On leading Emergent Church theologian Leonard Sweet’s website we are told that he is currently “the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University, Madison, NJ and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University, Portland, Oregon, Len has been Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Theological School at Drew University for five years.” It is interesting to note that George Fox University, which as its name implies, was “founded in Newberg in 1891 by Quaker pioneers.”

Drew University itself has been affiliated with the quite liberal denomination of the United Methodist Church, where according to Sweet’s website he has also been involved “in leadership positions,” and with whom Sweet is still actively involved. In fact Sweet’s website also tells us “Len has been chosen to speak at various Jurisdictional and General Conferences as well as the 1996 World Methodist Congress in Rio de Janeiro. He also serves as a consultant to many of America’s denominational leaders and agencies. He is a member of the West Virginia Annual Conference.”

As I did some checking on the official website of the UMC, which is getting closer to ordaining practicing homosexuals, I came across the online publication “Instant Connection” of the California-Nevada Conference. Among the stories in this March 13, 2006 edition is one that tells us that 2006 “marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women in our denomination,” and another which informs us about “the upcoming Spiritual Leaders Retreat” coming up Sept. 26-29, 2006, where this year’s “featured presenter will be Dr. Leonard Sweet.”

Now here is a portion of the statement regarding “Academic Programs” for the Drew Theological School where Sweet is a featured instructor:

Drew Theological School is rooted in the Wesleyan heritage and celebrates the centrality of Christ to our faith. The school does not require students to adopt a particular position or creed, but expects that students will remain in touch with and develop their own distinct faith tradition (emphasis added).

Let’s see now, Leonard Sweet is author of Quantum Spirituality where he quotes the heretical Matthew Fox while teaching the doctrine of panentheism. Sweet is good friends with Emergent Brian McLaren in the neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church, he’s a important minister with a liberal denomination that has been ordaining women for years in violation of Scripture and just as the theological dominoes tumble they will also end up ordaining homosexual unbelievers to positions of ministry within Christ’s Church. In addition Sweet is an instructor at a liberal theological school which requires no real doctrinal “position,” and he’s a professor at a university aligned with Quakers like Living Spiritual Teacher Richard Foster .

So, Leonard Sweet: Guilt By Association; Absolutely. Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? (2 Corinthians 6:14-15, ESV)