Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Are We to Let Jesus Kill America? This All Points Back To Norquist...These are Norquislings...

A lot of discussions here over the last three months–as well as blog posts–have been centered around what seems to be a concerted effort in Congress and Statehouses around the country to restrict women’s right to abortion, attack collective bargaining rights, and disable environmental protection law
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    • Soup McGee
      http://www.jamespartnershi​p.org/ http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in​-focus/the-green-dragon-sl​ayers-how-the-religious-ri​ght-and-the-corporate-righ​t-are-joining-fo http://www.1voicefilms.com​/1voicefilms.htm Churches and Villages Together http://www.cvtogether.org/about​us.html

      CVT was founded in 2007 under the leadership of Dr. Henry Krabbendam. Dr. Krabbendam taught Biblical studies at Covenant College in Georgia for more than 30 years, and has been ministering in Uganda for nearly 25 years as chairman of the Africa Christian Training Institute. Alongside Dr. Krabbendam are David Rothbard, who has served as president of CFACT, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit public-policy organization dealing with issues of environment and development since 1985, and Christopher Rogers who has worked as head of CDR Communications, Inc., on communications and public relations for Christian organizations and others since 1984. Jacques Villarreal, a former campus coordinator at Yale University for Campus Crusade for Christ, serves as CVT’s U.S. coordinator.

      CVT is one of several organizations operating under the umbrella of The James Partnership (TJP), a non-profit 501(c)(3) group organized exclusively for religious, charitable, and educational purposes. TJP is dedicated to fulfilling the command in the New Testament Epistle of James for Christians to be both “hearers and doers of the Word.” http://www.cornwallallianc​e.org/ Board of Advisors

      Dr. William L. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Economics, Frostburg State University, Maryland

      Dr. Ted Baehr, Chairman, Christian Film and Television Commission

      Howard Ball, National Director, ChurchLIFE

      David Barton, Founder and President, Wallbuilders

      Dr. Michael E. Bauman, Professor of Theology and Culture, Hillsdale College, Michigan

      Madre Antonia Becerra, Caritas Charities, Quintana Roo, Mexico

      Fr. John Michael Beers, Ph.D., S.S.L., Dean of the Pre-Theologate, Ave Maria University, Florida

      Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, National Spokesman, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

      Joel Belz, Founder, WORLD Magazine

      Rev. Dennis G. Bennett, Bible Institute of South Africa

      Dr. Kenneth Chilton, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Economics and the Environment, Lindenwood University, Missouri

      Michael Cromartie, Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center

      Douglas E. Daugherty, Sr., President, Chattanooga Resource Foundation, Tennessee

      Fr. Phillip DeVous, Chaplain, Thomas More College, Kentucky

      Dr. Colonel V. Doner, Chairman, Children’s Hunger Relief Fund

      Dr. Richard Dougherty, Associate Professor, Politics Department, University of Dallas, Texas

      Dr. Barrett Duke, Vice President for Public Policy and Research, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention

      Dr. Charles H. Dunahoo, Coordinator of Christian Education and Publications, Presbyterian Church in America

      Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church (PCA), Jackson, Mississippi; President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals; and Adjunct Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary

      Prof. Alan Gomes, Professor of Historical Theology and Chairman, Department of Theology, Talbot School of Theology, California

      Dr. George Grant, Teaching Pastor, Christ Community Church (PCA), Nashville, Tennessee

      Dr. Jay Grimstead, Director, Coalition on Revival

      Dr. Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary, Arizona

      Dr. David W. Hall, Senior Minister, Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA), Powder Springs, Georgia

      Stephen Hayward, Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

      Dr. P.J. Hill, George F. Bennett Chair of Economics, Wheaton College, Illinois

      Rev. Irfon Hughes, Pastor, Hillcrest Presbyterian Church (PCA), Volant, Pennsylvania

      Gary Kass, President, Reclaiming America for Christ

      Rev. Dr. D. James Kennedy (deceased), Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

      Dr. George Khushf, Humanities Director, Center for Bioethics, University of South Carolina

      John Khushal, Associate Director, Campus Crusade for Christ, North India

      Dr. Paul D. Kooistra, Coordinator, Presbyterian Church in America’s Mission to the World

      Dr. Henry Krabbendam, Chairman of the Africa Christian Training Institute, Uganda; Professor of Biblical Studies (retired), Covenant College, Georgia

      Rabbi Daniel Lapin, President, Toward Tradition

      Dr. Kevin Alan Lewis, Assistant Professor of Theology & Law, Biola University, California

      Dr. Stephen Livesay, President, Bryan College, Tennessee

      Dr. Tracy C. Miller, Associate Professor of Economics, Grove City College, Pennsylvania

      Garry J. Moes, Director, Murphys Christian Camp; former political reporter/editor, The Associated Press

      Dr. Jeff Myers, Associate Professor, Bryan College, Tennessee

      Fr. Richard John Neuhaus (deceased), President, Institute on Religion and Public Life

      Jerry Newcombe, Senior Producer, Coral Ridge Ministries-TV, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

      Dr. Jerry O’Neill, President, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania

      Gretchen Passantino, M.Div. (Apologetics), Director & Co-founder, Answers In Action

      Rabbi Gary Perras, Temple Israel, Daytona Beach, Florida

      Ron D. Petitte, D.P.A., Director, Honors and Political Science Programs, Bryan College, Tennessee

      Dr. Joey Pipa, President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, North Carolina

      Jay W. Richards, Author, contributing editor to The American

      Rev. Gregory Lee Robertson, Interim Pastor, Loving Savior of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMS), Chino Hills, California

      Dr. Robert Royal, President, Faith and Reason Institute

      Dr. Herb Schlossberg, Senior Research Associate, Ethics and Public Policy Center

      Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, Chairman, Traditional Values Coalition

      Rev. Robert Sirico, President, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

      Dr. Frank J. Smith, Editor, Presbyterian International News Services

      Dr. Roy W. Spencer, Principal Research Scientist, University of Alabama in Huntsville

      Dr. Kenneth G. Talbot, President, Whitefield Theological Seminary, Florida

      Dr. Timothy Terrell, Associate Professor of Economics, Wofford College, South Carolina

      Rev. Dr. Jim Tonkowich, Scholar, Institute on Religion and Democracy

      Rev. Ralph Weitz, Stewardship Pastor, Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield, Virginia

      Dr. Harry V. Wiant, Jr., Ibberson Chair in Forest Resources, Penn State University

      David A. Williams, President, L.D. Advantage, Inc; Former Representative on NAE Social Action Commission

      Alan Wisdom, Vice President, Institute on Religion and Democracy

      Dennis Oliver Woods, Headmaster, ClassicalFree Virtual Academy
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    • Soup McGee
      http://www.cornwallallianc​e.org/about/cornwall-netwo​rk-of-congregations/ Cornwall Network of Congregations

      The issue of religion and the environment has been getting much attention recently, as a variety of voices have been speaking out about the need for people of faith to have an increased role in these matters.

      This is indeed appropriate as the Bible is replete with injunctions to care for God’s creation – from the original responsibility given to Adam in the Garden to tend and keep it to the subordinate ownership over the earth given to mankind in Psalm 115:16: The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, but the earth he has given to the sons of men.

      The Biblical responsibility for sound stewardship becomes even more compelling when one considers the overwhelming importance the Scriptures give to concern for the poor – from the instruction to kings in Proverbs 31:9 to defend the rights of the afflicted and needy, to the Apostle Paul’s report in Galatians 2:10 that his fellow apostles only asked us to remember the poor – the very thing I also was eager to do.

      That is why there is so much enthusiasm about the informal Cornwall Network that was launched in April, 2006, during a week in which Easter, Passover, and Earth Day all converged.

      A Sound Biblical View of Stewardship

      The “Cornwall Network” is designed to promote the principles of the Cornwall Declaration on Environmental Stewardship, a powerful statement of ethical belief, released in the spring of 2000, that articulates a sound Biblical view of stewardship. In a day when there is much confusion over what defines Judeo-Christian stewardship, and separates it from the secular forms of environmentalism that abound, Cornwall seeks to affirm the importance of caring for creation, but in a way that is based on sound theology, sound science, sound economics, and takes into account the needs of the poor. This is especially important for developing nations where basic issues like inadequate sanitation and clean drinking water, widespread use of primitive fuels like wood and dung, and primitive agricultural practices go largely unaddressed while more distant and theoretical issues receive the lion’s share of funding and attention.

      The Cornwall Declaration has so far been signed by over 1,500 leading clergy, theologians, and other people of faith – including Dr. James Dobson, Charles Colson, Rev. Dr. D. James Kennedy, Rev. Dr. R.C. Sproul, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Rabbi David Novack, Dr. Ronald Nash, Dr. Richard Land, Rev. Robert Sirico, Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, and the late Dr. Bill Bright. It’s little wonder the declaration has come to be viewed as one of the most significant expressions of Judeo-Christian belief about religion and environment in modern times.

      How You Can Help

      Through the “Cornwall Network,” the Alliance seeks to take the principles of Cornwall, encourage clergy, teachers, and other religious leaders to embrace them and teach them to their own congregants, and then begin to help people of faith increasingly fulfill their Biblical mandate to steward the environment, and care for the poor.

      Through your participation in the “Cornwall Network,” you will have access to:

      Regular information and updates about important stewardship issues
      Bulletin inserts that can be distributed to members of your congregation
      Scripture notes on stewardship issues that can be used to develop sermons and Sunday School or other educational lessons
      An electronic newsletter that will keep you up to date about these issues, and inform you when new “Cornwall Network” materials are available. Some forthcoming materials will likely include Sunday School curricula for various age groups; videos, workbooks and other educational materials; and guidance and suggestions for hands-on stewardship projects.

      Join the Cornwall Network today!

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