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Brian Houston  - Hillsong

Hillsong: Houston IS The Problem

Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen fills us in on what the problem is.  Hint: Brian Houston and the false prosperity gospel coming from Hillsong.  Bud offers many examples of why churches should reconsider using this popular group’s music during worship. Words matter, as you will see: Brian Houston’s autobiographical fodder entitled Live Love Lead, published […]

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Steven Furtick

Why won’t Steven Furtick answer tough questions about his ministry?

Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service wonders why the prophet-pastor of the multi-site Elevation Church is so secretive.  I mean, aren’t pastors supposed to be transparent?  Well, yes. But according to Merritt, Pastor Steven won’t answer tough questions, especially about his lavish lifestyle.  If you haven’t heard of Steven Furtick, he’s one of the high-profile pastors that the […]

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Kari Jobe

Popular Charismatic Worship Artist, Kari Jobe, Teaching Dangerous Theology

After reading Jeff Maples’ blogpost over at Pulpit & Pen you will wonder why Kari Jobe was invited to lead worship for Women of Faith, an event that draws thousands of women. When you read the lyrics to some of Jobe’s songs, you’ll realize that the words are blasphemous….and you’ll want to repent if you ever uttered those […]

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Margaret Feinberg

Margaret Feinberg’s Organic God

Who is Margaret Feinberg?  Charisma magazine claims she’s one of the 30 voices who will lead the Church in the next decade.  According to Wikipedia, Feinberg has written over two dozen books and Bible studies including the critically acclaimed “The Organic God.”  The liberal media promotes Feinberg and her books: CNN, MSNBC, Chicago Tribune, L.A.Times, Washington Post, […]

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John and Lisa Bevere

Bevere & Vallotton: Two Feminists Intertwined

Bud Ahlheim exposes Bethel Church’s “Senior Associate Leader” Kris Vallotton’s “diabolical teaching.” So why would best-selling author, speaker and co-founder of Messenger International, Lisa Bevere, “blog-swap” with an uber wolf?  For those who are unfamiliar with Lisa Bevere, her teaching is worrisome to say the least.  Listen to Erin Benziger express some of her concerns: […]

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Church entertainment

Extrabiblical Movements

Writing for Grace to You, Cameron Buettel and Jeremiah Johnson examine the pervasiveness of pragmatism in the visible Church.  Because of the pragmatic approach to “doing church” we now have “seeker-sensitive gurus…devoted to developing the latest and greatest formula for selling the gospel. Every aspect of the church experience, from the style of music and […]

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Evangelicals

Evangelicals Divided, A Movement Fractured, Part 1

By Marsha West Evangelicalism as a movement is rushing headlong toward theological ambiguity, which is another way of saying apostasy. ~ Michael Horton  The failure of modern evangelicalism is the failure to understand the holiness of God. ~ R.C. Sproul  At one time the word evangelical was used to differentiate Protestantism from Roman Catholicism and […]

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Women in Combat

In this hard-hitting piece Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley urges Christian men to “gird up, gear up, and stand up.”  Why?  “Because some women in combat are wounded, battle fatigued, and in need of some R&R.”  She writes: Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of talk about the possibility […]

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