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Wolves in sheep's clothing

Rick Warren: Forget Sola Scriptura, But There is “Plus Scriptura”

Bud Ahlheim of Pulpit & Pen examines the teaching of Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback megachurch which is one of the largest churches in the U.S.  He quotes Tim Challies as saying the following about the man who has been dubbed the “Purpose Driven Pope”: One need only read Warren’s books or listen to a few […]

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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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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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Context

An Analysis of Celebrate Recovery Addictions Program

Eric Davis of The Cripplegate analyzes the popular packaged addiction program, Celebrate Recovery (CR) that many churches have adopted.  The program, created by John Baker and Rick Warren, is supposedly based on biblical principles. In his review, Davis informs us that “CR is founded on eight principles taken from the Beatitudes and has similarities to the […]

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Pope Francis’ Inter-Religious Video Prayer Request For World Peace and Justice

News Alert from Understand the Times  In first prayer video, Pope stresses interfaith unity: ‘We are all children of God’ Article: Ecumenical movement – Other Religions Uniting With Roman Catholics The Pope’s first-ever video message on his monthly prayer intentions was released Tuesday,Watch Video on You Tube [see below] highlighting the importance of interreligious dialogue […]

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