Friday Five Interview: Russell Moore

Are conservative evangelicals rethinking their political engagement? We asked the newly elected president of the Southern Baptist's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we catch up with Russell Moore, the recently-elected president of the Southern Baptist's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, replacing the recently retired Richard Land. Prior to accepting this position, he was the Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore is a popular author and speaker. His latest book is Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ. He is a widely sought-after commentator and public speaker, frequently quoted in leading religious and secular publications.

Today we chat with Moore about the changing face of evangelical activism, his relationship with President Obama, and what he means by "convictional kindness."


You were recently elected as President of the Southern Baptists' Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. How do you feel your life experience has prepared you for this moment?

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