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Blocked from @Rick Warren on Twitter

Last night I saw a Facebook post about something that Pastor Rick Warren had tweeted. I haven’t looked at the pastor’s tweets in a while, so I clicked on the link, and found this: Curious indeed. I don’t interact with @Rick Warren, and the last time I posted anything with his name on it would […]

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National Homosexual Activist Organization Targets Christians in Latest Campaign

By Garrett Haley MISSISSIPPI – A homosexual activist organization whose co-founder was recently jailed for sex abuse charges has launched an aggressive campaign to convert Christians to the same-sex ‘marriage’ cause. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) describes itself as a “civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.” With […]

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Back to the basics: a conversation about the Emergent Church

Four years ago we began covering the Emergent Church movement. And then back in 2011, several popular pastors made an  astounding statement on their blogs: The emergent church movement is over. Dead.  If the Emergent Movement is “so yesterday,” why are more and more churches climbing on board the neo-emergent bus?  Why are youth-targeted conferences […]

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The morphing of the Emergent movement: Can you see it now?

The Emergent Church movement is a progressive Christian movement that attempts to reduce or eliminate Christian doctrine in favor of experience and feelings. Most do not believe man can know what is absolute truth, and believe God must be experienced outside of traditional biblical doctrines. We know the Emergent church is alive and well, although […]

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Leaving churches: The rise of the “Dones”

Researchers from organizations like Pew Forum and Barna Research have come up with all sorts of names for our behavior and practices. We’ve heard of the “unchurched,” the “De-Churched,” and this past year we’ve heard the term, “the Nones,” the number of Americans who do not identify with any religion. Well now there’s a new […]

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The Neo Emergents: Are you following this new mixed breed?

Brian McLaren, Dan Kimball, Leonard Sweet, Rob Bell – all Emergent leaders who’ve moved into more of a “coach” position. Who are the New Emergent Leaders today? Lots of names you may not have heard of. Leadership Network (the original Druckerite emergent machine), is hooked up with a number of the Next Gen emergent leaders. […]

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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

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 ‘re either transformed into the image of Christ Jesus, or transformed […]

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McLaren’s CANA Initiative marks new era for Neo Emergents

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 CANA Initiative, pulling together a Who’s Who list of known false […]

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The next era for progressive emergence

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 who is helping him and what they’ll be doing later this […]

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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!

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.) We believe this is a must-hear interview for every pastor and […]

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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

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 latest trend that is leading a huge number of seeker-friendly churches […]

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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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