KEY WORDS: Revival, Christian Nationalism, and Teachers Can’t Lie to Parents
Pastor Gary Wilkerson recently talked to Think Eternity about revival, spiritual awakening, and how a younger generation views church today.
BY ALEX MURASHKO
Wilkerson is the president of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the founding pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009. He now travels and works full-time with World Challenge and World Poverty Solutions.
The Q&A with Wilkerson begins below.
Thinke: What is your definition of revival?
Gary Wilkerson: I would say it’s a quickening, an acceleration, and an intensification of all things that Christ desires of His children and His church to become. There’s things that are laid out for us as disciples of Christ in scripture, but oftentimes, we’re walking in them in such mediocre ways — oftentimes, in lukewarmness, half heartedness, lackadaisical and unconcerned ways.
When there’s a revival, I believe it’s the Holy Spirit coming in and recharging us to be alive again, to be awakened to the fullness that is available to us. That’s what I look at as revival being. It could be for an individual, or for Christian leaders, or for whole congregations that can then have an impact on whole communities, nations and around the world….
‘Conservatives need Jesus, too’: Christians bring prayer to state capitol steps on Constitution Day
BOISE, Idaho – While the secular left continues to promote the term “Christian Nationalism” as a shameful tag, a congregation that usually worships on Sundays inside a middle school is hosting a church service outside, in front of the State Capitol Building in Boise this coming Sunday, Sept. 17 instead.
BY ALEX MURASHKO
HIGHER GROUND – WASHINGTON TIMES CONTRIBUTOR
Pastor Marty Yost of the non-denominational church, Mountain Heights Calvary Chapel, told The Washington Times that the reason for the outreach is to focus on an “Appeal to Heaven” on Constitution Day. The American federal holiday, which usually passes by with little fanfare, is a call to recognize the adoption of the United States Constitution. It is observed on Sept. 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.
Mr. Yost said that the event to be held on the capitol grounds is about giving God the highest priority, “even above” a love for America.
“Conservatives need Jesus, too,” Mr. Yost said. “There are people who need to get Christ above the flag, not the flag above Christ. The reason we love our country is because God gave us this country and He gave us this Constitution. He put this together and the reason it’s great is because we seek Him in all things. This is about getting back to exactly what our country was founded on.”
Federal Court Rules Christian Teachers Can’t Be Forced to Lie to Parents About Kids’ Gender Confusion
BY TALIA WISE
A federal judge has ruled in favor of two Christian teachers who refused to uphold their school’s policy that required staff to lie to parents and hide students’ gender confusion…
“It harms the child who needs parental guidance and possibly mental health intervention to determine if the incongruence is organic or whether it is the result of bullying, peer pressure, or a fleeting impulse. It harms the parents by depriving them of the long-recognized Fourteenth Amendment right to care, guide, and make health care decisions for their children. And finally, it harms plaintiffs who are compelled to violate the parent’s rights by forcing plaintiffs to conceal information they feel is critical for the welfare of their students — violating plaintiffs’ religious beliefs.” – U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez