Star Parker is one of the names on a short list of national conservatives Black leaders that is making a difference. Parker was born in Moses Lake, Washington; she was raised in a nonreligious home by often-absent parents. She lived in Japan for three years and returned to the U.S., moving to East St. Louis, Illinois, at twelve. She said that after one arrest for shoplifting, her white high school guidance counselor told her "not to worry about it, because I was a 'victim of racism, lashing out at society.' After attending church at the behest of her friends, Parker became a Christian and reformed her life. She enrolled in Woodbury University, graduating with a degree in marketing. She began advocating for conservative social and political causes, and founded CURE in 1995. This is the Star Story.
Glenn will make the case that manhood is not natural but has to be taught and modeled. Few would disagree that manhood is in crisis today. Men are falling behind women in important measures of personal and social well-being - they have become the weaker sex. Some women celebrate this. Most, are deeply concerned since the weakness of the men males it increasingly difficult for them to become wives and mothers. Womanhood Is Natural Womanhood is a natural phenomenon. A female’s biological make-up usually ensures that she will grow into a healthy woman. Leave her to herself, and it’s likely to happen. Manhood Is Taught The opposite is true of manhood. Unlike a woman, a man has no civilized role or agenda inscribed in his body.” The boy has no on board GPS directing him toward his future. His transition into manhood can only come into being with significant, intentional work by other men. The human male nature doesn’t naturally go in the direction civilization requires; it requires the direction of other men. What Happens When Manhood Isn’t Taught? It is no coincidence that the term “feminization of poverty” was coined as the sexual revolution initiated the great divorce between sex, babies, and marriage. Poverty is rapidly becoming a female problem because of the significant increase in the number of female-headed families. The Sexual Revolution’s Lingering Damage to Women. For the discerning eye, we see that the many of the bad ideas of the feminist movement the last century linger in subconscious minds of conservative women complicating their agenda. They are not aware of it and it will require sensitive training to demonstrate to them that – like any other mindset – it must be dealt with in a focused manner.
Joy Pullmann is executive editor of The Federalist. American kids spend the equivalent of a part to full-time job entertaining themselves on screens. But it’s more than loss of time - it’s the anxiety, addiction, depression, stupidity, and lack of development that comes with it. Did I mention brain damage? Joy will! Public schools continue to amp up screen-led learning despite myriad high-profile failures at giving all kids a device and the increasing amount of research questioning those decisions.
Put on Your Parenting Pants: Sixty percent of American parents think their kids are addicted to screens, yet keep supplying them. Their development is our responsibility. Last year, the McDowell’s showed us the dangers of internet porn. Joy will speak especially to parents and how they need to take control of their families. She will show us how “screens” are destroying our kids. This forum will be the perfect complement to what the McDowell’s did and no, you have NOT heard this all before!
Education – the LEFT’s Indoctrination Machine:
The Father of Public Education - John Dewey - was a committed Marxist. His theology was “there is no God, there is no soul, hence there is no need of the props of modern religion.” He was an atheist and a Materialist. His impact on public education has only been amplified today. In the 45 Goals of the Communist Party, Marxists clearly state their goals of converting public education in America to Progressive ideology (see #17).
Mrs. Pullman is the author of The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids. She is an educator in the fullest sense and will speak to the dangers of what our kids are being exposed to – every day for about eight hours.
She will document that the Progressive’s goal of dumbing down our students has been successful. Common Core (initiated by Obama) has decreased student performance. Our kids would have been better off if C.C. had never existed.
How did this latest and most sweeping “reform” of American education come in mostly under the radar? Joy Pullmann started tugging on a thread of reports from worried parents and frustrated teachers, and it led to a big tangle of history and politics, intrigue and arrogance. She unwound it to discover how a cabal of private foundation honchos and unelected public officials cooked up a set of rules for what American children must learn in core K–12 classes, and how the Obama administration pressured states to adopt them. Thus a federalized education scheme took root, despite legal prohibitions against federal involvement in curriculum. This brilliant, no-nonsense lady will inspire, inform, and encourage you that YOU can do something about the education of your children.
Dr. Sean McDowell is one of the brightest minds of our day and the best communicator I know. This will not be some apology about how we are to love those we disagree with and live and let live. He will help us understand that tolerance does not necessarily mean agreement. Sean is a guy that wades into communicating with those he disagrees with. He goes to their conferences and sets in on their discussion groups. He will help us understand that we can be tolerant and gracious while still being intolerant of the LEFT's ideas. This guy will help your kids understand how be loving and amiable while disagreeing and confronting ideas that are detrimental to our culture.
I John 4:1 warns "Beloved, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have hone out into the world."
Dr. Johnston says "The American church is the best educated it has ever been from a worldly perspective but we are the the dumbest we have ever been. We are the most discerning we have ever been."
That observation is an understatement in my opinion. Weather if be just every day gullibility or discernment about cultural issues, frequently, I am flabbergasted at the dumb things I hear Christians saying or doing. Paranormal activities would include telekinesis, clairvoyance, necromancy etc. - things the average Christian knows nothing about. Google Paranormal and see how many societies there are in Billings and where they are located, you will be shocked.
Are you prepared to answer questions about these things? Are you aware of how many people in the church are involved with witchcraft? Do you understand demonic activity and how to coup with it productively.
Jeremiah says that he lectures on apologetic topics, THIS subject garners more interest than all the others. And we should be shocked? If you don't realize that demonic activity is behind cultural issues like abortion, same-sex marriage etc. Get ready to learn what you should have heard in church.
Alan Shlemon is an author and speaker for the well respected STR apologetics ministries group. He trains Christians to share their convictions in a persuasive yet gracious manner. Known for teaching on some of the most controversial issues of our time, Alan tackles topics from Islam to homosexuality with grace and truth. Alan is a favorite at Summit Ministries and will be one of yours too.
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