Divination Finds Further Expression in the Evangelical Church

by Eastern Regional Watch Ministries Divination? Divination is condemned Scripture (Deut. 18:9-14; 2 Kings 17:17-18) and therefore a very negative term. But, divination in the evangelical Church? Has Plumbline crossed over the line or gone out of kilter on this topic? To put it in current parlance, this must be way “outside the box.” Nevertheless … [Read more…]

Book Review: Faith Undone

Book Review of Faith Undone by Roger Oakland Lighthouse Trails Publishing ISBN: 978-0-9791315-1-6 Review by Alistair Montgomery Dundee, Scotland (written for the British Magazine The Sword ) August 29, 2008 – Faith Undone has been written to warn the Church about a phenomenon called “The Emergent Church.” Like the warnings of the prophets, peoples’ reaction … [Read more…]

Green Like Envy: An Ex-pagan Looks at Blue Like Jazz

by Kjos Ministries  The overarching theme of Miller’s book is the glorification of rebellion by preaching false freedom. That’s exactly what the Haight-Ashbury preached; it’s exactly what drugs promise; and it’s exactly what the Emergent Church movement promotes today.by Richard and Linda Nathan A phenomenon in evangelical circles, Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller has … [Read more…]

Pepperdine University “Bible Lectures” Go Contemplative!

    Pepperdine University is a Christian school located in California. Since the 1940s, Pepperdine University has been presenting their “Bible Lectures” series. This year the university presented the “65th Annual Bible Lectures,” a four-day event. On three of the four days, a session titled “An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer” was given.1 The three workshops … [Read more…]

Emerging Church Author to Give Prayer at Democratic National Convention

Sarah Pulliam Christianity Today “Donald Miller to Give DNC Benediction” Best-selling author Donald Miller will give a benediction Monday night at the Democratic National Convention. He replaces Relevant Magazine founder and CEO Cameron Strang, who decided not to give the benediction at the Democratic National Convention as previously planned. Christianity Today featured Miller on its … [Read more…]

Ravi Zacharias Joins Robert Schuller for Rethink 2009

Evangelical speaker and author, Ravi Zacharias, is scheduled to speak at Robert Schuller’s second ,Rethink Conference at Crystal Cathedral in February 2009. Other speakers scheduled so far for the 2009 event are emerging church pastor, Dan Kimball, Miles McPherson, Nancy Ortberg, Robert Schuller, Henry Cloud and others. More are expected to be added to the … [Read more…]

Update on Alistair Begg/Reimagine Conference

On August 19th, someone from the CCCA office contacted Lighthouse Trails to confirm that Alistair Begg would not be speaking at the Reimagine Conference. His name has now been removed from the Reimagine website. We were also told by that CCCA hoped to replace him with another solid teacher. (Click here to read full story.)

Obama Caught Red-Handed in Abortion Lie

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Barack Obama and National Right to Life went head-to-head over Obama’s abortion record, and Obama blinked. The Democratic presidential candidate now has backed off his claims that pro-life advocates were “lying” over his vote to kill a bill that would have prevented infanticide in … [Read more…]

Alistair Begg Withdraws from Reimagine Conference with Leonard Sweet

The Reimagine Conference, which will be held in December and hosted by the CCCA (Christian Camp and Conference Association), is featuring New Age sympathizer and mystic proponent Leonard Sweet. Widely popular and trusted teacher and pastor,Alistair Begg is also scheduled to be one of the speakers, but according to an assistant at Begg’s office, Begg … [Read more…]

Presidential Forum – ABC Interview with Rick Warren: Warren Takes On His Critics

In an article dated August 15th by ABC news Senior National Correspondent (based in Washington, DC) Jake Tapper, Rick Warren is interviewed about his critics. Warren stated: I’m a big target … It doesn’t bother me. It’s like … during the Civil War the guy who wore the Union blue top and the Confederate blue … [Read more…]

Richard Foster “Retirement Party” – Stepping Back at Renovare

On July 31, 2008, a Retirement Party was held for Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline. According to correspondence with a Renovare (Foster’s organization) Coordinator, Foster is “stepping back from active leadership at RENOVARE,” in order to “spend more time writing.” First published in 1978, Celebration of Discipline has had a massive influence on … [Read more…]

Reiki Found at Many Catholic Convents – The Near Future for Evangelicalism

A growing number of Catholic convents are incorporating the practice of Reiki into their programs. Reiki is a New Age therapeutic touch practice in which it is believed that a universal energy (chi) flows through all things and can be passed on from a practitioner to a client. An example of Reiki being used in … [Read more…]

“First-Ever Catholic-Emergent Conference” Being Planned for 2009

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), located in Albuquerque, New Mexico has announced the first emergent-Catholic conference to ever be held. The name of the conference is The Emerging Church: Conversations, Convergence and Action. On the Emergent Village website, where the event is being advertised, it states: “[T]his will be the first gathering to … [Read more…]

ARE EVANGELICAL PULPITS ABOUT TO PRAISE ISLAM?

by Olive Tree Ministries with Jan Markell  Both faiths–Christianity and Islam — pledged to spend one week a year sharing the good aspects about the other’s faith. Our pulpits are already lacking in sound gospel preaching!–Jan Markell, Olive Tree Following a four-day conference last week at Yale University, Christian and Muslim leaders from around the … [Read more…]

The Global Elders

by True Discernment blog     We are moving to a global village and yet we don’t have our global elders. The Elders can be a group who have the trust of the world, who can speak freely, be fiercely independent and respond fast and flexibly in conflict situations. from the August Review The Elders have … [Read more…]

Dalai Lama and Rick Warren Both Preach Compassion in Interfaith Settings

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland  The following article about the Dalai Lama explains that his purpose in spending so much time in meditation is to promote compassion as the key to making planet earth a better place. This would mean working together with leaders of all religions in a cooperative effort. This is … [Read more…]