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  1. Ally

    As a long time follower of Tim Mackie’s work, this has been so disheartening. I watched him speak at the 247 Prayer Conference and realized that he was practicing Transcendental Meditation but with a “Jesus” twist. I recently saw a post by one of his friends through Bridgetown Church, John Mark Comer, cite Richard Rohr as an influence to his own work with “Practicing the Way”. Rohr is a longtime proponent of Christ Consciousness. This is such a slippery slope for these reasons, for if we believe it is only the presence of God we are encountering in moments of silence, then we somehow need to rectify every other religion who encounters this same presence by their meditation practice, too. Where do we end up? We end up in new age universalism, believing we are here to become God ourselves and that Jesus is more of a model for what we can all become. I believe these men have hearts for truth but are walking on a slippery slope and leading many with them, astray.

  2. James

    I started watching the video on the book of revelation and the very first thing I noticed was they say that the book was possibly written by John the Apostle or maybe even some other John, with no real evidence to back up that claim. I have never heard of a second alternative writer to the book of John, ever. They are sowing seeds of doubt into the readers minds. I also noticed they state that there are other views on the book of revelation such as some people take the writings as literal, but they only share their one bias view. I found this to be very troubling.

  3. Discerning

    Frustrated Reader – I understand what you’re trying to say. We are told in the Bible to correct and reprove where necessary. You are basically arguing that we should shine on errors and wrong belief in the pursuit of unity – when the Bible consistently tells us to pursue truth and right theology over unity. Paul rebuked Peter at Antioch, for example. We need to follow the example set before us.

  4. Franco, but we have provided quotes, and if you click on the links to this article, there are even more quotes. So what you are saying is that no “Bible” teacher should ever be challenged or critiqued. If you understood the dangers of the contemplative prayer movement, we think you would feel much differently.

  5. Franco Guerri

    Your article is totally lacking any foundation. I’ve been a student of the Bible and a born again believer for 38 years and have a year of seminary. Tim Mackey is the best preacher I’ve ever listened to. You’ve denigrated a genuinely wonderful teacher without so much as a quote. How dare you attack a brother without even doing the necessary research. Shame on you! What are your qualifications?

  6. Frustrated reader

    Even if this were an accurate description of the view of the Bible that Tim Mackie is presenting (which it is not) is this reason enough to block someone out? To make them into someone who is dangerous and to be unfollowed? I think the family that God has created has meant to stick together just a tiny bit more than that. We are of course understanding things differently and the beauty of it is that I teach you and you teach me and if we all stay humbly seeking the Lord we are moving to understanding things more fully. There is such nuance and complex cultural and scholarly things at play in the Bible and if anyone over simplified things it was the American church. The Bible Project is presenting intricate themes in beautiful videos that help readers of the Bible to have a fuller view of what the authors were communicating. They are bring a perspective that is valuable. Even if you disagree with something that you think they are saying being humble enough to keep listening and seeking understanding is a New creation way of being a human.

  7. Melissa

    I have been exposed to clips from Catherine Bible Project thru a women’s Bible study I engage with. The first thing that struck me about it and caused me to immediately reject it is the simple fact of its infantile , overly simplistic presentation. To me it seems to assume, like so much current “Christian” teaching, books, devotionala, Bible translations…, that the everyday Christian is barely literate! What an insult to God’s Word and to God’s people. Much of the current readings are so watered/dumbed down they are not even intelligible. Such a disgrace.

  8. Jeff

    If your article is true I have unsubscribed from bible project. It’s sad that you don’t know who to trust anymore.

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