Why We Should Be Very Concerned About Leonard Sweet and Rick Warren … and Their Plans for the Future

Leonard Sweet: He is quoted by Christian authors and leaders frequently. His name appears on many Christian ministry websites, and his books are used in countless Christian seminaries and colleges. Rick Warren endorsed the cover of one of his books (Soul Tsunami) and even did an audio series with him (Tides of Change) in the … [Read more…]

What is Meditation?

by Ray Yungen  See Part I of this paper on the New Age by Ray Yungen. Part II What is meditation? What exactly is meditation? The meditation many of us are familiar with involves a deep, continuous thinking about something. But New Age meditation does just the opposite. It involves ridding oneself of all thoughts … [Read more…]

MARCUS BORG: “Biblical literalism has become a major intellectual stumbling block for millions of people . . . .”

The following article, from the Miami Herald is about New Age sympathizer and meditation promoting Marcus Borg. While Borg makes no apology, or secret, about his non-biblical views, his books are sold in Christian bookstores, and he is admired and promoted by popular Christians such as Brennan Manning (in Ragamuffin Gospel) and Brian McLaren. Online … [Read more…]

Lifeway Stores Says OK to New Age Sympathizing Authors

Keating, Sweet, Blanchard and Nouwen “consistent with basic tenets of the Christian faith?” The infiltration of New Age books in online Christian bookstores is a growing concern for many discerning Christians. American Family Association and LifeWay Stores have two of the more popular online stores for Christians, and both stores contain some of the most … [Read more…]

Robert Harold Schuller Forum for Possibility Thinking Leadership

Last year, Crystal Cathedral announced that the Institute for Successful Church Leadership was over. The Institute had been in existence for 35 years and was influential in many Christian leaders’ ministries. In speaking of Rick Warren, Schuller stated: And there’s Rick Warren, a pastor who today is phenomenal. He came to our institute time after … [Read more…]

Mixing New Age with Christianity

According to Christianity Today, author Anne Lamott is a “funny, nutty, fast-talking, born-again author.” ChristianBook.com would probably consider Lamott a “born-again Christian” as well as they carry two of her books. Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale carries one of Lamott’s books in their online bookstore, and Lamott wrote the foreword for Zondervan author, Mark Yaconelli’s new … [Read more…]

NEW AGE Pathways in the Church

  by Let Us Reason Ministries By now, there should be no doubt that the new age movement has permeated the culture with its beliefs and practices. Year after year the public has become more exposed to its teachings through the TV, magazines and the spiritual trends in society used by the populace (yoga, meditation, … [Read more…]