News—Taylor invited to Capitol Hill for NAE discussions with White House
Dr. Cheryl Taylor (M.Div. 1991, D.Min. 2003), D.Min. Program director, was one of a select few evangelical leaders invited to make their perspectives known to Congressional and White House leaders on topics like immigration, poverty, creation care and same-sex marriage. Dr. Taylor has served on a number of initiatives developed by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), the group that petitioned the White House for these discussions.
Dr. Taylor came away from this meeting with both encouraging experiences and sobering realities."Despite stereotypical views of what goes on in our nation's capital," said Taylor, "the truth is that deeply committed followers of Jesus are present in a broad spectrum of political arenas. I was encouraged as I heard the clear testimonies of national leaders whose service to our nation is deeply impacted by their faith.
"I also realized, that daunting forces are present to undermine the foundations of biblical faith that have served our nation well for centuries. These challengers are unrelenting in their efforts to change laws. They blatantly oppose the foundational principles Christians have built their lives around." Taylor believes that the influence of strong Christians working in our government is crucial to defending the rights of Christians to live out the foundations of biblical faith that have served our nation well for centuries.
"Their is powerful potential for influence in AGTS faculty members like Dr. Cheryl Taylor," said AGTS president Byron D. Klaus. "Such faculty are a gift to students at AGTS due to their years of experience in global ministry and a depth of insight afforded by countless hours of study and a multitude of human encounters as leaders in Christ’s Kingdom. Individuals who enroll at AGTS have access to a significant reservoir of influence."
Monday, December 12, 2011 2:21 PM