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2007 National Pastors Convention

The 2007 National Pastors Convention (presented by Zondervan publishers) carries a heavy-weight line up of speakers. From Ruth Haley Barton to Brian McLaren next year's convention will not be lacking in New Age sympathizing, meditation promoting speakers. John Burke, president of Emerging Leadership Initiative, was recently a speaker at the Ancient Wisdom conference, and says this of the church of the future:

What do a Buddhist, a biker couple, a gay-rights activist, a transient, a high-tech engineer, a Muslim, a twenty-something single mom, a Jew, a couple living together, and an atheist all have in common? They are the future church in America! Most of them are in their twenties or thirties and became followers of Christ in the past five years. Many are now leading others in our church.
Emergent leaders Dan Kimball, Mark Driscoll, and Doug Paggit are on the speakers list as are other emerging/contemplative promoting authors such as Robert Webber (Ancient-Future Worship), Lauren Winner (Girl Meets God), and Gary Thomas (Sacred Pathways). Of Eugene Peterson, Stuart Briscoe and Phyllis Tickle, Zondervan says:
Meet this year's sages! These wise, experienced ministry leaders will be onsite and readily available to meet with you and your team by appointment. They're coming to answer your hard questions regarding real-life ministry issues and in turn give insight into what has helped them run the race well for so many years.
Unfortunately, the answers that this long line of speakers at the 2007 convention will be offering, will point participants to a spirituality that shuffles off the gospel message of Jesus Christ and introduces a sensual, demonic belief system that will bring much harm and damage. We hope you will be able to convince your pastor and other church leaders that this is not an event they should attend. For more information: Our research on the National Pastors Convention

Mystical Encounters for Christians at the NPC

National Pastors Convention 2006
Labyrinths, spiritual directors,
contemplative prayer



This year's contemplative speakers include:

A Time of DepartingRead The Book
That Exposes The Contemplative Prayer Movement For What It Really Is ... A Movement That Negates the Cross and Promotes
the Belief That
"All Paths Lead to God."

A Time of Departing
by Ray Yungen

Check out Youth Specialties The Emergent Convention 2004 and see that here too contemplative prayer is being taught and promoted.


Christianity Today article on Emergent Convention 2003

Speakers for 2003 convention

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