Son of PTL Jim Bakker Says Gay Marriage OK; Resonates With Contemplative Spirituality

Jay Bakker, the son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker (PTL Club) isn’t exactly following his parents’ footsteps into the glitzy, show biz style Christianity, but it is regretful to report that he has headed right into the emerging church and the mysticism that goes with it. The 31 year old pastor became discouraged with … [Read more…]

Rick Warren Talks About World Peace – His Three Legged Stool of Unity

From Assist News: Warren responded: “These problems are so big, Tim, that everybody’s failed at them. The United Nations has failed, the United States has failed. And the reason why is because we have not worked together on these issues. Last year at Davos I kept hearing people talk about public and private partnerships. And … [Read more…]

How to Know When the Emerging Church Shows Signs of Emerging in Your Church

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland The world is changing. So is the Christian evangelical church. There was a time–not that long ago–when the Bible was considered to be the Word of God by the majority of evangelical Christians. Now that we are well into the third millennium and the post-modern, post-Christian era, the … [Read more…]

Dissenters at Rick Warren’s Church – shown the door over OBAMA

“Members of the congregation at Saddleback Church, the church led by Rick Warren, are evidently being ushered right out of membership for voicing any concern over the idea of Barack Obama being allowed to speak at the church recently.” Click here to read the rest of this article. Related Information: Purpose Driven Resisters – Leave … [Read more…]

Rick Warren and Another Possible Presidential Candidate Meet Together

Recently, contemplative/emerging proponent Rick Warren stated that he was not interested in politics or in being a diplomat. That statement was said on the heels of his visit to Syria where he met with Syria’s president as well as the Grand Mufti (partly to discuss his P.E.A.C.E. Plan). Shortly after his trip to Syria, possible … [Read more…]

Christian Leaders Still Promoting “Purpose Driven Life”

In 1995, Rick Warren came out with his book, Purpose Driven Church. A large number of respected, trusted Christian leaders endorsed that book. The first four pages of the book carry some of these names. Since the release of that book, Warren has endorsed many anti-biblical teachings and movements, including contemplative and the emerging church. … [Read more…]

Rick Warren – Another Week of Contemplative Spirituality

This week’s e-newsletter by Rick Warren is promoting contemplative spirituality. For those who have watched this newsletter the last few years, that shouldn’t really be a surprise. He promotes contemplative and/or emerging spirituality nearly every week. This week Warren draws attention to emerging church leader, Dan Kimball (who advocates lectio divina, the labyrinth and who … [Read more…]

WARNING: Dan Kimball – A Christian Witch Agrees With Him

Yesterday, we addressed Rick Warren’s e-newsletter, which had an article by emerging church leader Dan Kimball. Below is an article just sent to us that shows how a “Christian” witch is describing the same spirituality that Kimball describes in his article. The article below links to a website that should not be read by children … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Conference Will Have Contemplative Theme

On November 19th, we issued a report titled, BOOK ALERT: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Life in Christ . It was addressing Peter Scazzero’s book, which heavily promotes contemplative. Now, this coming spring, Scazzero will be presenting a conference for Christian leaders that will have a contemplative theme. The description of the … [Read more…]

Event in Iran Says Holocaust Never Happened

by Olive Tree Ministries with Jan Markell   So many times commentators on outlandish global events include the phrase, “where is the outrage?” Thankfully this time it abounds as it concerns Iran’s Holocaust denial event taking place this week. Europe and America have expressed that outrage. The German government organized a counter-conference as they feel the … [Read more…]

Foursquare Church Recommends Brian McLaren and Leonard Sweet

As we have reported several times before, the Foursquare denomination is heading into contemplative spirituality. On their main website, under Recommended Books, they list Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet and a number of other contemplative/emerging teachers. If you attend a Foursquare Church, you may wish to let your pastor know about this and help to warn … [Read more…]

WHO GOES THERE?

by Larry DeBruyn  LTRP Note: On November 9th, we reported that Pastor Larry DeBruyn, while in Hungary training pastors, suffered a major heart attack, which doctors said should have taken his life. 40% of Larry’s heart was damaged. A few days later, we posted “A True Shepherd of the Church Warning About Contemplative”, explaining how … [Read more…]

SAGACITY

By Irene Guthrie Dec 2006 Sagacity, sagacity Where art thou sagacity? Are you sleeping? Are you on some drug? Are you infected with some nasty bug? Have you fled the brethren? Taken a journey these many long years? Has naivete become most dear? Sagacity, sagacity Where art thou sagacity? Are you gone forever? Are you … [Read more…]

COLLEGE WATCH: Campbell University’s Spiritual Formation Program

Campbell University is (listed by North American Mission Board as a Christian college which helps “students develop an integrated Christian personality.” Unfortunately, for students attending Campbell’s Divinity School this personality is going to be influenced by contemplatives like Richard Foster, Henri Nouwen, Brother Lawrence, and Dallas Willard as well as workshops and training by Taize … [Read more…]

Rick Warren Interview: Campaigning for His New “Reformation”

“The PEACE plan revolves around mobilizing a billion Christians in missions-essentially the entire Christian Church.” Rick Warren was interviewed by Urbana.org in preparation for the Urbana 2006 conference, which will take place in late December. Urbana is an InterVarsity ministry. In the interview, Warren said that “To be a part of God’s purposes, we’re going … [Read more…]

Wesleyan Goes Deeper into Contemplative

Wesleyan Publishing House, the publishing arm of the Wesleyan church is going contemplative. This past summer, we reported that the Wesleyan Church was offering contemplative retreats called Holy Next: Spiritual Formation Retreat. Dr. Keith Drury (featured on HolyNext and a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University) writes “extensively on spirituality.” His newest book is titled With … [Read more…]

What Rick Warren Really Wants

by Paul Proctor News with Views December 4, 2006 Those in the Christian community with little or no discernment or regard for Biblical absolutes see Warren as brilliant; and because the church at large long ago acquired a taste for men of “smooth words,” he was generously rewarded with record-breaking book sales and empowered with … [Read more…]

Episcopal Churches To Vote on Departure

By Michelle Boorstein Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, December 4, 2006 “Two of the country’s largest and most historic Episcopal congregations — both in Fairfax County — will vote next week on whether to leave the U.S. church on ideological grounds and affiliate instead with a controversial Nigerian archbishop. The decision could lead to a … [Read more…]