BIOLOGOS AND MANY OTHERS HAVE USED TEMPLETON CASH FOR YEARS TO PUSH ITS DESIRE TO MERGE SCIENCE AND FAITH ACROSS ALL FAITH COMMUNITIES .NOW TEMPLETON EXPANDS ITS FOCUS TO ADD MULTI-FAITH/INTERFAITH DECEPTION TO FURTHER THE EFFORT.
Rev Thomas Littleton
Few seem to be paying close attention to rapidly developing trends and deceptions in Christian education. So the new role which both “multi-faith dialog and theistic evolution (the deceptive merger of evolution and Christian theology ) are playing TOGETHER likely remains all but undetected. Templeton’s various entities are promoting a massively funded movement to pour BOTH tactics in order to own the discussion in Christian education and among ALL faiths -but especially Christianity in the West.
Brannon Howse of WVW TV/Radio , Lindell TV , and Frank Speech recently forwarded this author an announcement from Fuller Seminary about its 2022 Grant from Templeton Religion Trust for:
FULLER SEMINARY RECEIVES GRANT FOR MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN RESEARCH
“Initial Publication January 24, 2022”
Details read like an interfaith horror story :
“Fuller Seminary is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust to conduct research into Muslim and Christian approaches to deep political and religious difference. Matthew Kaemingk and Shadi Hamid will lead the project within Fuller’s newly-established Mouw Institute of Faith and Public Life.”
THE CENTERS NAMESAKE
(This new Center is named for long time Fuller compromiser Richard Mouw-“Richard J. Mouw returned to teaching in the position of professor of faith and public life after 20 years as president of Fuller Theological Seminary (1993–2013). A philosopher, scholar, and author, he served as Fuller’s provost and senior vice president”
“The $234,000 grant is funded through the Templeton Religion Trust’s Covenantal Pluralism Initiative, which aims to promote religious freedom and literacy as well as the virtues of interfaith engagement across deep religious differences. The goal is to cultivate new forms of multi-faith interaction that move beyond mere tolerance into deeper forms of substantive and meaningful exchange.”
NOTE THE INSPIRATION AND SPRINGBOARD OF “MUSLIM IMMIGRATION”
“Amos Yong, dean of the School of Mission and Theology, said, “This project springs off Dr. Kaemingk’s groundbreaking Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, which continues to engage contemporary questions and concerns in colleges, universities, and churches across North America and beyond. We are delighted that he will get to multiply his efforts with Dr. Hamid and are eager to welcome the fruit of their collaboration.”
(The 2018 book which inspired the Fuller collaboration does not bother to talk about Refugees or resettlement .Instead it openly embraces the goal of “MIGRATION”)
“The relationship between Islam and Christianity is surely a matter of global concern,” said Fuller Seminary President Mark Labberton. “This exciting project represents an important new chapter in Fuller’s long history of scholarly engagement with Islam. We’re all looking forward to the generative research and discussions that will emerge from the collaboration between Matthew Kaemingk and Shadi Hamid.”
(RETHINK RELIGION’S ROLE IN PUBLIC LIFE..RED FLAGS ABOUND)
“Hamid, an expert on Islam’s role in contemporary politics, is a leading voice on the need to rethink religion’s role in public life. He is the author and editor of four books, including Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize for best book on foreign affairs. In 2019, Hamid was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect magazine.”
“Hamid. “In a time of increasing secularization and fragmentation, there is an urgent need for Christians and Muslims to think creatively about what religion can teach us about living with deep difference. We are not the same. Matthew and I have profound theological differences, but we don’t consider our differences to be a bug in our work. We consider them a feature.”
FULLERS ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AS MULTI-FAITH PARTNERSHIPS WITH MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE BY NAE /WORLD RELIEF AND BIO-LOGOS HAVE UPPED THEIR GAME WITH TEMPLETON GRANTS TO MERGE FAITHS & MERGE SCIENCE AND ALL FAITHS.
The National Association of Evangelicals head Walter Kim , a supposedly conservative PCA minister, attended a Muslim lead Inter-faith “shared values ” forum in Saudi Arabia which was launched by World Muslim League reported to be a significant Muslim Brotherhood organization.
You can read more here :
FULLER GRADUATE RICK WARREN IS THE PREMIERE BAPTIST PROPHET OF CHRISLAM AND INTERFAITH DIALOG
Southern Baptist Rick Warren has long been on the cutting edge of Interfaith/ Multi-faith errors and false teaching. So has the SBC with the use of the heretical ideology behind the “Camel Method “. Warren’s PEACE Plan has been the go- to partner of globalist interest like the United Nations hoping to meld all faiths into the global interfaith melting pot and the UNs “New Age” spirituality of the future. Warren’s PEACE NGO advocates working with the “man of peace” regardless of his specific faith affiliation .This loose approach is applied in Warrens take on international “community development” in the name of Christian mission.
Southern Baptist newly elected President Bart Barber was quick to extend an endorsement of Warren’s efforts to promote Islam by seeing to it that American Christians support Religious Freedom for Muslims in America. This was virtually Barbers first public statement after becoming SBC President in Anaheim CA earlier this week. (Note this is also where Warren made a surprise visit to bolster the SBC well planned scheme to move the SBC into egalitarian status complete with “Women Pastors”)
Bart Barber Tweeted June 16 2022
“I’m thankful for @RickWarren’s courageous advocacy for full religious liberty for Muslims, our different opinions over pastoral complementarianism notwithstanding. It was a pleasure to meet him this week.” #SBC22
NO DOUBT THIS TRENDY FOCUS FOR SOUTHERN BAPTIST LEADERS HAS SOMETHING TO TO WITH SBC HUMANITARIAN ENTITY SEND RELIEF PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD RELIEF OF THE NAE & THEIR MUTUAL WORK IN MUSLIM REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
Send Relief is going to help the SBC fund its Diversity Equity & Inclusion – pro feminist /pro LGBTQ (and obviously pro Muslim) reforms and compliance training so it- like World Relief can be fully non-discriminatory as government and international contractors in Muslim Immigration ( again as Fuller Seminary admits calling it ) OR “refugee resettlement ” as Baptist missions arm NAMB and Send Relief prefer to say.
No matter what it is called -reality is Muslim migration pays WELL. Send Relief has an entire center in Clarkston GA (Ellis Island of the South) to welcome , process, connect to social services, housing ,healthcare , employment and free cash for refugees of the right status or religion
Read more here :
NOW ON TO CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND THE BIG TEMPLETON FUNDED MERGER
“The Culture of Schooling”
(READ CAREFULLY AS THIS UNIVERSITY OF AUSTIN PROGRAM AND STUDY REVEALS HOW BOTH SCIENCE /FAITH MERGER AND INTER-FAITH DIALOG WORK TOGETHER)
“What if we looked more closely at how children acquire values, norms, and beliefs about the world, and how the kinds of schools they attend affect this?”
“How does introducing science in schools impact how children think about religion? How do scientific beliefs coexist with religious beliefs?”
( THIS HUGE TEMPLETON GRANT IS TO TARGET CHRISTIAN AND FAITH EDUCATION DIRECTLY )
The Consequences of Formal Education for Science and Religion
The University of Texas at Austin
Start Date: 01 October 2019
End Date: 31 October 2023
AREA OF FOCUS
Science & Religion in Context
“Usually, formal education starts with “the three Rs,” reading, writing, and arithmetic. And in some of the world, there is an increasing focus on STEM education – science, technology, engineering, and math. “
“Throughout the world, formal schooling is commonly understood as a process for learning the content, knowledge, skills, and norms required for being a productive and successful adult in society. Perhaps it’s no surprise then, that studies of the impact of education tend to focus on things such as demographic and economic outcomes.”
(GRANT STUDY TO TARGET CHILDREN’S BELIEFS, VALUES,AND BEHAVIORS )
“Much less is known, however, about how the quality and quantity of education shapes the beliefs, values, and behaviors that people adopt, both inside and outside of the classroom. This vast and mostly wide-open area of inquiry presents an important research opportunity for cognitive scientists, according to Cristine Legare, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and director of its Center for Applied Cognitive Science.”
“Education is transformative in multiple respects,” Dr. Legare points out. “It introduces new ideas. It challenges existing ideas and sometimes changes them. And many of these ideas are relevant to how we think about human nature, cultures, and the pressing problems that face our species and our world more generally. What children learn in schools about how the biological world works, how the physical world works, how humans interact and work in the world, and even about the origins of life and our place in the universe … encompasses the bedrock of understanding everything that people care about.”
“With funding from the Templeton Religion Trust, in partnership with Issachar Fund, Dr. Legare is directing a research initiative designed to delve deeply and broadly into better understanding how cultural influences shape the environment and content of the classroom, which in turn shapes attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of groups of people.”
( A GLOBAL STUDY IN HOW VALUES AND BELIEFS ARE SHAPED IN SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS )
“An international and interdisciplinary team is collaborating in this far-reaching initiative that spans 14 diverse field sites ranging from urban Japan to Hadza hunter-gatherers in Tanzania to small-scale societies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where formal education has only recently been introduced.”
“The scope of the research includes schools that are completely secular, those that are directly associated with religious institutions, and many that combine secular and religious inputs in various ways. Religion-based schools have been the predominant model for providing education throughout history and remain widespread in much of the world today. Because of a research tradition biased towards western schools, the relevance of religious institutions in shaping educational systems and values has been widely under-appreciated.”
“The core reason that we are studying formal education in so many different societies – large scale, small scale, Eastern, Western, and everything in between — industrialized, industrializing, not industrialized at all – is to try to understand the ways in which the demographics … the level of economic development, the constellation of cultural values, and religious beliefs and behaviors are all shaping beliefs, identities, values, and meaning, and how those are changing in an increasingly interconnected, globalizing world,” Dr. Legare explains.”
“We want to understand the impact of the amount, kind, and content of formal schooling on psychological outcomes: the reasoning, beliefs, values, and behavior of individuals and groups. The only way to measure these processes and impacts is by studying populations that vary in their exposure to formal education. In 2021, education is not yet a universal experience, although it’s rapidly becoming one. And we still don’t know a lot about the consequences.”
(THE POWER OF EDUCATION IS HIGHLIGHTED)
“Education is transformative in multiple respects. It introduces new ideas and changes existing ideas. And these ideas are relevant to how we think about human nature, human cultures, and the pressing problems that are facing our species and the globe.”
A Broad and Deep Investigation
“The team-based approach of the project integrates theories and methods across the cognitive sciences. Broad in scope, it includes gathering data from teachers, parents, and other adults in the communities, as well as current and former students.”
“Specifically, the researchers hope to find answers to these questions:
- What is the impact of formal education on the kinds of reasoning people use, the beliefs and values they adopt, and the kind of behaviors they engage in?
- How are scientific and religious beliefs, values, and behaviors acquired and transmitted?
- What is the impact of formal education on scientific and religious belief formation and revision across a lifespan?
- What are the predictors of individual differences in how people think about science and religion?
- How and why does participating in formal education (secular and religious) impact social, demographic, economic, and political outcomes at the population-level?”
(NOTE NUMBER 3 IN PARTICULAR – ” 3-What is the impact of formal education on scientific and religious belief formation and revision across a lifespan?”)
(WHAT IS “REVISION” AND WHO IS TO BE ASSIGNED TO IT AS EDUCATORS SEEK TO UNDO PARENTAL INSTRUCTION?)
“In addition to tracking and measuring variations within each population – for example, comparing children of the same age who started school in different years – the project also involves cross-cultural comparisons. Because populations vary in so many ways other than their educational systems, the researchers are intentionally focusing these comparisons on populations that are ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically similar but have experienced different access to formal schools – for reasons as varied as geographical features, parental control, or what Dr. Legare describes as “just pure historical accident.” Comparing cultures that are more similar than different makes isolating the causal effects of formal education much more precisely traceable, she explains.”
Laying New Groundwork
“Dr. Legare’s interest in this research topic is both academic and personal. Extensive travel has stimulated her curiosity and informed her insights into the many ways education changes people, both cognitively and as participants in a culture. A key objective of this project is to build a global network of cognitive scientists who share those interests and can contribute to a deeper, fact-based, and more holistic understanding of the impacts of education.”
“It’s critically important, Dr. Legare maintains, that formal education is more widely understood by parents and whole societies as a conduit for transmitting values and beliefs as well as academic content and skills. Recognizing that reality, she says, also means acknowledging that there’s currently very little reliable information about the process of cultural transmission, particularly the extent to which what’s learned in school is coexisting or conflicting with beliefs already embedded within a population.”
( NOTE -THE PREFERRED LONG TERM OUTCOMES STATED CLEARLY IN CLOSING)
“This initiative is an opportunity to understand the sorts of things that predict greater coexistence of complex religious and scientific concepts, which from my perspective is critical to reducing conflict, promoting human wellbeing, and creating 21st century global citizens,” she says.”
CHRISTIAN PARENTS -BEWARE “
AGAIN CHRISTIANS CHILDREN ARE BEING TARGETED TO DILUTE THEIR FAITHS AND MOVE TOWARD “HUMAN WELLBEING”AKA “HUMAN FLOURISHING” AND “GLOBAL CITIZENS OF THE 21ST CENTURY”
TEMPLETON ALSO FUNDS BAPTIST BOB ROBERTS MULTI-FAITH ORGANIZATION
BOB ROBERTS, JR., GlocalNet
Multi-Faith Relationships Change Everything
“What if religions built relationships through shared meals? What if religions stuck up for one another in a crisis? Pastor Bob Roberts, Jr., founder of GlocalNet and co-founder of Multi-Faith Neighbors Network (MFNN), is working with Imam Mohamed Magid and Rabbi David Saperstein to build resilient communities of mutual trust and respect among faith leaders through honest dialogue, authentic relationships, and civic engagement in an effort to build resilient cities around the world.”
THIS GRANT BEGAN IN 2019 AND ITS WORK CONTINUES INCLUDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH WORLD MUSLIM LEAGUE
Multi-Faith Neighbors Network
Start Date: 01 May 2019
End Date: 30 April 2020
AREA OF FOCUS
TEMPLETON FUNDED BIOLOGOS EFFORTS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION TO MERGE SCIENCE AND FAITH THROUGH THEISTIC EVOLUTION…ALONG WITH THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC HYPE.
CAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES- INSTITUTIONS -SCHOOLS AND SEMINARIES RESIST THE SEDUCTION AND TEMPTATION AND SURVIVE THESE DOUBLE FRONTED BATTLES?
The only way that Christian institutions of all kinds can avoid these massive seductions is to say NO to the funding . Both Templeton and another invasive Christian education funer Kern Family Foundation had both moved some activities offshore to the Cayman Islands by 2014 according to investigative reports.Such a move for corporations and wealthy individuals is done as tax shelters- something non profit philanthropic Foundations do not need. They do not pay taxes any way. So why are they off shore? These organizations create no paper trail or 990s for questionable funding sources coming in or larger payments and grants going out.
As Christian institutions and schools struggle financially they must commit to trust the same Lord who promised His provision to them if they remain faithful to His calling and a biblical vision. But too many have already agreed to sell the call and the vision for the short term gain of grants and questionable funding. Either God is faithful or He is not. Christian institutions must ask-Who do we serve and who do we trust ?
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”
1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.
We trust God or we perish with the dirty funding .