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
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
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.
( 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.” 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
“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
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
“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.
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.