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Q & A with Don Black regarding the In God We Trust Proclamation Part 2

IGWT-TMlogo-bannerThe In God We  Trust Proclamation is an acknowledgement that our rights as human beings are endowed by our Creator and that the Constitution ensures our right as Christians to openly live our lives based upon God’s divine Word. It upholds our belief in the sanctity of life as well as that of a traditional view of marriage between one man and one woman. In signing the proclamation, people will be pledging themselves to pray, to fast and to vote in November. People will have the opportunity to sign the proclamation online through our television affiliate partners.

• What will be done with the signatures?

We hope to secure hundreds of thousands of signatures and send them to both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House. We will also send them to all presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

• Tell us about the In God We Trust 21 Day Action Plan.

The In God We Trust 21 Day Action Plan is a downloadable devotional guide that will lead participants through 21 days of prayer and fasting for the nation. It will be made available through our television affiliate partners free of charge to those who sign the proclamation.

• What are the different program options and how can people find the program for their area?

The program was shot on location in Washington, D.C. and is hosted by Kristi Watts former co-host of The 700 Club. It will begin on Labor Day and run up to the election. The program will air in 30 minute or 60 minute lengths on participating networks and stations.

• What is your broadcast plan and goals?

In God We Trust is being offered to select Christian television networks and stations for airing. Our goal is that more than 100 million television homes will be able to watch this special at least once in a 60-day period leading to the election. Our prayer is to impact 1 million Christian citizens to vote in November who did not go to the polls in 2012. Many broadcast ministries have agreed to partner in getting this message out quickly. Keep checking our website for networks, stations and air times.

For more information and to sign the proclamation visit, www.ingodwetrust.tv

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Q & A with Don Black regarding the television special In God We Trust

IGWT-TMlogo-bannerThe timing behind the release of In God We Trust is obviously connected to this year’s election cycle. But more than that, it was born out of a sense of urgent concern for our nation and the impact that the coming election can have on her future. The message is straightforward. God has not given up on America and neither should we. Although the special calls on Christians to vote, in a much deeper way, it is calling the Church to return our trust to our Divine Creator rather than men and the political system that they uphold. America needs a miracle and we can experience that miracle as we call out to God through repentance, prayer and fasting.

• What do you hope to accomplish as a result of networks airing this special?

In the 2012 presidential election, it is estimated that nearly 38 million Christians did not vote, and more amazingly, over 70% of that number were registered to vote. Our goal for this nation-wide campaign is to touch 100 million Christian citizens within a 90-day period to inspire and motivate them to pray, fast and to cast their vote in this coming election. Christians must take a stand and sign the In God We Trust proclamation to send a clear and strong message to our governmental leaders.

• It seems that there are people out there who feel like America is a lost cause, yet the message of In God We Trust calls believers to take an active stand and not give up hope in America’s future. What does this program do to foster that hope?

It is important that we, as Christian Americans, have a better understanding of our liberty and the price that has been paid to secure those freedoms – both in relation to our country and to the Lord Jesus Christ. Some of our most influential Christian leaders have come together to inform, inspire, and encourage believers that America stands at the cross roads of destiny. One direction leads to a firm foundation that is only found in trusting God and His Word for life. The other direction moves our nation further away from His plan and His purpose for us in history. Our greatest hope is found in Christ alone and this non-partisan television special will point clearly to Him and not to men.

• There are many people that are unhappy over their choices for president and are considering staying home on election day. What would you say to those people about exercising their right to vote this year?

We have been blessed to live in a nation where we have the opportunity to select our leaders. With that opportunity comes responsibility and an obligation to exercise that freedom. To not do so displeases God. We are not asking viewers to vote for any specific candidate. Whether they are conservative or liberal, the issue is to vote. Every vote matters!

• There are quite a few notable Christian leaders taking part in the presentation. Who are they, and what role do they play in the special?

It is important that people hear from their leaders in times like these. We have been able to gather several distinguished voices together from many different denominations to issue a clarion call to Christians nationwide to pray, to fast, and to vote, returning our government to the foundation of biblical values on which it was established through their positive political action.

These voices include those of Pat Robertson, Christian Broadcasting Network, Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church Dallas, Andrew Wommack, Andrew Wommack Ministries, Joyce Meyer, Joyce Meyer Ministries, Perry Stone, Perry Stone Ministries-Voice of Evangelism/OCI, Henry Fernandez, Henry Fernandez Ministries and The Faith Center, and Gordon Robertson, Christian Broadcasting Network.

For more information and to sign the proclamation visit, www.ingodwetrust.tv

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Pray, Fast, Vote

IGWT-TMlogo-bannerIn an unprecedented partnership, a coalition of Christian television broadcasters is calling Americans to place their trust, and their vote, in God. To deliver their message, In God We Trust, a one-hour special (a 30-minute version is also available) will run on networks across the nation. The message is simple, powerful, and universal, crossing racial, political and socio-economic lines. It is time for God’s people to pray, to fast for wisdom, and then to vote for the candidates of their choice in the upcoming election this fall. Facing the stark reality that over 27 million registered Christian voters did not vote in the 2012 election, these leaders believe that a responsible turn-out of Christian voters this November will pave the way of hope for our nation and a return to the Christian principles on which it was founded.

In God We Trust viewers will be provided the opportunity to sign an online In God We Trust proclamation, pledging to pray, to fast, to vote and to place their trust in Divine Providence. A downloadable e-version of the devotional In God We Trust 21 Day Action Plan will be available to guide participants through 21 days of prayer and fasting for the nation.

This television special is spearheaded by Don Black, president and CEO of Cornerstone Network, along with other ministry broadcasting partners including Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and Pathway to Victory TV and radio program, Andrew Wommack, founder and president of Andrew Wommack Ministries and host of The Gospel Truth TV program. Also adding their voices are Joyce Meyer, founder and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries and host of Enjoying Everyday Life, Perry Stone, founder and CEO of Perry Stone Ministries-Voice of Evangelism/OCI and host of Manna-Fest TV show, Henry Fernandez, founder of Henry Fernandez Ministries and senior pastor of The Faith Center, and Gordon Robertson, CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network.

“Most American Christians will agree that we have drifted far from our Judeo-Christian values and face perilous times as a result,” states Black. “We simply believe that, election or not, it is time to take our country back to our roots and to faith in Jehovah God. The upcoming election provides us an opportunity to begin that process.”

The special, hosted by Kristi Watts a former co-host of The 700 Club, will begin airing on Labor Day and continue up to the election. The program will air in various lengths on Cornerstone and other participating networks as well.

America is hurting and needs a miracle. In God We Trust aims to inspire millions of Christian Americans to exercise their authority in electing our next leaders and to petition Almighty God for His Divine mercy to sweep this great nation with a fresh move of His Spirit.

For more information please visit www.InGodWeTrust.tv

Charles D. Drew Interview

In his timely release, author Charles D. Drew tackles the issue of hostility among Christian activists

As the next presidential election draws near, American voters and pundits alike are wondering just how big an impact religious and values voters will play in 2012. Christian Americans are deciding where, and with whom, they will stand on key issues. But, the church has often been as politically divided as the culture, leading many Christians to withdraw from politics altogether and even distance themselves from believers of a different political persuasion. In Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew? (New Growth Press, Feb. 2012), Charles D. Drew addresses this enmity among Christian political activists and supplies workable solutions to finding common ground without abandoning personal convictions… or each other.

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Author Bio: Charles D. Drew received his education at Harvard (BA in English) and Westminster Seminary(M. Div.). Hehas pastored for thirty years in Virginia, Long Island and New York, all in university settings. He presently serves as the senior minister of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, which he founded in 2000 near Columbia University. Drew speaks frequently to universities and churches and is also the author of A Public Faith: Bringing Personal Faith to Public Issues, An Ancient Love Song: Finding Christ in the Old Testament and A Journey Worth Taking: Finding Your Purpose in This World.He and his wife Jean, a science teacher at the Brearly School in Manhattan, have two married children and two grandchildren. Sailing and music are two of Charles’ great loves.

www.newgrowthpress.com

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Tackling Hostility

My goal is to help Christians stay united without ignoring their social and political responsibility. Christians cannot withdraw from social and political engagement (Jesus is the Lord of everything, including political life) nor may they permit politics to divide them from each other (Ephesians 2 tells us that Christ had ‘broken down the dividing wall of hostility between them”).  Republicans and Democrats ought to be able to worship together in the same church.

– Charlie Drew

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As the next presidential election draws near, American voters and pundits alike are wondering just how big an impact religious and values voters will play in 2012. Christian Americans are deciding where, and with whom, they will stand on key issues. But, the church has often been as politically divided as the culture, leading many Christians to withdraw from politics altogether and even distance themselves from believers of a different political persuasion. In Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew? (New Growth Press, 2012), Charles D. Drew addresses this enmity among Christian political activists and supplies workable solutions to finding common ground without abandoning personal convictions… or each other.

In this updated and revised version of A Public Faith (NavPress 2000), Drew helps readers to develop practical biblical convictions about critical social and political issues, while also keeping the peace. Carefully distinguishing between moral principle and political strategy, Body Broken equips people of faith to build their activism upon a thoughtful and biblical foundation. This balanced approach will provide readers—Democrats, Republicans, or Independents—with solid scriptural tools for decision making. A sensitive and thorough treatise on true Christian citizenship and responsibility, Body Broken prepares Christians of all political perspectives to understand how they can practice servanthood, cooperation and integrity in today’s public square.

Emphasizing the importance of unity in the church, despite differing views, Drew provides those who care deeply about their faith as well as the church’s corporate calling in the world with an alternative to polarizing fear and hatred. He assists Christians in navigating their political differences without panic and resentment, teaching them to respond instead with love and understanding. With questions at the end of each chapter to help readers explore and apply these principles, Body Broken will train believers to actively engage with political issues while at the same time standing united as a church.

Author Bio: Charles D. Drewreceived his education at Harvard (BA in English) and Westminster Seminary(M. Div.). Hehas pastored for thirty years in Virginia, Long Island and New York, all in university settings. He presently serves as the senior minister of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, which he founded in 2000 near Columbia University. Drew speaks frequently to universities and churches and is also the author of A Public Faith: Bringing Personal Faith to Public Issues, An Ancient Love Song: Finding Christ in the Old Testament and A Journey Worth Taking: Finding Your Purpose in This World.He and his wife Jean, a science teacher at the Brearly School in Manhattan, have two married children and two grandchildren. Sailing and music are two of Charles’ great loves.

Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?

In his timely release, author Charles D. Drew tackles the issue of hostility among Christian activists

As the next presidential election draws near, American voters and pundits alike are wondering just how big an impact religious and values voters will play in 2012. Christian Americans are deciding where, and with whom, they will stand on key issues. But, the church has often been as politically divided as the culture, leading many Christians to withdraw from politics altogether and even distance themselves from believers of a different political persuasion. In Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew? (New Growth Press, Feb. 2012), Charles D. Drew addresses this enmity among Christian political activists and supplies workable solutions to finding common ground without abandoning personal convictions… or each other.

In this updated and revised version of A Public Faith (NavPress 2000), Drew helps Christians to develop practical biblical convictions about critical social and political issues, while also keeping the peace. Carefully distinguishing between moral principle and political strategy, Body Brokenequips believers to build their activism upon a thoughtful and biblical foundation. This balanced approach will provide readers—Democrats, Republicans, or Independents—with solid scriptural tools for decision making. A sensitive and thorough treatise on true Christian citizenship and responsibility, Body Broken prepares Christians of all political perspectives to understand how they can practice servanthood, cooperation and integrity in today’s public square.

Emphasizing the importance of unity in the church, despite differing views, Crew provides those who care deeply about their faith as well as the church’s corporate calling in the world with an alternative to polarizing fear and hatred. He assists Christians in navigating their political differences without panic and resentment, teaching them to respond instead with love and understanding. With questions at the end of each chapter to help readers explore and apply these principles, Body Broken will train believers to actively engage with political issues while at the same time standing united as a church.

Author Bio: Charles D. Drew received his education at Harvard (BA in English) and Westminster Seminary(M. Div.). Hehas pastored for thirty years in Virginia, Long Island and New York, all in university settings. He presently serves as the senior minister of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, which he founded in 2000 near Columbia University. Drew speaks frequently to universities and churches and is also the author of A Public Faith: Bringing Personal Faith to Public Issues, An Ancient Love Song: Finding Christ in the Old Testament and A Journey Worth Taking: Finding Your Purpose in This World.He and his wife Jean, a science teacher at the Brearly School in Manhattan, have two married children and two grandchildren. Sailing and music are two of Charles’ great loves.

www.newgrowthpress.com

bodybrokenbook.blogspot.com