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Posted inReligion

Russell Moore Wants Authoritarianism, Just Without Scandals

Reading Time: 8 minutes I had not yet learned that authoritarianism itself precludes sincerity or faithfulness in Christianity. Individual Christians might cultivate these traits, but there is no way to have a whole group of them reliably doing the same thing. Sooner or later, a bad-faith actor gets into that group — and wrecks it, often before it’s even really gotten off the ground.

Posted inReligion

Don’t Ever Believe the Hype: Authoritarian Christians and Their Beautiful Lies

Reading Time: 7 minutes Back in 2013, one of their major subgroups, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), desperately needed an image makeover. They hired Russell Moore to solve their crisis, and he did indeed solve it. But then, the SBC’s top leaders found that they had created a whole new problem, one that they couldn’t easily solve: their hype had collided with their reality. Today, let me show you why you just can’t trust a broken system’s hype, ever, no matter how ethereally perfect it might sound.

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