The Exodus Mandate was at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention again this year, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, March 2-5.
I had the pleasure of travelling to Nashville with my friend Joaquin Fernandez, one of the filmmakers behind the award-winning film IndoctriNation, of which I am also an executive producer, to promote the ministry and film, as well as a new companion book to IndoctriNation, to which I contributed a chapter entitled, not surprisingly, Let My Children Go.
The NRB Convention is an international event that networks thousands of Christian communicators, from program producers to authors, pastors to engineers, directors to vendors. It is the largest gathering of its kind in the world.
Joaquin and I were able to personally pass out dozens of copies of the IndoctriNation DVD, as well as several copies of the book, the latter of which were provided to us by New Leaf Publishing, the book’s publisher. Among the many individuals we were able to chat with was Charles Stanley of InTouch Ministries. Dr. Stanley was not previously aware of the fact that our film includes a segment of his Mother’s Day sermon from a few years back, in which he calls the public school system, “a pagan society.” A few moments before we visited with Dr. Stanley, we had an impromptu ice cream lunch with popular best-selling author Kay Thomas of Precept Ministries, a board member of NRB, who was quite impressed with the message of our film.
We also visited with my seminary friend and longtime Moody Church pastor, Erwin Lutzer—who appears prominently in IndoctriNation—who was signing copies of his new book, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent. We later spent a few moments with Dr. Lutzer and his director of operations discussing ways in which our message might be brought to a larger audience of evangelical pastors.
Another notable mention is Tony Perkins, from the Family Research Council, who told us the IndoctriNation book was on his desk. He said he would try to watch the DVD as well. Pray with us that he will.
The Lord also orchestrated some very providential encounters, such as when we were in line for lunch with a Professor of Elementary Education at Middle Tennessee State University, who according to the friend who introduced us, regularly prays for the public schools. Pray that she would be open to the message of our film—we gave a copy of the DVD to her and everyone else we had opportunity to talk to.
All in all, we had a wonderful time speaking to hundreds of attendees, all of which are in some kind of communications related ministry, including American Family Radio, BBN, World Net Daily, Revive our Hearts, Provident Films, and World Magazine, among others.
Finally, Joaquin and I were happy to grant joint interviews to a couple of radio outlets, one of which reportedly has a worldwide shortwave audience.
Please pray that the Lord would bless the seeds sown at NRB to a plentiful harvest, and thank you for your generous support that allows us to take this important message to the Christian marketplace and beyond.