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Perry Noble removed as pastor at NewSpring for personal behavior related to alcohol

Early in Sunday’s 9:15 a.m. service, Executive Pastor Shane Duffey announced that Noble had been removed as pastor on July 1, after the NewSpring board of directors had “made a difficult and painful decision” to make a change.

Duffey said the termination by the state’s largest and richest church came after Noble “had made unfortunate choices,” and that the board members had confronted Noble on numerous occasions regarding his use of alcohol.

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Betrayed with a kiss: Azusa Now’s One World Religion

It’s been six weeks since I posted: Azusa Redux: Lou Engle, Greg Laurie uniting denominations?

That’s a question that was resoundingly affirmed by Lou Engle in the sound of one sloppy wet kiss.  The NAR-affiliated false teacher Lou Engle, founder of the “Azusa Now: The Call”  exchanged foot kisses with a Roman Catholic leader live on stage in front of a cheering audience of 100,000+ packed into the LA Coliseum this past weekend. 

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What is the Gospel? It is the true Easter message

The Resurrection of Christ Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,  and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached … Continue reading

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Together 2016: “catalytic change” more like cataclysmic syncretism

The Pope will help ring in this summer’s “Next Great Awakening” is bringing Assemblies of God Supt. George O. Wood and Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd together to link arms in spiritual unity with the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, Grace Communion International (formerly the Armstrongism Worldwide Church of God), and a host of familiar Chrislebrities including Hillsong United, Francis Chan, Hillsong’s pastorix Christine Caine, Ravi Zacharias, Kari Jobe, Josh McDowell, Luis Palau and others. The number organizers have in mind: One Million.

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Perry’s “The Passion” puts Pizazz in Palm Sunday

I wonder how they would view a 20-foot sparkly white cross being paraded down the streets of New Orleans, in a live, televised star-studded musical extravaganza 2,000 years later?

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Rob Bell, Aaron Rodgers and “How To Be Here”

“Listing all the ways in which Rob has positively impacted my life would take up too much space; so I’ll simply say that he has inspired me to live life with a deeper level of appreciation and to love people with a greater awareness of our connectivity.” (Aaron Rogers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers)

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Moody’s lengthy slide into mysticism

The mystical “spirituality” that is so popular in evangelical and charismatic circles today is a yearning for an experiential relationship with God that downplays the role of faith and Scripture and that exalts “transcendental” experiences that lift the individual from the earthly mundane into a higher “spiritual” plane.

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20 ways pastors can become domineering bullies

The so-called “bully pulpit” is found in all sorts of churches, and not confined to a movement or a denomination. Vision-casting churches who deal harshly with vision “hijackers” (those who raise concerns), are particularly susceptible.

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When “guilt by association” hits home

What do you do when the head of your church or denomination publicly joins hands with a known apostate teacher on the world stage?  If you speak up, you will hear the familiar accusation that you are unfairly using guilt by association. Speak up anyway.

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4 concerns about Jen Hatmaker’s teachings

It’s no surprise to me that last week’s book review post, “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess” by Jen Hatmaker, received a mixed response. Along with the many women who thanked me for posting the review, a number were also upset that I would dare to question anything about this popular speaker and teacher. Let me clear up one thing: the review was a warning not against the woman, but about how she is handling God’s Word to an international audience.

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