In a piece we posted by Pam Frost titled The Interface of Medieval Mysticism and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation we wrote in the intro: What is the goal of mysticism? According to [Pam] Frost, “the goal is ‘to alter one’s perception of reality, redefining the self, the world, and the Divine according to mystical intuitions of Universal […]
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A subtle and dangerous shift in Christianity
Back in 2010 when I wrote this article my aim was to inform professing Christians, who had convinced themselves that it’s okay to practice “Christian yoga,” that it is not okay at all. At that point yoga, which has it’s roots in Hinduism, had taken the Christian community by storm. As you will see in […]
The Interface of Medieval Mysticism and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Pam Frost informs us of the influence Eastern mysticism has had on the modern Church, thanks largely to high-profile Protestant’s affinity for the teaching of Roman Catholic mystic monks such as Thomas Merton, Basil Pennington, William Menninger and Thomas Keating. The Desert Fathers, as they are called, embraced the beliefs of Neoplatonism (Frost explains this […]
IHOP – Feeding the Undiscerning
Doug Evans of Asleep No More delves into IHOP-KC guru Mike Bickle’s background. Evans uncovers solid evidence that Bickle’s teaching on prayer is highly unbiblical yet, unbelievably, the man heads up a noted “Christian” prayer ministry. What are young people who flock to IHOP exposed to? Contemplative prayer. Allow me to explain. CP is a prayer […]
New Age Leader Deepak Chopra Asks: “Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World?
By Ray Yungen and the Editors at Lighthouse Trails In an article released in January 2016 written by New Age leader Deepak Chopra titled,“Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World?,” Chopra states, Pope Francis I is poised to be more than a very popular pontiff . . . He could rise to […]
Christian meditation: what’s biblical and what’s not
By Marsha West In Joshua 1:8 God said: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” So, what exactly did God have in mind when He told […]
Mindfulness! Heard of It? What does it mean, and where is it showing up in Christian circles?
For those who have never heard of “mindfulness,” it is a Buddhist meditation practice that’s emphasized in Zen Buddhism. Many professing Christians are involved in this pagan practice and shouldn’t be. The following is from Lighthouse Trails. According to researcher and author Ray Yungen: In recent years, a type of meditation known as mindfulness has made […]