Travis Wussow is one of the top men in the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and recently named by the Institute on Religion & Democracy as one of the “7 Rising Evangelical Stars to Look Out for in 2017.” The Institute on Religion & Democracy identified Wussow as one of “seven increasingly influential men and women we predict will impact Evangelicalism for good in 2017.”
Chelsen Vicari, in an article for “Juicy Ecumenism,” stated:
Travis Wussow was already on my radar. I wrote an article about him and the ERLC on October 14, 2016.
In the article, I questioned the honesty of Wussow:
You will notice in the screenshot below, taken from Chelsen Vicari’s article, the ERLC now admits their office is in Jerusalem!
It would appear that Travis Wussow has lied to me. I sent him an email last week, asking him if he would care to explain his apparent discrepancy. To date, I have not received a reply.
In my opinion, this is another example of what is wrong with Evangelicalism, and more specifically, the Southern Baptist Convention and the ERLC. When top Christian leaders cannot be trusted is it any wonder church members are leaving Evangelicalism in alarming numbers?
I wrote a story in August 17, 2013 titled “Truth in Advertising.” In this story I revealed a hyped up scam David Platt and his publisher, Lifeway, perpetuated on the unsuspecting American christians. To my knowledge, not a single person in SBC leadership or Lifeway has acknowledged this dishonest sham. Platt has gone on to become a Christian celebrity speaker at numerous conferences and the head of the SBC’s International Mission Board.
Aren’t Christian pastors, and elders to be above reproach? Wouldn’t it be reasonable to also expect one of the top men in the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission to be above reproach?
The view from my seat among the “rock-throwing peasants” is that while Mark Dever’s 9Marx organization is a huge proponent of discipline for the “little people,” the celebrity leadership remains totally unaccountable.
Until such time as blatant hypocrisy stops, expect further erosion of the evangelical movement.