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In This Issue -

Emerging Church Confusion - What Does it Really Mean?

Foursquare Church Says Yes to Contemplative and Emerging Spiritualities

71-Year-Old Woman Arrested at Church

Northern Ireland Ministry Concerned Over Erwin McManus' Visit

Plans Changed for Bob Coy (Calvary Chapel FL) and Exponential Conference ... Sort of

Leith Anderson...Welcomes U.N. Secretary-General to Address NEA

Does President Bush Believe in Universalism?

Barack Obama: [W]e can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.

Publishing News

Oakland, Yungen in BC, Canada Conference

The Other Side of the River - Gone to Second Printing


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Emerging Church Confusion - What Does it Really Mean?

When it comes to the emerging church, Christian leaders seem to lack understanding and discernment. Some books and several articles have now been written about the emerging church, and interestingly, nearly all of them lack the most important element -the emerging church (which incorporates the teachings of the Emergent leaders: McLaren, Pagitt, Kimball, etc.) is a conduit for mysticism and is heading right into the arms of Catholicism and eventually a universal interfaith church.

Many feel that the real problems with the emerging church are centered around methodology (e.g., how much lighting to have, where to hold church services, and what to wear while attending them, etc.) Such distraction from the true concerns is like telling a neighbor that his dog is tearing up the garden when his house is burning down and his children are inside.

The emerging church is fundamentally mystical as can easily be seen by the leaders who feed the emerging movement a steady diet of contemplative spirituality. Leonard Sweet, one of the emerging church movement's most prolific leaders explains the role of mysticism in the emerging church:

Mysticism, once cast to the sidelines of the Christian tradition, is now situated in postmodernist culture near the center.... In the words of one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century, Jesuit philosopher of religion/dogmatist Karl Rahner, "The Christian of tomorrow will be a mystic, one who has experienced something, or he will be nothing." [Mysticism] is metaphysics arrived at through mind body experiences. Mysticism begins in experience; it ends in theology. (p. 160, ATOD)

Another influential emerging church leader is Spencer Burke, director of The Ooze. He explains his views on mysticism as well:

I was struck by the incredible wisdom that could be found apart from the "approved" evangelical reading list. A Trappist monk, [Thomas] Merton gave me a new appreciation for the meaning of community. His New Man and New Seeds of Contemplation touched my heart in ways other religious books had not. Not long afterward my thinking was stretched again, this time by Thich Nhat Hanh--a Buddhist monk ... Hanh's Living Buddha, Living Christ gave me insight into Jesus from an Eastern perspective. (p. 157. ATOD)

While many try to minimize the seriousness of the emerging church movement, we hope you can see where this is all going. Some say that Emergent has some problems, but emerging church is ok for the most part. But here is how it works. Emerging spirituality (which ultimately proclaims the divinity of man) has been around since the Garden of Eden when the serpent said to Eve, ye shall be as gods, and later when Lucifer said, I will be like the most High God. Emergent came on the scene when some business men (i.e., Leadership Network) launched Brian McLaren, Dan Kimball, and some others and capsulated emerging spirituality within the confines of these young leaders. Leadership Network teamed up with business guru Peter Drucker and a successful publishing house, and wham, a formula for success - the Emergent movement was birthed. These new young leaders (then called the Young Leaders Network) in turn produced books, seminars, websites, blogs, and "conversations" that bore the fruit of the current emerging church movement. And because the true premise of this movement is grounded in mysticism and Ancient Wisdom, many are grasping hold of something that has been here all along. Emergent or emerging, whatever term you want to use ... it's heading in the same direction, and that is away from the Cross.

Some may say, "But there are positive attributes to the emerging church movement." Yet would you drink a glass of mountain spring water if it had only a drop or two of cyanide? Not if you didn't want to get very, very sick.

Jesus Christ made it clear in Scripture that we are to cling to truth. HE is truth, and He is the only way to salvation. Divination (doing a ritual or performing some method in order to gain some information or "hear God"), which is the same premise as contemplative mysticism, is forbidden by God in the Bible. Salvation, and a relationship with Jesus Christ, is free. He already paid the price for us with His blood. When we accept His gift, we will have eternal life. If we reject it, we will not. And that is something to think about.

Foursquare Church Says Yes to the Contemplative/Emerging Paradigm Shift

The Foursquare Church will be presenting a conference this December that leaves little room for doubt that the denomination is saying yes to contemplative and emerging spiritualities. The NextGen Summit 07, taking place in Anaheim, California on December 29-31, will feature speakers who are evangelists for the contemplative/emerging paradigm shift. Some of these include Rick Warren, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz), Jack Hayford, and Shaine Claiborne.

The conference is geared toward young people, and organizers say they hope it "encourages youth to focus on their relationship with Jesus Christ so that they are not: Slaves to sin; Orphans from God; Living in spiritual poverty." 1 However, it is unfortunate that the young people attending are going to be exposed to belief systems that will possibly lead them into spiritual deception rather than spiritual nourishment, and the Jesus being presented may not be the biblical Jesus Christ at all. While the conference is marketed as a way to "help embrace orphans, stop human trafficking and fight poverty," the ecumenical, interspiritual, and mystical means of doing this is a compromise of truth to the highest degree.

Tim Olson, one of the pastors involved with the conference, explains that he took his high school senior group through Shaine Claiborne's book, The Irresistible Revolution (spent the entire year on the book). Claiborne is part of a movement called "The New Monastics" 2 and the Schools for Conversion, both of which are conduits for mysticism and interspirituality. 3 An exchange between Claiborne and Tony Campolo helps illustrate the nature behind this monastic vision of which Campolo says:

I think there are Muslim brothers and sisters who are willing to say, "You live up to the truth as you understand it. I will live up to the truth as I understand it, and we will leave it up to God on judgment day

The interview between the two also reveals the mystical nature and its importance in the new monasticism:

All of a sudden in the hour of suffering there is a commonality. And that's where we meet. It's in mystical spirituality and in communal mutuality that's where we come together....

Perhaps one of the best things we can do is stop talking with our mouths and cross the chasm between us with our lives. Maybe we will even find a mystical union of the Spirit ....

In a mystical relationship with God, there is a coming together of people where theology is left behind and in this spirituality they found a commonality....

In other words if we are looking for common ground, can we find it in mystical spirituality, even if we cannot theologically agree, Can we pray together in such a way that we connect with a God that transcends our theological differences?

This "common ground" among all peoples and beliefs is the heart and soul of the emerging church and the contemplative prayer movement. It is also the heart and soul of Satan, who wishes to eradicate the gap between good and evil and thus be considered equal to God where he can say "I will be like the Most High [God]" (Isaiah 14). Roger Oakland addresses this:

The serpent's temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden, that we can be like God, remains with mankind to this very day. Satan's plan is to lessen or eliminate (he hopes) the gap between himself and God. The following explanation puts it well:

It is important to understand that Satan is not simply trying to draw people to the dark side of a good versus evil conflict. Actually, he is trying to eradicate the gap between himself and God, between good and evil, altogether. When we understand this approach it helps us see why Thomas Merton said everyone is already united with God or why Jack Canfield said he felt God flowing through all things. All means all--nothing left out. Such reasoning implies that God has given His glory to all of creation; since Satan is part of creation, then he too shares in this glory, and thus is "like the Most High."

When those in the emerging church try to persuade people that we need to bridge the gap between Christians (or Christ-followers as they put it) and non-Christians, they aren't really talking about reaching out to the unsaved in order to share the Gospel with them. They are talking about coming to a consensus, a common ground. Leonard Sweet explains:

The key to navigating postmodernity's choppy, crazy waters is not to seek some balance or "safe middle ground," but to ride the waves and bridge the opposites, especially where they converge in reconciliation and illumination.

It takes a little thinking to figure out what Sweet is saying by this statement, but when he talks about bridging the opposites, he's referring to a chasm that exists between good and evil. This tension between the two is called dualism, and at the heart of occultism is the effort to eradicate it. If that gap could truly be closed, then Satan and God would be equal. The Bible clearly states this will never happen, but it also says that it is Satan's desire (Isaiah 14)...

This misguided effort to unite all things, to give people the option of maintaining their own religious practices, suggesting they do not have to call themselves Christians is a slippery slope and an undoing of the Christian faith.

Samir Selmanovic was raised in a European Muslim home, then served as a Seventh Day Adventist pastor in the US. Today, he helps to develop the emerging church through his role in the Coordinating Group at Emergent Village and his leadership in Re-church Network. Selmanovic has some interesting and alarming views on Christianity. He states:

The emerging church movement has come to believe that the ultimate context of the spiritual aspirations of a follower of Jesus Christ is not Christianity but rather the kingdom of God.... to believe that God is limited to it [Christianity] would be an attempt to manage God. If one holds that Christ is confined to Christianity, one has chosen a god that is not sovereign. Soren Kierkegaard argued that the moment one decides to become a Christian, one is liable to idolatry.

On Selmanovic's website, Faith House project, he presents an interfaith vision that will " seek to bring progressive Jews, Christians, Muslims, and spiritual seekers of no faith to become an interfaith community for the good of the world. We have one world and one God."

While Selmanovic says he includes Christians in this interspiritual dream for the world, he makes it clear that while they might be included, they are in no way beholders of an exclusive truth. He states:

Is our religion [Christianity] the only one that understands the true meaning of life? Or does God place his truth in others too? Well, God decides, and not us. The gospel is not our gospel, but the gospel of the kingdom of God, and what belongs to the kingdom of God cannot be hijacked by Christianity.

While it is true that God is the One who decides where He is going to place truth, He has already made that decision. And the answer to that is found in the Bible. When Selmanovic asks if Christianity is the only religion that understands the true meaning of life, the answer is yes. How can a Buddhist or a Hindu or a Muslim fully understand truth when their religions omit a Savior who died for their sins?

Though world religions may share some moral precepts (don't lie, steal, etc), the core essence (redemption) of Christianity is radically different from all of them. Interspirituality may sound noble on the surface, but in actuality, Selmanovic and the other emerging church leaders are facilitating occultist Alice Bailey's rejuvenation of the churches. In her rejuvenation, everyone remains diverse (staying in their own religion), yet united in perspective, with no one religion claiming a unique corner on the truth. In other words all religions lead to the same destination and emanate from the same source. And of course, Bailey believed that a "coming one" whom she called Christ would appear on the scene in order to lead united humanity into an era of global peace. However, you can be sure that if such a scenario were to take place as Bailey predicted, there would be no room for those who cling to biblical truth.

As is the case with so many emergent leaders, Selmanovic's confusing language dances obscurely around his theology, whether he realizes it or not. Sadly, for those who are lost and who are trying to find the way, the emerging church movement offers confusion in place of clarity. It blurs if not obliterates the walls of distinction between good and evil, truth and falsehood, leaving people to stumble along a broken path, hoping to find light. In sharp contrast, Jesus commanded believers to stand out as beacon lights in this dark world, bearing the Word of God to a lost and dying generation. (for citations, see Faith Undone, pp. 185-188)

Critics of conferences like the NextGen Summit are often labeled as hateful and divisive people who don't care about the poor and suffering. But that is because most people do not understand the warnings in the Bible about a great deception in which Satan will deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9). This deception will convince the world that rather than needing a Savior to atone for their sins and rather than calling Jesus Christ the one and only Lord, every human has divinity within, and true atonement isn't a Savior dying in our place but is rather a coming together of humanity in oneness to help the poor and suffering and to rid the world of war and pollution.

It is important to note that many of the speakers at the NextGen Summit promote contemplative (i.e., mysticism). Erwin McManus says that mysticism is the core of his own spirituality. Rick Warren has been steadily promoting both contemplative and emerging for years (see A Time of Departing); Jack Hayford is a proponent of Richard Foster's work, and incidentally the Foursquare denomination has become increasingly influenced and infiltrated by contemplative spirituality. Mysticism is at the center of this emerging vision and new monasticism for the world. Why is that? Occultists and New Agers believe that mysticism is the commonality between all world religions. And they say it is in the mystical realm where all is one, and all is God.

The message that young people today need most of all is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that He can become Lord of their lives, and they can then know real truth that will set them free, fill them with the love of God, and give them eternal life - a message they can share with the poor and the needy.

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71-Year-Old Woman Arrested at Church

By Jan Bellamy and Robin Boyle
Hillsdale Daily News

An Allen woman is protesting her arrest Sunday for trespassing at Allen Baptist Church.

While the elderly woman is arguing the arrest violates her First Amendment rights, local authorities describe the incident as simple trespassing.

The saga began over the winter when Karolyn Caskey said she received a letter in February, indicating the congregation no longer wanted her to be a member.

Speaking from her home Monday, Caskey said, "I've been a member of that church since 1959."

She was in Florida for the winter when she received the letter.

When she returned to Allen, she went to the church, located on M-49, just south of U.S. 12, to worship.

"Do you have to be a member just to go to church?" Caskey said she asked several church members as she was being handcuffed by a Hillsdale County Sheriff's deputy Sunday morning.
Click here to read the rest of this story. Courtesy of Media Spotlight, Fall 2007 newsletter.


Northern Ireland Ministry Concerned Over Erwin McManus' Visit in November

from Take Heed Ministries
Northern Ireland

Keeping up the flow of scripture-destroying 'preachers' lined up to visit Northern Ireland during 2007, the following link gives details of a return visit to Belfast by Erwin McManus, this time at the Odyssey Arena [cost 30.00 pounds] and this time under the auspices of 'Evangelical Ministries.'

Last year he was a guest speaker at the CFC [Christian Fellowship Church] in Belfast and in advance of that visit I posted a warning on our website and this link will take you to that warning article -

Click here to read more of this alert from Take Heed Ministries.


Plans Changed for Bob Coy (Calvary Chapel FL) and Exponential Conference ... Sort of

On September 16th, Lighthouse Trails issued a report titled "Bob Coy Joins Contemplative Promoters Rick Warren and John Ortberg for Conference." On October 12th in a telephone conversation, personnel at the Crown Financial Ministries office (the major sponsor for the event) said that originally Bob Coy was scheduled to be physically present at the conference, but plans had changed for undisclosed reasons and while he would still be participating in the event, he would be addressing the audience through a videotaped session instead.

Coy's church, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, has been carrying and selling books by several contemplatives and/or emergents (see examples below), including material by Rick Warren. This has resulted in people contacting Lighthouse Trails with concerns and confusion because of Calvary Chapel's statements last year (see recall notice and position paper) that denounced both Purpose Driven and the emerging church. Since then, Calvary Chapel's founding pastor, Chuck Smith has spoken on the pulpit and on the radio on several occasions against both contemplative spirituality and the emerging church.

Even still, according to many Calvary Chapel attendees in various CC churches who have contacted Lighthouse Trails, some CC pastors are continuing to promote Purpose Driven, the emerging church, and contemplative spirituality. While the individual CC churches are self-governed without major interception from Chuck Smith, Smith requested that any CC church going in the emerging church direction or promoting it change their name and not be affiliated with the movement.

With regard to Bob Coy's church, Lighthouse Trails contacted Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale and spoke with the bookstore manager about the books they were carrying and why they were causing concern. Lighthouse Trails then sent complimentary copies of Faith Undone and A Time of Departing to the bookstore manager to help explain contemplative and emerging.

While there are CC pastors who continue to promote Purpose Driven, emerging and contemplative, numerous Calvary Chapel pastors are not. Many have contacted Lighthouse Trails in the last month since Roger Oakland's book exposing Purpose Driven, contemplative spirituality, and the emerging church (Faith Undone) was released. These pastors have requested multiple copies of the book and said the book is important and vital. They are distributing it throughout their congregations. The book shows clearly Rick Warren's involvement and promotion of the emerging church, as well as the ecumenical/interspiritual nature of the movement.

Calvary Chapel is not the only Christian organization that is experiencing conflict because of efforts to ignite a mystical, ecumenical spirituality within. In fact, most Christian denominations and organizations are now influenced to varying degrees by contemplative spirituality even though some leaders in the organizations may not want that. A case in point is the Nazarene Church of America. Four years ago, General Superintendent Dr. Jim Diehl contacted Lighthouse Trails and said he agreed with what was written in A Time of Departing and encouraged us to continue with our work. However, during the last few years, contemplative has raced into Nazarene churches, seminaries, and universities at an alarming speed.

Chuck Smith was one of the first Christian leaders of a major Christian organization/movement to speak up publicly against these mystical-promoting belief systems (i.e., Purpose Driven, emerging, contemplative). It is the hope that others will follow suit and in so doing preserve the precious Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the only way of salvation.

Below is a copy of our 9/16/07 report addressing the Exponential 2007 event:
On November 13th and 14th at Saddleback Church in California Bob Coy, pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale will join Rick Warren and John Ortberg for the Exponential 07 conference. Both Warren and Ortberg are strong proponents of contemplative spirituality, and attendees should use caution and discernment.

While staff at Coy's Florida church have told Lighthouse Trails on various occasions that they do not promote contemplative spirituality or the emerging church, the walk-in bookstore at the church has been selling books by contemplative and/or emergent leaders and authors such as Rob Bell, David Crowder, and Liz Babbs.

Crowder, author of a contemplative promoting book called Praise Habit, also performed at the Fort Lauderdale church this past February.

interview with Liz Babbs reveals her proclivities for eastern-style meditation.

Rob Bell's mystical affinities can be seen in his book Velvet Elvis for one, where he tells readers (often teens) to spend three months studying a book by New Ager and Buddhist sympathizer Ken Wilber (see Faith Undone for more information on Rob Bell's beliefs).

The Exponential 07 event describes itself in the following way:

Learn new and practical ways these diverse and dynamic leaders have shifted their congregations from just tipping God to experiencing the joy of giving.

Unfortunately, the experiences Rick Warren and John Ortberg offer followers could include the contemplative experience. Ortberg co-authored the Willow Creek Spiritual Formation curriculum with Ruth Haley Barton of the Tranforming Center, a place where Christian leaders are taught the dynamics of contemplative prayer. In Ortberg's book, God is Closer Than You Think, Ortberg quotes favorably from contemplatives such as Anne Lamott, Annie Dillard, Gary Thomas (Sacred Pathways), Brother Lawrence (who danced violently like a mad man when he practiced contemplative), interspiritualists Tilden Edwards (Shalem Institute), Thomas Kelly (believed a Divine Center was in all people), Jean Pierre de Caussade, Frederick Buechner, Meister Eckhart as well as Dallas Willard and Thomas Merton.

One of the other speakers at the Exponential 07 is Allen Hunt, senior pastor at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, where the Walk to Emmaus is hosted.1 The Walk to Emmaus is a meditative experience/lesson created by Upper Room Ministries, a pro-contemplative/mystical organization that encourages all types of eastern-style meditation. According to the Walk to Emmaus website, it is "an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949." 2 A women's group at Mt. Pisgah is focusing on contemplative prayer proponent Larry Crabb. In Crabb's book, The Papa Prayer he talks about the benefits of centering prayer.3

A "Sneak Preview" promotional video clip of the Exponential 07 conference states: "The principles taught here are fantastic, right out of the Word of God." But in view of the speakers this year, the principles taught may be more dangerous than "fantastic" and may offer something contrary to the Word of God. It may be best for Bible believing Christians to steer clear of the Exponential 07 conference at Saddleback Church this year. And we pray that those who do attend will not be exposed or introduced to the dangerous teachings of contemplative spirituality.

Related Stories:
Is Rick Warren Promoting Contemplative Prayer?

Will the Next Billy Graham Be a Mystic?


Leith Anderson  Welcomes U.N. Secretary-General to Address NEA

ARLINGTON, Va. - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the common social concerns of the United Nations and the evangelical community as he informed leaders Thursday of the progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon addresses a group of evangelical leaders as part of the Global Leaders Forum in Arlington, Virginia on Oct. 11, 2007....

Ban was the first U.N. secretary general to speak at a National Association of Evangelicals summit.

Yet NAE's president,
Leith Anderson [Sr. Pastor Wooddale Church] was quick to emphasize that the focus of the two-day gathering, which ends Friday, is not on the high-profile U.N. speaker but rather on the teaching of the Gospel.

"We are not here for the secretary-general," stated Anderson ahead of the dinner speech. "We are here for the people who are poor, hurting and marginalize. He (Ban) is here to give us insight so we can help those people." Click here to read the rest of this news story.

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Does President Bush Believe in Universalism?

by Berit Kjos


"I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I believe." President George W. Bush

"Americans of many faiths and traditions share a common belief that God hears the prayers of His children and shows grace to those who seek Him. ... There is a power in these prayers [to various gods].... I ask the citizens of our Nation to give thanks, each according to his or her own faith, for the freedoms and blessings we have received and for God's continued guidance, comfort, and protection." President George W. Bush

Does our president really believe what he says he believes, or is he just trying to please his audience at the moment? What else could cause his changing views?

During a recent interview with Charles Gibson (ABC News), Bush expressed his belief that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "I think we do," he said. "We have different routes of getting to the Almighty.'"

Keep in mind, George W. Bush is neither a new nor a naive Christian. Throughout his presidency, he has assured us that he reads the Bible and believes in the Biblical Jesus. Various pastors have counseled and encouraged him through the years. Yet, he seems to have forgotten -- unless He never really believed -- that Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

God makes it very clear in His Word that there is no other way to His Kingdom. While Jesus acknowledged that people will choose other routes, those shortcuts won't lead to His peace and victory.
Click here to read this entire article.


Barack Obama: [W]e can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.

From CNN

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (CNN) -  After speaking to an evangelical church on Sunday in this traditionally conservative South Carolina city, Sen. Barack Obama said that Republicans no longer have a firm grip on religion in political discourse.

"I think its important particularly for those of us in the Democratic Party to not cede values and faith to any one party," Obama told reporters outside the Redemption World Outreach Center where he attended services.

"I think that what you're seeing is a breaking down of the sharp divisions that existed maybe during the nineties, when at least in politics the perception was that the Democrats were fearful of talking about faith, and on the other hand you had the Republicans who had a particular brand of faith that often times seemed intolerant or pushed people away," he said.

Obama noted that he was pleased leaders in the evangelical community like T.D. Jakes and Rick Warren were beginning to discuss social justice issues like AIDS and poverty in ways evangelicals were not doing before.
Click here to read this entire news story.

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Publishing News  - FAITH UNDONE 2nd Printing

Faith Undone, our newest release, is now available in its second printing.  We believe this hard-hitting, well-documented book is in such demand because believers want to learn the truth about the emerging church that incorporates mysticism, Purpose Driven, global ecumenism, and more.

If you haven't read Faith Undone, we encourage you to do so. One of the reasons the book is selling so fast is because many people and many churches are buying multiple copies to give to others. We strive at Lighthouse Trails to keep our book prices low, as well as offer large discounts for quantity orders, so that our books can be available to all who wish to read them.


Lighthouse Trails Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Faith Undone by Roger Oakland. 


Is the emerging church movement just another passing fad, a more contemporary approach to church, or a bunch of disillusioned young people looking for answers? In fact, it is actually much broader and is influencing Christianity to a significant degree. Grounded in a centuries-old mystical approach, this movement is powerful, yet highly deceptive, and it draws its energy from practices and experiences that are foreign to traditional evangelical Christianity. The path that the emerging church is taking is leading to an interfaith perspective that has prophetically profound ramifications.

Discusses the following:

1. Ancient rituals and practices brought back to life

2.The Eucharistic Evangelization

3.The emerging road to Rome

4.Contemplative spirituality and mysticism

5.The emerging church's view of Hell and the Atonement

6.How the emerging church considers biblical prophecy and the future of planet Earth

7.The key catalysts of the emergent church

8.Purpose Driven ecumenism: Part of the emerging church's new reformation

9.How emerging spirituality is altering missions and evangelism

10.Understanding the emerging church in light of Bible prophecy

Retail price: $12.95

262 Pages

ISBN: 978-0-9791315-1-6

Click here for more information and a chapter by chapter synopsis of Faith Undone.



2. Toll Free Order Line: 866/876-3910

Quantity Discounts: 40% off retail for orders of 10 or more copies, 50% off for international orders of 10 or more copies

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This book will also be available to order from most bookstores (online and walk-in) by mid-August. If your local bookstore isn't carrying Faith Undone, you can ask them to order it  for you.




Lighthouse Trails Publishing's 2nd spring release, For Many Shall Come in My Name by Ray Yungen is now here.

For more information on this book, click here.


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For information on our 1st 2007 spring release, The Other Side of the River, click here. 



Lighthouse Trails Publishing now has sample chapters available online for most of the books we publish. We believe you will find each of these books to be well-written, carefully documented, and worthwhile. Click here to read some of the chapters.

Note: Lighthouse Trails is a Christian publishing company. While we hope you will read the books we have published, we also provide extensive research, documentation, and news on our Research site, blog, and newsletter. We pray that the books as well as the online research will be a blessing to the body of Christ and a witness to those who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.


Oakland, Yungen in BC, Canada Conference

Discerning the Times Conference

With Roger Oakland and Ray Yungen


November 9-11, 2007

2244 Willoughby Way

Langley, BC, Canada

Roger's topics are:

1. The Emerging Church - Road to Rome

2. The Emerging Church - Road to Babylon

3. Proclaiming the Gospel in the Midst of Last Days Apostasy


Ray's topics are:

1. New Age Spirituality

2. New Age Spirituality in the Church

3. Mysticism in the Church


The Other Side of the River - Gone to Second Printing

The Other Side of the River by Alaskan Kevin Reeves has gone to a second printing. The new shipment will be arriving on October 17th, ready to ship. This Spring 2007 release chronicles the 12 years that Reeves was part of the River movement.

  When mystical experiences and strange doctrines overtake his church, one man risks all to find the truth ... a true story.

Read more about this important book.

Some of the topics this book addresses:

Word Faith movement
Holy Laughter
"Slain" in the Spirit practice
Emphasis on humanity of Jesus over Deity
Gifts & Calling for the unbeliever?
Experience versus Scripture
Repetitive chanting & singing
Paradigm shift
Understanding true worship


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