Random House Buys Multnomah Publishers

This month, Random House publishers purchased the Oregon-based Multnomah Publishers. See Multnomah press release. Multnomah isn’t the first Christian publisher that is owned by a secular corporation. Random House also owns Waterbrook Press while Zondervan has been owned by Harper Collins since the late 80s. While the purchase of Multnomah by a secular company will … [Read more…]

The Ant Bully – A Movie for Kids?

by Kjos Ministries   Mocked and humiliated by the neighborhood bully, ten-year-old Lucas stomps on the first ants he spots in his yard. Then he squirts their anthill with water. The falling drops — as seen from an ant’s perspective — look like a sky-full of huge shimmering canon balls. Inside the anthill, revenge is brewing. … [Read more…]

Chuck Smith and Purpose Driven

by Roger Oakland Why did Calvary Distribution remove Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven books and related materials from their distribution? I believe these four reasons I have discussed are reasonable and a valid answer to that question: Differences in Eschatology Differences with regard to the Emerging Church Differences with regard to contemplative prayer and mysticism Differences … [Read more…]

Brennan Manning’s Ragamuffin Gospel: A Distortion of Grace

Brennan Manning, popular writer and speaker, is considered by many to be a kind of expert on the topic of God’s grace. Philip Yancey, editor for Christianity Today magazine, says “Brennan Manning [is] my spiritual director in the school of grace.” On the back cover of Manning’s book, Ragamuffin Gospel, Max Lucado states: “Brennan does … [Read more…]