Point Loma Nazarene University Welcomes Brian McLaren and Embraces Contemplative Spirituality

Point Loma has hopped on the contemplative/emergent bandwagon, and one student and his family are very concerned. Lighthouse Trails has been contacted by a parent who told us her son attends Point Loma Nazarene University in California. Fortunately, for this woman’s son, he recognizes the spiritual deception that is taking place at Point Loma, but … [Read more…]

Brian McLaren’s Hope for the Future – The Minds of Your Grandchildren

Brian McLaren’s newest book, Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices, is the first in a series of eight books by Thomas Nelson publishers. The General Editor of the series, which is titled The Ancient Practices Series, is emerging church proponent Phyllis Tickle. Other authors in the series include Dan Allender, Scot … [Read more…]

Brian McLaren’s Mystical Third “Jesus”

by Understand the Times with Roger Oakland   “The Third ‘Jesus’ of the Emerging Church” In A Generous Orthodoxy, Brian McLaren describes his spiritual journey, which took him from a conservative Christian upbringing to a Pentecostal Jesus and eventually led him to say, “About that time, quite by accident, I met a third Jesus.”1 This following … [Read more…]

CNN: Brian McLaren, Advisor to Obama – Obama Seeking Emerging Church Voters

Obama hopes to gain support of emerging church generation CNN July 1, 2008 (CNN) — Democrats have usually conceded the evangelical vote during presidential elections, but Sen. Barack Obama is trying to change that by mobilizing what some call the “Christian left.” As part of his outreach to evangelical voters, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee … [Read more…]

Brian McLaren: Hoping Obama Will Be Our Next President

On June 26th, an Associated Press article was released titled “Faithful in pews might not be voters in November.” The article prompted a response by emerging church author/lecturer Brian McLaren. The article stated that Obama had “sent Brian McLaren, one of the country’s most influential pastors, to meet with fellow evangelicals.” McLaren corrected the article … [Read more…]

Brian McLaren and the Emerging Church on Creation Spirituality

by Discernment Ministries Emergent church leaders are re-packaging and marketing the Creation Spirituality myth to the evangelical church. According to Emergent church leader Brian McLaren, human beings on planet Earth need to change our “framing story.” A thorough read of his latest book, Everything Must Change, indicates that Christians have to change their doctrines. He … [Read more…]

BOOK REVIEW: Brian McLaren’s New Book: Finding Our Way Again

McLaren’s Future – Your Grandchildren Brian McLaren’s newest book, Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices, is the first in a series of eight books by Thomas Nelson publishers. The General Editor of the series, which is titled The Ancient Practices Series, is emerging church proponent Phyllis Tickle. Other authors in the … [Read more…]

ACSI (Association of Christian Schools) Recommends Brian McLaren and Defends Mysticism

  On January 28th, Lighthouse Trails reported that ACSI (Association of Christian Schools) has begun to promote contemplative spirituality through their Spiritual Formation program, in which contemplative books are being recommended and offered to ACSI members. In addition, ACSI is telling attendees of the Early Education Conference on April 19, 2008 to read Henri Nouwen’s … [Read more…]

Nazarene Universities Welcome Brian McLaren

One year ago, Lighthouse Trails released an article titled “Nazarene Superintendent Praises ‘A Time of Departing” But Denomination’s Schools Sinking into Contemplative.” It had been just a few years earlier that Dr. Jim Diehl, one of six General Superintendents of the Nazarene denomination contacted Lighthouse Trails after receiving and reading a copy of A Time … [Read more…]

Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Brian McLaren and other Contemplative/Emerging Leaders Invite Muslims to Love God, Neighbors Together

LTRP Note: The Christian Post article below is regarding a response by a significant number of evangelical leaders who have said that Christians and Muslims need to come together because they worship a common God. The response is to a document by Muslim leaders titled “A Common Word Between Us and You” Some of those … [Read more…]