“Word has reached the Evangelical Intelligentsia that the Dallas Statement is coming. The names affixed to it will no doubt be weighty. Mohler, in particular, is feeling the pull and struggle from both sides.”
(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen) Pulpit & Pen has been aware for some time that a statement has been drafted that opposes the anti-Gospel mission drift of the so-called “Social Justice Movement.”* Called informally (by me, anyway) the Dallas Statement (its official name is the “Social Justice and the Gospel Statement“) has affirmations and denials designed to clearly articulate the Gospel and differentiate it from the Social Gospel, aka Social Justice. …
It is currently receiving signatures of a select few influential drafters and signers, before being made available publicly for additional signatures of clergy members and evangelical leaders. The statement will be in the vein of other important documents, including the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and most recently, the Nashville Statement.
P&P looks forward to the public revelation of this document and its positive implications for correcting the trajectory of Gospel mission drift brought upon us by certain misguided evangelicals like Russell Moore and Tim Keller. Those jumping on the bandwagon of Social Justice, which is a political philosophy contrived in leftist academia and is a conglomeration of Critical Race Theory, Cultural Marxism, Rauschenbuschism and Intersectionality, include top-tier evangelicals like Albert Mohler, Mark Dever, Matt Chandler, Michael Horton, Thom Rainer, Ed Stetzer, and (one of these things is not like the other) Beth Moore. The second tier of leaders that have jumped on this bandwagon includes most of the writers at The Gospel Coalition, the research fellows of the ERLC, Danny Akin of Southeastern Seminary, Thabiti Anyabwile, Sam Alberry and Eric Mason. Lesser known but more radical leaders fall into a third tier and include Revoice organizers Nate Collins and Preston Sprinkle, Dwight McKissic, Jemar Tisby and others. There is a fourth tier, which includes the masses at large within the greater New Calvinist movement, also known as the Young, Restless and Reformed, who have been influenced by the upper tiers of the Social Justice Movement. These include younger pastors, college students, and the blogging class of Christian leaders who see Social Justice trending in Christian social media.