James Dobson Rightly Defends the Unborn, Challenges Obama – But Focus on the Family Still Defends Contemplative – “Please, Dr. Dobson, read this.”

Several news agencies have reported on the comments that Focus on the Family founder James Dobson made about presidential candidate Barack Obama.1 Dobson, who said that Obama is “deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to justify his own world view,” has challenged statements made by Obama on his view of the Bible’s moral … [Read more…]

Why Focus on the Family Should Not Promote and Sell Gary Thomas’ Books

Sacred Marriage, Sacred Parenting, and Sacred Pathways – Most likely, you have heard of at least one of these books. The author, Gary Thomas, is touted by Rick Warren, Focus on the Family, and a host of other Christian well-known ministries. Last year, Lighthouse Trails wrote a special report on Focus on the Family because … [Read more…]

Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey – Promoting Contemplative?

On January 9th, Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey (their program for children) presented a show called “Solitary Refinement.” Much like the recent Fox Home Video production, Be Still, “Solitary Refinement” is an infomercial for Contemplative Spirituality. Talking about going to monasteries to learn the disciplines of silence and solitude, getting rid of distractions … [Read more…]

Concerned Family Asks Legitimate Questions of Church Leaders

Note: The following article is based on actual facts, but the name has been changed to protect the innocent. In September of 2008, a Christian woman (a wife and mother) stumbled across Lighthouse Trails Research website when she and her husband became concerned about certain things happening in the large church they had been attending … [Read more…]

The Story Behind Lighthouse Trails

LTRP Note: We are reposting this background article for those who have been asking how Lighthouse Trails got started. By Deborah Dombrowski Editor – Lighthouse Trails Part One: “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night.” Every good mystery starts off with “It was a dark and stormy night.” But this is a different kind of … [Read more…]