Posted on : Tuesday January 14, 2014

By Baptist Press Staff

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention‘s ethics entity has inaugurated a podcast to provide practical assistance on ethical issues.


Russell Moore
Photo courtesy of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) debuted “Questions & Ethics” Monday (Jan. 13). The podcast, hosted by ERLC President Russell D. Moore, provides answers to questions from listeners regarding ethics and culture.

In introducing the podcast’s first episode, Moore said many people tend to think ethics is “about really, really complicated sorts of moral questions about human cloning and nuclear war.”

“But for most Christians, the issues that we deal with ethically have to do simply with what it means to follow Christ,” he said. “How do we live as Christians in our workplaces, in our families, around our dinner table, when it comes to choosing our entertainment options?”

In the initial episode, which is about 10 minutes long, Moore responds to the question: “What should I know about a potential spouse’s sexual past?”

The new podcast “allows us to answer the more difficult moral and ethical questions of our day in a short, accessible format,” Dan Darling, the ERLC’s vice president for communications, said in a written release. It permits Moore “to answer a variety of questions people are asking or should be asking,” Darling said.

Marriage, pornography, immigration and pop culture will be among the topics addressed by Moore on the podcast, according to the ERLC.

The podcast, which is available at the ERLC’s website (, next will address life issues in preparation for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Jan. 19.

Listeners may ask questions on Twitter using #AskRDM or by email at Episodes will be available at and on iTunes.

Tom Strode is Baptist Press’ Washington bureau chief. Get Baptist Press headlines and breaking news on Twitter (@BaptistPress), Facebook ( and in your email (