strange Rites
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Tara Isabella Burton to talk about her new book, Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World (PublicAffairs, 2020). In our conversation we talk about secularization, the breakdown of religious institutions, and the connection of fitness culture and religiosity. Dr. Burton received a Doctorate in Theology from Trinity College, Oxford where she was a Clarendon Scholar in 2017. She is the author of two books: the novel Social Creature (Doubleday, 2018) and Strange Rites (Public Affairs, 2020). She also has two other books that are forthcoming: another novel, The World Cannot Give (Simon and Schuster, 2022) and another work of non-fiction, Self-Made: Curating Our Image from Da Vinci to the Kardashians (Public Affairs, 2023). She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and others. She also serves as a columnist for Religion News Service and a former staff religion writer at Vox.  I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2021
A Conversation with Jasmine Holmes about Mother to Son
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Jasmine Holmes to talk about her new book, Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope (IVP, 2020). In our conversation, we talk about race, justice, how the church can equip women, and how to talk to our children about these topics. She is a homeschool teacher, former teacher at a classical school, and author. Her writing has appeared The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Fathom Mag, Modern Reformation, and RAANetwork. She and her husband, Phillip, and her son, Walter Wynn, live in Jackson, Mississippi.  I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
A Conversation with Pastor Tim Keller about Hope in Times of Fear
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Pastor Tim Keller to talk about his new book, Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter (Viking, 2021). In our conversation, we talk about wrestling with our mortality, how to order our loves in this life, and finding hope in the midst of suffering. Pastor Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For 28 years he led a diverse congregation of young professionals that grew to a weekly attendance of over 5,000. He is also the Chairman & Co-Founder of Redeemer City to City (CTC), which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for ministry in an urban environment. Dr. Keller’s books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over 2 million copies and been translated into 25 languages. I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Esau McCaulley about Reading While Black
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Esau McCaulley to talk about his new book, Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope (IVP Academic, 2020). In our conversation we talk about biblical scholarship, the black church, and place of hope in interpreting the scriptures. The Rev. Canon Esau McCaulley is a New Testament scholar and an Anglican Priest. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews where he studied under the direction of N.T. Wright. In addition to Reading While Black, he is the author of Sharing the Son's Inheritance (T&T Clark, 2019). He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He has also appeared in outlets such as Christianity Today and the Washington Post. He is also the host of the Disrupters Podcast and functions as a Canon Theologian for his diocese. Dr. McCaulley, currently, serves as assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. He is married to Mandy, a pediatrician and a Navy reservist. Together, they have four wonderful children. I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Marilynne Robinson about Jack
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Marilynne Robinson to talk about her new novel, Jack (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2020). In our conversation we talk about the place of religion in society, sin and evil, and the transforming place of grace in each of our lives. and Robinson is an American novelist and essayist. She is the author of novels such as Gilead(Picador, 2005), Home (Picador, 2008), and Lila (Picador, 2014), as well as a collection of essays, The Death of Adam (Picador, 2005). Across her writing career, Robinson has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005, National Humanities Medal in 2012, and the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. In 2016, Robinson was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people. Robinson began teaching at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1991 and retired in the spring of 2016.  I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
A Conversation with Dane Ortlund about Gentle and Lowly
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Pastor Dane Ortlund to talk about his book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Crossway, 2020). In our conversation we talk about the comfort of Christ for the suffering, the effect of isolation on our understanding of Christ as a friend, and the role of the church in bearing burdens and offering healing for those who are struggling. Ortlund serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. Dane lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Naperville, Illinois. I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
A Conversation with John Dickerson on the Presidency
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by John Dickerson of CBS 60 Minutes to talk about his book, The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency (Random House, 2020). In our conversation, we talk about the place of politics in culture, the challenges of the modern presidency, how the position can shape and change the person, and his observations from years reporting on Capitol Hill and White House. Prior to that, he was a co-host of CBS This Morning, the anchor of Face the Nation, and CBS News's chief Washington correspondent. Dickerson is also a contributing writer to The Atlantic, co-host of Slate's Political Gabfest podcast, and host of the Whistlestop podcast. Dickerson won the Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency as Slate's chief political correspondent. Dickerson covered the White House for Time during his twelve years at the magazine.   I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Special Episode: A Conversation with David French on the future of evangelicalism
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In today’s special episode of Signposts, I wanted to let you listen to a conversation I had with David French of The Dispatch as part of their “What’s Next” event on the future of the GOP. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. In our conversation, we talked about the future of evangelicalism and what comes next.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
A Conversation with Dr. Francis Collins on Vaccine Development
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In this special episode of Signposts, we hosted a discussion about the COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health. During our event he shared insights about the development of the vaccines, misconceptions about them, and what it will take to get our church life back to "normal."  During the webinar, Dr. Collins mentioned a website where you can find more information about joining vaccine or clinical trials or donating plasma to help win the fight against COVID-19. Click here to learn more: https://combatcovid.hhs.gov/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
An Interview with Scott Sauls about A Gentle Answer
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Pastor Scott Sauls to talk about his book, A Gentle Answer (Thomas Nelson, 2020).  In our conversation, we talk about outrage culture, spiritual exhaustion, and the proper place of anger toward injustice. Scott began serving as our Senior Pastor in March of 2012. A graduate of Furman University and Covenant Seminary, Scott is married to Patti and is dad to Abby and Ellie. Scott previously served at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He was also the founding pastor of churches in Kansas City and Saint Louis. While in Saint Louis, Scott also taught homiletics (preaching) to students at Covenant Theological Seminary.  I invite you to listen in to our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
A Conversation with Justin Earley about The Common Rule
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Justin Earley to talk about his book, The Common Rule (Winner of the Christianity Today 2020 Book of the Year Award). In our conversation, we talk about calling, habits of the heart and mind, and the way Christians can build lasting routines and spiritual disciplines rooted in the truths of Scripture to cultivate the proper worldview. Justin is a business lawyer in Richmond, Virginia. He is married to Lauren and they have four sons.  I invite you to listen in to our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
A Conversation with Pastor Ray Ortlund on Leadership and Ministry
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by pastor Ray Ortlund to talk about ministry, integrity, and transition points in life. Pastor Ortlund was ordained into the Christian ministry by Lake Avenue Congregational Church, Pasadena, California, in 1975.  He taught Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, from 1989 to 1998.  His primary ministry, for 28 years, has been as a pastor in California, Oregon, Georgia and Tennessee. In addition to numerous essays and articles, Ray has published eight books.  His latest, Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel, was named “2017 Christian Book of the Year” in the category Bible Study. Ray is also the President of Renewal Ministries and serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition. Ray and his wife Jani have been married for forty-five happy years, they have four delightful children and 13 amazing grandchildren.   I invite you to listen in to our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
A Conversation with Makoto Fujimura on Art and Beauty
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by artist Makoto Fujimura to talk about his art, beauty, and faith. Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist whose process driven, refractive “slow art” has been described by David Brooks of New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time”. Fujimura’s art has been featured widely in galleries and museums around the world, and is collected by notable collections including The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Huntington Library as well as Tikotin Museum in Israel.    I invite you to listen in to our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
A Conversation with Max Lucado on Hope
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Pastor Max Lucado to talk about his latest book You Are Never Alone. Max Lucado is the Teaching Minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX and the author of over 40 books. Lucado says he “writes books for people who don’t read books.’ Every trade book Max Lucado has written during the last 30 years began as a sermon series for his home church Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. Max and Denalyn live in San Antonio, Texas, and have three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. I invite you to listen in to our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. === You can preorder Max’s new book here: http://youareneveralonebook.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
A Conversation with Dr. Yuval Levin about Rebuilding Institutions
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Yuval Levin to talk about his latest book A Time to Build. He is the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He also holds the Beth and Ravenel Curry Chair in Public Policy. The founding and current editor of National Affairs, he is also a senior editor of The New Atlantis and a contributing editor to National Review. Dr. Levin served as a member of the White House domestic policy staff under President George W. Bush. He was also executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics and a congressional staffer at the member, committee, and leadership levels. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
A Conversation with Stephen Prothero about Religious Literacy
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Stephen Prothero to talk about religious literacy. Dr. Prothero is the C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion in American at Boston University. He is the author of Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (HarperOne, 2016), God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter (HarperOne, 2010), and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—and Doesn’t (HarperOne, 2007). I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. === I reviewed Dr. Prothero's book Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars for The Gospel Coalition. You can read that here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
A Conversation with Ross Douthat about "The Decadent Society"
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In this episode I am joined by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat to discuss his latest book, The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success. Ross’s column appears weekly and he co-hosts the Times Op-Ed podcast, “The Argument.” He previously served as a senior editor at The Atlantic. His other books include Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2012) and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005). I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
Leif Enger on writing and novels
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In this episode ofSignposts, I sit down with one of my favorite novelists, Leif Enger. We talk about his writing, identity, and the what has influenced his writing. Leif Enger worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years before leaving to write fiction full-time. He is the author of Peace Like a River (Grove/Atlantic, 2001), So Brave, Young, and Handsome (Grove/Atlantic, 2008), and Virgil Wander (Grove Press, 2018). He lives in Minnesota with his wife Robin. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
A Conversation with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan on Country Music
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In this episode I am joined by award-winning director and filmmaker Ken Burns and his producer Dayton Duncan to discuss their latest project for PBS, “Country Music.” They have worked together on several documentaries, including Jazz, Civil War, Baseball. In our conversation, we talk about American culture, the influences of country music, and the artists who understood the way that country music embodies the deep questions of humanity: identity, sin and redemption, and longing.  I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
A conversation with David French on the recent Supreme Court ruling
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In this special episode of Signposts, I am joined by David French, senior editor at The Dispatch. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. In our conversation, we talk about the recent SCOTUS ruling in Bostock and what this means for religious liberty, as well as other cases we are both watching. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts The post A conversation with David French on the recent Supreme Court ruling appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
A Conversation with Dr. Mark Noll on the history of evangelicalism
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Mark Noll, research professor at Regent College, and the former Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is also the author of Evangelicals: Who they Have Been, Are Now, and Could Be (with George Marsden and David Bebbington, Eerdmans, 2019), In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life (OUP, 2015), The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Eerdmans, 1995). In our conversation we talk the how to define an evangelical, the history of evangelicalism, both in the United States and abroad, and how evangelicals are responding to the current moment. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts The post A Conversation with Dr. Mark Noll on the history of evangelicalism appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Racial Justice and the Uneasy Conscience of American Christianity
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This special episode of Signposts is taken from my keynote at the “MLK50: Reflections from the Mountaintop” conference hosted in conjunction with The Gospel Coalition on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Be sure to subscribe to receive all the latest episodes of Signposts. The post Racial Justice and the Uneasy Conscience of American Christianity appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
A Conversation with Glenn Packiam on His New Book: Blessed, Broken, Given
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Glenn Packiam, lead pastor of New Life Downtown in Colorado Springs, CO. He is also the author of Blessed, Broken, Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus. This book is especially relevant in the midst of our current pandemic as we are all thinking about bread, communion, and how Christians respond to times of crisis. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts The post A Conversation with Glenn Packiam on His New Book: Blessed, Broken, Given appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
A Conversation with Andrew Peterson
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In this episode of Signposts, recorded live at the ERLC, I am joined by author and musical artist, Andrew Peterson. Over the course of the conversation, we talk about his ministry, creative process, writing projects, and his latest book Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts The post A Conversation with Andrew Peterson appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Preview: First Word
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Thanks for listening to Signposts. I mentioned previously that I’ve launched a new project called the Russell Moore Podcast. As a bonus for Signposts listeners, I wanted to share a preview of the series in Genesis, which is the series on the new podcast. Here’s the first episode of that series, which I’m calling “First Word.” — In my new podcast, we are going to start by journeying through Genesis. I’m calling this series “First Word: The Book of Genesis and the Kingdom of Christ.” In today’s text, we cover Genesis 1:1-3. This is a short passage of Scripture, but there is so much to unpack that sets the stage for the rest of the storyline of the Bible. Join me each week as we journey through Genesis and see what this first book of Scripture reveals about the Kingdom of God.  Genesis 1:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV) 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. I hope you’ll subscribe to the new podcast and leave a review or a comment. The post Preview: First Word appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Announcing My New Podcast
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In the Russell Moore Podcast, I will be teaching through books of the Bible (the thing I miss most since entering this new role), as well as reviving some older podcast topics. One of these is “Questions and Ethics” where I answer your questions about moral decisions you or those you know might be facing. Another is “The Cross and the Jukebox” which explored religious themes and cultural currents in country music. I hope you’ll subscribe and leave a review or a comment. The post Announcing My New Podcast appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2020
A Conversation with Gov. Bill Haslam
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Governor Bill Haslam, the former governor of Tennessee. In this conversation we talk about leadership and decision-making, criminal justice reform, handling approval and disapproval, and how his faith informed his work as a governor. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts The post A Conversation with Gov. Bill Haslam appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2020
A Conversation with Phillip Bethancourt
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by my close friend and colleague, Phillip Bethancourt, the new pastor of Central Church in Bryan, Texas and former Executive Vice President of the ERLC. In this conversation we talk about college ministry, new challenges that college students face, and the opportunities that the church has to address the core Christian issues of kingdom and identity. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. The post A Conversation with Phillip Bethancourt appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
A Conversation with Gov. Jeb Bush
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Governor John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, the former governor of Florida. In this conversation we talk about leadership in moments of crisis, how he saw leadership modeled in other members of his family, and how the coronavirus is changing the ways that people practice their faith. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. The post A Conversation with Gov. Jeb Bush appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
A Conversation with David Murray
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by author and professor, David Murray. Professor of Old Testament and practical theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, David is also a counselor, and the author of Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture and Exploring the Bible. In this episode, we discuss his book, Reset, and explore the idea of applying the gospel to Christians facing burnout. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with David Murray appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
A Conversation with N.T. Wright
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by renowned author and scholar, N.T. Wright. One of the world’s leading Bible scholars, Wright is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. He is also an Anglican bishop and bestselling author. Among his many award-winning works are Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms. He is also the author of the recent translation of the New Testament, The Kingdom New Testament, and the widely acclaimed series, Christian Origins and the Question of God. In this episode, we discuss a range of topics including his new book, The New Testament in Its World, which he co-authored with Michael F. Bird. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with N.T. Wright appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
A Conversation with Former Klansman Thomas A. Tarrants
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Thomas A. Tarrants. A former klansman whose life was radically changed by the gospel, Tarrants is president emeritus of the C.S. Lewis Institute, where he served from 1998 to 2019. Prior to working at the Institute, he was co-pastor of a multi-racial church, in Washington, DC. In our conversation, we discuss his memoir, Consumed by Hate, Redeemed by Love: How a Violent Klansman Became a Champion of Racial Reconciliation. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Former Klansman Thomas A. Tarrants appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Governor Bill Lee
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Earlier this week, I had the privilege of hosting Governor Bill Lee in our ERLC offices in downtown Nashville. Governor Lee serves as the 50th and current governor of Tennessee. During our time together, we sat down for a live interview in which we talked about his faith in Christ, the role of suffering in his life, his motivations for running for office, criminal justice, and a host of other issues. It was a really meaningful conversation to me, and I wanted to share it with all of you. From my conversation with Governor Lee Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Governor Bill Lee appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
A Conversation with George F. Will
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by New York Times bestselling author and political commentator, George F. Will. A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Will writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post. In this episode, we discuss his new book, The Conservative Sensibility, as well as a number of other topics. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with George F. Will appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
A Conversation with Ben Shapiro
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by NYT best-selling author and political commentator, Ben Shapiro. One of the most well-known conservative commentators in the United States, Shapiro serves as editor in chief of dailywire.com. In this episode, we discuss his new book, “The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great” as well as a number of other topics. Signposts with Ben Shapiro Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Ben Shapiro appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
A Conversation with Michael Card
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by my good friend, Michael Card. Michael is an award-winning musician and performing artist. His many books include Scribbling in the Sand, A Fragile Stone, and the Biblical Imagination Series on the four Gospels. In this episode, we discuss his latest book, Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God’s Lovingkindness. Signposts with Michael Card Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Michael Card appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
A Conversation with Rosaria Butterfield
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Rosaria Butterfield for a conversation about the gospel and hospitality in Christian community. A former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University, Rosaria converted to Christ in 1999 in what she describes as a train wreck. In this conversation, we also discuss her memoir, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, which chronicles that difficult journey. She is married to Kent, a Reformed Presbyterian pastor in North Carolina, and is a homeschool mother, author, and speaker. You can learn more about Rosaria here. Signposts with Rosaria Butterfield Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Rosaria Butterfield appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2019
A Conversation with Thomas S. Kidd
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Thomas S. Kidd. Dr. Kidd serves as Distinguished Professor of History, James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History, and Associate Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. A prolific author, he blogs regularly on evangelical history for The Gospel Coalition in collaboration with Justin Taylor, and has written numerous biographies and works on religious history including Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father, Baptists in America: A History, and God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. I deeply enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Kidd, especially our discussion of his most recent book, Who Is an Evangelical? You can find the full list of Dr. Kidd’s books here. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Thomas S. Kidd appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 18, 2019
A Conversation with Jackie Hill Perry
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by author and poet Jackie Hill Perry for a conversation about her book: Gay Girl, Good God. We also discuss how to talk to your children about LGBTQ issues, the power of creativity and art in the life of Christians, and the requirement of Christians to pursue Christ no matter our temptations. I hope that this conversation can help you as you think through these complex issues. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Jackie Hill Perry appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
A Conversation with Ronald J. Sider
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Palmer Theological Seminary professor Ron J. Sider, Founder and President Emeritus of Evangelicals for Social Action. In this conversation we talk about the importance of integrity for starting, maintaining, and ending a ministry. We also discuss the danger in viewing people based on what they can do for us, rather than through the lens of the Gospel. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Ronald J. Sider appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2019
A Conversation with Kay Warren
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by author and advocate Kay Warren, who is the co-founder with her husband Rick of Saddleback Church in Irvine, California. She has been a tireless advocate for those living with mental illness, HIV & Aids, as well as orphans and vulnerable children. In this conversation, we talk about mental illness, loss, and the way that Kay processed the grief of losing her son, Matthew, to suicide. I hope that our conversation can be an encouragement to those in the midst of loss or those ministering to the grieving. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sites Beauty Will Rise CD by Steven Curtis Chapman Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness by Matthew Stanford Grievin g a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope by Albert Y. Hsu Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow by Nancy Guthrie Hidden in My Heart: A Lullaby Journey Through Scripture CD (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) Holding On to Hope: A pathway through suffering to the heart of God by Nancy Guthrie Hope Box How to Get Through What You’re Going Through (Sermon CD) by Pastor Rick and Kay Warren No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One by Carla Fine Psalms of Lament by Ann Weems When Your Family’s Lost a Loved One by David and Nancy Guthrie  RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR CHILDRENS & TEENS Children, Teens, and Suicide Loss by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (Free Download , Booklet, & Spanish Translation) Does My Child Have PTSD?: What to Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out by Jolene Philo Someone I Love Died by Suicide: A Story for Child Survivors and Those Who Care for Them by Doreen Cammarata  Sometimes Life is Just Not Fair: Hope for Kids Through Grief and Loss by Fr. Joe Kempf What Happens When Someone Dies?: A Child’s Guide to Death and Funderals by Michaelene Mundy When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D. When Mom or Dad Dies: A Book of Comfort for Kids by Daniel Grippo When Someone Dies: A Child-Caregiver Activity Book by National Alliance for Grieving Children FREE DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide Loss A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide Loss – Spanish Version After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department Coping with Suicidal Thoughts The Child’s Loss: Death, Grief and Mourning How to Talk to a Suicide Loss Survivor: 10 Helpful Tips by AFSP National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: After an Attempt Suicide Fact Sheet by NAMI Suicide and Social Media: A Tipsheet for Parents and Providers by American Association of Suicidology  ORGANIZATIONS Compassionate Friends Camp Erin BOOKS BY KAY Say Yes to God Choose Joy Sacred Privilege The post A Conversation with Kay Warren appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 07, 2019
A Conversation with Jonah Goldberg
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Jonah Goldberg, formerly a senior editor at National Review. Jonah is a nationally recognized author and syndicated columnist. He is also the host of The Remnant podcast. You can follow him on Twitter: @JonahNRO In this conversation we talk about Jonah’s most recent book, Suicide of the West, and also discuss socialism, capitalism, and the dangers of illiberalism. I really enjoyed this conversation and hope it’s beneficial for you. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Jonah Goldberg appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 17, 2019
A Conversation with Ligon Duncan
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In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by my long-time friend Ligon Duncan, chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. He has served the church as a pastor and theologian for over 35 years and in various ministry positions in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In this conversation we talk about denominational differences, personal evangelism, and so much more. I really enjoyed this conversation and hope beneficial for you. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Ligon Duncan appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2019
A Conversation with Jamie Ivey
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My guest on this episode of Signposts is Jamie Ivey. Jamie is an author, a sought-after speaker, and perhaps she is best known as a podcaster. Jamie is the creator and host of The Happy Hour podcast, which is a fantastic podcast for women that my wife, Maria, absolutely loves. In addition to all of this, Jamie is a wife and mom. Her husband, Aaron, is a worship leader at The Austin Stone Church, in Austin, Texas. And Jamie and Aaron are parents of four children, including three by adoption. In this episode, Jamie and I had a great conversation about adoption, life in ministry, parenting, and many other things. If you’re not familiar with Jamie, I encourage you to visit her website: jamieivey.com. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. The post A Conversation with Jamie Ivey appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 19, 2019
A Conversation with David Brooks
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In this first episode of the new season of Signposts, I am joined by David Brooks, who, among countless other things, is an Op-Ed columnist at the New York Times. An incisive thinker and cultural observer, David is someone I have respected and admired for a long time now, and I was thrilled that he could join me for this conversation. In this episode, we begin our discussion by talking about his latest book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, which I would certainly encourage you to read. (Bonus: You can check out the video version of this episode on YouTube.) I really enjoyed this conversation and hope it is both entertaining and beneficial for you. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes as they are released. I look forward to sharing the next episode with you on Wednesday, June 19. The post A Conversation with David Brooks appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 05, 2019
Signposts Update!
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I’m excited to announce that we are relaunching Signposts next week. In the new format, we’ll be releasing new episodes (at least) twice a month. These episodes will feature conversations that I’ll be hosting with leaders and thinkers from all areas of culture including politics, religion, academia, and journalism. We’ve already recorded several episodes, and we have many more to record over the next several months. You can look for the first episode of the new format next Wednesday, June 5th. I cannot wait for you to hear from my first guest. We had a really interesting and important conversation that I look forward to sharing with all of you next week. Thank you so much for listening to Signposts. Be sure to subscribe to receive these new episodes as they are released. And if you haven’t had a chance to see the new projects we’ve been posting over at YouTube, please be sure to check out my new series On the Issues & One Thing You Missed. The post Signposts Update! appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2019
Russell Moore & Tim Keller: A Conversation
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In this episode of Signposts, I sit down with Pastor Tim Keller, Chairman of Redeemer City to City and the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. We talk about his ministry, his work reaching out to an increasingly secular American culture, and spiritual formation for Christians. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Russell Moore & Tim Keller: A Conversation appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2019
How I Write Sermons
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How do you prepare a sermon? How do you preach to different groups at the same time? I am often asked how I write a sermon or prepare lessons for any number of groups. In this episode of Signposts, I take some time to talk through how I preach, write sermons, and make a lesson applicable to everyone in the audience. These are some of the practices that I have found helpful in my ministry over the years. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post How I Write Sermons appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2018
How I Read
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How do you read? What do you choose to read? I am often asked how I choose the books I read, or how I read the books I choose. In this episode of Signposts I give an answer to those questions. I also offer a few tips that I have found helpful as I engage with the books I read. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. Also, you can find a copy of my favorite books for 2018 here. The post How I Read appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2018
What should pastors do if a Christian is afraid of baptism?
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Is immersion the only form for baptism? What is signified in baptism? Because I am a Baptist, I often receive questions about the particulars of baptism and its practice. In this episode of Signposts, I offer my perspective on baptism and the significance of this sign given to the church of our union with Christ. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post What should pastors do if a Christian is afraid of baptism? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2018
On 25 Years of Albert Mohler at Southern Seminary
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This year marks the 25th anniversary of R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s service as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. For many decades, Dr. Mohler has been an influential figure in my life. Through his visionary leadership, he has shaped the course of the Southern Baptist Convention and, more broadly, evangelicalism.  I have served with Dr. Mohler as a research assistant, faculty member, Dean, and Provost. In each of these roles, I have witnessed, first-hand, his heart for the church and passion for God’s Word. In this episode of Signposts, I reflect on Dr. Mohler’s influence, life, and leadership, which the Lord has used in so many ways–not least of which is the successful equipping of generations of pastors, scholars, missionaries, and ministry leaders to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints as they confront the greatest challenges of our times. I invite you to listen, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. The post On 25 Years of Albert Mohler at Southern Seminary appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2018
What should Christians do about our differences on spiritual gifts?
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Are the gifts still active today? Can members within a local church disagree on this issue? I receive questions all the time about spiritual gifts in the church. This is an important topic because the gifts were given to edify and build up the church, but often they become a source of contention and division. In this episode of Signposts, I offer my perspective on the gifts and discuss ways that Christians might think about these issues, especially as they partner together in ministry. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post What should Christians do about our differences on spiritual gifts? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2018
Russell Moore & Jonathan Haidt: A Conversation
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In this episode of Signposts, I sit down with one of the leading social psychologists in the United States, Jonathan Haidt. Professor Haidt is an acclaimed author and thought leader. His book, The Righteous Mind, was a New York Times bestseller that explored the foundations of morality. And his recently released work, The Coddling of the American Mind, which explores concerning trends emerging on America’s college campuses, has also appeared on the bestsellers list for consecutive weeks since its release. On this episode, we enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation that I’m sure you will enjoy. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. The post Russell Moore & Jonathan Haidt: A Conversation appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2018
The Gospel and Social Injustice – Part 2
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Does the gospel have implications for social injustice? Is justice a distraction from the gospel? I have had many people ask me recently about social injustice. As Christians, we are called to live as a gospel people, and in light of recent cultural conversations on this topic some have wondered about the connection between the gospel and justice. In this episode of Signposts, I continue my discussion of this issue and consider the Bible’s instruction for Christians seeking to live faithfully in the world and in obedience to the gospel. The first part of this discussion can be found here. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post The Gospel and Social Injustice – Part 2 appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2018
The Gospel and Social Injustice – Part 1
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Does the gospel have implications for social justice? Is social justice a distraction from the gospel? I have had many people ask me recently about the issue of social justice. As Christians, we are called to live as a gospel people, and in light of recent cultural conversations on this topic some have wondered about the connection between the gospel and justice. In this episode of Signposts, I discuss this issue and consider the Bible’s instruction for Christians seeking to live faithfully in the world and in obedience to the gospel. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post The Gospel and Social Injustice – Part 1 appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2018
Signposts – Special Episode: A Q&A on The Storm-Tossed Family
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This episode of Signposts features a recent conversation I had with my colleague, Brent Leatherwood, about my new book, The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. I wanted to highlight this conversation to offer a preview of the book ahead of its release on September 15. I’m particularly excited about this project because I believe this book has something important to say to people in every stage of life. This is a book about the cross. This is a book about the family. But whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or you’re shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family is difficult because family—every family—is an echo of the gospel. The book is available for pre-order through the link above. I hope that you’ll enjoy this conversation, and for those who read The Storm-Tossed Family, it is my prayer that God will use this book to keep your focus on the cross as you weather the ups and downs of life. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post Signposts – Special Episode: A Q&A on The Storm-Tossed Family appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2018
Will Complementarianism Survive After the #MeToo Movement?
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What does the Bible say about the gifts and callings of men and women? Does complementarianism have a viable future? I have had many people ask me over the last several months about the future of complementarianism. In recent months, our society has faced a reckoning over the toxic culture of sexual assault and abuse. And as we’ve seen, the church has not been spared in this upheaval. This has left many to wonder if complementarianism itself will survive. In this episode of Signposts, I offer my answer to questions about the future of the church concerning sexuality and gender in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post Will Complementarianism Survive After the #MeToo Movement? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2018
Russell Moore & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation
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In this episode of Signposts, I sit down with one of my favorite writers, Marilynne Robinson. Professor Robinson is an accomplished novelist and essayist. She earned a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2005, and her work is celebrated both by readers and literary critics. On this episode, we enjoyed a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation that I’m sure you will enjoy. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. The post Russell Moore & Marilynne Robinson: A Conversation appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2018
My Worst Parenting Mistake
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Why is parenting so difficult? What should I do if I’ve made mistake? Every parent faces challenges. Some are common, while others are unique. But one thing is certain, you wont always succeed. In this episode of Signposts, I talk about the worst mistake I’ve made as a parent, so far. I also discuss what I’ve learned from that experience and offer some advice for current and future parents. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post My Worst Parenting Mistake appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2018
Russell Moore and Michael Card: A Conversation
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In this episode of Signposts, I sit down with my friend Michael Card for a conversation on the subject of fatherhood. Michael is an accomplished musician and songwriter, as well as a very competent theologian. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal from Michael’s life and music, especially on the subject we discuss together here. I invite you to listen in on our conversation, and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts. The post Russell Moore and Michael Card: A Conversation appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2018
Should you worry about sex robots?
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Will there really be sex robots? How will A.I. affect our understanding of human sexuality? A.I. and other emerging technologies are rapidly creating new opportunities and challenges in many areas of our lives. One of the most important questions raised by these technologies concerns their affect upon our understanding of sexuality. In this episode of Signposts, I address these questions and think about how Christians should prepare now for a future defined by such novelty and innovation. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post Should you worry about sex robots? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2018
What About The Enneagram?
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What is the Enneagram? Should Christians use or even care about it? I am asked about the Enneagram, and other types of personal assessments, all the time. I know that some of my listeners are skeptical of it, while others are real advocates. In this episode of Signposts, I offer my perspective on the Enneagram and think through its benefits and drawbacks. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. The post What About The Enneagram? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2018
How should I prepare for a midlife crisis?
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Will I face a midlife crisis? Is there any way to prepare for it? You will probably endure a midlife crisis, and it will most likely hit you harder than you expect. The good news is, there are things you can do to prepare. In this episode of Signposts, I talk about how to prepare for your midlife crisis and what you might expect when it comes. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2018
What does it mean to be “pro-life”?
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Is pro-life more than pro-birth? Why isn’t the pro-life movement committed to the whole person? These are common questions aimed at the pro-life movement. In fact, one of the most frequent criticisms of the pro-life movement is that those who hold such views only care about ending abortion. In this episode of Signposts, I address these questions and offer my perspective on the pro-life movement by thinking about what it means to fight for justice and human dignity. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2018
Should We Give Up On Evangelicalism?
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Should we stop calling ourselves “evangelicals”? Should we just give up on “evangelicalism”? I am asked these questions all the time, usually by Christians who are concerned that these labels no longer accurately define or describe who they are and what they believe. In this episode of Signposts, I talk about these questions and offer my own perspective on the status and future of evangelical Christianity in the United States. Listen above, and be sure to subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts as they are released. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2018
Introducing My Updated Podcast
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I’m excited to announce that my podcast, Signposts, will soon be returning in a fresh new format that I hope you’ll enjoy. I’ll continue to deal with questions ranging from theology to ethics to culture and much more. I’ll also be inviting guests from all corners of society to join me on the program. In conversation with these leaders, we’ll get to hear their stories and explore some of the moments and ideas that have shaped their lives. This season of Signposts will officially kick off on April 6, and we’ll be releasing two new episodes each month. I really look forward to thinking through important questions and sharing these conversations with you, and I hope you’ll join me. The post Introducing My Updated Podcast appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2018
How I Write
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In this episode of Signposts, I talk about my approach to writing. From keeping track of ideas, to writing books and articles, this podcast offers you a look at the whole process. You can find the full transcript and links to subscribe below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2017
What Should You Say at an Unbeliever’s Funeral?
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In this episode of Signposts, I talk about what to say at the funeral of an unbeliever. You can find the full transcript and links to subscribe below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2017
Signposts: Why is church attendance declining? A conversation with Skye Jethani
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In this episode of Signposts, I sat down with Skye Jethani to talk about why church attendance is declining. From a conversation that began on Twitter, we explore changes in culture, supply and demand, and the state of the local church. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: Why is church attendance declining? A conversation with Skye Jethani appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2017
Signposts: Senator Ben Sasse and Russell Moore talk about how perpetual adolescence hurts the church
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In this episode of Signposts I sit down with Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. We talk how perpetual adolescence hurts the church and about his new book, The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: Senator Ben Sasse and Russell Moore talk about how perpetual adolescence hurts the church appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2017
Signposts: Should You Make Your Children Go to Church?
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I often get asked this question from parents: Should we require our child to come to church with our family? Sometimes the child even dreads or dislikes going to church. What if we suspect that our child is going through difficult things while at church? In this episode of Signposts I talk about why requiring church from children is an issue of priority, and how to engage a situation where your child might feel unwelcome at church. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: Should You Make Your Children Go to Church? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2017
Signposts: How to Deal with a Family Member’s Racist Comments
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When someone you love or are close to vocalizes a racist sentiment, what’s the best way to respond? In this episode of Signposts I consider how we can confront racial prejudice in our families in a gospel-centered way. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: How to Deal with a Family Member’s Racist Comments appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2017
Signposts: A conversation with Andy Crouch about family and technology
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How do I navigate technology with my kids? In this episode of Signposts I talk with author and speaker Andy Crouch about families and the use of technology. We also talk about his new book, The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: A conversation with Andy Crouch about family and technology appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2017
Signposts: Why I’m Not a Pacifist (But I Don’t Hate Those Who Are)
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In this episode of Signposts I talk about why I am not a pacifist and what I have learned from that tradition. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: Why I’m Not a Pacifist (But I Don’t Hate Those Who Are) appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2017
Signposts: Why Sola Scriptura Matters
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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Central to the Reformation’s theology was the idea of sola Scriptura, meaning “The Bible alone.” What does sola Scriptura mean practically for the Christian life? Is it a workable doctrine, or does it lead to a fractured, individualistic spiritual life? In this episode of Signposts I talk about an evangelical theology of Scripture, and why saying “The Bible alone” is not a recipe for an anti-authority Christianity. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: Why Sola Scriptura Matters appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2017
Signposts: How Can You Know If You’re Under God’s Discipline?
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How can you know if you’re under the discipline of God? Recently I was asked this question by someone who was concerned that her recent struggles with sin were causing her health problems. Like many others, she worried that God was punishing her. In this episode of Signposts I consider what the Bible says about who we are as Christians, the difficulties we face in this life, and what God’s discipline means for us. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes automatically when they publish. Transcript coming soon.  The post Signposts: How Can You Know If You’re Under God’s Discipline? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2017
Signposts: “Is Penal Substitutionary Atonement Immoral?”
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For thousands of years, Christians have taught that on Good Friday, Jesus bore the wrath of God for our sins. But is this an immoral belief? Can we worship a God who would pour out wrath on His Son? In this episode of Signposts I consider the doctrine of substitutionary atonement and explain why God is good, and not evil, to lay our sins on Christ. Listen to Signposts below, and subscribe to get new episodes automatically when they publish. Transcript coming soon. The post Signposts: “Is Penal Substitutionary Atonement Immoral?” appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2017
Signposts: A Conversation with Jen Wilkin
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In this episode of Signposts I talk with author and speaker Jen Wilkin about the local church, men and women in ministry, and how to build a strong culture of teaching for women in the church. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2017
Signposts: A Conversation With Rod Dreher
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How should Christians respond to cultural transformations, many of which actively threaten the beliefs and practices of the church? Journalist Rod Dreher offers a provocative answer in his new book “The Benedict Option,” which encourages believers and churches to abandon the popular models of cultural engagement and focus instead on shoring up our own theological foundations and communities. In this episode of Signposts I talk to Rod about the Benedict Option and what he hopes Christians take away from his book. Listen below and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes automatically when they publish. Transcript coming soon The post Signposts: A Conversation With Rod Dreher appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2017
Signposts: How Should Teens and Parents Address Sexual Sin?
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How should a teenager who has sinned sexually respond in repentance? How should parents of struggling teens address sexual sin? In this episode of Signposts, I talk to both child and parents about what walking in light of the gospel means for addressing sexual failure. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes automatically. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2017
Signposts: What Human Dignity Means For the Church
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This special episode of Signposts features a portion of my sermon at our 2017 Evangelicals For Life gathering in Washington, D.C. You can listen to the full message at the Evangelicals For Life page here. Be sure to subscribe to Signposts below to receive new episodes automatically. The post Signposts: What Human Dignity Means For the Church appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2017
Signposts: Should Christians Make New Year’s Resolutions?
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What should Christians think of New Year’s resolutions? Are they a helpful way to make changes, or do they merely represent a modern from of legalism? In this episode I talk about how resolutions can help us form godly habits, and why this doesn’t need to be a slavish, performance-obsessed way of life. Use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes automatically as they are released. Below is an edited transcript of the audio. As the old Christmas song says, “Fast away the old year passes; hail the New Year, lads and lasses!” As we head into a new year, one thing that many people begin to wonder about is New Year’s resolutions. Recently I received a question from a listener, asking if Christians should have New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps the reason someone would ask this is the reality that most people don’t keep their resolutions. That’s a reason why, for example, gyms will make a lot of money in memberships around the first of the year. People tend to come in January and February and then taper off toward the end of the year. But I think New Year resolutions can be a good thing. Some Christians have said that these resolutions can feed into a performance mentality that undermines the gospel. I think they can do this, but I also think one positive element of New Year resolutions is the building of habit. That’s a good thing, because we know that habits shape us. What a New Year’s resolution is ultimately trying to get us to is the sort of habit in our life that we don’t have to map out and say, “This is what we’re going to do today.” It’s just something that we naturally do. In the same way you probably don’t make a list and include, “Brush my teeth tomorrow.” It’s just part of your routine, and a resolution is trying to imitate that. What we need to do is think through what are the resolutions we want to pursue in our life, and decide whether these are realistic. One thing many people will do is choose a big abstraction, like, “I will be a kind person.” That’s a good abstraction, but what’s better is to say, “I am going to give one word of affirmation every day to my spouse or a coworker.” Try to build into your life something specific and concrete. This is especially true in your own spiritual life. If you don’t have a consistent plan for Bible reading and prayer, for example, you may say, “I am going to self consciously set aside time for these things.” In doing this, though, make sure you have something that is doable. If you don’t have any sort of Bible reading in your life, don’t resolve to read 3 chapters a day. Resolve instead to read 1 chapter a week, and start with something manageable that you can build on as time goes on. One thing I’ve noticed in my own life is that if I look back on journals that I’ve written in from years ago—I just found a whole stack of them recently—I can look and see all the ways God was with me in the past. And I can also say, “Look at what I was so worried about then that never came to pass.” So I’ve realized that I want to get back into the practice of journaling, not because it’s something everyone needs to do but because I’ve found it’s beneficial to me. And since I’m in a very fast paced season of life with work and the ages of my children, I’ve found it helpful to use some technological ways to journal. That’s a good thing to do, to just sit down and say: What’s one thing I want to change and build into my life? And this isn’t something to be a slave to. If you have a resolution that you see as something that’s going to be a drudgery for you throughout the year, don’t do it. That’s not going to be helpful. But find a way to build these patterns into your life in a way that will benefit you in the year to come. This isn’t a legalistic “performance” mentality, as long as you keep it in perspective. The post Signposts: Should Christians Make New Year’s Resolutions? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2016
Signposts: Is There a “War” on Christmas?
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Should Christians take offense when the signs say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”? If not, how can Christians cope with a rapidly secularizing public square? In this episode of Signposts I talk about what is and what is not evidence of a transforming culture, and the right way Christians ought to respond to both. Use the links below to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes automatically when they publish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2016
Signposts: Shepherding New Believers Who Cause Controversy in the Church
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In this episode of Signposts I respond to an email from a listener, who is facing a volatile situation at her church between a new believer and an older member. How should churches gently shepherd new believers who may bring in “baggage” to the church, and how can more seasoned saints come alongside them in fellowship and support? Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: Shepherding New Believers Who Cause Controversy in the Church appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2016
Signposts: Should Your Family Play Video Games?
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In this episode of Signposts I respond to a listener’s question about video games, and what parents should remember as they make decisions about this. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: Should Your Family Play Video Games? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2016
Signposts: A Conversation With Rosaria Butterfield
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In this special episode of Signposts I sit down with professor and author Rosaria Butterfield to talk about her conversion to Christ, her previous life in the LGBT community, and what Christians need to remember when reaching out to the world around them. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: A Conversation With Rosaria Butterfield appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2016
Signposts: A Conversation With Andrew Peterson
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In this special episode of Signposts, I sit down with award winning musician and author Andrew Peterson to talk about creativity, marriage, the gospel, and more. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: A Conversation With Andrew Peterson appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2016
Signposts: How Should Christians Respond to the New President?
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In this special episode of Signposts, I discuss how Christians should respond to the election results and to President-elect Donald Trump. Listen to the episode below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes automatically when they publish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2016
Signposts: What I Learned From Congressman Gene Taylor
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On this episode of Signposts I reflect on life lessons I learned from serving Congressman Gene Taylor, and how a politician modeled integrity and conscience for me that made a lasting impact. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to receive new episodes automatically. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2016
Signposts: How Should Christians Handle Disagreement Over Halloween?
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In this episode I respond to a question about Halloween and the local church, and how Christians can handle disagreements in a way that glorifies Christ and preserves fellowship. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2016
Signposts: How to Talk to Children About Their Adoption Story
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In this episode of Signposts I reflect on how parents can talk to their adopted children about their story, and what adoption stories should teach us about our own adoption into the family of Christ. Listen below, and subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts automatically. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2016
Signposts: How Churches Can Minister to the Divorced
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In this episode of Signposts I discuss what the responsibility of the local church is toward members who have experienced divorce, and what the gospel means for how we bear each other’s burdens through this. Listen below and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes automatically when they publish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2016
Signposts: Why I’m a Baptist
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In this episode of Signposts, I reflect on what being a Baptist has meant for my Christian life, and why I am still one today. Listen using the links at the bottom of this page, read the transcript below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes automatically when they publish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2016
Signposts: How Christians Should Handle Shame
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Every Christian has had to wrestle at some point with guilt. Even for those who believe, theologically, that they are forgiven in Christ, the struggle to feel forgiven can be agonizing. How should believers in the gospel of justification handle their residing feelings of shame, guilt, and condemnation? In this episode of Signposts I reflect on what the Scriptures say about our guilt, and why Christians can–and can’t–trust their feelings. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: How Christians Should Handle Shame appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2016
Signposts: My Favorite Podcasts
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I’m often asked about which podcasts I listen to. With all the time I spend traveling, I listen to quite a few podcasts, and there are a few in particular that are especially helpful to me in keeping up with what’s being talked about in broader culture. In this episode of Signposts I talk about which podcasts I frequently return to, and what makes them specifically useful to me in my life and ministry. Listen below and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: My Favorite Podcasts appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2016
Signposts: How to Talk About Evil With Your Children
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As parents, some of the most difficult conversations we can have with children is about evil. It can often be challenging to know how to explain the reality of evil to children in a gospel-centered way. In this episode of Signposts I reflect on why it’s important to talk honestly to children about pain and death in the world, and to do this in a way that exalts Christ as the final answer to all evil in the world. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: How to Talk About Evil With Your Children appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2016
Signposts: How Should You Handle Disagreement With Church Leadership?
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The odds are that, sooner or later, you will find yourself disagreeing with the leadership of your local church. The issue may seem small or it may seem very significant; you may be a lay member, or you may be on staff. Regardless of the circumstances, what are the most important things to remember when you don’t agree with the leadership of your church? In this episode of Signposts I talk about what healthy disagreement within a church can look like, and what marks the difference between handling it well and damaging the fellowship. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and download new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: How Should You Handle Disagreement With Church Leadership? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2016
Signposts: Reflections On My Conversation With Andy Stanley
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At our recent ERLC national conference, I had the opportunity to sit down with pastor Andy Stanley. Andy and I have a lot of significant disagreements about ministry, but our conversation was fascinating and helped me and everyone at the conference think through some important issues. In this episode of Signposts I reflect on my time with Andy Stanley, and how our dialogue about ministry and theology sharpened my own thinking about Scripture and the church. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: Reflections On My Conversation With Andy Stanley appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2016
Signposts: How to Be Free From Fear
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How does the gospel address our deepest fears? How can we be confident, while facing an uncertain future? In this episode of Signposts, I offer some thoughts from Scripture on why the gospel disarms our fear, and allows us to walk confidently toward the kingdom. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: How to Be Free From Fear appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2016
Signposts: Why Christians Must Keep Christianity Strange
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Christianity isn’t normal anymore, and that’s good news. The Book of Acts, like the Gospels before it, shows us that the Christianity thrives when it is, as Kierkegaard put it, a sign of contradiction. Only a strange gospel can differentiate itself from the culture around us. But the strange, freakish, foolish old gospel is what God uses to save sinners and to build the Church. The post Signposts: Why Christians Must Keep Christianity Strange appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2016
Signposts: How to Engage the Culture as the Church
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The illusion of being a Christian majority in this country has not been good for our understanding of what it means to be the people of God. As we enter the public arena, we don’t come with a Christless form of religion that is satisfied with mere behavior modification rather than new birth. We need to remember that we are sent with consciences that are shaped and formed by the Word of God, for the purpose of reconciliation. The post Signposts: How to Engage the Culture as the Church appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2016
Signposts: How to Be Changed by the Word of God
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Each and every one of us is tempted to shelter ourselves from the prophetic edge of Scripture. We don’t want to hear that we’re wrong, and we don’t want to hear the diagnosis of our sinfulness. But we need to understand the way our own hearts often seek to evade Scripture’s call on our lives. In this episode of Signposts, I talk about the need for the Word of God to confront us and challenge us in areas that we are not choosing so that we can be equipped to engage in the warfare of the Christian life. The post Signposts: How to Be Changed by the Word of God appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2016
Signposts: Why I Prefer Books to E-Readers
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Recently I read that sales of e-readers like the Kindle had slowed, and that sales of physical books had risen. This made sense to me, since over the past couple of years I’ve realized that I almost totally prefer bound books to digital versions. In this episode of Signposts I talk about why physical books are so important to me in my life and ministry, and what e-readers, though helpful, miss about the written word. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts to automatically receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: Why I Prefer Books to E-Readers appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2016
Signposts: How to Plan Now to End Your Ministry Well
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Recently I was asked by a younger man, “How can I make sure to end my ministry well?” In my own life I’ve seen many ministers end their service poorly, not only through moral failure but also through anger, bitterness, and disillusionment. In this episode of Signposts I talk about what ministers, young and old, should remember in order to end their ministries well, and how the gospel helps us see ourselves the way God sees us. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: How to Plan Now to End Your Ministry Well appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2016
Signposts: Should Christians Boycott?
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One question I am asked frequently is, “Should Christians boycott?” Over the past few years there have been several calls within evangelical communities for boycotts of corporations like Starbucks and Target. Is this kind of activism effective and wise? In this episode of Signposts I talk about evangelical conscience and boycotts, and what the Scriptures can teach us about human nature and real change. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: Should Christians Boycott? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2016
Signposts: What Fathers Need to Tell Their Children
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One of the most important things that we as Christians can know is what fathers need to say to their children. The Scriptures give us wisdom on this, and help us to see what it is that every human yearns to hear from their earthly, and heavenly, father. In this episode of Signposts I reflect on what the Bible says about fathers and children, and how the gospel leads and forms Dads to model the fatherhood of God. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes automatically. The post Signposts: What Fathers Need to Tell Their Children appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2016
Signposts: How Can You Help a Friend Struggling With Sexual Immorality?
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Not long ago I received an email from a new Christian. This person wanted to know how she could help a friend realize that her lifestyle was sinful and destructive, without being too harsh, judgmental, or overbearing. This is a question that all Christians have to wrestle with if we seek to live faithfully as believers. In this episode of Signposts I talk about how Christians can help those close to them who are struggling in the fight for purity, and why this struggle matters for the church. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: How Can You Help a Friend Struggling With Sexual Immorality? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2016
Signposts: How Should You Talk to Your Children About Transgender Issues?
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With the Department of Education’s recent decree on transgender restrooms and public schools, many families are wondering how they are going to help their children navigate through these questions. In this episode of Signposts I discuss what Christian parents need to do when discipling their children to think about gender identity questions, and why hard conversations about controversial topics are essential. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: How Should You Talk to Your Children About Transgender Issues? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2016
Signposts: What If Your Kids’ Sports Teams Interfere With the Church Schedule?
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Summer means vacation, cook outs, and late nights. For many families, it also means an often intense schedule of summer sports leagues. These activities can be rewarding and helpful, but what about when they collide with other priorities–like church attendance? In this episode of Signposts I talk with my friend, pastor David Prince, about what Christian families can do to maintain healthy priorities when it comes to church and sports. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: What If Your Kids’ Sports Teams Interfere With the Church Schedule? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2016
Signposts: What We Miss in Our Sexual Purity Teaching
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Christians talk a lot about sexual purity. In many ways, I think the discussion amongst evangelicals is better than it has been in years past. But what are the “blind spots” of our teaching on purity, how do we bring the conversation back to the gospel? In this episode of Signposts I talk about what evangelicals should remember in discipling one another in sexual purity, and how we can correct the areas where we’ve unintentionally mimicked the culture. Listen below and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and automatically download episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: What We Miss in Our Sexual Purity Teaching appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2016
Signposts: How Can You Guard Yourself Against Moral Failure?
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In the past few years, many of us have watched as well-known, respected ministers have fallen morally. This can lead us to ask: If these men didn’t resist temptation, how can I? In this episode of Signposts I talk about why it matters to think strategically about how you will fight temptation in your life and ministry, and what practical things can help. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and download new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: How Can You Guard Yourself Against Moral Failure? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2016
Signposts: How I Do My Personal Devotions
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A daily personal devotion time is something that most Christians would say is vital to their walk with Christ. But often it’s a spiritual discipline wrapped in frustration and confusion. In this episode of Signposts I talk about my own personal methods for private devotions, and reflect on what I’ve learned about the priority of spending time in meditation and prayer. Listen below and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: How I Do My Personal Devotions appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2016
Signposts: How Should You Build an Adoption Culture In Your Church?
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One question I get asked frequently is, “How can our local church promote adoption and orphan care?” The reality is that the answer to this question will look different from congregation to congregation. But regardless, there are a handful of principles that every church can build their adoption and orphan care ministry around. In this episode of Signposts I talk about the main things that every church should keep in mind in promoting an adoption culture, and the importance of involving everyone–from 17 to 90–in the church’s ministry. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: How Should You Build an Adoption Culture In Your Church? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2016
Signposts: How to Know If You’re Called to Ministry
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One question I get frequently is, “How can I know that I’m called to ministry?” Years ago I grappled with this very question, and it’s one that’s important for the life of the church. In this episode of Signposts I reflect on the lessons I’ve learned in my own life about discerning a call to ministry, and what the biblical principles are that can help potential ministers and churches understand clearly what God is doing. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: How to Know If You’re Called to Ministry appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2016
Signposts: The Church’s Mission to Special Needs Children
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Many churches have families with special needs children. Even as these congregations want to help and bless these families, there is often confusion about the best way to do that. In this episode of Signposts I consider what the church’s attitude towards special needs children should be, and practically, how the body can best serve these families in a helpful way. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: The Church’s Mission to Special Needs Children appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2016
Signposts: What I Learned About Ministry At My Ordination
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Recently I was thinking back to my ordination for ministry. In the years since, I’ve realized that my ordination and early ministry years were formative for me in ways I couldn’t imagine at the time. In this episode of Signposts I reflect on the lessons I learned from my ordination, and how my earliest days of ministry gave me some of the most important wisdom I’ve ever gained. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes when they publish. _________ Photo credit (resized), licensed under CC 2.0. The post Signposts: What I Learned About Ministry At My Ordination appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2016
Signposts: What Can Fighting Superheroes Teach the Church?
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From the blockbuster release Batman vs Superman, to the upcoming Captain America movie, it seems that a lot of our favorite superheroes are fighting each other. This can make for an exciting film, but I actually think this motif has something profound to teach Christians about how we relate to one another. In this episode of Signposts I discuss the problem with assuming the worst motivations of those we disagree with, and how the “civil war” of superheroes can help us see our church tensions in light of the gospel. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: What Can Fighting Superheroes Teach the Church? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2016
Signposts: What “The Man In the High Castle” Can Teach Us About the Past
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The Man in the High Castle is a science fiction tale that presents us with a startling question: What would the world be like if Nazi Germany had won World War II? The story by Philip K. Dick, and its recent adaptation into a popular TV show, is an insightful look at how events of history shape not just the present, but the way we think about ourselves. In this episode of Signposts I talk about what we can learn from The Man in the High Castle, and how its lessons about past and history can help us better understand the gospel. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and automatically receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: What “The Man In the High Castle” Can Teach Us About the Past appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2016
Signposts: Why I Learned More From Sunday School Than Seminary
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I would never want to choose between the time I spent in Sunday School and my time at seminary. But if I had to choose, I know which one I’d pick. In this episode of Signposts I reflect on the lessons I’ve learned from both Sunday School and seminary, and why my years learning through the Bible inside the local church were more formative than my formal ministry education years later. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and automatically download new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: Why I Learned More From Sunday School Than Seminary appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2016
Signposts: What Christians Should Look For in a Political Candidate
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In election seasons like the one we’re in right now, many Christians wonder what exactly makes a candidate worthy–or unworthy–of their vote. When the political climate gets as crazy as it is right now, this can be an especially urgent question. In this episode of Signposts I talk about what Christians ought to look for, and look out for, in a political candidate, and how Christians can best weigh a candidate’s positions against their character. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and receive new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: What Christians Should Look For in a Political Candidate appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2016
Signposts: How Our Home Does Family Devotions
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I’ve often been asked for guidance on how families can have group devotions. This can be challenging, especially as families with children can be pulled in many directions throughout the day. In this episode of Signposts I talk about what the Moore family does for dinner time devotions, and how each family needs to look for a method that works for them, rather than an unbending principle. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and automatically download new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: How Our Home Does Family Devotions appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2016
Signposts: “Too Dumb to Fail: A Conversation with Matt K. Lewis On Election 2016”
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The 2016 presidential election cycle has been a bizarre and at times infuriating spectacle. Particularly for conservatives, it feels like this election has featured at least as much of the vulgar showmanship of reality TV as a principled conservative worldview. How did we ever get to this point? In this episode of Signposts I talk to Matt K. Lewis, author of the new book Too Dumb to Fail. Lewis discusses why conservative political discourse has sunk to the lows we see now, and what we can do about it. Use the links below to listen, and subscribe to get new episodes of Signposts automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: “Too Dumb to Fail: A Conversation with Matt K. Lewis On Election 2016” appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2016
Signposts: The Danger of Valentine’s Day
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Here in America, a lot of people think Valentine’s Day is a big deal. So it might be tempting to think that we really love love. But do we? Is there a danger to popular culture’s idea of what love should look like? In this episode of Signposts I think about how Christianity defines love, and how that might differ from the images and feelings of Valentine’s Day. Listen to the episode below, and use the links to subscribe and automatically get new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: The Danger of Valentine’s Day appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2016
Signposts: The Poverty of the Prosperity Gospel
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When TV preachers tell us that they need private jets to communicate with God, what should that tell us about their theology? In this episode of Signposts we consider what’s broken about the prosperity gospel, and why it matters. Listen to the episode below, and use the links to subscribe and automatically download the latest Signposts episode when it publishes. The post Signposts: The Poverty of the Prosperity Gospel appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2016
Signposts: “Star Wars: The Memories Awaken”
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What can the biggest movie of all time teach us about memory, the past, and the gospel? In this episode of Signposts I talk about the reasons we love Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and what that says about us and our mission as Christians. Listen here, and subscribe to the podcast using the links below to automatically receive new episodes when they publish. The post Signposts: “Star Wars: The Memories Awaken” appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2016
Introducing My New Podcast
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Today is the first episode of my new podcast, Signposts. This is a brand new, biweekly podcast that features conversation about the gospel, politics, books, and much more. In this introductory episode, I explain the name “Signposts,” and talk about why I’m doing this new podcast and what you can expect from it. I hope you’ll join me in this new opportunity to talk about where the culture points us toward the kingdom. The post Introducing My New Podcast appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2016
Questions & Ethics: Should I Get My 12 Year Old a Smartphone?
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Should parents give their preteen and teenage children electronic devices, like smartphones and tablets, that have unrestricted internet access? In this episode I think through the wisdom of not giving our children over to the cyber wilderness. The post Questions & Ethics: Should I Get My 12 Year Old a Smartphone? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2015
Questions & Ethics: Should My Church Discipline a Pro-Choice Member?
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A pastor discovers that a member of his church is vocally pro-choice when it comes to abortion. What should the church do? Is there a biblical basis for disciplining such a member? In this podcast I think through what the Bible tells us about this question. The post Questions & Ethics: Should My Church Discipline a Pro-Choice Member? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2015
Questions & Ethics: What If I Feel Called Away From My Current Ministry?
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Recently I received a letter from a young man who suspects that his ministry calling lies outside his current position as a student pastor. In this episode of “Questions & Ethics” I consider what the Scripture tells us about ministry, desire, and faithfulness. The post Questions & Ethics: What If I Feel Called Away From My Current Ministry? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2015
Questions & Ethics: Ashley Madison and the Absurdity of Sin
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Why didn’t the clients of the Ashley Madison website think they would be exposed? What is it about sin that makes us think illogically? In this episode of Questions and Ethics I explain what the Bible tells us about the power of our desires. The post Questions & Ethics: Ashley Madison and the Absurdity of Sin appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11, 2015
Questions & Ethics: My Daughter Is Having a Same-Sex Wedding–Now What?
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What should be the response of a Christian parent whose child is having a same-sex wedding? Here’s my explanation of what the Bible teaches about separating from sin and loving sinners. The post Questions & Ethics: My Daughter Is Having a Same-Sex Wedding–Now What? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2015
Questions & Ethics: How Should I Explain Suicide to a Child?
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Explaining death to a child can be an emotional conversation. Russell Moore discusses how to talk to a child about suicide. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: How Should I Explain Suicide to a Child? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 15, 2015
Questions & Ethics: How Should Christians Respond When Animals are Viewed as Children?
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The post Questions & Ethics: How Should Christians Respond When Animals are Viewed as Children? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2015
Questions & Ethics: What if my parents don’t support my interracial marriage?
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Russell Moore discusses what the Bible says about interracial marriage. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: What if my parents don’t support my interracial marriage? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 01, 2015
Questions & Ethics: How should Christians think about Bill Cosby?
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Russell Moore discusses Bill Cosby and whether we should continue watching reruns of his show. The post Questions & Ethics: How should Christians think about Bill Cosby? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2015
Questions & Ethics: How should local church leaders respond to a single woman who had a child through IVF?
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Russell Moore discusses IVF treatment and how the church should respond to women who have had this procedure. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: How should local church leaders respond to a single woman who had a child through IVF? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2015
Questions and Ethics: Discussing ‘Selma’ with Actor David Oyelowo
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Dr. Moore interviews David Oyelowo, the actor who plays Martin Luther King, Jr. in the new Oscar-nominated film, Selma. The post Questions and Ethics: Discussing ‘Selma’ with Actor David Oyelowo appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2015
Questions and Ethics: A Conversation with Erick Erickson on Religious Liberty and the Atlanta Fire Chief
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Russell Moore discusses religious liberty and the firing of the Atlanta Fire Chief with Erick Erickson. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: A Conversation with Erick Erickson on Religious Liberty and the Atlanta Fire Chief appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2015
Questions and Ethics: Christmas and the Culture
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Russell Moore discusses the phrase “Happy Holiday” and how Christians should respond. Read the full transcript here. Music is performed by Andrea Thomas. You can download her album A Christmas to Remember here. The post Questions and Ethics: Christmas and the Culture appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2014
Questions & Ethics: A follow up on the Serial Podcast series
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Russell Moore, Dan Darling, Mike Cosper, and Joe Carter discuss the finale of the Serial podcast and how the series affects our views of America’s criminal justice system. The post Questions & Ethics: A follow up on the Serial Podcast series appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2014
Should Christians listen to the Serial podcast?
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Russell Moore and Dan Darling discuss the ethics of the Serial podcast and whether Christians should listen to it or not. Read the full transcript here. The post Should Christians listen to the Serial podcast? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2014
Questions & Ethics: How should I handle family tensions during the holidays?
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Russell Moore discusses how to handle family tensions during the holidays. Read the full transcript here. Music is performed by Andrea Thomas. You can download her album A Christmas to Remember here. The post Questions & Ethics: How should I handle family tensions during the holidays? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2014
Eric Garner and the Call for Justice
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We recorded a special edition of Questions and Ethics with Dr. Moore, addressing the Eric Garner case. You can listen below or read this transcript. The post Eric Garner and the Call for Justice appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Live from National Conference 2014
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Audio from the Live Q&E Event with Russell Moore, at the ERLC 2014 National Conference. The post Questions & Ethics: Live from National Conference 2014 appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2014
Questions and Ethics: Should my son participate in a high school band raffle?
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A concerned father asks if his son should participate in his high school’s band raffle. “I don’t see,” he says, “how this is any different than gambling or a lottery, and how should I as a Christian respond to forms of gambling like this that are for a good cause?” Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: Should my son participate in a high school band raffle? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Should couples write their own wedding vows?
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Russell Moore shares his views on couples writing their own wedding vows. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: Should couples write their own wedding vows? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2014
Questions and Ethics: A response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision
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Russell Moore discusses the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The post Questions and Ethics: A response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 04, 2014
Questions & Ethics: What can churches do to increase ethnic diversity in their congregations?
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Russell Moore cautions church leaders against a “ministry to the minority” mindset when it comes to creating diversity in their churches. The post Questions & Ethics: What can churches do to increase ethnic diversity in their congregations? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Does He Need To Confess His Adultery To His Wife?
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Russell Moore answers a difficult question from a husband who writes in and asks, “I’ve confessed to God and repented of adultery in my marriage, but I’m struggling with telling my wife. Is it necessary to tell her, knowing the hurt it will cause and how should I go about doing this?” Read the full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: Does He Need To Confess His Adultery To His Wife? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Should We Teach the Story of Jesus and the Woman Caught in Adultery
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Russell Moore explains how this passage clearly lines up with Jesus’ teaching throughout the Bible and why we should in fact teach this passage. The post Questions & Ethics: Should We Teach the Story of Jesus and the Woman Caught in Adultery appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2014
Questions and Ethics: How should the church interact with legislation on the life issue?
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Russell Moore discusses how a pastor can direct his congregation in regards to interacting with legislation on the issue of life. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: How should the church interact with legislation on the life issue? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2014
Questions & Ethics: How could future technology change sexual temptation?
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Russell Moore discusses how future technology could change sexual temptations. The post Questions & Ethics: How could future technology change sexual temptation? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2014
Questions and Ethics: Which ethical issues is the church missing?
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Russell Moore discusses some of the most pressing ethical issues the church should be addressing, such as pornography, social media and the prosperity gospel. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: Which ethical issues is the church missing? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2014
Questions and Ethics: Should pastors talk politics from the pulpit?
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Russell Moore discusses pastors engaging politics from the pulpit. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: Should pastors talk politics from the pulpit? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2014
Questions & Ethics: How do you maintain a Christian viewpoint in a secular world?
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Russell Moore advises a pastor on how to help those in his church function in a secular world but still have a holistic, Christian view with everything they do. Read the full transcript here The post Questions & Ethics: How do you maintain a Christian viewpoint in a secular world? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2014
Questions and Ethics: How should pastors address divorce and remarriage?
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Russell Moore encourages pastors to address the topics of divorce and remarriage within their church. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: How should pastors address divorce and remarriage? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2014
Questions and Ethics: How do you disciple a repentant transgendered person?
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Russell Moore counsels pastors and church leaders on how to lovingly disciple transgendered persons who have come to faith in Christ. The post Questions and Ethics: How do you disciple a repentant transgendered person? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2014
Questions and Ethics: How should parents explain same-sex marriage to their kids?
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Russell Moore encourages parents to be open and honest with their children, in an age appropriate manner, at all times. Read the full transcript here. This question was answered live at the ERLC Summit. The post Questions and Ethics: How should parents explain same-sex marriage to their kids? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2014
Questions and Ethics: How should churches think about the topic of sexual abuse?
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Russell Moore addresses the issue of sexual abuse, saying immediate action is required by both civil authorities and the church. He also offers encouragement to those abused to come forward and not be ashamed that this happened to them. Read the full transcript here This question was answered live at the ERLC Summit. The post Questions and Ethics: How should churches think about the topic of sexual abuse? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2014
Questions and Ethics: How can a Christian become well-versed in ethics?
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Russell Moore explains why it’s so important for Christians to know the Scriptures and apply them to their lives. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: How can a Christian become well-versed in ethics? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2014
Questions and Ethics: What advice do you have for future Christian leaders?
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Russell Moore looks back on his own path to the ministry and relates his experiences to young people striving to be leaders today. The post Questions and Ethics: What advice do you have for future Christian leaders? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2014
Questions and Ethics: What is the biggest threat to religious liberty today?
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Cake-bakers, photographers and the HHS mandate: Russell Moore discusses these assaults on religious liberty and why faithful Christians should be engaged. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: What is the biggest threat to religious liberty today? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2014
Questions and Ethics: World Vision’s change of course
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Russell Moore addresses biblical accountability for Christian ministries in light of World Vision’s change of course. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: World Vision’s change of course appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2014
Questions and Ethics: Who were the Nephilim from the Noah movie?
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Who were the Nephilim described in Genesis 6? Were they rock monsters as portrayed in the Noah movie? Russell Moore discusses the movie and how the story of Noah can provoke important discussions about God and salvation. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: Who were the Nephilim from the Noah movie? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2014
Questions and Ethics: Addressing cultural issues from the pulpit
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Should the text drive the message? Should cultural events shape the sermon? Russell Moore talks to pastors about preaching on ethical issues from the pulpit. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions and Ethics: Addressing cultural issues from the pulpit appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2014
Questions & Ethics: We haven’t consummated our marriage.
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Russell Moore counsels a woman who has been married 8 months, but has yet to consummate their marriage. Moore shares ways a pastor should approach this, as well as the importance of sex within marriage. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: We haven’t consummated our marriage. appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2014
Questions & Ethics: How should we approach Matthew 18 discipline?
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Russell Moore advises a pastor on Matthew 18 discipline. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: How should we approach Matthew 18 discipline? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Pro-life and for Capital Punishment?
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Russell Moore shares what the Bible says about capital punishment. Read the full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: Pro-life and for Capital Punishment? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Should Singles Adopt?
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Russell Moore answers a difficult question: Is it wise for singles to adopt? Read the transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: Should Singles Adopt? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Should churches manipulate for spontaneous baptisms?
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Russell Moore answers the questions: Are spontaneous baptisms good for the Church? A church recently made the news for their guidelines for spontaneous baptisms. How should pastors and church leaders think through this issue? Read a full transcript here. photo credit: Mars Hill Church via photopin cc The post Questions & Ethics: Should churches manipulate for spontaneous baptisms? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Should Christians bake wedding cakes for weddings about which they disagree?
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Russell Moore addresses the question: Should Christians bake wedding cakes for weddings about which they disagree? When is the right time to object and when is the time to humbly serve in Christ’s name? And what should the law say about these situations of conscience? Read a full transcript here. The post Questions & Ethics: Should Christians bake wedding cakes for weddings about which they disagree? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Is Russia really a "pro-family values" nation?
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Russell Moore discusses his view of Russian government propaganda, abortions and the change in Russian adoption laws. photo credit: Ken and Nyetta via photopin cc The post Questions & Ethics: Is Russia really a "pro-family values" nation? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2014
Questions & Ethics: How do you deliver a eulogy for a non-believer?
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Russell Moore offers advice for delivering a eulogy for a non-believer. He encourages ministers to take the opportunity to deliver the message of salvation and the gospel. The post Questions & Ethics: How do you deliver a eulogy for a non-believer? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Should a Christian photographer take racy photos for married couples?
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Russell Moore counsels a pastor who found out a member of his church takes racy photographs for married couples, and talks about the danger of cultivating lust and violating the intimacy of the marital union. The post Questions & Ethics: Should a Christian photographer take racy photos for married couples? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2014
Questions & Ethics: How should a Christian counsel a friend who has unwittingly become addicted to prescription drugs?
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Legitimate pain-killing medications can often be a gateway to a lifelong addiction to narcotics. Russell Moore discusses the spiritual implications of drug addiction and what repentance looks like in this situation. The post Questions & Ethics: How should a Christian counsel a friend who has unwittingly become addicted to prescription drugs? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2014
Questions & Ethics: How can youth ministers be effective in today’s culture?
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Russell Moore shares from his own experiences in youth ministry. He urges youth pastors to trust the entire gospel and not fear irrelevancy by doing so. The post Questions & Ethics: How can youth ministers be effective in today’s culture? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2014
Questions & Ethics: How will the Supreme Court’s decision on the Hobby Lobby case affect us?
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Russell Moore discusses Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court case and how the decision could affect us. The post Questions & Ethics: How will the Supreme Court’s decision on the Hobby Lobby case affect us? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2014
Questions & Ethics: Is medical marijuana ok for Christians?
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In this episode of Questions & Ethics, Russell Moore discusses his thoughts on the legalization of marijuana. What should Christians think about the legal use of marijuana? What about medical marijuana? The post Questions & Ethics: Is medical marijuana ok for Christians? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 23, 2014
Questions & Ethics – How should your church approach Sanctity of Human Life Sunday?
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“The entire canon of Scripture throbs with God’s commitment to the fatherless and to the widows, his wrath at the shedding of innocent blood. Just as every Lord’s Day should be Easter, with the proclamation of the Resurrection of Jesus, and Christmas, with the announcement of the Incarnation, so every Lord’s Day should highlight the worth and dignity of human life. I pray that my grandchildren and great-grandchildren will grow up in an age when abortion is not just illegal but unthinkable.” As you and your church prepare for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 19, we hope that you find this podcast helpful. You can also download a free bulletin insert here. The post Questions & Ethics – How should your church approach Sanctity of Human Life Sunday? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2014
Questions & Ethics – When dating, how much should a Christian know about a future spouse’s sexual history?
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“Questions & Ethics,” a new podcast answering listener-generated questions related to culture and ethics, will launch today on erlc.com, the official website of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and here on Moore to the Point. Dr. Moore will host the podcast and answer questions on issues such as marriage, pornography, immigration and pop culture. “This program is devoted to interacting with you about questions related to ethics and what it means to follow Christ in today’s culture,” Dr. Moore said. “It will address questions such as, ‘How do we live as Christians in our workplaces, in our families, around our dinner table?’” In this episode, he discusses the importance of knowing your spouse’s sexual history and when it’s the right time to ask. The post Questions & Ethics – When dating, how much should a Christian know about a future spouse’s sexual history? appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2014
Moore to the Point Radio: A Conversation with Flame on Hip-Hop and Gospel Witness
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Hip-hop artist Flame, a Dove, Stellar, Grammy nominee, and graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s undergraduate Boyce College, recently released his seventh album, “Royal Flush.” Flame joined Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, to discuss the opportunity Christian hip-hop artists have to be salt and light in the music industry, and how hip-hop can be an avenue for gospel witness. The post Moore to the Point Radio: A Conversation with Flame on Hip-Hop and Gospel Witness appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2013
Moore to the Point Radio: A Conversation with Grover Norquist on Immigration
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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and one of the most influential voices in American conservatism, recently wrote an article in The American Spectator critiquing conservatives for having lost their perspective on the issue of immigration. Here, Norquist joins Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, for a wide-ranging discussion on immigration based on Norquist’s recent article, including the need for reform, moving beyond the political impasse, and the dignity of all persons made in the image of God. The post Moore to the Point Radio: A Conversation with Grover Norquist on Immigration appeared first on Russell Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2013