“Rosaria Butterfield should never have given Nouwen’s Reaching Out: The Three Movements Of The Spiritual Life space in her book. This was a serious error. Do I think she had some ulterior motive? I do not.” By John Lanagan “Today … Continue reading
“Nouwen was no friend to Bible believers. He was not a trustworthy guide or teacher. He assigned meanings to Bible passages that were not there and applied salvation universally to most except those who opt out. In his scheme there … Continue reading
“Today I personally believe that while Jesus came to open the door to God’s house, all human beings can walk through that door, whether they know about Jesus or not. Today I see it as my call to help every … Continue reading
Apprising Ministries offers that his explanation and subsequent comments concerning mysticism muddies the water.
Apprising Ministries brings you exclusive video of the popular evangelical apologist calling this apostate universalist a devout Christian.
In this well-documented article Apprising Ministries points out that people like Chuck Swindoll are importing their own definitions into terms mystics, like the late Henri Nouwen, use. So I offer that it’s well past time for Swindoll and others to repent … Continue reading
Apprising Ministries shows you here that apparently at least a segment of corrupt Counter Reformation spirituality is rooting within this leading Protestant evangelical seminary.
(Daniel Mann) Jesus teaches that the world cannot receive the Spirit of God, God within us: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be … Continue reading
Emergent Church…aka Emerging and sometimes Emergence Religious leadership must end its intellectual and imaginative failure to think through what it is doing in the light of the new emerging cosmology, which is hospitable to spirit-matter theories and mindbody experiences. ~ … Continue reading
An integral part of “spiritual formation” disciplines, contemplative prayer (aka centering prayer, abiding prayer, breath prayer, Jesus prayer) is described by Richard Foster as: wordless (no content), not for the novice (exclusive), unmediated, and dangerous. Thomas Merton gives the dangers: … Continue reading
[T]he author speaks of the “first and everlasting love of a God who is Father as well as Mother.” (John Lanagan – The Word Like Fire) The author writes, “What I see here is God as Mother, receiving back into … Continue reading
“Rosaria Butterfield’s hospitality theology, many of her themes and mantras, the framework for the entire SSA celibate queer movement as well as many of the talking points over at Living Out and Russell Moore’s ERLC SSA panels are regurgitations of … Continue reading
Spiritual formation is the process of apparent spiritual development through engaging in a set of behaviors, termed disciplines. Advocates believe these disciplines help shape the character of the practitioner into the likeness of Christ. Though superficially similar to discipleship, spiritual formation … Continue reading
This article by CRN managing editor Marsha West was first published September 13, 2017. In 2012 I penned a series of articles entitled “Liberals Created the Culture of Evil and Death.” Due to the aggressive tactics of the “fake news” … Continue reading
Definition of Contemplative Prayer: A form of Christian mysticism that allegedly brings about a mystical union with God. The mystical “spirituality” that is so popular in evangelical and charismatic circles today is a yearning for an experiential relationship with God … Continue reading
(Lighthouse Trails) For many years, Lighthouse Trails has written about the slide that Biola University in Southern California has taken into contemplative spirituality. Our first indication that the school was heading that way was in February of 2006 when we … Continue reading
When I penned this piece in 2010, my aim was to inform professing Christians, who had convinced themselves that it’s okay to practice “Christian yoga,” that it is not okay at all. At that point yoga, which has its roots … Continue reading
Following is a letter to the editor of Lighthouse Trails. The person who wrote the letter offers plenty of reasons parents should be concerned about their children’s participation in AWANA. Church leaders such as Sean McDowell recommend that our youth read … Continue reading
We have warned our readers about popular speaker, author and Bible study teacher Priscilla Shirer a number of times (here) for the reason that some of her teaching is dangerous. For one thing, Shirer is a proponent of unbiblical contemplative … Continue reading
Elizabeth Prata of The End Time examines the ministry of beloved apologist Ravi Zacharias. The things she reveals about Ravi will not sit well with many Christians, some may even choose to go on the attack. Now, I’m the fist to … Continue reading
In this email exchange Apprising Ministries shares a response an AM reader tells me they received from RZIM concerning Zacharias’ appearance this week on Meyer’s program. Based upon past responses I received from RZIM when Zacharias called apostate mystic Henri … Continue reading
John Lanagan of My Word Like Fire reports: From the Office of Public Relations, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 11/9/12: “The International House of Prayer (IHOP) was founded in 1999 by Mike Bickle, who says that many IHOP teachings draw upon … Continue reading