The war against conservative values moves from Christian college campuses, to private K-12 schools. Is homeschooling next?
AFTER THE SOCIAL JUSTICE WOKE CULTURE HAS ALL BUT DESTROYED
SEMINARIES AND TWO MAJOR CONSERVATIVE DENOMINATIONS, BAPTIST
EDUCATORS TAKE AIM AT INFILTRATING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION WITH NEW
IACE CHRISTIAN ED. UMBRELLA.
Rev Thomas Littleton 7/31/2020
In 2019, David Dockery ,a highly respected Reformed Southern Baptist scholar, moved to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary campus of ousted conservative resurgence leader Paige Patterson. In the latest dispatches from the campus we find out that Dockery will launch an “alliance” for Christian education that holds grim tidings for the future of Christians schools.
You may recall that in 2018, various belligerent camps in the Southern Baptist Convention allied with the Washington Post and social media mobs to smear the previous president, Paige Patterson, as a misogynist. Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president and ERLC fellow. Karen Swallow Prior both joined in on the action, with Prior amassing a small army of Baptist women petitioning the trustees to take action against Patterson.
Two years have passed since that upheaval, and now we see the poisonous fruit of Karen
Swallow Prior’s #MeToo campaign. Judging from subsequent events, the campaign turns out not to have had much to do with social justice after all. In February 2019, Adam Greenway came to Fort Worth to replace Patterson as president. After firing dozens of faculty, claiming a budget crisis (which his administration blamed on Patterson), Greenway then hired a number of new faculty, many from Albert Mohler’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (not coincidentally, the last place Greenway had worked).
In addition, Greenway hired David Dockery. And now that Dockery has had almost a year on campus to situate himself, the reason for his hiring has become much clearer. Dockery is launching a Christian education enterprise to be based on Southwestern’s campus, which will dole out prizes to the very people who led the #MeToo charge against Patterson and paved the way for Dockery’s patron, Greenway, to assume the presidency at the seminary. Russell Moore and Karen Swallow Prior will both be “fellows” of this new institute. Payback?
One can’t help but bring to mind Romans 1:30 ” slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil…” Once given over to their own distorted thoughts, people who replace the truth with falsehoods never stop plotting and scheming.
The fact that the new leaders of SWBTS were long-time employees and operatives of SBTS President Albert Mohler should prompt some concern. SBTS is at the core of controversial teachings which have given rise to Woke/Social Justice/ Revoice movements in supposedly conservative churches. Respected Scholars like Dockery and Mohler seem to move seamlessly between their advocacy for Biblical inerrancy and politically popular and trendy things like wokeness and Social Justice.
IVORY TOWER SYNDROME
Perhaps it is a type of academic ” IVORY TOWER SYNDROME” that allows such men to espouse one thing theologically while doing the exact opposite with their influential voices and organizations in Christian education. Perhaps voicing support of Biblical inerrancy is not the same as understanding the necessity of simple obedience to all that the Word of God commands. It appears fair to say that “a DOUBLE MINDED SCHOLAR is unstable in all his ways.”
International Alliance for Christian Education to launch in January 2020
Dockery has launched a new institute called the International Alliance for Christian Education. Its plans were announced in a November 2019 press release you can read below:
“The IACE’s work will cross several boundaries within Christian education, connecting primary and secondary schools, gap year programs, Bible colleges, Christian liberal arts colleges and comprehensive universities, as well as seminaries and educationally focused parachurch organizations. Campus enrollments within the IACE membership range from 250 to more than 10,000 students.”
“Representatives from each one of those sectors are present with us in this room today and they are all committed to the shared work of this alliance,” Dockery said. “As far as I know, this has not taken place before at this scale.” With that in mind, IACE Board of Reference member Robert C. Andringa said he sees the alliance “filled with audacious hope.”
“The International Alliance for Christian Education (IACE) is a global education network encompassing a variety of educational institutions and organizations in the evangelical tradition. The emergence and vital kingdom importance of Christian education as a global phenomenon calls for Christian educators in every global region and at all educational levels to affirm and unite around their mutual commitments to Christ-centeredness and confessional solidarity.”
The main basis for concern with this new organization is two fold:
1st -Many of those in IACE leadership are also part of The Gospel Coalition -the epicenter for serious controversies among Conservative Christians in the last three years.
2nd- IACE is seeking to be a massive umbrella organization for Christian Education and has already pulled many respected organizations into its sphere of influence.
SOME BACKGROUND ON THE GOSPEL COALITION AND CHRISTIAN
For three years now The Social Justice and Woke movement in conservative evangelical circles has been raising concerns about our seminaries. In two 2016 researched articles titled “Is This The Evangelical Deep State” this writer exposed the origins of much of the coordinated push for social justice-driven economics teaching with organizations like The Gospel Coalition (TGC), curriculum provided by Catholic-led Acton Institute, and funding from Kern Family Foundation ( KFF). As revealed in the book “The New Evangelical Social Engagement” this partnership had spread to over 13 seminaries and an admitted half a dozen Christian colleges and universities. Now those numbers are much higher and growing. Also, through the newly formed IACE, it is about to spread throughout Christian education at every level.
NOTE: IN AN EMAIL EXCHANGE AN IACE LEADER CONFIRMED THAT KERN
FAMILY FOUNDATION IS ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE GRANTS IACE
LEADERS HOPE WILL PROVE A GOOD “FIT FOR KERN FUNDING”.
TGC is the main vehicle through which these influences have been solidified in the seminaries of several conservative Presbyterian denominations and the Southern Baptist Convention.
The New Evangelical Social Engagement
Kern Family Foundation, which provides the funding discussed in the book linked above,
oversees its grant implementation through the Oikonomia (meaning Stewardship) Network. This is on the same campus as TGC’s home base, TIU, from which the new IACE president David Dockery has recently retired as (undergraduate programs) president. Oikonomia partners, or grant-recipient schools are listed and discussed here:
Our Partner Schools
Other partnering organizations are listed here which include major IACE partner The Colson Center.
“In addition to our partner schools, the Oikonomia Network has partnerships with indivdual faculty, as well as affiliate and global partners.”
“Individual Faculty Partners”
“Individual faculty partners are evangelical theological educators who demonstrate commitment to the ON mission in their teaching, research and other activities. For more details, see here.
“Affiliate partners of the ON are Christian organizations operating primarily in North America that are missionally aligned with the ON and in a mutually serving relationship with us.”
“Our affiliate partners are:
o Consortium of Christian Study Centers
Colson Center for Christian Worldview
Made to Flourish
Ron Blue Institute
Theology of Work Project (also a global partner)
OIKONOMIA AND RACIAL JUSTICE INTHE TIME OF BLM
Oikonomia has taken a staunch racial justice stand during the recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Examples of recent articles can be seen here:
These evangelical institution partnerships and the efforts and forces behind it have decidedly political impacts and focuses as well.
KFF has funded Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Intersect Project as well as the third way political engagement book of former SEBTS provost Bruce Ashford ,who as we shall see, is a supporter and speaker for IACE events.
“Intersect is a partnership between the Kern Family Foundation and SEBTS that seeks to educate people to engage the intersection of faith, culture, work and economics so that they can equip others and be empowered to glorify God. The Intersect Conference connects pastors and leaders to work together to bring faith to bear on all areas of culture, work and economics.”
IACE HOST INSTITUTION -SWBTS RACIAL PURGE OF 2019
MEANWHILE SWBTS WHERE IACE IS BEING HOUSED PURGED VIRTUALLY ALL OF
ITS MINORITY PROFESSORS.
SWBTS began its wayward mission and trajectory after the seeds of the KFF and Oikonomia Network funding had been established on campus there. This was several years before “purges “began at SWBTS.
Over an 18-month period after Albert Mohlers SBTS team took over at SWBTS. Virtually all conservative minority staff and faculty were fired. Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez was among those targeted for intimidation and threats but survived the first wave of purges (in April 2019).
But Dr. Lopez was still in a perilous place among the new "conservative" leadership at SWBTS. His firing was swift and brutal once he stood his ground for academic faithfulness. By the summer of 2020, the web pages of Southwestern showed that Rudy Gonzalez, Leo Day, Steven Ortiz, Robert Lopez, and Gerard Alfaro had all disappeared from the faculty listing, representing cadre of highly qualified Black and Latino faculty put in place under Paige Patterson. Daniel Sanchez appears to be listed as an emeritus faculty. Many white males from Southern were hired as these Black and Latino faculty were being purged; they were enough to show that Greenway fired minorities and replaced them with white men, even in the midst of a national upheaval over racism.
The Purge: SWBTS Insider tells all
A LOOK AT SOME OF IACE LEADERS AND FELLOWS
Let’s look back at recent history. Karen Swallow Prior was a full partner in the efforts to oust Paige Patterson and clear the way for the Mohler team and the establishment of IACE at SWBTS.
The “Purge’s” first casualty at SWBTS was "Conservative Resurgence" leader and seminary president Paige Patterson in a wave of #MeToo attacks organized in a way similar to the strategies used to take out conservative US Senate candidate Roy Moore. Forces now deep within the IACE leadership, using voices like Karen Swallow Prior and Albert Mohler, pushed for Patterson’s removal from SWBTS leadership.
Prior’s role with the Patterson attacks can be seen in CT story below:
“As Kate Shellnut describes it,”The letter comes from scores of Southern Baptist women, including leaders such as: Karen Swallow Prior, a Liberty University professor and research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Convention; Lauren Chandler, an author, worship singer, and wife of The Village Church pastor Matt Chandler; Jennifer Lyell, a vice president at SBC-affiliated B & H Publishing Group…”
(Chandler’s Village Church has since ,in 2019, had major sexual scandal a cover up of it’s own along with a lawsuit being field against the church and its leaders )
Prior recently took a position at TGC-affiliated Kern-funded SEBTS and is among the IACE
Fellows. So after helping purge Paige Patterson, she has landed an influential place in the IACE Fellows. To say Prior is a controversial figure in Southern Baptist circles is putting it mildly as her often edgy and pro-LGBTQ inclusion public posturing have ended in calls for her to be removed from SBC leadership as an ERLC Fellow.
Recently Prior endorsed the controversial Revoice movement for LGBT+ thriving in the church from the moment of its 2018 launch. Her boss at ERLC, Russell Moore, who is also an IACE Fellow deflected and denied any knowledge of the Revoice controversy in the 2018 SBC annual meetings in Dallas. During a question & answer session, Moore was asked about Prior’s endorsement of Revoice but he responded by talking about Prior’s injuries from a bus accident.
SBTS President, Albert Mohler, is among the IACE Fellows. He is a TGC leader. He has
accepted Kern/Acton curriculum in his Common Weal Project on the SBTS campus since 2014. Mohler also educated and employed the founder of the LGBT+ Revoice (Nathan Collins) and has remained at the epicenter of the Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality /Resolution 9 controversies in the SBC. He educated and employed several of the activist SBTS professors who turned a 2019 resolution submitted to the SBC, condemning CTR and intersectionality, into an affirmation of the Cultural Marxist tools of the trade as "useful to the Gospel.”
IACE Fellow Russell Moore is one of the most celebrated disciples of Albert Mohler. Moore’s time as head of the ERLC has been fraught with controversy as he openly associated with the Obama administration while leading attacks on then candidate Trump. Moore is a long time Mississippi Democrat whose political ambitions now manifest in his ERLC leadership role.
Moore took on Karen Swallow Prior as an ERLC Fellow and defended her in the Revoice
controversy while denying any knowledge of it. Moore is the object of a current investigation by the Executive Committee of the SBC which is the second time his political positions have impacted SBC giving and put him under scrutiny. Moore’s recent ERLC political engagement document calling for civility was drafted by a Georgetown professor using research from a New Age think tank. Moore has been working openly with Soros-funded, pro-Islamic immigration reform advocacy with Obama Foundation spokesperson and TGC contributor Michael Ware in recurrent Trinity Forum events over the last 3-4 years. Moore works with the radicals from the Paul Singer-backed “& Campaign”, and the NAE/CCCU partners. Together they advocate for Islamic religious freedoms and LGBTQ compromise through their program called Fairness For All.
Moore’s political challenges and fringe activities will one day likely be the cause of his removal at the ERLC. But because of the free hand that was given to him since 2013, most of the damage is already done in setting the Baptist political ideals of the next generation of pastors. ERLC messaging coordination during the Moore administration has come straight from the Acton/ Kern/TGC inner circle with ERLC employment of Acton and TGC long-time editor Joe Carter.
D A Carson
D.A. Carson is the co-founder of TGC and in the IACE leadership. Carson is also at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School ( TEDS )where IACE President Dockery led the undergraduate TIU. Carson has played a major role in shaping the mission and reach of TGC into major seminaries. The heavy media presence of TGC using editors from deep within the Acton /Kern machine, and the once massive TGC conference events have made way for the TGC influence to reshape pulpits and Christian higher education and even church curriculum globally. Carson was also instrumental in commissioning and editing a whitepaper for TGC straight from the heart of the American Psychological Associations for use as the Gold Standard on LGBTQ in both TGC and the “Christ on Campus Initiative.” The latter has heavily impacted Intervarsity/ CRU/ RUF and other campus-based ministries. Carson has enjoyed widespread, unquestioned influence among Reformed Christians churches and institutions with his TGC co-founder Tim Keller. Only in recent years has the fruit of their work been brought under scrutiny with the sweeping damage of critical theories and social justice within once conservative denominations. One long time industry partner of Carson privately described him last year as a "committed Canadian socialist”.
IACE TAKES ON THE FINAL FRONTIER -DOWN THE LADDER OF CHRISTIAN
“A new Christian education network is poised to serve on a global scale. This new network, with nearly 60 charter members, is the International Alliance for Christian Education (IACE), and it will encompass a variety of educational institutions and organizations in the evangelical tradition.”
“We believe that the emergence and vital kingdom importance of Christian education as a global phenomenon calls for Christian educators in every global region and at all educational levels to affirm and unite around their mutual commitments to Christ-centeredness and confessional solidarity. Functioning as a network more so than an organization, IACE will seek to create collaborative partnerships and alliances to help connect all sectors of Christian education in a comprehensive manner in order to encourage people to work in a cooperative manner to address common challenges shared by all sectors.”
“As IACE Board Chair Ralph Enlow has so aptly stated, “IACE will seek to unify, synergize, and strengthen collective conviction around biblical orthodoxy and orthopraxy, cultural witness, scholarship, professional excellence, and resourcing of Christian education at all levels.” IACE will seek to provide enablement, connections, and collaborative opportunities for the various aspects of Christian education from early education through doctoral programs. Representatives from primary and secondary schools, gap year programs, Bible colleges, Christian comprehensive universities, divinity schools, and seminaries, in addition to organizations committed to intellectual discipleship and the support of Christian educational entities can be found among the charter members.”
“Those involved with IACE certainly recognize the existence of outstanding educational associations that already specialize in various areas of Christian education. The work of IACE is not intended to compete with or supplant such organizations. IACE will seek to be a network that represents all sectors of Christian education globally, complementing and partnering with existing organizations whenever possible. At the same time, IACE will be more focused than some other Christian education networks in light of the exclusive confessional composition of its institutions and partners.”
IACE LAUDS IT’S STATED “VALUES”
“COLLABORATIVE AND COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIPS”
“IACE will seek to create collaborative partnerships and network alliances to help connect all sectors of Christian education in a comprehensive manner in order to encourage people to work cooperatively to address common challenges shared by all sectors.”
“CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT AND RENEWAL”
“COMMUNICATION, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES”
IACE AREAS OF REACH IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Next Generation Leadership Development
“IACE will pursue an active role in seeing that tomorrow’s leaders develop strong skills that serves educational, ecclesial and missional entities. Next-Generation Leadership Development through the IACE will address the complex challenges of a secularized, pluralized, and privatized 21st century world. The IACE will develop collaborative and kingdom-focused leadership for the benefit of a variety of entities, including:”
Colleges and Universities
Educationally focused Parachurch Organizations
Gap Year Programs
EE-12 (Early Education through Grade 12) schools and programs
CHARTER MEMBER SCHOOLS
FIFTY NINE SCHOOLS AND 7 ORGANIZATIONS
ERLC /COLSON CENTER / ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
AND ACSI – ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL
Existing and long respected Christian Educational organizations have already joined
IACE. One example is ACSI :
Association of Christian Schools International
ACSI has already joined IACE partner The Colson Center in a recent project and is promoting the book “MINDSHIFT”;. ACSI published the book entitled by MINDSHIFT edited by Lynn Swanner which has several mentions of Social Justice terms and concepts.
IACE LEADERSHIP IS A WHO’S WHO OF TGC INFLUENCED PEOPLE.
IACE PRESIDENT AND HIS HISTORY WITH THE TGC/OIKONOMIA NETWORK
David S. Dockery, IACE President, Theologian-in-Residence, Southwestern Baptist
Pres TIU Undergrad at TEDS
“David S. Dockery, PhD President”
Docker edited this book for Kern Family Foundation-Oikonomia Network boss Greg Foster whose offices are on the TEDS campus.
“Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition: Economics
A Student’s Guide”
By: Greg Forster (Author), David S. Dockery (Editor)
About the Author:
“Greg Forster (PhD, Yale University) serves as the director of the Oikonomia Network at the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University. He is a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the editor of the blog Hang Together, and a frequent conference speaker.”
Economics : A Student’s Guide
by Greg Forster and David S. Dockery
Greg Forster of OIKONOMIA NETWORK
– Present Program
Director Kern Family Foundation, August 2008 – August 2015″
DOCKERY AND KERN FAMILY FOUNDATION
A five-year B.A./M.Div?
How 19 schools are rethinking pastoral preparation.
“Greg Forster, Yale University, June 2002 Fields: Political philosophy, contemporary theory, American government Honors: With Distinction (awarded to approx. one-eighth of doctorates)B.A. in political and social thought, and in rhetoric and communications
studies, University o f Virginia, May 1995 Honors: Highest Distinction (summa cum laude); Phi Beta Kappa Positions Director of the Oikonomia Network, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Faith and Culture Trinity International University, September 2015”
Recorded on: November 2, 2016
“Join Presenters Josh Good, David Dockery, John Mark Yeats, and Mark Belokonny for a discussion of the Kern Family Foundation’s five-year pastoral degree program, underway on 19 seminary/undergraduate campuses. Each speaker will highlight opportunities and challenges associated with this entrepreneurial program, including its impact for future pastors and potential program benefits for your school. Participation in this webinar is free of charge.”
EXAMPLE OF MBA OVERHAUL IN $500,000 GRANT TO SBC/ TGC AFFILIATE
DOCUMENTING IACE LEADERSHIP
IACE SENIOR FELLOWS
Bill Brown, Senior Fellow of Worldview and Culture, Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and former President at Cedarville University and Bryan College
D. A. Carson, Ambassador-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition and Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Graham Cole, Dean and Vice President for Education, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Timothy George, Research Professor of Divinity and former Dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
Thomas Kidd, James Vardaman Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University
Albert Mohler, President and Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist
Russell Moore, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Michael Oh, Executive Director/CEO, Lausanne Movement
Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of English, Southeastern College/Southeastern Baptist
John Stonestreet, President, Colson Center for Christian Worldview Board of reference/advisory council
O.S. Hawkins, President, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, Texas
Thom Rainer, President, Church Answers and past President, LifeWay Christian Resources
Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
John White III, President, Impact 360 Institute and Lifeshape Foundation
Luder Whitlock, President Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary and Past President,
Sandy Wilson, Pastor Emeritus, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee
IACE INAUGURAL EVENT SPONSORS
Sponsors for the IACE meeting included Guidestone Financial Resources, Impact 360 Institute, Christian Education Group, Anedot, B & H Publishing, Crossway, Nxt.pg.com, and Seeds Global Innovation Labs.”
BRUCE ASHFORD SEBTS
https://iace.education/blog/renewal-in-christian-higher-education-transpherical-transdisciplinary- transnational Renewal in Christian Higher Education: Transpherical, Transdisciplinary, Transnational.
Bruce R. Ashford, Jr.
1. “The approach of Christian educators must be transcultural, or, “trans-spherical.”
The essential point I want to make is that the comprehensive nature of secularization must be met with an equally comprehensive response.”
“We must not neglect or minimize the significance of any single sphere of culture.
What do I mean by “sphere”?
I am drawing upon the great Dutch theologian, educator and political leader, Abraham
Different “kinds” of culture
Center and circumference
o Religion (direction of heart)
o State (justice)
o Art (aesthetics)
o Marriage/family (procreation)
o Church (disciple members / witness to world)
“Sphere sovereignty serves as a sort of divinely-ordained system of “checks and balances”:
Not at political level (by dispersing gov’t power)
But at the ontological level (by dispersing cultural power).
A decade from now, I think we will all look back and see the significance of this organization and the prophetic foresight and leadership exercised by David Dockery and others.”
Bruce Ashford, Provost, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ashford SPOKE at inaugural meeting.
“Bruce Ashford, provost at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed cultural, intercultural and international engagement in the final session.”
“Ashford called on the IACE to pursue opportunities to advance a gospel message worldwide that are unique to colleges and universities.” “We should have a humble optimism,” Ashford said. “Jesus lived in the middle of a pagan empire and was able to speak the truth to power. He did so with a humble confidence. “We can be confident too because Christ will return.” Ashford quoted recent estimates that indicate 700 million Christians will reside in Africa by 2025, with 650 million Christians in South America in the same time frame. He suggested many Christians in the global South and East have strong commitments to the authority of Scripture, and the IACE can build on that emerging international foundation.
“The global east and south believe the Bible,” Ashford said.
KERN FUNDS AT SEBTS
SEBTS INTERSECT PROJECT& KERN FUNDING WENT INTO HIDING ONCE
SEBTS ASHFORD’S ACADEMIC OBSESSION :
Bruce Ashford’s academic focus is on a homosexual atheist who writes on language.
IS IACE EGALITARIAN?
Many women-led organizations are members and are leading parts of the inaugural event.
Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of English, Southeastern College/Southeastern Baptist
Carla Sanderson, Provost, Chamberlain College of Nursing and Provost Emeritus, Union
Yoon Hee Kim, President, Torch Trinity Graduate University, Seoul, South Korea.
Jennifer Marshall Patterson, Director, Institute for Theology and Public Life, Reformed
Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Barbara McMillin (Secretary), President, Blue Mountain College.
IACE TIES TO THE DEEPLY COMPROMISED CCCU.
The CCCU is already one of the most adrift organizations in Christian education as they have embraced the Paul Singer-funded and Mormon-led Fariness for All movement compromising religious freedoms with LGBTQ “rights” and the current CCCU head is working with Neighborly Faith,” a Christian – Muslim dialog on Christian campuses exposing Christians to Islamic propaganda dialog which is in fact promoting the “rights” of Islamic expansion in the West.
Robert C. Andringa, President Emeritus, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.”Having our various Christian education sectors linked together through IACE as an ongoing network holds promise for making our united movement and each sector much more effective as we collectively or individually face challenges.”
Paul R. Corts, Former President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Palm
Beach Atlantic University, and Wingate University. A decade from now, I think we will all look back and see the significance of this organization and the prophetic foresight and leadership exercised by David Dockery and others.”
IACE PARTNER , KERN FUNDED COLSON CENTER
COLSON CENTER / KERN /ACTON
IACE FUNDING THUS FAR
“Funding: IACE members pay an annual membership fee for the services provided, which in turn help to fund the work of the alliance.”
“In addition, start-up gifts and annual donations are helping to launch the initiative. Additional funding stems from the gifts and grants of friends, donors, churches, and other partners.”
WHAT KIND OF REACH WILL IACE HAVE IF ALLOWED TO INFECT ALL
THIS MOVEMENTS’ CENTRALIZED POWERS WILL IMPACT CHRISTIAN
EDUCATION, PASTORAL TRAINING, MISSIONARY DEVELOPMENT , CURRICULUM
AND DISCIPLESHIP IN OUR INSTITUTIONS AND OUR CHURCHES.
TRULY CONSERVATIVE ACADEMICS ARE IN TROUBLE – WHERE WILL ANY OF
THOSE UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE DEEPLY HELD BIBLICAL CONVICTIONS
FIND JOBS ONCE THESE LIBERAL FORCES PREVAIL?
No area of Christian solidarity with Biblical fidelity and true conservative conviction is more important than Christian education. On its altars, like the promised seed of Abraham, lay our own children, our future pastors and missionaries and Christian leaders. Our own heritage and posterity are at stake as is Western Christian culture and the celebration and defense of our Constitution, freedoms, independence, prosperity and our faith. Those who have already seriously endangered and infected our Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries now seek to own Christian education as well and by owning it- they will be allowed to own us and our children and their futures.