FULLER theological in the major news today. Several news pieces claim Fuller graduates are actively bringing more and more evangelical followers into uncharted political territories unprecedented for historical evangelical morality and politics. Not much unlike Liberty that associates with Graham’s political allies
This comes as a surprise though it should not. Most Fuller graduates I know are open democrats. Many of them went to school when Wagner was there. His conservative support came as a surprise for them as while in Fuller he re-developed his social gospel theology including the 7 mountains borrowed from Rousas Rushdoony and Loren Cunningham
The Dominion theology that followed could not borrow much from South America’s social liberation for there was no room for revolution in the US in the 70s after the social movements in the 60s has just done their part. So instead in moved directly into church, media and arts with the hope to conquer commerce, science, and technology in the 21st century. When this did not happen as planed, NAR/kingdom-now imploded back toward politics and media, except now very very openly (to the point of claiming divine prophetic authority over them). CBN and the 700 Club are a prime example of liberation Kingdom-now theological teachings much like the socialistic liberation theology that brought many revolutions to South America.
But to connect Fuller, Liberty and CBN in that manner, at least to me, is beyond bringing politics into the church. As discussed with Dan Irving this is a new attempt to take over politics and bring the kingdom-now on earth without a physically present King Christ. Is such approach even biblical and what the Spirit commands the Church?
Will this move succeed or fail again? What do you think?