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BOONDOGGLE IN PARADISE :RUSSELL MOORE AND SBC ARE HIGH ROLLING WITH PAUL SINGER ON LGBTQ RIGHTS.

PAUL SINGER IS THE HEDGE FUND BILLIONAIRE WHOSE FOUNDATIONS AND POLITICAL PACs INFUSED ENOUGH MONEY INTO THE GOP AND THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN TO END REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION TO GAY MARRIAGE.
NOW SINGER HAS TURNED HIS FOCUS ON EVANGELICALS AND FOUND EAGER PARTNERS IN RUSSELL MOORE’S FRIENDS AT & CAMPAIGN AND DEEP INSIDE THE SBC’s NAMB “SEND NETWORK”
Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                             1/23/2020
Perhaps Russell Moore can answer -If “Working together for the Common Good” on LGBTQ rights could and should be done …where does the Paul Singer American Unity Fund MONEY end?” 

“Also Russell Moore should  answer- If Mormon Republicans have sold out fully to partner with Paul Singer dollars & AUF then why should Southern Baptist trust a Mississippi Baptist Democrat who is a regular appearing with & Campaign leadership?”

(Questions above arise from Russell Moore quote on Fairness for All later in this article)

On December 6, 2019 the fairnessforall.org website began promoting  the “Alliance for Lasting Liberty “and it partnership organizations.

“Members of ALL are united by two core beliefs:”

  1. “LGBT Americans should have civil rights protections when it comes to employment, housing, and publicly available services; and religious Americans – and their faith-based institutions – should be able to live, work, and serve their community in ways that are consistent with the teachings and tenets of their faith.”
  2. “ALL is a coalition that has been created to house, advance, and formalize conversations that have been taking place among religious and LGBT advocates for more than three years.”

These conversations have resulted in the introduction of the Fairness For All Act.

The Members of Alliance For Lasting Liberty include Paul Singers American Unity Fund and a SLICK EVANGELICAL PARTNER called & Campaign.
(Note the Mormon or LDS and the Seventh Day Adventist are also in the partnership. The partnership with LDS and Singer AUF & PAC go back to at least 2012. In this effort with Fairness for All the origins again trace back to Utah Republicans, the LDS and the “Utah Compromise”  STARTING at least as long ago 2015.)
SOME FAIRNESS FOR ALL HISTORY 

Utah Passes Antidiscrimination Bill Backed by Mormon Leaders

NOW THE BROADER PARTNERS APPEAR

American Unity Fund:

“American Unity Fund fully endorses the Fairness for All Act. This is the right solution for such a complex problem that urgently needs to be solved. Fairness for All acknowledges that we live in a diverse society. Civil rights should be guaranteed for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. Those rights can be fully protected while safeguarding religious freedom. Fairness for All is a lasting and balanced approach that will advance more freedom and liberty for all Americans, codifying significant protections for freedom of religion and freedom of speech. We urge the House to pass this historic legislation and prove that both sides of the aisle can find common ground and mutual respect for one another.”


AND Campaign

“All attempts to remove more traditional religious beliefs from the public square should be opposed. We, like many other Americans, affirm the historic Christian sexual ethic, and we also believe that religious freedom and LGBTQ civil rights are not necessarily in irreconcilable conflict. Faith-based charities, hospitals and colleges should not have to choose between surrendering their convictions and closing their doors. At the same time, LGBTQ people should not lose jobs and housing because of how they identify. We must pursue ways to disagree and live together without bullying or compromising our conscience. Towards that end, we encourage all 2020 candidates to support the Fairness for All Act, which will grant basic civil rights for LGBTQ people while also protecting religious freedom for all faiths.”

& CAMPAIGN AND SOUTHERN BAPTIST LEADERS

Many of the members of & Campaigns leadership council are Urban minority pastors from SBCs North American Missions Board church plants. The  & Campaign was launched in 2016 at the Blueprint Church in Atlanta whose pastor Dhati Lewis is the Vice President of NAMB’s Send Network church planting . Lewis brother Amisho Lewis is a co-founder of the & Campaign while Dhati is an ERLC leader /contributor.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgcs-urban-pastors-unite-with-campaign-for-social-justice-and-obama-faith-ambassador/

& Campaign is led by Justin Giboney an Atlanta Attorney and Democratic Party Strategist and Michael Wear the former Obama administration faith coordinator and now the “Obama Foundation Ambassador the America’s Believers”.

SBC LEADER RUSSELL MOORE IS A  REGULAR ON TOUR WITH & CAMPAIGN’S JUSTIN GIBONEY AND MICHAEL WEAR .

In April 2018 at the ERLC/ TGC MLK/50 Conference in Memphis Russell Moore hosted & Campaign leader Giboney as a speaker and panel member. In March 2020 Moore will platform with Giboney again in the “Just Gospel 2020 Conference” at an SBC church plant Del Ray Baptist Church ( whose pastor is an ERLC Fellow) in the DC area. The Gospel Coalition who cosponsored MLK/50 with Moore’s ERLC is  where Russell Moore works his progressive politics. TGC promotes Giboney as well.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/30/seduction-politics-how-southern-baptist-elitist-plan-to-defeat-trump-in-2020/

Russell Moore is often on stage at events like Trinity Forum and the controversial Soro’s funded National Immigration Forum /Evangelical Immigration Forum with & Campaign’s Michael Wear. Wear and Moore also both work with The Gospel Coalition. So Moore works closely with BOTH &Campaign Executive Directors on progressive political issues including LGBTQ “rights” where & Campaign is fully vested partner of the Singer AUF.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE RUSSELL MOORE’S DUPLICITY 

Moore denounces Fairness for All in public when used as a source for discussion on it BUT also openly works with both & Campaign executive leaders who are partners with Paul Singer’s American Unity Fund to promote Fairness for All and whose organization is part of the “Alliance for Lasting Liberty”. It is important also to note that Russell Moore’s job at the ERLC is in part to protect Religious Liberty for Southern Baptist who budget his organizations operation and salaries with over $4 million dollars a year.

Christian groups divided on Fairness for All Act

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“ERLC President Russell Moore acknowledged proponents of the Fairness for All Act “mean well,” but he described the legislation as “a wrong turn” and “counterproductive,” according to Baptist Press.

“Placing sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in this kind of legislation would have harmful, unintended consequences and make the situation worse in this country, both in terms of religious freedom and in terms of finding ways for Americans who disagree to work together for the common good,” Moore said.”

YET it is Russell Moore and the ERLC who have welcomed the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and worked since 2013 embedding it within the Southern Baptist collective identity. His call for “Ending the Culture War and loving our gay and lesbian neighbors” came in October 2013 in the WSJ as he declared the “Culture War over” and informed Christians they had “Lost”.

AGAIN

Perhaps Russell Moore can answer -If “Working together for the Common Good” could and should be done …where does the Paul Singer AUF MONEY end?

Also Russell Moore should  answer… If Mormon Republicans have sold out fully to partner with Paul Singer AUF than why should Southern Baptist trust a Mississippi Baptist Democrat who is a regular with & Campaign leadership?

WHILE MAINTAINING PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY OF OFFERING SUPPORT FOR FAIRNESS FOR ALL-RUSSEL MOORE IS PLAYING BOTH SIDES :A ROLE HE PERHAPS LEARNED AS A SOUTHERN BAPTIST DEMOCRAT IN MISSISSIPPI !

& CAMPAIGN AND FAIRNESS WITH ALLIANCE FOR LASTING LIBERTY

In November

& Campaign coordinated with A.L.L. at the same time to launch it’s video in open support of Fairness For All in December 2019

“‪Religious Liberty vs. LGBTQ Rights?  Our political system is broken because groups who disagree won’t work together for the common good. That must change! We can protect our LGBTQ neighbors without violating our timeless Christian convictions. Support the Fairness for All Act.”  #AND2020#FairnessforAll

LGBTQ Equality is part of the & Campaign platform among 5 main talking points.
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‪”We uphold the historic Christian sexual ethic. We also believe our LGBTQ neighbors should be treated with respect and dignity. No contradiction there…it’s the Gospel. ‬”

‪”Support the Fairness for All Act. Read & sign our 2020 Statement here: “andcampaign.org/2020 #AND2020

 
 
THE ALL /& CAMPAIGN “SOLUTION”
This section of the website linked above  outlines what the compromise SUPPOSEDLY  brings FOR the LGBTQ community and FOR those concerned  about protecting Religious Liberty but being “Fair ” to the LGBTQ community whose rights they feel endanger religious freedoms .

HEDGING INVESTMENT- WHAT HEDGE FUNDERS DO.

SINGER HEDGING HIS BETS AND INVESTING IN BOTH SIDES OF ISSUE.
Singers American Unity Fund has long partnered with and funded Human Rights Campaign on efforts like ENDA in 2013.
Singer has also funded the Human Rights Campaign for years on multiple fields of battle . They are long time partners in the quest for full LGBTQ rights. Now it is Clear Singers AUF is partnering in Fairness for All
REVOICE LEADERS LIKE THE SBC (HISTORIC AFFILIATION) NATE COLLINS AND PRESTON SPRINKLE HAVE ENDORSED THE & CAMPAIGN
Revoice has been endorsed by ERLC leaders (while Russell Moore has not denounced it but rather dishonestly denied knowledge of it) and that Revoice supports
LGBT+ Thriving in Historic Christian Tradition by those who uphold Christian Sexual Ethic !”
Whose quote is this below ?
REVOICE OR & CAMPAIGN ?
“‪We uphold the historic Christian sexual ethic. We also believe our LGBTQ neighbors should be treated with respect and dignity. No contradiction there…it’s the Gospel.”
It is & Campaign but sounds exactly like Revoice core justification-  so who is coordinating the language ?
Did Singer’s organizations fund the Revoice movement in the SBC and PCA denominations ?

THE BIG DUST UP

EQUALITY ACT VS FAIRNESS FOR ALL

One might ask what does it matter if Paul Singer’s AUF is supporting both ?

HRC  is promoting the Equality Act with Paul Singers AUF while opposing Fairness for All with Paul Singers AUF.

Press Releases:

HRC Foundation Launches Program to Fight Homophobia and Transphobia Internationally

“WASHINGTON – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities around the world face stigmatization, harassment, violence and blatant human rights violations. To combat these horrific acts and to advance the cause of LGBT justice internationally, The Paul E. Singer Foundation is teaming up with the Daniel S. Loeb Family Foundation to award the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the education and research arm of United States’ largest LGBT civil rights organization, major grants over three years.”
““Every day around the world, LGBT individuals face arrest, imprisonment, torture and even execution just for being who they are,” said Paul Singer. “Some of the worst offenders in this area also happen to be the same regimes that have dedicated themselves to harming the United States and its democratic allies across the globe. As an organization that has been at the forefront of the equality movement for over three decades, the Human Rights Campaign is uniquely positioned to work in tandem with NGOs to empower LGBT and human rights advocates abroad and help stop these abuses.”
MEANWHILE HRC “OPPOSES “IT’S OWN FUNDING HEDGE FAIRNESS FOR ALL.
ANYTHING FAIL THE SMELL TEST HERE ?

The “Fairness for All” Act is an Affront | Human Rights Campaign

“If enacted, this bill would undermine civil rights protections for women, people of color, people of faith and create substandard protections for LGBTQ people. In a joint statement, the groups wrote:”

“The “Fairness for All” Act is anything but fair, and it certainly does not serve all of us. It is an affront to existing civil rights protections that protect people on the basis of race, sex, and religion and creates new, substandard protections for LGBTQ people with massive loopholes and carve-outs, and upends critical federal programs that serve children in need.”

“This legislation is deeply dangerous for many reasons, mainly because it would erode protections that already exist for people based on race, sex and religion, rolling back protections that have been on the books for decades. It would expand the number of places and situations in which lawful discrimination could occur.”

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS AND OTHER LGBTQ ACTIVIST HAVE HAD WARM WELCOME FROM RUSSELL MOORE SINCE 2014 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/southern-baptists-gay-community-break-bread-at-conference-1414691923

Southern Baptists, Gay Community Break Bread at Conference

Baptists Strike New Tone on Homosexuality From the Pulpit, in Private

“In a sign of the practical struggles Baptists face, some of the conference focused on advice. “What if you get invited to a same-sex wedding ceremony?” Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, was asked. “In that case, I would not attend the wedding. I would attend the reception,” he said. In that way, he said, a Baptist could say, “I love you and I’m here with you. I disagree with you, but I love you.”

MOORE’S MENTOR SBTS PRESIDENT ALBERT MOHLER WAS ALSO IN THE “BREAD BREAKING” EVENT WITH LGBTQ ACTIVIST .

THIS IS THE 2014  ERLC EVENT IN WHICH MOHLER OWNED THE FALSE ASSERTIONS OF “SEXUAL ORIENTATION” AND “APOLOGIZED FOR SOUTHERN BAPTIST FOR BEING WRONG ABOUT ORIENTATION FOR YEARS”

“When Mr. Moore was asked what do to if a “family member in a lesbian relationship wants to come visit for the holidays,” he said, “You should not cut yourselves off from relatives or friends who are lost or in situations you do not agree with.”

“Mr. Mohler, head of the theological seminary, said he hoped the conference would make Christians “motivated to be unafraid to engage with LGBT persons.”

“Mr. Mohler this week met with Matthew Vines, an openly gay Christian author who argues the Bible doesn’t prohibit lifelong same-sex marriage. Mr. Mohler wrote a response to Mr. Vines’ book, “God and the Gay Christian.”

“It was a gracious, honest conversation. I think all evangelical Christians are having to learn anew how to discuss these issues,” Mr. Mohler said.”

“The pair agreed to keep in touch over email, and alert each other if one ever felt wrongly portrayed by the other.”

LGBTQ ACTIVIST PLEASED AS PUNCH 

“This was an amazing event,” said Mr. Vines. “Not for the public sessions but for the private meetings. It’s not like anyone is suddenly pro-gay,” said Mr. Vines. But, he added, “it feels like a new era.”

MORE EVANGELICALS BUY INTO THE HEDGE 

Other Evangelical Partners buy the Singer Hedge
www.cccu.org › magazine › fairness-for-all

Fairness for All | CCCU – Council for Christian Colleges

No shock – Sojourners of Jim Wallis is supporting Fairness for All
sojo.net › articles › what-you-need-know-about-fairness-all-act
( Calling Wallis an Evangelical is a stretch except in the Circles where Russell Moore and other Baptist live and breath the rarefied  air of the Oval office during the Obama years)

What You Need to Know About the Fairness for All Act …

The National Association of Evangelicals has been “Exploring ” Fairness for All for years

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/december-web-only/fairness-for-all-evangelicals-explore-truce-lgbt-cccu-nae.html

Others in the media  are asking the hard questions about Fairness for All

CONCLUSION = CONFUSION

What Southern Baptist and Evangelical conservatives in general must do is attempt to discern where the partnerships and associations begin and where the billionaires money ENDS. On the matter of Religious Liberty – we cannot allow political and social trends driven by wealthy globalist with their own reasons for supporting LGBTQ as a civil right to dislodge Religious Liberty from the US Constitution and redefine it through the lens of LGBTQ or it’s legal construct of SOGI- Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity.

Christians need to know much more is a stake and much -much more is in the room with these issues. More like the billionaires who fund it and the DNC , Obama Foundation, Mormon and GOP leaders who have embraced it. These players have nothing to lose once the donors own them but Southern Baptist and Christians as a whole have MUCH to lose in the ability to take a faithful Gospel Stand in both private and public arenas and even inside their own churches.

The Alliance for Lasting Liberty AUF and & Campaign also has open advocacy for pro Muslim inclusion in the Religious Liberty redefinition but Shari and the Constitution have their own contradictions. That is for another discussion.

On the issue of LGBTQ Russell Moore, Albert Mohler and the herd of NAMB/ Send Network Pastors comfortably associating, platforming, and partnering with & Campaign / Singer’s AUF and LGBTQ Fairness for All- the question is “If you fully hold to the Biblical view that Homosexuality and notions of Gender fluidity are sinful, rebellious, harmful and eternally condemned then why are you playing footsies with it’s advocates?

No matter how winsome, loving, inclusive, or understanding Russell Moore desires to present himself and his ERLC regime or his mentor Albert Mohler, the facts remain unchanged .They are promoting the rights of people to embrace sin as normal and a moral- civil right. No matter how much assertion of historic /biblical Christian conviction these assumed  conservative SBC /NAMB leaders boast- they are in the room with the funding from the far left and with the partners on BOTH sides of the supposed divide between the Equality Act vs the Fairness for All Compromise.

It is not possible to be thus DOUBLE MINDED  and be faithful to Him who called you or to the Baptist who pay their salaries.

Ephesians 5:

Walk in Light

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the [b]Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather [c]expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are [d]exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says:

“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”

A PARENTS GUIDE TO CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

CHRISTIAN COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND SEMINARIES ARE IN TROUBLE AND OUR INSTITUTIONS HAVE BECOME BOILING CAULDRONS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, LIBERAL POLITICS AND CRITICAL THEORY.

HOW DO PARENTS DISCERN THE GOOD – THE BAD -AND THE UGLY AMONG CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS ?

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                        1/18/2020

*If your faith and worldview does not see a problem with indoctrination by Cultural Marxist /Frankfurt School progressive social policy and political ideology then perhaps these schools ARE for your family. This guide is to provide some practical ways for parents to spot the influences which are transforming our educational institutions in American evangelicalism. No effort is made to identify or compile a list of those which are not influenced by these forces but to confirm the ones which ARE and to help with your independent research.

If you are a Biblical conservative Christian parent and have been researching colleges, universities and possible seminaries with your young adult then be careful that you do not send the disciple you invested a lifetime making into the hands of compromised men and institutions who are brazenly willing to undo all you have invested in your family and children and their faith. Many Institutions are attempting to turn them into the next generation of social justice warriors and Democrats for Christ”. More pitfalls than ever exist in Christian higher education  and they must be identified and navigated as these choices are made.
Christian education is the target of massive infiltration. It is not just Christian Higher Education that is being impacted but even K-12 Christian schools and home school curriculum are as well.
The landscape among Christian colleges, universities and seminaries has changed drastically since 2013 . You will need to be VERY careful  because that CHANGE is being driven by a FLOOD of funding and left leaning political influence pouring into these institutions.

FIRST ON YOUR WATCH LIST – AVOID ANY INSTITUTIONS WITH TIES TO THE GOSPEL COALITION AND THE OIKONOMIA NETWORK.

The Gospel Coalition is THE number one source the deepest problematic teachings in the evangelical church today. What appears to be historic reformed theology in TGC is little more than window dressing for top down progressive politics and social policy.

Avoid THESE Partner Schools with Oikonomia Network which coordinates the funding and partner schools as well as the social justice curriculum.

The list of Institutions on the Oikonomia Network site provides a good list of those to avoid due to the grants and influence of Oikonomia Network and the funding behind it .

Our Partner Schools

Who We Are

“Who We Are”

“The Oikonomia Network is a learning community of theological educators and evangelical seminaries dedicated to raising up church leaders who help people develop whole-life discipleship, fruitful work and economic wisdom for God’s people and God’s world.”

“The network is currently impacting classes with attendance of over 9,300 students each semester. Check out our annual impact report and learn more about what our partner schools are doing to transform theological education.”

 

Note : These problems began around 2009 in earnest but intensified in 2013 . You can read about the 2013 scaling up of this infiltration as recounted (in a positive light) in this book -page 63

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-new-evangelical-social-engagement-9780199329540?cc=ca&lang=en&

Cover for  The New Evangelical Social Engagement

The New Evangelical Social Engagement

“Edited by Brian Steensland and Philip Goff

  • Introduces a growing trend within American evangelicalism that has gone largely unrecognized by the public and unexamined by scholars
  • Has chapters by scholars from various disciplines, such as sociology, history, anthropology, political science, and ethics”

DON’T TAKE TGCs DIRECTIONS

Beware -The Gospel Coalition loves to give advise about picking a college or seminary.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/how-christian-is-your-kids-christian-college/

If you ARE going  to “ask the hard questions” then ask about the funding and TGC ties and the TGC political leanings.

Choosing the Right Seminary

If you want the real bullet points for discerning a Seminary -ask if they teach Critical Theory , Race, Gender , Feminine or Queer Theory as gospel tools and if ,as DeYoung insist that social justice /equity is essential to the Gospel. These are the core curriculum ideals of TGC and other affiliated institutions.

DENOMINATIONAL SCHOOLS ARE NOT SAFE 

Be Careful of any and all Schools associated with The Southern Baptist and Presbyterian Church in America where the TGC and Oikonomia have strong holds .
NUMBER ONE FOLLOW THE MONEY 
Ask to see whose grants they are getting. If they are not open about whose funding they are willing to take then MOVE ON.
Look out for Kern Family Foundation.
Involvement with faculty with Kern Family Foundation (KFF) or it’s on campus overseer Oikonomia Network or with Acton Institute /Acton University training and grants are  clear and present danger signs.
ACTON INSTITUTE & UNIVERSITY IS  KEY PLAYER IN TRAINING FACULTY AND CONNECTING TO FUNDING. ACTON ALSO PROVIDES CURRICULUM
Example of Acton event –
Much of Acton’s work is based on liberal Catholic social policy and aimed at “justice”.
Historic Institutions like Wheaton are very far down the road with these “partnerships”
See this example of just one Wheaton grant from KFF. Note its focus and on campus department
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Watch for Templeton Foundation – Bio-Logos or related “efforts to
discard or wed sacred text across interfaith lines or to merge science and faith.
“In the summer of 2016, BioLogos further expanded its range of activities by launching a speakers program: BioLogos Voices. Funded by a $1.7 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Voices brings together 24 experts, including Davis, in fields such as biology, physics, history, and theology, to lecture at academic and non-academic venues around the country. “
INTERFAITH DIALOG A SIGN OF RIGOR MORTIS 
Watch for deadly Interfaith Dialog like the “Neighborly Faith” error recently hosted in November 2019 at Wheaton and backed by Moody Bible Institute.Christian and radical Muslim leaders are involved in this campus focus.The Wheaton event was hosted by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton. The Graham family may not be aware of this fact. Ed Stetzer who is the Chair of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton is likely VERY aware and is a favorite of the TGC circles.

“A nationwide movement, bringing Christians and Muslims together.  “

Do not assume the school is fine because of it’s historic reputation  . Wheaton and Moody are now among some of the worst compromised.

LGBTQ CHRISTIANITY -THE NEW BLACK

WATCH FOR THOSE INSTITUTIONS WHO PROMOTE COMPROMISED VIEWS ON LGBTQ AND HOST SPEAKERS LIKE WHEATON’S MARK YARHOUSE WHO ENDORSES UNCHANGING SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITIES BASED UPON APA .
“Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in conflicts tied to religious identity and sexual and gender identity. He assists people who are navigating the complex relationship between their sexual or gender identity and Christian faith. He is the Dr. Arthur P. and Mrs. Jean May Rech Chair in Psychology at Wheaton College, where he runs the Sexual and Gender Identity (SGI) Institute. “
Yarhouse promotes the views of the pro LGBTQ American Psychological Association (APA) .His work is not based upon Biblical understanding of sin or of Gospel transformation. He supports the idea of “LGBTQ Christianity “and SOGI , Sexual Orientation Gender Identity as the basis of normalization for merging ones LGBTQ identity with their faith. SOGI is the legal language driving legislation and social activism of “sexual minority inclusion” in the church and the broader LGBTQ movement.
YARHOUSE AND TGC
Yarhouse in 2010 ,according to his bio , played the central role in drafting the LGBTQ ideology of The Gospel Coalition.
“Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was also invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”
REVOICE LGBT+ FLOURISHING IN THE CHURCH
Yarhouse influence helped develop and promote the radical Revoice movement from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBC)  and Covenant Theological Seminary (PCA). The infiltration and tolerance of Revoice “LGBT+ Flourishing in historic (conservative ) churches” movement  stands to split both of these once conservative denominations.
Yarhouse also works with CRU and Intervarsity and MANY evangelical colleges and seminaries once considered to be Biblical and conservative.
COUNCIL FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 
CCCU is a membership organization which once reflected a commitment  to Christian Higher Education but today CCCU is one of the main leaders of the push for compromise to redefine Religious Liberty through the lens of both Islam and LGBTQ rights . CCCU Chairperson is a leader in the “Neighborly Faith” interfaith dialog mentioned above in this article at Wheaton and is a strong ally in the push for “Fairness for All”.
Fairness for All is a partnership of the & Campaign, The American Unity Fund and billionaire Paul Singer whose massive pro-LGBTQ funding political organization ended GOP/Republican opposition to gay marriage in 2012 election through funding candidate Mitt Romney and the GOP 2012 convention.  Romney, a Mormon, has helped lead the LDS into full partnership with the push for Fairness for All coupled with the CCCU, & Campaign and the funding of Paul Singer.
& Campaign also brings with it MANY of the Southern Baptist recent seminary grads who are funded for urban church planting by the Baptist missions organizations NAMB/ Send Network. These young social justice warrior pastors are willing to help lead in the  & Campaign and partner with Singer, the Obama Foundation, the Democratic Party, CCCU and others, Their goal is to push “Biblical Values & Social Justice ” along with compromises over immigration laws, abortion, LGBTQ / Fairness for All, and more.
HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH AN INSTITUTION AFFILIATED WITH TGC’s MANY CHURCH PLANTING ORGANIZATIONS 
Watch for the TGC related church planting organizations both denominational and non-denominational – like NAMB- Send Network -ACTS29  – 9MARKS – Association of Related Churches – and for speakers from those organizations. If you seminary student is involved in one of the schools partnering with these church planting organizations then he or she may be offered funding and employment to staff one of these corrupted church plants. Many are urban churches participating in “Community Development ” and “Faith Based Partnership ” grants co-mingling the vision of re- urbanization and church mission. These efforts actually further the compromise of doctrinal stability and are both justice and globalist driven.
WATCH FOR CROSS POLLINATION WITH LIBERAL DENOMINATIONS LIKE LUTHERAN, PCUSA, EPISCOPAL OR  ECUMENICAL AND IVY LEAGUE FAITH GROUPS
Example -Louisville Institute is FUNDED by Lilly Endowment grants. This is one the main methods of corruption at Covenant College (PCA) for example . Louisville Institute  is led by/ tied  to PCUSA but being welcomed into PCAs Covenant College in Georgia. This provides direct but unseen impact of liberal theology on a Biblical conservative, denominational institution.

About Louisville Institute

 

“In late 1990, Lilly Endowment Inc. (an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation) launched the Louisville Institute, based at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (PCUSA). Created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company, the Endowment supports the causes of religion, education, and community development. The Religion Division of Lilly Endowment works with people and institutions of promise to generate knowledge, communicate insights, nurture practices, and renew and sustain institutions that help to make accessible and effective the religious resources upon which a flourishing and humane society depends.”
LOUISVILLE INSTITUTE FUNDING IN CONSERVATIVE PCA’S COVENANT COLLEGE. 
“Dr. Alicia Jackson, associate professor of history, was awarded a 2016 Louisville Project Grant for Researchers from The Louisville Institute. The institute provides grants to both scholar/pastors and scholar/educators and is interested in advancing American religious and theological scholarship. The Louisville Project Grant for Researchers supports research projects for researchers who are interested in work that will enrich believers and benefit the church.”
Example
WATCH THE CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENTS ON CAMPUS 
Look at the “Cultural Engagement “department – look for grants speakers and events  by that department. Speakers on Race- LGBTQ – Immigration – Political Civility – anti Nationalism or from any of The Gospel Coalition or Christianity Today circles or entities.
Example
“Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School received its third grant from the Kern Family Foundation for the extension of the school’s Faith and Work program …In the last four years, funds from these grants have brought in scholars and experts in the field of faith, work and economics to speak in chapel services, workshops and symposia. These guests have included Tim Keller, Os Guinness, Russell Moore, Wayne Grudem and Scott Rae. “
WATCH FOR SPEAKERS SPREADING THESE IDEOLOGIES 
Watch for Ivy League liberals being invited in.
Watch for Tim Keller or others speaking at chapel or graduation /fundraisers.
FAITH AND WORK FOCUS INDICATES SOCIAL JUSTICE ECONOMICS 
Watch out for the “Faith and Work ” programs – they are generally liberal socialist economics and social justice driven progressive politics often with a variety dark money behind them.
Yale Faith and Work

“The God and Human Flourishing Program is dedicated to cultivating and resourcing a new theological movement grounded in the conviction that Jesus Christ is the key to human flourishing.”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Commonweal Project

“Work to the glory of God, Mohler says in Commonweal Project lecture”

Tim Keller of the PCA is king of the Social Justice buzz phrases like “Human Flourishing ” ” Common Good” and making up a “Theology ” to mate with every progressive political ideology he is promoting at the time.

“Eight influential senior pastors from four states and Washington D.C., representing six theological traditions, gave intensive attention to the intersection of faith, work, and economics at a March pastors’ symposium hosted by Beeson Divinity School. The symposium was led by Greg Forster of The Kern Family Foundation and Dan Scott, pastor of Christ Church in Nashville….. Next year, we plan to welcome Tim Keller, who will lead a major conference on faith and work, exploring themes from his book “Every Good Endeavor.”

 

TIM KELLER SOURCES HIS IDEOLOGIES LIKE HUMAN FLOURISHING AND THRIVING FROM FRANKFURT SCHOOL INSPIRED ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE IASC 

https://iasculture.org/about

A Community of Scholars

“Our mission to understand contemporary cultural change and its consequences is carried out in the rare context of a thriving community in which disciplines and generations intersect. Institute Fellows come together to pursue the highest level of scholarship on the most important questions facing the late-modern era. The Institute is led in this endeavor by the Institute Council.”

WATCH FOR LEFTIST POLITICAL IDEAS AND PARTNERS BEING WELCOMED ONTO CAMPUSES LIKE  OBAMA FOUNDATION LED “& CAMPAIGN ” . 
Example
Patrick Henry College has welcomed & Campaign Justin Giboney and Michael Wear
Patrick Henry College (PHC) Newsmakers Interview Series with Marvin Olasky
1. Justin Giboney: The “And Campaign” for Redemptive Justice

“Atlanta attorney and political strategist. Co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen-44-Atlanta Initiative

Patrick Henry College Newsmakers | Michael Wear

“Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life. Michael was one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage trafficking efforts. Michael’s book, Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House gives an unvarnished account of faith inside the world’s most powerful office, and an unprecedented insight into the most controversial stories of the last eight years. He serves on the national board of Bethany Christian Services, the nation’s largest adoption agency, and holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion.”

CONCLUSION

Committed Christian Parents and their young adult prospective student will need to vet these institutions and the funding and political powers behind them. Go into this process with eyes wide open and informed. Some may feel led to go as missionaries into these compromised institutions while others will not find these concerns to be deal breakers. Still the rapid advance of these problems and the issues troubling Christian Higher Education are not to be ignored or overlooked unless parents are willing to pay the high cost of tuition  while paying the ultimate price of potentially losing the hearts and minds of their most important disciples in the process.

 

ALBERT MOHLER’S REVOICE DISCIPLE

 

LEST WE FORGET -THE REVOICE LGBT FLOURISHING CONFERENCES AND MOVEMENT WERE BIRTHED BY FOUNDER NATE COLLINS AS HE STUDIED, TAUGHT,AND WROTE HIS BOOK AT ALBERT MOHLER’S SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.

Rev. Thomas Littleton                                                                                                1/6/2020

The Revoice movement continues to represent the head of the spear for LGBT activism infiltration deep within both the Southern Baptist and conservative reformed PCA. The PCA IS splitting and the toleration of the Revoice and broader compromise over LGBTQ issues are at the VERY core of the PCA Split.

With the help of a complicit media and Albert Mohler’s August 2nd 2018 article “denouncing” Revoice, Mohler and other leaders buried the SBC and SBTS ties to Revoice. Those ties also included at least 6 direct endorsements and participation in Revoice 2018 by ERLC Fellows and contributors. Mohler did finally name his disciple in his August 2nd article just after Revoice 2018. Mohler named  Collins 8 or 9 times BUT never made any mention connecting him to the SBTS or the SBC.

https://albertmohler.com/2018/08/02/torn-two-cultures-revoice-lgbt-identity-biblical-christianity/

By SBC 2019  in June of last year Revoice was all but buried with the exception of a Resolution by Oklahoma pastor Steve Kern condemning the Revoice movement. The Resolution Committee killed  the Resolution and introduced it’s own Resolution assuming and allowing for the existence of unchanging sexual orientation which is the VERY premise upon which Revoice is built.

REVISITING REVOICE BY FOUNDERS MINISTRIES / MOHLER’S CLOSE FRIENDS

Nary a peep had been said about Revoice in Baptist leadership circles for some time when suddenly this week (January 6th 2020) Founders Ministries, led by loyal Albert Mohler friend and fellow Calvinist leader, Tom Ascol began publishing a series on the controversial event and movement. The article is the 1st of 5 which Founders has planned and unless the next four installments represent a serious change of approach ..Revisiting Revoice looks like another round of Reformed tee ball practice game for toddlers where no one loses.

Revisiting Revoice: The Need For This Discussion

 

REALITY OF REVOICE AND MOHLER’S SBTS

Any simple and  honest look at the timeline for Revoice founders tenure at Mohler’s school proves that Mohler’s institution – the SBC’s flagship seminary incubated and encourage Revoice development AND both educated and employed it’s founder Collins for years. Collins spent from 2003 through 2017 at SBTS  remaining after he “came out “/ self  identified as “Gay”. This is according to his own biographical information, his CV and his social media.

 

“Happy #NationalComingOutDay2019! It’s been almost 12 years since I came out, and I have no regrets. Jesus was enough then, he’s been enough since, and he’ll be enough no matter what the world, the flesh, or the Enemy may do. Give your LGBT friends a hug and tell them you love them.”

SIMPLE MATH 

This means Nate Collins who founded Revoice LGBT movement “Came Out” or went public about his self identification as “GAY” in 2007 which was years into his Masters degree studies at Albert Mohler’s SBTS and a full two years BEFORE that Degree was completed. Collins then went on to spend another decade at SBTS both working on his Doctorate and teaching the New Testament as a self identified homosexual in a “mixed orientation marriage”. (Meaning Collins identifies as a homsexual in a heterosexual marriage. Confusing ? It is one of the labels like “SSA but celibate “associated with belief in unchanging sexual “orientation ” but asserting commitment to “Christian Sexual Ethic”.)

Collins Dissertation at SBTS during his doctoral studies was on the topic Paul’s reference to “Virginity ” during writings to 1st century believers as “proof ” that the designation of some people as “virgins ” in the New Testament SUPPORTS Collins ASSERTIONS OF A Third Gender besides Male and Female in the New Testament. Remember Mohler hired Collins to teach New Testament for 3 years as documented below.

Subject

Bible. Corinthians, 1st, VII–Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Sex role–Religious aspects–Christianity
Gender identity

https://repository.sbts.edu/handle/10392/5716

Date

2018-11-09

REVOICE FOUNDERS SBTS TIMELINE

https://www.linkedin.com/in/natecollins/

Education

COLLINS LIST HIS TEACHING AND COUNSELING POSITIONS AT MOHLER’S SBTS

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
“The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Instructor of New Testament Interpretation 2015-16
“Elementary Greek Grammar” and “Greek Review”
 
“Taught two graduate-level courses (approx. 30 students each) covering all introductory elements of Koine Greek grammar, administered and graded all learning assessments,provided outside-the-classroom help to underperforming students, assess
ed students’ qualifications to continue graduate-level study of Greek beyond the elementary grammar stage The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Guest Lecturer”
 –
 
Counseling and Sexuality
 2015
Delivered three hours of guest lectures on the subject of LGBT issues and Christiancounseling

https://independent.academia.edu/NateCollins3/CurriculumVitae

 

NATE COLLINS, PHD PAGE 2
Faith, Gender, and Sexuality
Zondervan Academic
“Secondary Gender Identities in the Biblical World”
 
2016
 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature(San Antonio, TX)
“Theological Perspectives on Non
Straight Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Sanctification”
 
2015
 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society(Atlanta, GA)
“Ethnosexual Particularity and Secondary Gender Identities”
 
2014
 Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society(San Antonio, CA)
“Embodiment, Relationality, and the Construction of Gendered Identities”
 
2013
 Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society

https://independent.academia.edu/NateCollins3

COLLINS PAPERS / DISSERTATION AND BOOK FROM HIS TIME AT SBTS

https://independent.academia.edu/NateCollins3

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
An iOS app to aid in memorizing biblical Greek paradigms (Zondervan Academic, forthcoming)

 

REVOICE AND THE & CAMPAIGN – PAUL SINGER MONEY IN THE SBC?

Collins has also become an outspoken advocate for the SBC WOKE movement often promoting the writings of Jemar Tisby and others in the CRT explosion in The Gospel Coalition and SBC circles.

Now both Collins and Revoice leader Preston Sprinkle are working to promote the radical Obama Foundation led & Campaign. & Campaign is not only a push for compromise by the church on LGBTQ and REligious Liberty (more on that in a moment) but is a top down Democratic Party /Obama Foundation political operation for the 2020 election and part of the broader effort to detract from evangelical support of the Trump reelection .

See more on  the radical roots of & Campaign and its DEEP STATE infiltration of the SBC and NAMB/Send Network here.

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgcs-urban-pastors-unite-with-campaign-for-social-justice-and-obama-faith-ambassador/

REVOICE PRESTON SPRINKLE PROMOTING & CAMPAIGN

https://www.prestonsprinkle.com/theology-in-the-raw/tag/and+campaign

REVOICE FOUNDER / SBTS GRADUATE NATE COLLINS PROMOTING & CAMPAIGN

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Compassion (&) Conviction #AND2020

&CAMPAIGN IS PARTNER OR RADICAL LGBT FUNDER PAUL SINGER AND HIS  “AMERICAN UNITY FUND “

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/17/russell-moores-friends-at-campaign-hook-up-paul-singer-with-revoice-for-lgbtq-rights/

“THE MOST DANGEROUS THING THE CHURCH CAN DO IS THINK IT CAN COMPROMISE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WITH THE ADVANCE OF LGBTQ RIGHTS. &CAMPAIGN NOW LEADS THE WAY IN PROMOTING THIS FAULTY IDEOLOGY AND “FAIRNESS FOR ALL”. BUT WHO IS REALLY BEHIND IT?”

GOAL OF COLLABORATION -REDEFINE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY THRU LGBT RIGHTS

 

https://live-american-unity-fund.pantheonsite.io/topic/fairness-for-all/

FAIRNESS FOR ALL /ALLIANCE FOR LASTING LIBERTY (ALL)

“ALL is a coalition that has been created to house, advance, and formalize conversations that have been taking place among religious and LGBT advocates for more than three years.”

PARTNERS INCLUDE & CAMPAIGN AND SINGERS AMERICAN UNITY FUND

The Support

SELLING THE SELL OUT -THE SWEET SPOT OF COMPROMISE DOES NOT EXIST

Fairness for All Act seeks to balance LGBTQ, religious rights

IN THE END MOHLER’S WORK WITH THE ERLC PROMOTING “ORIENTATION ” WITH HIS SBTS DISCIPLE RUSSELL MOORE OPENED THE DOOR TO REVOICE -NOW MOHLER’S DISCIPLE COLLINS AND REVOICE ARE OPENING THE CHURCH DOORS TO “FAIRNESS FOR ALL” -TO & CAMPAIGN AND THE INFLUENCE OF PRO LGBTQ FUNDER/ BILLIONAIRE PAUL SINGER AND THE OBAMA FOUNDATION.

“Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Dr Albert Mohler hands doctorate diploma in Spring 2017 to Revoice CEO Founder Nate Collins after 14 ½ years under Mohler’s discipleship and teaching New Testament And online Greek as well as counseling students, grading papers, and traveling as SBTS scholar . Mohler has never admitted to date that Collins is an SBTS graduate and instructor.”

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/08/15/the-stain-of-revoice/

 

NICE JOB ALBERT MOHLER ..IF YOUR INTENTION WAS TO TRANSFORM THE SBC THROUGH YOUR LGBT+ FAVORING DISCIPLES.

MANY questions abound. How have Nate Collins and others at SBTS who struggle with homosexual temptation not actually been denied the true Gospel at SBTS and instead been trained for some reason by the SBC flagship seminary as activist for Social Change in the church, ending opposition to the promotion of LGBTQ normalization and full LGBTQ “civil rights”?

Albert Mohler now wants to be President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Baptist need to deny him that additional empowerment.

 

 

AL MOHLER PROTEGE’ THORNBURY FOUND AT ANDY WARHOL’S NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART

ALBERT MOHLER, IS A MAN WHO COMES FROM DEEP WITHIN THE TROUBLED SBC ESTABLISHMENT.

AFTER 25 YEARS AS PRESIDENT OF SBTS MOHLER  WANTS TO BE NEXT SBC PRESIDENT. BUT WHO IS MOHLER REALLY?

MEASURE THE MAN BY THE DISCIPLES HE MAKES !

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                             1/3/2020

If Albert Mohler becomes  President of the Southern Baptist Convention what will the SBC “look like ” when he is done? Review the career paths of three of Mohler’s disciples.

First consider the progressive Democrat /ERLC leader Russell Moore who spent over 20 years under Mohler’s mentorship.Moore has become one of the most divisive, controversial and activist leaders of the modern era of the SBC. Today his ERLC is openly in partnership with members of the Obama Foundation and the Democratic Party Strategist.

Or secondly consider Nate Collins founder of the “Revoice LGBT+ Thriving” in the church  movement who spent 14 1/2 years at Mohler’s institution 13 plus of those years as a self professed gay Christian and to whom Mohler personally handed two theological degrees. One of those degrees was based up on Collins’ dissertation asserting that the New Testament represents  “virgin as a third gender” achieved while Collins taught  New Testament for 3 years at Mohler’s SBTS institution.

SOME VIEW MOHLER AS A THEOLOGICAL ANCHOR WHILE OTHERS SEE HIS BEHIND THE SCENES WORK AND THAT OF HIS DISCIPLES AS A BETRAYAL OF ALL THAT HE PUBLICALLY ESPOUSES.

HAS A MAJOR MOHLER DISCIPLE GONE OVER TO THE DARK SIDE ?

Mohler is not a pastor. Instead Albert Mohler is trusted by Southern Baptist to shape hearts and minds or future pastors and to disciple young leaders, the leaders of tomorrow,  leaders like Mohler’s first Research Assistant and the third disciple for consideration, Gregory Alan Thornbury.

Thornbury is one of the MOST CELEBRATED of Mohler’s disciples, having been his first research assistant a a favorite  student/ faculty member/ scholar/ son of SBTS. Thornbury left SBTS for Union College and by 2013 accepted a celebrated post at Kings College in New York. BUT in four short years the honeymoon looked to have ended for the Mohler disciple and Thornbury by 2018 had taken up residence in the New York Academy of Art founded by pop culture artist / icon Andy Warhol who became a fixture of Studio 54 and the radical gay and bisexual Disco Music scene of the 1970s.

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History of the late Andy Warhol

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History

Dandy Andy: Warhol’s Queer History

“While his sexuality is frequently suppressed or debated, Warhol was a gay man who had several partners throughout his life. Warhol’s boyfriends, including Edward Wallowitch, John Giorno, and Jed Johnson, were also his colleagues and collaborators, helping to shape and define his career as an artist.”

KINGS COLLEGE ANNOUNCED A RESTRUCTURING IN 2017

The King’s College Board of Trustees Announces Leadership Restructuring

“The Board of Trustees of The King’s College is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D. as Chancellor. In this new role Thornbury will counsel the College with strategic advising and networking. He served as the sixth President of The King’s College from 2013 until the present. ”

Thornbury does not list Kings College on his Linked-in resume timeline and according to Kings history “Thornbury served as Chancellor during the transition period, then stepped down to give greater place to scholarly and artistic pursuits, including post-publication opportunities related to his book on the Christian rock-and-roll artist Larry Norman.”

SOME MOHLER BACKGROUND MAY HELP UNDERSTAND HIS PROBLEMATIC IMPACT

Mohler is himself CELEBRATED as a conservative savior of sorts as head of the flagship SBC seminary Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville KY. Yet Mohler’s close friend Mark Dever reminded Baptist at SBC 2017 that in undergrad at Birmingham Alabama’s Samford University, Mohler was liberal in his views on egalitarianism (ordaining women to the pastorate) and did not believe in inerrancy of the Bible. Later after being educated at SBTS while it was filled with Liberal theologians Mohler suddenly appeared to have become a Biblical conservative. Mohler then rode his growing acceptance as part of the conservative resurgence, the movement which was built around the stand for Biblical inerrancy, to become President of  SBTS in 1993 at just 33 years old. He then became a leading figure in the Neo- Calvinist movement in the SBC with people like Tom Ascol.

But by 2007 Mohler was leading the effort of the SBC to merge their growing Reformed camp into The Gospel Coalition along with Tim Keller which has been at the epicenter of much of today’s compromise related to the false Social Justice gospel, LGBT+ Christianity, the rise of  Critical Race Theory and intersectionality in the church and a HOST of other errors. Also all these problems have proven to be driven by problematic grant funding flooding TGC affiliated Institutions. In the case of SBTS Mohler himself spoke at the event which welcomed the social justice driven funding to SBTS in the “Commonweal Project” and the drift leftward has intensified.

A THORNBURY CAREER OVERVIEW

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CAREER PATH, DISTURBING POLITICS AND CULTURAL VIEWS OF GREGORY ALAN THORNBURY WHO IS ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED  DISCIPLES OF ALBERT MOHLER.

https://equip.sbts.edu/article/a-president-at-work-%E2%80%A8mohlers-investment-in-the-%E2%80%A8next-generation-of-leaders/

“During the presidency of R. Albert Mohler Jr., seven men have worked for him as research assistants and directors of theological research. Not only did they help him organize material and prepare for writing projects, speaking and preaching engagements, debates and more, but they received a UNIQUE kind of education in return.”

Gregory Thornbury

(from SBTS Equip site)

Then: Research assistant (1994-1998)

Now: President of The Kings College, New York, N.Y.

“The most exciting part about being Dr. Mohler’s research assistant, and really the best part of my seminary education, was the education after hours. I would go over to Dr. Mohler’s library and help him work on writing projects and things that he was working on, finding references and looking up things while he was working. I got to see him thinking out loud while he was writing and preparing.”

“That was really exhilarating, because what I began to realize as I was completing my doctoral dissertation — which he supervised — is how much of my own mental furniture had been placed there as a result of seeing him think out loud in all of those different scenarios. Not only in those key moments of crises in the history of the institution, but also in journal articles and in book projects and in public engagement and debate. To be able to witness first hand all of the stuff that he was reading — I mean, we all know what a polymath he is — and to have access to that was like getting a massive influx of bibliography, which I would never be able to repeat in my entire life.”

GREGORY ALAN THORNBURY

So Gregory Alan Thornbury is an SBTS graduate and personal research assistant to Albert Mohler and “received a UNIQUE EDUCATION ” from Mohler.

Thornbury is a contributor to SBTS “Equip magazine”.

https://equip.sbts.edu/tag/gregory-alan-thornbury/

THORNBURY AND TGC

Thornbury is a favorite of The Gospel Coalition.

Gregory Alan Thornbury author of Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry.

Gregory Thornbury

When Parents Must Contradict Culture

TRACING THORNBURY’S HISTORY

Thornbury is described as a “hipster” and a “Rock Star” according to Christian media and SBTS.

https://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/the-kings-president-2/

MOHLER DISCIPLE THORNBURY WENT   1st TO UNION -THEN ON TO KINGS COLLEGE

Apr 4, 2014

1.65K subscribers

“Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury was inaugurated as the sixth president of The King’s College on April 3rd, 2014. Read more: http://www.tkc.edu/media/newsrelease….. In the heart of New York City, The King’s College is an accredited, Christian liberal arts college. Using a biblical worldview and great works in politics, philosophy, and economics, we are educating the next generation of leaders for America and the world. For more information, visit http://www.tkc.edu.  “

 

History

2013

“In July, the Board of Trustees announced Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury as the College’s sixth president. Focused on a renaissance of Christian thought and life, President Thornbury worked to connect the College to key partners and institutions to collaborate with the mission and vision of King’s for the common good.”

SBTS LAUDED THORNBURY’S RISE

https://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/southern-seminarys-influence-on-christian-higher-education/

https://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/the-kings-president-2/

SBTS AN INCUBATOR FOR ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

“The seminary has had a particular impact on Christian higher education, with many of its administrators later serving as college and university presidents, including: …David Dockery (Union University, 1996-2014; Trinity International University, 2014-present); Danny Akin (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004-present); Jason Allen (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012-present); and Greg Thornbury (The King’s College, 2013-present).”

Mohler endorsement of  Thornbury’s book.

“The enduring influence of what Greg Thornbury wisely calls ‘classic evangelicalism’ is critical for the health and vitality of Christianity in America. He rightly
looks to the greatest intellectual figure of twentieth-century evangelicalism, Carl
Henry, as a mentor and guide. At the same time, this is a radically current book,
directed at the most crucial issues facing the evangelical movement today. This is an
important work by a leading evangelical scholar. We can only hope that this book
becomes widely influential.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor
of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Dr. Gregory Thornbury

BUT THORNBURY DID NOT REMAIN AT KINGS COLLEGE FOR LONG 

By 2017 Thornbury had left the Presidents office of Kings College and by 2018 a new President was installed

2018

The Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Tim Gibson as its seventh president.

History

 

ALBERT MOHLER’S MAN AT WARHOL

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-thornbury-0489b487/

  • Gregory Thornbury
  •  2nd degree connection
  • Gregory has a premium account  

New York Academy of Art

  • Greater New York City Area
  • 500+ connections 
  • Contact info

Highlights

“Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D., serves as Vice President at the New York Academy of Art, founded by Andy Warhol and a group of like minded patrons who were committed to traditional skills in the visual arts applied to contemporary discourse.”

“He previously served as the sixth president of The King’s College in New York City.”

“He is the author of the critically acclaimed biography on Rock legend and Jesus freak, Larry Norman (Convergent/Penguin/Random House, March 2018).”

“He was called “America’s First Hipster College President.”

ALL QUIET ON THE AL MOHLER /SBTS FRONT . WHY?

 

THORNBURY DEPARTURE FROM KINGS COLLEGE WAS GIVEN LITTLE NOTICE WHILE  HE BECAME A VICE PRESIDENT AT ANDY WARHOL’S  NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ARTS.

By 2018 Thornbury has surfaced as Vice President of Development at Andy Warhol’s New York Academy of Art. The Academy is a landmark of the edgy New York City arts scene and celebrates the legacy of the famed gay pop culture artist icon Andy Warhol.

According to a post by Thronbury’s wife on August 15, 2019 – Thornbury, in his position as VP of Development at NYAA, is living in New York and taking over as “acting President” for a year at New York Academy of Art. She recently has left her own position at Kings College and is working with the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver, WA.

“Late last spring, Greg accepted responsibility to step into an expanded leadership role at the New York Academy of Art as the current president is on sabbatical this year, and he will fulfill that commitment. ”

THORNBURY MAKING HIMSELF AT HOME AMONG THE NYC ART ELITE

THORNBURY POSES WITH GUEST AT NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART “TAKE HOME A NUDE ” EVENT.

 Steve Wilson, Damian Loeb, Gregory Thornbury, Zoya Loeb at NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART PRESENTS:TAKE HOME A NUDE / id : 3967189 by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com

 

People:

Event Title

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART PRESENTS:TAKE HOME A NUDE

Location:

Sotheby’s, NYC

0CTOBER 2019

THORNBURY IS NOT AS VOCAL OR VISIBLE IN SBTS PUBLICATION THESE DAYS BUT  CAN BE SEEN EXPRESSING HIS VIEWS ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA. 

 

THORNBURY RETWEETS   CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND COMMENTS OF CHRISTIANITY TODAY CHRISTMAS CONTROVERSY AND TRUMP .

Pete Buttigieg
@PeteButtigieg

“Today I join millions around the world in celebrating the arrival of divinity on earth, who came into this world not in riches but in poverty, not as a citizen but as a refugee. No matter where or how we celebrate, merry Christmas.”

Barack Obama
@BarackObama

“From the Obama family to yours, Merry Christmas!”
THORNBURY FLURRY OF TWEETS RETWEETS IN SUPPORT OF CHRISTIANITY TODAY LEADERSHIP IN CHRISTMAS WEEK CONTROVERSY

Thornbury is also working on the Board of  Paul Singer funded Philos Project which is a client of Christianity Todays new CEO Timothy Dalrymple .

Gregory Thornbury
@greg_thornbury

Merry Christmas!

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Timothy Dalrymple
@TimDalrymple_
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Breaking news. Turns out we’re *not* funded by George Soros. You can all sleep a little sounder tonight 😉 snopes.com/fact-check/chr

Gregory Thornbury
@greg_thornbury

“It’s a hostage situation.” Me Great reporting, as usual, from the brilliant ⁦

⁩ ⁦

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Journalist leaves Christian Post amid its plans to attack Christianity Today
The column published Thursday sliced down the middle of a brewing fight among evangelical leaders.
washingtonpost.com

Sarah Pulliam Bailey
@spulliam

“Trying to reach a bunch of pastors days before Christmas is surprisingly hard to do!

If you pastor mentioned CT in his/her sermon yesterday, would you send me a DM?”

David Gushee
@dpgushee

I believe that dropping

from his reading list is really going to have a dramatic effect on #POTUS policy choices and expressions of character. Don’t you? OTOH, it does leave more time for his reading in C.S. Lewis and Chesterton.

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Gregory Thornbury
@greg_thornbury
·

ET?

“As if you ever read @CTmagazine in the first place.”

“Then again. Yes. We are ETs – aliens to this world, your world, and sojourners toward heaven.”  twitter.com/realDonaldTrum

 

Lived Theology
@LivedTheology

“There’s a prayer warrior on staff at Rolling Stone. “Mr. President, you should know that many, many of us have been saying a PRAYER that the divisions you have sown and the hatred you have propagated will not live on after you.” ⁦⁦Grateful & amazed.”

SOME ADDITIONAL POSITIONS THORNBURY HOLDS /HAS HELD AMONG EVANGELICALS

TGC  Thornbury and the ARTS sign of things to come ?
THORNBURY WORKS WITH FATHER ROBERT SIRICO / ACTON INSTITUTE
THORNBURY AND THE MISES INSTITUTE
THORNBURY AND SALEM MEDIA GROUP
THORNBURY AND PAUL SINGER FUNDED PHILOS PROJECT
MOHLER AND THORNBURY
Given that Albert Mohler is credited by some with being a mainstay in the “conservative resurgence ” in the SBC, the disturbing career paths of some of his most celebrated proteges’ leaves plenty of room to question what a Mohler Presidency would bring to the TROUBLED SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION.
How have so many years been invested in the discipleship of and hands on mentoring with such men as Russell Moore and Gregory Thornbury produced such contrary fruit and what looks like a “harvest of tares” ?
How can Albert Mohler save the SBC from the looming denominational split like the coming divides in the Methodist and PCA when it is his own disciple Nate Collins who birthed the Revoice LGBT+ Thriving movement that is at the root of the PCA split taking place as we speak?
SOMETHING IS AMISS AT SBTS 
Something troubling is going on in Mohler’s SBTS house and the leaders he and his seminary are sending into the church appear to be unstable in their careers and liberal  in their political views and social convictions.
It might be worth looking at several dozen Mohler SBTS graduates who had been elevated at SBTS and in the SBC in an episode of “Where are They Now?”

MORE SEDUCTION POLITICS :THE EVANGELICAL MIDDLE MAN OF THE OBAMA FOUNDATION IN HIS OWN WORDS.

IN 2009 AND AGAIN IN 2012 THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ENGAGED EVANGELICAL LEADERS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.  FOR 2020 THE EVANGELICAL DEEP STATE IS WORKING OPENLY WITH THE OBAMA FOUNDATION FAITH AMBASSADOR COORDINATING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                               1/3/2020

Christianity Today made itself the topic of political news just before Christmas as editor Mark Galli  (heading out the door for the holidays and leaving for good) echoed the Democratic House leaders impeachment results as Galli and CT called for President Trump’s “Removal”. A closer look Michael Wear’s follow up below on the CT’s editorial and the partners involved in it provides a compelling case for a carefully coordinated effort to grab headlines and further the appearance of deep division in the conservative Evangelical camp over Trump.However Wear is clearly revealing the election strategy behind both the CT story and his own work among Evangelical leaders with his & Campaign.

A host of Christian leaders, most of whom are promoted heavily by Christianity Today, have been colluding and community organizing  against Trump since the 2015 primaries. These modern day “political prophets” nestled themselves among trusting conservative evangelicals wearing conservative branding, while in reality it appears that men like Tim Keller and members of his organization The Gospel Coalition and Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore have been engaged in an ugly game of political seduction, collusion, and counter – conservative treason for over a decade.

In 2012 Keller and his “Good Faith ” (see the book by the same name ) partners met in the Oval office to agree on a strategy to offer the the church up on a silver platter to the President during his radical second term. The effort was all in the name of the “civility” and “for the common good”.

In 2015 /2016 Keller and partners like the ERLC’s Russell Moore took their rhetoric of betrayal a bit too far. They were too open about it to retain plausible deniability as they campaigned against GOP nominee Donald J Trump. Moore took heat from his own SBC bosses for a time and even became a topic on the Real Donald Trump Twitter feed. Trump called the subversive SBC ethicist Moore “heartless”. Moore has mask his rhetoric in theological jargon and steadily reminded Christians that his politics are a “Gospel Issue”. Still few evangelicals knew the close relationship Moore had maintained with the Obama Whitehouse even during the 2016 election cycle.

US President Barack Obama (L) talks to Dr. Russell Moore, Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, TN and Suzii Paynter, Execu

(Huffington Post photo- “US President Barack Obama (L) talks to Dr. Russell Moore, Southern Baptist Convention…during a meeting with faith leaders in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC on April 15, 2014”)

FAST FORWARD TO 2020 AND & CAMPAIGN/OBAMA FOUNDATION’S MICHAEL WEAR.

NOW in the 2020 election cycle the progressive evangelicals thin layer of theological veneer has worn off and these brazen betrayers have no shame in their public alliances, while acting in fierce opposition to the convictional political engagement of their own base. With heavily funded partners like & Campaign – a Paul Singer allied organization -these Evangelical leaders are openly coordinating their efforts to defeat Trump working with a Democratic Party Strategist and the Obama Foundation Ambassador in the & Campaign.

You can read more on the Evangelicals the & Campaign and Just Gospel 2020 here :

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/12/30/seduction-politics-how-southern-baptist-elitist-plan-to-defeat-trump-in-2020/

RUSSELL MOORE AND & CAMPAIGNS MICHAEL WEAR NOVEMBER 2019 

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Pictured above is Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist ERLC with Obama Foundation’s Michael Wear on stage at the Fall 2019  Trinity Forum event pushing for more VERY liberal immigration reform as part of the Evangelical Immigration Roundtable funded by Open Borders political interest. “A Civil Discourse” was the topic of their presentation which is another way of saying “True Conservatives make nice and shut up while we transform your faith and the world” .

Further information on how the Obama Foundation Ambassador Wear is working with TGC and Southern Baptist North American Missions Board urban pastors is documented here :

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/31/tgcs-urban-pastors-unite-with-campaign-for-social-justice-and-obama-faith-ambassador/

WHO IS MICHAEL WEAR

http://michaelwear.com/bio

“Michael Wear serves as Chief Strategist and a member of the executive team for The And Campaign. He is a leading expert, speaker and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life.”

“As one of President Obama’s “ambassadors to America’s believers” (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues”

“Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. He also writes for The Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine and other publications on faith, politics and culture. Michael is a Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum,”

WEAR AND TGC

Wear has worked with The Gospel Coalition openly since 2017.

Michael Wear on Political Hopes and Fears

Hopes and Fears

In this video, Michael Wear, founder of Public Square Strategies, explains how Christians should think about politics. How does the Bible shape my reaction to who wins and loses? ”

 

RATHER THAN GIVE LOADS OF COMMENTARY LET’S ALLOW WEAR TO SPEAK TO  THE CHRISTIANITY TODAY EDITORIAL AND THE  & CAMPAIGN’S  GOALS FOR 2020.

EXCERPTS FROM WEARS RECENT NEWSLETTER IS BELOW

 

More on the CT editorial, thoughts on 2020 and other ideas.

Michael and Melissa Wear  January 2nd 2020

“Happy New Year, friends!”

“My hope is to write an *official* State of the Race overview over the next few days as an exclusive for subscribers, but here I want to provide some thoughts concerning a number of different events and discussions that have percolated over the last couple of weeks.”

“Also, the image above is from the Piedmont region on our recent trip. It was taken early in the morning while at the top of a vineyard, and the rising sun hadn’t totally cleared the fog.”

-Michael

“Christianity Today Editorial on Removing Trump”

“When the CT editorial by Mark Galli came out, I wrote to you that it was a big deal, and the fact that there was such a big debate over whether or not it is a big deal, is evidence that it is, in fact, a big deal. It provoked several tweets from President Trump, and I’m sure some anxious phone calls from White House staff that resulted in statements and op-eds in response. Mark Galli was everywhere for 72 hours, including major newspapers, cable news and the editorial was even discussed on at least one of the Sunday morning shows.”

“As I suggested in my previous post on this, how we define “big deal” is important. If skepticism that this is a big deal amounts to doubt that now 40%+ of white evangelicals are going to vote Democratic in 2020, then count me a skeptic! Politically, the import of this editorial begins with the effect it will have on the Christian leadership: does it provoke conversations that would otherwise not occur? Are certain leaders and organizations making plans and acting differently because of what the editorial opened up in terms of explicit opposition to Trump? I think the answer to these kinds of questions is yes. It can already be seen publicly, if you pay attention to who is sharing the editorial. But I’ve been most attentive to the quiet conversations, of which many I’ve heard or been a part of and have to assume there are exponentially more to which I am not privy.”

“Electorally, I think the environment is such that Trump can be limited to 70-78% of the white evangelical vote, and receive less support from Hispanic evangelicals than he did in 2016. This editorial can be a part of that, which makes it a “big deal.” This is especially true if the Democratic nominee actually makes a case to these voters as well.”

“Then, of course, as I explained in my previous post, part of what makes this a big deal has little to do with electoral outcomes directly, and more about the Christian witness in relation to those outcomes.”

“Pushback on some of the pastoral pushback”

“One bit of pushback I’ve heard, both privately and publicly, particularly from pastors, but also others, suggests that the CT editorial’s direct pronouncement was overly prescriptive and too directly political. Christians should not get involved in such a partisan scuffle, but should focus on God, on higher things, the argument goes.”

“I have been very public and clear in my defense of pastors who feel it is off-mission to speak to day-to-day political machinations, and I stand by that conviction. I believe—again, generally—the frequency and flippancy of calls to “leave your church if your pastor doesn’t mention (x)” is misguided.”

“Yet, in the same way I would urge advocates and activists to not place the burden of their calling on pastors, I would also suggest that pastors ought not place the burden of their calling on others. In fact, they should be grateful for institutions like Christianity Today, and organizations that are directly in the political fray. It might be wise for a specific pastor, and even pastors generally, to be more hesitant to use the authority of their position to speak into discrete public policy challenges. I tend to think there’s room for a number of different approaches here that all can amount to a faithful stewardship of the pastoral vocation and leadership of a local church. However, pastors should be careful not to impose their approach—one that factors in unique responsibilities that are not shared by every Christian leader and certainly not every individual Christian—on others and therefore make a general theological edict with the pretense of open-mindedness and being “above the fray.” Third way approaches still amount to a way, and are often no less prescriptive or limiting than any other approach. Additionally, when we suggest that all Christians in positions of influence should stay out of speaking directly and clearly on political issues, what does that suggest to those who actually work in politics? To those who serve in public office? To the Christian in the voting booth? I’ve argued that the message they receive is that politics is an area that is cordoned off from God, the one square inch over which God looks and says “all yours.” This is why so many are ready to put their faith to the side when they vote and when they think about politics. If pastors aren’t supposed to speak to political issues of the day, and leaders associated with Christian institutions aren’t supposed to speak to political issues of the day, can we blame Christians for getting the message that they’re better off taking their political cues from cable news and talk radio hosts?”

“In a healthy environment, we would have churches and pastors partnering with organizations and Christian leaders who have a specific mandate to work in politics. This is consistent with, for instance, C.S. Lewis’ discussion of politics in Mere Christianity. It is also a major driving idea behind The AND Campaign. We hope to alleviate some of the burden local churches and pastors feel to be involved in day-to-day politics. This requires a certain transfer of legitimacy and leadership in the area of politics that has to be more or less explicit. In some denominations, this is embedded in the denomination itself, even if it is not always honored practically—this is essentially the role of the ERLC in the Southern Baptist Convention, or the Methodist Church’s General Board of Church & Society. This happens regularly in other areas. Local churches might decide they care a great deal about, say, access to water or serving immigrants. But the local church’s expertise is most likely not in drilling wells, or helping immigrants navigate the legal process, so a church will throw some of their weight behind an organization or effort that does have that specific mandate. The local church can’t do everything, even in areas it thinks is important, but local churches can find ways to point to the leadership of those it trusts to lead in those areas.”

“All of this is to say: you might not think weighing in on impeachment is appropriate as a pastor, but if you hold that view, it is does not answer the question of how an institution like Christianity Today should act. Furthermore, such a view might even put additional weight on the imperative of institutions like Christianity Today to provide a clear point of view on political issues like impeachment.”

“Joe Biden’s RNS Op-ed”

“On New Year’s Eve, I did a segment on NPR’s Morning Edition about Joe Biden’s op-ed for Religion News Service. The op-ed is not revolutionary, but it is a great example of how faith can fit in a campaign’s mission. It is a textbook example of the power of communicating about faith…..”
“The op-ed is a powerful tool for faith outreach. It’s the kind of thing that will be referenced in Christian media, and circulated among people who consider faith when they vote. The references to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, the scriptural references, and importantly, to his own respect for and experiences with religious institutions, and the way the op-ed describes faith as central to and affirming, to quote the op-ed, his “whole idea of self,” is really powerful for many Christians and Catholics, in particular.”

“But I would also suggest that we view this kind of communication as not just a matter of faith outreach, but about helping voters understand who the candidate is as a person and what guides them. There are obviously many ways to do this, but faith is a powerful one, and an op-ed like this helps to fill in that picture in a way that’s resonant.”

“It’s just one more example of how Democrats are emboldened on faith in 2020. There are a number of reasons for this, including the increasing focus on base constituencies and a judgment that the party’s lack of attention to faith in 2016 was a mistake. However, the biggest reason is Donald Trump, and the unique opportunity and challenge he presents. The challenge, of course, is what Democrats see as Trump’s rejection of fundamental American values, or what Biden would refer to as Trump’s testing of the soul of the nation. The opportunity is Democrats feel like they no longer have to be defensive in the values debate, and that includes the opportunity to sort of actively test Republican dominance when it comes to talking about values.”

“Of course, the op-ed will not be sufficient for some, and it probably shouldn’t be. It certainly doesn’t answer my every question, or erase every disagreement I have with Biden. I’m not arguing here that the op-ed is a silver bullet, but rather that it a) is an indication someone like Joe Biden is at least prepared to not make the same mistakes regarding faith that the party made in 2016, and b) exemplifies that faith outreach is not mystifying or ethereal. In 2017, I wrote for The Atlantic about what faith outreach on a presidential campaign entails for the purpose of demystifying faith outreach.”

“Star Wars and our politics”

“So I haven’t seen the new one yet, but I’ve read some of the reviews. Everyone knows I think Alissa Wilkinson is the best movie critic out there, and I can watch a movie, think it was bad, read her review and go, “I get it now. That movie was great, I’m just a doofus.” I’ll also be excited about a movie, read her review of it, see the movie, and shake my fists in the air because she was right again. She’s just that good.”

“So this is not a critique of Alissa’s critique of Star Wars (I haven’t seen it yet!), but there was something in Alissa’s review of Star Wars that sent me on a thought trail.”

“She writes:

I could say some other stuff about The Rise of Skywalker. About its insistence on a morally simple universe where you’re either dark or light, but you only get to be on one side. About its continued mixing of gnostic and biblical imagery, but without a lot to say about either. About how it could have said something intriguing about our contemporary culture, power, or empires, but just doggedly insists on broadcasting the same two messages that Disney movies fall back on time and time again: first, that you have to believe in yourself, and second, that the real Force was the friends we made along the way.

But The Rise of Skywalker isn’t good enough to earn that kind of discourse.

“Ouch. But I’m mostly concerned here with the line in italics, which struck me because it’s a criticism I’ve heard of the movie from others, and it’s often pitted directly against what so many thought was great about The Last Jedi. And what people thought was so great about The Last Jedi is that it was evolved storytelling, that included “morally complex” characters. It modernized the Star Wars franchise, many thought.”

“Here, though, it seems, morally complex characters and evolved storytelling are often just euphemisms for the kind of plot, tone and characters popularly associated with the 1990s HBO series, The Sopranos. It’s the much-praised sophistication of the anti-hero, of the protagonist who has dark secrets, of the villain who we learn is more complicated and can’t really be blamed for how he is. It’s mature art that gets beyond the binaries of good and evil, of pretending like there are always consequences for the bad guys and that the good guys always win out. Scratch that, the real maturity is to know that there are no good guys.”

“This makes me think of two things. First, I thought of the challenge of building a just moral universe as a storyteller in an environment like this. The most compelling recent example of a show wrestling with this has been the final season of The Affair. Showrunner Sarah Treem was interviewed by Deadline after the final episode aired, and spoke directly to this idea regarding the character of Noah Solloway….”

“This, to me, feels like a healthier prism for storytelling. Not suggesting good and evil do not exist, or being content or even reveling in the fact that characters are both good and evil, but setting the pursuit of moral improvement as a good (this is at the center of one of the greatest sitcoms of the last decade, The Good Place). Of course, I do not think we should require any specific moral vision on art in order to appreciate it, but I do think we should stop pretending like the height of sophistication is moral confusion.”

“Which leads me to the second thing I thought about in relation to these ideas, predictably, which is politics. Read this response to the CT editorial on Trump from Trump-supporting Christians like Robert Jeffress, and I think you’ll see more than a bit of praise for the rationalization of the anti-hero in it. I think you’ll see more than a bit of moral confusion in it. Everything bad about Trump can be ignored in light of everything that is good about him. These rationalizations represent a Sopranos ethics where Trump doesn’t lack integrity, but is just a leader with “a different kind of integrity.” Trump is some folks’ anti-hero: maybe they had some reservations during the first few episodes, but it’s now season 4. Too much is riding on his success, and they’re way too invested to change the channel now.”

Michael Wear

(END OF THE WEAR JANUARY  2ND NEWSLETTER )

THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER COMMENTARY

To keep it short and to the point -the open collaboration of evangelical leaders with the Obama Foundation and the Democratic Party Strategist of the & Campaign is 100% political and 100 % originating from the FAR LEFT. There are no political, let alone Biblical CONSERVATIVES INVOLVED in & Campaign’s leadership.The NAMB “WOKE pastors” who help provide leadership for & Campaign admit to their support of wedding the Gospel with Social Justice while taking support from their alliance with GOP activist funding of Paul Singer and his American Unity Fund.

Third Way Political engagement is itself a deception of the left. The collaboration of ERLC/TGC and  Wears organization is not even a good effort at achieving the perception of the deception it is promoting. This effort is simply progressive politics unmasked in order to see how gullible Conservative Evangelicals will be.
 These pulpit prophets rely on believers  assumption that the leaders are social, theological and Biblical conservatives because of their affiliations with and positions in historically conservative denominations. It is likely these leaders NEVER shared the political or social views of those who follow them. Now these men are openly working to undermine conservative Evangelicals  impact on the presidential politics of 2020 and beyond.
As the 2020 election cycle unfolds -at least 3 major denominations are on the verge of splitting over the influence of the VERY SAME theological compromise related to this VERY movement and it’s leaders. Don’t be fooled. These prophets simply want to bring down the conservative Christian movement in the US . They want your vote and to help progressives own your faith and your children and their future. We must all consider the cost of cowardice and the seller’s remorse that await those who follow the path of  Judas
for Thirty Pieces of Silver.

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

SEDUCTION POLITICS: HOW SOUTHERN BAPTIST ELITIST PLAN TO DEFEAT TRUMP IN 2020

EFFORTS BY SBC LEADERS TO UNDERMINE CONSERVATIVE CONVICTIONS REFLECTED IN THEIR SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP ARE NOW IN PLAIN VIEW WITH “JUST GOSPEL 2020”.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                                     12/30/2019

If you are a Christian parent of a 20 to 30 year old who professes like faith but does not share your convictions on moral issues or their political  ideology then you are not alone. In fact you are likely in the majority. If the couple or couples raising your grandkids seem detached and confused somewhere between  their profession of faith and the voting booth and you find their lack of clarity disturbing then you are a likely victim of the evangelical elite subversives.

A generation of Christians are being hardwired through social engineering and process of social change with this EXACT outcome in mind. If your grown children are attending or graduated from a Christian college university or seminary then you most likely paid for this deconstructionism and their indoctrination and departure from the convictions you made every effort to instill in them.

In plain language. From every visible indicator on the “political engagement” front -evangelical elitist like Russell Moore, Tim Keller, Albert Mohler, Ligon Duncan and more have been stealing the Biblical convictions of the future generation for over two decades and SOWING THE TARES of leftist politics wrapped in a perverted neo-Calvinist theology in the open fields of our next generation. Worst of all, if you sent your children to one of these guys institutions and other men like them then you likely supported them to undermine your children and grandchildren’s convictions.

The worst possible outcomes are being realized after 3 decades of this subversion. Critical Theory has replaced Critical Thinking. Cultural Marxism has replaced Biblical Compassion. Lenin’s Social Justice has been substituted for the Gospel and a generation has been taught to despise the very freedoms that being an American and being the offspring of conservative Christian parents has afforded them. In short some key SBC and other elitist leaders have gamed the system and the trust of a generation of Christians and are seeking to transforming the social views of an entire generation of Believers.

Even if your grown children and grandchildren did not attend the educational institutions they are still most likely members of  churches being led and undergoing like transformation by “pastors” who did. They are reading books by them, using Sunday school and discipleship curriculum designed by them and reading Christian media (like Christianity Today) written by the.

Mainstream Christianity  has become a place where no refuge remains from the politics of the evangelical elitist.

JUST GOSPEL 2020: LATEST EXAMPLE OF SEDUCTION

A key part of the seduction of NEXT GENERATION political views  is the “social gospel ” snare which destroyed the mainline denominations and institutions of the 60s and 70s  . It is now called “Social Justice”. The “Just Gospel 2020 ” event outlined here is better understood by the discerning  as a political rally NOT a Gospel event . It is the second such event -the first in 2019 and now is set to launch the 2020 political cycle  narrative of those leaders involved like Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist ERLC. The event is put on by “The Front Porch ” an organization of fellow Southern Baptist and The Gospel Coalition (TGC ) leader Thabiti Anyabwile ( not his birth name).

Thabiti’s Front Porch

https://www.facebook.com/talkontheporch/

Home 1 – Classic Conference

( Listen carefully to the CRISIS NARRATIVE OF JUST GOSPEL 2020 event )

Details

http://justgospelconference.org/

“No one saw the 2016 presidential election coming. No one predicted the effect the election would have on the country—and the Church. To some extent, our tribalism has been exposed and perhaps deepened. Unity has become more fragile.”

“In all likelihood, the Church will face the same stark choices and the same potential for misunderstanding, disunity and tribal politics. This time, however, we have an opportunity to approach politics and the election differently… like Christians… like the pilgrims and aliens we are in the world.”

“The goal of Just Gospel 2020 is NOT to engage in partisan debate or endorse any party’s platform. Nor is our goal to bind the consciences of attendees to a particular policy prescription the Bible does not require. We will not recommend or even comment on any candidate.”

“The Just Gospel 2020 conference goal is to help Christians think biblically and deeply about being Christians and taking our Christian identity and perspective into our political lives. We hope to aid each other in our discipleship. We are “strangers and exiles on the earth” who “desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one” (Heb. 11:13, 16). We hope to model how Christians who differ in secondary and political matters can nevertheless do so charitably and in a way that preserves both unity and freedom of conscience. We hope to make a difference—for the Church and the country.”

“We need and want healing conversations that serve the Church We need pilgrim politics that bear witness to Christ and Kingdom to which we are headed. Join us!”

CALLING IT PILGRIM POLITICS
So this is what Christians who are MORE heavenly minded would believe and how they would vote ?

JUST GOSPEL REALLY MEANS “SOCIAL JUSTICE GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE “

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FRONT PORCH LEADERS INCLUDE SBC PRESIDENT J.D. GREEAR AND SBTS RESIDENT  CRITICAL RACE THEORY EXPERT/RACIAL ACTIVIST  JARVIS WILLIAMS 
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“Meet us on The Porch…don’t miss your chance for great discussion and fellowship!!!”
( VERY downhomey sounding right?)
JUST GOSPEL 2020 SPONSORS 

JUST GOSPEL 2020 HOST CHURCH AND PASTOR

WHERE
Del Ray Baptist Church
2405 Russell Rd
Alexandria, VA 22301
WHEN
Thursday – Saturday
March 5 – 7, 2020

 

Del Ray Baptist Church

 

Garrett Kell

Garrett Kell

Garrett Kell is the guy who hosted the first “Living Out  LGBTQ Welcome & Inclusion -Church Training” in the US for TGC ‘s Same Sex Attracted ” gay Christian activist ” Sam Allberry and his UK team of gay priest  in November 2018. Kell is Southern Baptist, part of Russell Moores ERLC fellows, pastors a 9MARKS church plant affiliated with TGC and the planting network of / SBC TGC leader Mark Dever.

KELL’S TWO JUST GOSPEL 2020 LECTURES

  • “Pastors stand at the helm of local discipleship and equipping efforts. Effective approaches to engaging the entire congregation as well as equipping individuals are needed. This session explores biblical strategies and one local church’s efforts at discipling the congregation to bear witness in the public square.”
  • “Every election season presents the church with certain challenges. The responsibility of pastors and Christians to “maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” continues no matter the election dynamics. This panel considers good and bad ways of shepherding our local churches through trying times.”

 

FLASHBACK TO DELRAY BAPTIST AND LIVING OUT LGBT INCLUSION EVENT 2018

Living Out seminar

“Venue
Del Ray Baptist Church, 2405 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA

Date
“Wednesday 14 November 2018
Doors open at 9:30, Sessions run from 10AM-4:30PM”

Cost
“$20 per person. Includes refreshments. Lunch is not provided, so you can bring your own, or visit any of the local options during the lunch break.”

Course Schedule
» Understanding the Cultural Challenge
» A Biblical Vision for Human Sexuality
» A Biblical Vision for the Church
» Interview and Questions
» Next Steps and Prayer

“A Few Words About DRBC’s Partnership with Living Out”

“Del Ray Baptist Church is committed to sharing the good news of Jesus with all people in our community, and in enabling all believers to grow and flourish in Christ. To this end we are hosting a workshop put on by Living Out, a UK-based ministry that specializes in helping Christians engage biblically with issues of human sexuality.”

“Given the number of different ministries and positions that exist on these issues – not all of them good and helpful – we thought it would help to answer some of the questions you may have about Living Out, given it is not well known in the US. We’re looking forward to this event and want you to have confidence in coming along.”

What is Living Out?

“Living out is a ministry based in the UK that aims to help followers of Christ learn how to live out their devotion to Christ from their identity in Christ rather than their sexuality.”

FAST FORWARD TO JUST GOSPEL 2020

SO DEL RAY BAPTIST HOSTING JUST GOSPEL 2020 IS NOT A SHOCK .

MORE ON JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE

Kells 9 Marks partner & editor is a graduate of  London School of Economic (historic center  of Fabian Socialism in the UK) Jonathan Leeman. He is also speaking at Just Gospel 2020.

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman

LEEMAN’S JUST GOSPEL 2020 TALK

“Many pastors say, “We don’t do politics.” But there is a sense in which the church is inescapably political. We need a more comprehensive vision for the right and wrong ways we think about being “political” as Christian churches.”

MORE on Leeman here with Mark Dever attempting to persuade Christians not to be “single issue voters ” (i e anti-abortion driven).

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2018/11/17/9marks-dever-and-fabian-socialist-trained-editor-how-to-ditch-your-pro-life-voting-habit/

You will not find London School of Economics in Leeman’s 9 Marks or TGC profiles

Jonathan Leeman

London School of Economics is discussed in this interview and Dever boast about it in the video linked in the article above .

An Interview with Jonathan Leeman on Baptist Foundations

THE JUST GOSPEL TWINS – & CAMPAIGN AND ERLC LEADERS

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

Giboney is a Democratic Party Strategist and DNC delegate for both Obama 2012  and Hillary Clinton 2016 . He is a co-founder of & Campaign with basically the same political ideology as Just Gospel 2020. & Campaign leadership is provided by Giboney and Obama Foundation Faith Ambassador Michael Wear. They also have an advisory board composed of over 10 leaders from TGC/ The Southern Baptist North American Missions Board /Send Network and 9 Marks pastors .

Justin Giboney

“Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Co-Founder and President of the AND Campaign, which is a coalition of urban Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.”

“In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and he served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. He’s written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today and The Hill.”

GIBONEY’S JUST GOSPEL 2020 LECTURE

“In some ways, it seems we live in the most polarized time in the last generation or two. In other ways, our sense of polarization is overstated. No label comfortably fits over all the Bible calls us to be and do as Christians. This session addresses the polarization and categorizations Christians face in the public square.”

&CAMPAIGN POLITICAL PLATFORM FOR THE 2020 ELECTION

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“Are you tired of seeing Christianity misrepresented and distorted in the political arena? Do you believe Christians should critique both parties and promote justice (&) moral order? Speak up!”

“Read and sign our 2020 Presidential Election Statement here: “ANDCampaign.org/2020#AND2020

See & Campaign leadership here :
“The (&) Campaign Leadership Council is made up of men and women who are actively seeking to make a difference in their communities through their churches and other community organizations. Their godly character and Christ-like actions make them not only qualified but gives them authority to influence the moral and ethical sociopolitical spectrum within their local context. “

& CAMPAIGN MISSIONS AND VISION  STATEMENTS

“To improve how Christians engage politics and culture and to disrupt America’s sociopolitical arena by asserting the justice and righteousness of Jesus Christ.”

“To educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies and a healthier political culture.”

MORE CORE BAPTIST TIES TO & CAMPAIGN

&CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED IN A SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH PLANT WHOSE PASTOR IS BROTHER TO ONE OF & CAMPAIGN CO-FOUNDERS
ONE OF SBC CURRENT PRESIDENT J.D. GREEAR NETWORK OF CHURCHES HOSTED & CAMPAIGN MEETINGS

MARKETED AS 3RD WAY AND POLITICAL CENTRIST & CAMPAIGN IS ALL LEFT

& Campaign  presents itself as representing a middle of the road narrative for political engagement but has a Democratic Party Strategist and the  Obama Foundation Faith Ambassador guiding it. THERE is NO voice from the CONSERVATIVE SIDE.
& Campaign leadership  is working with George Soros funding in the National Immigration Forum via Michael Wear along with his ERLC pal Russell Moore.
& Campaign is also partnered with Paul Singer’s American Unity Fund on third way compromise on LGBTQ rights redefining Religious Liberty . Singer’s political PAC was used in 2012 to purchase support for Gay Marriage in the Republican Party and then GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
& Campaign is the Evangelical Partner for pushing “Fairness For All ” the Singer backed compromise with LGBTQ rights & Religious Freedom.  Romney’s Mormon “church” and the Seventh Day Adventist are signed on as partners with & Campaign as well.
& Campaign is focused on wedding “Biblical Values & Social Justice” and on “disrupting the 2020 election “.  Again &’s leadership council is comprised of MANY TGC and SBC leaders including  Send Network urban church planters of the Southern Baptist domestic missions organization NAMB . D A Horton of NAMB/ Send is one of those Baptist leaders .

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Horton is also an ERLC contributor and leader under Russell Moore

https://erlc.com/resource-library/author-index/d-a-horton

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D.A. Horton

“D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship a church plant in North Long Beach, CA & as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Prior to his current roles, he served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, Missouri, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records”

JUST GOSPEL 2020 PANEL INCLUDES DEMOCRATIC PARTY STRATEGIST AND SBC ELITE LEFT

“In what ways should our corporate identity as the multi-ethnic people of God shape our political engagements and priorities? How should we apply Philippians 2:3-4 to our political engagement and concern? In what ways do political parties challenge the church’s corporate identity? What pitfalls, tensions and opportunities exist?”

& CAMPAIGN AND ERLC LINKS BEGAN OPENLY AT ERLC MKL/50 EVENT IN APRIL 2018 AND CONTINUE TO BECOME MORE OUT IN THE OPEN.

https://www.gatekeepersonline.com/post/mlk50-where-the-campaign-and-tgc-alliance-launched?postId=5dfb9a052e4dc00017de4e17

 

Russell Moore

Russell Moore

SBC /ERLC LEADER MOORE’S JUST GOSPEL 2020 LECTURE

“Many readers of the Bible fail to realize how deeply tribal identity and organization are woven into the biblical story. God’s old covenant people are the “twelve tribes of Israel” who encounter various other tribes along their sojourn. God’s new covenant people become a tribe of tribes, a people made from all peoples, transcending natural and ideological tribalism. What does it mean to deeply own our Christian identity without falling to identity politics and tribalism?”

ALL OF THE RHETORIC IS POLITICAL AND BLAMES TRUMP FOR THE “POLARIZATION ” AND DEMOCRACY THREATENING LACK OF CIVILITY TODAY.

NO EVANGELICAL HAS BEEN MORE OPENLY HATEFUL AND ANTI-TRUMP THAN ERLC’S RUSSELL MOORE.
It is RUSSELL MOORE’S  badge of honor as a friend of the Obama administration and a one time Democratic staffer of a Mississippi U S Congressman . Moore’s vitriolic  “never Trump”  rants even drew the attention of Candidate Trump in a tweet calling him heartless.
Russell Moore is part of the Evangelical elite who are WORKING HARD at altering the face of evangelical political engagement. They ARE indoctrinating a generation – our young people with THEIR political views . AND by the indoctrination of our young pastors are flooding our churches with a narrative cleverly disguised as middle of the road engagement while clearly originating from the FAR left.
The RHETORIC  is   shamelessly touted as the  GOSPEL while undeniably against every aspect of the TRUE Gospel and how it impacts social and cultural /political engagement .
(SEE THE RECENT ATTACKS ON TRUMP BY CHRISTIANITY TODAY AND MOORE’S ERLC “MR. CIVILITY” )
ALL THE MORE AS THEY SEE NOVEMBER 2020 APPROACHING 
Laced with guilt and accusation of “white privilege “, “anti gay”and “islamophobic” and painted as “not caring for justice ” or ” indifferent about inequity” -this SEDUCTION  is all politically driven and has one end in mind. The SBC elitist and  the broader Evangelical elitist have promised to take down the evangelical right and their methods and tactics are tried and proven to work…one heart and mind at a time. Indoctrinate the next generation and you OWN the narrative – rewrite the history and to victor go the spoils .
 THEY WIN Church and with the win goes the conviction- the salt and light – the SOUL (and the vote) of Christianity in America and the West.
GOD NEVER INSTRUCTS HIS PEOPLE TO MAKE ALLIANCES WITH IDOLATERS WHO TAKE GOD OUT OF THEIR PLATFORMS OR LEGISLATE THE MURDER OF BABIES IN THE WOMB OR PARTIALLY OTHERWISE “UNBORN “.
EVEN WITH THE SLEEZE OF SOME GOP -SUPPORT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS SIMPLY NOT AN OPTION FOR CHRISTIANS MORALLY.
THE & CAMPAIGN IS DECEPTION NOT COMPROMISE. THE “JUST GOSPEL 2020 IS UNJUSTLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CHRISTIAN TRUST IN LEADERS WHO ARE NOT WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE AND WHO ARE WILLING TO GAIN HEARTS AND MINDS BY WHATEVER RHETORIC POSSIBLE.

Exodus 34:12-15

“Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst. “But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim –for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God
otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice.”

Isaiah 31:1

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!

 

Ephraim is joined to idols; Let him alone.

 

Ephraim feeds on wind, And pursues the east wind continually; He multiplies lies and violence. Moreover, he makes a covenant with Assyria, And oil is carried to Egypt.

 

ERLC “MR. CIVILITY” MORE ANTI-TRUMP THAN CHRISTIANITY TODAY’s GALLI .

CHRISTIANITY TODAY IS LIKELY NEVER GOING TO LIVE DOWN THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2019. BUT BAPTIST HAVE FAR WORSE “TRUMP HATERS” IN THEIR OWN ERLC.

Rev Thomas Littleton                                                                                     12/26/2019

As PREVIOUSLY warned, more and more self appointed and self serving progressive evangelical leaders will be showing their true colors as we see the 2020 election cycle intensify. Historically Baptist have never thought their preachers should try to tell them how to vote let alone engage manipulative rhetoric against a popular President who most in the evangelical community like and appreciate. But what Baptist may want has never had much bearing on the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission under Russell D. Moore or his hirelings. So it should come as no surprise that an ERLC Fellow  who works for liberal Jesuit Georgetown University, the Atlantic Council, and is a former Obama administration intel analyst should lead the way for Baptist elite calling for President Trump’s removal from office.

The irony in the case of Miller is that he literally ” wrote the book” (actually the whitepaper) on political civility / engagement for Russell Moore’s ERLC. That document, released in September 2019, was to set the tone for conservative followers in the SBC. It is obvious now that it was NEVER INTENDED to govern the elite like Paul D. Miller who wrote it or his ERLC boss Moore who commissioned it.

ERLC FAITH AND HEALTHY DEMOCRACY WHITE PAPER 

https://erlc.com/resource-library/white-papers/faith-and-healthy-democracy

Paul D. Miller

“Paul D. Miller is a professor of the practice of international affairs at Georgetown University, a visiting professor with the American Enterprise Institute, and a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.”

MORE BIO ON MILLER HERE

https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000015aqRIAAY/paul-miller

THE CIVILITY GUIDELINES FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT 

“THE MISSION OF THE CIVILITY REPORT “

“This report explores how American evangelical Christians might contribute to healing political and cultural divides in America. It also aims to identify gaps in Americans’ civic education and civic practice and to suggest ways to fill that gap. We hope to engage Christians on what healthy democratic participation looks like: how do we love our neighbors politically, and how might our faith lead us to advocate for human flourishing in the public square?”

https://d1nwfrzxhi18dp.cloudfront.net/uploads/resource_library/attachment/file/219/ERL9025_CivilityReport_092619.pdf

 

PAUL D. MILLER RECENT VITRIOLIC ANTI- TRUMP WRITINGS 

Miller has had a string of anti Trump articles since 2016. No surprise then that the ERLC’s Mr. Civility doubled down on his vitriolic attack on December 22nd demanding President Trumps removal from office AFTER the Christianity Today implosion .

“Convict Trump: The Constitution is more important than abortion”

By Paul D. Miller, Voices Contributor

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/convict-trump-the-constitution-is-more-important-than-abortion.html

PAUL D. MILLER , LIKE HIS ERLC BOSS RUSSELL MOORE TENDS TO LIKE STATING THINGS IN THE EXTREME .

“Trump’s behavior is a threat to our Constitutional order. The facts behind his impeachment show that he abused a position of public trust for private gain, the definition of corruption and abuse of power. More worryingly, he refused to comply with Congress’s power to investigate his conduct, a fundamental breach of the checks and balances that is the bedrock of our Constitutional order.”

Miller continues :

“Trump’s acquittal would mean that future presidents will eventually be “absolutely unrestrained,” and become above the law. If the president is above the law, we do not live in a constitutional republic in which every citizen is guaranteed equal justice under law. It will mean that a public official has more rights and privileges than you or I, that the law does not apply to him, and that he can shoot someone on Fifth Avenue without consequence. It would mean the Constitution will become a powerless, meaningless piece of paper that no longer governs the American government. The American experiment in free government would give way, more or less, to an elective monarchy.”

MILLER’S WEIRD ATTEMPTS TO MAKE HIS CASE AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP’S POPULARITY BASED ON RECORD ON ABORTION WITH SOME VERY BACKDOOR AND MANIPULATIVE APPROACHES.

Miller’s voice here seems to be coming form the political twilight zone.

“The problem comes when the monarch dies and hands power to someone else. Without a Constitution to constrain monarchs, we have no way of guaranteeing that the next one will be pro-life. Indeed, the next one might not like Christians at all. The next one might not even respect our religious liberty. That is why a Constitution which guarantees us the right to participate in the political process is, over the long run, far more valuable than any single prolife official.”

“For the sake of the country, the Constitution, for equal justice under law, for the future of the pro-life cause, Trump must be convicted and removed from office.”

(NOTE – One of the most consistent needs of these progressive elitist is to undermine the conviction of Christians who are pro-life from being “single issues voters”. Miller just got very creative in his approach to do so. His boss at ERLC thinks himself a master of it.)

SO ERLC’S TRUMP HATER SAN OUT HATE CT’s GALLI

Keep in mind this is the ERLC’s author of the civility guide for political engagement.

HERE IS MORE OF PAUL D. MILLERS WORK ATTACKING PRESIDENT TRUMP

STOP WHEN YOU HAVE READ ENOUGH .

 

5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump

Paul David Miller

By 

https://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/5-reasons-every-american-should-oppose-donald-trump/

“Paul Miller on Trump and the Fearful Decline of the International Order”

 

Paul Miller on Trump and the Fearful Decline of the International Order

“MAPPING IDEOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP”

Mapping Ideology in the Age of Trump

“This is How the Liberal International Order Dies”

New Atlanticist by Paul D. Miller

This is How the Liberal International Order Dies

PROBLEMS WITH ERLC AND MILLER CIVILITY

READ MORE ON THE NEW AGE PARTNER AND MONGREL ERLC CIVILITY TEAM

https://thirtypiecesofsilver.org/2019/10/02/russell-moore-erlc-new-age-political-partners/

ERLC PARTNER FETZER INSTITUTE NEW AGE SPIRITUALITY 

“Our work to realize a more loving world is guided by the development of a new conceptual frame—our Theory of Change—that articulates the need for a global movement. We continue to examine and evolve this theoretical approach, even as we make common cause with all who are working toward a shared and transformative sacred story for humanity in the 21st century.”

“Our work today is in collaboration with inspiring partners as we all work to reveal, inspire, and serve this movement. Learn more about our priority initiatives below and engage with the work through stories, events, resources, and other opportunities to add your voice.”

ERLC ELITE SEEM TO BELIEVE THAT NEW AGE THINK TANKS AND GEORGETOWN PROFESSORS CAN THINK BETTER ABOUT POLITICS THAN BAPTIST CAN FOR THEMSELVES. MOST BAPTIST WOULD THINK OTHERWISE… IF THEY KNEW.

CONCLUSION 

Southern Baptist who were disturbed by the mouthing off of Christianity Today’s editor Mark Galli need ONLY to look in their own back yard to find a Research Fellow of their own Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission who looks to be going far beyond the arrogant rhetoric of the Christianity Today editor and doing so repeatedly. It is also likely that they are paying him to speak on their behalf. In the case of Paul D. Miller, the Baptist author of the ERLC Civil Engagement whitepaper, the hypocrisy is even more glaring.