The Prophetic Minority
The 13th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture
President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: Gasson 100, Boston College
RSVP requested (though not required)
Visitors are welcome to park in the Beacon Street Garage.
Abstract: American evangelicals are, sometimes frantically, trying to adjust to an increasingly post-Christian America. We can no longer pretend that we are a "moral majority," sharing "values" with the American mainstream. In a quest to differentiate themselves from the failures of the old Religious Right, some younger evangelicals wish to retreat into a libertarian cultural isolationism, and some wish to adjust to ambient culture. How do we live as a prophetic minority, challenging the culture with a gospel vision rooted in the kingdom of God without abandoning our mission as those who are ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world? How do Christians live out a distinctively Christian witness in the aftermath of the culture wars?
Russell D. Moore is president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy agency of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister, and speaks frequently on issues of theology, culture, and public policy, having been quoted or published by such news outlets as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Associated Press. He blogs frequently at his "Moore to the Point" website, and is the author or editor of five books and dozens of academic articles. He also serves as senior editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity. Prior to his position as head of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, he served as pastor for a number of Southern Baptist churches, as chairman and four-time member of the SBC Resolution Committee, and as a regular columnist for Baptist Press. Dr. Moore earned a B.S. in history and political science from the University of Southern Mississippi; an M.Div. in biblical studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In The News
Russell Moore has made headlines of late for backing the Southern Baptist Convention out of the culture war. On April 2, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in Gasson 100, Dr. Moore will deliver the Boisi Center's 13th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture, and speak about the new role as "The Prophetic Minority" that he envisions for evangelicals.