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You Might Be Apostate If…

Bible study author, speaker and blogger Michelle Lesley identifies Christendom’s most nefarious false teachers — and she proves it by using their own words and actions against them. Now find out who Michelle thinks are some of the worst of the worst apostates… Comedian Jeff Foxworthy hit the big time several years ago with his […]

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Steven Furtick: Unqualified, Not Unworthy

Cameron Buettel of Grace to You reviews megachurch pastor Steven Furtick’s latest book that he wrote to defend his qualifications as a pastor.  However, Buettel reveals that the criterion for “overseers” detailed in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:5–9 are not mentioned in the book! As we pointed out in Why Won’t Steven Furtick Answer Tough […]

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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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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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Africa to go Purpose Driven this year?

A year ago I reported a plan by Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren to change the world, or at least a continent: Africa. He started by  inviting key pastors for what he calls an All-Africa Purpose Driven Church Leadership Conference.” It’s the next step in his global P.E.A.C.E. Plan. “Let’s take the whole gospel to the […]

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Rick Warren’s “Power of a Campaign for Revival and Spiritual Awakening”

Saddleback’s and Amurica’s pastor Rick Warren is talking revival and spiritual awakening! Can it be that he is finally preaching repentance and surrender to Christ?  Well, not exactly. We’re talking about a movement by numbers again, from his latest email blast. What does the Bible have to say about this? Rick Warren:  “If God allowed […]

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Saddleback Church raising $71 million for its largest expansion yet

Pastor Rick Warren is asking people  to donate their hard earned money to open 10 more Saddleback campuses in Southern California. Even teens are getting into the act as you will see in Orange County Register’s piece. They’re called PEACE centers and they’ll provide assistance locally with food, medical help and counseling,  Helping people is what churches do, […]

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Rick Warren’s weight-loss plan named Christian Book of the Year

The prestigious award given to Rick Warren is an indication of how little discernment the Christian community has.  To name The Daniel Plan book of the year, when the men who helped Warren write his weight-loss plan are proponents of New Age/New Thought mysticism, to include Oprah’s “favorite doctor,” Mehmet Oz, is a travesty.  Obviously Christians who purchased the book are unaware that Dr. Oz is a […]

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