Category Archives: Emergent Church

“The Shack” to be the next blasphemous blockbuster film

Let’s cut right to the chase:  Are there heresies in The Shack?  Yes. Scroll down. There are more than a dozen of them. Movies about God always make big bucks at the box office, and the film adaptation of The … Continue reading

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Calvary Chapel’s Brian Brodersen instructs pastors to “Tone it down” for youth

The Calvary Chapel Association has promised all 1,600 of its churches around the world an international meeting next year to address concerns about its future direction. That’s in direct response to a growing chorus of concerns from pastors around the … Continue reading

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Emergent Catalyst Conference spreads a wider web

The eight-year-strong Catalyst franchise conference aimed at millennials has long pushed a leftist social justice message rather than the Gospel of the Cross. But as we see more and more leadership conferences pushing the message of UNITY, I’ve been noticing … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Church Event: “Raising a Jedi: Spiritual Formation and the Force”

The church advertisement quotes John 1:5, with the tagline, “Faith & The Force: A Light Shines in the Darkness.” That verse is supposed to be about Jesus. But here we see a church using it to describe a mystical power … Continue reading

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Phyllis Tickle, who championed a church paradigm shift, is dead

It was lung cancer.  Sadly, the emergent-New Ager clung to her teachings that Christendom must evolve. She frequently appeared with Brian McLaren, Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt and those of other faiths to ring in a new era in the modern … Continue reading

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Is church for seekers or saints?

From church marketing, to “seeker-friendly” or “seeker-sensitive” strategies, the visible Church still seems to want to make church all about the “unchurched.” Why is that? Why do we think being part of a church is the end-all “whew!” goal of … Continue reading

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So you think you can preach?

I haven’t made a formal statement on my sudden departure from the radio station position I’ve held since 2010, but it’s time I cleared the air.  The details of my resignation are different from what has been reported. For the … Continue reading

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“I’m a Christ Follower, Not A Christian” gong still rings

The old “I’m a Christ Follower, Not A Christian” gong seems to be ringing once again. Thanks to the Spiritual Formation movement, Christian or Christ-follower is a distinction that is being made more and more today, and it claims to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to all 82 Willow Creek Association Churches in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin pastor recently wrote to churches across his state with a WCA (Willow Creek Association) affiliation. (To find out which churches in your area are affiliated with WCA, click here.) If you live in Wisconsin, there is a good … Continue reading

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Uniting Religions for World Change

There is a Christian interfaith movement that is gaining speed around the world. Among the rock star Evangelical organizations: The Tony Blair Foundation, Sojourners, Saddleback’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the Luis Palau Evangelist Ministries. Carl Teichrib … Continue reading

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