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Obama Points to Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes as Models for Faith-Driven Action – “we are all connected”

LTRP Note: For a related story, please see our December 2006 article: “The Spirituality of Barack Obama and Rick Warren”. Christian Post Michelle Vu “Obama Points to Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes as Models for Faith-Driven Action” Prominent Christian leaders such as Rick Warren and T.D. Jakes were praised by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) this weekend […]

T. D. Jakes, Rob Bell, and Steve Furtick Make it Onto Oprah’s New Age Super Soul 100 List of “Awakened Leaders”

Mega-church pastor T. D. Jakes, evangelical defector Rob Bell, and emergent church pastor Steve Furtick were among the list of mostly New Age names given on Oprah’s Super Soul 100 list of “awakened leaders.” As Lighthouse Trails has documented for many years, Oprah Winfrey is the most influential New Age leader today and has given […]

T. D. Jakes: Quotes Lighthouse Trails; OKs Yoga

T.D. Jakes article on Washington Post addresses Yoga The famous pastor quotes Lighthouse Trails as saying “Christian leaders are embracing practices and a new spirituality that borrows from Eastern mysticism and New Age philosophy” but Jakes says yoga is OK if intent is right. On April 16, 2007, Lighthouse Trails Research received a phone call […]

Christian and New Age Leaders Together in Post-911 Book

By Warren Smith The first time I encountered Rick Warren was in the spring of 2002, in a book titled From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America. The book was a collection of articles written by a wide variety of “spiritual leaders” and “extraordinary citizens” published in response to the events […]

Conference Alert: Lead Like Jesus Revolution

CCN (Church Communication Network) is sending out notices about their upcoming Lead Like Jesus Revolution conference, which will take place on October 17th. The event will be broadcast to various locations across North America. Advertisement states that this one-day event features “the nation’s most influential Christian leaders.” Two of those “influential” leaders are Ken Blanchard […]

Other Names Surface from Secret Meeting with Obama

By Charles Babington Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – Barack Obama discussed Darfur, the Iraq war, gay rights, abortion and other issues Tuesday with Christian leaders, including conservatives who have been criticized for praising the Democratic presidential candidate. Bishop T.D. Jakes, a prominent black clergyman who heads a Dallas megachurch, said Obama took questions, listened to […]

Barack Obama: “[W]e can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”

From CNN GREENVILLE, South Carolina (CNN) — After speaking to an evangelical church on Sunday in this traditionally conservative South Carolina city, Sen. Barack Obama said that Republicans no longer have a firm grip on religion in political discourse. “I think its important particularly for those of us in the Democratic Party to not cede […]

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