Tag Archives: Brian McLaren

What are the real roots of the Emergent Church movement?

Glad you asked.  Post-modernism tells us that we can’t know absolute truth; that what is true for you may not be true for me, as I’ve experienced a different spirituality than you have.  This dangerous movement has ensnared so many of us, that we need to do something about it.  How can we help our […]

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Transformers: More than meets the eye

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:46 — 20.7MB) We are being re-wired. The following verses tell us that we can expect the world to transform us into good global citizens for the greater collective good. (scroll over these to read): 1 John 5:19 Romans 12:2 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 The truth is, we […]

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McLaren’s CANA Initiative marks new era for Neo Emergents

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:29 — 20.6MB) Remember back in May when Emergent Guru Brian McLaren asked for financial support in huge amounts to build a new progressive organization that would carry the Emergent Movement into a new era? That era is apparently here and converging in a new initiative called […]

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The next era for progressive emergence

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:29 — 20.6MB) Remember back about six months ago when Emergent Guru Brian McLaren asked for some big, bodacious financial support for a mystery organization that would carry the progressive church into a new era? Well that organization is now up and running, and you may be surprised at […]

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Atonement scoffing spreads like rancid yeast

The growing move among the progressive Christians away from Jesus’ atoning work on the cross was a spark initially ignited by Brian McLaren a few years ago, and more recently promoted by Tony Jones and others. As you can see from the link to this article, this blasphemous idea is a quickly spreading leaven that […]

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"Davos" is a word you should know

Why should you need to be familiar with the word, “Davos?” Because Davos, Switzerland, was the site of the World Economic Forum back in 2008. Before your eyes glaze over, let me open them by sharing something Sarah Leslie, a phenomenal researcher and Emergent expert over at Herescope, shared on our program today. In Davos, […]

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Emerging towards convergence

“After emergence comes emersion.” —Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man (Harper, 1965), p. 309. This excellent article by Sarah H. Leslie will give you the basis for what the Emergent Church is doing today, especially in light of where Emergent guru Brian McLaren has told his funders he is taking them (See: Donation plea: […]

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Emergent Church finally shows its real intentions!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:23 — 12.2MB) If your church uses words like “Missional” and “Spiritual Formation,” you’re not going to want to miss today’s program.  And if someone has told you that the Emerging Church is a non-factor, that is an outright lie. (Yes, we need to be this bold.) […]

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Donation plea: Brian McLaren Responds

Last week on his blog, Emergent guru Brian McLaren asked for large sums of money to go to a project to be named later. (See: Brian McLaren asks for significant cash for mystery project)  Those who were interested could write to him at a “Happy To Help” email address. Here is the response email I […]

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Strange winds of change

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:30 — 12.7MB) Today we’re covering everything from the Boy Scout’s decision to cave to the left, a surprise announcement from the Pope that even atheists are saved, to a mysterious mega-money request from Emergent guru Brian McLaren, to some new information about Spiritual Formation – the […]

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Truth & Trends: Everyman's church

As we’ve been talking with various leaders about the challenges Christians in each denomination face, it has become very obvious that no church is exempt from the barrage of trends and ear-tickling temptations. And while no church is perfect, many are striving to keep the ways of the world at bay, staying the course against […]

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The Left’s continued attack on atonement for sins

First, Brian McLaren denied Jesus’ substitutionary atonement on the cross. A few weeks ago, fellow emergent Tony Jones joined him, as has Jay Bakker.  And now the full-on attack of the truth is sweeping the Left, tickling ears and changing minds and hearts: I share this image not to offend, but to ask these questions:  […]

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Tony Jones: "I Think Your Atonement Might Be Wrong"

Did you know that before the year 1,000 A.D. there was no propitiation, and that what Jesus did on the cross had nothing to do with atoning for our sins? Well neither did we. But as emergent leader Tony Jones explains on his “I Think Your Atonement Might Be Wrong” video shared on his blog […]

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Radio Bible Class – "Contemplative, and Proud of it!"

Originally published at Lighthouse Trails blog: Radio Bible Class – “Contemplative, and Proud of it!” “I’ve practiced centering prayer. I’ve contemplatively prayed. I’ve prayed liturgically….I’ve benefited from each, and I still do. In ways you’ll see, elements of each style are still with me.      –Larry Crabb, The Papa Prayer, p.9 In following up our recent […]

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How Confusion Breeds Chrislam

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:09 — 12.2MB) For years, so-called “Insider Movement” groups have promoted the idea that it is not necessary for people in other faiths to convert to Christianity. In fact, they believe conversion isn’t necessary at all, because they say that Jesus didn’t come to start a “religion.” […]

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Letter: "Tony Campolo is speaking at my church"

When it comes to teachers and preachers with whom we have major doctrinal differences, where should churches draw the line when inviting them in as speakers to the pulpit?  A listener in Pennsylvania asks that very question, and we’ve shared it here with his permission: I am 35-years-old and live about 40 miles west of […]

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Volatile times in the Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:48 — 11.9MB) We’ve got a jam-packed program today, including some interesting articles to share with you about how the progressive side of Christianity is going to help “save Jesus” be showing you how to re-imagine Him. It’s a small group DVD series designed to get you […]

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McLaren and others teach us to reimagine Jesus

“Do you ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left?”  Let me guess: Progressives to the rescue? This is a question posed in Saving Jesus Redux, a new video series brought to you by Brian McLaren and other voices. It’s a 12-session small group DVD that […]

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Is your church Emergent, New Age or Christian?

This video goes with the topic of Post-Modernistic/Liberalism that has become the Church today. A great teaching tool for those who need to understand how different these teachings are from God’s Word:    

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A lurch to the left: The church turned upside-down

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:21 — 11.8MB) How many Post-Moderns does it take to change a church? Only one. And sadly, most churches have them in their pews, in their leadership, and in many cases, in their pulpits. We’re not talking about political liberalism here, we are talking about those who […]

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