Dr. Russell Moore (pictured above) spent eight years as head of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), where he lobbied law makers on behalf of the Southern Baptist Church. He raised some eyebrows in 2014, when he opined that those who come out of the homosexual lifestyle to follow Christ, while celibate, do not necessarily lose the same-sex attraction. He then put himself at odds with many Southern Baptists when he took a public stand against Trump and the president's supporters. He was eventually forced to apologize to the latter for his inflammatory rhetoric.
"There's this desire to really have alliance and affinity with those that are not for Christianity or for the United States of America," observes Dr. Alex McFarland, co-host of "Exploring the Word" on AFR. "Those that have cast their lot with wokeness, they don't know it, but they have gotten into a sinking ship."
Starting September 1, Dr. Moore will take the post of Christianity Today's editor-in-chief. McFarland says Dr. Moore and the magazine -- an evangelical Christian media periodical founded in 1956 by Billy Graham -- deserve each other.
"The state and future of Christianity Today has been kind of in the balance for several years, and I really think that theologically, this will be the nail in the coffin," McFarland laments.
He says the magazine and Dr. Moore have both taken left turns, rendering them both irrelevant for "those of us that love the Word of God and care about the soul and future of America."
Christianity Today, he argues, is just not a relevant source to read anymore.