How Baptists became champions of religious liberty

Throughout the world, many Christians face imprisonment or even death for expressing dissenting religious beliefs. Today, such persecution often comes at the hands of other religions such as Islam and Hindu nationalism. But in early modern Europe, religious conformity was often enforced by state power and by the hands of believers in Christ. Against this […]

ERLC appoints Nathan Finn as senior fellow

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has hired Nathan A. Finn to serve as a senior fellow with an emphasis on matters related to religious liberty. Finn is a professor of faith and culture at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C., where he also serves as executive director of the Institute […]

Charleston pastor named ERLC senior fellow focusing on human dignity

RaShan Frost, lead pastor of The Bridge Church in Charleston, S.C., will be a voice for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in the area of human dignity. “Dr. Frost is one of the finest examples of a scholar-practitioner in Southern Baptist life, and I am excited for him to join our research team as […]

When Scripture Seems Silent

What is a path of wisdom for churches to follow with emotion-packed, divisive, yet meaningful topics of today that we do not think Scripture speaks to? What do we do when we don’t want to bind consciences on things that Scripture is not clear about, but we want to promote wisdom and biblical fidelity? In an […]

ERLC: Top issues for Christians to watch in 2024

As we enter 2024, the complex political landscape in the United States, marked by division and a struggling Congress, presents unique challenges and opportunities for Christian engagement in public policy. With a focus on protecting life, safeguarding religious liberty, bolstering marriage and families, and upholding human dignity, below are some of the key policy issues […]

How can Christians help with food insecurity?

Millions of people are living in households with food insecurity in the United States, including 3 million children, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). One of the factors leading to this lack of food for many families is the reality of “food deserts.” It’s important that Christians […]

Perspective: How We Answer Abortion Advocates Matters

Haunted. This is the word many women use to describe their day-to-day experience after having an abortion. Their haunting includes fear, guilt, shame, confusion — but most of all, the memory of the life that was, and could have been. Countless women bury these memories deep within. One woman, Elizabeth, recalls being young and poor, […]

4 Misperceptions About Abortion Law in the Post-Dobbs Era

The Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is only a few weeks old, and already there are misperceptions and misunderstandings about what abortion law will look like now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Here are four main misperceptions that have been expressed in light of the recent ruling and […]