Russell Moore has been named editor in chief of Christianity Today, the publication announced Thursday (Aug. 4).
Moore, who has served as the director of the Public Theology Project at Christianity Today for more than a year, will step into his new role Sept. 1.
Before joining Christianity Today, Moore served for eight years as president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
“That Moore is a person in possession of extraordinary talents is incontestable,” Christianity Today announced.
“He was named dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary when he was a mere 32 years old,” the announcement noted. “Through his books, his articles and podcasts, his public speaking, and his leadership of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Moore has served as possibly the most prominent evangelical Christian public voice in the country for the past decade.
“Anyone who has read his writings or heard his oratory will attest to his prodigious natural gifts.”
Among other changes Christianity Today announced, the publication said it is bringing on Joy Allmond, who will serve as its editorial chief of staff. Allmond most recently served as executive communications manager at Lifeway Christian Resources and has served with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Decision magazine.
“One of the primary charges for Moore will be to continue advancing the Public Theology Project,” CT said. “Allmond will work alongside him to see that project flourish.”
“Allmond will bring considerable editorial, executive, and interpersonal gifts to the smooth functioning of our publishing enterprise as well as forthcoming events and programs,” CT announced.
“We were honored to bring Russell Moore onto the team a little over a year ago. Now we look forward to what he, Allmond, and our extraordinary editorial team can accomplish in the years ahead.”