A Rebirth for the Reborn: American Evangelicals and American Culture at the Cross

The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life

April 17, 2018
Moore lecture poster

Russell D. Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention

Since our nation’s founding, conservative Protestantism has been a critical force shaping American culture. Today the evangelical movement is clearly ascendant even as its health and integrity are widely debated. Can the movement survive the challenges of increasing secularization, technological innovation, political tumult, and other phenomena? In the 2018 Simon Lecture, Russell Moore will examine the current state of evangelical Christianity in America and set forth a prescription for its future.

Russell D. Moore serves as the eighth president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Prior to his election to this role in 2013, Dr. Moore served as provost and dean of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also taught as professor of theology and ethics. Dr. Moore blogs frequently at his website, RussellMoore.com, and hosts the podcast Signposts. He is the author of several books, including Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the GospelTempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches and The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective. An ordained minister, he has served as a pastor for a number of Southern Baptist churches, most recently serving as preaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church from 2008-2012. He received his M. Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Location:

Bowen Hall 222

Cosponsored by:

  • The Witherspoon Institute
  • The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions