Rick Warren’s Global PEACE Plan versus the Great Commission

by Paul Proctor – News With Views Jesus did not send out just anyone who was willing to tag along to help “cure societal problems.” If that’s all He was attempting to accomplish in Matthew 10, He was a miserable failure because, from what the Bible teaches, society’s problems continued long after the disciples returned … [Read more…]

Chrysalis Walk to Emmaus

by Hungry Hearts Ministries What is Chrysalis? Chrysalis is the youth and young adult version of its parent movement, Walk to Emmaus. Chrysalis walks (or retreats) are called “flights” for 10th through 12th graders and “journeys” for young adults ages 19 through 24. Participants in the 72 hour retreats must be sponsored by alumni of … [Read more…]

Another Christian College That Does NOT Promote Contemplative/Emerging/Purpose Driven

Lighthouse Trails has added another Christian college to its list of Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries that do NOT promote contemplative/emerging spirituality, do NOT have a spiritual formation program, and do NOT use Purpose Driven materials (a catalyst for contemplative and emerging). The school is His Hill Bible School near Comfort, Texas. For a list … [Read more…]

Lilly Endowment Continues to Back Contemplative/Emerging Movement

The Lilly Endowment will be awarding about 120 grants of approximately $45,000 each in their 2008 National Clergy Renewal Program. Senior vice president of religion at the Endowment says this award offers a time of renewal for pastors and other clergy members to “explore the roots of their religious traditions, write poetry, [and] practice contemplative … [Read more…]

More on Rick Warren, Obama, and the global PEACE Plan

“Joint Appearance of Obama and McCain at Saddleback Church’s Civic Forum Could Spell Disaster For McCain’s Campaign” by Sockless Exploits Senator John McCain has twenty eight days to come up with some kind of global “peace” plan if he wants to keep up with the personal and political agendas that will be swirling around him … [Read more…]

CNN Interview with Rick Warren on Obama/McCain at Saddleback; (Warren: They’re both amazing men.)

“Pastor snags Obama, McCain for joint appearance” From CNN (CNN) — Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain in August will be on the same stage for the first time in the 2008 presidential campaign. … Rick Warren has invited them to appear at a leadership and compassion forum in his Saddleback Church … [Read more…]

Christians, Muslims, and Jews Will Meet Together on July 16th in Spain

The following 4 news stories are from different news agencies, covering the inter-faith meeting that is taking place on July 16th in Madrid, Spain. #1 “Saudi Arabia to Host Major Interfaith Conference” By Joshua Goldberg Christian Post Christians, Jews and Muslims will gather in Madrid later this month for [what] could be one of the … [Read more…]

Conference Alert: Lead Like Jesus Revolution

CCN (Church Communication Network) is sending out notices about their upcoming Lead Like Jesus Revolution conference, which will take place on October 17th. The event will be broadcast to various locations across North America. Advertisement states that this one-day event features “the nation’s most influential Christian leaders.” Two of those “influential” leaders are Ken Blanchard … [Read more…]

Is General Baptist Ministries Going Toward Contemplative?

Is the General Baptist Ministries (General Association of General Baptists) going toward contemplative spirituality? The General Baptist denomination has been around since the late 1800s, with presently over 800 churches and over 70,000 members. Their Statement of Faith lays out a biblical plan of salvation and the Christian faith. But the movement appears to be … [Read more…]

Reiki: “The power to transform others into New Age consciousness”

by Ray Yungen  One of the fastest growing New Age healing techniques being used today is Reiki, (pronounced ray-key), a Japanese word which translates universal life energy or God energy. It has also been referred to as the Radiance Technique. Reiki is an ancient Tibetan healing system which was rediscovered by a Japanese man in … [Read more…]

Bethel University New President: “Catholic friends taught me about contemplative prayer.”

Bethel University in St. Paul, MN has elected a new president. James (Jay) Barnes III has been chosen to fill the spot. Bethel University has been a proponent of contemplative spirituality for some time. The new president may follow suit as he states in his “Faith Journey” profile on the university site, “My Catholic friends … [Read more…]

A New York Pastor Speaks Up: The Dangerous Direction of Rick Warren

by Pastor Matthew Recker Guest Writer “The Dangerous Direction of Rick Warren” Just before his death, Francis Schaeffer wrote The Great Evangelical Disaster. In it he warned of mainline evangelicalism’s accommodation with theological liberalism and evolution. According to Schaeffer, the evangelical church had become a disaster, namely, by fearing to stand on the truth and … [Read more…]

CNN: Brian McLaren, Advisor to Obama – Obama Seeking Emerging Church Voters

Obama hopes to gain support of emerging church generation CNN July 1, 2008 (CNN) — Democrats have usually conceded the evangelical vote during presidential elections, but Sen. Barack Obama is trying to change that by mobilizing what some call the “Christian left.” As part of his outreach to evangelical voters, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee … [Read more…]

The Shack: Imagination, Image, and Idolatry

by Larry DeBruyn  God is Truth. That He is Truth distinguishes Him from idols which are false. Of the Lord, the prophet declared, “There is none like Thee, O Lord; Thou art great, and great is Thy name in might,” and explained of those who create idols, “But they are altogether stupid and foolish In … [Read more…]

The Bride

by More Books and Things As the bride anxiously awaited the arrival of her fiance, she read and re-read the tattered love letters he had sent her. There were enough to make a book. She had gotten to know him very well through pen and paper during these past few months and could hardly wait … [Read more…]