Beliefs The evolution of Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore By Bob Smietana | July 22, 2013 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently talked with Religion News Service about why adoption has become his personal cause and why more evangelicals should be joining him. RNS photo courtesy of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) Russell Moore is conservative but not angry. He's skeptical about politics, and believes that kindness is not a weakness. He's also critical of Bible Belt faith, which he says sees Christianity as a normal part of American life.