Christ and Katrina: Five Years Later
Russell Moore is President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He formerly served as Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and executive director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. Dr. Moore is the author of The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective (Crossway, 2004) and Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches (Crossway, May 2009).
- 2010 Jun 24
The July/August issue of Touchstone features my article "Christ and Katrina." You can read it here. The article, recognizing the fifth anniversary of the worst natural disaster in American history, is less about the hurricane itself than it is about a Christian view of home and homecoming.
It was a painful article to write, in many ways, especially since, after I wrote the article, my hometown was hit with now the worst man-made catastrophe in American history, a kind of slow-motion Katrina.
But thinking this through left me with a sense of hope and worship and peace. We do not yet see all things under his feet, it is true, but we see Jesus, crowned with glory and honor (Heb. 2:8-9).