Recently, we reported that Union Theological Seminary, the home of the arch-heretic of Liberation Theology, James Cone, is now offering a Master of Arts in Social Justice. The Master of Arts in Social Justice program at Union Seminary consists of “build[ing] theological, theoretical, historical, ethical, critical, practical and contextually accountable foundations for the work of pursuing a more just and equitable world,” and studying “existing power dynamics and structures in terms of gender, sexuality, race, class, and identities targeted for oppression, and how they shape, and are shaped by, religion, spirituality, and theology.”
In other words, that’s a rather lengthy way to define “apostasy.” Union Theological Seminary is known for its climate control activism, plant, animal, and earth worship, diverse intersectionality, its advancement of abortion theology, and how they lecture Southern Baptist leaders like Russell Moore on the dangers of “Christian homophobia.”
So it should not surprise us that the school not only demonstrates its love for everything God hates, but it also practices false religions while mocking the Scriptures. On Instagram, the school posted how they celebrated the re-release of Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire—by practicing Hinduism.
“Last night we celebrated the re-release of Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire with…Blue Cliff Monastery,” Union Seminary wrote on Instagram. “Through a walking meditation from Thay’s former home, listening to excerpts of the book, learning dharma songs, and reflecting on what history can teach us about the present, we paid homage to the life of the great Zen master and his unwavering commitment to nonviolence and compassion. Gratitude and many thanks to all who attended.”
The ideologies that present from this so-called seminary have infected most mainstream Evangelical churches and institutions. While you won’t walk into most Southern Baptist churches and see Hindu monks practicing Zen Buddhism, you will see much of the social and cultural aspects of the social religion at Union Seminary infecting the theology of these institutions. From Critical Race Theory to social activism, it’s already crept its way into Evangelical churches and without a solid foundation from which to reject this ideology outright, it’s just a matter of time before the ecumenical religion takes over most of the visible Church and pushes the rest of us underground.