For those who have been following our articles over the past year, showing our growing concern for David Jeremiah’s lean towards contemplative, it is worth noting that Shadow Mountain Community Church (Jeremiah’s church)is also incorporating Purpose Driven into its church life. Shadow Mountain participated in 40 Days of Community in 2005 and is listed as a “Purpose-Driven church” in a pastors.com article. In addition, Shadow Mountain is using Rick Warren’s Celebrate Recovery program.
Because of Rick Warren’s promotion and endorsement of contemplative spirituality and the emerging church, it only makes sense that Purpose Driven churches are heading in this direction too. This could possibly explain David Jeremiah’s recent promotion of Erwin McManus’ book, The Barbarian Way.