Southern Baptist-Owned LifeWay Stores Won’t Pull ‘Message Bible’ After Author’s ‘Gay Marriage’ Retraction

As previously reported here and here, a huge hullabaloo erupted after retired pastor and author Eugene Peterson, best known for “The Message,” commented during an interview that he would be willing to officiate a same-sex ceremony for “Christians of good faith” … Continue reading 

Moody Bible Institute—Trying to Hold on to a Biblical Heritage While Riding the Wave of the Emerging Church

(Lighthouse Trails) Several years ago, Rick Warren said something that still haunts us—leaders of the new purpose-driven, emergent “Christianity” will have to wait until resisters either leave or die before the plan can be fully implemented.1  In other words, they are … Continue reading 

The Power of De-Conversion Stories: How Jen Hatmaker is Trying to Change Minds About the Bible

Fans of Jen Hatmaker may not realize that she follows the same basic playbook used by former megachurch pastor and Oprah Winfrey pal Rob Bell and other progressive “Christians.” According to Michael J. Kruger, professor of Reformed Theological Seminary, the details … Continue reading 

Jesus Calling Devotional Bible?–Putting Words in Jesus’ Mouth–And in the Bible

From Berean Research: The blockbuster book Jesus Calling has sold more the 15 million copies.  Jesus Calling was published in 2004 and has remained on bestseller lists ever since.  According to the book’s publisher, “After many years of writing her own words … Continue reading 

Lauding Heretic, Eugene Peterson, Beth Moore Compares Him to Beethoven

“An advocate of the now largely defunct Emergent Church, Peterson actually encouraged people not to read or study the Bible. Peterson created a Bible paraphrase that was as least like the Bible as humanly possible, because Peterson wanted people to … Continue reading 

‘The Gospel Is Not for Sale’: Benny Hinn Confesses ‘Crazy Theology,’ Says Prosperity Gimmicks an ‘Offense to the Lord’

Costi Hinn, the nephew of Benny Hinn and pastor of discipleship at Redeemer Bible Church in Gilbert, Arizona, told Christian News that he is cautiously optimistic about his uncle’s words.  “I was encouraged by his blunt refutation of the prosperity gospel,” … Continue reading 

Hillsong Writer Marty Sampson Renounces His Faith on Instagram

“Notice how Marty Sampson’s Instagram statement of unbelief imports the exact “true to me right now” sentiments Hillsong’s music has taught our churches to sing about what they believe for years. Their music style mimics the spirit of the age: … Continue reading 

Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

“So Allberry, Butterfield, and Perry’s popularity comes largely because straight Christians like to hear them talk about how they dealt with their homosexuality.  It makes straight Christians feel tolerant for giving them platforms.  Straight Christians imagine that gay people will respond positively … Continue reading 

Better gear up for the 5 major changes coming to the Church (Reprise)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY This article by CRN managing editor Marsha West was first published May 25, 2015. John Burton has written a piece titled “Ancient and Emerging: 5 Major Changes Coming to the Church.”  Before you get all excited, or maybe … Continue reading