Driscoll IS a Contemplative
Mark Driscoll is a name that has
grown in popularity among evangelicals especially over the past few years.
Somewhat known for his vulgar and crass language in public, he
has been invited to speak at conferences by a wide assortment of Christian
leaders-John Piper and Robert Schuller to name two. Driscoll also
shared a platform this year at the Gospel Coalition National Conference
with a number of respected Christian evangelical figures such as D.A.
Carson, Erwin Lutzer, and Joshua Harris. Coming up in 2010, Driscoll has
been invited by Rick Warren to speak at the Radicalis conference.
Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Fellowship in Seattle Washington, is said to
have denounced certain aspects of the emergent church, Driscoll is a
proponent of the main element behind the emerging church - contemplative
Driscoll's website, The Resurgence (see whois info) is an article titled "How to Practice Meditative Prayer."
The article is written by an Acts 29 (Driscoll's network of churches)
pastor, Winfield Bevins. A nearly identical article on Driscoll's
site, also by Bevins, is titled Meditative Prayer: Filling the Mind. Both
articles show a drawing of a human brain. In this latter article, Bevins
recognizes contemplative mystic pioneer Richard Foster:
What do we
mean by meditative prayer? Is there such a thing as Christian meditation?
Isn't meditation non-Christian? According to Richard Foster, "Eastern
meditation is an attempt to empty the mind. Christian meditation is an
attempt to fill the mind" (Celebration
of Discipline). Rather than emptying the mind we fill it
with God's word. We must not neglect a vital part of our Judeo-Christian
heritage simply because other traditions use a form of meditation.
got this very wrong, as does Richard Foster. Contemplative proponents say
that, while the method practiced by Christian contemplatives and
eastern-religion mystics may be similar (repeating a word or phrase
over and over in order to eliminate distractions and a wandering mind), the
Christian variety is ok because the mind isn't being emptied but rather
filled. But in essence, both are emptying the mind (i.e., stopping the
normal thought process). That is where the contemplatives say making a space for God to fill.
reference to Richard Foster is not the only contemplative marker on Mark
Driscoll's site . In an article written by Driscoll
himself, ironically titled Obedience, Driscoll tells readers to turn to
Richard Foster and contemplative Gary Thomas. Driscoll states:
If you would
like to study the spiritual disciplines in greater detail ... helpful are Celebration
of Discipline, by Richard Foster, and Sacred Pathways, by Gary Thomas.
In Celebration of Discipline
(1978 ed., p. 13), Richard Foster says that "we should all without
shame enroll in the school of contemplative prayer." To understand
Foster's meaning of "contemplative prayer," he has written a
number of books that clearly show his propensity toward the mystics (such
as John Main and Thomas Merton). Devotional Classics, Spiritual Classics, Meditative Prayer, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True
Home are a few. His founding organization, Renovare, has a vast
number of resources, articles, etc. that further substantiate our claims
that Foster is a contemplative proponent.
As for Gary Thomas, in his book Sacred Pathways (the
one Driscoll recommends), Thomas tells readers to repeat a word for 20
minutes in order to still the mind. This is the basic principle in all
Eastern and occultic methods. This is not an idle charge.
Anglican mystic Richard Kirby astutely observes in his book The Mission of Mysticism
that with this spirituality the method differs little than that of
meditation of advanced occultists is identical with the prayer of advanced
mystics; it is no accident that both traditions use the same word for the
highest reaches of their respective activities: contemplation (samadhi in yoga). p. 7
just one of many Christian figures whose contemplative propensities is
being completely ignored or overlooked. For the sake of the Gospel, which
contemplative spirituality negates by its very nature, we pray that
believers will not look to those who follow and promote this spiritual
Richard Foster's Legacy Endures - Christian Leaders Help to Make
Some Say the Emerging Church is Dead - the Truth Behind the
Lectio Divina and the Dangers of Contemplative Spirituality
by Ken Silva,
Right Back To The Dark Ages
Following a trail that was initially cut
by the online apologetics and discernment ministry Lighthouse Trails Research years before Apprising Ministries has been covering the
rise in popularity within Protestant evangelicalism of practicing corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) ala Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster, with an assist from his
spiritual twin Dallas Willard. It's a rapidly spreading-and
very dangerous-fad; and if left unchecked by spiritually timid evangelical
leaders, CSM is going to be the cause of much division within the church
shows that as far back as the early 80's even conservative evangelical
seminaries were using-in a positive way-Foster's magnum opus Celebration of Discipline, which Dr. Gary
Gilley rightly calls a virtual encyclopedia of theological error.
However, Foster and Willard's speculative so-called spiritual disciplines
were really given a boost under the guise of spurious Spiritual Formation (SF) by the egregiously
ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church-morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC)-which is a cult
of postliberalism now firmly within mainstream evangelicalism. Click here to continue reading this article.
Lectio Divina, click here. Also read Castles in the Sand, which is a
novel about lectio divina and contemplative spirituality.
"Contemplative Christian": Are you the victim of seducing
once heard a radio interview with Richard Foster that revealed the high
regard in which many influential evangelicals hold him. The talk show host
made his own admiration obvious with such comments to Foster as, "You
have heard from God . . . this is a message of enormous value," and in
saying Foster's work was a "curriculum for Christ-likeness." I
found this praise especially disturbing after Foster stated in the
interview that Christianity was "not complete without the
contemplative dimension." 1 Of course, my concern was that Foster's
curriculum would result in Thomas Merton-likeness instead.
I look ahead and ponder the impact of [what I am saying], unquestionably
there are some very sobering considerations. The contemplative prayer
movement has already planted strong roots within evangelical Christianity.
Many sincere, devout, and respected Christians have embraced Thomas
Merton's vision that:
most important need in the Christian world today is this inner truth
nourished by this Spirit of contemplation . . . Without contemplation and
interior prayer the Church cannot fulfill her mission to transform and save
statement like this should immediately alert the discerning Christian that
something is wrong. It is the Gospel that saves mankind, not the silence.
When Merton says "save," he really means enlighten. Remember,
Merton's spiritual worldview was panentheistic oneness.
will see [what I am saying] as divisive and intolerant-especially those who
share Merton's view of the future. Pastors may be set at odds with one
another and possibly with their congregations; friends, and even family
members may be divided on the issues of contemplative spirituality.
Nevertheless, having weighed the pros and cons, I am prepared to receive
the inevitable responses from fans of these contemplative mentors. And
although I sincerely feel goodwill toward those I have critiqued, I am
convinced the issues are of vital importance, leaving me compelled to share
them regardless of the cost.
taking an honest look at the evidence, the conclusion is overwhelming that
contemplative prayer is not a spiritually-sound practice for Christians.
The errors of contemplative spirituality are simple and clear for the
following three reasons:
It is not biblical.
· It correlates with occult methods (i.e., mantra, vain repetition).
· It is sympathetic to Eastern mystical perceptions (God in everything; all
are well-documented facts, not just arbitrary opinions. Furthermore, the
contemplative prayer movement is uniform, indicating a link to a central
source of knowledge. Based on the above facts, we know what that source is.
Click here to continue reading and to print.
apostle Paul warns us of seducing spirits in his first letter to Timothy:
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some
shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines
of devils." (I Timothy 4:1)
Hindus critical & dismayed of "Hollywood types"
describing Tantra as just sex
LTRP Note: Please be sure to read the related articles (see
links at bottom of this posting).
(out-of-house news source)
critical & dismayed of "Hollywood types" describing Tantra as
strongly critical of "Hollywood types" who apparently think and
describe of Tantra as just sex, including actress-producer Trudie Styler's
recent reported announcement that "Sadomasochism is the new
statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that
Tantrism was a major channel in Indian religious traditions and besides
Hinduism, it also exerted considerable influence on Buddhism and Jainism.
Sankaracharya had mentioned the names of 64 Tantras. Click here to continue reading.
To understand more about Tantra and
its role in the "new spirituality, read:
Will Saddleback Contemplative Join Jonathan Falwell
I'm excited that @lancewitt will be joining the TRBC team in
January. Another hand on deck to help us reach people for Christ.
An office staff member at
Thomas Road Baptist Church confirmed that Witt will be coming on staff
on January 5th, 2010.
Jonathan Falwell is the son of the late
Jerry Falwell and pastors his father's church in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Concerns by some have grown since the passing of the elder Falwell. In
a 2008 Lighthouse Trails report "Jonathan Falwell Becomes Vice-Chancellor
at Liberty - Which Direction will Liberty Go?," it was
pointed out that Liberty University (where Jonathan Falwell serves as
Vice-Chancellor) is using contemplative/emerging authors in their
classrooms and other venues. One of those mentioned in the report is Rob
Bell. The influence of Richard Foster, contemplative pioneer, is also
evident at Liberty. For example, in a Code of Ethics for the AACC on
Liberty's website, it states:
Although rooted primarily in an orthodox
evangelical biblical theology, this Code is also influenced (according to
the paradigm offered by Richard Foster) by the social justice,
charismatic-pentecostal, pietistic-holiness, liturgical, and contemplative
traditions of Christian theology and church history.
Additionally, Richard Foster's books have
been used in classes at Liberty as have Henri Nouwen's, Erwin McManus' and
a number of other contemplative/emerging figures.
While many may not know the name Lance
Witt, Lighthouse Trails has written about him in the past. He has served as
an Executive Pastor at Saddleback. In a LT article titled "Is Saddleback a Contemplative
Church," it states:
In an article written by
Saddleback pastor, Lance Witt, titled "Enjoying God's Presence in
Solitude," Witt says we are "designed to enjoy the presence of
God, but that's easier said than done." In the article, Witt uses
Thomas Merton as an example of someone who knew about solitude. But
Merton's solitude was connected to his Buddhist sympathies. Merton likened
contemplative prayer to an LSD trip.
Witt finishes his article with:
The goal of solitude is not so much to
unplug from my crazy world, as it is to change frequencies so that I can
hear the Father. Richard Foster has said, "Solitude doesn't give us
the power to win the rat race, but to ignore it altogether."
What does Witt mean by "changing
frequencies"? Several years ago, Lighthouse Trails spoke with Lance
Witt, via email, and asked him if the kind of contemplative prayer he
taught was a practice in which words or phrases are repeated over and over.
He told us that it was indeed this type of prayer he taught. This
"changing frequencies" is contemplative language and means going
into an Alpha state of mind (an altered state of consciousness) in order to
stop distractions. It's like putting the mind in neutral. Contemplatives
believe this is how they can hear the voice of God.
Lighthouse Trails has spoken with Lance
Witt a number of years ago, via email, and asked him if the kind of
contemplative prayer he taught was a practice in which words or phrases are
repeated over and over. He told us that it was indeed this type of prayer
In the summer of 2008, Rick Warren (a
major advocate for the contemplative/emerging movement) and Lance Witt were
both speakers at the Innovate Church Conference, held at Thomas
Road Baptist Church; so for many, it will seem a natural step to bring
Lance Witt on board. But for Lighthouse Trails, it is seen as another step
toward an organized Christian church that is heading quickly toward a time of departing and
of a great mystical-based apostasy.
Green Lies and Phony Science
understand the politics behind the environmental movement and its
persuasive propaganda, let's look at the social ambitions that drive it.
Its agenda was formed during the sixties, when four overlapping
anti-establishment groups joined to form the Green Party in Germany:
radical feminists, Marxists (the new Left), peace-niks (the anti-war
movement), and hippies seeking spiritual enlightenment. Small wonder they
chose Vladimir Lenin's birthday as their Earth Day.-Berit Kjos
by Berit Kjos
As the Copenhagen Conference on
global warming ended with a rising snow storm that blanketed Europe with
record-breaking freeze, the world was treated to a welcome glimpse of
reality: Our planet has been cooling, not heating, this last decade - in
spite of human activities and the CO2-spewing jets of the powerful global
to complete the binding treaties that would have committed humanity to a
socialist/economic management system, the would-be world managers flew home
through the icy storms. They had tried to conceal and counter the damaging
revelations of "ClimateGate," but the world had seen the evidence
of their fraudulent science. Their next step toward global control will
most likely take place in secret places behind locked doors - not unlike
the leadership of the European Union.
Ups and Downs of Climate Change
In spite of
Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth," there has never been any
scientific consensus on human-caused global warming! His claim that
Greenland's ice will melt, causing oceans to rise twenty feet, is science
fiction, not reality. Unadulterated scientific facts show us that, since
2005, Greenland's ice mass has been growing, not shrinking! So has its
population of polar bears.
medieval period of global warming (warmer than now), Norwegian viking
explorers settled on Greenland's grassy coast. But the climate cooled, and
by 1350 AD, ice covered their fields and coastal waters. That "Little
ice age" - a natural shift in the revolving cycles of nature - wiped out
the entire community. However, during that warming period - almost a
millennium before the media would blame SUVs for warm days - the Atlantic
coasts were not buried by rising oceans. In fact, any slight variation in
ocean levels are naturally moderated by increased evaporation during warmer
cycles. Our Maker planned His creation well. Click here to continue.
to help with this topic:
God of Wonders DVD
A "Wonderful" Deception by Warren B. Smith
Bus Ride to the Future - A True Story about Yoga
LTRP Note: Yoga is on the rise in the Western world. Even in Christian
circles, Yoga is being widely practiced. "Christian" Yoga
teachers say that the exercises can be done without invoking Eastern
mysticism. But this is not accurate information. Caryl Matrisciana was born
and raised in India. Today, as a Christian film maker, she testifies that
Yoga is the Heartbeat of Hinduism. The following is an excerpt from her
book, Out of India.
"Bus Ride to the
by Caryl Matrisciana
When I was twenty years old, my family
returned from India, where I was born and lived for most of my life, to
England, our homeland. It was during the turbulent sixties, and I was about
to be introduced to a movement that didn't even have a name yet. How could
I have possibly known then that the strange and mystical religion I had
been surrounded by in India would someday be at the heart of a spirituality
that would influence millions around the world?
I will never forget that hot, muggy day
in London in the summer of 1966 when I was twenty years old. How could I
forget? After all, it was the day that changed my life forever.
Perhaps if I had been out in the English
countryside or beside the sea, that hot, stifling day would have been
bearable-but in the city it was miserable. Oh, to be in a garden with its
soothing assortment of colorful flowers, my feet dangling in a cool spring!
Reality was all too blatant. The British
capital was steeped and simmering in its own crowded bustle, intense noise,
and pandemonium of traffic. By day's end I could hardly bear the sound and
sweat of it all as I was jostled along in an overcrowded, red,
double-decker bus through rush-hour traffic.
Still, in spite of all the
unpleasantness, a breathless anticipation filled my soul. That surging
excitement was my only motivation to struggle across blistering-hot London.
I knew I was on my way to a marvelous experience.
Eventually the bus rounded Piccadilly Circus and honked impatiently at the
myriads of pedestrians overflowing onto the streets. The sidewalk vendors
and little shops were teeming with hundreds of tourists. T-shirts hanging
on shop canopies sported the slogan "swinging London," along with
coffee mugs, postcards, and dozens of other souvenir items.
A New Spiritual Gospel
The phrase "swinging London" had recently been splashed across
the world's newsstands by Time magazine1 and had captured an atmosphere
that really did permeate the London air. I basked proudly in the energy
that surrounded me, enchanted with the good fortune to live and work in
this pulsating metropolis.
The bus changed gears noisily and puffed
out dirty diesel fumes. We moved slowly down Shaftesbury Avenue, the heart
of theater land, in Soho. My pulse pounded harder. The next stop was my
I pushed my way through the crowded bus and
jumped off with a spurt of enthusiasm. Renewed vigor had me effortlessly
nudging my way through throngs of theater goers who crowded the sidewalks.
At last I arrived! I stood still for what seemed to be an endless moment,
absorbing the glowing neon advertisements that assured me I was at the
right place. The theater marquee carried but one word. The name of the show
Soon I was to experience the musical
blockbuster that the whole world was singing about. The people milling
around me were quite different in appearance from those on the bus. Denim
jeans, casual Indian cotton shirts, and hippie informality identified
almost everyone. Hairstyles ranged from long to longer to longest. I
grinned to myself, realizing I too looked like the in generation. At the
same time, it was a relief to know that my parents couldn't see me now. How
they would argue that I was not conforming to the "required London
I had waited months for tonight. Tickets
for Hair were nearly impossible to buy. I clutched mine protectively,
waiting to squeeze through the door. Scanning the crowd, I searched for the
friends I was to meet.
The air buzzed as people hummed various
songs from the score that was about to begin. Never before had I gone into
a show already so familiar with its lyrics and tunes. For months the
airwaves had carried those melodies around the world.
Still, I could not have imagined the
impact the show itself was to have on my life and thinking. I would not
have guessed how religiously I would follow this new spiritual
"gospel." I was about to be "converted" by the message
of Hair, along with thousands of other people of my generation.
We shuffled inside and located our seats.
The theater darkened. The rustle of programs stilled. Chills and goose bumps
spread through the audience as the orchestra began to play. There was
heavy, loud rock music as magnificent, full voices swelled in harmony.
There were colors, lights, and sounds. Everything mingled together to draw
me willingly, passionately, into the phenomenon. Never before had I known
such intense involvement in a theatrical production.
With exciting extravagance, the show
animated and popularized outrageously impudent and risqué ideas. Tricky
little songs whipped us into attitudes of rebellion and promiscuity. We
cheered and applauded the demise of family, society, government, and
country. We decried the past and its values. We sang about the hopeless
state of our planet; we coughed and choked for the pollution and wept over
the sadness of war.
Every person in the audience was
transformed into a mystical searcher through the song lyrics. Everyone
contemplated the plaintive question asked in, "Where Do I Go?"
That particular song had us following everything, nothing, and even myself.
It had us asking the eternal question posed in the lyrics, "And will I
ever discover why I live and die?"3
Like many other people my age, I had
never considered that topic before, but I was to do so a thousand times in
the days and months to come. That evening's performance was to lead me, and
countless others, on a spiritual quest.
Having disparaged the past and present
and looking grimly into the emptiness of no solution, Hair suddenly gave a
glimmer of hope. We whooped ecstatically through the marvelous escape
presented in "Hashish." This gleeful song promoted the wow
experience one could achieve through no less than twenty-five different
In the years to come, I would get hooked on one particular high and try
several others. I would understand all too well the appeal of replacing
realism with psychedelia.
A New Way of Thinking
L ittle did I comprehend at the time that through this musical I was being
subtly introduced to a new religious system. One song ridiculed the faith
of my youth. It encouraged us not to believe in God per se, but instead, to
see that we ourselves were like gods. Joyfully we sang the immortal words
of the great poet William Shakespeare, taken from his play Hamlet:
What a piece of work
How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty.
In form and moving, how express and admirable, In action how like an angel,
In apprehension how like a god.4
My perception of the world was about to
change. From here on I was being introduced to a new alternative to my old
way of life-one that in the future was to jealously lead me into an
uncompromising spiritual dimension. "Let the sunshine in," the
"Let the sunshine in!" we
responded at the tops of our voices. Oh yes, oh yes! Let the sunshine in!
My heart ached with hope. How I longed to experience this new
"opening" and its promised sensation. In any case, it would have
been hopeless to struggle against the overpowering emotional, mental, and
sensual seduction taking place. (To read this entire chapter one of Out of India, and for endnotes and
credits, click here - picks up on p. 17. For more
information or to order, click here.)
Rick Warren and the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill - The
Rest of the Story
Comments on the Rick
LETTER/VIDEO STATEMENT TO UGANDAN CHURCH LEADERS
By Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Calif.,
Regarding the Pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill Before the Ugandan Parliament
Deception in the Church Ministries
In a letter
and video statement to the government and church leaders in Uganda, Rick
Warren laid out his reaction to the anti-homosexuality bill that is pending
with the Ugandan Government. Warren opposes it.
Now there are
some provisions in the bill that any Christian should oppose such as
imprisonment and possible death penalty for homosexuals (apparently just
for being a homosexual), forcing pastors to report private counseling with
gays, etc. However statements by Warren such as "While we can never
deny or water down what God's Word clearly teaches about sexuality, at the
same time the church must stand to protect the dignity of all individuals -
as Jesus did and commanded all of us to do." does not address at all
what the Bible teaches on sex outside of marriage which is defined as
between a man and a woman including homosexuality. All sex outside of
marriage is a sin before God and must be repented of. This also means that
repentance will be followed by a turning away from practicing sin to
practicing righteousness (1 Jn. 2:29; 3:4, 8, 10). When Warren states:
"ALL life, no matter how humble or broken, whether unborn or dying, is
precious to God" this is true but the Gospel is left out of this
equation, thus presenting only part of the picture, thus presenting error
alongside of truth. God wants all men to be saved and does not want anyone
to perish (2 Pet. 3:9), but that is why He sent His only Son to die to
purchase us salvation and forgiveness from our sins if we believe in Him
and repent. Homosexuality is a sin and those who practice sin are destined
for damnation (1 Cor. 6:9-10). Practicing homosexuals are living lifestyle
sin, thus God does not love their sin and will punish them if they do not respond
to the conviction of their sin by the Holy Spirit.
of the provisions of the anti-homosexuality bill are unjust and should be
removed we have to understand that HIV/AIDS is a huge problem there and is
being propagated and spread by homosexual behaviors as well as other
methods. Uganda is trying to find ways to protect their society against
this deadly sexual disease. Warren states that we all have "the
freedom to make moral choices and our right to free expression are gifts
endowed by God.". This statement comes from his erroneous teaching on
"gifts". He has taught repeatedly on this subject in his
"Purpose" series and often confuses natural gifts with spiritual
ones. Do we have the right to make choices that cause others to die of
AIDS? If the "free expression" of homosexuality is a "gift
endowed by God" then why does God prohibit it in Scripture? We are not
just free to do anything we want as people created by God. There are laws
against murder, and infecting others with HIV/AIDS should be prosecuted
just as any other act of murder is. If you knowingly give someone poison
and they die will you not be tried for that crime?Please
click here to
continue reading this article.
ELCA IMPLODING OVER HOMOSEXUALITY
Alert: The Voice New Testament: Heresy for this Generation
LTRP Note: The following information is about a
"Bible" called The
Voice. Please also see our February 2007 article titled, "Thomas
Nelson Goes Forward with 'The Voice' - A 'Bible' Project by Emergents"
by "From the
World Hears Them" Blog
the Creators [of The Voice]:
most Bibles and biblical reference works were produced by professional
scholars writing in academic settings. The Voice uniquely represents
collaboration among scholars, pastors, writers, musicians, poets, and other
artists. The goal is to create the finest Bible products to help believers
experience the joy and wonder of God's revelation. This is the first-ever
complete New Testament in The
Voice translation. Writers include Chris
Seay, Lauren Winner, Brian McLaren, Greg Garrett, David B. Capes, and
Click here to read more of this
Winter Break Check-Up - Is Your College a Contemplative One?
The following is a
list of the articles we have written on the college situation. Is your
Christian college listed here? It's worth checking out. Also check our
Contemplative College list - unfortunately,
new colleges are being added to this list every month.
University - January 2005
Theological Seminary - April 2005
of God Theological Seminary - May/June 2005
of God Theological Seminary - Article #2 - November
College Promoting Contemplative Spirituality - March
Colleges - A Dangerous Place For Young Christians -
to School - Is Your College Student Safe? - August 2006
Shape of Things to Come - Biola University - September
Bible - September 2006
University - October 2006
Western University - December 2006
University - February 2007
Glimpse of the Future of Christian Higher Education
- March 2007
Bible Institute - August 2007
University - Article #2 - August 2007
Bible Institute - Article #2 - September 2007
College - September 2007
Baptist University - October 2007
University - November 2007
University - November 2007
Bible Institute - Article #3 - November 2007
Bible Institute - Article #2 - November 2007
University (AOG) - December 2007
Bible Institute - Article #4 - January 2008
Beach Atlantic University - January 2008
University - January 2008
Universities - February 2008
University - Article #3 - February 2008
Student Stands Alone Against Emerging Spirituality -
Vernon Nazarene - March 2008
Bible Institute Looks for New President - August 1,
University - Article #3 - March 2008
University New President: "Catholic friends taught me about
contemplative prayer." - July 3, 2008
Falwell Becomes Vice-Chancellor at Liberty University -
September 11, 2008
University (CMA & Nazarene) Full Speed into Contemplative/Emergent -
October 12, 2008
University Student Reports on Contemplative Chapel Services - Warns Parents
to Avoid Biola - October 20, 2008
University Contacts Lighthouse Trails - Accuses of Libel -
October 21, 2008
Baptist Theological Seminary May Be Heading into Troubled Contemplative
Waters - January 12, 2009
Wyatt Kent Continues Leading Women Toward Contemplative - Moody Bible
Institute Helps - February 12, 2009
Nazarene University Promoting Contemplative Spirituality in No Small Way -
February 18, 2009
Leaders at Baylor University - April 13, 2009
Loma Nazarene University Welcomes Brian McLaren and Embraces Contemplative
Spirituality - April 19, 2009
database of Christian colleges using contemplative materials
Christian colleges that DON'T promote contemplative spirituality
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Courage to Speak the Truth
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