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Jesus Calling

10 Serious Problems with Jesus Calling

Popular blogger and pastor Tim Challies has once again addressed Jesus Calling, the blockbuster book that contains “devotions for every day of the year.” Author Sarah Young claims direct divine revelations. Tim wrote a review (here) in 2011 and now lays out 10 significant problems with the hugely popular devotional. Following are the problems: Sarah Young’s […]

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Mysticism

Christians Mystically Encountering God

By Marsha West For a couple of decades there has been a big push by numerous evangelical leaders to incorporate pagan practices into the visible Church.  These unbiblical practices have their origins in Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, likewise the New Age movement.  Roman Catholic Trappist Monks fully embraced Eastern religion’s pagan practices.  […]

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Saint Catherine of Sienna praying

War Room’s Priscilla Shirer’s Contemplative History, and Why It Matters

John Lanagan of My Word Like Fire has written another installment of his War Room series. His concern is that Priscilla Shirer’s movie fans will purchase her pre-War Room products and be exposed to her contemplative leanings. For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with influences from the east, And they are soothsayers […]

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Meditation

“Mindfulness” meditation fad popular with celebrities including Emma Watson can make you dream up false memories

This piece over at the Daily Mail explains how Buddhist mediation, which is what mindfulness is, can play tricks on your mind. So it seems emptying one’s mind is not all it’s cracked up to be.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this practice, Marcia Montenegrro has written a piece on it that […]

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War Room’s Priscilla Shirer “will become the main character” in the Bible stories she’s reading?

John Lanagan of My Word Like Fire expresses his concern over the actress the Kendrick brothers cast in their new film: I saw the movie, War Room, and liked it very much. Priscilla Shirer is an incredible actress, and the director made wise use of her facial expressions to tell much of the story. Shirer is far more than […]

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