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PBS' Religion & Ethics Weekly Shows the Emerging Church in Action

Willing to be Lost and Searching Rather Than Accept the Gospel According to Jesus Christ

July 8th, 2005 - PBS' Religion & Ethics Weekly has just released a news story on the emerging church movement.

The story shows how far this movement's leaders are willing to go to bring a whole generation into their emergence. These leaders are compromising the gospel and keeping thousands of young people from hearing the true message of salvation.

The underlying foundation of the emerging church is New Age mysticism. With labyrinths, yoga, chanting and meditating, the emerging church is helping to unite all the world's religious traditions.

The three emerging church leaders featured in the PBS story, Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, and Tony Jones, speak of a new Christianity:

Doug Pagitt - "When people discover we are a church with a yoga class ... they sometimes assume that we're simply out to appeal to the cultural creatives and the neo-hippies." (p. 53, Reimagining Spiritual Formation)

Brian McLaren: Endorsing the back cover of Alan Jones' book, Reimagining Christianity, which says the doctrine of the Cross is a vile doctrine.

Tony Jones, author of Soul Shaper:"The first time I introduced this, the kids came in, and I had a candle going and a little incense burning and some Gregorian chant music on the CD player."

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