Losing Our Religion: A conversation with Russell Moore

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Losing Our Religion: A conversation with Russell Moore

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As Christians, have we lost our religion?

Evangelical altar calls are urgent invitations to respond to the Holy Spirit and the truth of God with humility, repentance, trust, and renewed obedience. Why do American evangelical Christians need to hear and answer such a call? 

Have some evangelicals turned things like influence, authority, credibility, and stability into idols? How can Christians become better missionaries to our current culture rather than cultural warriors? 

Our guest Dr. Russell Moore deals with these and other questions in his newest book, Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America. Dr. Moore also briefly discusses events happening in Israel.


  • Defining evangelical and “altar call” | 02:08
  • How do altar calls frame your book? | 07:18
  • “What is not repaired is repeated” | 12:47
  • When good becomes a god | 18:36
  • Why we shouldn’t be culture warriors | 24:11
  • On disagreement and dehumanizing | 32:10
  • Are Christians moving away from seeking political power? | 37:29
  • Moving past romanticized nostalgia | 46:08
  • On the war in Israel | 48:39


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America and many other books.

About Dr. Mark Turman

Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries. Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.

About Denison Forum

Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective through The Daily Article email newsletter and podcast, The Denison Forum Podcast, as well as many books and additional resources.

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