Evangelical Christians represent the largest religious group in America. Their votes and support are coveted by both political parties, and the movement’s leaders continue to impact national discourse. But as COVID-19 rages across the United States, nearly a quarter of white evangelicals are refusing to get vaccinated, fueling a pandemic of vaccine skepticism that health experts say could lead to a dangerous fourth wave. Renowned theologian Russell Moore joins Washington Post senior editor Frances Stead Sellers for a conversation focused on the future of the evangelical movement in the United States, its outsized influence on American politics, and efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy in the bible Belt.
Future of the Evangelical Movement with Russell Moore, PhD
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Russell Moore, public theologian at Christianity Today and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.
The Wall Street Journal called Moore “vigorous, cheerful and fiercely articulate”. He was named to Politico Magazine’s Top 50 Influencers in Washington list in 2017 and has been featured by publications such as The Washington Post and The New Yorker.
Russell served as chair of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission from 2013-2021. Prior to this role, Moore served as provost and dean of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also taught theology and ethics.
Dr. Moore is the author of several books, including The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, and The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. Originally from Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.