A Joy Bigger Than the Issue of Our Day

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Public Theologian at Christianity Today

In less than two minutes, Russell Moore talks about the importance of joy for our Christian witness in America today. Moore says, “A Christian can focus so much on an issue that it becomes an idol. And that idolatry leads to despair, and despair leads to meanness, and meanness counters the mission.” What we treasure will dramatically affect how we speak — language, tone, security — when Christianity is called into question. Joy in God brings the perspective we need.

Moore: “Joy focuses us on what ultimately matters, and gives us perspective on the biggest issues of our day.”
(@drmoore) is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and minister-in-residence at Immanuel Nashville. He served as President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2013 until 2021. He and his wife, Maria, have five sons.