Monthly Archives: December 2021

SEMINARY REPORT ASSERTS COVID HAS HELPED TURN CHURCHES INTO SOCIAL SERVICE CENTERS.

ED STETZER’S RESEARCH PALS AT INTERFAITH HARTFORD SEMINARY ARE BOASTING OF VICTORY. AFTER YEARS OF WARNING ABOUT FAITH BASED PARTNERSHIPS, THE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CRITICAL THEORIES INVASION OF CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICALISM THE DECEPTIVE END GAME IS NOW IN VIEW ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT.

Rev Thomas Littleton

12/24/2021

Corrupt evangelical leaders like Rick, Warren, Ed Stetzer, Tim Keller and Albert Mohler have been playing a long game to warp the theology and teachings of the church. from the seminaries to the Sunday school classes of toddlers the twisted vision toward a justice and equity driven mission has been packaged and sold in place of the Gospel. No one can say they were not warned that the end game for Globalist and “Equity” planners for the church was to steal its Gospel and eternal focus and replace it with a false vision of providing social services , health care, food and disaster distribution, refugee care, and now Covid 19 “response”.

Far left , interfaith Religion News Service reported on the new study by the wacky “interreligious ” Hartford Seminary- saying :

“More than half of Christian congregations say they have started a new ministry or expanded an existing outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.”

“On average, in fact, these Christian houses of worship began or broadened more than three of their outreach activities in response to the pandemic.”

“The level of new and intensified social outreach and community ministry undertaken by the nation’s churches is monumental,” reads the report by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.”

“Overall, almost three-quarters (74%) of churches have offered social support during the pandemic and close to two-thirds of congregations say they have been involved in new ministries.

“The new findings, a November survey drawn from 820 responses from representatives of 38 Christian denominational groups, showed significant changes in congregations’ attitudes toward change, particularly increasing diversity.”

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT OMICRON VARIENT OPENS UP EVEN BROADER OPPORTUNITY

“With the emergence of the “omicron” variant and rising infection rates across the United States, the pandemic is not over. After nearly two years of navigating public health guidelines, Zoom church, and intense socio-political conflict, it is becoming increasingly clear that congregational life is not what it once was. As daunting as that statement may be for religious leaders and laity alike, it speaks to the resilience, creativity, and convictions of congregations in the United States.”

” Change is never easy. But change allows religious communities to better address the needs of their local communities in times of suffering and hardship. And congregations have done just that throughout the pandemic. The level of new and intensified social outreach and community ministry undertaken by the nation’s churches is monumental.
This report, based on data from the second key-informant survey of the Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations: Innovation Amidst and Beyond Covid-19 project, includes an over-sampling of eight denominational groups and a random sampling of congregations in other denominations for a total of 38 Christian denominational groups and 820 responses. This online survey was fielded throughout the month of November 2021 and the resulting dataset was weighted to improve its national representativeness (see methodology section below).”

THE REPORT

“CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC:
EXTRAORDINARY SOCIAL OUTREACH IN A TIME OF CRISIS”

Some would think this report is very encouraging and that ministries have taken advantage of the chance to serve during the pandemic . But one need look no further than Hartford interfaith Seminary and it’s leadership like Scott Thumma, a close research partner with long time Lifeway Research former head Ed Stetzer to know the trends they are promoting and tracking and not Gospel driven or healthy pursuits of the church.

HARTFORD SEMINARY VISION AND NEW NAME

Hartford International logo

International University for Religion and Peace.

“As a pioneering, interreligious, international theological university, Hartford International has helped thousands of people find peace within, and many thousands more find peace with each other. At Hartford International, we use interfaith dialogue and discovery to deepen our beliefs, respect our differences, and find ourselves and love for each other.”

“Hartford International University for Religion and Peace is a dynamic learning environment, a place of higher education that is second to none. At HIU we take the word “for” in our name seriously. It is an action word. We believe that religion and peace are not only intertwined but dependent upon each other.”

HARTFORD IS FULL ON INTERRELIGIOUS ,DIVERSITY ,EQUITY AND INCLUSION

“I invite you to look around our website, viewing our course offerings, degrees, and our many programs. We have a distinct focus on Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Studies and research, always with an eye toward interreligious understanding and dialogue. You’ll also notice that we are blazing new paths in Executive and Professional Education, helping our world see how religious identity is not loosely connected but fundamental to meaningful discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our consulting and professional trainings are leading the way to bridge this important gap in society.”

This project is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and conducted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford International University.

HARTFORD SEMINARY STUDY IS FUNDED BY THE LILLY ENDOWMENT WHICH HAS HELPED HARTFORD EVEN LAUNCH A COVID RELIGION RESEARCH WEBSITE

“About This Study:”
“The Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations study is generously funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and led by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly Hartford Seminary). We will continue to release targeted analyses of more specific findings from our topical surveys breaking down how Mainline/Evangelical, multiracial, Black congregations, Latinx congregations, and churches of differing sizes are navigating the pandemic. Sign up to receive our newsletter at http://www.covidreligionresearch.org and like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you receive our reports as soon as they are released.”

A centralized hub in the making.

Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations: Innovation Amidst and Beyond COVID-19 is a five-year research project funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and led by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. The focus of this expansive initiative is to research, collect, and disseminate data about the possible changes and long-term implications the pandemic might have on religious life across the United States. Through this centralized online hub, congregational and denominational leaders, religious scholars, and the general public will have free access to a growing repository of curated resources, practical tools, and guidance—drawn from our own research and from our cross-denominational partners.”

HATFORD SEMINARY RUNS “FAITH COMMUNITIES TODAY” WHICH IN 2020 PUT FOR THIS REPORT ON-“Twenty Years of Congregational Change

Twenty Years of Congregational Change

Summary

Twenty Years of Congregational Change: The 2020 Faith Communities Today Overview summarizes the findings of the largest national survey of congregations ever conducted in the U.S. It captures a pre- and early pandemic picture of America’s faith communities and affirms many of the trends evident over the past few decades, while also highlighting some distinct areas of change. This report is published by Faith Communities Today, a multireligious and collaborative research initiative that has been tracking trends in the U.S. religious landscape since 2000.”

National survey research

“This national survey component draws upon the Institute’s Faith Communities Today (FACT) collaborative initiative of over 20 different denominational research groups. It includes a number of different survey approaches spread across the five years of the grant. 

Subscribe to our newsletter (form at the bottom of this page) and follow us on social media to be alerted when new research findings are available.”

Pre-COVID Baseline Portrait of Congregations

“This pre-COVID picture is gathered from the FACT 2020 survey:”

HARTFORD SEMIANRY LEADER AND ED STETZER RESEARCH PARTNER IS BEHIND THE EFFORT TO REDIRECT CHURCHES VISION TOWARD COVID RESPONSE VIA AGENDA DRIVEN “RESEARCH”.

Project Staff”

We’re a team of congregational researchers, sociologists of religion, and collaborative project leaders at an Institute with over 40 years of experience conducting research designed to help congregations flourish by providing data to support informed decision making. Our project staff, based out of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford International University, work in tandem with a diverse group of scholars of religion who serve as advisors and consultants, leading organizations engaged in similar research, and a wide range of denominational research offices nationally. As a strategic and collaborative venture, we are committed to understanding how congregations have creatively responded to and navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how these changes may impact the religious landscape of the U.S. for years to come.”

Dr. Scott Thumma

Principal Investigator

READ BIO

“Scott Thumma serves as the Principal Investigator of this project. He is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and the Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. He is the co-chair of the Faith Communities Today project and on the steering committee of the US Religious Census, as well as research advisor for several other projects and organizations. Throughout his 30-year career he has participated in many congregational study projects and national religion research efforts. He has written widely on the subject of megachurches, gay religious life, congregational dynamics, and nondenominational churches and has published three books [Gay Religion, Beyond Megachurch Myths, and The Other Eighty PercentTurning Your Church’s Spectators into Active Disciples], many research reports, and managed over a half-dozen websites.”

Thumma has a long history promoting media driven “Church Growth” trends with Southern Baptist, Wheaton Billy Graham Center head Ed Stetzer .

Thumma was also instrumental in work promoting the “negotiation Gay Evangleical Identity since the 1980s in the book “Gay Religion which took on the same task across the board among all major faiths.

GAY RELIGION AND THUMMA/ HARTFORD SEMINARYS PAST WORK

“Conflicts over homosexuality and gay rights threaten to break apart denominations, if not North American society. These heated theological and political debates have, as well, obscured the fact that many gays and lesbians are religiously active individuals. Gay Religion is the first book to give a straightforward presentation of the spiritual lives, practices and expressions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender. Drawing from a wide range of religious traditions, new and established scholars explore the range of gay religious expression in denominations, sects, and even outside recognized religious institutions. The essays ask what these religious innovations mean to the continually evolving religious environment of North America. With its helpful section introductions and an appendix providing profiles of organizations involved, Gay Religion is a unique and compelling resource for anyone interested in homosexuality and American religion.”

THUMMAS CHAPTER IN GAY RELIGION WHICH HE EDITED

“Negotiating a Religious Identity: The Case of the Gay Evangelical”

Scott Thumma

“This article examines the process by which persons reconstruct their Evangelical religious identity to include the formerly incongruent homosexual identity. Members of one conservative gay Christian organization, called Good News, are profiled in the way they come to desire, construct, and solidify a gay Evangelical identity. Through a process of socialization, they renegotiate the boundaries and definitions of their religious identity to include a positive valuation of homosexuality. This accommodated, but still distinctively Evangelical, identity enables persons to resolve the dissonance between their Christian beliefs and their homosexual feelings. The case study explores how a religious identity is accommodated to incorporate incompatible aspects of the self. It provides an interesting glimpse at religious socialization outside of radical conversion. This somewhat unique example offers a look at how individuals and groups are involved in negotiating religious identities in a modern world.”

THUMMA AND BAPTIST / LIFEWAY/ WHEATON’S ED STETZER

Ed Stetzer, Leadership Network operative in the Christian Press steadily Scott Thumma Mega Church /Church Growth hype and his work with Leadnets Dave Travis with heavy hitters like Rick Warren .

Beyond Megachurch Myths: What We Can Learn from America’s Largest Churches Hardcover – Illustrated, August 10, 2007

by Scott Thumma (Author), Dave Travis (Author), Rick Warren (Foreword)

STETZER ON WARRENS “PASTROS.COM”

February 22, 2013

Debunking Megachurch Myths: Especially the One About Sheep-Swapping

By Ed Stetzer

“So this week inadvertently turned into Megachurch Week on the blog. In the event you missed it, everything started Tuesday with some data on the continued growth of megachurches. Then on Wednesday, I shared a new infographic from Leadership Network on the financial health of megachurches.”

REALITIES TO TO CONSIDER

A Report promoting the Churches new role in social services advanced by the Covid 19 Pandemic is not something to be taken as a trend tracking investigation when it is conducted by a leading interreligious seminary and its congregational change agents think tank arms. The efforts have massive outside funding as well as subscribe to UN /NGO Global Goals and interreligious, multi-faith interfaith universalism. NO such effort is interested in the Gospel mission and focus of the church. Instead most are determined to undermine and destroy it.

Stetzer and Leadership Network are famous for tracking their own trends as a means to promote them.

The organizations in this movement are all interconnected in the push for a new paradigm church which, now aided by the Pandemic Response and billions in grant funding is fully enveloped in working as a third leg partner with the government and big business in the Faith Based Partnerships model of the Obama and now Biden era.

The organizations:

Leadership Network

Rick Warrens Purpose Driven Brand and PEACE Plan

Wheaton’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Along with Hartford/ Thummas groups :

Hartford Institute for Religion Research: Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations

Faith Communities Today

Many many more like Covid Collaborative , the Ad Council , National Association of Evangelicals – ALL are working to USE THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE to fast forward and advance the effort to redefine the church vision and purpose toward “Equity” Inclusion, Justice, disaster response, immigration /refugee care and being THE GO To partner for the Pandemic Industrial Complex.

CONCLUSION

The VERY organizations and people responsible for the seduction of the church – even entire denominations into the Church Growth Movement, Global Goals Christianity, The Emergent Theological errors and the Faith Based Partnerships with massive outside funding flooding the Household of Faith – are now seeing the Covid 19 virus and response as the perfect means to their long game goals of a new paradigm justice driven church with an interreligious cooperation leaving it stripped of its power in the Holy Spirit, and darkened to its real vision labor like a blinded Samson on the grist mill of social services and care of society.

Even Blinded believers can have a day of redemption and arise to do God’s will.

Judges 16:

21 “Then the Philistines took him and [d]put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. They bound him with bronze fetters, and he became a grinder in the prison. 22 However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaven.”

Samson Dies with the Philistines

23 “Now the lords of the Philistines gathered together to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice. And they said:

“Our god has delivered into our hands
Samson our enemy!”

24 When the people saw him, they praised their god; for they said:

“Our god has delivered into our hands our enemy,
The destroyer of our land,
And the one who multiplied our dead.”

25 So it happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, “Call for Samson, that he may perform for us.” So they called for Samson from the prison, and he performed for them. And they stationed him between the pillars. 26 Then Samson said to the lad who held him by the hand, “Let me feel the pillars which support the temple, so that I can lean on them.” 27 Now the temple was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there—about three thousand men and women on the roof watching while Samson performed.

28 Then Samson called to the Lord, saying, “O Lord God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” 29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left. 30 Then Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.”

BAPTIST SEND RELIEF PARTNERS TO RESETTLE MUSLIM AFGHAN REFUGEES INTO YOUR COMMUNITIES.

NO SOONER HAD THE EMOTIONAL SCENES FROM THE BIDEN GENERATED “FALL OF KABUL” AND THE RESURGENCE OF THE TALIBAN REACHED THE U.S. , THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEND RELIEF HAD POSITIONED THEMSELVES WITH WORLD RELIEF, CATHOLIC AND LUTHERAN AGENCIES TO AID GOVERNMENT RESETTLEMENT OF MUSLIMS INTO AMERICA.

Rev Thomas Littleton

12/7/2021

No one in Southern Baptist churches has any idea how much money is flooding into the SBC coffers for Afghan Refugee resettlement through NAMB /IMB or it’s Clarkston Georgia -Send Relief Center and others ( there are dozens open and or planned) across the nation. No one knows because NONE OF THE SBC LEADERSHIP are talking about the funding or the government partnerships, or that most of the refugees are in fact not persecuted Christians fleeing the Taliban but Muslims being patriated as “New Americans ” and labeled as the Christians “New Neighbors”.

SEND RELIEF PRESIDENT LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG THAT MOST REFUGEES ARE MUSLIM AND THE CHURCHES ROLE “IS TO WELCOME THEM IN”.

Send Relief Center for Refugees in Clarkston Georgia was set up to help process Syrian Refugees for government agencies , match them with welfare and social services, housing, healthcare, and job training and placement in the name of Christian Mission. The only problems with this scheme is that government agency contracting and funding prohibits ministry (aka explicit religious activity ) to the recipients of the services by those missions agencies involved. Also down the road the tax funding for such “Faith Based Partnerships ” will go away and be replaced by the money and resources of the churches and Christian agencies involved.

Bryant Wright

PRESIDENT SEND RELIEF

“Bryant Wright served in Southern Baptist life as both a pastor and SBC president before joining Send Relief in 2020. He retired as the founding Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, on December 15, 2019, where he had pastored for 38 years.”

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The International Mission Board (IMB) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced Bryant Wright as the new president of Send Relief

WRIGHT LAYS A HEAVY DOSE OF VERSES ON “CARING FOR STRANGERS” AND THE GOOD SAMARITAN BUT FAILS TO GRAPS THE INTENTIONAL PROGRESSIVE POLICIES BEHIND THE ONGOING WAVES OF HUMAN MIGRATION BY U.S. DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERS

WRIGHT ALSO NEVER MENTIONS THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS WHICH THE SEND RELIEF PARTNER WORLD RELIEF RECIEVED IN THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

“Video: Care for Refugees Workshop”

“… archived video for the Care for Refugees Workshop, held September 10, 2021, at the Send Relief Ministry Center in Clarkston, Georgia.”

Care for Refugees Workshop

“This one-day training offered by Send Relief in partnership with World Relief shares practical ways for you to mobilize your family, friends, small group or church to meet the needs of refugees and internationals as they transition to a new home.”

During a September Refugee Volunteer Training Film available on the Send Relief website, Wright told trainees

“After 20 years of US rebuilding effort .. in a disastrous exit everything fell apart .. ( paraphrased from @ minute 28 )”the government has a job to do and that is to take in refugees onto military bases and vet them …and they are vetted a great deal because some people with other intentions. But they will not stay on military bases because it is not the militaries job to care for refugees. The role of the churches is to care for refugees and welcome them in to out neighborhoods, our homes and our churches.. and that makes it difficult in a lot of our churches because of fear (minute 30:23) ” because THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THESE AFGHAN REFUGEES ARE MUSLIMS”

AGAIN WRIGHT ADMITS :

THE FEAR FACTOR BECAUSE …MOST OF “THESE REFUGESS ARE MUSLIMS “

Wright goes on to say that (PARAPHRASED ) ” and here we are in the twenty year shadow of 9/ 1 when Muslims terrorist attacked our land we know the understandable and natural fear that will be there because most of these people are Muslim.”

Wright again admits ” THERE IS FEAR because MOST OF THESE AFGHAN REFUGEES ARE MUSLIM”. Earlier Wright had point out that over 70 % of those Refugees left behind are Women and children .So we can by that admission suppose that most of those being processed into America are Males.

Wright “Muslims are simply deceived by a false teaching that they need to be liberated from …”

But Wright does not explain why Muslim people are fleeing a return to Muslim rule in Afghanistan or why the Refugees are not mostly Christians fleeing persecution. The Obama administration is reported to have placed persecuted Christians last and left many in harms way during it’s “Refugee Crisis” after the poor policies of the Arab Spring. The Biden administration looks to be repeating the pattern.

MORE FROM WRIGHT’S BIO

“He is a straightforward communicator who uniquely connects God’s unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching.”

Wright seems accustomed to talking down to his ill informed listeners. This is now a common practice in todays agenda driven pulpits.

Wright does not inform the Baptist volunteers of how much money the SBC/ NAMB and Send Relief or World Relief its direct partnering agency are getting to process refugees. In FACT no one in the SBC outside these insider agency leaders is even told that tax funding is involved. BUT the Baptist are raising more money form their own for the “ministry ” to refugees which the government partnerships prohibit.

“Creative and compelling ” but so much for honesty and integrity.

THE MONEY IS NEVER MENTION BUT HOW MUCH ARE WE TALKING ABOUT FOR MINISTRY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE SEND AND WORLD RELIEF?

Don’t wait for them to bring it up because they will not but Catholic Charities received some $5.4 billion during the last “Refugee Crisis ” and World Relief – its evangelical partner and recruited received some $300 million form that .

HOW MUCH IS IN THE MIX FOR BAPTIST /SEND RELIEF AND OTHER EVANGLEICALS? IT MAYTAKE YEARS TO KNOW BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT TELLING.

Meanwhile these leaders are TRAFFICKING IN THE FAITHFUL and the selling the faith of their followers to global goals deceptions.

Read MORE here :

MUSLIM POPULATION GROWTH IN AMERICA VIA CHRISTIAN AID MISSIONARIES

The long term outcomes of this and other refugee resettlement efforts is a massive Muslim migration into the West. That is the intention of both the Obama era Syrian crisis and the present day efforts to resettle Afghan refugees. It has little to do with compassion for persecuted peoples and far more to do with the progressive open borders agendas of globalist. Americas conservative and Christian demographics are being diluted and weakened while our own people are being told they are ministering the Gospel to the refugees of the world.

THE SEND PARTNERSHIPS IN DETAIL

“Send Relief, World Relief working together to resettle Afghan refugees

“ALPHARETTA, Ga.—In the aftermath of the sudden, tragic fall of Afghanistan into the hands of the Taliban, thousands of refugees have been fleeing the landlocked nation to escape persecution and retaliation from the extremist group. Send Relief, the compassion ministry arm of Southern Baptists, has begun the process of helping Afghan refugees as they resettle around the world by working with World Relief and other ministry partners.”

“The Taliban recently seized power of Afghanistan, storming the nation and capturing most major cities within a matter of days.”

“In the aftermath of the political coup, a mass exodus is taking place as Afghans try to flee the country by the thousands. Religious and ethnic minorities, along with women and girls, are the groups most in danger of Taliban violence as they try to escape.”

“As Afghan refugees are resettled, this crisis will impact communities all around the world, including yours. Through Send Relief and the combined resources of the IMB and NAMB, Southern Baptists are able to serve Afghan refugees wherever they are resettled.”

“Send Relief is strategically working with our trusted ministry partners to minister to Afghan refugee families. We can connect you and your church with opportunities to pray, serve and give to support this response!”

“Your gifts to the Afghanistan Refugee Crisis Fund will support churches and refugee ministries in the United States and around the world as they care for resettled Afghan refugees. Give today to bring help and healing to the hurting!”

“Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest updates on our response.”

“How You and Your Church Can Serve”

Partner with World Relief

“The most immediate way your church can serve resettled refugees is by volunteering as a host home through your local World Relief office. If your church is interested in ministering to refugees by becoming a host home, fill out the World Relief interest form.”

Afghan Refugee Ministry Coaching

“Your church can request personalized coaching from a Send Relief Afghan refugee expert as you minister to Afghan refugees in your community. Our team will coach you in evangelism, discipleship and cross-cultural awareness.”

Care for Refugees Workshop

“Did you miss our Care for Refugees Workshop on September 10? Don’t worry! You can still watch a video of the entire event. Watch now by clicking here.”

THE GRAND DECEPTION GOES MUCH DEEPER

MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS CANNOT FAITHFULLY COEXIST NOR CAN THE US CONSTITUTION MERGE WIHT SHARIA

Religious Liberty in America is born out of its Judeo Christian influence on the Constitution. Sharia is not compatible with the US Constitution and its understanding of Religious Liberty. Americans have been a very tolerant people but the suppression of Christianity in the US has reached an all time high while the posture toward Islam is shifting in it’s favor. The progressive political movements in both Faiths and in fact among ALL FAITHS is a deception of globalist toward a “Global Spirituality ” where faiths and people are allowed some distinctions and doctrines but are all hard pressed into the common ground for the common good and for a toxic new age mixture of comingled nothingness.

NO TRUE ADHERENTS TO ANY FAITH WILL BUY THIS LIE.

No True Christians can allow it to prosper among our churches.

Christian faith cannot successfully be merged into Interfaith and Multi-faith alliances such as those promoted by Baptist leaders like Rick Warren, Ed Stetzer,or Bob Roberts via Neighborly Faith or Multi Faith Neighbors Network.

REFUGEES ARE ON THIER WAY TO CITIZENSHIPFASTRACK

“OFFICE OF NEW AMERICANS”

“The Office of New Americans (ONA) was established in 2020 to promote the economic and civic success of Virginia’s diverse immigrant communities. The Office is comprised of an Immigrant Services unit and Refugee Services unit (formerly known as the Office of Newcomer Services).”

The Office is responsible for the implementation of a statewide strategy to provide immigrants with comprehensive assistance related to employment, housing, healthcare, education, citizenship and other services for which they may be eligible.

A LOOK AT VIRGINIA FOR HOW IT IS WORKING IN THE BROADER EFFORT WITH CATHOLIC AND LUTHERAN AGENCIES

US News in August

More Virginia Sites Set to Welcome Afghan Immigrant Influx

“Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration has received notification that the Department of Defense has authorized the use of Marine Corps Base Quantico to house Afghan refugees, as well as a national guard installation in central Virginia.”

“Fort Lee, an Army training site in Virginia, was already housing immigrants who recently fled Afghanistan. Over the coming weeks, capacity at Quantico and Fort Pickett in Nottoway County “will build” to support about 5,000 and 10,000 people, respectively, according to an email a senior Northam administration official received and shared with The Associated Press.”

“We welcome these refugees, no matter how long or short they are here,” said Billy Coleburn, the mayor of Blackstone, which neighbors Fort Pickett.”

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

“Virginia’s Refugee Resettlement Program supports refugees with social integration and economic empowerment. Support services available to refugee-eligible clients include employment, health, education, youth mentoring, services for older refugees and foster care for unaccompanied refugee minors through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Foster Care (URM) program .

VDSS works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and federally-contracted agencies to administer the URM program.

Refugee services are currently provided by six resettlement agencies across the state: Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington- Migration and Refugee Services, Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Church World Service, Ethiopian Community Development Council, International Rescue Committee and Lutheran Social Services. Click here for Resettlement Contracts

Reports & Information

Virginia’s Resettlement Agencies

Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Foster Care Programs

DETAILS OF SCOPE OF SERVICES AND POLICY

Highlights of Resources, Services, News and Upcoming Events

  • Arlington Community Outreach Program Citizenship Classes are open for enrollment. The free, virtual classes are open to both Arlington and non-Arlington residents.  Contact Susan at sstolpe@arlingtonva.us or 703.228.1198 with any questions or to register
  • Afghan Women’s Group is offered through ECDC on Zoom. This group provides an opportunity to make friends and gain support during the resettlement process and learn tips on living in the United States as an Afghan woman. Register online
  • The Career Pathways Program is actively enrolling new participants in their employment services program for refugees, SIVs, and approved asylees. Enrollees receive employment assistance with resume development, interviewing practice, case management. For more information check the website or email savannah.hill@alexandriava.gov.
  • The City of Alexandria, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) and local preschool providers are working together to connect qualifying families to a free or low-cost educational program. Alexandria residents with a child turning four by September 30 can learn more information by visiting the ACPS website.
  • Lutheran Social Services is looking for more mentors for refugee youth and families. Now that mentoring is fully remote, you can do so from wherever you live! See the website for details or contact Debi Kant at kantd@lssnca.org.
  • Adult Dental Service. Dental Services for Adults covered under Medicaid will now be offered through DentaQuest starting July 1. For more information visit vahealthcatalyst.org/AdultDentalBenefit.
  • Asylee Assistance for Mandarin Speakers. Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington now has a Mandarin-speaker on staff that can assist Uyghur asylees in need of services. Ms. Lee can be reached at chia.lee@ccda.net or 571.469.2728.
  • Good Neighbor Partner Program. LSSNCA’s Good Neighbor Partner is now recruiting organizational and congregational partners to help welcome refugees to the DMV. To ease this transition and provide an extra layer of care and support, LSSNCA matches families with local congregations and groups as Good Neighbor Partners. For more information contact Shelby Kruczek kruczeks@lssnca.org. 
  • USCIS is no longer applying the Trump administration’s Public Charge Final Rule: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is no longer applying the has returned to applying the public charge inadmissibility statute consistent with the 1999 Interim Field Guidance. In other words, an applicant’s receipt of Medicaid (except for long-term institutionalization at the government’s expense), public housing, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are no longer considered as part of the public charge inadmissibility determination. Learn more and access a set of FAQs at alexandriava.gov/DCHS.
  • Updated student financial aid eligibility coming August 2022: House Bill 2123, sponsored by Delegate Alfonso Lopez, and Senate Bill 1387, sponsored by Senator Jennifer Boysko, make any student eligible for state financial aid if they are eligible for in-state tuition, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. This law will take effect August 1, 2022.
  • Medicaid has expanded coverage eligibility for certain Lawful Permanent Residents: Effective April 1, 2021, a qualified Lawful Permanent Resident who entered the U.S. on or after August 22, 1996, and who has resided in the U.S. for at least five years is no longer required to have any qualifying quarters of work to receive full Medicaid benefits. Lawful Permanent Residents who previously were ineligible due to not having required working quarters are encouraged to reapply online or call CoverVA at 855.242.8282.

CONCLUSION

Progressive policy and Democratic Party/ Saul Alinsky inspired politics say “NEVER WASTE A GOOD CRISIS”. Alinsky , who realized the Catholic Charities were a great target for his efforts to radicalize and rally professing Catholics and “Christians” for the left – would be proud of current efforts to distort and deceive “do good” Christians into thinking that furthering open borders and globalist agendas and undermining the influence of Christian faith and religious liberty in America is “The ministry of the Gospel”.

Alinsky Rule number 6- “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

Baptist and Christians love to SERVE. Tell them they are serving the Refugees and God while you harness them for Global Goals and the spread of a false one world spirituality where all faiths join forces for eh kingdom of anti Christ. Brilliant deception.

Deuteronomy 28

“Curses on Disobedience”

43 “The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

47 “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you.”

SALVATON ARMY WOKENESS LEADS ALL THE WAY TO “U N GLOBAL GOALS”, FEMINIST AGENDA AND TEACHING KIDS ABOUT”SOCIAL JUSTICE”

THE SLAVATION ARMY CAN NO LONGER HIDE THE TROUBLING FUTURE IT HAS CAST FOR ITSELF. THE WOKE JUSTICE MOVEMENT WHICH LED THEM TO DEMAND DONORS REPENT OF RACISM DID GAINED ATTENTION. YET THE APOSTATE COMPROMISE RUNS MUCH DEEPER.

Rev Thomas Littleton

12/3/2021

Another historic Christian Institution is gone down the worm hole of the United Nations Global Justice Sustainability Goals. There is NO coming back.

By 2014 it was obvious that the Salvation army was veering sharply to the left and appeasing activist culture like the Human Rights Campaign .

By the time you heard the Christmas donor bells ringing during shopping season the situation had obviously gotten much worse as the Salvation Army released a GUIDE asking white donors to repent of racism. YET a deeper look at the Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission and its work with the United Nations proves just how far the once Gospel centered ministry has fallen.

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WHY WE SEEK JUSTICE

  • To promote a vision of justice based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.
  • To advocate and advise on social, economic, political issues and events which lead to the perpetuation of injustice in the world.
  • To amplify the voices of poor, marginalized and oppressed people and translate their real life insights into policies, practices and life-giving opportunities.

‘”God is still leading and blessing the Army. With that comes a clear call … to link who we are with the very essence of what we do, the mission that is ours. […] It is a call to be a justice-focused Army.’- The Officer – July-September 2018

THE FULL GLOBAL GOALS BUY IN OF SALVATION ARMY

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the globalist dream list of redistribution and global governance attainments and how to nuance compliance of them by faith based organizations to serve in the grand scheme called Agenda 2030 . Other “Christian” organizations have already sold out to the Globalist like the Lausanne Movement , Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven and PEACE Plan and the Catholics current Pope Francis who in Sept 2015 fully embraced the scheme at the UN itself. At that time the shortened timeline for attaining the Global Goals controls had been by 2050 but the progress under the Obama administration had enabled 20 years to be shaven off the timeline and the movement renamed Agenda 2030.

HERE IS SALVATION ARMY IN ITS OWN GLOBAL GOALS ALIGNMENT WORDS

Why should we get involved with the SDGs?

“The fact that world leaders agreed on a set of goals reflecting values which The Salvation Army has promoted for 125 years is something to be welcomed – especially as it can result in positive change for the poorest and most vulnerable people. The goals identify issues and promote values very familiar to Salvationists: equality of all people with no discrimination; the well‐being of all people with all people able to flourish; being good stewards of the earth and its resources; seeking peace and security for all people. These are values that shine through the Bible and have inspired Christians for more than 2000 years. All people, without exception, are made in the image of God and are equally precious to him (Genesis 1:27‐31). In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus declared: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God’ (Matthew 5:9). Jesus declared that he came that we might ‘have life and life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). The SDGs recognise a lesson The Salvation Army learnt many years ago – people and communities need to participate in their own development. In addition, The Salvation Army recognises the importance of integration. Just as God created people as integrated persons with body and soul so those seeking to participate in God’s mission to save the world should not fragment services or treat only the body while trying to ignore the soul and spiritual healing. General André Cox is encouraging The Salvation Army to focus attention on the SDGs in every programme. This does not mean only in the developing world. The goals are universal, for every nation, for all people, everywhere.”

“The International Social Justice Commission is The Salvation Army’s strategic voice to advocate for human dignity and social justice with the world’s poor and oppressed. Building on The Salvation Army’s participation in the United Nations since 1947, the International Social Justice Commission has embraced the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a focus of its research, teaching, policy, and coalition-building work. The International Social Justice Commission staff are deployed in New York, Vienna, Geneva and Nairobi.The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission (ISJC) promotes constructive conversation and respect among individuals. In participating on this page users agree to respect other people’s differences and engage in mutual understanding. The ISJC reserves the right to remove or edit any comments that it considers inappropriate or unacceptable.”

SALVATION ARMY WANTS TO THINK THE WORLD HAS ALIGNED WITH THE GOSPEL AND THE SALVATION ARMYS MISSION?

REALLY ?

While Intersectionality is ravaging the Southern Baptist Church and other denominations and setting them up to be pillaged by the feminist /metoo movement and forced into “Diversity Equity and Inclusion” culture -the Salvation Army has chosen to be an ally for the feminist justice /intersectionality march through the institutions.

NOTE the Salvation Army has always been an egalitarian movement so why does it need to champion feminine theory calls for “justice” ?

SOME OF THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THE PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL JUSTICE

CRY JUSTICE “

The international Salvation Army is being called to prioritise prayer, specifically for justice on behalf of women and girls.

“In every context of injustice females suffer most. Globally, women do three times more unpaid care work than men. The gap is largest in Northern Africa and Western Asia, but it exists in every region. Globally one in two women who are murdered are murdered by a male partner or family member. 71 per cent of all trafficking victims globally are females.”

“Our hearts anguish to see the images and read the headlines. We cry out for justice in the streets, and before God in prayer.”

“We cry for justice because of the image of God in every human being, the God revealed in Jesus Christ, the One who loves justice, and works justice for all the oppressed (Psalm 33:5103:6).”

“Will you join us in seeking justice together, by crying out to God in prayer for justice in the earth, following the example of the persistent widow as described by Jesus? ‘And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?’”

“WOMEN LEADING IN THE CHURCH”

(NOTE THE JUSTICE AND RACIAL NARRATIVES DEVELOPED BY THE QUESTIONS IN THIS SALVATION ARMY EVENT.)

What challenge have you faced as women of colour leaders? What has it been like to sit at the decision-making tables?

What difference do you think it makes to have Women of Colour at the table where decision are binging made? How has it taken shape in your own experience as leaders.

What violence against Women and girls do you see that needs to be eliminated in the context of the Church?

Is the Church ahead or behind of the larger society when it comes to embracing Women’s leadership? How do we model that in the church?

SALVATION ARMY WANTS TO TEACH KIDS SOCIAL JUSTICE INDOCTRINATION

WORKING WITH SAVE THE CHILDREN SALVATION ARMY IS PUTTING FORTH THIS GUIDE

“12 TIPS YOU CAN TRUST:
Talking with Children About Racism
and Social Justice”

“Every child has the right to grow up healthy, educated and safe – regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status. Systemic change to end racism is essential to achieving this vision.
Save the Children was founded over 100 years ago to fight for universal values and
children’s rights. However, we also live in a society that still suffers from a legacy of
institutional racism. This is a difficult time for America, and for anyone who believes in and is fighting for a more just world.
Save the Children remains committed to fighting for what is right and against injustices. We proudly stand in solidarity with the Black community.
As you seek ways to navigate conversations with children in your life about recent events, including violence, and race in America, we are here for you. We know that these are not easy conversations to have. Nor are they a one-time occurrence. There is also no unique individual or organization that holds all the answers to every question that may arise. But we encourage you to use the following tips to start a conversation or as a continuation, aimed at helping children to better understand what is happening around them.”

THE SALVATION ARMY PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE PROVIDE ANNUAL REPORTS. ON THIER APOSTATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

“The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”

“The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 was held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This included the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 13 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021

SALVATION ARMY PLAYS THE RACE CARD

“LET’S TALK ABOUT RACISM”

Consistent with its scriptural foundations, The Salvation Army stands against racism in all forms. Our International Positional Statement on Racism makes that clear.

“Elements of the recently issued “Let’s Talk About Racism” guide led some to believe we think they should apologize for the color of their skin, or that The Salvation Army may have abandoned its Biblical beliefs for another philosophy or ideology. That was never our intention, so the guide has been removed for appropriate review.”

SALVATION ARMY AND “REFUGEE CARE”

“THE SALVATION ARMY
INTERNATIONAL POSITIONAL STATEMENT
REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS”

“The Salvation Army is gravely concerned for the needs of the millions of people who are refugees and asylum seekers. People are fleeing their homes and countries because of a well-founded fear of persecution. Many of these people have experienced significant grief and trauma, which have potential long-term consequences for their health and well-being.”
“The Salvation Army recognises that the ability to seek asylum is a basic human right, with all people having the right to life, liberty and security of person. The Salvation Army supports international efforts to eliminate persecution and displacement through the promotion of peace, tolerance, understanding and respect for human life and dignity.
God’s hospitable loving concern for the stranger and foreigner are evident in Scripture and therefore, The Salvation Army contends that individuals and governments should act compassionately and humanely towards persons seeking asylum.”

SALVATION ARMY LOST IN AND ENDLESS CIRCLE OF DEADLY DIALOG WITH NO GRASP ON THE GOSPEL

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“International Discussion Documents aim is to stimulate personal reflection rather than to provide conclusive positions. The hope is that these documents will better equip Salvationists to contribute towards broader dialogue or help inform personal choices related to the issue.”

BY 2015 THE SALVATION ARMY WAS SINKING IN THE MIRE ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN REPORTS WITH THE UN.

2015 ISJC UN REPORTS

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CONCLUSION

The Salvation Army provides ample proof that it has joined the growing list of lost organizations who have joined globalist to build TOWARD the very kind of end time prophetic fulfillment ensuring its own demise as a Christ honoring and Gospel proclaiming organization. NO organization- no matter how solid it was in its origins or how much fruit it may have born in the past – has ever recovered it’s God given calling from this apostate abyss.

Somewhere -someone -somehow enticed the Salvation Army to sell its most precious possession .

Genesis 25:29-34

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.”

TIM KELLER, KERN $$/FAITH & WORK ,AND THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT TO DESTROY BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY

FOR YEARS NOW TIM KELLER HAS INHABITED THE LEADING EDGE OF CHRISTIAN “INFLUENCERS” PROMOTING “HUMAN FLOURISHING” /TIME TO FLOURISH/ FAITH AND WORK / AND THE GLOBAL PUSH OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AS THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL.

NOW KELLER’S FAITH & WORK TEAM HAVE JOINED WITH FULLER SEMINARY/ DE PREE CENTER TO DRIVE THE WOMENS MOVEMENT FOR DIVERSITY ,EQUITY AND INCLUSION WORLD WIDE.

Rev Thomas Littleton

11/30/2021

Tim Keller has long been credited as a leading Christian thinker and intellectual and was even crowned with titles like “the new CS Lewis ” or “the new John Stott”. Keller has driven a constant narrative of “Human Flourishing” /Thriving Cities/ Common Ground for the Common Good / and Christian Civility in a pluralistic society . But no other area of Keller’s efforts has more openly provided insight into his actual inspiration and the political motivations ( at least in part political) than his leading edge work with the Faith and Works Economics through his Redeemer Center For Faith and Works. It embraces the social justice narratives with fervor. Since at least 2019 the Fuller Seminary De Pree Center has been using Faith and Works programing funded by Kern Family Fundation and partnering with Tim Keller’s Center for Faith and Work leaders to drive a radical feminist justice narrative.

Some history -Keller Faith and Work Partnering organizations include :

MADE TO FLOURISH

ACTON INSTITUTE

ECONOMIC WORKS PROJECT

THEOLOGY OF WORK PROJECT

CENTER FOR PUBLIC CHRISTIANITY

THE GOSPEL COALITION (ALSO OF TIM KELLER)

FAITH FOR THE COMMON GOOD

And literally dozens more.

The primary coordination and funding for Faith and Works “economics “has come from Action Institute who provides the curriculum for the centers, schools and seminaries and funding has been through and from the Kern Family Foundation .By 2014 Kern took parts of its operations offshore to the Cayman Islands making it much more difficult to track the inflow and outflow of money. Oikonomia Network is a Kern Organization which solicits and trains scholars for placement in institutions and on campuses to promote the Faith and Works ideologies and OVERSEE the grants and outcomes.

Since at least 2015 this effort has been exposed to be the ROOT OF THE FALSE SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT in evangelical seminaries and institutions.

The Faith and Works efforts have relied heavily on public faces like Tim Keller and his Faith and Works developer Katherine Leary Alsdorf, and marketing resources like their coauthored book “Every Good Endeavor” in 2012 to promote the brand.

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( Pictured Keller and Alsdorf in one of their multitude of F&W events)

NOW IT CAN BE DOCUMENTED THAT THE FAITH AND WORKS EFFORTS FUNDED BY KERN ARE PLAYING A KEY ROLE IN THE ADVACE OF “INTERSECTIONAL JUSTICE” FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN.

Intersectionality is the movement behind the #metoo call for justice which is currently sweeping through Christian institutions. It goals are part of the use of Critical Theories on Race, (CRT) Gender, Sexual Orientation (Queer Theory) to drive social change within Christian faith. It presumes institutional guilt and makes the demand for justice and change.

The leading edge of the spear being tossed at Christianity is the Metoo movement which is said to address Sex Abuse scandals of the past and provide the “path forward”. That Path Forward “Road Ahead”,as we shall see, will be using tools like the Faith and Work for women and justice in the workplace including churches and Christian institutions. This is the application of Intersectionality to bring the justice cause of the “oppressed gender” (according to the narratives) to light and to sweep through the “oppressive systems dominated male toxic male masculinity and patriarchal male culture”. At least that is what is promised.

In the case of the current trend now clearly supported by Tim Keller/ Kern /Faith and Works (and many more ) this attack on masculinity is being perverted to be a Gospel issue and promise a better world despite its anti biblical , anti gender, anti family, anti Christ focus. (Anti Christ because the movement downplays the biblical role of women in faith, motherhood, family , and in the church.

WHAT IS INTERSECTIONALITY

“Intersectionality within CRT points to the multidimensionality of oppressions and recognizes that race alone cannot account for disempowerment. “Intersectionality means the examination of race, sex, class, national origin, and sexual orientation, and how their combination plays out in various settings.”[1] This is an important tenet in pointing out that CRT is critical of the many oppressions facing people of color and does not allow for a one–dimensional approach of the complexities of our world.” ( Activist at UCLA definition)

(DOUBT THE SEVERITY OF THESE FORCES CONVERGING? READ ON.)

SOMEWHERE OVER THE JUSTICE/ INTERSECTIONALITY RAINBOW

In 2017 Oikonomia Network -the Kern Family Foundation’s campus oversight and implementation organization -confirmed it had secured funding and influence into Fuller Seminary.

“One year ago, Fuller Seminary joined the Oikonomia Network because we embraced ON’s vision and were eager to join with other seminaries in the vital work of “helping pastors equip people for whole-life discipleship, fruitful work and economic wisdom.”

THE KERN FULLER WORK AT THE DE PREE CENTER

“Though Fuller addresses whole-life discipleship, including work and economics, in its classes and a wide variety of programs, Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership focuses its efforts on these issues. The De Pree Center exists to serve marketplace leaders so they might live intentionally and wisely as disciples of Jesus in every part of life, including their daily work. The center does this by serving both marketplace leaders and churches through theologically rich resources and contextual experiences that meet the needs of marketplace leaders and the churches eager to serve them.”

“For example, the De Pree Center publishes Life for Leaders, a daily digital devotional that makes regular connections between faith, work and leadership. Life for Leaders is emailed without charge to over 4,600 subscribers each morning. The center also sponsors the Church & Marketplace network, which is a “network of marketplace leaders helping churches become incubators of faith and work integration.” It offers resources, hosts events, oversees a speakers’ bureau, and serves churches that are eager to grow in vocational integration.”

WHERE THE MONEY AND THE INTERSECTIONALITY IS .

Fuller’s De Pree Center is part of the lager Faith and Works cabal network including the Made to Flourish, Common Ground , Keller, Marketplace Ministry, New City Fellows, Center for Public Christianity, etc organizations.

THE LARGER F&W MOVEMENT PARTNER THROUGH KELLER/REDEEMERS GLOBAL FAITH AND WORK

“OUR PARTNERS”

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“The Global Faith & Work Initiative equips, connects and mobilizes churches and city-networks for gospel-centered faith and work ministry. GFWI is a ministry of Redeemer City to City”

KELLERS FAITH AND WORK TEAM AND THEIR WORK AT DE PREE CENTER PARTNERSHIP FOR FAITH AND WORK

https://depree.org/portal-resource/an-interview-with-katherine-leary-alsdorf-part-iii-there-is-no-one-size-fits-all

A DE PREE CENTER INTERVIEW WITH KELLERS F&W HEAD KATHERINE LEARY ALSDORF

“Lean in” is “lean into yourself” — “you can do it!” “You’ve got what it takes baby.” But whether you’re male or female, our “lean in” has to be “lean into God.” God wants us to be risk-takers and get out of our comfort zone and respond to our callings in the world — not on our own strength but by leaning into him. I want to meet her and I pray for her that she will understand that there’s a God to lean into in the brokenness of ourselves and the marketplace. How can change happen? How do we make this a better more flourishing world for everyone? We’ve got resources in the Word of God and in our relationship with God that provides so much more hope — a more realistic hope than just leaning into our own competencies.”

Missy Wallace Vice President Executive Director Global Faith & Work Initiative of Keller’s Center for Faith and Works is also involved in work at the De Pree Center at Fuller.

FULLER’S DE PREE CENTER FOCUS ON DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION OF WOMEN IN THE FAITH AND WORKS PROGRAMING

DE PREE CENTER SAMPLES OF ACTIVSM IN “FAITH AND WORK”

ESTHER THE ACTIVIST

“Out of the tribe of Benjamin, forcefully living under the empire of Babylon, there was a certain young woman. She was not your average person. She could have been written off as a statistic with low chances of success. She was an ethnic minority, an orphan, and a female in a male-dominant society. Her name was Hadassah, and she was beautiful.”

Though queen, she too had a glass ceiling to which she’d become accustomed. Attempting to break it would mean getting cut.

“If the king didn’t extend his scepter to her, she would lose her life. Would he? In this moment, she did not approach him as his wife or his beloved. She came as the minority-queen-activist— Queen Hadassah-Esther: a Jewish woman of intellect and strategy, of position and power.”

BELOW THE GLASS CEILING

“As much as I’d like to imagine that the men I look up to as mentors or as bosses seek to include me as much as they do with my male peers, I have to face the reality that that’s not always the case. The reality that I’ve experienced is that, more often than not, the men I’ve worked with or around tend to stick together. This goes for Christian and non-Christian circles alike. In church leadership, in school, and in the workplace, there seems to be this unspoken bond of “apprenticeship,” that male mentors and bosses share with other men who are trying to work their way up the ladder.”

SHE IS RESOURCE

A rich portrait of how women have robustly participated in the work of God.

“We at Fuller’s De Pree Center are excited to present to you, She Is…, a study guide designed to help people engage questions of vocation through the stories of various biblical women. This collection of diverse perspectives shares the unique lens that each author sees these biblical women in.”

A SEAT AT THE TABLE

“Too often, women are enculturated to set the table rather than sit at the table in their work. It’s time for that to change—time for women to take a seat at the table God is calling them to.

You’ll learn more about: 1) a critical look at the landscape of women in work; 2) a biblical reframing of women who “sit at the table”; 3) a series of experiments to take out into the world; 4) questions to guide your reflection along the way.”

MORE ON WOMEN AS “VICITMS” OF BURNOUT

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“Are you feeling overwhelmed in your work? Considering a transition? Looking for tools to discern what’s next?The 2021 Women in the Workplace study revealed that working women are even more burned out than they were last year—and increasingly more so than men. Plus, right now, women lead men in quitting their jobs—as part of an overall shakeup in the workforce referred to as “The Great Resignation.”Over the past two years, we’ve been leading groups for women who are discerning questions of vocation. Now, we invite you to join four of our Road Ahead Guides as we unpack what we’re noticing and discuss what we’re hopeful for in this extraordinary season of transition and transformation. Click the link below to register. Even if you can’t join live, those who register will receive the recording afterwards!”

These kinds of programs and narratives are both pushing the victim status or women in the workplace and in Christian employment as well as intended to drive the increased “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ” culture. Using the victim status of women in the workplace and applying it to the church is filled with tangled webs and minefields of inapplicable codes and metrics. Biblical fidelity precludes any across the board assumptions of diagnosis or cure for the problems. Add in the vengeful secular blood thirst for bringing down Christian institutions and the churches standard bearing call to be of salt and light against the cultural decline- the MeToo movement wed with intersectionality is the perfect weapon to engineer the institutional churches downfall. There are two prime examples of this battle currently underway in major Christian institutions of the SBC and Liberty University.

HOW THE FEMINIST #METOO MOVEMENT IS BEING ADVANCED FROM INSIDE THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION TO SERVE THE INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST.

Two significant Institutions in biblically conservative Christianity, The Southern Baptist Convention and Liberty University, are currently under full on assault over sex abuse and scandalous reported “coverups” of it. The victims and justice for victims has come to play a very minor role in the effort compared to the agenda driven elements of “Diversity Equity & Inclusion” of radical feminist/racial / LGBTQ/ minority activist.

The tools of the trade are the victim coalition of intersectionality and its well honed critical theories providing the rhetoric. The OUTCOMES will be large legal settlements but also will focus on MORE Diversity Equity and Inclusive Cultures being forced upon the Complementarian institutions in the biblically conservative Christian sphere. No quarter will be given to the alleged “toxic masculinity ” and “patriarchal systems” of Bible based organizations espousing traditional faith and family roles and leadership.

Below is a Summary of the how unknown forces within the SBC have hardwired the MeToo /Sex Abuse scandal response /Task Force / legal teams /and DE&I Compliance partners to be taken down the denominations like a whipped puppy before the national media and the secular world with the help of feminist theologian “prophetesses” /victims advocates posing as justice warriors.

HOW WILL THE FAITH AND WORKS FEMINIST EFFORTS FACTOR INTO THIS?

On the other side of the take down -Christianity will need not only compliance officers and DE&I training after public contrition. It will need a just path forward to advance the intersectional movement players into leadership roles to ensure the future of this post #metoo world. Faith and Works will provide the directives for the “Road Ahead “.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF SEXUAL ABUSE FIRMS LGBTQ ALLIES

( This summary was provided to SBC leaders in several states working to counter the obvious selling out of the SBC by some inside it’s own leadership at the national level )

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT SET OF FACTS ON WHO HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AGAINST THE SBC TO SUPPOSEDLY ROOT OUT SEX ABUSE AND THE COVERING UP OF IT.

(Many of the same public theater players in the SBC takeover have now moved in on Liberty University sex abuse scandal .)

SBC SEX ABUSE INVESTIGATION SUMMARY

Information and links on the pro LGBTQ Equality law firm of the SBC Task Force, the investigating partner Guidepost Solutions and the SBC Executive Committee law firm for the SBC sex abuse scandal.

According to the SBC Task Force they have hired their own legal firm .“The task force explains this matter in its Sept. 29 letter: “The task force retained our own legal counsel, Linklaters attorneys Adam Lurie and Richard Smith. Both men are former senior Department of Justice officials with extensive back ground also in corporate law.”

This is the website for the firm the SBC Task Force hired.

It asserts that “Diversity and Inclusion are the Pulse of the Firm.”You can search various awards and goals in keeping with the LGBTQ focus of the firm at this link. https://www.linklaters.com/…/diversity-and-inclusion?

One of the recent accomplishments of the firm is to work with the radical Human Rights Campaign on developing legal strategy to eliminate discrimination against LGBTQ

“We have joined the Human Rights Campaign in a new initiative to pursue strategic litigation in U.S. state and federal courts to address discriminatory actions against the LGBTQ+ community.”

Video – one of many for “SBC task” force attorneys “We as a firm are totally committed to LGBT Equality. “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpyeJmfm7UY The website is filled with such LGBTQ news, goals and accomplishments.

The Task Force Investigation partner is Guidepost Solutions.

Its vision statement says the company is a “Mosaic of Diversity and Innovation “ and is “totally committed to equality”.https://guidepostsolutions.com/careers/diversity-inclusion/

Also the SBC Executive Committee law firm boast they have received HRC Corporate Equality Index awards 5 years running. HRC gives these awards based on pro LGBTQ metrics and grading and based on companies funding the HRC full LGBTQ Equality agenda.https://www.lockelord.com/…/hrc-2021-corporate-equality…

“January 28, 2021 – Locke Lord has achieved a 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. A perfect score in this annual report evaluating policies and practices related to LGBTQ employees, culture and corporate social responsibility earns the Firm the distinction of being an employer of choice for LGBTQ employees.”

HRC has a horrific reputation on abuse and cover ups of its own. Human Rights Campaign co founder Terry Bean was charged with the rape of a 15 year old boy.https://www.advocate.com/…/watch-obama-friend-hrc…

Recently the head of HRC was fired over involvement in the Cuomo sex abuse cover up. https://www.yahoo.com/…/human-rights-campaign-leader…

These firms and Guidepost commitment to LGBTQ diversity and inclusion and both law firms support of HRC mean the abuse investigation of the SBC is EXTREMELY tainted and agenda driven and Baptist leaders look to be either utterly ignorant or totally compromised with these forces and thereby delivering the SBC up like the fatted calf to the very forces who would love nothing more than to destroy it.

The Firm which appeared in the October 5th SBC Executive Committee meeting was Blank Rome which has an even MORE aggressive pro HCR/LGBTQ stance with HRC awards 6 years running https://www.blankrome.com/…/blank-rome-earns-perfect…

Blank Rome is VERY proud of its HRC standing. Blank Lord Hosted a webinar with the now terminated HRC President fired for ties to Cuomo abuse coverup .https://www.blankrome.com/…/triumphs-challenges-road…https://www.blankrome.com/alumni-spotlight

The firm sponsored the Unite For Equality Event for HRChttps://www.blankrome.com/events/unite-equalityBlank Rome even has a firm member listed as speaker in the upcoming 2022 Lavender Law Conference in LAhttps://lgbtqbar.org/annual/program/2019-speaker-bios/It just keeps getting worse with every revelation of the partners involved.

CONCLUSION

The end game of activist using sexual abuse and wrongdoing by church leadership and Christian leaders is not justice for victims. The endgame IS rebellion against Gods divine order for family, motherhood, gender roles and FAITH. Whether players like Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf, and their literal swarm of Faith and Work advocates realize it- this rebellion goes to very heart of God’s design for the church and the family and is little more than a repackaged socialist economics system of thought using the worn tools of the trade from the Frankfurt School and long time Atheistic haters of all things related to FAITH in GOD. It will not destroy true faith or the real Gospel but it does have the potential already being realized to destroy the institutional church in the West which is are well on it’s way to a self inflicted demise.