Rodney Howard-Browne is the co-founder (with his wife Adonica) of Revival Ministries International, a Tampa-based Christian organization committed to revivals of “signs and wonders and miracles.” He is a court evangelical who includes his meeting with Donald Trump as an important part of his biography. Here is a taste of his bio:
On July 10, 2017, the last day of the meetings at the DAR, Drs. Rodney and Adonica were given the opportunity to spend the day at the White House. With a group of twenty-five others, they were invited into the Oval Office to visit President Trump. It was a surreal and humbling moment. They saw Protestant, Evangelical, and Pentecostal leaders coming together with the common purpose to pray for the President of the United States of America. President Trump was open to and sincerely welcomed their prayers.
While standing in the Oval Office, Dr. Rodney was asked to pray for President Trump. He prayed for his protection, for godly wisdom to be his portion, and that the wicked would be cut off and rooted out. It wasn’t a long prayer; it was a fervent and heartfelt one. Once Dr. Rodney left the Oval Office, he successfully launched a 24/7 prayer initiative for President Trump.
Pastor Howard-Browne is apparently very upset about John Bolton’s book manuscript. He is so upset that he decided to tweet about it:
You are a slime ball of the highest order …. I should have knocked your sorry butt through the door of the Oval Office into the rose garden when I saw you. I would have gladly been arrested …. what a Benedict Arnold ….. I am glad you were fired !!!!! https://t.co/vZWif9ohjV
— Rodney Howard-Browne (@rhowardbrowne) January 28, 2020
Howard-Browne is a real tough guy. Don’t mess with him:
Warning: Once again ….. if someone comes and post crap on my twitter feed, get ready for a push back. I am not a soy latte, skinny jeaned woos of a preacher!
I personally don’t care about people opinions of me, for 40 years of ministry I have had them all. #IDontCare
— Rodney Howard-Browne (@rhowardbrowne) January 29, 2020
We are seeing a lot of this kind of macho Christianity lately. I am guessing seminary professor Owen Strachan, the defender of Christian complementarianism, might have some theological differences with Pastor Howard-Browne. But Strachan seems to be playing in the same general arena when it comes to muscular Christianity. Here is one of his recent tweets:
The gospel of grace takes men who have been softened by the devil and makes them hard, strong, lean, loving, and ferocious in pursuit of God and his glory.
See ἀνδρίζεσθε in 1 Cor. 16:13, best translated “act like men.”
Men aren’t soft.
Men must be tough in Christ.
— Owen Strachan (@ostrachan) January 28, 2020
Strachan’s tweet reminds me of a recent tweet from conservative pundit Michelle Malkin:
The Emasculation of Prince Harry in Six Pictures.
The toxic impact of SJW Hollywood feminism on Western man cannot be understated. pic.twitter.com/wMLNQ6uzOk
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 13, 2020