Donald Trump’s jab spread all over Twitter the morning of May 9th, 2016. Or perhaps it wasn’t the jab, as much as the unexpected response from Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

onward coverSince I’m currently reading (and enjoying) Moore’s book, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, the coverage sparked my curiosity. Besides, Trump hurls insults all the time – what made this occasion any different?

I scrolled down to find the original verbal assault. Mr. Trump used Twitter to claim, “Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!”

I clicked over to a video interview between Dr. Moore and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. In the interview, Anderson Cooper begins by saying to Russell Moore, “I wanted to give you a chance to respond to Donald Trump’s tweet about you this morning.”

Nobody saw Moore’s response coming.

Screenshot from Anderson Cooper's Twitter account

Screenshot from Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account

To read Russell Moore’s response to Donald Trump’s jab and how it challenged me, click over to read the rest of this article at Off the Page.