Gospel Parenting Was a Prime Topic for the Southern Baptist ERLC in 2017

Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of “The Jesus Storybook Bible,” answers questions on parenting from Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, during the Southern Baptist entity’s national conference in August.
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Applying the Gospel of Jesus to parenting received significant attention from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during 2017.

The ERLC dedicated its annual national conference to Christ-centered parenting and developed curriculum on the same subject during the year. The other issues that marked the entity’s work included religious liberty, racial reconciliation and the sanctity of human life.

At the national conference in August, ERLC President Russell Moore said parenting is about cross bearing.

“A cross-shaped parenting means our children are going to understand our goal for them is not that they be successful or impressive the way the world defines it,” Moore said. “Our goal for them is that they would be like us — crucified with Christ and therefore alive with the presence of God forever.”

SOURCE: Baptist Press – Tom Strode