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LTRP Note: The following news story is posted for informational and research purposes and not as an endorsement of either content or the source. It is worth reading this article (written earlier this summer) because it is a glimpse of the face of today’s emergent church and just how influential it really is. Roger Oakland laid it out in Faith Undone (2007) and Warren Smith defined it in A “Wonderful” Deception (2009). Both men were trying to warn the church of what was coming and how it would come, but few pastors and leaders listened. Now, as the church slept, the enemy has crept in – big time.
“Liberal Christians gather at Wild Goose Festival to pray — and plan“
By Jack Jenkins
Religious News Service
For years, liberals — even liberal people of faith — have been wary of fusions of faith and politics, careful not to pierce the boundary between church and state.
But at this year’s Wild Goose Festival, an annual Christian gathering that convened last Thursday-Sunday in a campground along the French Broad River, many attendees asked the same question: What if my beliefs are by implication political? . . . The atmosphere may seem foreign to top Democratic Party operatives and even many liberal religious leaders. But as the religious left exerts an unaccustomed influence on political rhetoric, Wild Goose has begun to draw recognizable names, including presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.
It’s hard to miss the festival’s political bent. The dirt road from the entrance to the conference’s main stage was a gauntlet of booths belonging to liberal activist groups such as Sojourners, the Washington, D.C. liberal evangelical organization; Creation Care Alliance . . . Click here to continue reading.
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