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Who has bewitched you?

Calvary Chapel, Bill Hybels, and Jesuit Mysticism

Roger Oakland of Understand the Times International says that Calvary Chapel has a new found connection with Bill Hybels, one of the architects of the seeker-sensitive movement.  Oakland wonders how big of an impact this union will have.  There’s a program Willow Creek implemented by Bill Hybels’ son-in-law Aaron Niequist called The Practice that Oakland sees as “the epitome […]

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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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Megachurch

Andy Stanley, Megachurches, and the Bullying of Christ’s Bride

  Nate Pickowicz is the pastor/planter of Harvest Bible Church in New Hampshire and blogs for Entreating Favor.  A number of years ago, my wife and I were members of a large New England church; a “megachurch.” Now, it’s very important that I differentiate between a “large” church and a “megachurch” as it’s more than simply number […]

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Circles

Don’t Pray in Circles!

Respected blogger and pastor Tim Challies wrote this piece in 2014.  Many people are unfamiliar with Mark Batterson and his book The Circle Maker so I thought it would be a good idea to share what’s been going on in some evangelical circles because of what Batterson teaches in his book.  Tim also wrote a scathing review […]

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“Woman, just try harder!”

When I first heard the Gospel and believed, I knew I was washed clean and forgiven. But I didn’t have anyone who really understood the full and complete Gospel to disciple me. Nor did my husband. We had just come out of the Catholic system and were on our second or third seekermergent church (hey, […]

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Strange Fire

Should Type-R Charismatics Get A Free Pass?

In October 2013 Grace to You (GTY) hosted the Strange Fire conference at Grace Community Church to launch John MacArthur’s book Strange Fire.  The conference critiqued those on the fringe of the charismatic movement who flagrantly misrepresent the work of the Holy Spirit.   The conference caused quite a stir, to say the least.  But […]

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