Kay Warren Joins Heavy-Weight Emergents at Envision 08

Kay Warren, wife of Purpose Driven pastor Rick Warren, will join several heavy-weight emergent leaders at the upcoming Envision 08 event this June. Kay Warren will share a platform with Brian McLaren, Jim Wallis (Sojourners magazine), Shane Claiborne, Jay Bakker (son of PTL Jim Bakker), Doug Pagitt, and several other speakers who share emerging church … [Read more…]

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) Director Promotes the Mystics

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is a digital (online) library of hundreds of Christian books, most of which are older (classic) publications in the public domain (non-copyrighted). The CCEL is an outreach of Calvin College and is highly popular, used by thousands of people a year. In July 2007, Lighthouse Trails reported that CCEL … [Read more…]

Mennonites and the New Paradigm

by Roll Over Menno  Roll Over Menno would like to alert concerned Mennonites to the following: Brian McLaren and Rene Girard to speak at upcoming Preaching Peace Conferences. “Preaching Peace’ spreads nonviolent message Preaching Peace, which draws on speakers from a variety of Christian backgrounds, offers several nonviolent atonement seminars each year on topics ranging … [Read more…]

Association of Christian Schools International Adds Spiritual Formation and Promotes Contemplative Authors

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is a major resource association for Christian schools around the world. According to its website, ACSI serves over 5,300 member schools in approximately 100 countries with an enrollment of nearly 1.2 million students. It claims to strive to “enable and equip Christian educators and schools worldwide to effectively … [Read more…]

In 2008, Oprah’s Plan to Bring the New Age to Millions of Women

Starting January 1st 2008, New Age advocate Marianne Williamson began a year long course on Oprah & Friends radio, teaching the New Age “bible” A Course in Miracles. Former New Age follower Warren Smith explains the origins of A Course in Miracles: In 1965 Columbia University Professor of Medical Psychology, Helen Schucman, heard an “inner … [Read more…]

A Shocking “Confession” from Willow Creek Community Church

A Commentary The headlines on a Townhall.com article this week certainly catch the attention: “A Shocking ‘Confession’ from Willow Creek Community Church.”The article talks about a survey Willow Creek performed and the findings of the survey: Willow Creek has released the results of a multi-year study on the effectiveness of their programs and philosophy of … [Read more…]

John Wimber’s Paradigm Shift, The River Movement and the Kundalini Effect

by Kevin Reeves  John Wimber’s Paradigm Shift, *The River Movement and the Kundalini Effect The Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship’s success on the world stage is best understood within a Vineyard context, as that church was a Vineyard affiliate at the time of the revival’s outbreak in January of 1994. It was Vineyard magnate John Wimber … [Read more…]

Rick Warren’s “Fasting” Book Points to Mysticism and Interspirituality

In Rick Warren’s August 1st newsletter, there is an article by Presbyterian USA minister, Lynne Baab. Her book, Fasting, is also featured in the newsletter. In the article, Baab calls fasting “an ancient spiritual discipline” and when we fast we “clear away distractions.” She says, “We need all the help we can get to keep … [Read more…]

John Armstrong “Enjoys” Emergent Village Experience “Immensely”

  This past weekend Emergent Village held the Midwest Emergent Gathering. Speakers included the typical emerging church comrades: Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt, and an array of other emergents. One speaker though would not be considered a typical one – John Armstrong, a professor at Wheaton College and Christian author. For people who are familiar with … [Read more…]

Conference ALERT: Arts Conference 2007 (Willow Creek)

The 2007 Arts Conference will be held at Willow Creek Church June 13-15. The theme for the event is “Halelujah! What’s Right With the World?” and is featuring many contemplative/emerging speakers. According to the conference website, this “is a powerful reminder that that artists and teachers who follow Christ can use their gifts to open … [Read more…]

New Age Leader, Marianne Williamson, Comes to Rick Warren’s Defense – “Meditation” is Common Ground

Tuesday, in an article in the Detroit News, something happened that doesn’t happen every day. In fact, it may never have happened before. The headline read, “Faith leaders deserve a shot at creating peace on earth.” The author of the article was defending Rick Warren – well that’s not too unusual – many Christian leaders, … [Read more…]

Brennan Manning’s Ragamuffin Gospel: A Distortion of Grace

Brennan Manning, popular writer and speaker, is considered by many to be a kind of expert on the topic of God’s grace. Philip Yancey, editor for Christianity Today magazine, says “Brennan Manning [is] my spiritual director in the school of grace.” On the back cover of Manning’s book, Ragamuffin Gospel, Max Lucado states: “Brennan does … [Read more…]