The executive director of LifeWay Research, a prolific author, and well-known conference and seminar leader. Stetzer has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents and has written dozens of articles and books. Ed is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. However, we see that Stetzer was one of the presenters at the “Spreading Peace Convocation / Evangelical Pastors & Imams of the United States of America” held on Oct. 22, 2015. The following information can be found on the main page of this site.
First Ever Gathering Nationally of Evangelical Pastors & Imams – “All religions are all places today like never before. It’s critical we learn to relate to each other and build bridges of understanding & respect or an uncertain & uneasy future of conflict awaits us all. How the Christian majority Christians in the U.S. treat minority Muslims has a huge impact on how minority Christians are treated by majority Muslims in Muslim majority nations. Join us as we meet each other, share mutual concerns, and build bridges so we can spread peace.” We must ask, what about spreading the gospel to these Muslims?
According to this article Dr. Stetzer, head of the SBC’s LifeWay research department, holds to the “in non-essentials liberty” philosophy, despises separatism, and associates with pretty much anybody and everybody. He is a bridge to the “broader church” that is filled to the brim today with ancient and end-times heresies (such as baptismal regeneration, popery, Mariolatry, sacramentalism, anti-Trinitarianism, universalism, Catholic mysticism, kingdom now reconstructionism, Charismaticism, theistic evolution, fallible inspiration of Scripture, panentheism, the non-judgmental “Shack” god, and Christian homosexuality). Stetzer endorsed the 2010 book “Jesus Manifesto” authored by Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet. The book introduces its readers to a virtual who’s who of ancient and end-time heretics: Karl Barth, Thomas Aquinas, Origen, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Henry Newman, Sören Kierkegaard, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas à Kempis, E. Stanley Jones (a modernist who is called “the great Methodist missionary”), Roger Schutz (founder of Taizé), the “Cappadocian Fathers,” Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Reinhold Niebuhr, to mention a few. All of these are quoted favorably without a hint of warning about their rank heresies.