Board members quit over college's 'drift' from Christian orthodoxy
Two members of the board of trustees of a major evangelical Christian liberal arts university have resigned, contending the institution has â€śdriftedâ€ť from its foundation and mission, and now is at odds with its written policies, statement of faith and the Bible itself.
Raleigh Washington, a prominent pastor known for his leadership of the Promise Keepers menâ€™s movement, and Dave Dias, a Sacramento-area business executive, submitted letters of resignation on Wednesday to the board of trustees of Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.
The two board members spoke to WND after explaining in their letters why they could no longer serve.
Washington, a trustee for 15 years, wrote that he had constantly confronted the board over the previous six years with abundant evidence that the administration and a substantial portion of the faculty were promoting a progressive ideology that clashed...
Myparentsactuallynamedmecain wrote: This is great news! Now learning can proceed without two board members serving as boat anchors from the first century. Maybe this will catch on.
Cain, have you considered:
Jeremiah 18:15 Because my people hath forgotten me, and have burnt incense to vanity, and their prophets have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient ways, to walk in the paths and way that is not trodden,
Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand in the ways and behold, and ask for the old way, which is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk
The entire Bible was written under inspiration prior to the close of the First Century. Staying connected to those words and the concept they teach but especially to the Lord they reveal is of first importance.
So maybe learning should proceed while grounded and founded on those ancient words rather than pursuing the gods of this age.
I believe this is the first article that brought Dr. Rugh to national attention, and he got many a compliment for his critical look at the Promise Keepers
Gil Rugh wrote: I recently delivered a sermon concerning the error of attempting to substitute man-made programs for God's glorious plan. Because of the interest expressed in that sermon and because of requests for copies of the text, I decided to publish the sermon and make it available to those who want to examine the message more closely. The sermon took the form of a biblical critique of the men's movement known as Promise Keepers. I stated then and state now that I am well aware that even the idea of examining the movement might produce negative reactions....
What could be wrong with Christian men uniting to become more godly? Well, of course, there is everything right and nothing wrong with becoming more godly. There is a fundamental problem, however, with the Promise Keepers' approach to the Gospel and to the way godliness is achieved in the life of a believer. That is why I must examine the movement...
https://tinyurl.com/gt47p9t (Promise Keepers -- And the Rising Tide of Ecumenism)