WITH LITTLE NOTICE TO MOST, AMERICAN CHRISTIAN CONVICTIONS ARE BEING ERODED FROM WITHIN. THE PUSH OF CRITICAL THEORIES AND “RACIAL DIVERSITY” HAVE MADE AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN SEMINARIES A CAULDRON OF ANTI-AMERICANISM.
Rev Thomas Littleton
No other Biblical “Conservative” seems more committed to undermining American Christian conservatives than Albert Mohler. His leadership at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) has given us contrarian former ERLC head Russell Moore, CRT practitioners Curtis Wood and Jarvis Williams, Revoice LGBTQ leader Nate Collins and now an expert in “Historian of American Christian Nationalism; Associate professor of Church History”.
Obviously the “White Christian Nationalism ” is a key ingredient of the “White Privilege/ White Supremacy ” narrative so many weary Christians are hearing railed at them from their own pulpits today. So why not educate and then hire a guy who a is top historian and author on the subject and have him talk both sides of the “problematic issue ” toward a better understanding of it for even MORE pastors who will stand in their pulpits and accuse the Church?
MEET SBTS AMERICAN CHRISTIAN WHITE NATIONALISM EXPERT HISTORIAN
John D. Wilsey
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHURCH HISTORY (2017); BOOK REVIEW EDITOR, THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY
“John Wilsey is a Georgia native whose interests lie in the history of how America has viewed itself, how it has understood its place in the world, and how theology has influenced American national identity. As a historian of ideas in church history, Wilsey is also interested in the Enlightenment, religious freedom, American church/state relations, and the contributions the Black church has made to American religious and political culture.”
More specifically in his twitter bio description Wilsey lays out his “historic focus”
John D. Wilsey@JDWilseyHistorian of American Christian Nationalism; Associate professor of Church History@SBTS
ACTON INSTITUTE IS THE SOURCE OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE /FAITH AND WORK / CRITICAL THEORIES CURRICULUM FOUND IN MOST AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE SEMINARIES.
PROFESSOR WILSEY IS AN ACTION FELLOW.
JOHN WILSEY 2015 BOOK ON “AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM”
American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea
Paperback – November 22, 2015
by John D. Wilsey (Author), John Fea (Foreword)
“Ever since John Winthrop told his fellow colonists in 1630 that they were about to establish a City upon a Hill, the idea of having a special place in history has captured the American imagination. Through centuries of crises and opportunities, many have taken up this theme to inspire the nation. But others have criticized the notion because it implies a sense of superiority which can fuel racism, warmongering and even idolatry. In this remarkable book, John Wilsey traces the historical development of exceptionalism, including its theological meaning and implications for civil religion. From seventeenth-century Puritans to twentieth-century industrialists, from politicians to educators, exceptionalism does not appear as a monolithic concept to be either totally rejected or devotedly embraced. While it can lead to abuses, it can also point to constructive civil engagement and human flourishing. This book considers historically and theologically what makes the difference. Neither the term nor the idea of American exceptionalism is going away. John Wilsey’s careful history and analysis will therefore prove an important touchstone for discussions of American identity in the decades to come.”
THE GOSPEL COALTIION IS PROMOTING HIS NEW BOOK
IF TGC IS PROMOTING YOUR BOOK IT IS A SIGN OF IT’S USEFULLNESS IN THEIR PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.
The book asserts insight into how the cold war work of John Foster Dulless influenced “Christian Nationalism Worldview” and interprets Christianity through an ethical not a theological lens.
“When John Foster Dulles died in 1959, he was given the largest American state funeral since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s in 1945. President Eisenhower called Dulles—his longtime secretary of state—“one of the truly great men of our time,” and a few years later the new commercial airport outside Washington, DC, was christened the Dulles International Airport in his honor. His star has fallen significantly since that time, but his influence remains indelible—most especially regarding his role in bringing the worldview of American exceptionalism to the forefront of US foreign policy during the Cold War era, a worldview that has long outlived him.”
“God’s Cold Warrior recounts how Dulles’s faith commitments from his Presbyterian upbringing found fertile soil in the anti-communist crusades of the mid-twentieth century. After attending the Oxford Ecumenical Church Conference in 1937, he wrote about his realization that “the spirit of Christianity, of which I learned as a boy, was really that of which the world now stood in very great need, not merely to save souls, but to solve the practical problems of international affairs.” Dulles believed that America was chosen by God to defend the freedom of all those vulnerable to the godless tyranny of communism, and he carried out this religious vision in every aspect of his diplomatic and political work. He was conspicuous among those US officials in the twentieth century that prominently combined their religious convictions and public service, making his life and faith key to understanding the interconnectedness of God and country in US foreign affairs.”
ACCORDING TO HIS BIO -WILSEY HAS BEEN AT SBTS AND AT ACTON SINCE 2017
- Associate Professor of Church History The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Aug 2017 – Present3 years 11 months Louisville, Kentucky Area
- Affliliate Scholar in History and Theology Acton Institute Jan 2017 – Present4 years 6 months
WISLEY ACTON INSTITUTE BIO
“John D. Wilsey, Ph.D. is Affiliate Scholar in Theology and History at the Acton Institute. He is Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of One Nation Under God: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America (Pickwick, 2011) and American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea (IVP Academic, 2015); he also edited Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous work, which recently appeared under the title Democracy in America: A New Abridgment for Students (Lexham, 2016). Wilsey is 2017-18 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is doing research for a new biography of John Foster Dulles, scheduled to appear in Eerdmans’ Library of Religious Biography series.”
WILSEY ALSO WORKS AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY WITH THE JAMES MADISON PROGRAM AND ROBERT GEORGE.
This is the another part of the same circles Russell Moore – the now defrocked ERLC leader /Mohler disciple – has operated as “Accuser in Chief ” among evangelical ethicist.
“THINKING IN PUBLIC” is one of Albert Mohler’s SBTS promotional programs. He recently interviewed his employee John Wilsey to discuss his book in a podcast. The irony is if we are to take this kind of programing as mere thinking out loud …in public then it might lead up to believe that no strategy exist behind it. Given SBTS ONGOING production of influences and voices counter to convictional Christians in the evangelical and Baptist churches in particular – then Wilsey is just one more newer voice of a change agent working to indoctrinate your next pastor or church staffer.
9 MARKS editor Jonathan Leeman is cut from the same cloth and another voice in the “problematic White American Christian Nationalism” finger pointing circus which has moved center ring to deceive a generation of Christians into believing their national identities have ruined their understanding and public and private practice of their faith.
ENOUGH ALREADY. STOP HIRING PEOPLE “EDUCATED” BY THESE INSTITUTIONS AND DO NOT THINK BEING AN AMERICAN HAS WARPED YOUR FAITH AND YOU ARE THE ENEMY OF CIVIL AND PLURALISTIC SOCIETY.
Christian faith is bigger than American Christianity -no doubt about it. But the Religious Freedom Gospel history in American is not the enemy of the church today .Change agents dressed as theologians ARE at least one enemy of the faith going little detected inside our seminary walls.
The Narrow Way
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 [c]Because narrow is the gate and [d]difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
I Never Knew You
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
Build on the Rock
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.