As another term of the Supreme Court comes to a close, the justice’s rulings give Christians a lot to consider as we think about our engagement in the public square. The consequential decisions came on issues ranging from religious liberty to abortion jurisprudence to civil rights law. Dr. Russell Moore and the ERLC filed amicus briefs in a number of these cases as advocates before the high court. Listen to a round up of the Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 term as Dr. Moore reflects on what the rulings mean for the future of these critical issues.
Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is the moral and public policy entity of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
The Wall Street Journal has called Moore “vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate.” He was named in 2017 to Politico Magazine’s list of top fifty influence-makers in Washington, and has been profiled by such publications as the Washington Post and the New Yorker.
His latest book, The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home, was named Christianity Today’s 2019 Book of the Year. This prestigious award was also conferred upon Moore’s previous book, Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel, by Christianity Today in 2016. In addition to these titles, he has also written Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches and Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ.
Prior to his election in 2013, Moore served as provost and dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also taught theology and ethics. He currently serves as visiting professor of ethics at Southern, Southeastern, and New Orleans Baptist seminaries.
A native Mississippian, Moore and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.
Jeff Pickering serves as Policy Communications Director in the ERLC's Washington, D.C., office. In this role, he hosts the weekly Capitol Conversations podcast, develops communications strategy, and connects journalists with the organization’s policy work. He also serves as the mentor and director of the ERLC's internship program. Jeff previously served in both local church ministry and government affairs in his home state of Texas, where he graduated from Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Chelsea, have a one year old son and enjoy living on Capitol Hill.