WND Puffs Chalcedon-Linked Christian Magazine

WorldNetDaily is carrying a puff-piece for a new Christian history magazine, Leben:

Each issue is a virtual collector’s item, lavishly illustrated, intelligently written and bringing to its readers stories of courage and faithfulness you simply won’t find anywhere else…

Leben Editor Wayne Johnson says the uplifting and inspiring stories in each issue of the magazine are out there – but just a little hard to find…Leben is what Johnson calls a “labor of love” of the students, faculty and friends of City Seminary in Sacramento, California.

You wouldn’t know from anything in the article that Johnson and WND editor Joseph Farah are long-time associates,or that Johnson is a Christian Reconstructionist. Luckily we have a 2007 ConWebWatch article:

Wayne C. Johnson has…been on WND’s board since its inception. He’s a California political consultant working largely on conservative candidates and issues. He is currently president of the American Association of Political Consultants… Johnson is also a longtime member of the board of directors of the Chalcedon Foundation, the far-right group founded by R.J. Rushdoony that advocates the idea of Christian reconstructionism — a philosophy that aims to remake the world from a biblical worldview…ConWebWatch has previously noted that Farah holds reconstructionist views…

Leben is also linked with one particular church, the Covenant Reformed Church of Sacramento. According to its website,

Covenant Reformed Church started City Seminary in September 2000. It conducts its first class on September 9, 2000…

Covenant Reformed Church has also spearheaded various publications, including Contrast Ministries, The Two-Edged Sword, and just recently—Leben Magazine (2005).

The church’s pastor, Jim West, is another follower and promoter of the late Rushdoony.

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