The Touchstone senior editors congratulate our esteemed colleague Russell D. Moore on yesterday’s announcement that he has been appointed head of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, effective June 1. The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest non-Catholic denomination (or second largest church body!) in the U.S. with 16.2 million members in 44,000 congregations. Russell is an devout believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and a servant who has used his gifts well for the sake of the kingdom. We pray every blessing on him and his family and that the Lord would make his labors to prosper in his new position.