By Marsha West Some professing Christians become infuriated when a “watchblogger” has the chutzpah to report on a false teacher by name, as if naming names is unbiblical. High-profile leaders and bloggers who mention heretics by name are often accused of demonizing or judging them. For example, when I expose Rick Warren’s latest effort to […]
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Christendom’s premiere Emergent organization, Catalyst, is urging women to “exchange whispers with God” on its new Catalyst smartphone app, via featured teacher Lysa Terkeurst: Who is Lysa? She is someone we’ve warned about, and you should mark and avoid. (see, “Leaving Lysa: Why You Shouldn’t Be Following Lysa TerKeurst or Proverbs 31 Ministries”.) The idea […]
This is a question many of us struggle with as we look at what has happened in the church growth movement over the years: Ginormous, supersized conglomerates with tens of thousands packed into stadium seating to watch a show on a jumbo tron. Multi-site campuses where the only “live” element is the rock band, smoke […]
As NBC prepares to launch a new miniseries, “A.D.”, churches are being marketed to. Hard. It’ll be an easy sell for many, as this series is very entertaining and visually beautiful. “Millions will be watching, including people in Your Church,” advertises uber-popular Outreach.com, urging pastors to “plan a 12 week series starting Easter Sunday, April […]
Joel Osteen? T.D. Jakes??? This is quite a Facebook Post from Pastor Rick Warren. Here he tells is fans which senior pastors — the top 100 in fact – that he recommends his fans follow on Twitter. Of course if you click that link you’ll get the idea that he has taken down that post. […]
Emergent Church…aka Emerging and sometimes Emergence Religious leadership must end its intellectual and imaginative failure to think through what it is doing in the light of the new emerging cosmology, which is hospitable to spirit-matter theories and mindbody experiences. ~ Leonard Sweet The Emergent/Emerging Church movement is heading towards a crash collision with the New […]