Columbus | Formerly in America, said Russell Moore, “You needed a Christian identity; you needed a church identity in order to make it as a good American, in order to be part of the culture around you.

“Those days are over,” preached the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission during the opening session of the SBC Pastors’ Conference.

The temptation is to lose confidence and to fear, Moore said. “But Jesus shows us the antidote to fear, and the antidote to fear is the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.”

Meredith Flynn


Meredith is managing editor of the Illinois Baptist newspaper.