Jun 11 • 1HR 6M

Russell Moore Wants Us To Be Strange (But Not Crazy)

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Joining David and Curtis this week is Russell Moore, the director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project. With the Southern Baptist Convention taking place next week in the immediate aftermath of a 3rd party report on sexual abuse and institutional coverup, Russell helps us unpack some of what went wrong in his former denomination. He also offers helpful guidance on how church leaders and all followers of Christ should be responding to such situations (hint: it’s not to ignore it or cover it up). He also discusses the issue of “crazy as a church growth strategy,” suggesting that while we are not called to crazy, we are called to the strangeness (in the world’s eyes) of biblical fidelity, mixed with a healthy dose of rational thought.

Show Notes:

-Russell Moore (Christianity Today) - This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse

-David French (The Atlantic) - The Southern Baptist Horror

-‎Curtis Chang - The Southern Baptist Convention Sacrifices Congregants on the Altar of Power

-The Russell Moore Show: David Brooks Wants to Save Evangelicalism on Apple Podcasts

-Russell Moore’s newsletter

-Sign up for David’s French Press newsletter

-Follow Curtis’ work at RedeemingBabel.org