LTRP Note: Lighthouse Trails is posting this section of “An Evangelical Manifesto” with a link to the document itself, not as an endorsement but rather for research purposes.
“An Evangelical Manifesto is an open declaration of who Evangelicals are and what they stand for. It has been drafted and published by a representative group of Evangelical leaders who do not claim to speak for all Evangelicals, but who invite all other Evangelicals to stand with them and help clarify what Evangelical means in light of ‘confusions within and the consternation without’ the movement. As the Manifesto states, the signers are not out to attack or exclude anyone, but to rally and to call for reform.
“As an open declaration, An Evangelical Manifesto addresses not only Evangelicals and other Christians but other American citizens and people of all other faiths in America, including those who say they have no faith.” Click here to read the rest of the introduction and see a list of people in the “Steering Comittee.”
Some of the signers include:
* The signers we have listed below are from organizations that promote contemplative spirituality to one degree or another. Kay Arthur is the exception.
Chancellor, Northwest University
Founder, Precept Ministries
President, Dallas Theological Seminary
Pastor, National Community Church, Washington, D.C.
Executive Chair, The Lausanne Movement
Research Professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary
President, Bethel University
Businessman/Founder, Leadership Network
Ergun Caner (Note: Ergun Caner has informed Lighthouse Trails that his name was added to the Evangelical Manifesto without his consent or knowledge. He has issued a public statement regarding this, and his name has now been removed from the list.
President, Liberty Theological Seminary/Author
M. Daniel Carroll R.
Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, Denver Seminary
Loren Cunningham Co-Founder, Youth With A Mission
Founding Pastor, The Church on The Way, President, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
President, World Vision International
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
The Veritas Forum
President, Wheaton College
Senior Pastor, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, Texas, Author
Pastor, Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois, Gordon MacDonald Author/Pastor
J. P. Moreland
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University
President, Houghton College
Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Menlo Park, California
Senior Professor of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary
Professor of Ecumenics, Fuller Seminary
Professor Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary
Ronald J. Sider
President, Evangelicals for Social Action
Editor in Chief and CEO, Christianity Today International
President, World Vision U.S. Joe Stowell President, Cornerstone University
Founder, Charisma Magazine
Founder and Editor, Sojourners Magazine
Professor of Theology, Regent University
Rick Warren’s name does not appear on the list of signers that is posted at the Evangelical Manifesto website at this time. According to reports, such as this one from World Magazine, he is one of the signers: “Evangelical Manifesto” calls for reform