NO GREATER SACRED TRUST EXIST THAN TO BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE YOUNG HEARTS AND MINDS OF YOUTH & TOMORROWS CHRISTIAN LEADERS-YET SEMINARY HEADS AND NOW CHRISTIAN EDUCATIORS “UNITE” TO DECEIVE OUR CHILDREN WITH FALSE SOCIAL GOSPEL.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Christian education in recent years has become ground zero for the deceptive focus of social justice. Seminaries have been filled with critical theory and social change efforts over the last decade. In recent years the efforts have moved down the educational food chain to target pre K- 12 Christian education. The grand goal of this socialist dreamscape is to turn a generation of young people into “justice warriors” sent out to “change the world” for the “common good”. But the church has a far higher calling based upon much higher principles and the spiritual transformation of human hearts.
The social gospel is a deadly and empty substitute promising what it has NEVER DELIEVERD and driven by the political forces of globalism more antithetical to the Gospel pf Jesus Christ than any other anti-christ deception. “Christian ” leaders who have bought into these notions are joined to global idols and must be rebuked by faithful/ godly leaders and rejected by the Church.
This site reported on the left leaning efforts which took shape on the Ft. Worth campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Further efforts surfaced when Evangelical media types and even data mining organizations boasted their work among evangelical schools.
RECENTLY A NEW BAPTIST LED EFFORT HAS SURFACED AND BEEN GETTING A GREAT DEAL OF ATTENTION FROM CONSERVATIVE MEDIA LIKE CAPSTONE REPORT.
This effort involves long time accrediting organization ACSI .
“As our mission continues, ACSI is renewing our commitment to Christian schools and educators to help them deal with today’s challenging times—characterized by seismic cultural shifts and disruption. “
ACSI has a new “partnership with “Unified a Center for Hope and Integrity ” which is led by controversial SEBTS director of “Diversity and Inclusion” at the infamous now “Woke Forrest” Baptist seminary.
SOME DETAILS FROM THE ACSI SITE
ACSI Partners with UnifiEd to Offer Christian Schools Resources on Cultural Intelligence
“Mar 24, 2021, 07:14 AM by Caitlyn BermanColorado Springs, Colo. – The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and UnifiEd: A Center for Hope and Unity (UnifiEd) are partnering to provide Christian educators with biblically based resources on diversity, inclusion and racial reconciliation.”
“The alliance is aligned with ACSI’s Flourishing Initiative, which defines a flourishing Christian school as a community of students, educators and families that glorifies Christ and excels in knowing Him and making Him known.”
“ACSI President, Dr. Larry Taylor, believes that a truly thriving Christian community is one that intentionally fosters a culture of Christ-honoring unity.”
“As Christians, we are called to disciple all of God’s children to reflect Christ in a culturally diverse world,” he said. “The partnership with UnifiEd will equip our educators so they can do this effectively.”
“Leaders from both ministries share a passion for preparing educators to engage culture from an informed, Christ-centered perspective.”
“Dr. Walter Strickland II, UnifiEd Executive Director, defined the effective pursuit of unity as one that is theologically oriented, data-driven and aptly resourced.”
“Cultural intelligence is a prerequisite to reconciliation and a necessity for every ambassador for Christ—despite the demographics of their school,” he said. “Scripture is the source that provides the motivation and methods for our approach to pursuing unity.”
“UnifiEd offers a variety of services for Christian educators on the topics of diversity and cultural intelligence, including a professional journal, podcasts and webinars. As stated on the website, UnifiEd content is created by experts including Joel Gaines, who serves as Head of School at The City School in Philadelphia, and Tia Gaines, who serves as English Department Chair and Instructional Coach for Insight PA Cyber Charter School.”
“Lack of Data-Driven Analysis”
“The complexity of racial brokenness is deeply embedded into our personal assumptions and school programs. The task of investigating these dynamics is an ongoing challenge for Christian leaders. For decades, educators have formed well-crafted assessments to diagnose the challenges that impact schools as a whole, classroom instruction, and the student experience. However, corresponding tools to quantify areas of growth for cultural intelligence and fostering a culture of unity with precision and accuracy have not been employed on a regular basis. As a result, attempts to facilitate unity across lines of ethnic and cultural difference has too-often lacked strategic data-driven analysis to determine where a school is, and biblical solutions to determine how to reach Christ-exalting goals.”
“A data-driven approach to understanding deficiencies is important. Racial challenges require biblically grounded solutions that promote theologically driven methods equipping God’s people to pursue Christian unity. Christian schools must seek to answer the biblical call to facilitate a school environment where all of God’s children can flourish, as well as address the missional goal of creating a Kingdom community to equip God’s children to be ambassadors for Christ in a culturally diverse world. This new era in the quest for biblical unity requires a renewed approach and Christian educators, equipped with appropriate resources and bathed in prayer, will be up for the task.”
- Join Dr. Strickland at ACSI’s Flourishing Schools Institute (FSi), where he will be speaking on the topic of building a unified school culture in the area of diversity. The FSi will launch in Dallas, Texas, on June 18-28, 2021.
- Visit the new website for UnifiED: A Center for Hope and Unity, which aims to “equip Christian educators to think cross-culturally about their school’s mission” and offers journals, webinars, podcasts, and many other resources in this effort.
WALTER STRICKLAND’S CONTROERSIAL BACKGROUND IN RACIAL JUSTICE AND LIBERATION THEOLOGIES.
STRICKLAND IS HEAD OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT SEBTS
He boasted in an April 2019 interview in the NYT that he secretly often quoted radical Black Liberation Theology leader James Cone but intentionally did not name him to avoid controversy.
STRICKLANDS ACADEMIC RESUME BOAST OF HIS STUDIES AND TEACHING IN “LIBERATION THEOLOGIES”
Research Interests Courses Taught
Contextual Theology Systematic Theology
African American Theological Tradition Liberation Theologies
Education Theory Theology in Global Context
Theology of Work Doctrine of Vocation
STRICKLAND IS ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE SEBTS “INTERSECT PROJECT” FUNDED BY THE KERN FAMILY FOUNDATION AND PROMOTING THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT ON SEMINARY CAMPUSES.
The Kern Funded curriculum is provided by a long time Catholic led think tank whose radical founder boast his Marxist theological education.
“Intersect is a ministry of the Center for Faith and Culture. It exists to educate you to engage the intersection of faith, culture, work and economics so you can equip others and be empowered to glorify God in all your life.”
ACSI NEW PARTNER SPECIALIZES IN NOT ONLY “LIBERATION THEOLOGY ” BUT ALSO WAS PART OF THE SBTS/ ALBERT MOHLER LED “REMOVING THE STAIN OF RACISM FROM THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION” WHICH INCLUDED THE 2018 PROMOTION OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY AT THE SBC ANNUAL MEETING IN DALLAS.
“The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has a historical stain. The SBC once affirmed slavery and openly opposed and condemned abolitionists. Even though the convention repented of this sin publicly, a profound divide between the white majority and the black and brown minority still exists for many churches.”
“This stain is more than historical fact; it prohibits Southern Baptist churches from embracing the one new man in Christ promised in Ephesians 2:11–22 and from participating in the new song of the saints from every tongue, tribe, people, and nation in Revelation 5:9.”
“The glorious gospel of Jesus Christ commands all his followers to do our part in removing racism from our midst. Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention is a powerful and practical call to sacrifice, humility, and perseverance—along with a relentless commitment to Christian unity—for the sake of the gospel and our brothers and sisters in Christ.”
STRICKLAND WAS THEN PART OF THE 2019 SBC RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE WHICH ALTERERED A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND INTERESECTIONALITY INTO A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THEIR USE AS “ANALYTICAL TOOLS FOR THE GOSPEL”.
“Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has named members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
“These committee members hail from state conventions, national entities, seminaries, local churches and local associations,” said Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area. “Each was chosen because they demonstrate great commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention, and because they reflect both who we are and who we are becoming. They are men and women who desire to see our convention keep the Gospel above all.”
“Curtis Woods of Kentucky was named as the committee’s chairman by Greear.”
“Woods is co-interim executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and a member of Watson Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky.”
“Southern Baptists should be enthused about the brothers and sisters selected to serve as your 2019 Resolutions Committee,” Woods said, “since ‘the many faces of the SBC’ are well represented. Each person will prayerfully bring their academic expertise and experience to bare on each resolution.”
“As chair, my heart is fixed on praying for each committee member to inhale the Word of God daily so that we approach this noble task with compassion, conviction and courage,” Woods said. “We must honor each brother or sister who takes time to pen and present a resolution even if the committee rejects the content.”
Greear appointed the committee in keeping with the provision in SBC Bylaw 20 that its members be named 75 days prior to the start of the annual meeting.
“The other committee members, in alphabetical order, are:”
— Tremayne Manson, associate pastor for community development and outreach, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
— Adron Robinson, pastor, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Country Club Hills, Ill.
— Walter Strickland, associate vice president for diversity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; member of Imago Dei Church, Raleigh, N.C.”
All the Baptist seminary heads have recently denounced CRT and other Critical Theories yet they have been educating and employing people like Walter Strickland to promote these same ideologies on their campuses. The Kern Family Foundation money is not gone from any of these campuses or the departments in which it was /is embedded. Nothing has changed …. except that the well trained and well funded practice of Cultural Marxist tools of the trade has now moved down the line to target your children at every age in the never ending stream of false justice gospel indoctrination in Christian education.
Men and women who see the Gospel solely through the lens of race and racial politics have misunderstood Gospel redemption and the true unity of the Holy Spirit. The constant recounting of and marking reported past /generational sins is against the the work of the cross and the timeless healings of cultural divides during the new testament period and beyond. The Gospel is not a Black vs White vs Hispanic vs Asian movement. The tools of Cultural Marxist and political theorist or the funding of politically motivated think tanks and foundations have NO PLACE in any true Gospel movement or Christian education institution. The Cross and race baiting do not stand on the same hill but the cross stands alone on sacred ground that transcends race and cultural divisions.
Baptist and other denominational leaders have filled the House of God and now it’s educational institutions with the chaff of racial politics and trained a generation of activist to drive the divisive rhetoric in the face of pure Holy Spirit led unity. ACSI has now joined forces with some of these VERY SAME errors and those leading them.
These forces kill Christian movements. History has no success stories but Biblical history/ Jesus does have some warnings about offending Children with false gospels and it points clearly to the core reason why foolish spiritual leaders still do their foolish deeds. CLEARLY THERY HAVE LOST THE FEAR OF GOD.
36 An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked:
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes,
When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates.
3 The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
4 He devises wickedness on his bed;
He sets himself in a way that is not good;
He does not abhor evil.
A BIT MORE HISTORY ON THE SEMINARY INFLTRATION
THE MOVEMENT FUNDING WENT INTO HIDING AT STRICKLAND’S SEBTS