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Time Magazine's: 25 Most Influential Evangelicals In America
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Posted on 02/07/2005 5:52:49 AM PST by Jay777

Lengthy...read more at the link. Wanted to post it because Jay Sekulow from the ACLJ made the list. The list includes Rick Warren(author of the Purpose Driven Life), Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, David Barton, Douglas Coe, Charles Colson, Luis Cortes, James Dobson, and many more.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmanson; brianmclaren; charlescolson; davidbarton; douglascoe; evangelicals; influence; jamesdobson; luiscortes; rickwarren; timemag; topten

1 posted on 02/07/2005 5:52:49 AM PST by Jay777
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To: Jay777

Bump for later.


2 posted on 02/07/2005 5:53:47 AM PST by jamaly
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To: Jay777

I wonder what the list would look like for the 25 most influential Muslims.


3 posted on 02/07/2005 5:57:09 AM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
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To: Jay777

Howard & Roberta Ahmanson: The Financiers

David Barton: The Lesson Planner

Doug Coe: The Stealth Persuader

Chuck Colson: Reborn and Rehabilitated

Luis Cortès: Bringing Latinos To the Table

James Dobson: The Culture Warrior

Stuart Epperson: A High-Fidelity Messenger

Michael Gerson : The President's Spiritual Scribe

Billy & Franklin Graham: Father and Son In the Spirit

Ted Haggard: Opening Up the Umbrella Group

Bill Hybels: Pioneering Mass Appeal

T.D. Jakes: The Pentecostal Media Mogul

Diane Knippers: A Think Tank With Firepower

Tim & Beverly LaHaye: The Christian Power Couple

Richard Land: God's Lobbyist

Brian McLaren: Paradigm Shifter

Joyce Meyer: A Feminine Side Of Evangelism

Richard John Neuhaus: Bushism Made Catholic

Mark Noll: The Intellectual Exemplar

J.I. Packer: Theological Traffic Cop

Rick Santorum: The Point Man On Capitol Hill

Jay Sekulow: The Almighty's Attorney-at-Law

Stephen Strang: Keeper of "The Faith"

Rick Warren: America's New People's Pastor

Ralph Winter: A Global Mission


4 posted on 02/07/2005 5:59:33 AM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
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To: Jay777

I'm suprised that neither Janet Parshal nor Hank Hanegraff made the list. But Rick Santorum did?


5 posted on 02/07/2005 6:03:11 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Jay777
I can't believe they left off...


6 posted on 02/07/2005 6:04:00 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: RepCath; Liz; IronJack; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; Iris7; wkdaysoff; ApesForEvolution; EdReform; ...

ACLJ ping! Jay Sekulow: The Almighty's Attorney-at-Law


7 posted on 02/07/2005 6:04:15 AM PST by Jay777 (Gen. Tommy Franks for President in 08)
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To: Jay777

This list is racist. They didn't include Jesse Jackoff.


8 posted on 02/07/2005 6:10:01 AM PST by mseltzer
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To: DTogo
I don't know what is worse, the freaks that Hank Hanegraff exposes or the outright arrogance he displays in doing so.

There is an old proverb that goes something like "be careful that you do not turn into the very thing you hate...".
9 posted on 02/07/2005 6:12:16 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: KidGlock

I woulda included R.C. Sproul, but I guess having Packer on the list is close enough.


10 posted on 02/07/2005 6:15:40 AM PST by Terabitten (A quick reminder to the liberals. The election in Iraq was done NOT IN YOUR NAME.)
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To: Jay777; xzins; P-Marlowe; Revelation 911

Thanks for the thread. I need to get the print version.

Diane Knippers is a personal acquaintance.


11 posted on 02/07/2005 6:19:11 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (One Iraqi purple finger took more courage than John Kerry's three purple hearts.)
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To: Jay777

The heathen left out Jan Crouch.

12 posted on 02/07/2005 6:26:17 AM PST by martin_fierro (Chat is my milieu)
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To: martin_fierro

I think I just lost my breakfast. UGHHH!


13 posted on 02/07/2005 6:30:14 AM PST by keithtoo (Defeat Le' Partie' Democratique)
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To: martin_fierro

Robert Tilton
14 posted on 02/07/2005 6:33:18 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: Jay777

As impressive as that list is, they missed the most influential evangelist of them all. The Christian on his knees who is holding that list before the throne, asking the Holy Spirit to empower the preaching and sharing of the Word is the most influential of all.


15 posted on 02/07/2005 6:36:22 AM PST by Jemian (When two people go into an abortion clinic, only one gets out alive. Maybe.)
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To: martin_fierro

I have never been able to understand why Jan makes herself up as she does. I turn to another channel when Jan is on TBN.


16 posted on 02/07/2005 6:41:05 AM PST by em2vn
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To: em2vn
I have never been able to understand why Jan makes herself up as she does.

...And she expects to be taken seriously?! I think not.

17 posted on 02/07/2005 6:52:39 AM PST by nfldgirl ("I love a good rant every now-n-then!")
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To: Jay777

ping


18 posted on 02/07/2005 6:55:16 AM PST by ViLaLuz
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To: KidGlock

I have major issues with Joyce Meyer. I used to listen to her on the radio and I think I read one of her books years ago and I started realizing that she was one of those "name it and claim it" types. So unscriptural. It scares me to think she is influencing so many people. I heard Tony Evans on the radio over the weekend and he was specifically castigating this type of preaching/philosophy.


19 posted on 02/07/2005 7:05:58 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Jay777

The great David Barton is on the list! Wallbuilders.


20 posted on 02/07/2005 7:06:40 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: evets
Robert "Pastor Gas" Tilton. How could he not make the list? His "Pastor Gas" video was why Al Gore invented the internet in the first place. You can view it here.
21 posted on 02/07/2005 7:26:16 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: KidGlock

They can only think to call Joyce Meyer, "the feminine side"? She's one tough broad.


22 posted on 02/07/2005 7:28:04 AM PST by dangus
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To: em2vn

Me either!! I don't understand why a woman wears PINK, BIG HAIR!! And the tears!! She cries at the drop of a bucket!! She must have gone to the "Tammy Faye Bakker School of How-to Sob"!!


23 posted on 02/07/2005 7:32:23 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Polyxene

That whole genre belongs to another generation. That's why she is popular. The same people still worship St Elvis.

Interesting list. Joyce Meyers does nothing for me. Like the Crouch's, she's just another person who got rich off Jesus.


24 posted on 02/07/2005 7:37:44 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: j_k_l

Yeah, the problem with Hank Hanegraff is that "the freaks" he "exposes" includes abolsutely everyone who doesn't believe exactly as he does; he finds one verse in scripture, with no context, which sounds like it supports his own personal opinion, and everyone else is an enemy of Christ to him.


25 posted on 02/07/2005 7:40:49 AM PST by dangus
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To: KidGlock

Gee, if they're gonna start naming Catholics, why not go woth the big guns: Justin Cardinal Rigali, Abp. Edmund Burke...


26 posted on 02/07/2005 7:44:35 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus
Another thing I noticed is that he will take a sound clip that is 15 or 20 years old and base his attack on it. Maybe the person did say something that was "off the wall" but there is not a whole lot of grace or even the idea that maybe that person has grown.

I read his book "Counterfit Revival" and it was interesting but very one sided. Most of the people in his book have faded back into obscurity and would have done so sooner had he just left it alone.
27 posted on 02/07/2005 7:50:12 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: j_k_l

I noticed the same things about Hank Hanegraaf. I got to where I couldn't even listen to him anymore.


28 posted on 02/07/2005 8:03:56 AM PST by Nea Wood (I considered atheism but there weren't enough holidays.)
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To: j_k_l; dangus

I don't always agree with Hanegraff, but I find him very informative and thought-provoking (to agree or disagree with him, or do my own research), which is usually a good thing.


29 posted on 02/07/2005 8:04:15 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: KidGlock

Most would have warrants for crimes against humanity.


30 posted on 02/07/2005 8:05:55 AM PST by international american (Tagline wanted.......must be fireproof.........)
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To: Jay777

Looking at many of the names on the list we should be comforted that Time's magazine of most influential is not the Lord God's list! Notice they didn't say most biblical - just most influential. Still, they left off the One who is the good news (evangel)- Jesus Christ!


31 posted on 02/07/2005 8:23:37 AM PST by lupie
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To: dangus
Yeah, the problem with Hank Hanegraff is that "the freaks" he "exposes" includes abolsutely everyone who doesn't believe exactly as he does; he finds one verse in scripture, with no context, which sounds like it supports his own personal opinion, and everyone else is an enemy of Christ to him.

Hanegraff takes issue with Charmastics whose doctrine of Christ is heretical. These individuals often sound good, but when you examine their Christ in the light of the Scriptures as we are commanded they fail the test.
32 posted on 02/07/2005 10:38:37 AM PST by GarySpFc (Sneakypete, De Oppresso Liber)
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To: dangus
They can only think to call Joyce Meyer, "the feminine side"? She's one tough broad.

Maybe it's all the sequins she wears. ;-)

Regardless of what one thinks about her, one of the funniest things I've ever heard is when she said (and I paraphrase):

"You worried about getting the victory over the forces of evil and you can't even claim victory over a sink full of dirty dishes."

33 posted on 02/07/2005 10:43:20 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (One Iraqi purple finger took more courage than John Kerry's three purple hearts.)
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To: mseltzer
This list is racist. They didn't include Jesse Jackoff.

Maybe it is because he could be classified as a psuedo christian.

34 posted on 02/07/2005 10:57:48 AM PST by Mark17
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To: j_k_l

Both are equally bad. Hanegraff is at the point where he is doing Satan's work by turning Christian's against one another and creating divisions and hatreds which Paul warned about. However, false teachings need to be exposed and admonished but by the following the Biblical prescription in dealing with these matters.


35 posted on 02/07/2005 10:58:00 AM PST by DarthVader (John "Diarrhea of the Mouth" Kerry = Vile Smelling Excrement)
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To: Paved Paradise

I heard Tony Evans on the radio over the weekend and he was specifically castigating this type of preaching/philosophy.

Tony Evans is the man!


36 posted on 02/07/2005 5:46:36 PM PST by loboinok (Gun Control is hitting what you aim at!)
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