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Remembering the enticing appeal of Richard Foster and Beth Moore’s Be Still film

Lighthouse Trails does not want us to forget how certain esteemed Christian leaders introduced the evangelical community to contemplative prayer (CP), also referred to as centering prayer, breath prayer, meditation and listening prayer.  Why is this important to remember?  For the reason that CP is steeped in Roman Catholic mysticism and is highly unbiblical. Yet Christian celebs […]

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Book Review: Priscilla Shirer’s “Fervent”

Priscilla Shirer is an actor, author, speaker, and Bible teacher.  As such she has influenced many professing Christians, mostly women. Following her appearance in the hit film War Room, much has been written about her.  Some bloggers expressed their concerns about her teaching, and rightly so as some of what she teaches is unbiblical. John Lanagan […]

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Wisconsin Church Event: “Raising a Jedi: Spiritual Formation and the Force”

The church advertisement quotes John 1:5, with the tagline, “Faith & The Force: A Light Shines in the Darkness.” That verse is supposed to be about Jesus. But here we see a church using it to describe a mystical power from the Star Wars blockbuster franchise. But is this “Force” in the Star Wars films […]

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“I’m a Christ Follower, Not A Christian” gong still rings

The old “I’m a Christ Follower, Not A Christian” gong seems to be ringing once again. Thanks to the Spiritual Formation movement, Christian or Christ-follower is a distinction that is being made more and more today, and it claims to make a clear divide between those who truly follow Jesus and those the well-meaning Christ […]

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