Who Dies in Harry Potter? God

by Lev Grossman Time Joanne Rowling has three fancy houses and more money than the Queen, but she still doesn’t have a middle name: the K. is just an empty invention, added for effect when she published her first book. Starting with that first letter, she has orchestrated a sustained dramatic crescendo unlike anything literature … [Read more…]

Special News Alert: New York Times Article Shows Kids Are Learning to Meditate in Schools

  A Special Lighthouse Trails Alert The following news story from The New York Times illustrates how quickly meditation is overtaking our society. Children are the newest target! This is not only affecting kids in public schools – through the contemplative prayer movement and the emerging church – Christian schools are heading in this direction … [Read more…]

SBC messengers pass motion, resolution on clergy sex-abuse

  LTRP Note: The following news story pertains to this week’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting where issues such as the emerging church and church-related sex abuse of children were topics of discussion. A motion to distance SBC from the emerging church was discussed. By ABP staff Published June 14, 2007 SAN ANTONIO — On … [Read more…]

Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey – Promoting Contemplative?

On January 9th, Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey (their program for children) presented a show called “Solitary Refinement.” Much like the recent Fox Home Video production, Be Still, “Solitary Refinement” is an infomercial for Contemplative Spirituality. Talking about going to monasteries to learn the disciplines of silence and solitude, getting rid of distractions … [Read more…]

CHRISTIANITY TODAY: Contemplative for Children

Children have become a particular target for those who promote New Age and contemplative spiritualities. Movies like Bee Season and Indigo Children are examples of this, and many public schools are introducing meditation practices to students. Christendom may take the lead in teaching children how to practice the spiritual discipline of meditation. One of the … [Read more…]

NOTICE TO PARENTS: Christian Schools Introducing Teens to Mysticism Proponent

THIS IS A SPECIAL ALERT! The following Audio clip is a sermon by Rob Bell. In this audio, Bell leads the audience through a meditation exercise and talks about various aspects of contemplative spirituality. Please use caution when listening to this audio file (not suitable for children). Click here for audio file. Lighthouse Trails has … [Read more…]

NOTICE TO PARENTS: Christian Schools Introducing Teens to Mysticism Proponent

THIS IS A SPECIAL ALERT! The following Audio clip is a sermon by Rob Bell. In this audio, Bell leads the audience through a meditation exercise and talks about various aspects of contemplative spirituality. Please use caution when listening to this audio file (not suitable for children). Click here for audio file. Lighthouse Trails has … [Read more…]

Ancient Wisdom for Babies

In our recent article, Jesus Camp, Film Reveals the Mystical and the Militant, Not Biblical Christianity, it was clear to see that children have become victims to contemplative spirituality and the New Age. As we mentioned in the article, kids are being led into dangerous meditative trances. Another example of this is an upcoming conference … [Read more…]

Jesus Camp Film Reveals the Mystical and the Militant, Not Biblical Christianity

Jesus Camp, a new film about Christian camps for kids (released this month September 2006), is already stirring up a lot of controversy. Concerns and criticisms are coming from both secular and evangelical sides. New Age website Spirituality and Practice), while saying the film is important because of what it reveals, calls the movie “scary” … [Read more…]

Back to School

Are Christian High Schools Promoting Contemplative Spirituality?  In a few weeks, high schoolers will be returning to school, and many of them will be going to Christian high schools. Are Christian schools falling into the snare of contemplative/emerging spirituality as are Christian colleges and seminaries? And how many unknowing, devoted parents are placing their teens … [Read more…]