FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2022 — Fauquier County, Virginia
Cross & Crown Church is pleased to announce that The Virginia Center for Public Theology has been established and has received non-profit status, effective May of 2022.
From the website, www.vacpt.org,
The Virginia Center for Public Theology is dedicated to engaging the political, social, and ethical foundations of modern, humanist thought and practice by providing intellectually rigorous, biblically-based resources that aim to defend Christian philosophy, theology, and ethics in the town square for the furtherance of the gospel and the flourishing of every man, woman, and child.
The two main activities of the newly formed organization are:
Assist the broader Church in applying the biblical world and life view to the various issues plaguing the state of Virginia.
Produce resources that restore the intellectual foundations of Christendom by challenging the errors of modern, humanist thought and practice.
Rev. Dr. Jason Garwood is the President of the organization and recently stated on Facebook, “Happy to announce the launch of The Virginia Center for Public Theology! Gone are the days of the compromised pro-life establishment as well as the inconsistent, humanist-centered ethics of the moral relativists. It is #ChristAboveAll.”
As a response to the secularization of the Church, who has cordoned herself off from dealing with social, economic, and political issues, The Virginia Center for Public Theology seeks to retrieve the fully-orbed gospel of the Kingdom of God in order to address these problems in a biblically consistent, philosophically coherent manner. Jesus Christ has instructed His people to press His crown rights into every area of life, which means that no social, political, or philosophical issue is exempt from Christian influence. Inspired by the work of the Dutch Neo-Calvinists (e.g., Groen van Prinsterer, Abraham Kuyper, Herman Dooyeweerd, etc.), the Center aims to make sure that Christian theology has a public presence in the agora of ideas.