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Christian, Stop Sharing Anna McCarthy’s Articles (Examining the Blog “Just a Jesus Follower”)

Here we have yet another example of a professing Christian who claims that God speaks directly to her in her mind instead of through the Bible.  According to Gabriel Hughes, the voice and creator of the video series When We Understand the Text, Anna McCarthy “seldom references his words in the Scriptures, but she will quote […]

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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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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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Resurrection of Christ

Celebrating the Atonement and Resurrection While Promoting Contemplative Prayer — A Profound Contradiction

By Lighthouse Trails In 1922, liberal pastor and theologian Harry Emerson Fosdick stated the following words in his sermon titled “Will the Fundamentalists Win?”: “It is interesting to note where the Fundamentalists are driving in their stakes to mark out the deadline of doctrine around the church, across which no one is to pass except […]

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John 8:31, 32

Will True Christians Please Stand Up?

C.H. Fisher of TruthKeepers has a challenge for professing Christians: Don’t let this be the generation that sits idly by while evil darkens every sacred truth with lies. If anyone believes that it is easy to maintain a stand against the encroaching darkness, let me offer a bit of testimony here. It is not easy at all. […]

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Yoda the force

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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Christian Gun Owners Are Heretics

In this piece over at airō, evangelist Justin Edwards pulls no punches.  He writes: Yep, gun owners are heretics according to “Formerly Fundy” Patheos blogger and Fuller Seminary doctoral candidate, Benjamin L Corey. Following the anti-Christian hate crime by the son of the devil who slaughtered nine people professing the name of Christ, Mr. Corey seized the moment […]

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