Aaron Baart

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PRI invites Hoekstra, Baart, Dordt board to respond to PRI Challenge
PRI invites Hoekstra, Baart, Dordt board to respond to PRI Challenge

PRI has learned from one of our five board members that Dordt is telling callers concerned about Aaron Baart’s unbiblical promotion of LGBT that Baart is being taken out of context. This matches with what president Erik Hoekstra has said in the past. Hoekstra has claimed Baart is being taken out of context and that Dordt should simply be given the benefit of the doubt. Dordt has not offered...

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Dordt College blasted for LGBT-promoting chaplain
Dordt College blasted for LGBT-promoting chaplain

In the past two days,  2,649 visitors have visited Progressive Reformation Iowa. Those visitors have accounted for 14,714 visits as of 10:10 p.m. on Nov. 19. Our story revealing Dordt dean of chapel Aaron Baart's support for a Dordt graduate marrying a same-sex partner has led to the most traffic ever on our website. Not only are people reading that story, but they are viewing many of our...

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Dordt President Hoekstra stands behind Aaron Baart’s radical LGBT positions
Dordt President Hoekstra stands behind Aaron Baart’s radical LGBT positions

Erik Hoekstra, Dordt College president, announced in October of 2017 that the Dordt College board of trustees and cabinet level administration exonerated Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart of all 12 false teaching charges. Hoekstra said this in a letter he sent to 56 local CRC pastors that he calls ministry partners.  This means, according to Dr. Hoekstra’s letter, he, the Dordt board of trustees...

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Dordt Dean of Chapel Baart gives ‘thumbs up’ to same-sex wedding
Dordt Dean of Chapel Baart gives ‘thumbs up’ to same-sex wedding

We have already shown how Dordt dean of chapel Aaron Baart would have Christians be at the very front of the gay pride parade, because this "sounds a lot like Jesus." Dordt president Erik Hoekstra has defended Baart in his advocating for the LGBTQ community, but Hoekstra says Dordt's dean of chapel (Baart) would never affirm same-sex relationships or same-sex activity. Not only have we...

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Dordt dean taking hard left turn
Dordt dean taking hard left turn

Dordt Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart has over 750 Twitter followers, many of these are impressionable Dordt students. Every time Aaron posts something he wants to share as a tweet or retweet it appears on our students smart phones. If something is “retweeted” it usually means that Aaron is a follower of the person and has found something he likes enough to share. Is Aaron sending messages that...

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Dordt Dean of Chapel backing pro-abortion, pro-LGBT candidate
Dordt Dean of Chapel backing pro-abortion, pro-LGBT candidate

We’ve reported Dordt Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart’s idea that Christians should be at the front of the gay pride parade. Now Aaron Baart, and his wife Nicole, are in full fledge campaign mode for abortion-supporting, LGBT-ally J.D. Scholten. As Christians, we at PRI recognize the importance of the right to life, which is taken away every time a baby is killed inside the walls of an...

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Baart misses chance to set record straight
Baart misses chance to set record straight

This is part twelve in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the twelfth charge: Prior to filing these charges with Aaron’s home church, he had the opportunity to redeem himself. If Aaron didn’t intend to promote false teaching, if we misinterpreted him, then he should be able to affirm the following statements, but...

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Baart: Jesus must earn right to speak
Baart: Jesus must earn right to speak

This is part ten in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the tenth charge: During Aaron’s sermon he says “in the context of the establishment of a relationship, this is when Jesus has earned the right to speak and people want to hear.” [audio...

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Baart blurs line in additional false teaching charge
Baart blurs line in additional false teaching charge

This is part eleven in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the eleventh charge: During Aaron’s prayer at the end, he says “we have wronged these children of yours and we have wronged these brothers and sisters of ours and we repent of our sins.” [audio...

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Baart says idea of Christians at front of gay pride parade ‘sounds a lot like Jesus’
Baart says idea of Christians at front of gay pride parade ‘sounds a lot like Jesus’

This is part nine in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the ninth charge: Aaron, the spiritual leader of kids at Dordt College, quotes a pastor who says Christians should be at the very front of the gay pride parade. Aaron adds his own opinion, saying it “sounds a lot like Jesus.” [audio...

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Baart tells Dordt students Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality
Baart tells Dordt students Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality

This is part eight in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the eighth charge: Aaron says Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality. Aaron doesn’t tell the audience of impressionable...

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Baart tells Dordt students people should think they’re so ridiculously soft on sin it’s not even funny
Baart tells Dordt students people should think they’re so ridiculously soft on sin it’s not even funny

This is part seven in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the seventh charge: Aaron speaks of a ridiculous understanding of grace (also known as hyper grace, extreme grace). Aaron does not mention confession of...

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Baart false teaching charge #6
Baart false teaching charge #6

This is part six in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the sixth charge: Aaron said that inspiration doesn’t mean that God is finished speaking… that there is a possibility that we don’t stand under the authority of scripture… we may not understand what the Bible really says about homosexuality… because the...

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Baart tells Dordt students homosexuals born that way, no culpability
Baart tells Dordt students homosexuals born that way, no culpability

This is part five in a  series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the fifth charge: Earlier in the chapel, Baart said that Dordt has selected position three. Baart said that homosexuals are born that way, no fault, no culpability and that the ‘ideal’ does not include the open homosexual lifestyle. In...

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Dordt Dean of Chapel promotes books written by pro-LGBT authors
Dordt Dean of Chapel promotes books written by pro-LGBT authors

Dordt Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart  shared his top-five books on ministering to millennials in October of 2014. The books that made the list were: 1. postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix it? Do We Care? 2. unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity...and Why it Matters 3. What We Talk About When We Talk About God 4. Our Great Big American God: A Short History of...

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Baart: False teaching charge #4
Baart: False teaching charge #4

This is part four in a series of charges stemming from Aaron Baart’s chapel service from March of 2015 regarding sexuality. This is the fourth charge: Baart said homosexuals are born that way, no fault, no culpability and that the ideal does not include the open homosexual lifestyle. Romans 1 tells us that because they suppressed the truth in unrighteousness, God gave them over to...

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Baart praised by LGBTQ activist
Baart praised by LGBTQ activist

Baart offers words of 'comfort' to LGBT activist In 2007 Equality Riders visited Dordt College. School administration gladly welcomed the Riders on campus for open, Christian dialogue. Rod Gorter, who was Dordt’s Dean of Chapel at the time, drew criticism from Matt Comer, a progressive LGBT activist. “Rod Gorter outlined the college’s so-called biblically-based policies and the various...

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Baart: False teaching charge #3
Baart: False teaching charge #3

We have detailed false teachings from Aaron Baart’s chapel about sexuality from March of 2015. The following is the third charge: Baart said “we can’t stereotype people.” His statement may be true if we were talking about the color of someone’s skin, but the subject is homosexuality...

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Baart: False teaching charge #2
Baart: False teaching charge #2

This is the second charge that stemmed from Baart’s March 2015 chapel: Baart stated that “Christians shouldn’t break fellowship over issues like this.” But 1 Corinthians 5 explains the opposite: “I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people — not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In...

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Baart: False teaching charge #1
Baart: False teaching charge #1

Aaron Baart’s chapel from March of 2015 elicited a number of charges brought against him for false teaching. This is the first charge: The first charge comes from Baart’s claim that Christians can hold one of any six positions regarding sexuality. Baart said “these are different perspectives within the family of God, and those who follow Christ.” Then he read position six, which...

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Pro-LGBT Speaker at Dordt thanks Baart for invite
Pro-LGBT Speaker at Dordt thanks Baart for invite

While speaking at Dordt College, Jen Hatmaker acknowledged her support for LGBTQ. She also thanked Aaron and Nicole Baart for helping bring her to Dordt. So, who is Jen Hatmaker? Hatmaker was asked in an interview whether she thought an LGBT relationship can be holy. Her response was awful. It was unbiblical. It was so bad Life Way stopped selling her books. So, when asked if an LGBT...

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