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Filipino Evangelicals are Overwhelmingly Prosperity Believers (UPDATED)

September 17, 2013
Filipino Evangelicals are Overwhelmingly Prosperity Believers (UPDATED)

  UPDATE November 6, 2013: In his Strange Fire Conference, John MacArthur claimed that 90 percent of all Pentecostals-Charismatics are followers of the health and wealth goof-el. P-C’s immediately exclaimed, “Foul!” Only a very small minority are so. But this time, JM is spot on. A Pew Forum Survey of 10 nations in October 2006 […]

To Young Evangelicals: Don’t Swim from Willow Creek to the Tiber; Swim to Lake Geneva

July 19, 2013
To Young Evangelicals: Don’t Swim from Willow Creek to the Tiber; Swim to Lake Geneva

So if you're one of those "young evangelicals" whose minds have been emptied out by the mindless cacophony of your "Willow Creek" church, don't swim back to the Tiber. You have another option, a great one: swim to "Lake Geneva" where your minds will be fed with "true, deep, intellectually robust spirituality" of the 16th century Protestant Reformation.

Conform, Reform, or Leave: Part 2

June 13, 2013
Conform, Reform, or Leave: Part 2

"Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated." The Borg's declaration might as well be the Church Growth Movement's mission, with its megachurch culture.

Rules for Sermon Writing–Then and Now

March 20, 2012
Rules for Sermon Writing–Then and Now

5. Remember that a Spirit-led, anointed pastor will always be able to deliver a sermon with no knowledge, training or preparation.

Conform, Reform or Leave? Part Three

March 10, 2012
Conform, Reform or Leave? Part Three

"This is to say nothing of the loss of the sacred in contemporary church music and worship, or of an overall aesthetic sensibility close to that of Wal-Mart."

Worship with “Praise Bands” (Updated)

February 22, 2012
Worship with “Praise Bands” (Updated)

"We, the church, have unwittingly encouraged you to simply import musical practices into Christian worship that—while they might be appropriate elsewhere—are detrimental to congregational worship."

What is MTS Preaching?

January 20, 2012
What is MTS Preaching?

  Add to this moralistic therapeutic mix Ed Young’s “Sexperiment” and Mark Driscoll’s pornographic dreams. Christless pastors, in Christless megachurches, producing Christless “Christians.” And what do you have? Mark Driscoll, Ed Young and company. They’re all obsessed with MTS preaching. Sociologist Christian Smith coined the term “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism” to describe the default religion of American […]

Qualities of a Gospel-Driven Mission

January 27, 2011
Qualities of a Gospel-Driven Mission

The emergent movement is the clearest example today of what Paul calls in our text as an appeal that “[springs] from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive… with words of flattery,” all with the intention of pleasing man rather than God. It is not any different from the “seeker-sensitive” movement that caters to […]

A Tale of Two Presbyterian Churches

June 26, 2009

Divergent is the word when comparing the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Consider these recent news...

Christless Christianity News Bytes

November 15, 2008

In his new book "Christless Christianity," Dr. Michael Horton says, "Jesus has been dressed up as a corporate CEO, life coach, culture-warrior, political revolutionary, philosopher, copilot, cosufferer, moral example, and partner in fulfilling our personal and social dreams," but rarely as the crucified and resurrected Redeemer of a powerless people dead in sin.

Bill Hybels and Mother Teresa

August 13, 2008

Bill Hybels' address at the 2008 Leadership Summit was the result of months of studying Mother Teresa. He told 50,000 attendees that no one has affected him more deeply than Mother Teresa. Why do Hybels and other pop evangelical leaders frequently praise their non-Biblical, even non-Christian, heroes?

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