“Stetzer, who is one of the most influential people in the Evangelical Intelligentsia, decided to lash out at critics of Critical Race Theory just as the frothing feeding-frenzy of #woke evangelicalism snorted in Cultural Marxism like a line of coke.”
(Pulpit & Pen) It’s hard to find a man who’s been more consistently wrong on important issues pertinent to evangelicalism than Ed Stetzer. Stetzer was an avid defender and compatriot of Mark Driscoll, before he was publicly disgraced and Mars Hill church collapsed like a pile of sand. Stetzer was a defender and compatriot of the Emergent Church, before it was swept into the dustbin of history. …
Stetzer, during his time at Lifeway, chose to sell fake the Heaven Tourism book, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, even though he was personally told it was false(when the news story broke worldwide, Stetzer lied, claiming he didn’t know). Stetzer, during his time at Lifeway, marketed books from the dregs of charismaticism, the gutter of theology and the ghetto of evangelical culture. It is hard to find a word-faith prophetess or fallen pastor that Stetzer has not taken a smiley selfie, followed up with articles and interviews lauding the false teachers and pimping their material. In spite of being consistently wrong, finding himself to have outlasted many of the movements he’s supported, Stetzer is still a regular evangelical talking head on topics he’s woefully unqualified to speak about, waxing poetic on the problems of evangelicalism and offering solutions to fix them.
Ed Stetzer offering solutions to evangelicalism’s problems is like a prostitute selling antibiotics out of the trunk of her car. Ed Stetzer is not the solution to the problem. He is the problem. Offering solutions to problems you helped create is not philanthropic, it’s extortion. Stetzer has personally profited (richly) from nearly every fad and fashionable diversion away from the Gospel that has plagued evangelicalism in the last 15 years. You can read more about Stetzer and his slithering, sinister, evangelical simony here. Most recently, he invited Hillsong prophetess, Christine Caine, to his new gig at Wheaton. He had also invited the woman who wrote a book about “making love with God,” Anne Voskamp (read about that here).