One of Russell Moore’s “most joyful weeks of the year” is an opportunity for Southern Baptists and other Christians to learn how to address ethical issues in a biblical, Gospel-focused manner.
The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will sponsor its fifth annual ERLC Academy May 20-21 in Nashville. During the event, Moore, the ERLC’s president, will teach “Introduction to Christian Ethics” in a classroom setting open to pastors, seminary and college students, Bible teachers, ministry leaders and others.
The academy provides seminary and college students the opportunity to earn course credit and exists as part of the ERLC’s goal to equip a new generation of pastors and scholars. In addition to the class, Moore will teach a Public Theology Ph.D. and D.Min. seminar. Doctoral students will take part in the May 20-21 class before participating in seminars and colloquiums May 22-24.
Moore told Baptist Press why he finds the ERLC Academy such a joyous time.
“As we welcome students from across our seminaries and around the country, I see the future of our churches and leadership,” he said in written comments.
“We discuss ethics, the paramount importance of fidelity to Scripture and how to apply the Gospel to everyday ministry,” Moore said. “As we do, I’m deeply encouraged by the deep biblical conviction of those who will shepherd our churches and carry the Gospel forward in the next generation.”
According to the ERLC, participants will be trained to address such questions as:
— How does the Gospel shape an evangelical approach to ethics?
— How can I understand the world and its approach to cultural engagement?
— How do I navigate complicated, ethical decisions that appear in daily life?
— How should I understand essential ethical issues such as bioethics, marriage, sanctity of human life, religious liberty and sexuality?
Participants will learn not only through Moore’s lectures but also by means of question-and-answer times, breakout sessions and online learning modules, according to the ERLC.
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Source: Baptist Press