RSS

Tag Archives: Russell Moore

Komen, Planned Parenthood, & Media Bias

If the only perspective you have heard on last week’s coverage of the Susan G. Komen Foundation-Planned Parenthood dustup was from major TV news outlets, then read some of the following articles, as well.

Planned Parenthood and Media Thank Each Other by Mollie Hemingway

The Media’s Abortion Blinders by Ross Douthat

It Isn’t Easy Being Pink by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

The Pink Ribbon and the Dollar Sign by Russell Moore

 

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

A Few Good Posts

Dr. Russell Moore lectures why he does not hold to a Pre-tribulation rapture, but why he loves those who do.

Pastor Jared Wilson blogs about having why having less “programs” in your church might be a good idea.

Dr. Albert Mohler writes about Time Magazine’s article covering the 50th Anniversary of “The Pill.”

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , ,

Around the Blogosphere

At the Together for Adoption site, they have posted summaries of the speakers who spoke this past weekend at their conference in Franklin, TN.  The audio will be up shortly. 

Beginning at 5 PM Central time, Trevin Wax will be live-blogging the Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism conference hosted at Union University in Jackson, TN.

Russell Moore explains how David Letterman can teach us about the Gospel.

William Mounce on double-tongued deacons and translation theory.

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on October 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , ,

How would you counsel John?

Russell Moore, professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has posted on his website his exam final from his Ethics class.  Here is the question:

Joan is a fifty year-old woman who has been visiting your church for a little over a year. She sits on the third row from the back, and usually exits during the closing hymn, often with tears in her eyes. Joan approaches you after the service on Sunday to tell you that she wants to follow Jesus as her Lord.

You ask Joan a series of diagnostic questions about her faith, and it is clear she understands the gospel. She still seems distressed though. When you ask if she’s repented of her sin, she starts to cry and grit her teeth.

“I don’t know,” she says. “I don’t know how…I don’t know where to start…Can I meet with you privately?”

You, Joan, and a godly Titus 2-type women’s ministry leader in your church meet in your office right away, and Joan tells you her story.

She wasn’t born Joan. She was born John. From early on in John’s life, though, he felt as though he was “a woman trapped in a man’s body.” Joan says, “I don’t mean to repeat that old shopworn cliché, but it really is what I felt like.”

Joan tells you that when she was twenty she began the process of “transitioning” from life as a man to life as a woman. She underwent extensive hormone therapy, followed by extensive plastic surgery—including so-called “gender reassignment surgery.” She has lived for the past thirty years—physically and socially—as a woman.

“I want to do whatever it takes to follow Jesus,” Joan tells you. “I want to repent…I just, I don’t know how to do it.”

“I am surgically now a woman. I’ve taken hormones that give me the appearance and physical makeup of a woman,” she says. “Even if I were to put on a suit and tie right now, I’d just look like a woman with a suit and tie. Not to mention the fact that, well, I am physically…a woman.”

“To complicate matters further,” Joan says through tears, “I adopted my daughter, Clarissa, when she was eight months old and she’s ten years old now. She doesn’t know about my past life as…as a man. She just knows me as her Mom.”

“I know the sex change surgery was wrong. I know that my life is twisted. I’m willing to do whatever Jesus would have me to do to make it right,” she says. “But what would Jesus have me to do?”

Joan asks you, “Am I too messed up to repent and be saved? If not, what does it mean for me to repent and live my life as a follower of Jesus? What is right for me to do?”

Show me, step-by-step, what you would say to Joan. Show me what you would tell her to do, short-term and long-term, and show me why in terms of a Christian ethic. Use Scripture, Christian theology, and wisdom to demonstrate not just your final decisions, but how you arrived at them.

Moore, has begun his answer.  You can find his counsel in these three posts: the question, answer 1, answer 2.

Update: Here are the links to Moore’s continued answer to this question: Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , ,