Russell Moore named a Contributing Editor of Touchstone

Communications Staff — July 9, 2004

One of the leading young theologians in the Southern Baptist Convention, Russell Moore, has been named a contributing editor of the national magazine Touchstone. Moore is the dean of the school of theology and senior vice president for academic administration at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and the founding director of the seminary’s Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement.

A monthly magazine published in Chicago, Touchstone describes itself as “a journal of mere Christianity.” Albert Mohler, the president of SBTS, has called Touchstone “one of the most consistently thoughtful periodicals in the Christian world and a feast for the thinking Christian.” He has also spoken at one of the magazine’s conferences.

Moore’s first article for the magazine was a report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s relation with the World Baptist Alliance, which appeared in the June issue. His second, an article on the importance of children’s stories, appeared in the July/August issue. Contributing Editors are asked to write at least three articles a year for the magazine.

Touchstone “draws together the best soldiers from all the allied armies to engage the common challenges and face the common enemies,” says the editor of Touchstone, David Mills. “I think it is the most pro-life of the general religious magazines, for example, judging from the percentage of pages we dedicate to the subject. In essence, we try to present the riches of the Christian heritage so that readers see the good news in Christ as giving the answer to the ‘culture wars’ controversies of the day.”

Recent issues have addressed homosexuality, Islam, biotechnology, the Christian understanding of war, what it means to be male and female, evolution, the multicultural challenge to Christian missions, and the status of the Democratic Party as “the godless party.” Darwinism and the Intelligent Design movement will be the subject of a special July/August issue.

Some of Moore’s colleagues on the editorial board include Robert George, McCormack Professor at Princeton University, Gillis Harp of Grove City College, Evangelical theologians Peter Toon and Peter Leithart, and Phillip E. Johnson, author of Darwin on Trial.

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