Obama Wows Iowa Meditators

by Ben Smith The Politico FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Sen. Barack Obama drew his heartiest welcome of a two-day swing through Iowa in the state’s capital of inner peace. To the frustration of the cameramen in the Fairfield town square, Obama delivered his remarks facing east, with the setting sun behind him blotting out their shots. … [Read more…]

Pentecost 2007 Speakers Talk About “Faith”

  LTRP Note: The following news story from an outside source discusses the “faith” of speakers at the recent Pentecost 2007 conference. Speakers included Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, Brian McLaren, and Bill Hybels wife: Lynne Hybels. Please refer to our own report: Pentecost 2007 … A Step Closer to Global Unity … A Step Further … [Read more…]

A Movement That Left Falwell Behind

  Excerpt from a Time magazine article: May 17, 2007 by Nancy Gibbs Time magazine Today’s young evangelicals on campus still have their heroes and their causes, but it’s less likely to be Falwell and James Dobson fighting abortion and gay marriage than Bono and Rick Warren leading the way on addressing poverty and “creation … [Read more…]

Rick Warren Condemns Christians … Again

This is a Lighthouse Trails Commentary Rick Warren once again condemns conservative Christians and further marginalizes them, according to a Los Angeles Times article.1 The article states: Evangelical leader Rick Warren came to the heart of the religious right movement last week to criticize a narrow focus on abortion, homosexuality and pornography as un-Christian. Strikingly, … [Read more…]

Why Do People Leave Their Churches

by Paul Proctor  Last week in my NewsWithViews column,1 I responded to the curious claims of a Christian Post reporter about alleged survey findings she highlighted from a LifeWay study in a couple of recent articles titled, “Most Adults Switch Churches to Flee Former Church.” and “Most Church Switchers Choose Non-Traditional Worship,” where she concluded … [Read more…]

Coming into “Alignment”

by Kevin Reeves  The following is an excerpt from Kevin Reeves’ book, The Other Side of the River. Back in about the early ’90s, we went through a series of divine healing videos put out by Charles and Francis Hunter, or “The Happy Hunters.” At the end of each video, we put the teachings to … [Read more…]

Kingdom Now Theology

by Olive Tree Ministries with Jan Markell One of the fastest-growing false teachings in the church today is called by various names: Kingdom Now, Dominion Theology, Reconstructionism, and the Restoration Movement. It is also known as “liberation theology.” It is an effort to use the church to make the world perfect for our Lord’s return. … [Read more…]

‘Christian’ bookstore features X-rated flicks

Columnist raises question of just what makes retailer biblical By Bob Unruh 2007 WorldNetDaily.com When News with Views writer Paul Proctor wrote in a new column that parents should make sure their kids are out of the room and the door is locked before going to a Christian Heritage Bookstore website, he was serious. Because … [Read more…]

Splitting the Evangelicals from Israel

By Ed Lasky A new strategy seems to be emerging that seeks to weaken American support for Israel. While there has been much attention given to challenges Israel faces on college campuses, in the media, and increasingly in the halls of Congress, the historically solid and vitally important support given by Evangelical Christians towards Israel … [Read more…]

U2charist comes to Trinity Church

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland   “U2charist – an inter-generational and ecumenical worship service with all the music and much of the liturgy coming from the spiritually evocative songs of the rock band U2 – has recently received international media attention from BBC World Service to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for its … [Read more…]