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[Huffington Post] What should Christian feminists do with their old
“purity” rings, symbols of a patriarchal theology that has harmed
countless women?

Melt them down, says progressive Christian author and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber, and create something completely new.

On Monday, Bolz-Weber issued a call on Twitter for people to send her those rings “for a massive art project.”

In certain evangelical Christian circles, the rings were given to
young girls as symbols of a pledge they made to abstain from sex until
marriage. But the rings ― and more broadly, the Christian purity culture
of the 1990s and 2000s ― also shamed young girls into disconnecting
from their bodies, Bolz-Weber argues.

With the help of artist Nancy Anderson, Bolz-Weber said she plans to melt down the rings that people send her and recast them as a “golden vagina.” She said that the project ― part of a promotion for Shameless, her upcoming book about sex and Christianity ― is about “reclamation” of women’s bodies.

“This thing about women that the church has tried to hide and control
and that is a canvas on which other people can write their own
righteousness ― it’s actually ours,” Bolz-Weber told HuffPost. “This
part of me is mine and I get to determine what is good for it and if
it’s beautiful and how I use it in the world.”

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Christian author and the former pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, a Lutheran congregation in


Nadia Bolz-Weber is a “Christian”
author and the former pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, a
Lutheran congregation in Denver.

Bolz-Weber was the founding pastor of Denver’s House for All Sinners and Saints,
a progressive, queer-inclusive Lutheran congregation.
 Although she was
born a generation too early to experience the purity ring phenomenon,
she said that many of her younger friends and former parishioners were
immersed in that culture.

Notions about the need to control women’s sexuality have existed for
centuries in Christian communities, but the purity culture phenomenon
that Bolz-Weber is referring really took root in certain evangelical
circles during the 1990s and 2000s. It grew out of the alarm that some
conservative Christians felt about the sexual revolution, according to
Linda Kay Klein, author of Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free.

Some Christians believed that a renewed focus on chastity and
traditional sexual values was the best solution to the spread of AIDS
and other sexually transmitted infections, Klein writes in her book. The
U.S. government, influenced by this belief, began pouring money into
abstinence-only education. This helped the purity movement spread beyond
the most insular circles and into more mainstream evangelicalism.

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Pulpit & Pen first wrote about Bolz-Weber’s suggestion of creating such a statue in February of this year when she initially made the suggestion. Now, she’s going to actually do it.

[Editor’s Note: It reminds me of Exodus 32:20]


Beer & Hymns — A few times a year we meet in a local bar, drink beer and sing hymns. In Advent, we hold Beer & Carols.
Church-Drag-Queen-Bingo, Rock Climbing, Social Workers/Therapists Group,  Family & Children’s Picnics, etc. — These are occasional events that are led by various HFASSers and announced on our Facebook group.
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Nadia Bolz-Weber
Nadia Bolz-Weber retired from her pastorate at the House for All Sinners and Saints (ELCA) and was replaced by a gay Episcopal man who is married to a drag queen who goes by the name “Fruit Bomb.” This is not satire.

Reagan Humber, the new ‘pastor’ of HFASS
Bolz-Weber is the giant Amazon-esque, tattoo-graffiti’d, potty-mouthed impastor who has referred to herself as a “dyke” (she is married to a man, however). She is growing in popularity among the pagan world (who she refers to as a “secular” audience) and has successfully used her ordination credentials with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) to bolster herself as a spokesman for a new kind of Christianity that is more or less divorced from any concept of Christian holiness.
Bolz-Weber announced recently that she is leaving House for All Sinners and Saints (they use the acronym HFASS and pronounce it “half-a$$”) to become a “theologian at large.” Her speaking engagements throughout the country are simply too numerous to allow her time to ‘pastor’ the church. She had previously become part-time and has now stepped away from the pastorate altogether in order to pursue her speaking engagements. Pulpit & Pen has reported on the impastor most recently for saying that she wanted to melt down purity rings and use the gold to make a vagina statue for women’s rights, and have also covered her other various antics over the years.
Religion News Service first covered her departure from the pastorate. They wrote:
In mid-June, Bolz-Weber, a Lutheran and now one of the best-known mainline Protestant preachers in the country, announced she would be leaving to explore life as a full-time “public theologian.”
“This church is the great love of my life, and always will be,” she said in a farewell speech during the service.
Bolz-Weber said she had decided to step away only recently and still can’t entirely explain what made her feel like it was the right time. She reached a point, she said, where “the church still loves me, but I don’t think the church still needs me.”
However, it’s not been widely reported as to who is replacing Bolz-Weber at HFASS. Her replacement is the Rev. Reagan Humber, who is not Lutheran, but Episcopal. Apparently doctrine doesn’t matter much at HFASS, but we think you already knew that. Humber came to HFASS from St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. He is “married” to a man who pretends to be a woman and is a “drag queen.” His partner’s drag name is “Fruit Bomb.” You can see a video of his act below (or don’t, because you might need eye bleach and **warning** there’s a dude in tights that are kinda…tight).
The basic appeal of HFASS seems essentially to be attracting as many gratuitously lost people into the building as possible, particularly those with such overt signs of reprobation that they would never be accepted by a Biblical church without clear penitence, who still like the thought of religion and community.
The new ‘pastor’ said:
 Sure, we’re going to screw some things up. But when we screw things up and then still come back the next week, that’s where the grace happens. That’s when church gets real and the dead are raised.
One wonders how, if the Gospel preached at House for All Sinners and Saints can’t make a gay man straight and keep him out of a dress, it can really have the power to “raise the dead.”
Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:9b-11).
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Who We Are

Incense at HFASS

Is this church part of a denomination?

Is everyone Lutheran at HFASS?

Not even close. In fact, our Pastor, Reagan, is an Episcopal priest, but identifies strongly with Lutheran theology. So, HFASS is a big tent. Also, at HFASS we like to say that "we don't care what you believe, but we care a lot about what you hear!" And what you will hear is an unrelenting confession of grace for all, for us and for our enemies. This Good News is at the heart of what we mean when we say "Lutheran."

What is the current demographic in the community?

Well, at this point we are a community of around 500+ people (with 100-200 showing up most Sundays). There are married couples, young families, Baby Boomers and a few folks in their 70s and 80s. Other than that, it's mostly folks who are between the ages of 22 and 42 and single. Maybe a quarter of us identify as Lutherans; the rest are post-Evangelicals, Methodists, agnostics, Reformed, Episcopalian, and the ever-popular "nothing". Actually, it's pretty easy to look around on any given Sunday and think, "I'm unclear what all these people have in common."

What are your Sunday services like?

Pretty much just like a Rolling Stones concert... uhhh, we mean, nothing at all like a Rolling Stones concert. We follow the ancient liturgy of the church (chanting the Kyrie, readings from scripture, chanting the Psalm, sermon, prayers of the people, Eucharist, benediction, etc.) We also sing the old hymns of the church. So there's lots of ancient tradition at HFASS, but there's also some innovation. We always include poetry and a time called "Open Space" in which we slow down for prayer and other opportunities to actively engage the Gospel; writing in the community's Book of Thanks, writing prayers, making art or assembling care kits for those experiencing homelessness in Denver.
We like to say that we are "anti-excellence/pro-participation", meaning that the liturgy is led by the people who show up. The pastor offers the Eucharistic prayer and (most times) the sermon; all the other parts of the liturgy are led by people from where they are sitting. As a matter of fact, even the music is made by the community — with the exception of the 3 or 4 times a year that we have a bluegrass service, the liturgy is a capella. So, all the music you hear in liturgy comes from the bodies of those who showed up.

Who is your pastor at HFASS?

Our Pastor is the Reverend Reagan Humber, who joined the HFASS gang in March 2015. He is ordained in the Episcopal Church and comes from HFASS's big sister congregation, St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Before coming to House, Pastor Reagan served as a hospice chaplain in the BayArea.He has a B.A. in Religion from Wake Forest University, an M.A. in Italian (random) from Middlebury College and an M.Div. from The Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Berkeley, CA). Pastor Reagan moved to Denver with his partner Brian and their dog Ogre. Being Southern, Pastor Reagan can often be found eating or making pie, drinking sweet tea or doing Crossfit (because...HFASS). See Pastor Reagan's webpage for written archives of his sermons (he's working on backlogging them to 2015). You can also follow him on Twitter at @episcopunk. 
Pastor Reagan shares leadership with a team of lay leaders who we call Housekeepers. Our head housekeeper (sometimes called a Council President in other churches) we call Mrs. Hughes (see Downton Abbey). We also have a cantor, Jamie Halladay, who leads the choral guild (anyone who shows up to learn the hymns on Sundays at 4:20 pm) and the congregational singing during liturgy. Our House Whip (a.k.a. church administrator) is Alyssa Bennett-Smith

What is the space like where you meet?

We are currently using the parish hall of a progressive evangelical congregation, Denver Community Church. The building is in the heart of Capitol Hill and was built by a historic Denver synagogue, Temple Emanuel. Unlike our first two buildings, this one is climate controlled. However, it can still get warm in the summer with all those bodies. So, we do what we can to make folks comfortable (popsicles and hand fans in the Summer).

How can I support this ministry?

Pray without ceasing. And consider offering a one-time or ongoing financial gift.

Are there children at HFASS?

Yes!  We have an area in our worship space which features a nice rug and a kid-sized tables for coloring. We like for kids to be actively involved in our worship life as full participants. However, a nursery and children's liturgy are also provided for families who want to use them. The nursery attendant will be in the nursery (on the mezzanine) for children 4 months to 3 years and a childrens liturgy also takes place for kids 3-10  (they go up to the mezzanine together after the Prayer of the Day and come back during the Sharing of the Peace). 

What are this community's practices around the Eucharist?

We have an Open Table at HFASS, which means that everyone without exception is invited to receive the bread and wine at communion which for us is the body and blood of Christ. This is His table. We also offer gluten free bread and non-alcoholic wine.

Why do we need a House for All Sinners and Saints?

House is important because it is experimenting with new ways to do church which make sense to urban postmodern folks. It is a place where:
  • The Gospel matters, liturgy is recontextualized, and we are free to reclaim the word "Christian"
  • Scripture is honored enough to be faithfully questioned and struggled with
  • We no longer have to culturally commute or bracket out parts of ourselves to be in Christian community
  • We are co-creators of liturgy, rather than just passive participants. Aesthetics and theology both matter
  • The community is both intellectually and spiritually stimulating
  • We provide a connection or a bridge to the traditions of the church

How was HFASS started?

Our Founding Pastor was the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber. Beginning in 2008, Nadia gathered with a small group of 8 people in her living room and those gathering grew slowly into what you find today. Nadia pastored the church until 2014 as the solo pastor, and then in 2015, she became part-time in order to focus on her calling as a writer and public theologian. Nadia has published three books to date:  Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (2008, Seabury Press),  Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (2013, Jericho Books), and Accidental Saints: Finding God in the Wrong People (Convergent, 2015). Her fourth book is forthcoming in January 2019: Shameless: A Sexual Revolution (Random House). In July 2018, Nadia retired from House for All in order to pursue full-time her call as a public theologian. For Nadia's speaking schedule, please see her website:
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“Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He
took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of
a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your
gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt. (Exodus 32:2-4)”

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran ‘pastor’ who has been described as
“Superhero from Planet Alternative Christian” and a “tatted-up,
foul-mouthed champion to people sick of being belittled as not Christian
enough for the right or too Jesus-y for the left” and as a “profane
bull-dike” (link).
And, as you can see from that link, the people calling her that think
all of the above is a compliment. She is a swearing, irreverent,
tattooed, man-ish lady pastor (she is married to a man, if you are
wondering) who has referred to herself as “queer” and champions leftist
Christianity. She is the ‘pastor’ of House for All Sinners and Saints
in Denver, Colorado, and wrote a book entitled “Pastrix” (“pastrix,”
like “impastor,” is a term for a female pastor) and the first word in
the book is “sh#$.”

Bolz-Weber aligns herself with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of
America (ELCA) and her praises are regularly sung in major mainstream
media as a “game-changer” in American evangelicalism.

The other figure in today’s story is Gloria Steinem. Steinem is one
of the world’s most famous feminists, and is a leftist political
activist. She first gained fame for her 1969 books, After Black Power, Women’s Liberation. She has been a steady figure in American leftist extremism, supporting issues like abortion. In 1992, Steinem formed Choice USA,
an organization seeking more access and easier, cheaper access to
abortion. She is also an advocate for homosexuality and transgenderism.
As a point of useless trivia, she is also the step-mother of Batman
actor, Christian Bale.

The two women spoke earlier this month at the 2018 Makers Conference, which advertises itself
as, “a feminist media brand for newsMAKERS, historyMAKERS, and
troubleMAKERS. We tell the stories of today’s trailblazing women to
inspire the changeMAKERS of tomorrow.” In other words, is a conference
for feminists. The organization has put together more than 400
interviews with feminist leaders from around the world and produced more
than 4,500 videos designed to help inspire new generations of
feminists. Feminists highlighed and interviewed by the organization
include Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and now, Nadia Bolz-Weber
and Gloria Steinem.

Bolz-Weber appeared on stage for twelve minutes at the conference. The video is made available here.

Regaling the crowd with her general profaneness, Bolz-Weber says that
she wanted to name her latest book, “Purpose Driven Sinners” and
likened her Masters of Divinity degree to an education from Hogwarts.
She attacked “Evangelical Purity Culture” and derided the notion of
young women keeping their virginity until marriage. She then said the
following line, which she tweeted out to her followers.

Saying that she had “to call B.S. on all that,” Bolz-Weber said that
it’s in her weakness (she’s speaking of sin) she has found value.
Bolz-Weber then went on to explain her view of repentance. It included,
and was limited to, not thinking bad thoughts about yourself.

Making an illustration from Exodus 32, Bolz-Weber compared purity
rings to the gold brought out of Egypt, and said she wanted to encourage
young women to mail them in so she could form from them a golden
vagina, and give it to Gloria Steinem as a gift.


Exposing the Counterfeit Theology of Progressive Christianity






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Franklin Graham, President, and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan’s Purse took on the deceptive progressive theology posing as Christianity in an article published on Wednesday at Decision magazine. He called it “the Eternal Peril,” accurately portraying it as Satan’s lie dating from the serpent’s confrontation with Eve in the Garden of Eden.

The lie, he wrote, “has cropped up in the halls of seminaries, infiltrated the pulpits of thousands of churches, and been propagated by a godless liberal media. It is bent on casting doubt and undermining the foundational principles of God’s Word.”

The counterfeit theology attacks the basic foundational structure of Biblical Christianity at every point, seeking to destroy it and then replace it with a man-centered worldview. On gender identity, Graham writes:

Although Scripture clearly says that marriage is between one man and one woman, proponents of progressive Christianity twist and distort the truth of God’s Word on sexuality, focusing on such nonsensical trends as gender identity.

They deny God’s distinction of the sexes, and instead invent their own misguided standards, unguided by the Word of God.

Progressive Christianity rejects God’s plan and replaces it by affirming same-sex marriage. It accepts the use of pornography, one-night stands, and same-sex encounters — virtually any sexual activity as long as it reflects a “concern for each other’s flourishing,” according to promoter Nadia Bolz-Weber.

It accepts Satan’s assurance to Adam and Even in the garden:

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from [the tree of the knowledge of good and evil] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” — Genesis 3:4-5

The fruit was enticing, the promise was enthralling, and the invitation to assert her own independence from God was overwhelming. Her sin was not in itself eating the fruit of the tree; it was her decision to deny God, His warning, and especially His sovereignty.

When she ate and didn’t immediately die, Adam fell for the lie as well, thus fatally infecting their progeny right up to the present day.

From there, Progressive Christianity goes downhill. The Bible isn’t the infallible Word of God, but merely an ancient travelogue, a wonderful work of literature that reflects only what people believed about Him when the words were written thousands of years ago.

It denies Genesis 1:1 (“In the beginning, God”) and replaces it with the lie of evolution. As progressive authors, David Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy wrote:

Far from being fallen creatures trying to return to a mythical Eden, human beings are emerging as a species from more primal and baser instincts to become more responsible and mature beings.

It denies the deity of Christ as the only son of God, and instead considers Him as just a good example to follow, more of a “big brother” than the Creator of the universe “Who made us, and not we ourselves.” (Psalm 100:3).

It denies the crucifixion’s purpose as the only possible redemption for sinners and instead declares that it reveals God as a monster inflicting unspeakable abuse on His own Son. It asks, as did one proponent: “Who originated the Cross? If God did, then we worship a cosmic abuser, who in Divine Wisdom created a means to torture human beings in the most painful and abhorrent manner.”

It reinterprets the resurrection (which it cannot deny) as an example “to show us,” writes believer Alisa Childers, “how to forgive our enemies by allowing Himself to be crucified by an angry mob.”

It denies the total depravity of man, ignoring Biblical revelations such as these:

  • Man’s heart is “deceitful and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9);
  • Man is “dead in transgressions” (Ephesians 2:5);
  • Man loves sin (John 3:19; John 8:34);
  • And therefore, he will not seek God (Romans 3:10-11);
  • Because he loves the darkness (John 3:19);
  • The depraved lifestyle embraced by Progressive Christianity reflects the gospel of Christ as foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18);
  • Because it is unable to accept it (Romans 8:7).

The deception of Progressive Christianity is fueled by its attractiveness, seeming to many as an option to the true faith — more acceptable, more likable, more palatable in an increasingly sinful and declining world. Progressive Christianity, as Will Vining noted in The Christian Post, is “most deceiving when it looks and feels like the Truth.”

Graham ended his post with this reminder from the apostle Paul’s letter to his protégé, Timothy (2 Timothy 4:2-5):

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

‘The Language of Hell’: Apologia Pastor’s Preplanned Profanity at Conference Provokes Shock, Rebuke



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NASHVILLE — Reformed pastor Jeff Durbin, who leads a group in Arizona along with apologist James White and others, is drawing scrutiny after he recently used preplanned profanity as a guest speaker at a gospel-themed conference in a move to condemn what he considers the “woke church.” Durbin’s verbiage is being condemned as “unnecessary,” “disappointing” and “shameful” by supporters and pastors, some of whom called him to repentance or referred to such talk as “the language of Hell.”

Durbin, who leads Apologia Church in Tempe — an active group that seeks to confront issues such as abortion, homosexuality and false religions like Mormonism — is no stranger to controversy for pushing the envelope, including raising questions over his choice of language. He has repeated profanity outside of abortion facilities so that viewers of his videos could “hear [the pro-abort’s] form of argument.”

On Oct. 2, Durbin delivered a message entitled “Vantillian Killshots: How to Fight BLM, LGBT, and End Abortion” (referencing theologian Cornelius Van Til) at the “Fight, Laugh, Feast” conference just outside of Nashville.

The conference was presented by CrossPolitic and its Fight, Laugh, Feast Network, which identifies as not “your typical Christian network.” Other speakers included Toby Sumpter, a host of the CrossPolitic podcast and associate pastor at Christ Church of Moscow, Idaho, along with Doug Wilson, who leads Christ Church; George Grant, pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee; and Central Connecticut State University professor and author Glenn Sunshine.

According to the event website, in addition to the various sessions held at Franklin Arena, a “Beer and Psalm Sing” was held Oct. 1 at Kings Bar in Franklin, with punch for the children in attendance.

“I want to be very careful about what I’m about to do because I want you to understand why,” Durbin said to attendees of his session at Franklin Arena. “Say what the prophets said and do what the prophets did.”

He prefaced his forthcoming remarks with the notation that he does not allow profanity in his house and that his children have not heard him swear. Durbin stated that when God saved him, He cleaned up his language.

“You can ask my children; a foul mouth is punished severely,” he contended. “My children never grew up in a house with a father with a foul mouth who was loose with his lips. If I were to curse in front of my children, my children would be shocked. … You can ask for references from my family or my church body.”

He then, however, claimed that there are different categories or “speed limits” in regard to language, noting a teaching from friend Doug Wilson that certain matters require one to be more aggressive.

Wilson is the author of “A Serrated Edge: A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking.” In a video released last year on “godly obscenity,” Wilson explained why he used a vulgar word for a woman’s private parts for “shock value” in speaking against the grotesque actions of liberal female “minister” Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Durbin noted that Jesus used strong terms at times, such as referring to the Pharisees as “whitewashed tombs” full of dead men’s bones. He pointed to Ezekiel 16 in illustrating that vivid language was used in describing the spiritual harlotry of Israel.

He then proceeded to address issues in the Church.

“In light of all these issues — BLM, LGBT, and the abortion issue — evangellyfish woke pastors, you say, ‘Homo lust is not a sin,’ even though Jesus said sin begins in the heart,” Durbin said. “You say, ‘We aren’t under law; we’re under grace. We don’t need God’s stipulated standards of justice.’ Yet you throw up your Marxist, Communist fists, shouting, ‘No justice, no peace.'”

“You swallowed the member of the Marxist, denying what God says about our unity and identity in the Messiah, and you teach people that our identity is in our color. Shame on you,” he continued. “You deny God’s word, accusing people of guilt for the sinful color of their ancestors.”

Durbin then stated what he had been building up to with his preface.

“Thus, you invalidate the word of God for the sake of your woke [expletive],” he said, inserting profanity.

In his defense, Durbin told those gathered that, if they prefer, he could use the Greek word “skubala” used by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:8 instead. A few chuckled.

“Or, I think if I want to be faithful and say what the prophets say and do what they did, I need to be more like Ezekiel,” he continued, referring to the woke evangelical as a whore and slut who “makes Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ look like performance art for preschoolers.”

“Pray that God removes these pimps from the pulpit and fills it with prophets who will keep His bride pure and faithful,” Durbin closed.

The video was shared to various social media platforms with the warning, “This clip is not for those with commitments to ‘pious’ language that would make the prophets look bad (they often used worse). … We need to say what the prophets said and do what they did.”

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For Reformation Day, we want Christians around the world to consider
who they think are the most dangerous heretics in the world today
undermining Christianity. The Pope will always be the most serious
threat to Christianity since at the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic
Church anathematized the gospel.

5 SOLAS Symbol

Credit to PirateChristian.Com for the 5 Sola symbols…

In this article, we list our top 20 most dangerous heretics that
Christians world-wide must mark and avoid (Romans 16:17) for the sake of
Christ’s people and Christ’s gospel. We have also color-coded the
heretics so people can identify what modern-day cult they represent.

They are marked in order from the more dangerous to the less dangerous, addressing the following:

  1. Evidence either gathered on them (which can be accessed in our archives).
  2. Their influence on Christianity globally or people’s perception on what Christianity is because of them’
  3. Who they target and how effective they are.
  4. Their disregard of the Solas.
  5. Their character.

We will assess them on the Solas as so:

[1. Sola Scripture: 1] [2. Sola Fide: 1] [3. Sola Gratia: 1] [4. Sola Christus: 1] [5. Sola Deo Gloria: 1]
Total: 5/5
[1. SS: 1] [2. SF: 1] [3. SG: 1] [4. SC: 1] [5. SDG: 1]
Total: 5/5


Ministry: Harvest International Ministries (HIM)

After the leading Apostle (C. Peter Wagner) of the New Apostolic
Reformation died in 2016, Che Ahn became his successor. Che Ahn is now
the leading promoter of the aberrant practices, teachings and new
revelations of the NAR today.

It is important to remember that 2001 was the year Wagner believed
that ‘end-times’ governing Apostles and Prophets would lead the church
to usher in Christ’s return. Essentially whatever Che Ahn claims to be
new revelation or claims what God is saying and implementing through NAR
prophets, it is Ex Cathedra – infallible truth that cannot be
challenged. Just like the majority of other popular Apostles in the NAR,
he espouses the NAR kenotic Jesus, the NAR sonship spirit (Spirit of
Power), the NAR gospel of the kingdom (Gospel of Power), new Wine Skin
church (Apostolic Centers) and the ‘infallible’ 7 Mountain Mandate
(Lauren Cunningham, Bill Bright), The Dominion Mandate (Wagner, Johnson)
and the Billion Souls mandate (Bob Jones, Mike Bickle).

To be this hardened against Jesus Christ, the actual gospel and the
plain reading of scripture while celebrating 500 years of the
Reformation, places him first as the most dangerous man in

[1. SS: 0] [2. SF: 0] [3. SG: 0] [4. SC: 0] [5. SDG: 0]
Total: 0/5


Ministry: Line of Fire

Never did we think Michael Brown could be considered a serious threat
in evangelicalism. We grew up with his ‘biblical’ teachings. With our
charismatic leanings we were excited that he, as a Messianic Jew, was
doing great work winning Jews to Jesus and being an academic voice of
reason on behalf of Christianity to a world growing more and more evil.

And then we saw him acting like an ‘apostle’, defending other NAR
‘apostles’ such as Brian Houston, Bill Johnson, Cindy Jacobs, Lance
Wallnau, Lou Engle, Mike Bickle, David Yonggi Cho and Benny Hinn. We
started going off the criteria of how an NAR apostle brings ‘order’ and
‘unity’ in the ‘church’. We watched other Apostolic leaders bestow
apostolic titles such as ‘spiritual father’, ‘revolutionary’, ‘pioneer’,
‘general’, etc. on Brown. Even more disturbing is how Brown justifies
his beliefs and practices by apealling not to the authority biblical
authority but to the Brownsville Revival he was apart of (clearly
refuted to be the antithesis of Christianity and the Holy Spirit by
Chris Rosebrough).

Since calling him out on his Apostleship and in his involvement with
the NAR (and although he denies these claims), his actions betray him.
To this day Brown is still defending NAR Apostles and capitalizing on
people’s ignorance while claiming he holds to Sola Scriptura.
Apostolically he continually attempts to bring ‘order’ and ‘unity’ at
the expense of the irrefutable evidence against those he defends and
against clear biblical instruction. He even deliberately muddies the
waters to justify the most wicked and abhorrent ministries, heretics and
practices today seen throughout evangelicalism. Time and again, he has
been caught defending the false NAR kenotic Jesus, the NAR sonship
spirit, the NAR gospel of the kingdom and the NAR eschatology of the New
Breed. He even endorses NAR Apostle Brian Simmons and the NAR Bible known as ‘The Passion Translation’ (TPT). He also holds to the NAR ecclesia of governing Apostles and Prophets but has his own spin on this theology.

Furthermore, he hides behind his title of ‘Dr’ (he has a B. A. in
Hebrew Language), while giving a pass to false teachers like Sid Roth
and Jonathan Cahn who twist the ancient biblical Hebraic language to
justify their latest nonsensical paradigms. For him to be considered a
doctor in anything with the people he endorses makes a mockery of
Christian academia. It’s not just the status he uses, it’s the
friendships. Brown will often use his ongoing friendship with Dr Jame
White to present the facade that he carries a Reformed or academic face
in Apologetics or Polemics.

Brown has become quite the skilled deceiver, yet has the audacity to
try to be a voice of Christianity, a voice of conscience for society and
a moralist in social settings. To call Michael Brown a ‘doctor’ or
biblically sound gives a black mark to academia, apologetics, polemics
and is an insult to the scriptural integrity of Christians all around
the globe. Evidence clearly demonstrates again and again that Michael
Brown gives nothing more than lip service to the Reformation and the
Solas, capitalizing on the good will of his gullible audiences.

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Ministry: Hillsong

What makes Brian Houston incredibly dangerous to the body of Christ, is his ability to get away with anything.
As an NAR Apostle, he has the ability to legally threaten anyone who
dares question or investigate him and his movement. He has demonstrated
he has the power to escape any legal accountability when it comes to him covering up the crimes of his father in his movement.
This is the same man who quite happily allows documentation of the sins
of Hillong youth groups in order to manipulate them (called Sin Files), but will condemn anyone who will record his countless deceptions and dangerous teachings.

Houston also claims his church is called apostolically and sees it as a “network committed to the apostolic anointing of leaders.” This means Brian is an NAR Apostle of an NAR Apostolic Center (Hillsong used to be called Christian Life Center).

If that is not enough, he has been proven to ‘preach’ any other gospel rather than the Christian gospel, promote Christian transgenderism and homosexuality, teaches that Christians and Muslims worship the same god, and teaches Christians should travel the ‘wide road’.

Brian and Bobbie Houston Hillsong two-faced

And the reason why people seem to turn a blind eye to Houston’s
behaviour and heretical beliefs is their ignorance of scripture and
their love for their ears being scratched by the pleasant-sounding music
his Hillsong ministry puts out.

Brian Houston Hillsong quote itching relevance2

Who cares if he gets people to drink spiritual cyanide, as long as
the worship music makes you feel God is ‘near’. Much of his theology shapes the music many people listen to,
with Hillsong having no regard for the Reformers, the doctrines of the
Reformation or to Christian beliefs or practices. They are happy to
change the scriptural methods of ‘doing church’ which has resulted in
their abandoning the gospel all together (although you may hear gospel
‘nuggets’ or songs occasionally). They also have no problem worshiping
with or praying for the Pope. Sadly, Hillsong is like McDonalds –
everyone knows it’s not good for you – but where else do you go for a
quick spiritual fix?

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Ministry: Bethel

Bill Johnson literally advertises himself as following a Jesus who emptied himself
of His divinity and functions completely as a man empowered by the Holy
Spirit. (If Jesus did all His miracles as God, doesn’t that leaves Bill
as a spectator – not a participant?) Because he advertises himself and
his movement as miracle-workers like Jesus, this has made his church a
world-wide phenomena. (Everyone wants to be like a miracle-working revivalist like Bill Johnson!)

The ’emptied himself’ teaching is an heretical teaching known as
kenosis theory. What comes with this kenosis teaching is the sonship
spirit (aka Spirit of Power), that claims we are born again as ‘little
gods’, raised up to perform supernatural signs and wonders in order to
awaken an end-times revival (us being manifest as a corporate Christ on
earth), ushering Christ’s return. Bill Johnson is the offspring of the
New Order of the Latter Rain (established in 1948), his teachings being
the bad fruit of their extreme practices and beliefs. So when he claims
the Lakeland Revival, Toronto Blessing and the Brownsville Revivals
helped shape him and his ministry to what it is today, this demonstrates
he puts experiences and ‘supernatural’ events as the foundation of his
ministry, not the bible.

It is also not uncommon to hear Johnson claim his church is like
Israel camping around the ‘presence’ of God and not around the message.
Johnson appears to only use the bible to justify the latest revelations,
experiences and direction he thinks his movement should go.

His gospel is the NAR false ‘Gospel of the kingdom’ (aka Power
Gospel). That is, the gospel is about signs and wonders to convince
people God wants them healthy, wealthy and supernatural. Lastly, Johnson
is a deceiver, downplaying his role in the NAR and his Apostolic

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Ministry: International House of Prayer (IHOP)

Mike Bickle makes it at number 5 mainly for the global recognition of
him as a cult leader. If he was not considered a threat or a cult
leader by churches or the general public, he would be higher on this
list. This is mainly because Bickle has been exposed multiple times for
false prophecy and unusual scandals.

He was known in the 1980s as being the leader of the Kansas City
Fellowship (otherwise known as the Kansas City Prophets) and recognised
leader of the Prophetic Movement within what Apostle Bill Hamon called
the ‘Prophetic Apostolic Movement’ (PAM). His entire prophetic movement
was exposed by Ernie Gruen, Bickle attempting to downplay his work by
spreading lies about him. Yet Bickle’s word games and lies have not gone
away. His denial of peddling controversial NAR doctrines such
dominionism and the ‘little gods’ should convince the masses that he
cannot be trusted since many people have records of him teaching such
things. (Bickle also teaches the false NAR Seven Mountain Mandate

To try and improve the reputation of his ministry (IHOP), Bickle has
been inviting popular speakers like Francis Chan to give the impression
IHOP is concerned about social issues and the gospel. Do not be deceived
by Bickle and his movement. There are many published stories of people
being seriously damaged spiritually by IHOP.

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Ministry: Yoido Full Gospel Church

Although an Apostolic giant in the NAR, Cho is often forgotten about.
Nevertheless, he has helped raise up Brian Houston, Phil Pringle, Rick
Warren and the research and leadership efforts of C. Peter Wagner. Many
of the greatest heretics today are part of his apostolic network (called
Church Growth International). Our research indicates that he was one
for the first heretics who popularized what is known today as the
‘Dream-Destiny-Thingy’. You can research this teaching in his two volume
work ‘The Fourth Dimension’.

When we analyse his works and the context of his upbringing, he is
peddling the pagan practices of Soga Gokkai (a religion Cho appears to
be influenced by). What makes his teachings very dangerous is that he
claims to hear the ‘spirit’ speak to him directly about the new
revelations of the ‘Fourth Dimension’. Yet he claims this same spirit
helped him build the biggest church in the world. Worse still, Cho was
is acknowledged for creating the Toronto Blessing and the Brownsville
revival. At Brownsville, he prophesied that the revival would not end
until Jesus returned. In other words, he operates from a lying spirit
and not a born again believer filled with the Spirit of Truth.

His teachings and prophetic delusions of grandeur have nothing to do
with the Solas of biblical Christianity. We know he can preach an
apparently biblical message but he uses it as ‘bait and switch’ to
promote his Fourth dimension teachings. His works were very influential
in the early 80s, impacting the biggest churches we see today. His books
are still widely read to this day.

In regards to character, his books reveal that the spirit that speaks
to him will encourage him to lie to get what he wants. Recently, Cho
has been convicted of mishandling church funds. Under his Apostolic
authority he removed his own elders who tried to hold him accountable
when they made this information public – causing much distress in his
church. In other words, Cho cannot be trusted at all as a leader and
teacher and should be marked and avoided.

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Ministry: Saddleback Church

Rick Warren is dangerous for his Purpose Driven Life emphasis and
causing a new sect within Christianity known as the PDL movement. With
his emphasis on God wanting people to have a purpose for their life, the
biblical gospel has been replaced with the ‘social gospel’ message.
This requires neither faith in Jesus nor an acknowledgement of the
gospel of salvation, (as Rick demonstrated when a caller rang in while
he was on Oprah, asking for God’s help).

Warren’s teachings on the church and his extreme teachings on
visionary leadership are based on the fascist teachings of Peter
Drucker, a dangerous mix that helped develop an authoritative arm in NAR
churches. Warren’s extreme leadership ideas have also raised concern
when he stated he wanted the same zeal of Hitler Youth to be in the
practice of Christian Youth.

Warren also believes in modern-day Apostles. The fact that Hillsong
invites him to speak at their conferences also reinforces the fact he is
considered an Apostle of the NAR. It appears he also has his own spin
on the Seven Mountain Mandate with his P.E.A.C.E plan and his own
version of the NAR gospel in ‘changing the world’ (Uganda being the
first Purpose Driven Nation). Overall, his books and purpose driven
teachings are polluting the gospel and turning churches into social

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Ministry: The Potters House

T.D Jakes is also known as Bishop Jakes. This title is often lost on
many people if they are not familiar with NAR jargon. In NAR circles, a
Bishop is an Apostle. However, his apostolic status is not enough to
mark him as dangerous, he publicly denies the Trinity and refuses to
recant or discuss his stance on this publicly. As a modalist, on this
rejection alone, he is not a Christian. Thus he is very dangerous
considering many Christian pastors, leaders and teachers invite him to
speak at their churches or conference.

A lot of Oneness Pentecostal cults promote Jakes’ books and
materials, and sadly his books are found in most Christian bookstores
and charismatic churches. His guest appearance on TBN and other TV
networks often have him scamming people financially with the false HAW and WOF heresies.
A lot of people have been ruined financially as well as spiritually by
his teachings. He also is responsible for making heretic Paula White.

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Jan-Aage Torpe is the Che Ahn of Europe, the NARpostle overseeing the
growth of the NAR through his ‘European Apostolic Leaders’ (aka
European League of Apostles). Similarly to Che Ahn, Torp believes he and
his apostolic coalition have received new revelations to govern the
end-times church, thus rejecting the bible and Jesus the God-man.

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Ministry: Stairway Ministries

Brian Simmons is an Apostle of the NAR and claims God has helped him 
write a new bible called ‘The Passion Translation’ (TPT). This NAR
bible is nothing more than a propaganda attempt to get people converted
to the NAR away from doing the true biblical missions, church and
evangelism. You couldn’t get anything more dangerous to lead people away
from the Christian faith.

At  this point of time Simmons is still an unknown in the eyes of
many Christians with his Passion Translation. He would have made it
higher on this list if he started becoming a guest speaker in churches
to promote his work. Needless to say, his work barely reflects any
resemblance of the Christian faith and as Gervase Nicholas Charmley
observed, his work was nothing more than propaganda for spreading NAR teachings.

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* One to keep an eye on in the future.


Ministry: Lakewood Church

Osteen tries to give the impression with his Lakewood creed that he
believes and teaches the bible. But when you actually review his
sermons, he rejects the bible, instead preaching WOF heresy and the HAW
gospel. While people assume he is a heretic only in the WOF and HAW
camps, they fail to realise his father was made popular not by preaching
the historic Christian faith but was raised to prominence through the
early NAR networks. Aspects of his ministry reflect NAR ideologies and
heresies such as the little gods heresy (see his work ‘I AM’) and his
view on eschatology reflected in his worship band name called ‘New

The most dangerous thing about Osteen is his ‘charm’ – in other
words, he can make you feel good and convince you just how really
special you are (does not like to convict his listeners of their sin).
Armed with these things and his ability to elevate his opinions above
the bible to appease culture, only goes to show that he exists to appeal
to masses to line his own pockets.

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Ministry: Paula White Ministries

Paula White would not have made this list since her reputation as a
notorious huckster and financial scammer are clearly seen. However, now
that she is the US President’s ‘Spiritual Advisor’, she has had to
reinvent herself and her NAR Apostolic office, downplaying her extreme
NAR theologies (we are ‘little gods’) and denying Jesus as being the
only son of God.

This ‘new’ Paula White has helped further the NAR in politics and her
Christian facade is doing more damage than good in spreading what
Christianity actually is.

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Ministry: Elevation Church

Although people still question if Furtick is either a Word of Faith or Health and Wealth heretic, he presents himself the way C. Peter Wagner would describe an New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) Apostle.
The fact he speaks at Hillsong Conferences, confirms his apostolic
prestige as well his desire to be seen with other high profile leaders, as a ‘super apostle’
(his words). What makes him incredibly dangerous is his apparent
Messianic complex. Thus he is known around the world for actually
running a Cult of Personality (COP).

Famous for his tantrums (Hey Haters!), authoritarian behaviour
(Elevation Vision Statement) and cult-like structures and props in his
church (kid’s colouring pages), he is probably best known for others
identifying his style of preaching with the term,  Narcigesis (reading
yourself into any text of the bible and writing God out of it.) His
influence in evangelicalism with his innovative language, church ideas
and scripture readings (Egg Drop, Sun Stand Still, Audacious faith,
etc), has made him into a church ‘rock star’.

The most dangerous thing about Furtick is his appeal to young people
and reinforcing narcissistic tendencies in youth around the world.
Sadly, there is no cure for narcissism apart from Christ. Although
ironically he calls his critics ‘toddlers’, his own childish behaviour
is displayed when he does not get his own way. This was demonstrated
when Matt Chandler actually preached a biblical sermon on David and
Goliath at his Code Orange Conference a few years ago, concluding with
“the bible is not about you”. Furtick was clearly angry with the message
and initially prevented it from being uploaded. (He later claimed there
were technical difficulties.)

Nevertheless, his youthfulness, his fast rise to prominence and
innovative style have inspired many immature believers to walk down his
road of insecurity and self-obsessiveness to embrace their own
‘messianic’ ministries.

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Author: The Message

Peterson is the author of the Message Bible. His bad bible
translation has been regarded as ‘the most dreadful and dangerous
mainstream version of the Bible’. (That was until the TPT came along.)
His arrogance and flippant attitude in producing a complicated work
needs to be noted:

I just kind of let go and became
playful. And that was when the Sermon on the Mount started. I remember I
was down in my basement study, and I did the Beatitudes in about 10
minutes. And all of a sudden I realised this could work.”

Eugene’s tampering of the text, adding and taking away important
information and embedding New Age language and ideas makes him
incredibly dangerous. To read more on the dangers of Eugene’s work, read
Encouraging Christians to embrace New Age language and concepts gives a
clear indicator that the Christian faith and gospel message is a
foreign concept to this ‘guru’. Many major heretical movements and cults
in Christianity love to quote from his Message paraphrase.

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If God the Father was a big black woman, Young is a creepy potato…

William Paul Young is famous for his book ‘The Shack’. While some
read it as a story, the ‘Trinity’ that speaks to him undermines a lot of
Christian truths. When his work first came out, many solid Christians
were pointing out that Young appeared to be subtly undermining the
essential teachings of the Christian faith and promoting Post-Modern and
New Age ideas to impressionable readers. Young ignored these criticisms
and gullible Christian audiences praised his story-telling and were
spreading his books to Christian friends, families and churches.

Just before the launch of his movie ‘The Shack’ in cinemas around the
world, Young promoted his latest book that brazenly attacked essential truths about God and the Christian faith.
His malicious attack on core Christian doctrines revealed that his
critics were right and that he had no regard for God or the bible at
all. To this day, many churches and leaders promote ‘The Shack’ without
fully realising how dangerous his subversive message is.

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Ministry: Alpha Course

Nicky Gumbel is the man who created the ‘Alpha Course’, a basic
introduction to Christianity being promoted in 1000’s of churches across
the globe. The Alpha Course acts like a Trojan Horse, tailor-made to
change at a whim to suit any sect, cult or movement to win followers to a
different gospel. Thus it’s not about knowing Jesus, the gospel or the
bible – it’s about indoctrinating or brainwashing people into a certain
sect. The information is watered down to the extent that many of those
who complete the course are much more ecumenical in their beliefs and
too shallow to contend for the faith at all. You couldn’t have a more
dangerous course in your church (Hillsong, C3 and many others use it to
indoctrinate their members).

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Sarah Young has been openly rebuked for her poor regard of scripture
in favour of personal encounters and conversations with Jesus in her
book ‘Jesus Calling’. In our modern New Age saturated culture, Young’s
work is incredibly popular among women. Due to her popularity, Young is
now targeting children with an illustrated version of ‘Jesus Calling’.
Pastor Bob DeWaay rightly describes her work as a toxic devotion,
stating the book “promotes mystical devotion to God and is based on
words from Jesus beyond Scripture” and that, “Young puts New Age,
panentheistic ideas into the mouth of Jesus Christ Himself.”

Like DeWaay, many pastors and apologists, polemicists and concerned
Christians have reached a similar conclusion that Young is promoting the
New Age religion through a New Age Jesus. Tim Challies claims that
Young speaks for God but ‘mimics occult practices‘ such as ‘automatic writing’ (Young calls this ‘listening prayer’).
This occult technique runs rampant in NAR circles, (we think originally
this came from NARpostle Mark Virkler). By penning this book and
presenting herself in a way where she speaks for God,
she is portraying herself as a type of prophet for others to imitate.
In other words, Christians around the world need to realize in reading
her book, she is indeed penning unbiblical ‘revelations’ from God.

Challies further states that “Her book has been corrected’ where she
has revised ‘the words she claims to have received from Jesus.”
provides an example
where Young has corrected the words of ‘God’ in her book, concluding
that ‘The Jesus of the Jesus calling seems to be nothing more than the
musings of a woman who “feels” her way through devotional material and
in the process makes numerous mistakes’. Her false Jesus, her disregard
of the bible and her promotion of her New Age influences against the
backdrop of the historic Christian faith leaves her books not even close
to resembling the core tenants or Solas of the Christian faith. Sadly,
her work is promoted around the world at women’s conferences, bible
studies and as a valid form of daily devotional.

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Although Beth Moore presents herself as a bible teacher, she clearly
has an agenda to usurp the pulpit in the light of plain scripture about
women in leadership. She first came on to the scene speaking only to
women and then proceeded to speak at Christian conferences where she is
now considered by many as a legitimate preacher or pastor by many. Her
usurpation of the teaching office does not stop there.

Although she claims to be Baptist, she operates as a prophet of the New Apostolic Reformation,
claiming God speaks directly to her. While her critics highlight the
dangers of Beth Moore, she has no problem demonizing them or bullying
Christians to leave her alone. We regard her as one of the leading women
of the Mysti-Chicks Uprising.

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Leader and face of the Emergent Church (LIB)

Brian McLaren still appears to be the face of the Emergent/Liberal church movement.

McLaren has a liberal worldview impacted by a social Jesus providing
nothing more than semantics. His ideals override the biblical narrative
and his verbal gymnastics play fast and loose with the Word of God. This
man was incredibly dangerous – he, and those in the Emergent/Liberal
church movement (like Rob Bell, Doug Pagitt, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Peter
Rollins and Tony Jones), have demonstrated that their rejection of the
bible and the Jesus plainly presented in scripture has shipwrecked not
just their own faith but that of their entire movement.

However, their presence and teachings are still impacting churches
all around the world, winning the hearts of men with their lofty
sounding speeches and vain imaginings but leaving their souls without a
Saviour and the assurance of God’s absolute truth and unchanging love.
They are still making significant inroads in Anglican, Uniting and
Presbyterian churches around the world. McLaren is a lot like Wagner,
endorsing any liberal figure who agrees with his set theology. Many
Christians hurt by authoritarian churches (usually NAR), will find the
works of McLaren and co refreshing, mind-freeing, seemingly more honest
and down to earth in community and church settings.

That is until they start believing what the bible says above their
lofty ideas. The complete absence of God’s teachings on His laws, church
structure, protocol and teachings on the church being an institution,
leaves many Christians open for psychological and spiritual abuse. With
McLaren operating from a worldly post-modern worldview, his hypocrisy
remains obvious: he will happily deconstruct faith, the church and you –
but he won’t deconstruct his positions of authority and his postmodern

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Joyce Meyer was famous many years ago for teaching Christians that
Jesus ‘became possessed on the cross, was born again in hell’ and
‘raised so that we can be ‘little gods”. While people associate this
with the Prosperity gospel (she taught this), this is the New Apostolic
Reformation ‘Gospel of the Kingdom’. While she claims to reject a lot of
her old teachings, her theology says likewise. She still peddles Word of Faith and Health and Wealth heresy alongside her NAR sonship heresy.

The Sonship heresy is another form of the little gods heresy, (also
known as ‘kings kids theology’). The fact that Hillsong invite her to
speak at their conferences also reinforces the fact she is considered a
female Apostle in the NAR. To this day, she is still deceiving millions
of Christians around the world with her false teaching and new

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was close to getting on this list. It is likely it would be
controversial for him to be considered one of the top 20 considering he
comes across to many as Reformed. However, his liberal tendencies reveal
he acts more like a ‘termite’, eating away the foundations of the
Reformation. We have seen much of his liberal leanings, actions and his
teachings encourage people to question Sola Scriptura.

appears to have a strong idea of the gospel of grace, however
considering how popular he is among young Christians and ‘New
Calvinists’, his skeptical evaluations of scripture are dangerous and
are leading many young, reformed and restless youth away from the faith.
(We have personally seen this.)
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Those were our top 20 for 2017/2018. Do
you agree with our assessment and the order in which they were rated?
Who do you think should have been on the list for Reformation Day? Keep
the conversation going. We encourage people to compile their own warning
list and explain who they think is doing the most damage to the
Email all comments and questions to


republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

Tullian Tchividjian, the disgraced former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church who
had multiple affairs and has since remarried, affirmingly quoted Robert
Capon as saying, “At its root, the Gospel is immoral, not moral,
because it lets scoundrels in free for nothing.”

As you see in the above screenshot, the tweet was ‘liked’ by grotesque antinomian impastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber. We were, of course, warning you of the antinomian trajectory of Tullian Tchividjian as early as 2014.

The quotation itself is as inflammatory as it is blasphemous. The
Gospel reveals the righteousness (moral perfection) of God by his
justification of the ungodly through the full satisfaction of his
wrathful judgment upon the sins of man, as imputed to Christ. All the
debt of penitent sinners has been fully satisfied. Scoundrels are not
let in “for free,” but by the payment of the blood of Jesus. In fact, Romans 1:17
says, “For in [the gospel], the righteousness of God is revealed from
faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’”

The context of Capon’s statement does not absolve it of blasphemy. The quotation was taken from Capon’s book, The Astonished Heart, and the very next sentence unveils its antinomian purpose.

“…once the church started setting up ethical behavior
as a standard for membership, it quickly became a religion just like
other religions. And that descent…was accelerated in this period by the
fact that the church felt it had to take a stand against the religions
that surrounded it in the Greco-Roman world…you cannot stigmatize the
falsity of other religions without being fatally tempted to see yourself
as the true religion – and thus ending up as just one more religion.” 

Capon’s tweeted statement above was prefaced by the statement, “Jesus was not an ethical teacher” (emphasis his). Of course, Christian orthodoxy begs to strongly disagree. If Jesus was not an ethical teacher, no one was.

Capon, who apparently Tullian has been reading and citing, was an Episcopal priest and famous antinomian. He also said, “It
is not the role of the Church to tell people not to sin and to devise
lists. The world perfectly knows what sin is.  The world knows what
morality is.  The world knows what’s right.  Morality is the world’s cup
of tea. What the world doesn’t know is forgiveness and that’s what the
world needs to be told.

This, of course, is classical antinomianism. It is cheap,
worthless grace. It is hyper-grace. It is a confusion and contradiction
of propitiation and justification.



John 14:6-“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

To Lighthouse Trails: 
I’ve been noticing a new trend – adult coloring books. The little research I have done links these books with Buddhism. Do you have any information on this new trend?
I just stay away from things like this, but the reason I’m asking is because my 13 year old daughter was introduced to them at Sunday School today. Thankfully I had already warned her about these books, so she knew enough to bring it to my attention. I would like to warn this Sunday School teacher . . .  who is already using these books at her school to calm the “bad” kids down.
As far as I’m concerned it’s just another way for the evil one to come into the church. I am really afraid for people; no one seems to question anything these days.
Thanks for any insight that you can give.
Our Comments:
Much of this idea has been propagated by Sybil MacBeth’s Praying in Color book series.While there is certainly nothing harmful about adults coloring, in and of itself, the idea behind MacBeth’s praying through coloring does have a contemplative spirituality premise. On MacBeth’s website, she gives 8 reasons to color while praying:

1) You want to pray but words escape you.
2) Sitting still and staying focused in prayer are a challenge.
3) Your body wants to be part of your prayer.
4) You want to just hang out with God but don’t know how.
5) Listening to God feels like an impossible task .
6) Your mind wanders and your body complains.
7) You want a visual, concrete way to pray.
8) You Need a new way to pray.

In Sybil MacBeth’s book, Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God, the book is endorsed on the back cover by emergent writer Phyllis Tickle (a colleague of Brian McLaren). In that book, MacBeth speaks frequently about the contemplative practice called lectio divina, a meditative practice. With Tickle’s endorsement and the promotion of contemplative practices, we must question what MacBeth’s “new path” to God is. A look at the endnotes in the book may provide an answer to that question. She cites Thomas Merton (panentheistic contemplative Catholic monk), Parker Palmer (New Age sympathizer), and Tony Jones (contemplative emergent leader).
In a 2015 Religious News Service article titled “Coloring books for grown-ups: Calming — but a spiritual practice?,” it states:

Alison Gary used to go to church on Sunday mornings, but lately she’s embraced a different ritual: staying home and coloring with her 6-year-old daughter, Emerson. . . . “Emerson and I color almost every Sunday morning,” Gary said, while her husband, a yoga teacher, cooks and listens to music. “I let my mind let go, and I feel more connected to the world, more centered. . . . Gary is not the only grown-up rediscovering the contemplative joys of what once was considered a childish pastime. . . . Many books feature circular mandalas and Zen patterns, as well as mystical peacocks. . . . While adult coloring is mostly being marketed as a balm for the stress of modern life, many fans, like Gary, also describe it in spiritual terms.
Which raises the obvious question: Can coloring seriously be considered a spiritual practice? Some may scoff, but “it can become more than just coloring, if you want it to,” said Sybil MacBeth, author of the 2007 book “Praying in Color.” . . . MacBeth shares techniques to “incorporate the intention of prayer into coloring,” by doodling names of people or events, and intercessory requests such as healing and peace. MacBeth, a “dancer, doodler and former community college math professor” married to a retired Episcopal priest, believes coloring and doodling can be powerful prayer practices — a revelation she stumbled upon by accident. (source)

Praying in color or adult coloring books is another deceptive scheme of the enemy to get people to enter the dangerous contemplative silence that is rooted in New Age style meditation.

Sybil MacBeth: I Get Still By Moving

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Sybil MacBeth is a dancer, a doodler, and a former community college mathematics professor. When she moved to Memphis in 2004, author Phyllis Tickle nudged Sybil to write about her prayer frustrations and the visual and active prayer practice she developed as the result of them. She now combines her experience in the mathematics classroom with her lifelong love of prayer to offer workshops that engage differing learning styles. As the author of Praying in Color Drawing a New Path to God, she has lead over 100 workshops and retreats. 
“I use this prayer involving art as a form of meditation to get still. I write the word ‘God’ or ‘Holy Spirit’ on a piece of paper. I start drawing and it invites my body into the prayer. I like to move and I’ve discovered that I get still by moving … even if it’s just moving my hand along the paper. It helps me get still on the inside because the body is no longer a distraction.” ~Sybil MacBeth
Sybil is also the author of Praying in Color Kids’ Edition. Her latest book is a Praying in Black and White: A Hands-On Practice for Men, a collaborative effort with her Episcopal priest husband, Andy MacBeth.Praying in Color has been translated into Korean, Spanish, and Italian.
She encourages others to embrace their creativity by saying, “Sometimes your boundaries are your freedom. Use the boundary as a starting off point. Choose to only draw circles. Or restrict your doodle to circles and lines and see what happens. That way you don’t have this whole big paper staring at you — those restrictions can allow you to be free.”
Sybil uses the arts as a pathway for building community and deepening her relationship with God. She is a life-long dancer. Sybil studied ballet and modern dance and performed with various regional dance groups. She currently dances with an improv dance group.
She commented, “Sometimes you become an expert by being a chronic novice — always willing to learn and willing to continue to grow.”
Sybil’s experience includes:
  • Artist-in-Residence Memphis Theological Seminary 2010-2011.
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach from 1991 to 2004.
  • Graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a B.S. in Mathematics and College of William and Mary with an. M.S. in Mathematics.
She lives in Memphis, TN with her husband, Andy, an Episcopal priest.  Sybil is the mother of two adult sons.
Find out more about Sybil, her books and workshops at

Religion Book Review: Praying in Color:
“Drawing a New Path to God”



“I Could Tell You About Phyllis Tickle…But I Won’t.”

SEE:; republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

“I could tell you about ______________, but I won’t.” *
  • I could tell you about emailing Phyllis to tell her about our potential move to Memphis in 2004 and her generous three-page response with the history of the city… but I won’t.
  • I could tell you about how I showed my notebook of doodled prayers to Phyllis at our first lunch together in Memphis and she said, “You’re going to write a book.”
  • I could tell you about not having had a mentor at age 15 or 25 or 35…or until 55 when Phyllis became one for me.
  • I could tell you about how Phyllis mothered me through the process of writing Praying in Color.
  • I could tell you about the instructions she gave me to get rid of the Imposter Syndrome when I felt like a loser and thought I had no business writing a book.
  • I could tell you about my husband Andy and me going to the Farm at Lucy (her home) for 4:30pm dinners so she could be in bed by 7pm.
  • I could tell you about how her husband Sam kicked her out of the kitchen when he retired saying, “I never liked your cooking anyway,” and cooked the meals from then on.
  • I could tell you about eating Sam’s weird concoctions of squash and tomatoes and okra from their garden on the Farm.
  • I could tell you about the hundreds of books on the shelves in Lucy that have dedications and acknowledgments to Phyllis Tickle written in them.
  • I could tell you about how every time I look at my dining room table I picture Phyllis and Sam seated there for a dozen Christmas, Easter, and Birthday dinners.
  • I could tell you about substituting portobello mushrooms for ground lamb in a classic moussaka recipe so vegetarian Phyllis could eat it.
  • I could tell you about how she would read any manuscript sent to her and respond to every email and text.
  • I could tell you about our visit with Phyllis in late April at the Farm and the strawberries, glasses of sparkling water and wine, and goodbye kisses that (unknown to us at the time) would be our last ones with her.Phyllis Last Visit Collage Resized
  • I could tell you about how she emailed Andy and me the following day to say she hadn’t wanted to ruin our visit with the news that she had only four months to live.
  • I could tell you about our shock at the news because she looked so vital and radiant when we saw her.
  • I could tell you about a woman who was unafraid to die because she had done that in her 20’s and had seen the Light.
  • I could tell you about the first ever unanswered text and prayer I sent to Phyllis on September 19.
  • I could tell you about how infinitely grateful I am that she shared herself and her wisdom with so many of us in her four-score and one years.
  • I could tell you about how different my life would be without Phyllis Tickle in it.
  • I could tell you about how I am less afraid to die knowing that Sam and Phyllis have preceded me into the Kingdom of Heaven… but I won’t.
* For about 15 years I have been an InterPlayer. InterPlay, founded by Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter, is a set of playful practices and structures/forms that build community and reunite us with the wisdom of our bodies and our stories. One of those forms is called “I could tell you about…but I won’t.” It’s a great way to tell a story or relay information and not bore the listener with too many details.

“The Great Emergence” by Phyllis Tickle


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For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4, NASB)
Phyllis, Will You Please Tickle Our Ears…
In “The Great Emergence: A Reformation Every 500 Years” Roger Oakland of Understanding the Timestells us, “Phyllis Tickle is a best-selling author and the founding editor of the religion department atPublishers Weekly. She is also a friend of the emerging church.” Ah, but these days who isn’t, eh.
From the Lighthouse… also points out:
In the fall of 2008, Baker Books (through their partnership with Emergent Village-Emersion Books) will release Tickle’s book called The Great Emergence. The following description of the book confirms Tickle’s allegiance to emerging spirituality:
[I]ntended to provide a practical, positive vision of the church as it steps into the future. Tickle says the book will discuss the development of the emerging church, what she calls the “Great Emergence,” placing it among the other great phenomena in the history of Christianity, including the Great Schism and the Great Reformation. “Every 500 years,” Tickle said, “the empowered structures of institutionalized Christianity, whatever they may be, become an intolerable carapace that must be shattered so that renewal and growth may occur. Now is such a time.”2
In a PBS interview, Tickle referred to this “[e]very 500 years” theory and said, “the church has a giant rummage sale.” She said, “Christianity is in the midst of a new reformation that will radically remake the faith.”3 At the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) where Tickle and McLaren shared a platform, one participant noted that, “[Tickle said] Brian McLaren is to this new reformation what Martin Luther was to the Protestant Reformation.”4 (source)
You know, as fast as evangelicalism is apostatizing before our eyes Tickle might just be right after all about the awful impact of Emergence Christianity Swami Brian McLaren; though what McLaren’s likely to bring about would be better stated in emergence-ese: De-reformation. But this would all seem to explain why at the Emergent Village website in a post called “Phyllis Tickle To Write Book For Baker/Emersion” we’re informed that:
Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly, will write a book on emerging Christianity for Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. The book, whose current working title is The Great Emergence, will be the seventh in Baker’s ēmersion series, a partnership between Baker Books and Emergent Village, intended to provide a practical, positive vision of the church as it steps into the future. (Online source)
And in that same post quasi-universalist Emergent Church pastor Doug Pagitt also lavishes his high praise for Tickle and her book The Great Emergence (TGE):
“Phyllis Tickle is the best friend the emergent movement could ever have,” said Doug Pagitt, series editor for ēmersion. “She’s a keen observer of the American church scene. She’s also gracious and wise. Her books, from The Divine Hours to her memoirs, are essential reading. We look forward to the release of The Great Emergence with much anticipation.” (ibid.)
Over at his website Pagitt then encouraged us “to attend The Great Emergence Event December 5-6 in Memphis. It is going to be an excellent event”. As we follow the link to The Great Emergence Event(TGEE) we’re enlightened:
‘The Great Emergence’ refers to a monumental phenomenon in our world, and this book asks three questions about it. Or looked at the other way around, this book is about a monumental phenomenon considered from the perspective of three very basic questions: What is this thing? How did it come to be? Where is it going?”
So begins Phyllis Tickle’s extraordinary new book, The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why. In this much-anticipated book, Tickle brings her encyclopedic knowledge of American religion to bear on the current shifts in the Christian landscape. Paired with her Southern wit and charm, The Great Emergence promises to be the bellwether book in emerging Christianity.
The Great Emergence National Event is a unique and freshly designed event built on innovative adult learning techniques including interaction, participation, and inspiring content on the current state of and future possibilities for Christianity. Around the four main sessions with Phyllis Tickle, participants will also enjoy the daily office—thrice daily times of prayer—based on Phyllis Tickle’s bestselling book, The Divine Hours, in the majestic and historic Cathedral of St. Mary in Memphis, Tennessee, which will be bedecked with Advent greenery. (Online source)
So quite obviously there’s no little excitement around Emerging Church circles about Phyllis Tickle, as well as her aforementioned book, poised as they are to tell these fickle folk what they want to hear. Please keep in mind this piece is not designed to be exhaustive, but rather, is simply pointing you to some information in order to introduce you to Tickle. For more detailed coverage of Phyllis Tickle, who is essentially the Empress of Emergence, Apprising Ministries refers you to “See also” below.
But here you can see for yourselves that not a few of Tickle’s associations are, at best, rather questionable. We’ve already noted that Emerging Church Pastor Doug Pagitt lavishes his high praise for Tickle and her book TGE. In Christianity 21: Emerging Voices Of A Pseudo-Christian Faith you’ll see that Tickle is among the 21 women “voices” that Pagitt, and his “theologian in residence” Tony Jones excitedly inform us are going to be revealing “the way the Christianity will be changing in coming days”.
Then at her website we read the following endorsement from an apostate Episcopal “Bishop and Primate”:
“Phyllis Tickle offers a creative and provocative overview of multiple social and cultural changes in our era, their relation to previous major paradigm shifts, and their particular impact on North American Christianity. This is an immensely important contribution to the current conversation about new and emerging forms of Christianity in a post-modern environment—and a delight to read!”
—The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori,
Presiding Bishop and Primate,
The Episcopal Church (Online source)
Scratching The Surface Of Tickle’s Quite Questionable Spiritual Associations
Next, in Tickle’s “About” section we’re informed that Phyllis Tickle is:
founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, is frequently quoted in sources like USA TODAY, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, NY TIMES, as well as in electronic media like PBS, NPR, THE HALLMARK CHANNEL, etc., Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject… Tickle is currently a Senior Fellow of Cathedral College of the Washington National Cathedral. A founding member of The Canterbury Roundtable, she serves now, as she has in the past, on a number of advisory and corporate boards. A lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church,… (Online source)
We note first that Tickle’s “currently a Senior Fellow of Cathedral College of the Washington National Cathedral” (WNC). The WNC website gives us some background concerning its “interfaith” message:
Washington National Cathedral is a church for national purposes called to embody God’s love and to welcome people of all faiths and perspectives. A unique blend of the spiritual and the civic, this Episcopal Cathedral is a voice for generous-spirited Christianity and a catalyst for reconciliation and interfaith dialogue to promote respect and understanding. We invite all people to share in our commitment to create a more hopeful and just world. (Online source)
Following the link to the Cathedral College (CC) we see that CC is indeed an extention of that spiritual blackhole of postliberal theology aka “Progressive Christianity” known as WNC:
For almost 80 years, the Cathedral College has served as the pre-eminent center of continuing education dedicated to strengthening and sustaining those called to ministries of proclamation. (Online source)
The what of this “proclamation” is our concern. The WNC website also gives us the lowdown on their sacred circles, labyrinth, and Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage; where, but of course, we can learn more about “Prayer and Contemplation,” which is referring to Contemplative/Centering Prayer:
The Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage invites you to explore its diverse offerings of spiritual growth through communities gathered in prayer, devotional practices, and reflection. Except as noted, gatherings meet in the center, located on the crypt level of the Cathedral and accessible through the Visitor’s Center or Resurrection Chapel.
Benedictine Life and Prayer
Mondays, 6 pm in the CCPP

Explore the principles of living a balanced life, and learn more about the ecumenical cathedral-based Community of Reconciliation. Each gathering concludes with Centering Prayer.
Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 6–7 pm; Wednesdays, 8–8:30 am

Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. The Tuesday sessions include a time for teaching and discussion.
Christian Meditation: Silence, Stillness, Simplicity
Fourth Saturdays, 10–11 am

Experience a rhythm of contemplative prayer that includes a reading from one of the great contemplatives, a period of silent meditation, and time for sharing and reflection.
(Online source)
Frankly, there’s just too much spiritual chicanery going on in the Cathedral of Compromise for me to even share here. Returning more specifically to Phyllis Tickle we find even more questionable associations under the “RELATED ACTIVITIES/CURRENT” of her resume. Not the least of which was her being part of “Board of Advisors, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, emerita”. For those who may not know Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of the non-Christian cult of Christian Science, which was neither Christian nor science striking out on both accounts.
As one trained in counter-cult evangelism I would have to say that this is certainly a rather odd association for a Christian and one which is certainly not in line with 2 Corinthians 6:14-15. So being charitable my guess is Tickle also, at least, adheres to the postliberal/progressive theology spewed at WNC. This would also seem to be further confirmed from one other thing found in the RELATED ACTIVITIES/CURRENT section of Tickle’s resume. Without a doubt her involvement on the “Editorial Board” at Explore Faith (EF) is a smoking gun of spurious spirituality.
From the “About Us” section website of EF we meet the rest of this Editorial Board and among them we see a champion of the postliberal “Progessive Christianity” scholar Marcus Borg, whom some tout as aLiving Spiritual Teacher. In the AM post Marcus Borg Vs. Jesus you’ll clearly see by his own words that he has about as much affinity with the genuine Christian faith as I do with Buddhism. And as we check out who’s listed among their “Saints, Prophets and Spiritual Guides” we have very serious reason to question just what kind of “faith” it is that we’re exploring here:
On the following pages, offers a subjective look at some of the spiritual teachers who have shaped our lives. These essays are by no means comprehensive. Numerous Web Sites catalogue different saints and spiritual guides in great detail (and we will provide links to a few of the best).
Our coverage is intended to show what these people can mean to us now, how they can help us envision new realties in which a relationship with God is the core from which all thoughts and actions spread. Here our explorefaith writers have mused about the spiritual teachers in their lives who continue to give them guidance and help them discover new avenues of devotion deep within. It is our hope that their essays may kindle thoughts of those spiritual teachers who have molded your life, and perhaps spur you to explore a few you might not have known. (Online source)
Men and women, the “spiritual teachers” listed there who supposedly “can help us envision new realities” literally reads like a who’s who of unregenerate pagans such as Guru Ram Dass, Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn, the Sufi Muslim Rumi, and heretical so-called “Christian” mystics like Catherine of SienaTeresa of Avila and Thomas Merton. This is in line with the following stupid statement from another darling of Emergence—Rob Bell—which we covered in Through Rob Bell “The Great Enlightened Ones” Tell Us Man Has Divine Greatness:
It’s interesting how many traditions (pause) When you read the great enlightened ones; meditation, centering prayer, reflection—in every tradition you can find the mystics—and what’s always at the heart of the spiritual lives, the everyday lives of the great ones was always a period of time.
Whether it’s prayers, chanting, meditation, reflection, study—whatever you call it—what is it essentially; it’s taking time to breathe. Because when you’ve been breathing, (slight pause) in a proper sort of way, you’re far better equipped to handle what life throws your way. (I will say it again, and again, and again, 5:41-6:23)
So as we now think back to where we began with this article, we remember Doug Pagitt telling us that “Phyllis Tickle is the best friend the emergent movement could ever have”; and also, Tony Jones and his pastor Pagitt telling us Tickle is among those “most important voices for the future” that will supposedly “shape the future of our faith.” Well, I find myself wondering: Just what kind of faith is it that Phyllis Tickle has these folks and their Emergent/ing/ence Church (same spiritual sewer) so excited about; because it most certainly isn’t the historic orthodox Christian faith.
See also:



Adelynrood is a conference and retreat center in the woods of Byfield, MA north of Boston. It was started about a hundred years ago by the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. The “companions” are a group of women all around the world who commit their individual lives (wherever they live) to a Rule of Intercessory Prayer, Thanksgiving and Simplicity of Life. Their prayer goals include “the Unity of all God’s People, God’s Mission in the World, and Social Justice.”
Our Children – The Primary Target 
of the New Age One-World Religion
FROM LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH: below in full unedited for informational, educational, 
and research purposes:

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the Future!1—Adolph Hitler

The traditional Christian family has been a continual obstacle to the globalist vision of solidarity. . . . the United Nations and its mental health gurus have fought hard to eradicate those old “poisonous certainties” that stood in their way. . . . The results can be disastrous. Students trained to scorn God’s guidelines and conform to the crowd are . . . soon driven by evolving new notions that undermine all truth and certainty. 2—Carl Teichrib (research journalist)

 A counterfeit hope surges through our society today: We can do it! We can re-create the earth and complete the evolutionary process. When we eliminate national and spiritual barriers, we will be one. By becoming a part of the “cosmic” stream of consciousness around the world, we can become a superrace, the true global family of God.
The seeds of this utopian dream were sown by John Dewey. Nurtured by the warm friendship between humanist NEA and UNESCO, one-worldism sank its roots deep into every level of public education. The late Dr. Robert Muller, former Under-Secretary of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council, unmasked the movement’s spiritual nature in his book on global education, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality:

 On a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with the “divine,” its transcendence into ever higher forms of life. Hindus call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly see no difference between our earth and the divine. This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon humanity . . . as we are about to enter our cosmic age and to become what we were always meant to be: the planet of God.3

 To “evolving” New Agers, the end goal of global oneness justifies any questionable ways or means. It is not surprising then to find classrooms teaching steps and carrying out curricula that work toward fulfilling this lofty vision. The formula that substitutes counterfeit values for God’s wisdom can also change the world: crush the old; then out of the ashes will rise a new earth—a world free from guilt, fear, oppression, and poverty. The time is ripe to buy the lie.
This transformation has vastly accelerated as millions around the globe await the New Age/New Spirituality world of harmony, love, and oneness—a world of evolved god-men all following the wisdom of Self. Discernment Research Group at the Herescope blog explains the crucial role that education (the transformation of it) plays in bringing this new world to the forefront:

 Education is a key vehicle to implement Robert Muller’s “vision” for a New Age. . . . [Muller’s] education curriculum served as a spiritual and political model, based on the metaphysical beliefs of Theosophy, for education reform in the United States and around the world. Muller’s spiritual framework was particularly appealing to globalists and futurists, many of whom were the architects of the transformation of education.4

A New World Religion
To inspire a consciousness explosion, many New Age leaders are determined to win a critical mass of minds. Children will be the prime target of the “missionary” efforts, and schools their greatest battlefield.
William Bennett exposes this ominous blend of public school curriculum, New Age spirituality, and cosmic dreams:

 Another legacy from the Age of Aquarius that has been enshrined in too many of our social studies curricula is a disturbing anti-rational bias. Curriculum guides for . . . global education are shot through with calls for “raised consciousness,” for students and teachers to view themselves “as passengers on a small cosmic spaceship,” for classroom activities involving “intuiting,” “imaging,” or “visioning” a “preferred future.”
 Two proponents of such curricula have offered a candid caution: “These exercises may seem dangerous to your logical thought patterns. For best results, suspend your judging skills and prepare to accept ideas that seem silly and/or impractical.” Well, if we’re going to give up critical judgment, we’d better give up the game of education altogether.5

While “raised consciousness” and “visioning” sound too mystical for admission into many schools, a new form of religious education does not. Teaching about the major world religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, the curricula emphasize the universal “truths” and historical values of each. That sounds fair and innocuous, until we remember that New Age globalism calls for a one-world religion—a persuasive union of all supposed paths to eternal life. Since biblical Christianity doesn’t fit the formula, some of these courses have—in the hands of “progressive” teachers—become a platform for criticizing Christian exclusiveness and promoting Eastern meditation. Speaking to many of the world’s religious and political leaders, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, articulated this New Age formula for spiritual oneness in a global community. Notice the apologetic and compromising version of “Christianity”:

 Behind [this resurgence of religions] lies a widespread pessimism about the future of humankind, and unsatisfied longing for alternative paths to salvation.
All the centuries that the Spirit of God had been working in Christians, He must also have been working in Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and all the others. . . . This will mean that some claims about the exclusiveness of the Church will have to be renounced.6

 In April of 1988, representatives of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism met with political leaders from over forty nations to “solve” the world’s problems. This Global Conference of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival was sponsored by the Temple of Understanding, a global interfaith organization, which was founded with the support of such dignitaries as the Dalai Lama, Indian Prime Minister Nehru, Eleanor Roosevelt, Popes John XXIII and Paul VI. The Temple is an inveritable “hotbed of international dialogue and outright promotion of Eastern mysticism,” working in a “consultive status” with the United Nations and offering interfaith programs for youth. Guest speakers have included such New Age advocates as Donald Keys, David Spangler, and Benjamin Creme (who has heralded the coming of Lord Maitreya, “The Christ,” for many years).7

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (Matthew 24:24)

 Just to show you what really lies behind the New Age plan for a coming “Christ,” listen to Benjamin Creme describe this “Messiah”:

 In the esoteric tradition, the Christ is not the name of an individual but of an Office in the Hierarchy. The present holder of that Office, the Lord Maitreya, has held it for 2,600 years, and manifested in Palestine through His Disciple, Jesus, by the occult method of overshadowing, the most frequent form used for the manifestation of Avatars. He has never left the world, but for 2,000 years has waited and planned for this immediate future time, training His Disciples, and preparing Himself for the awesome task which awaits Him. He has made it known that this time, He Himself will come.8

 The Bible tells us that one day, a man will come on the scene who will proclaim himself to be God and will demand that all of humanity worship him. Children throughout the world are being conditioned to accept him even now.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)

The “Sin of Separateness”
Because unity is essential for creating a critical mass, many New Age leaders join in condemning the hindering influence of the church. Their objection? Its “negative energy” blocks the envisioned, long-anticipated evolutionary breakthrough. As you have seen, this belief has filtered into the classroom.
Thus, anyone who follows God becomes guilty of the only sins in the New Age: unbelief and separateness. Christians who refuse to share the global vision and join the evolutionary march will reap persecution as Scripture indicates (e.g., 2 Timothy 3:12). For Satan, the counterfeit angel of light, hates all who shine the true light of Christ into the world. The New Age book Spiritual Politics lays out the plan for the “Age of Aquarius” where all are united and all believe they are God. Unity among all humanity will be essential and non-negotiable, they believe, for this global unification and divinity realized to take place:

According to Ageless Wisdom, there really is only one sin—separateness. In the early years of World War II, Alice Bailey noted that we will achieve peace in the world only after we first create unity. . . . The persistence of war is more likely to spring from rampant nationalism, ethnocentrism, and intolerant religious fundamentalism–all extreme and separative attitudes.9

 God is not surprised at this diabolical deception. Long ago, He warned us that the Antichrist would one day rule the world and persecute Christians:

 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:7-8)

Meanwhile, God calls us to remain separate. As His holy people, we cannot join the forces of the Antichrist:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? . . . And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate. (2 Corinthians 6:14-17)

 Since our children belong to God, He takes care of them. If they have to share in some of the persecution, He will be with them to protect, shield, and render unto them spiritual compensations that far exceed their physical suffering. Let Him encourage your family with these words:

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. . . . fear not, neither be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8)

 While world leaders seek “helpful” religions that serve their purposes, our gracious, almighty, and omnipotent Lord watches over those who have wholly put their trust in Him. Refusing to compromise, they walk the narrow road—but never alone. Their Shepherd walks with them no matter how rocky the road or lonely the miles.
Like His faithful pilgrims through the ages, they know Whom to thank whether their days are filled with sunshine or rain, and freedom or restraints. Trusting His love and His faithfulness, they praise Him for His strength through life’s storms and for peace amidst problems. For He has promised never to leave them. So “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Our children are not immune to the world’s messages. They hear the same tempting voices, the same “positive affirmations” that others hear and follow. Concerned about their spiritual safety, our Shepherd reminds them:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Romans 12:2-3)

 Unless we help our children build a mental framework and filter based on biblical truth, the world’s philosophies will squeeze them into its mold. Therefore, it is essential that they see God as the only ultimate source of wisdom, power, and triumph.

 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. (Psalm 18:2-3)

(Extract from Berit Kjos’ new release, How to Protect Your Child From the New Age & Spiritual Deception – chapter 7.)
1. Adolf Hitler speech at the Reichsparteitag, 1935 (can listen on
2. Carl Teichrib, “Education for a New World” (Kjos Ministries website,
3. Robert Muller, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality (New York, NY: Doubleday and Co., 1982), p. 49.
4. “Muller’s Plan for a World Spiritual Renaissance & Education” (Herescope Blog, Discernment Research Group, October 30, 2005,
5. Raymond English, Teaching International Politics in High School (University Press of America, 1989), p. 9, citing William Bennett.
6. “An Emerging Coalition: Political and Religious Leaders Come Together,” A Special Report (North Bay, ON: The Omega Letter, November 1988), p. 2, citing Robert Runcie.
7. Ibid., p. 3.
8. Warren B. Smith, False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? (Magalia, CA: Mountain Stream Press, 2011), p. 47, quoting Benjamin Creme in The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom (North Hollywood, CA: The Tara Press, 1980), p. 30.
9. Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson, Spiritual Politics (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1994), p. 147.



See:, which declares:
We dream of a movement where everyone is welcome to participate. We are intentionally building a space in which we invite everyone to value, respect, and fully affirm people of any ethnicity, age, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, education, bodily condition, religious affiliation, or economic background, particularly the marginalized. We are committed to fair trade, gift exchange, ecological sanity, and economic inclusion. We strive for high standards of mutual respect, non-hierarchical leadership, and participative planning.”
The lineup for this event includes:
LGBT singing group “Micah’s Rule”, which we posted about before:

Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, leader in the “New Monastic Movement”, who we also reported on in a prior post:

Brian McLaren, emergent mystic heretic:
Nadia Bolz-Weber, tattooed pastrix from the Evangelical Lutheran Church:
Phyllis Tickle, emergent re-definer of Christianity:
Philip Yancey, emergent heretic:
Doug Pagitt, emergent re-definer of Christianity and heretic:

Reads like total and absolute heresy and apostasy, mixed with Hindu yoga, Buddhist mindfulness, sexual perversion, ecstatic pagan dance, mystical practices, carnality, and otherwise bizarre spirituality.
“World-class musicians, best-selling authors, and people from all across the country will be descending on Hot Springs, North Carolina (just north of Asheville) for Wild Goose Festival 2013, August 8-11.
The theme of this year’s festival is “ReMembering The Body,” and there’s a whole host of great sessions on tap. Here’s just a sample of what you can experience:
  • Strangers at My Door — Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and friends lead a time of storytelling and singing as they share joys and struggles from the past decade of life in a hospitality house
  • Re-membering The Body — A service of Holy Eucharist focused on the plight of the poor around the world, led by Ian Cron
  • Asher Kolieboi

  • Galatians 3:28 — A talk by Asher Kolieboi, co-founder of the Legalize Trans* campaign, on creating trans* inclusive faith communities
  • Ecstatic Dance Wave — Led by members of the Asheville Movement Collective
  • Fifty Shades of Hope — A talk byJulie Clawson on re-membering our bodies by embracing the power of eros
  • Disabled Ritual — A service led by members of the Transmission community in New York City
  • Radical Pro-Creation — A talk by Kerlin Richter on liberative parenting as Gospel witness
  • Mystic Soul Movement — Explore the path to your inner divine through gentle yoga-based movement, relaxation techniques, and guided contemplative prayer, led byTheresa B Pasquale
  • The Blessing of the Other — A talk by Alexia Salvatierra on creating welcome for immigrants and other wanderers 
  • Laughter Yoga — This practice combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing, because laughter truly is the best medicine
  • Megan DeFranza

  • When Male and Female Is Not Enough — A talk on welcoming the intersexed among us, led by Lianne Simon and Megan DeFranza 
  • Dancing Mindfulness — Explore the seven principles of mindfulness and the beauty of prayer in motion in this come-as-you-are dance workshop, led by Meghan Lin
  • Re-membering the Creator(s) — Weaving stories with thoughtful melodies and insights from some philosophical prophets, Jared Byas and Levi Weaver will make a case for how spiritual creativity will lead us into the future 
  • DoxaSoma — A physical practice that incorporates elements of stretching and strength-building with prayer, worship, and reflection on the Word of God
  • And, of course, the Late Night Dance Party … every night until the wee hours!”
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  • Apprising has had a lot to say about this annual event in North Carolina which resembles “Woodstock”:
    Now we have the latest from Manny Silva:
    Wildgoose Festival: A Small Example Of What Is Wrong With The Church
    Manny Silva, July 15, 2013

    “These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. Jude 1:12-13
    While I finish up my General Assembly summary report for next week, I remind you again of a recurring event that is a good illustration of the depravity being allowed with impunity within the leadership of the Church of the Nazarene.  I am talking about Wildgoose Festival, which is happening again in August.  I have written several times about it, and have sent my reports to the General Superintendents.  Not a word from them, and apparently, no action has been taken to distance the church from this festival.
    How is the church connected to this Sodom and Gomorrah- style party?
    The organizer of the festival is Mike King.  He is adjunct professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary, and is a top youth leader in the church as well, which is most troubling.  In this blog post, he talks proudly of his involvement with Wildgoose:  Mike King not only promotes this festival with impunity, but he is also one of the primary promoters of contemplative spirituality in the denomination.
    Also involved again for the second straight year is Nazarene pastor Gabriel Salguerro, who is seen in this promotional video, starting it 1:08, praising this pagan gathering celebrating anything but biblical Christianity.  Salguerro is involved with many endeavors that promote a radical, left wing and sometimes Marxist style philosophy, under the guise of a social justice supposedly driven by biblical principles.  For a Christian pastor to promote such a festival again shows the lack of leadership in the denomination from the top. It’s just like a parent who looks the other way when their child starts getting involved in all sorts of decadent and harmful behavior, and the parent pretends that he does not notice. Such is the leadership which has allowed this and many, many more unbiblical activities and teachings to go unchallenged.
    In a report by Jeffrey Walton at his blog, he writes on how much even worst this year’s Wildgoose will become.  The push for creating “trans” inclusive communities has been added to the list of topics, along with the recurring themes of homosexuality, non-Christian religions and activities, and of course the all night parties.

    ( See also:

    So Wildgoose is a little microcosm of the Church of the Nazarene’s lack of moral integrity and church discipline.  Just about anything can be done by just about any Nazarene leader, pastor, or layperson, and it will be okay with everyone.  However, please keep in mind there are exceptions, as listed below:

    -If you dare to preach against the emergent church, you will be fired. 
    -If you dare to stand for the complete truth of Scripture, you may not get ordained.
    -If you preach that homosexuality is sinful, you may
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    be asked to “tone it down.”
    -If you dare to bring up concerns to your pastors, you just might get ostracized.
    -If you dare to expose false teaching in the church, you will be labeled a hater.
    -If you dare to say you believe in the Genesis account of creation, you might just get labeled an ignorant kook.

    But, you have no worries at all:

    -If you promote ungodly festivals.
    -Or teach evolution to our youth.
    -Or promote contemplative mysticism.
    -Or send your youth on field trips to Roman Catholic Monasteries.
    -Or promote LGBT groups, and brag about worshipping with openly homosexual pastors.
    -Or teach that the Roman Catholic Church and the Nazarenes preach the same Gospel.
    -Or join hands with the social justice crowd.
    -Or use books by heretics instead of the Bible.
    -Or invite Rob Bell and Leonard Sweet to speak to pastors.
    Such is the state of the Church of the Nazarene today.  It’s not my father’s church that he knew years ago.
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    Mike King:​

    Manny Silva
    Stand For Truth Ministries

    “The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” Psalm 119:160

        “This year, from August 8-11, 2013, the Wildgoose Festival will take place in Hot Springs, North Carolina. The festival is an emergent ”church” event, which since its inception has included on the speaker list names like Brian McLarenPhyllis TickleJim WallisRichard Rohr, and Tony Jones. This year, Christianity Today editor and popular evangelical author Philip Yancey will join McLaren, Tickle, and a number of other hardcore emergent at the festival.Intervarsity Press, a long-standing evangelical publisher, is one of the sponsors helping to finance the event.
        The Wildgoose Festival began in 2011, started by a group of North Americans who had been attending a festival in the UK called Greenbelt1 and were “inspired” to begin a similar event in the U.S. A history statement reads:

    A place to meet each other in a renewed moment – a space for change. In the spirit of vibrant, category-defying Celtic Christianity, we saw our desire embodied in the Celtic Church’s way of speaking about the enigmatic Holy Spirit: The Wild Goose, who wanders where she will. Who can tame her? No one. Far better it is to embark on a Wild Goose Chase, and see the terrain of our faith be transformed.

        Translated, what that means is that Christianity cannot be defined, or confined, to one particular set of beliefs (doctrine), that it is always changing, always transforming (thus the Bible, as Phyllis Tickles says, is a nice poetic book of beautiful stories, but not an authority from God). This has been the mantra-cry of the emergent church (see Faith Undone for a history of the current emergent church). Today, the emergent church has evolved into a full-blown Eastern-style mysticism-energized, quasi-Marxist, liberal, anti-atonement, pro-homosexual marriage ”community.”
    Joining Yancey, McLaren, Phyllis Tickle, and Intervarsity Press will be Richard Cizik (formerly in leadership at the National Association of Evangelicals but left after showing support for homosexual marriage), Troy Bronsink, Mark Scandrette (see Faith Undone on Bronsink and Scandrette), Ian Morgan Cron,  and a fairly large number of other emergent-embracing speakers. Past speakers have included Lynne Hybels, the now late Richard Twiss (Indigenous People’s Movement), and Doug Pagitt.
        The point we want to make in this brief conference alert is that when you have one of the most prolific evangelical authors and an editor of THE Christian magazine – Philip Yancey – along with a formerly traditional evangelical publishing company – Intervarsity Press – participating in an event like the Wildgoose Festival, you can see how much the emergent church has influenced and infiltrated evangelical Christianity. And even still, Christian leaders and most pastors remain silent.”



    “In 1979 the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) formally entered into the “Battle for the Bible” that was raging within North American evangelicalism. Over the next 15 years, the SBC was returned to its historic commitments on the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture. Many of those who resisted this conservative resurgence were driven by religiously progressive convictions.
    Their advocacy of ideals and positions that developed out of radical feminism and deviant sexualities were exposed and refuted by those holding to orthodox, Protestant and historic Baptist positions on the issues.
    Now, 25 years after the clear success of the conservative resurgence, it seems like evangelicals, including Southern Baptists, are in danger of loosening their commitments to those basic, Christian commitments. Dangerous ideologies like Critical Theory and Intersectionality are gaining inroads into the thinking of some leaders, churches and organizations.
    These ideologies are even being promoted among some evangelicals as reliable analytical tools that can assist our understandings and efforts in gospel ministry.
    The result is that, in the name of social justice, many unbiblical agendas are being advanced under the guise of honoring and protecting women, promoting racial reconciliation, and showing love and compassion to people experiencing sexual dysphoria. 

    By What Standard? God’s World, God’s Rules is a documentary that presses those questions by showing how godless ideologies are influencing evangelical thought and life.

    Founders Ministries is producing this cinedoc to sound an alarm and issue a call for pastors and churches to stand firm against this onslaught by reaffirming the authority and sufficiency of God’s written Word. If we care about true justice—what God has revealed to be just—then we must stand against what is being promoted under social justice. If we care about the true gospel—the gospel revealed in the faith once-for-all-delivered to the saints—we must reject the agendas being promoted by godless ideologies.”
    republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
    Southern Baptist leaders who are proponents of the leftist-oriented Social Justice Movement are absolutely irate at a 3.5-minute trailer for a new documentary citing their own words. Their behavior in social media after release of the trailer by Founders Ministries is best described as something halfway between sheer panic and an unbridled hissy fit.
    The short trailer, giving insight into the documentary’s fuller content, shows fiery clips of Founder’s president, Tom Ascol – a Social Justice opponent – interlaced with video of SBC leaders who are widely recognized as Social Justice proponents.
    The documentary, called By What Standard, details the current skirmish over Social Justice, an ideology rooted in Marxism and tailored-fit for theists in the Western Hemisphere by Jesuits during the build-up to the First International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1974. The wedding of Marxist principles tweaked at the Frankfurt School and western evangelicals was bolstered at that event mostly by the participation of John Stott and Billy Graham, two non-Catholics at the event. Both Stott and Graham used the World Council of Churches to promote the newly founded ideology of “Social Justice.”  However, America’s conservative evangelicals rejected those efforts to Christianize Marxist principles until – so it seems – Tim Keller took part in the Third International Congress of World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010. Keller’s influence in Reformed evangelicalism has been sizable, especially since he founded The Gospel Coalition (TGC) in 2005. From its beginning, TGC’s left-of-center tentacles spread over the evangelical landscape, to include the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention. As that SBC entity and Keller’s TGC melded into a singular organization (they largely share council members, writers, speakers, and contributors), the ideology of Social Justice has spread far and wide in what was once America’s most conservative denomination. Soon, TGC council members would include the SBC’s most prominent names and entity heads, like Southern Seminary’s Albert Mohler, Southeastern Seminary’s Danny Akin, 9Marx’ Mark Dever, and others. Through these key leaders, the Southern Baptist Convention got ‘woke.’


    As SBC institutions – especially Southeastern Seminary – began to explicitly teach (and promote) the work of Black Liberation Theologian James Cone, promote Critical Race Theory and Identity Politics (inventions of Marxists inspired by Frankfurt School ideology that developed inside America’s law schools in the 1980s), speak in terms of “sexual minorities” and other identity-driven language, and promote gender egalitarianism – it caught the attention of conservative Southern Baptists, many of whom (but not all) are Calvinists, but of the more traditional or Confessional variety than those associated with TGC or the ERLC who are better called New Calvinists.

    These concerned conservatives drafted and promoted The Dallas Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel, which sought to distinguish between Social Justice and the Good News as preached in the Bible. Largely, that statement has proven to be a practical failure (or at least, unproven), as – thus far – the drafters of The Dallas Statement have refused to make Social Justice an issue large enough to divide over, even as they deride it as being toxically dangerous.
    Two prominent Calvinist conferences – Shepherd’s Conference and G3 – hosted TGC board members as guest speakers, in spite of the fact that they are the de facto heads of the Social Justice Movement among Reformed evangelicals. Both made attempts to address Social Justice (G3 at a pre-conference event and Shepherd’s Conference with a Q&A). Both events failed to provoke fruitful interaction with Social Justice proponents, with the Shepherd’s Conference attempt at discussion going so poorly that its moderator, Phil Johnson, publicly apologized for its fruitlessness.
    When the Dallas Statement was circulated, Albert Mohler said he disagreed with its content, but was not specific regarding with what he took exception. However, Mohler claimed that the statement would allow the opportunity for “fruitful discussion,” but it was a discussion he clearly was not willing to have at the Shepherd’s Conference or at any time, any place, or any occasion since the document’s publishing. Other TGC council members and SBC leaders like Mark Dever and Danny Akin have been equally slippery about where they stand on the issue. The closest point of clarity yet presented was by Albert Mohler, when he said at the Shepherd’s Conference Q&A that “Who I platform speaks for where I stand on the subject,” and given that Mohler platforms the most radical proponents of Social Justice in evangelicalism at both his seminary and at TGC, his position should be evident even in his silence.


    From the brief 3.5-minute-trailer, it appears that By What Standard seeks to clarify the position of Social Justice proponents in the SBC and contrast them with Social Justice opponents. The trailer was to-the-point, direct, and clear. If it’s any indication of the film itself, it will (we hope) pull no punches.

    However, after the release of the trailer (which at this time cannot be embedded, so you will need to click the hyperlinks we provided above), the squirmy, squishy, Social Justice leaders of the SBC blew a proverbial gasket.

    Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary – which is rightfully perceived as the most radical Social Justice entity in the SBC – took to Twitter to condemn the film. Inexplicably, Akin made accusations about the film from assumptions not knowable from the trailer itself.
    You may have to click and expand this to read it, if you’re viewing it from a mobile device.
    Akin claimed that the trailer contained “edited footage,” which of course it did because it was 3.5-minutes-long. Akin also claimed – without any explanation whatsoever – that the trailer “misrepresented important issues and what leaders in the SBC actually affirm.” We find it interesting that after Akin was suckered into doing a promotional video for an atheist organization, he voiced no such regret in social media even after discovering he accidentally endorsed an anti-Christian ad campaign.
    It’s unknown how Akin knows that the documentary misrepresented what leaders in the SBC affirm, who those SBC leaders are, or how their **own words on video** somehow misrepresented them. Akin is only present in a very brief portion of the trailer.
    Albert Mohler also leaped in with an attack on Founders and its By What Standard documentary.
    Again, the documentary trailer was 3.5-minutes-long and contained actual video footage of the “respected SBC leaders.” Mohler has not seen the full documentary, although he was present for interviews which he voluntarily engaged in and spoke candidly on the subject of Social Justice (which no doubt he regrets).
    It should be pointed out that while Mohler said via Twitter that “we expect and deserve a respectful and honest exchange of ideas” that he has had more than a year to give us the “fruitful discussion” he promised us was coming from The Dallas Statement.
    Mohler has not made a single attempt thus far to have an open and honest dialogue on the subject. The last time (and only time) he publicly spoke about the issue, he angrily snapped at Phil Johnson and refused to give his honest position on the subject.
    One would argue that the Founders’ documentary is an attempt to honestly and respectfully exchange ideas on the subject, and Mohler is deriding it.
    Even Kyle J. Howard, a radical racialist and leftist political activist who manufactured a false life story of victimization, got in on the documentary-bashing, denouncing whatever footage of him might be used in its production.
    During one part of the documentary, Owen Strachan – who has vocally opposed Beth Moore’s attempts to change Southern Baptist views on women in church leadership – was speaking about their ideological opponents while background footage seemed to show a blurry image of Rachel Denhollander, a woman who suffered abuse at the hands of predator, Larry Nassar. Denhollander’s husband, Jacob, has largely capitalized on Denhollander’s abuse and turned her victimization into his own cottage industry, and made a virtual career of it. In doing so, Denhollander has taken questionable positions on a number of issues that intersect with Social Justice.
    It is not known the intention of including Denhollander’s image during Strachan’s speech, but Mr. Denhollander began to wage an attack on Founders’ Ministries this afternoon (again, with whom he is already a staunch ideological opponent).
    You may to need to click on this image and stretch it to view it if you’re using a mobile device.
    Dwight McKissic, whose footage from a debate in which he advocated for female preachers was used in the trailer, was also outraged his own words were used to convey his own positions.
    Founders’ has been repeatedly attacked in Social Media today by the proponents of ‘woke evangelicalism,’ incensed that the short trailer would seem to indicate that the documentary will use the words and videos of Social Justice proponents to adequately state their positions. Marxism and all of its ideological subsets require subtlety, secrecy, and subversiveness. Clarity is their enemy. It should be no surprise these Social Justice advocates are angry their positions will be clarified using their own words.


    Reports are coming into Pulpit & Pen that certain Social Justice proponents highlighted in the film – some mentioned above – are threatening civil action against the documentary makers for including their own words, from both public videos and in interviews they knew they were being conducted (which were not seen in the trailer, but are planned for use in the documentary itself).
    Founders Ministries is bracing for legal action by Social Justice proponents who desperately don’t want footage of their own words to be made public. Sadly, those Social Justice proponents may turn to litigation to get the footage concealed, Canerized, and canned.
    Pulpit & Pen would like assurances from Founders Ministries that they will not cave to such pressure and bullying tactics from the Social Justice Guild and Latte Mafia. People need to know the truth as to where these leaders stand (as though Pulpit & Pen has not been documenting it for years).
    If Founders will stand firm in their effort to provide a truthful, accurate, and honest documentary without kneeling to threats by elitist bullies, they will find a helpful and faithful ally in the discernment community.

    SBC and Social Justice: A List of Links To Prove 

    the Agenda is Real

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    This post is designed to provide an extensive but not comprehensive list of articles from Pulpit & Pen documenting SBC leaders pushing so-called “Social Justice” upon its membership. It is designed to be simple and straight-forward.  The Problem: Social Justice is a term invented by South American Roman Catholic Priests and the churches affiliated with the World Council of Churches, combining Marxist ideology with Christian theology. It does not simply imply “doing justice.” It is a politically-loaded term with a well-established history and non-conspiratorial and verified founding in deeply unChristian ideas.  The Claim: We assert that Southern Baptists would never have been promoting the type of leftist ideology they are now promoting if it weren’t for a fundamental shift in focus away from the Gospel and toward cultural appeasement. We believe this movement has been lead by SBC entity heads and “influencers” who are enamored with worldliness.
    The Solution: The solution is for Southern Baptists to focus on preaching the Gospel, wrapped in a Biblical worldview. Idealogues and the propaganda being pushed by Southern Baptist elites must be rejected by believers in the pew. SBC churches need to leave (or stop cooperating) with the SBC until its leaders come to repentance.
    The following links provide the evidence of how far leftward the SBC has gone politically, and how they have fully embraced Social Justice ideas that come from “vain philosophy and empty deceit” that the Apostle Paul warned us about.
    Every link goes to a P&P article, and every P&P article contains hyperlinks to original and primary sources that substantiate our claims. Where necessary, screenshots are provided.  Critics might say, “These all go back to Pulpit & Pen. I want a different source.” We cannot emphasize enough to click on the links provided in each article, and they will take you to an outside primary source. All it will take is a few clicks of your mouse. This research is being handed to you on a silver platter. You just need to click.
    Titles may be changed for the sake of brevity or clarity.
    Also, please keep in mind these links are not comprehensive. There are far, far more in the archives of Pulpit & Pen.
    Finally, not all links may be about a Southern Baptist leader. Some may take you to articles about leaders of other organizations, like The Gospel Coalition. Please understand the connection between these organizations. like the mutual boards, contributors, speakers, and writers between TGC and the Southern Baptist Convention’s ERLC. Or, the article might be provided because its content addresses Southern Baptists, even if the title does not.


    If you have any questions about any individual in particular, please type their name in the search function of P&P. If you would like to help us fight Social Justice, click here.


    Dissecting one of the secular Left's favorite arguments.

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    Did Jesus support socialism? Do the teachings of Jesus Christ condemn the accumulation of wealth while pushing for the equal distribution of resources? In the latest video from Prager University, Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, explains the misconceptions surrounding one of history’s greatest figures. Check out the short video below:


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    By Ray Yungen
    In the West, mysticism always used to be restricted to a tiny fraction of the population (i.e., shamans, esoteric brotherhoods, and small spiritually elite groups). Never before has there been a widespread teaching of these methods to the general population. Now, mysticism pervades the Western world. How did this happen?
    The first such book to reach a broad audience was Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain. This book could rightfully be called a practical mystic’s “Bible.” Many people can trace their first involvement with metaphysics to this book. Since its publication in 1978, it has sold millions of copies and has influenced the fields of psychology, health, business, and athletics.
    This book became so popular because it addresses such topics as creativity, career goals, relationships, better health, and simple relaxation and peacefulness. Who wouldn’t want to have all this, especially if all it takes is engaging in a simple practice?
    Gawain spells out very clearly what that practice entails. She teaches her readers:

    Almost any form of meditation will eventually take you to an experience of yourself as source, or your higher self . . . Eventually you will start experiencing certain moments during your meditation when there is a sort of “click” in your consciousness and you feel like things are really working; you may even experience a lot of energy flowing through you or a warm radiant glow in your body. These are signs that you are beginning to channel the energy of your higher self.1

    There were books like hers before, but those appealed to people already in the New Age subculture. This wasn’t true ofCreative Visualization. This book had just the right secular slant on something inherently spiritual. Gawain believed that one could stay a Jew, Catholic, or Protestant and still practice the teachings of the book. All you needed to do was develop yourself, not change your religion.
    Today, sales of this book and others like it have exploded in the Western world. This is not an understatement or scare-tactic conjecture. Take a look at book sales for some of the major New Age authors around today. Just the top two, Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra, have sold fifty million books between them. James Redfield, the author of The Celestine Prophecy can boast of a staggering twenty million books sold, and Neal Donald Walsch, the channeler of Conversations with God, a surprising seven million.
    The basic message of these books and hundreds of others like them could be reduced to one simple word, a word that cries out a uniform consistent theme—meditate! That is to say, you’re not going to get anywhere in this life unless you get that “click” that Gawain spoke of earlier, and to do it, you must meditate.
    If you think the New Age movement is a colorful assortment of strange cults dressed in orange and populated by free-spirited aging hippies and assorted oddballs who are being duped by money-hungry charlatans and egocentric frauds, then think again. We are not dealing with fringe religious groups or chanting flower-children anymore but with a broad-based concerted effort to influence and restructure our whole society.
    Shakti Gawain says any form of meditation will work, but what she really means is that any form of a particular type of meditation will work. She is not talking about the kind of “meditation” in which one ponders on or considers a certain topic. The type she practices and promotes involves stopping the normal flow of human thought. You can’t get the “click” she speaks of unless you go all the way by emptying the mind versus simply just sitting and thinking. Merely pondering does not suffice. To meditate “successfully,” you must employ a specific method which produces a void referred to by many New Age practitioners as “the silence”—or “the voice of the silence.”
    But how does one engage in the actual practice of New Age meditation? For starters, one begins by repeating a single world or short phrase for a minimum of twenty minutes (once a meditator is good at meditating, he can even shorten that time). But if for some reason, the meditator finds himself given to active thought again, he must revert back to repeating that same word or phrase. This word or phrase is what is referred to as “the mantra.” A similar method involves focusing on the breath for the same amount of time. Yet another method, commonly found in Shamanic cultures, incorporates the use of both chanting and drumming. Alongside of this, there exists an even more subtle “Christian” form of meditation, which employs the use of biblical phrases, a single word such as “Jesus,” and spiritual-sounding phrases such as “Maranatha,” “Abba Father,” “You are my Lord,” and “Here I Am.”
    Meditation has always been the precursor to mysticism, and this especially applies to the underpinnings of far-eastern religions in particular (e.g., Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism). We are all familiar with the stereotype of the Hindu guru or the Buddhist monk depicted in the lotus position, but this stereotype no longer is reflective of what meditation has come to mean in our post-modern or pseudo-modern society.
    Meditation as we know it to be now has literally busted out from its foundational origins into a wide array of options and expressions. Undoubtedly, the most common way in which most encounter meditation is within the therapeutic realm. Many are incredulous when they discover meditation is not just for stress reduction but possesses a definite mystical component, irrespective of one’s intent. We will now examine in more depth the existing evidence which bears witness to this.
    Stress is believed to be one of the leading causes of illness in America today. Millions of people suffer from disorders such as headaches, insomnia, nerves, and stomach problems because of excessive stress in their lives. In response to this situation, an army of practitioners have come forth to teach relaxation skills and stress reduction techniques to the afflicted millions. A newspaper article proclaims:

    Once a practice that appealed mostly to mystics and occult followers, meditation now is reaching the USA’s mainstream. . . . The medical establishment now recognizes the value of meditation and other mind-over-body states in dealing with stress-related illnesses.2

    Does all meditation lead to New Age mysticism? Can a person meditate without having a metaphysical motive? Can it be done just to relax and get rid of tension without any spiritual side effects? These are legitimate questions. Suppose a company brings in a stress specialist to give a seminar and all employees are required to attend. What if a doctor prescribes meditation to relieve migraine headaches? Say an aerobics instructor has participants of the class lie on their backs, close their eyes, and do breathing exercises. Is there such a thing as neutral meditation?
    I once asked John Klimo (who wrote what has been called the definitive book on channeling) if the millions of people meditating for stress reduction could become transformed as a result. His response almost sent me through the ceiling! “Most certainly,” he replied with marked enthusiasm. Being a channeler himself, he viewed the possibility of this with great expectation.
    His optimism was well-founded. When the meditation techniques used in stress reduction are compared to the meditation used in New Age spirituality, it is clear to see they are basically the same. Both use either the breathing or mantra method to still the mind. A blank state of mind is all that is necessary for contact to occur.
    Some well-known channelers became so because meditation catapulted them into the world of spirit entities. Jach Pursel, who channels the immensely popular “Lazaris,” explains how this entity first came to him:

    Early evening. Sitting on the bed, plumped up in pillows, I am preparing to meditate (ha!). I am going to seek insight (ha!) to help guide our lives. . . . Two hours later, Peny [his wife] didn’t hear my sheepish apology for having dozed off. She was excitedly tumbling over words trying to tell me that an entity had spoken through me. She thought I had fallen asleep again, too. This time, however, my head didn’t bob, so she waited. Some minutes passed, and then a deep, resonant voice began where mine had left off. The answers, however, were powerful, not of the caliber of mine. She listened. She wrote as fast as she could. . . .
    The entity explained that he was Lazaris! . . . Lazaris requested two weeks of our time to finalize the necessary adjustments so he could “channel” through me. He provided Peny with a simple, but detailed, method I should use to enter trance more easily. He assured her that this experience would never be detrimental, that although he had neither a body nor time, he appreciated that we did, and he would never abuse either.3

    Kevin Ryerson (featured in Shirley MacLaine’s book and television movie Out on a Limb) also got into channeling by accident. He joined a meditation group hoping he could tap into some inner reservoir of creativity just as many in the business world are now doing. He relates:

    When I entered this group, I had no intention or expectation of becoming a trance medium. But after six months, in the course of one of our sessions, I entered into a “spontaneous channeling state,” as I refer to it now.4

    John Randolph Price, founder of the Quartus Foundation and instigator of the World Healing Day Meditation, also became involved in metaphysics through this route. He reveals:

    Back when I was in the business world, the American Management Association put out a little book on meditation, which indicated that meditation was a way to attain peace of mind and reduce stress in a corporate environment. So I decided I’d try it. . . . I learned that I could go into meditation as a human being, and within a matter of minutes, have transcended my sense of humanness. I discovered how to come into a new sphere of consciousness. Consciousness actually shifts, and you move into a realm you may not have even known existed.5

    So, can meditation be done without potential spiritual side effects? For those who still say yes, give ear to the following:

    In alpha [meditative state] the mind opens up to nonordinary forms of communication, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition . . . In alpha the rational filters that process ordinary reality are weakened or removed, and the mind is receptive to nonordinary realities. (emphasis mine)6
    You must be willing to slow down, to stop and just be quiet. It is into this quiet space [meditation], not the noisy one, that Spirit enters. Make a sacred space for your Higher Self to enter by being silent and willing to listen, willing to simply BE. This attracts your superconscious essence like a magnet.7
    First and foremost, almost all mediums agree on the significance and the importance of regular daily meditation. This single practice, above all others, is no doubt the very shaft that drives the wheel of development.8

    Even though meditation can bring you seeming peace of mind and improved health, I believe it is evident, by the accounts just given, that those who engage in it may find themselves in similar circumstances. According to New Ager Betty Bethards, “Meditation can, and does, change your life because it changes you.”9 Ken Wilber, another New Age writer and expert in the field of higher consciousness, aptly puts it:

    If you’re doing meditation correctly, you’re in for some very rough and frightening times. Meditation as a relaxation response is a joke.10

    I understand the bizarre implications of what I am trying to convey and certainly can see where a skeptic might laugh at such accusations. But evidence to the contrary is abundant. In 1996, Time magazine actually did an article on just such a reality. The article called “Ambushed by Spirituality” was written by a Hollywood studio executive and producer who described himself as “the last guy you’d figure would go spiritual on you.”11 Marty Kaplin explained how he “stumbled” onto “meditation” to keep from grinding his teeth when he became stressed. The following account backs up my bold assertion:

    I got more from mind-body medicine than I bargained for. I got religion. . . . The spirituality of it ambushed me. Unwittingly, I was engaging in a practice [meditation] that has been at the heart of religious mysticism for millenniums. . . . Now I know there is a consciousness that transcends science, a consciousness toward which our species is sputteringly evolving.12

    Nathaniel Mead, another authority that was honest and open about the side effects of simple meditation practice, echoed what Ken Wilber warned about. In a natural health magazine, Mead states:

    One source of meditation problems comes from the attempt to turn a powerful, psychological technique into a simple physical therapy. When a meditator is led to expect stress reduction and instead comes face to face with his true self, the result can be anything but relaxing.13

    But in spite of the dangers and risks, meditation continues to be promoted by those in the alternative health profession. The prestigious and highly respected Mayo Clinic has put its stamp of approval on meditation as well in its book The Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine. The book gives the green light by stating:

    Today many people use meditation for health and wellness purposes. In meditation, a person focuses attention on his or her breathing, or on repeating a word, phrase or sound in order to suspend the stream of thoughts that normally occupies the conscious mind. . . . Meditation may be used to treat a number of problems, including anxiety, pain, depression, stress and insomnia.14

    The book then devotes an entire page with step-by-step instructions on how to meditate. These instructions are the exact same type of meditation you have been reading about in this booklet (i.e., focus on the breath and repetition of words and phrases). The Mayo Clinic’s acceptance of Eastern-style meditation is an excellent barometer for how widespread meditation has become in respectable and mainstream society. And with the explosion of stress and anxiety in Western culture and the promotion of meditative techniques by such reputable institutions as the Mayo Clinic, this will neutralize any opposition people may have to meditation based on the perception of it being unorthodox. In essence, meditation is now for the masses!
    Meditation has found its way to the masses through many routes—a primary one of which pertains to physical fitness in the form of Yoga. The very word “Yoga” means union with the god of Hinduism, namely Brahman. Meditation is the vehicle by which to accomplish this union. Vedic, which is Hindu literature, is filled with references to Yoga in this context. Although, in America, Yoga has erroneously been looked upon as just a series of simple stretching exercises, the mystical aspects are clearly evident if one takes the time to look into the matter more deeply. A considerably high percentage of those who are drawn to Yoga, roughly thirty percent, delve into the religious aspects of Yoga eventually. Yoga’s popularity is to spirituality, what a gateway drug is to harder drugs; and it has laid the groundwork for an acceptance of meditation that wouldn’t otherwise exist.
    In recent years, a type of meditation known as mindfulness has made a surprising showing. Based on current trends, it has the potential to eclipse even Yoga in popularity. You will now find it everywhere that people are seeking therapeutic approaches to ailments or disorders. True to its Buddhist roots, mindfulness involves focusing on the breath to stop the normal flow of thought. In effect, it acts the same way as a mantra; and as with Yoga, it is presented as something to cure society’s ills.
    You will recall my mention of Marty Caplan who said he was ambushed by spirituality. This means there was someone or something that did the ambushing. The apostle Paul identifies these ambushers when he writes:

    But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. (1 Corinthians 10:20)

    These religions of which Paul speaks are the source of the modern meditation movement. It is not hard to find examples of this in various accounts of meditative experiences.
    Lori Cabot, in her book Power of the Witch, actually backs up the apostle Paul’s assertion, but instead of calling them devils, she refers to them as “spirit helpers.” In her chapter on meditation (which she refers to as alpha—the brain waves level when one is in a meditative state), she makes the following recommendation:

    Establish a reciprocal relationship with your spirit helpers from the start. Be aware of how you fit into their mission and purpose, and do your best to be a partner or companion to your spirit guides.15

    In the Western world today, meditation has become a kind of cure-all for all manner of mental and physical problems, for both young and old alike. Most people in the modern world see meditation as more of a therapeutic practice than a spiritual one. But as I’ve illustrated in this booklet, intent is not the main factor in determining the outcome of meditation practice. Before you or a loved one accepts the premise that meditation is a pathway to wellness, please give the contents of this booklet your most serious consideration.

    For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. (Proverbs 8:11)

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    1. Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization (Novato, CA: Nataraj Publishing, 1983, 9th Printing, p. 57.
    2. USA Weekend Sunday Supplement, July 24-26, 1987, p. 12
    3. Jach Pursel, “Introduction from the Sacred Journey: You and Your Higher Self,” taken from Jach Pursel’s website,
    4. Mark Vaz, “The Many Faces of Keven Ryerson” (Yoga Journal, July/August 1986), p. 28.
    5. “Two Billion People for Peace,” Interview with John Randolph Price (Science of Mind, Aug. 1989), p. 24.
    6. Laurie Cabot, Power of the Witch (New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, 1989), p. 173.
    7. Kathleen Vande Kieft, Innersource: Channeling Your Unlimited Self (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, third printing, 1989), p. 114.
    8. Zolar, Zolar’s Book of the Spirits (New York, NY: Prentice Hall Press, 1987), p. 227.
    9. Betty Bethards, Way to Awareness: A Technique of Concentration and Meditation (Novato, CA: Inner Light Foundation, 1987), p. 23.
    10. “The Pundit of Transpersonal Psychology” (Yoga Journal, September/October 1987), p. 43.
    11. Marty Kaplan, “Ambushed by Spirituality” (Time magazine, June 24, 1996,,9171,984754,00.html).
    12. Ibid.
    13. Andrea Honebrick, “Meditation: Hazardous to your health?” (Utne Reader, March/April 1994), citing Nathaniel Mead(Natural Health, November/December 1993, taken from the Transcendental Meditation Ex-Members Support Group, TM-EX Newsletter at
    14. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine (Time, Inc., Home Entertainment Books, 2007), p. 90.
    15. Lori Cabot, Power of the Witch (New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday, 1989), p. 198.

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    Who is Bringing the “New” Spirituality 
    Into the Church?

    By Chris Lawson
    Each of the following authors professes to be Christian and/or uses biblical terminology in his or her writing, yet promotes at least one of the following serious false teachings: contemplative spirituality (i.e., Spiritual Formation), the emergent, progressive “new” spirituality, the seeker-friendly, church-growth movement (e.g., Willow Creek, Purpose Driven) and/or Yoga. (This list is from the booklet A Directory of Authors: Three NOT Recommended Lists.) Chris Lawson is the director and founder of Spiritual Research Network.

    Abbott, David L.
    Adams, James Rowe
    Allender, Dan
    Arico, Carl J.
    Armstrong, Karen
    Artress, Lauren
    Assagioli, Roberto
    Babbs, Liz
    Bakker, Jay
    Barton, Ruth Haley
    Bass, Diana Butler
    Batterson, Mark
    Baxter, Mary
    Bell, Rob
    Benner, David
    Bennison, John
    Bentley, Todd
    Bickle, Mike
    Bjorklund, Kurt
    Blanchard, Ken
    Boa, Kenneth
    Bolger, Ryan
    Bolz-Weber, Nadia
    Bordenkircher, Susan
    Borg, Marcus
    Boyd, Gregory
    Bourgeault, Cynthia
    Bronsink, Troy
    Brother Lawrence
    Brueggemann, Walter
    Bruteau, Beatrice
    Buchanan, John M.
    Budziszewski, J.
    Buford, Bob
    Burke, Spencer
    Calhoun, Adele Ahlberg
    Caliguire, Mindy
    Campbell, Joseph
    Campolo, Bart
    Campolo, Tony
    Canfield, Jack
    Card, Michael
    Carroll, L. Patrick
    Chalke, Steve
    Chalmers, Joseph
    Chinmoy, Sri
    Chittister, Joan
    Claiborne, Shane
    Coe, John
    Coffin, William Sloane
    Collins, Jim
    Crabb, Larry
    Cron, Ian
    Crossan, John Dominic
    Crowder, David
    De Mello, Anthony De Waal, Esther
    Demarest, Bruce
    Dillard, Annie
    Dowd, Michael
    Dykes, David R
    Driscoll, Mark
    Drury, Keith
    Dyckman, Katherine Marie
    Edwards, Gene
    Edwards, Tilden
    Egan, Harvey
    Epperly, Bruce
    Evans, Rachel Held
    Felten, David
    Fleming, Dave
    Flowers, Betty Sue
    Ford, Leighton
    Fosdick, Harry Emerson
    Foster, Richard
    Fox, George
    Fox, Matthew
    Friend, Howard E., Jr.
    Funk, Mary Margaret
    Garrison, Becky
    Geering, Lloyd
    Gibbs, Eddie
    Gire, Ken
    Goleman, Daniel
    Goll, James
    Graham, Dom Alfred
    Greig, Pete
    Griffin, Emilie
    Griffiths, Bede
    Haas, Peter Traban
    Haight, Roger
    Haliczer, Stephen
    Hall, Thelma
    Hansen, Mark Victor
    Hays, Edward
    Hazard, David
    Healey, Charles
    Hedrick, Charles
    Hildegard of Bingen
    Hipps, Shane
    Holmes, Emily
    Hougen, Judith
    Humphreys, Carolyn
    Hunard, Hannah
    Hunt, Anne
    Hunter, Todd
    Hybels, Bill
    Ignatius Loyola, St.
    Issler, Klaus
    Jager, Willigis
    Jenks, Gregory C.
    Johnson, Jan
    Johnston, William
    Jones, Alan
    Jones, Laurie Beth
    Jones, Tony
    Kaisch, Ken
    Keating, Thomas
    Kelsey, Morton
    Kent, Keri Wyatt
    Kidd, Sue Monk
    Kimball, Dan
    King, Mike
    King, Robert H.
    Kraft, Robert A.
    Kreeft, Peter
    L’Engle, Madeleine
    Lamott, Anne
    Law, William
    Madigan, Shawn
    Main, John
    Manning, Brennan
    Martin, James
    Mattioli, Joseph
    Matus, Thomas
    May, Gerald
    McColman, Carl
    McKnight, Scot
    McLaren, Brian
    McManus, Erwin
    Meninger, William
    Meyers, Robin R.
    Miller, Calvin
    Miller, Donald
    Moon, Gary
    Moore, Beth
    Moore, Brian P.
    Moran, Michael T.
    Moreland, J.P.
    Morganthaler, Sally
    Mother Theresa
    Mundy, Linus
    Muyskens, John David
    Newcomer, Carrie
    Norris, Gunilla Brodde
    Norris, Kathleen
    Nouwen, Henri
    Ortberg, John
    Pagels, Elaine
    Pagitt, Doug
    Palmer, Parker
    Paloma, Margaret M.
    Patterson, Stephen J.
    Peace, Richard
    Peale, Norman Vincent
    Pennington, Basil
    Pepper, Howard
    Peterson, Eugene
    Piper, John
    Plumer, Fred
    Pope Benedict XVI
    Procter-Murphy, Jeff
    Rakoczy, Susan
    Reininger, Gustave
    Rhodes, Tricia
    Robbins, Duffy
    Robbins, Maggie
    Rohr, Richard
    Rolle, Richard
    Rollins, Peter
    Romney, Rodney
    Ruether, Rosemary Radford
    Rupp, Joyce
    Russell, A.J.
    Ryan, Thomas
    Sampson, Will
    Sanford, Agnes
    Scandrette, Mark
    Scazzero, Pete
    Schuller, Robert
    Selmanovic, Samir
    Senge, Peter
    Shannon, William
    Shore, John
    Sinetar, Marsha
    Sittser, Gerald
    Smith, Chuck, Jr.
    Smith, Elizabeth
    Smith, James Bryan
    Southerland, Dan
    Spangler, Ann
    Spong, John Shelby
    St. Romain, Philip
    Stanley, Andy
    Steindl-Rast, David
    Strobel, Kyle
    Sweet, Leonard
    Talbot, John Michael
    Tasto, Maria
    Taylor, Barbara Brown
    Teague, David
    Thomas, Gary
    Thompson, Marjorie
    Thresher, Tom
    Tiberghien, Susan
    Tickle, Phyllis
    Treece, Patricia
    Tuoti, Frank
    Twiss, Richard
    Vaswig, William (Bill)
    Virkler, Mark
    Voskamp, Ann
    Wallis, Jim
    Wakefield, James
    Ward, Benedicta
    Ward, Karen
    Warren, Rick
    Webber, Robert
    Wilhoit, James C.
    Willard, Dallas
    Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan
    Winner, Lauren
    Wink, Walter
    Wolsey, Roger
    Wright, N.T.
    Yaconelli, Mark
    Yaconelli, Mike
    Yancey, Phillip
    Yanni, Kathryn A.
    Yarian, Br. Karekin M., BSG
    Young, Sarah
    Young, William Paul
    Yungblut, John R.
    Zeidler, Frank P.


    From Lighthouse Trails Research:
    reprinted in full below unedited for educational purposes, is Chris Lawson’s new booklet tract which has three lists of authors that Christians should avoid.
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    A Directory of Authors (Three NOT Recommended Lists) written and compiled by Chris Lawson is our newest Lighthouse Trails Print Booklet Tract. The Booklet Tract is 14 pages long and sells for $1.95 for single copies. Quantity discounts are as much as 50% off retail.  Below is the content of the booklet. To order copies of  A Directory of Authors (Three NOT Recommended Lists), click here. 
    A Directory of Authors (Three NOT Recommended Lists)
    Written and Compiled by Chris Lawson
     It is no secret these days that Christian bookstore and ministry resource databases are often jam-packed with so-called Christian resources that are actually promoting anything but biblical Christianity. Special care may be taken by bookstore owners and ministry leaders alike to ensure that ministry and business are “in order,” but, when a close look is taken, the sale of spiritually unsafe material abounds. This is the primary reason for these three lists—to help warn and protect you, the reader, and to provide a quick reference guide.
    You should know that many of the authors listed here profess to follow or glean from “Jesus,” yet at the same time they assiduously reject the biblical Jesus Christ of Nazareth Who is Savior, Lord, and God. In fact, many of these authors teach the absolute antithesis (opposite) of the historic Christian faith. Books rife with New Age occult teachings and practices abound in many Christian bookstores, and many owners and managers are going to sell them, regardless.
    Over the past twenty plus years, I have spent thousands of hours researching, examining, and refuting dangerous cultic and occult practices as a missionary, church planter, and pastor. My purpose in doing so has been to help people escape dangerous occult influences, heretical doctrines both inside and outside the church, and the bondage of satanic genius that holds people captive by the powers of darkness.
    The Christian literature marketplace has become utterly dangerous in the 21st century. I never thought I would see the day when New Age, occult, eastern-style meditative practices and all manner of aberrant and heretical teachings would become commonplace among Christian bookstores. What’s even worse is that much of this dangerous material is couched in Christian jargon and presented as spiritual paths to deepen and connect more intimately with God.
    Considering these things, most of the authors listed in the first two lists profess to be “Christian,” while at the same time writing, recommending, and/or personally endorsing either outright or by proxy, heretical teachings and/or dangerous practices, which are contrary to sound biblical theology.
    Discerning believers have expressed deep concern over the apostasy we face in the 21st century churches. The courage to stand firm and “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude 3) coupled with a deep personal love for the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word are at the very foundation of these believers’ lives. Their concern for the spiritual welfare of the body of Christ has been a deeply motivating factor in this project.
    Our Lord Jesus Christ warned, “Take heed that no man deceive you” (Matthew 24:4, Mark 13:5; Luke 21:8). Paul the apostle warned, “Let no man deceive you by any means (2 Thessalonians 2:3). John, the apostle warned, “Little children [believers in Christ], let no man deceive you” (1 John 3:7). Every single New Testament book except one warns about some form of spiritual deception, false teaching, or false teachers. Should we not “take heed,” as God through His very Word has so clearly warned, especially as the days in which we live grow precariously evil.
    Scriptural Admonitions, Commands, and Warnings:
    Genesis 1:1-12:20; Exodus 19:1-20:26; Deuteronomy 13:1-18; 18:20-22; 1 Samuel 28; Jeremiah 23; Ezekiel chapters 1-3 and 8-11; Daniel 1:8-21; 3:1-25; Zechariah 5:1-11; Matthew 7:1-5, 15-27; 23:1-39; 24:1-51; Mark 9:42-50; 13:1-37; Luke 9:23; John 17; Acts 8:9-25; 19:19-20; 20: 27-31; Romans 16:17-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 2 Corinthians 6:14-15; 11:1-4, 12-15; Galatians 1:6-10; 2:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16; 5:11-12; Philippians 1:8-11; 4:17-21; Colossians 1:28-29; 2:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-22; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-2:16; 1 Timothy 1:3-11,18-20; 4:1-11; 6:3-5,11-12, 20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13-15; 2:1-7,14-26; 3:1-4:22; Titus 1:9-2:18; 3:9-10; Hebrews 5:12-14 and chapters 11 and 12; James 1:1-5:20; 1 Peter 3:18-5:14; 2 Peter 2:2-3:16; 1 John 2:18-23; 4:1-6; 2 John 1-13; 3 John 9-12; Jude 1:1-25; Revelation 2:1-3:22; 11:1-14; 13:1-18; 17:1-20:15.
    #1—The New Spirituality in the Church
    Each of the following authors professes to be Christian and/or uses biblical terminology in his or her writing, yet promotes at least one of the following serious false teachings: contemplative spirituality (i.e., Spiritual Formation), the emergent, progressive “new” spirituality, the seeker-friendly, church-growth movement (e.g., Willow Creek, Purpose Driven) and/or Yoga.
    Abbott, David L.
    Adams, James Rowe
    Allender, Dan
    Arico, Carl J.
    Armstrong, Karen
    Artress, Lauren
    Assagioli, Roberto
    Babbs, Liz
    Bakker, Jay
    Barton, Ruth Haley
    Bass, Diana Butler
    Batterson, Mark
    Baxter, Mary
    Bell, Rob
    Benner, David
    Bennison, John
    Bentley, Todd
    Bickle, Mike
    Bjorklund, Kurt
    Blanchard, Ken
    Boa, Kenneth
    Bolger, Ryan
    Bolz-Weber, Nadia
    Bordenkircher, Susan
    Borg, Marcus
    Bourgeault, Cynthia
    Bronsink, Troy
    Brother Lawrence
    Brueggemann, Walter
    Bruteau, Beatrice
    Buchanan, John M.
    Budziszewski, J.
    Buford, Bob
    Burke, Spencer
    Calhoun, Adele Ahlberg
    Caliguire, Mindy
    Campbell, Joseph
    Campolo, Bart
    Campolo, Tony
    Canfield, Jack
    Card, Michael
    Carroll, L. Patrick
    Chalke, Steve
    Chalmers, Joseph
    Chinmoy, Sri
    Chittister, Joan
    Claiborne, Shane
    Coe, John
    Coffin, William Sloane
    Collins, Jim
    Crabb, Larry
    Cron, Ian
    Crossan, John Dominic
    Crowder, David
    De Mello, Anthony De Waal, Esther
    Demarest, Bruce
    Dillard, Annie
    Dowd, Michael
    Dykes, David R
    Driscoll, Mark
    Drury, Keith
    Dyckman, Katherine Marie
    Edwards, Gene
    Edwards, Tilden
    Egan, Harvey
    Epperly, Bruce
    Evans, Rachel Held
    Felten, David
    Fleming, Dave
    Flowers, Betty Sue
    Ford, Leighton
    Fosdick, Harry Emerson
    Foster, Richard
    Fox, George
    Fox, Matthew
    Friend, Howard E., Jr.
    Funk, Mary Margaret
    Garrison, Becky
    Geering, Lloyd
    Gibbs, Eddie
    Gire, Ken
    Goleman, Daniel
    Goll, James
    Graham, Dom Alfred
    Greig, Pete
    Griffin, Emilie
    Griffiths, Bede
    Gru, Jean-Nicholas
    Haas, Peter Traban
    Haight, Roger
    Haliczer, Stephen
    Hall, Thelma
    Hansen, Mark Victor
    Hays, Edward
    Hazard, David
    Healey, Charles
    Hedrick, Charles
    Hildegard of Bingen
    Hipps, Shane
    Holmes, Emily
    Hougen, Judith
    Humphreys, Carolyn
    Hunard, Hannah
    Hunt, Anne
    Hunter, Todd
    Hybels, Bill
    Ignatius Loyola, St.
    Issler, Klaus
    Jager, Willigis
    Jenks, Gregory C.
    Johnson, Jan
    Johnston, William
    Jones, Alan
    Jones, Laurie Beth
    Jones, Tony
    Kaisch, Ken
    Keating, Thomas
    Kelsey, Morton
    Kent, Keri Wyatt
    Kidd, Sue Monk
    Kimball, Dan
    King, Mike
    King, Robert H.
    Kraft, Robert A.
    Kreeft, Peter
    L’Engle, Madeleine
    Lamott, Anne
    Law, William
    Madigan, Shawn
    Main, John
    Manning, Brennan
    Martin, James
    Mattioli, Joseph
    Matus, Thomas
    May, Gerald
    McColman, Carl
    McKnight, Scot
    McLaren, Brian
    McManus, Erwin
    Meninger, William
    Meyers, Robin R.
    Miller, Calvin
    Miller, Donald
    Moon, Gary
    Moore, Beth
    Moore, Brian P.
    Moran, Michael T.
    Moreland, J.P.
    Morganthaler, Sally
    Mother Theresa
    Mundy, Linus
    Muyskens, John David
    Newcomer, Carrie
    Norris, Gunilla Brodde
    Norris, Kathleen
    Nouwen, Henri
    Ortberg, John
    Pagels, Elaine
    Pagitt, Doug
    Palmer, Parker
    Paloma, Margaret M.
    Patterson, Stephen J.
    Peace, Richard
    Peale, Norman Vincent
    Pennington, Basil
    Pepper, Howard
    Peterson, Eugene
    Piper, John
    Plumer, Fred
    Pope Benedict XVI
    Procter-Murphy, Jeff
    Rakoczy, Susan
    Reininger, Gustave
    Rhodes, Tricia
    Robbins, Duffy
    Robbins, Maggie
    Rohr, Richard
    Rolle, Richard
    Rollins, Peter
    Romney, Rodney
    Ruether, Rosemary Radford
    Rupp, Joyce
    Russell, A.J.
    Ryan, Thomas
    Sampson, Will
    Sanford, Agnes
    Scandrette, Mark
    Scazzero, Pete
    Schuller, Robert
    Selmanovic, Samir
    Senge, Peter
    Shannon, William
    Shore, John
    Sinetar, Marsha
    Sittser, Gerald
    Smith, Chuck, Jr.
    Smith, Elizabeth
    Smith, James Bryan
    Southerland, Dan
    Spangler, Ann
    Spong, John Shelby
    St. Romain, Philip
    Stanley, Andy
    Steindl-Rast, David
    Strobel, Kyle
    Sweet, Leonard
    Talbot, John Michael
    Tasto, Maria
    Taylor, Barbara Brown
    Teague, David
    Thomas, Gary
    Thompson, Marjorie
    Thresher, Tom
    Tiberghien, Susan
    Tickle, Phyllis
    Treece, Patricia
    Tuoti, Frank
    Twiss, Richard
    Vaswig, William (Bill)
    Virkler, Mark
    Voskamp, Ann
    Wallis, Jim
    Wakefield, James
    Ward, Benedicta
    Ward, Karen
    Warren, Rick
    Webber, Robert
    Wilhoit, James C.
    Willard, Dallas
    Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan
    Winner, Lauren
    Wink, Walter
    Wolsey, Roger
    Wright, N.T.
    Yaconelli, Mark
    Yaconelli, Mike
    Yancey, Phillip
    Yanni, Kathryn A.
    Yarian, Br. Karekin M., BSG
    Young, Sarah
    Young, William Paul
    Yungblut, John R.
    Zeidler, Frank P.
    Mystics from the past oftentimes favorably endorsed by “Christian” authors today
    Middle Ages (Medieval Times) and Renaissance
    Angela of Foligno (1248-1309)
     Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)
     Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)
     Bonaventure (1217-1274)
     Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
     Desert Fathers, The
     Hadewijch of Antwerp (13th century)
     Henry Suso (1295-1366)
     Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
     Hugh of Saint Victor (1096-1141)
     Jacopone da Todi (1230-1306)
     Johannes Tauler (d.1361)
     John of Ruysbroeck (1293-1381)
     John Scotus Eriugena (810-877)
     Julian of Norwich (1342-1416)
     Mechthild of Magdeburg (1212-1297)
     Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)
     Richard of Saint Victor (d.1173)
     Richard Rolle (1300-1341)
     The Cloud of the Unknowing (anonymous, instruction in mysticism, 1375)
     Theologia Germanica (anonymous, mystical treatise, late 14th century)
     Thomas a’ Kempis (1380-1471)
     Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
     Walter Hilton (1340-1396)
    Renaissance, Reformation, and Counter-Reformation
    Brother Lawrence (1614–1691)
     Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1822)
     George Fox (1624–1691)
     Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556)
     Jakob Böhme (1575-1624)
    John of the Cross (Juan de Yepes) (1542–1591)
     Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663)
     Madame Guyon (1647-1717)
     Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582)
     Theophan the Recluse (1815-1894)
     William Law (1686–1761)
    Modern Era (19th—20th Century)
    Alexandrina Maria da Costa (1904–1955)
     Bernadette Roberts (1931–)
     Berthe Petit (1870–1943)
     Carmela Carabelli (1910–1978)
     Domenico da Cese (1905-1978
     Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941)
     Flower A. Newhouse (1909-1994)
     Frank Laubach (1884–1970)
     Frederick Buechner (1926-)
     Karl Rahner (1904-1984)
     Lúcia Santos (1907-2005)
    Maria Pierina de Micheli (1890–1945)
     Maria Valtorta (1898-1963)
     Marie Lataste (1822–1899)
     Marie Martha Chambon (1841–1907)
     Martin Buber (1868-1965)
     Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905–1938)
     Mary of Saint Peter (1816–1848)
     Mary of the Divine Heart (1863–1899)
     Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887–1968)
     Pierina Gilli (1911–1991)
     Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881- 1955)
     Simone Weil (1909-1943)
     Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
     Thomas Merton (1915–1968)
     Thomas Raymond Kelly (1893–1941)
    #3—New Age Movement
    Each of the following authors promotes one or more of the following: New Age/Eastern philosophy and/or meditation, New Thought religion, Kaballah, Sufism, and/or Buddhism.
    Aaron, David
    Adiswarananda, Swami
    Aitken, Robert
    Alexander, Eben
    Amen, Daniel
    Anand, Margot
    Anderson, Joan Wester
    Anderson, Keleah
    Armstrong, Karen
    Au, Wilkie
    Bailey, Alice
    Baker-Fletcher, Karen
    Ballard, Jim
    Ban Breathnach, Sarah
    Barnstone, Willis
    Beattie, Melody
    Berg, Michael
    Besserman, Perle
    Bestler, Emily
    Beversluis, Joel D.
    Blavatsky, Helena
    Boon, Brooke
    Boorstein, Sylvia
    Bordenkircher, Susan
    Borris, Dan
    Borysenko, Joan
    Boyce, Tillman
    Bradshaw, John
    Brandt, Beverly F.
    Browne, Sylvia
    Bryant, Christopher
    Buck, Roland
    Buri, Fritz
    Burnham, Sophy
    Burroughs, Kendra Crossen
    Butterworth, Eric
    Lorna Byrne
    Byrne, Rhonda
    Calamari, Barbara
    Cameron, Julia
    Camp, Carole
    Candolini, G.T.
    Campbell, Peter A.
    Cannon, Noreen
    Capacchione, Lucia
    Childs, Hal
    Chilson, Richard
    Chittick, William C.
    Chodron, Pema
    Chopra, Deepak
    Choquette, Sonia
    Christ, Carol P.
    Clemens, Nancy
    Clifton, Chas
    Cole-Whittaker, Terry
    Conlon, James. A
    Connell, Janice T.
    Cooper, David E.
    Cousin, Pierre Jean
    Covey, Stephen R.
    D’Arcy, Paula
    Dalai Lama, The
    Daley, Rosie
    Dass, Ram
    Déchanet, J.M.
    De Michelis, Elizabeth
    Dole, George F.
    Doniger, Wendy
    Dossey, Larry
    Downey, Roma
    Drosnin, Michael
    Dueck, Alvin
    Dyer, Wayne W.
    Eadie, Betty
    Easwaran, Eknath
    Egeberg, Gary
    Ehlers, Lesley
    Eliade, Mircea
    Elkins, Rita
    Emonet, Pierre-Marie
    Epstein, Perle
    Evans, Cheryl
    Wentz-Evans, W.Y.
    Farnham, Timothy J.
    Fay, Martha
    Ferguson, Marilyn
    Fischer, Norman
    Ford-Grabowski, Mary
    Fox, Emmet
    Freeman, Laurence
    Fried, Gregory
    Fleming, Dave
    Gach, Gary
    Galdone, Paul
    Gawain, Shakti
    Gebara, Ivone
    Geirsson, Heimer
    Goehring, James E.
    Goldsmith, Joel S.
    Goldwag, Arthur
    Goleman, Daniel P.
    Good, Deidre J.
    Gordon, Jon
    Gover, Tzivar
    Gray, John
    Green, Arthur
    Gruagach, Ben
    Guenon, Rene
    Hamilton, Jeffrey D.
    Hamma, Robert M.
    Hammer, Olav
    Hanh, Thich Nhat
    Harman, Willis
    Harley, Gail M.
    Harris, Paul
    Harvey, Andrew
    Hay, Louise
    Hays, Edward
    Hecht, Richard
    Heidegger, Martin
    Heine, Steven
    Hendricks, Gay
    Herman, A.L.
    Herrigel, Eugene
    Hicks, Esther and Jerry
    Hinton, David
    Hite, Sheilaa
    Hoffman, Lawrence A.
    Holbrook, George
    Hornung, Eri
    Hubbard, Barbara Marx
    Hulnick, Ron and Mary
    Huxley, Aldous
    Hyman, Mark
    Idel, Moshe
    Isherwood, Lisa
    Ivker, Robert S.
    Jackson, Carl T.
    Jacobs, Alan
    Jampolsky, Gerald
    Janis, Sharon
    Jaoudi, Maria
    Jesseph, Joe R.
    Jobarteh, Sona
    Johnson, Ben
    Jones, James William
    Jones, John Miriam
    Jordan, E. Bernard
    Jubien, Michael
    Jung, Carl
    Kabat-Zinn, Jon
    Kadowaki, Kakichi
    Karma, Glin-Pa
    Kaufman, Paul
    Kautz, Richard A.
    Keizan, Zen Master
    Kelder, Peter
    Kellert, Stephen R.
    Kessler, David
    King, Karen L.
    Kirvan, John
    Klostermaier, Klaus K.
    Kraftsow, Gary
    Krohn, Katherine
    Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth
    Kuhn, Christian
    Kushner, Aryeh
    Kushner, Lawrence
    Lawrence, Ronald Melvin
    Layton, Bentley
    Lefebure, Leo
    Leong, Kenneth S.
    Levine, Stephen
    Littlejohn, Scott C.
    Lipton, Bruce
    Loori, John Daido
    Lopez, Donald S, Jr.
    Louthan, Howard
    Loya, Joseph A.
    Loyd, Alex
    Luby, Thia
    Ludemann, Gerd
    MacInnes, Elaine
    Macqueen, Gailand
    Maddocks, Fiona
    Marshall, S. J.
    Martin, Nancy
    Mascaro, Juan
    Matt, Daniel
    McGinn, Benard
    McMahon, Edwin M.
    Metcalf, Franz
    Meyer, Marvin
    Momen, Moojan
    Morgan, Peggy
    Morrissey, Mary Manin
    Mozumdar, K.
    Muller, Wayne
    Mundy, Jon
    Myss, Carolyn
    Newell, Philip J.
    Nichols, Steve
    Nietzsche, Friedrich
    Northrup, Christiane
    O’Donohue, John
    O’Flatery, Wendy Doniger
    Oliver, Harold H.
    Olson, Diane C.
    Ornish, Dean
    Öz, Mehmet Cengiz, (Dr. Oz)
    Palihawadana, Mahinda
    Papus (Gérard Encausse)
    Peck, M. Scott
    Petulla, Joseph
    Po, Li
    Ramer, Andrew
    Rand, William Lee
    Randazzo, Anthony, Fr.
    Raub, John Jacob
    Ray, Michael
    Redfield, James
    Ribner, Melinda
    Richardson, Cheryl
    Richardson, Jabez
    Robbins, Anthony (Tony)
    Roth, Nancy, L.
    Roth, Ron
    Rupp, Joyce
    Sansone, Leslie
    Scott, S.M.
    Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman
    Schucman, Helen
    Seidman, Richard
    Severance, John B.
    Sharma, Arvind
    Shaw, Beth
    Sheldrake, Alfred Rupert
    Siegel, Bernie, Dr.
    Silverman, Krishna
    Smart, Ninan
    Smith, Huston
    Smith, Peter
    Song, Choan-Seng
    Sosa, Ernest
    Spangler, David
    Sri Chinmoy
    Star, Jonathan
    Steiger, Brad
    Steiner, Rudolph
    Stephan, Danette
    Storch, Walburga
    Stryk, Lucien
    Sturtevant, William C.
    Sundararajan, K.R.
    Swami, Sri Purohit
    Swedenborg, Emanuel
    Taylor, Jeremy
    Taylor, Terry Lynn
    Teasdale, Wayne
    Templeton, John Marks
    Tice, Paul
    Tide-Mark Press
    Tolle, Eckhart
    Tooker, Elisabeth
    Tracy, Brian
    Tsu, Lao (Lao Tsu)
    Tucker, Mary Evelyn
    Ulanov, Ann Belford
    Van de Weyer, Robert
    Van Inwagen, Peter
    Vanzant, Iyanla
    Virtue, Doreen
    Walters, Kerry
    Watts, Alan
    Walsch, Neale Donald
    Walsh, Birell
    Weiming, Tu
    Weil, Andrew
    Weiss, Brian
    Wilber, Ken
    Williams, Jacqueline A.
    Williams, Raymond Brady
    Williamson, Marianne
    Wineman, Aryeh
    Wines, Leslie
    Whit, David Gordon
    Wilkinson, Philip
    Winfrey, Oprah
    Wolf, Laibl
    Wright, Dale S.
    Wyatt, Thomas
    Yogananda, Paramahansa
    Yoke, Ho Pen
    Young, Serinity
    Zaleski, Carol
    Zaleski, Philip
    Zimmer, Heinrich
    Zuercher, Suzanne
    Zukav, Gary