Rev Thomas Littleton 11-2-2019
The Gospel Coalition is collaborating with the Obama Foundation’s “Ambassador to America’s Believers Michael Wear and the radical – SOCIAL JUSTICE racial “& CAMPAIGN”. The first two stories revealing this bizarre collaboration are linked below. This movement gets even more bizarre as we enter the 2020 election cycle .
The leaders of the Southern Baptist ,along with entities like Desiring God ( Passion Conferences ) and The Gospel Coalition have long used “Christian Hip Hop ” to platform young minorities billed as modern day prophets to the church and attract young white and minority audiences for their urban church planting strategies . Never mind these SBC/ TGC leaders look like the nerdy white boys trying to appear “with it” -“hip”- because in reality Hip Hop culture does not fit with their tightly managed “reformed theologian scholars” image. Still there is a payoff for the “nerdy urds” of SBC/ TGC/ PCA leaders.
Having corralled the urban interest and placed the soundtrack of “Christian Hip Hop ” to the TGC brand of reformed theology and folded in a HEAVY DOSE of social justice false gospel – these change agent leaders from two major conservative Christian denominations (the SBC and PCA and others ) are attempting to migrate the young whites , African American and Hispanic minorities right into the “Obama Foundations Ambassador to America’s Believers ” Michael Wear and the “&CAMPAIGN” movement. The effort is so seamless it goes almost unnoticed .
TGC OLD WHITE BOY LEADERSHIP OPERATE LIKE SLAVE TRADERS SAILING THEIR JUSTICE GOSPEL SHIP.
Like the slave traders of old, TGC white evangelical leaders have loaded the cargo hold of their neo-reformed justice gospel ship with the souls of a generation and launched for foreign shores to sell them off and sell out their FAITH . Destination ? Securing their target cargo into the Democratic plantations where minorities have long been used and pandered to for votes for decades by people who care nothing about their real “urban plight ” or the lives or FAITH of those its slave trade ships have trafficked .
Some of these key TGC leaders have no doubt learned their skills from the Democratic strategist . Some of the TGC are simply nothing more than Democratic Party/ Obama representatives . While others in TGC may simply be just practitioners of the world’s oldest profession …and will bed down with anyone for a few dollars.
ENTER THE & CAMPAIGN
TGC / & CAMPAIGN/ SOCIAL JUSTICE AND OBAMA FOUNDATION POLITICS
( READ THESE PREVIOUS ARTICLES FOR MORE DETAILS ON TGC COLLABORATION)
& CAMPAIGN SEEKS SUCCESS BY WEDDING “BIBLICAL VALUES ” AND “SOCIAL JUSTICE ” LED BY OBAMA AMBASSADOR /TGC LEADER MICHAEL WEAR .
A HISTORY IN TGC’s ROLE IN “CHRISTIAN HIP HOP”
The Gospel Coalition and John Piper have been major promoters of the Christian Hip Hop scene .
SBC’s NAMB (North American Missions Board) RAPZILLA AND REACH RECORDS have been at the cutting edge of this neo reformed + Christian Hip Hop movement as Desiring God and TGC have featured the artist in their events , conferences , and publications for well over a decade .
SBC’S NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD IS A SIGNIFICANT PARTNER
NAMB leader D A Horton is a leader in the &CAMPAIGN. Multiple other & CAMPAIGN leaders are in the NAMB urban church planting leadership as well as TGC.
Horton has a long history in the Christian Hip Hop world working with Reach Records and was once the head of Atlanta based Reach Records non profit “Reach Life Ministries” . RLM is now shut down it’s remains converted into use with an urban school .
D A Horton is a NAMB Send Network Church planter in Longbeach CA and a long time NAMB/ SEND leader . He is also an ERLC contributor for Russell Moore. ( more on Moore later )
“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.”
“REBRANDING THE SBC” A PROUD HORTON AND NAMB
D A Horton boasted in a 2016 interview about rebranding of the SBC by (TGC )leaders like Russell Moore- David Platt . Urban Church Planting and Hip Hop culture have played a significant part of the “REBRANDING ” which Horton is so proud of in the SBC.
“To this day I’m often asked, “D.A. why are you still involved with the SBC?” My answer is simple; I walk them through the progress I’ve witnessed regarding my five convictions.”
WHERE CHRISTIAN HIP HOP HANGS OUT -LEGACY DISCIPLE
TGC/ CHRISTIANITY TODAY / DESIRING GOD (JOHN PIPER) AND LEGACY DISCIPLE LEGACY DISCIPLE SITE IS THE CENTRALIZED HUB FOR CHRISTIAN HIP HOP
SPEAKERS INCLUDE TGC REGULARS
JACKIE PERRY HILL (TGC) AND HER HUSBAND PRESTON PERRY ( & CAMPAIGN LEADER)
D. A. HORTON (TGC/NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD LEADERS SEND NETWORK CHURCH PLANTER & CAMPAIGN LEADER
AND SBC / TGC LEADERS FROM A WIDE CIRCLE
LEGACY DISCIPLE -COLLABORATING THE HIP HOP “NEWS” WITH TGC , CHRISTIANITY TODAY , DESIRING GOD FOR YEARS .NOW COLLABORATING WITH “& CAMPAIGN” !
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com and the managing editor of LegacyDisciple.org. He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.
LEGACY DISCIPLES IS PARTNERING WITH & CAMPAIGN “AFFILIATED MINISTRIES ”
THE WITNESS :A BLACK CHRISTIAN COLLECTIVE is run by TGC speaker JEMAR TISBY
The FRONT PORCH OF TGC/9MARKS/ SBC’S THABITI ANYABWILE
LEGACY LINEUP ALSO INCLUDES OTHER MAJOR TGC LEADERS
FROM SBTS /ALBERT MOHLER SBC FLAGSHIP SEMINARY
THESE INCLUDE ALBERT MOHLER/SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEMINARY PROFESSORS AND TGC LEADERS JARVIS WILLIAMS AND CURTIS WOODS.
Jarvis Williams and Legacy Disciple
Curtis Woods and Legacy Disciple
THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST AND CRITICAL RACE THEORY /INTERSECTIONALITY REVEAL AT SBC 2019
These two SBTS professors and Legacy Disciple stable mates are both TGC affiliated and are part of the controversial promotion of critical race theory (CRT) in the SBC .Woods was leading the SBC 2019 “Resolutions Committee ” which turned a CA pastors condemnation of the Cultural Marxist tools into RESOLUTION 9 – AFFIRMING THE USE OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND INTERSECTIONALITY IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST .
RESOLUTION 9 “SEVERELY ALTERED ” BY WOODS COMMITTEE
WOODS LEGACY BOOK RELEASE AT LEGACY EVENT CELEBRATED BY WILLIAMS
Jarvis J. Williams
Curtis Woods’ and
book the gospel in color will be released
conference in Chicago, IL in July. There will be opps to win free signed copies
workshop on hermeneutics will have book give aways.
LEGACY AND &CAMPAIGN COLLABORATED IN THE CHICAGO EVENT WHERE WOODS BOOK WAS UNVEILED AND USED AS A”DOORPRIZE”
THE FRONT PORCH (MORE ON THIS ORGANIZATION AND ITS 2020 EVENT LATER)
So two major SBTS/ Albert Mohler seminary leaders in TGC who promote CRT and Intersectionality are in the Legacy Disciple stable with Christian Hip Hops leading stars and in the events PARTNERED WITH AND PROMOTING the “& CAMPAIGN”
MORE TGC PARTNERS IN & CAMPAIGN – SHOCKING BUT TRUE
LEGACY PARTNERS IN SPONSORSHIP INCLUDE THE ,MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE , A DEVOS FAMILY INSTITUTE , SOUTHERN BAPTIST NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS BOARD- NAMB, BETHLEHEM COLLEGE AND SEMINARY (JOHN PIPER ) AND GRIP -A MINISTRY WHOSE LEADERSHIP INCLUDES MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE LEADERS.
RAPZILLA COVERS THE NEWS FOR & CAMPAIGN AND CHRISTIAN HIP HOP
MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE HOST & CAMPAIGN /LEGACY EVENT ON CAMPUS
( Photo from the & campaign social media )
ON TO FRONT PORCH / &CAMPAIGN AND ERLC’s RUSSELL MOORE
JUST GOSPEL 2020 -FRONT PORCH /THABITI /TGC LEADERS / AND & CAMPAIGN
RECALL THAT FRONT PORCH IS A PARTNER WITH LEGACY DISCIPLES AND & CAMPAIGN
( FROM JUST FRONT PORCH WEBSITE )
(The brothers on The Front Porch (left to right): Thabiti Anyabwile, Louis Love, and Tony Carter.)
JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE
(FROM JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE SITE )
NOTE THE THIRD WAY POLITICS AND ANTI TRUMP FOCUS
“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!”
Del Ray Baptist Church
DEL RAY BAPTIST IS THE HOST CHURCH ITS PASTOR GARRETT KELL IS A SPEAKER AND IS AN ERLC FELLOW- A TGC COUNCIL MEMBER – A 9MARKS CHURCH PLANTER .KELLS CHURCH ALSO WAS AMONG THE GROUP OF 9MARKS CHURHCES WHO IMPLEMENTED THE SAM ALLBERRY/LIVING OUT/ TIM KELLER LGBTQ INCLUSION CHURHC AUDIT STATESIDE IN NOV.2018 .
JUST GOSPEL 2020 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS “&CAMPAIGN” FOUNDER &RUSSELL MOORE OF TGC/ERLC
“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.”
“Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.”
OTHER JUST GOSPEL 2020 SPEAKERS FROM TGC INCLUDE
DAVID PLATT- TGC/ERLC AND SOUTHERN BAPTIST FORMER LEADER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS BOARD OF THE SBC.
JONATHAN LEEMAN OF 9 MARKS – ERLC- TGC
THABITI ANYABWILE (OF COURSE ) OF 9 MARKS – TGC- FRONT PORCH
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING IN CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL CIRCLES LIKE TGC?
Again from the Just Gospel 2020 website we get a clear view of why
“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.”
BUT THE DO SEE THE 2020 ELECTION AND UNTHINKABLE RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO TGC /ERLC AND THEIR LEADERSHIP HAVE FOUGHT TOOTH AND NAIL.
“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.”
MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT- TGC WOULD HAVE ENDORSED HILLARY CLINTON – SOME IN FACT DID .
“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 ACTUAL GOAL OF THIS ENTIRE HIP HOP /TGC URBAN MOVEMENT POLITICAL .IT IS DESIGNED TO MOVE THE SBC /PCA AND CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS TO THE LEFT – WELL PAST CENTER.
THE COLLABORATION WITH “&CAMPAIGN ” SHOWS NOT A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT BUT FULL ON RUSH INTO THE OBAMA POLITICS OF THE PROGRESSIVE FAR LEFT VIA LEADERSHIP FROM MICHAEL WEAR IN THE TGC AND & CAMPAIGN .
How long will Christians accept any of the TGC’s work or people at face value ? How long will they continue to SUCCESSFULLY USE minorities and minority culture and even “Christian Hip Hop ” to appeal to and corral young hearts and minds to enable their own vision?
If you are in the WOKE- then you need to awaken . You are being used by plantation owners of a slightly different sort -yet all to the same self serving ends for those who wish to traffic you -your life- your dreams and your faith .Eternity is hanging in the balances while tgc leaders court nickels and noses in a political sell out.
6 Do not eat the bread of a[b] miser,
Nor desire his delicacies;
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
But his heart is not with you.
8 The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up,
And waste your pleasant words.
MICHAEL WEAR PROVIDES EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TO THE ” & (AND) CAMPAIGN ” WHICH INTENDS TO “DISRUPT AMERICAN ELECTIONS WITH STRONG BIBLICAL (social justice ) WITNESS” !
BY Rev Thomas Littleton 1/-31-2019
As already shown in previous writings The Gospel Coalition has been in collaboration with the Obama administration’s Michael Wear. Those ties have now been strengthened going into the 202o election through several political alliances promoting social Justice and Moral Order -i e, Racial Equity – Religious Liberty in context with LGBTQ Rights- Socialized Healthcare – and Open Borders Immigration . Of course the 5 goals are placed in far more likable terminology to evangelicals .
(Part 1 of this story here )
LEADERSHIP OF THE ” & Campaign”
(FROM & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE )
“Michael Wear serves as Chief Strategist and member of the executive leadership team for The AND Campaign. ”
“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, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.”
“He founded Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps religious organizations, political organizations, businesses and others effectively navigate the rapidly changing American religious and political landscape.”
“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. He holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum. Michael and his wife, Melissa, are both proud natives of Buffalo, New York. They now reside in Washington, D.C.”
“Amidst the multitude of issues impacting the Church, the arts and the political landscape, God led a Pastor, an Artist, and a Lawyer to gather a coalition of biblical Christians to engage in their context. In doing so, the AND Campaign has united with faith leaders and influencers around the country that reflect biblical values and God’s heart for social justice.”
“& CAMPAIGN” DETAILS –
WATCH THE “TRUMP HAS FAILED ” NARRATIVE -LOOSE LANGUAGE ON PROGRESSIVE ISSUES ESPECIALLY ON ABORTION AND ASK – “HOW ARE TGC AND /TIM KELLER / RUSSELL MOORE/ ALBERT MOHLER / LIGON DUNCAN / MARK DEVER / D A CARSON SENIOR LEADERSHIP SUPPORTIVE OF THEIR YOUNG DISCIPLES INVOLVEMENT ?”
IS & CAMPAIGN THE POLITICS OF THE GOSPEL COALITION? APPEARS TO BE SO.
(FROM THE & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE )
“The upcoming presidential election marks a significant decision point for our nation. This moral moment requires principled conviction from politicians, but even more so from the American people. Christians have a particular obligation to provide this moral leadership. No candidate will be perfect, but Christians can hold both parties accountable to a vision for the common good that is not fully represented in either party platform. “
“While a misappropriation of the separation between Church and State has sometimes been used to suggest people of faith are the only people who can’t consider their values when participating in politics, we know that both our faith and the demands of citizenship require that we bring our full selves to the project of self-governance. “
“Our Christian faith’s call to recognize the image of God in every person and to love our neighbor as ourselves compels us to speak into the public square to promote social justice and moral order. We have a spiritual responsibility as followers of Jesus to seek common ground and the common good. We are obligated to protect the vulnerable and defend human dignity even of those with whom we disagree. “
“At its best, the church should be a beacon of light to our nation, illuminating the systemic and institutional injustices that must be removed for our Union to thrive, while also modeling the possibility of a more just way. It should also be a moral anchor that refuses to sacrifice virtue and righteousness at the altar of political expediency. We have seen this in our past: When the mechanisms of government failed to disassemble slavery and later Jim Crow, church-led movements shocked and recalibrated the conscience of a derelict nation. Conversely, when the church has failed to act or has imposed its own injustices, the nation and the promise of democracy suffered dearly.”
“We assert the following convictions to the candidates seeking the presidential nominations of their political party, so that they know what we believe to be some of the primary issues facing our country and that they might respond to these concerns. And we state these convictions to our fellow Christians—indeed, all Americans—so that they might inform the way we advocate and vote in the upcoming election. “
“By disregarding standards of decency and good faith, the current administration has significantly lowered our nation’s discourse and endangered the political process. This president’s callousness—especially toward non-white Americans and vulnerable citizens—his fomenting of chaos as Commander-in-Chief, and his cavalier attitude toward rule of law and basic norms of civility all undermine social cohesion, civic trust, and our very democracy. “
“America was built by enslaved people and immigrant workers who brought the country closer to its founding ideals through their sacrifices and protests. And yet racial discrimination has pervaded American public policy and the law since our nation’s inception, and its effects continue today. People of color still haven’t fully recovered from the War on Drugs and a myriad of other government sanctioned efforts that devastated communities and weakened families. We must address racial disparities in education, poverty-levels, healthcare, environmental quality, and the criminal justice system head on. Central to that effort must be the vigilant protection of voting rights. Voting should be fair, accessible, and convenient for all eligible American citizens, and enfranchisement should extend to former felons who have paid their debt to society. “
“America can’t disregard poor people in policymaking. We need creative anti-poverty policies that work in tandem with, not in opposition to, other institutions, including the family and the church. We believe in the dignity of work, and that workers should receive a livable wage. Education should be accessible and equitable for all children. Paid family leave and enhanced child tax credits are both family-oriented policies that relieve the burden on hard working parents and create opportunities for them to invest more time and resources into their children and loved ones. In order for families—and indeed, the nation—to thrive, women must be free from discrimination, harassment and abuse. “
“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. “
“The Trump administration has failed to treat undocumented immigrants with dignity and care, especially at the U.S.-Mexico border. In light of God’s special concern for the immigrant and the sojourner, we are deeply dissatisfied with the federal government’s continued negligence when it comes to passing comprehensive immigration reform. The current administration’s willingness to use draconian, manipulative measures to stoke fear in immigrant communities and pit family members against one another is reprehensible. Our government must seek to be both just and compassionate regarding immigration policy, especially in protecting Dreamers and upholding longstanding laws regarding refugees fleeing violence, lawlessness and oppression. “
“We believe in building a society that respects human dignity at all stages of life, including the unborn. This includes accessible and affordable health care for everyone. Americans should not go bankrupt because they get sick or die because their medication is exorbitantly expensive. This includes policies that support maternal health and address our nation’s high rate of maternal mortality, especially among Black and Native American women. It includes vigilant prosecution of pregnancy discrimination in education and the workplace. It is essential that the sanctity of human life at every stage, in particular in the womb, is defended vigorously. Abortion is a tragedy, not a social good, that should be vehemently discouraged rather than promoted. “
“Our nation desperately needs Christians to live out their faith in this political sphere for the good of all Americans, and the 2020 presidential candidates need to hear, respond to, and respect our voice and earn our vote. Through advocacy and protest, we are committed to supporting candidates, no matter their political affiliation, when they promote civility and human dignity, and we will actively oppose politicians, policies, and parties when they undermine these values.”
2020 ELECTION AGENDA
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.”
“Urban Christians that are bringing new thinking, new engagement and new politics to the sociopolitical landscape.”
“Urban Christians are determined to reassert ourselves into America’s political & cultural arena. We refuse to settle for civic & community engagement that forces us to either neglect our compassion or surrender our convictions. From mass incarceration to the right to life, it’s time to engage in advocacy that better reflects the love & truth of the Gospel.”
“Join Christian thinkers, strategists and artists on Saturday, February 27th, as we map out a path to New Thinking, New Engagement & New Politics. The next movement begins here….The AND Campaign.”
CAMPAIGN 5 POINTS
& CAMPAIGN ON STAGE WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER GRAPHICS
& CAMPAIGN AT MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE
“URBAN PASTORS UNITE “
TGC AND & CAMPAIGN
A PLETHORA OF TGC LEADERS INVOLVED INCLUDING :
(PHOTOS AND LISTINGS FROM “& CAMPAIGN “WEBSITE )
“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. ”
“John Onwuchekwa (MA, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He’s the author of Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church. He and his wife, Shawndra, are the proud parents of one daughter, Ava.”
“D.A. Horton serves as Lead Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, California. He has written several books, including his upcoming book, Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage (2018). He and his wife, Elicia, live in California with their three children.”
“Charlie Dates is the senior pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago. Before his call to Progressive, he served as an apprentice pastor at New Zion Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois, and as a pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Chicago. Charlie earned an MDiv and PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where his research focused on the burden of black preaching in late 20th-century Chicago. Charlie and his wife, Kristie, have two children.”
DATES RECENTLY SPOKE AT CHAPEL AT ALBERT MOHLER’S SBTS POSTED ON & CAMPAIGN WEBSITE .
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was live.Like Page
“Join us for the livestream of the Expositors Summit. During this first session we will hear from Charlie Dates, Senior Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois.”
“Alan Noble, PhD, is the co-founder and managing editor at Christ and Pop Culture and assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University.”
JACKIE HILL PERRY’S HUSBAND ( TGC FAVORITE ON LGBT /FAMILY ISSUES HUSBAND)
“Rasool Berry is the leadership development pastor of the Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Africana studies and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.”
“Léonce Crump Jr. is an author, international speaker, and the founder and senior pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife, Breanna, reside in the heart of downtown Atlanta with their three children.”
“Kyle J. Howard
“Beloved saints at TGC, you guys need more ethnic/cultural diversity when it comes to filtering titles & reflections in your articles.”
“BIG NEWS: AND Campaign released our 2020 Presidential Election Statement today with Christian leaders like Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Rev. Joseph Darby (&) Dr. Walter McCray. Read and sign the full statement at https://andcampaign.org/2020 #AND2020″
URBAN CHURCH PLANTING SET THE STAGE FOR TGC/&CAMPAIGN STRATEGY
TGC HAS BEEN DRIVING AN URBAN CHURCH PLANTING AGENDA FOR MOST OF IT’S 15 YEARS . NOW & CAMPAIGN IS UNITING THE URBAN PASTORS IS A CALL FOR “SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE , LGBT RIGHTS, THIRD WAY POLITICS AND RACIAL EQUITY “
Tim Keller and D A Carson you have created a political MONSTER with an Insatiable Appetite . What IT is devouring is the Gospel for the hearts and minds of a generation and its endless appeasement and inclusion will not bode well for the church or the Gospel in American culture for the future . This is mainly because it is not derived from the Word of God but from the very declining culture it seeks to improve- include- appease.
Your deeds are being recorded in the Chronicles of HEAVEN and will not go overlook at the Judgement Seat. TGC IS A COALITION OF SOMETHING BUT THIS IS NOT THE GOSPEL.
MICHEAL WEAR AND HIS FORMER BOSS ARE TARGETING EVANGELICALS CONCERNED OVER WOKE BY ACTING CONCERNED OVER WOKE WHILE WOKE AS WOKE CAN BE.
Rev Thomas Littleton 10-30-2019
How politically gullible are many evangelical Christians today? Recent efforts to manipulate the conservative and the WOKE base appear to be glaringly obvious so we might at least assume that the most dedicated progressive political operatives think we are virtually clueless.
OBAMA FAITH OUTREACH COORDINATOR
RECLAIMING HOPE NEWSLETTER
“Reclaiming Hope Newsletter President Obama’s “ambassador to America’s believers” provides exclusive analysis of the 2020 presidential race, a recap of the essential news in faith and politics, highlights must-read content”
MICHAEL WEARS PROGRESSIVE FAITH AND WORK AMONG CONSERVATIVES
“Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website, which includes 2020 analysis, faith in the news, current politics and essential reads for your week. Never miss an update.”
“You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.”
“Michael Wear is Chief Strategist for the AND Campaign and is the Founder of Public Square Strategies LLC. He is a leading expert 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 American history, working in the Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Michael is author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America, and he is often published or quoted in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, USA Today and more.”
WEAR IS A POLITICAL ANIMAL WHO MAKES HIS LIVING AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICS AND WORKING WITH THE GOSPEL COALITION
MICHAEL WEAR IS BILLED AT “PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AMBASSADOR TO AMERICAN’S BELIEVERS” ….AND WORKS FOR TIM KELLER’S TGC,
MICHAEL WEARS BLOG PROVIDES “EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE” -WHILE HE STILL WORKS FOR THE GOSPEL COALITION ?
“Reclaiming Hope Newsletter President Obama’s “ambassador to America’s believers” provides exclusive analysis of the 2020 presidential race, a recap of the essential news in faith and politics, highlights must-read content”
The Crux (&) The Call
NEW CHURCH POLITICS EPISODE:
discuss the backstory behind AND’s 2020 Presidential Election Statement. #AND2020
TGC AND MICHAEL WEAR
CP | The AND Campaign’s 2020 StatementThe Church Politics Podcast
AND Campaign’s leadership discusses its recently released statement on the 2020 election. To sign the statement yourself, visit http://www.andcampaign.org/2020.
RECENT STORY FROM BUSINESS INSIDER
FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA USES HIS FOUNDATIONS MEETING AS A MEDIA MOMENT TO THE WOKE GENERATION
“Obama laid into young people being ‘politically woke’ and ‘as judgmental as possible’ in a speech about call-out culture”
“Former President Barack Obama derided “call-out culture” in a speech at the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday, saying achieving real change was more complex than being “as judgmental as possible.”
“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff — you should get over that quickly,” Obama told a crowd in Chicago.”
“He added: “I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.”
“Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right, or used the wrong verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself because: ‘Man, did you see how woke I was? I called you out.'”
“The world is messy,” the 44th US president said. “There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids and, you know, share certain things with you.”
“That is not activism,” he concluded. “That is not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far.”
A WARNING ON WOKE MARKETING
FOX NEWS COVERED THE STORY
“Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Lahren said that “that’s when you know the Democratic Party has gotten this bad.”
WHILE WOKE IS THE NEW BLACK IN TGC /EVANGELICAL CIRCLES COUNT ON THE OBAMA RHETORIC TO BE MARKETED TO EVANGELICALS AND INFORMED BY HIS “AMBASSADOR TO AMERICAN BELIEVERS MICHAEL WEAR. …WAIT FOR IT …..
WOKE EVANGELICALS AND TGC
Woke Is . . .
APRIL 16, 2018 | Thabiti Anyabwile
“Yesterday a dear brother asked me, “What do you think about woke church?” Seems these days all my blogging is answering questions of one sort or another. And this seems like a good question to answer publicly, since there’s so much talk about being “woke” or “wokeness” from both advocates and opponents.”
“I’m not sure this adds much to the discussion, but it’s the gist of my answer yesterday.”
Woke: A Lineage
“First, being “woke” isn’t at all new. I know Carl Ellis has been trying to help people understand that in some of his public talks. But it seems a lot of younger people think they’re experiencing something new. Solomon taught a long, long time ago, “there’s nothing new under the sun.”
MICHAEL WEAR LECTURE
Wears snappy screen quote is a bit ironic since HE has found his HOME both in the Obama camp AND in The Gospel Coalition .
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Perhaps this tweet was all it took .
This is what it looks like when the most progressive President in US history speaks as the voice of concern to ill informed conservative evangelicals over #WOKE . Lesson Obama’s long time faith outreach guy @MichaelRWear now works for @TGC
In Fact the Obama comments were not directed at young WOKE evangelicals but were on the stage of his Foundation’s event and the WOKE young evangelicals are avid consumers of left wing news outlets. It goes without saying Obama is playing to the self identified ” Woke ” and to those concerned about it in the conservative and evangelical community. Fox News took the bait.
MICHAEL WEAR AND THE GOSPEL COALITION
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC and the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.
Samples of his TGC work
NOVEMBER 7, 2018 | Michael Wear
Michael Wear explains how Christians should think about politics. How does the Bible shape my reaction to who wins and loses?
SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 | Michael Wear
“Christians have unique resources from which to draw, to
JANUARY 31, 2018 | Michael Wear
What if liberal democracy doesn’t just bear the cratermarks
Wear Videos on TGC
Michael Wear on Political Hopes and Fears
NOVEMBER 7, 2018 | Michael Wear
” 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?”
TGC KERN FAMILY FOUNDATION AND MICHAEL WEAR
Greg Forster of Kern Family Foundation and Oikonomia Network which funds and coordinates on campus “Social Justice” and “Faith and Work” programs in TGC affiliated seminaries in the Southern Baptist and conservative Presbyterian circles is offering Hope for evangelicals while promoting Wears work to TGC audience .
GREG FORSTER IN 2017 – “WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS… (NOT LOVE SWEET LOVE BUT)….MORE DEMOCRATS LIKE MICHAEL WEAR “
“If you asked me what the American republic needs most right now, at least at the human level, I would say: “more Democrats like Michael Wear.” And if you asked me what the American church needs most right now, on the human level, I would say: “more Democrats like Michael Wear.” Wear’s Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America is more than just another good political memoir; it’s a window into how Christianity can find its way back toward a faithful and responsible participation in American public life.”
“Wear is an evangelical Christian whose faith led him to seek justice and mercy in the world, and he sees that fulfilled through his work as a progressive Democrat. But he also longs to overcome polarization and find ways to work with conservative Republicans—including a candid assessment of our persistent disagreements—in order to move forward together toward the justice and mercy we all seek.”
“Wear identifies three tangible ways our Christian hope points the way to political hope:
“Part of the agenda of Reclaiming Hope is to establish that, in spite of the dysfunctions of the culture war, politics is good; it’s a primary mode of doing justice and mercy in God’s world. ”
FORSTER AND TGC IN PRAISE OF WEAR IN PRAISE OF OBAMA
“This book helped answer a question I and many others have long wrestled with: Why do people love Barack Obama? The admiration of Obama is hard to understand for those of us who have been on the receiving end of his untruths and broken promises, of IRS investigations designed to shut us down illegally, and many other abuses of power. We could see through the “hope and change,” “yes we can” nonsense; why didn’t they?”
“Wear shows that Obama did exceptionally well one of the most important jobs we rely on our political leaders to do: use words to express publicly our national commitment to justice and mercy. One reason America is going south in a handbasket is because very, very few of our political leaders are able to do this well. For those who paid more attention to him than people like me did, Obama did this job masterfully.”
“Unlike most political memoirists, Wear is often delightfully self-aware about his own foibles and those of his colleagues. (At one point he and other volunteers on a long car trip pass the time by singing together; after they sing a somewhat risqué song, one remarks: “This is exactly how Republicans imagine a Democratic faith outreach operation.”)”
“Wear’s defenses of Obama’s decisions are sometimes surprisingly persuasive. I didn’t expect to be convinced that it was good Christian prudence for the Obamas not to become members of a local church in Washington. I’m just about as militant a churchman as you’ll find, but I was persuaded by Wear’s case that a modern president brings through the door with him problems and complications sufficient to severely hamper the worship and community of any congregation he enters.”
“Nonetheless, Wear is what the nation needs more of, because the nation can have no moral consensus—no shared basis for doing justice and mercy together—if religion is only welcome in one political party. And he’s what the church needs more of, because the church can’t effectively bear witness for justice and mercy—which it must do in order to preach a gospel of justice and mercy!—if all the faithful Christians are in one political party. My judgment that conservatism (to the small extent it’s still a meaningful word) is preferable to progressivism is far less important than the undeniable fact that what the nation and the church need most is a moral consensus that transcends polarization.”
What the nation and the church need most is a moral consensus that transcends polarization.
“Conservatives and progressives are both defined by their strong sense of alienation from the advanced modern life they see around them; both view modern life as morally empty. Progressives like Wear tend to believe our moral emptiness consists of insufficient concern for the well-being of those in greatest need. Conservatives tend to believe the moral emptiness of modern life consists of an excessive focus on people’s material circumstances as the measurement of their well-being, to the exclusion of personal virtue and authentic spiritual community.”
HARD TO BELIEVE TGC / OIKONOMIA’S BOSS WOULD BE THIS OBVIOUS ?
TIM KELLER ENDORSED MICHAEL WEARS BOOK AS DID FORSTER ANF TGC
TIM KELLER WAS EQUALLY AS OBVIOUS FROM HIS 2012 MEETINGS IN “GOOD FAITH ” AND APRIL 2011 AT OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE FOR BREAKFAST
(FROM THE BLOG ”
See the white bald guy on the right bottom corner? Yeah that’s my pastor:-)
EXPECT MUCH MORE TO COME FROM THE COLLABORATION OF OBAMA’S FAITH AMBASSADOR TO BELIEVERS AND THE GOSPEL COALITION OF TIM KELLER AS THE 2020 ELECTION CYCLE HEATS UP.
DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOUNG COUPLES IN YOUR CHURCH AND YOUR CHILDREN ARE BUYING IN . GREG FORSTER’S BOSSES AND WHOEVER ELSE IS FUNDING TGC HAVE PLENTY MORE WHERE THIS ALL CAME FROM .
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