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Why do so many evangelicals appear to be chasing hollow and deceptive philosophies, practically begging to be taken captive? Have they fallen prey to slick marketing campaigns, packaged, big-box sermonettes and feel-good pep-talks that have replaced timeless, eternal, doctrinal truths?  Thankfully no; there is still a remnant hanging on tight to the Word of God as sufficient inerrant and authoritative.

This little church went to marketOur guest today, Pastor Gary Gilley, is known for his research books like This Little Church Went To Market: The Church in the Age of Modern Entertainment, and and This Little Church Stayed Home: a faithful church in deceptive times.  We interviewed Dr. Gilley last month on his brand new book is titled, Out of Formation: Spiritual Disciplines of God and Men. Please be sure to listen to Spiritual Formation: An interview with Dr. Gary Gilley.

We also mentioned this article when a listener asked us about the Alpha Course:  Ecumenicism and the Alpha Course, and What is the ALPHA Course?

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Dr. Gilley is a pastor at Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois since 1975. He is also the author and editor of the bimonthly contemporary theological issues publication Think on These Things. In addition to speaking at various conferences throughout the USA and overseas, he serves on the advisory board of New Tribes Mission and on the executive boards of Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission and Personal Freedom Outreach. He is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute and Cambridge Graduate School, both in the U.S.