Should Pastors Warn Their Congregations About Contemplative Spirituality?

  Lighthouse Trails believes that contemplative spirituality must be addressed head on. Recently, we were contacted by a pastor who told us he did not see the reason to focus on these “negative” aspects (such as contemplative and emerging). He wanted to know why we did what we did. We believe the Bible instructs believers … [Read more…]

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Another Popular Christian Leader , Tim Keller, Takes Church into Contemplative

Tim Keller, senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, in New York City, is a popular Christian pastor and speaker. The June 2009 Christianity Today cover story is about Tim Keller. The cover article, “How Tim Keller Found Manhattan,” talks about Keller’s 5000+, 3-location church and their vision to help Manhattan. Since Keller began his ministry … [Read more…]

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Youth Specialties Promises Big Changes But Reality Proves Otherwise

According to a June 23rdChristianity Today article titled, “Less Edgy Conferences,” the Zondervan-owned organization Youth Specialties is going to make “dramatic shifts” this fall at their National Youth Workers Conventions. The CT article, which is based on a pod-cast by Youth Specialties president, Mark Oestreicher, suggests that these changes being brought about could be because … [Read more…]

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Richard Foster’s Celebration of Deception

by Bob DeWaay Twin City Fellowship In February 2008, Christianity Today ran a glowing cover story about Evangelicalism’s recent embrace of medieval Roman Catholic mysticism entitled The Future lies in the Past.1 The article traced the beginning of the movement as follows: “The movement seems to have exploded in a 24-month period in 1977-1978, which … [Read more…]

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES: FIRST THE BAD NEWS, THEN THE GOOD

  Where’s hope to be found when cynicism, paranoia, fear, mistrust, blame, greed and spiritual deception dominate?… By Debra Rae NewsWithViews.com “Where’s the Hope in 2009?” Jesus told His disciples that the close of the age would be distinguished by signs, one of which is “abounding iniquity.” Arguably, childlike innocence is more a relic of … [Read more…]

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Why Perilous Times Are Now in Overdrive

by Olive Tree Ministries with Jan Markell You may think that headline is a strong statement so let me defend it. We have now entered the most serious “perilous times” (II Timothy 3:1) in history. President Obama’s speech in Cairo was a total surrender to Islam and a drastic turn against one of our best … [Read more…]

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