Tag Archives: Rick Warren

Uncommon ground?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:42 — 21.1MB) We’re seeing a lot of partnerships forming between protestant leaders and Roman Catholic leaders. Last month, you’ll recall Word of Faith televangelist Kenneth Copeland made a pact with Pope Francis.  A few days ago Saddleback’s Rick Warren went on the Cathilic wordlwide EWTN channel, […]

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Who is Peter Drucker, and what did he do with our church?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:38 — 20.7MB) The Post-Modern church is shaped around what has become the “business” of doing Church. The focus is on growing the numbers, defining the brand and making the customers happy, rather than focusing on feeding the sheep or equipping the saints to bring the Good […]

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Traditional, Transitional, Transformational – The Slow Suicide of Many Churches

It’s the way it works. Every church that has decided to follow Peter Drucker‘s business model, Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek model, Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven model - all under the term “Seeker-Friendly”. It begins slow, and continues steadily. The people in these churches are like the frog in a pot of slowly boiling water – never being told […]

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Pastor’s Toolbox emphasizes big days for a specific purpose

But what is the big purpose? Should we leverage Big Days (Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day), so that churches can bring a message of the hope we have in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and life eternal with Him? Of course we should. After all, a lot of people go/get dragged to church […]

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Hillsong’s surprising statement about “Allah”

Brace yourself. Brian Houston believes that Christians and Muslims serve the same God. Watch him say it yourself: Post by Stand Up For The Truth.

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Richard Foster, Renovare, Larry Crabb make mystical mix

On April 3rd, Richard Foster’s Renovare organization will be presenting the Formation for Whole Life conference in Houston, Texas, reports Lighthouse Trails: According to several sources, including Rick Warren, Christianity Today, and Lighthouse Trails, Richard Foster is a key player in the contemplative prayer movement (aka: Spiritual Formation movement). Speakers at this year’s Renovare conference include contemplative figures Ruth […]

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Religious leaders of all stripes endorse Son of God movie

Hear from our friends and partners, some of the nation’s leading influencers in faith, who offer insightful commentary on selected scenes from the movie Son of God. You can have hours of fun on the Son of God movie trailer site, where some of the biggest mega-names in the visible church are partnering and promoting the […]

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“Holy” Yoga in my church?

We recently received a letter from a listener in Pennsylvania who raised concerns with church leaders who have embraced “holy yoga” in their church. He suffered what usually happens to many of us when we compare a practice method or teaching to Scripture, and then challenge church leadership: He was ostracized and called a Pharisee: […]

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A syncretous start to a larger religion

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Unity at any cost? Today we’re covering several developing events within – and outside of – Christianity. Four main movements that we’ve been warning about are coming together as major Christian leaders are using innocent-sounding church programs and noble social causes to unite in […]

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Ecumenicism and the Alpha Course

Here is an update on the Alpha Course, a program that was started by Nicky Gumbel at the Anglican church in London. This church was the center of the holy laughter movement in England and Europe, and has been known for services that include being “slain in the spirit” and behaviors such as uncontrollable laughter, spasms, loud animal-like […]

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When is it time to bail out?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:42 — 20.7MB)   We cover the church growth movement quite a bit on this program. It is designed to grow attendance through entertainment, emotional manipulation and very little of what “customers” really need: The Gospel.  Today we are going to find why one pastor has left […]

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Jesus Christ "Superstar?"

It’s one thing when a secular men’s magazine idolizes a hip pastor, and quite another when a Christian magazine does it. Both are distasteful and anti-biblical, and both are part of a growing element in our culture that elevates men (and sometimes women) in church leadership to rock star status, leaving our Lord and Savior, […]

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When denominations "shift"

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:27 — 21.0MB) Interesting story update this morning to tell you about: (Update: Main Calvary Chapel Store Removes Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan After Numerous Complaints) A couple of days ago Lighthouse posted a letter to the editor titled: “Main Calvary Chapel Bookstore Just Added Rick Warren’s Daniel […]

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What to make of the Francis Chan/IHOP union

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.4MB) The Christian blogosphere is asking the question: What to make of popular Christian teacher and author Francis Chan speaking at IHOP (International House of Prayer)? Some are praising Chan’s bravery, others are saddened and alarmed at the union. What did Francis Chan preach that day? Why the […]

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Reviewing 2013

2013 has been a very interesting year indeed for Christians.  The end of 2012 saw the “Mayan Calendar” propaganda being spread as people around the world wondered if the end was upon us, and that is a pretty tough act to follow, but 2013 had its interesting moments. We watched Rick Warren address continued challenges […]

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Calvary Chapel: "What Now?"

Rick Warren has been promoting a lot of his photo ops with other well-known and well-respected leaders of the faith. A few weeks ago when he  appeared on stage at Calvary Chapel’s Chuck Smith’s memorial, many speculated that he crashed the party for another photo opp, while others claim he was an invited guest. Is […]

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Why shepherds and sheep need sheep dogs

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:52 — 20.8MB) How important are the sheepdogs to the flock? In the post-modern church model, many beloved shepherds have either gotten rid of their sheepdogs, or have told them to repent and stop doing what they were designed to do. Has this happened in your church? […]

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Wisdom in challenging times

I want to spend a few moments talking about this radio show, Stand Up For the Truth. We are approaching our three year anniversary on this show. Quite frankly I thought the show wouldn’t last more than six months. But I underestimated just how crazy things were getting in our nation and quite frankly within […]

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Biblical discipleship vs. Rightnow Media

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:30 — 10.7MB) Are you ready for the next big state-of-the-art discipleship tool for every member of your church, including staff?  It’s called RightNow Media, a slick new video streaming program that compares itself to the Netflix of Christianity, and you don’t even need to lift a […]

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Where have all the no-compromisers gone?

I’m not sure where “Buffy” is from, but it probably doesn’t matter. You see, Buffy is one of many Christians from around the globe who have written to us out of sheer frustration over trying to find a good, Bible-based church that does not compromise with the world and all of its movements that have […]

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