The ERLC Represents Me

This article was written by my friend, colleague, and brother in Christ, John Blackmon. I share his sentiments and felt he captured the right tone so I am re-blogging his post on my page. I too stand with the ERLC and I am grateful to have a well spoken, gospel proclaiming, and culturally engaging man like Dr. Russell Moore at the helm of such an entity.

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erlcI was quite taken aback to see the recent opinion piece, “Does the ERLC Represent the SBC?” I was disappointed not only to find this piece published in the Louisiana Baptist Message but republished by our own Christian Index (Georgia). This type of rhetoric and opining is a continual wedge between the generations in the Southern Baptist Convention. Though the title question is couched in the language of the ERLC as a whole, it becomes evident quite quickly that the sights are set on the entity president, Dr. Russell Moore.

First, I must state my respect for former Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) head, Dr. Richard Land. Dr. Land was a formidable representative during a monumental time in our history and was a great diplomatic voice to many notable persons and heads of state for Southern Baptists. In recent years, it became evident to Southern Baptists and Dr. Land…

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