To Lighthouse Trails:
I took on the leadership of the Free Methodist denomination and lost the battle. I told them “be still and know that I am God” refers to His Glory. How can Bishops not know how to interpret Scripture????? Chambers insists that the basis of everything is tragic. Therefore Redemption is the only cure. “Salvation Under No Other Name.”
No one comes to the Father except through Him ( Jesus ).
Keep up the good work
LTRP Note: For the record, all of the Free Methodist colleges and universities are promoting contemplative spirituality (i.e., Spiritual Formation) and are listed on the Lighthouse Trails Contemplative Colleges list.
In addition, we found many examples where the Free Methodist denomination is connected with the contemplative prayer movement. For instance, the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church is sending its leaders to the Academy of Spiritual Formation and Direction, which takes place at the Mt. Angel Abbey (a Benedictine Monastery in Oregon). Incidentally, this retreat is directed by Morris Dirks. (former long time pastor of Salem Missionary Alliance, a contemplative church in Salem, Oregon). And in several cases, we found Free Methodist churches involved in lectio divina and labyrinths.
To learn how a paradigm shift has happened so quickly to Christian colleges, read An Epidemic of Apostasy: How Christian Seminaries Must Incorporate “Spiritual Formation” to Become Accredited