#1: Dear Lighthouse Trails:
I graduated from an Independent Christian College over 10 years ago and since that time, I have noticed the Independent Christian denomination is slipping into the Spiritual Formation category at its main Seminaries and at this years NACC they are having Ann Voskamp as a speaker. I am surprised such a conservative denomination is drifting this way but such is the state of the “church” now. Thanks for your work and God bless always. John
#2: To Lighthouse Trails:
Please be advised that the Christian Churches are having Ann Voskamp speak next summer in Louisville at their NACC (North American Christian Convention). That would be Ladies’ Noon Luncheon Thursday July 11, 2013. The larger than normal Christian Standard magazine has that on page 49. Much of the magazine is devoted to articles emergent related, solitude, silence, spiritual formation/discipline, Richard Foster/Dallas Willard, etc. The apostasy makes it hard to find a good church. Don
According to Wikipedia, the North American Christian Convention is an “annual summer convention supported by churches, colleges, institutions, and missions programs associated with the Christian churches and churches of Christ, mainly across the United States, but also in other parts of the world.”1
Lighthouse Trails has two book reviews on Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts:
In addition, we can confirm that the magazine Christian Standard has many articles promoting contemplative spirituality and contemplative mystics (example: http://christianstandard.com/2013/02/spiritual-formation-defining-the-terms/).