WHO GOES THERE?

by Larry DeBruyn  LTRP Note: On November 9th, we reported that Pastor Larry DeBruyn, while in Hungary training pastors, suffered a major heart attack, which doctors said should have taken his life. 40% of Larry’s heart was damaged. A few days later, we posted “A True Shepherd of the Church Warning About Contemplative”, explaining how … [Read more…]

RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTALISM & THE MORALIZING OF MANKIND

by Paul Proctor  America is absolutely awash in “Christian” leaders, pious politicians and pro-family groups whose apparent goal is to save it from self-destruction. Many seem to believe this can be accomplished by Christianizing the culture – by rallying people of pride, principle, patriotism and perseverance to shake their collective fists at the enemies of … [Read more…]

BREATH PRAYERS and Rick Warren

by Larry DeBruyn  Are “breath prayers” a method by which we can become best friends with God? To direct people on a spiritual journey for 40 days, Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life. The bestselling book has impacted millions of persons. Some of Pastor Warren’s purpose involves his recommendations for “Becoming Best Friends with … [Read more…]

“WHEN YOU PRAY, SAY . . .” – Contemplative Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

by Larry DeBruyn   Between contemplative spirituality and biblical Christianity there reside watershed distinctions between first, the definition, and then, the practice of prayer. Simply stated, prayer is talking to God. In speaking to God, believers are free to disclose their hearts’ deepest longings and vexations to him, including their feelings, fears, secrets, sins, praises, petitions, … [Read more…]

SIN MANAGEMENT IS BIG BUSINESS

by Paul Proctor  I caught an interesting article last week from LifeSiteNews.com that highlighted the frustrations of a disgruntled AIDS activist by the name of Martin Sempa, who was commenting on the absurdity of a recent international AIDS conference held in Toronto. As I read his rant I discovered some rather disturbing parallels between the … [Read more…]

The Man Who Would Be King

By Paul Proctor  Used with permission. He was born in an out-of-the-way place, the son of a poor mother and father whom the world would one day call blessed. He arrived challenging the establishment and literally shook the world with things that eyes and ears had never before witnessed. He offered a joy and freedom … [Read more…]

The Music and the Mystical

by Larry DeBruyn   Music engenders mystical experiences. This can be discerned from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and lyrics from The Music of the Night: “Night time sharpens heightens each sensation / Darkness wakes and stirs imagination / Silently the senses abandon their defenses / Helpless to resist the notes I write … [Read more…]

The Real Problem – The Real Answer

by Paul Proctor   MEL GIBSON’S PROBLEM IS NOT ALCOHOL I’m sure you’ve seen the headlines and the mug shot of Mel Gibson being booked for DUI. It is one of those human-interest stories that generate an enormous amount of media attention and website traffic, not so much because it involves alcohol abuse but because it … [Read more…]