Author Archive | Amy Spreeman

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Saddleback and its Meulenberg dilemma

It’s always heartbreaking when we hear of Christian leaders being charged with sexual abuse, as in the recent arrest of Saddleback youth worker Ruben Meulenberg. He was charged with 5 felonies: Three felony counts of lewd acts on a child Two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14-year-old We urge our readers […]

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Parents: If your church is “Turning Orange…”

Has your church “turned Orange?” If your children’s ministry leaders have suddenly put your children’s discipleship in the hands of Andy Stanley’s “Orange Strategy,” you’re going to want to investigate what this program is – and more importantly what it is NOT. After publishing my article on Naomi’s Table this week, I received this letter, […]

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Leaving the NAR Church: Kelsey’s story

“I can tell you from my experience in the occult that contemplative/soaking prayer IS transcendental meditation.  People being “taken to the heavenlies/different places on earth” are experiencing astral projection.  The teachings and practices of the NAR is occultic in nature and is damaging the people who adhere to these teachings and practices.” Kelsey has been […]

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Leaving the NAR Church: Melanie’s story

“There was so much supernatural stuff happening, people claiming to be healed, gemstones appearing on the floor, feathers floating from the ceiling, pink clouds, mist and smells such as lemon floating through the air.  I wasn’t sure what was making this all happen, but it was mesmerizing.” Signs, wonders, wild experiences, all of these things […]

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