Browsing All Posts filed under »Contemplative Spirituality & Mysticism«

On John Piper Hearing from God

January 10, 2012

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UPDATE: Desiring God has pulled the suggestion from its website regarding the practice of Lectio Divina. They state: “Update: Formerly I listed Lectio Divina as a third system for prayer. I’ve since removed it for the confusion it has caused. We do not endorse contemplative spirituality. The main point I’d like to recommend is using […]

On John Piper and Lectio Divina…

January 9, 2012

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UPDATE: Desiring God has pulled the suggestion from its website regarding the practice of Lectio Divina. They state: “Update: Formerly I listed Lectio Divina as a third system for prayer. I’ve since removed it for the confusion it has caused. We do not endorse contemplative spirituality. The main point I’d like to recommend is using […]

Joel Rosenberg, NAR, IHOP – Encouraging News

September 7, 2011

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A few weeks ago I shared with you many resources as to why it was dangerous for Rick Perry to be involved with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) as he hosted The Response prayer event in Houston, Texas on August 6th, 2011.  Previously I had shared an article from Brannon House as to why Christians […]

The Embrace of Contemplative Spirituality in the (Post)Modern Church

November 2, 2010

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By Justin Edwards Lighthouse Trails Research has just posted a revealing article illustrating the extent to which contemplative spirituality and mysticism (CSM) has infiltrated the evangelical church. In a new book titled, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, author Carl McColman explains there is no distinction between Christian mysticism and non-Christian mysticism. Proponents of contemplative […]

Rick Warren Wants Us to Learn from Henri Nowen (Mystic)

September 14, 2010

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By Ken Silva In posts such as Rick Warren Dangerous Man For The Gospel this online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries has been among those who’ve been reporting on an ill-advised decision by Dr. John Piper to bring Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren into the Desiring God Conference 2010 as the keynote speaker. As I’ve pointed out before, sadly, it got […]

Beth Moore et al and Contemplative Prayer

August 16, 2010

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By Lighthouse Trails Research Editors In the August 2010 cover story of Christianity Today, the magazine has brought out two things that the major Christian media has thus far ignored – one, that Beth Moore, described as “the most popular Bible teacher in America”  by CT is a proponent of contemplative prayer, and two, that there is a […]

Mindless Mantras are an Abomination to God

June 28, 2010

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By Justin Edwards The following article from Paul Proctor can be read in full here: Dangerous Prayers. The context of the article is in reference to a recent exchange between The View’s liberal co-host, Joy Behar and conservative co-host, Elizabeth Hasselbeck. The flame war likely only served to further muddy the interfaith swamp water, but emphasizes […]

Beyond a Doubt: Contemplative Spirituality = New Age Movement

May 20, 2010

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By Ray Yungen Before writing my book, A Time of Departing, I made sure I could prove, beyond a doubt, that contemplative prayer had not only slipped into the Christian faith, but also prove it is an integral part of the New Age movement. In fact, New Agers see contemplative prayer as one of their […]

Stations of the Cross and the Emerging Church

March 24, 2010

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By Justin Edwards As we near Resurrection Sunday in remembrance of the price paid by the Savior to atone for our sins and His glorious resurrection from the grave, it is important to recognize the trappings of ancient rituals of which many are entering evangelical churches through Emergence Christianity. One of such religious traditions are […]

What is Soaking Prayer?

March 19, 2010

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By Justin Edwards Another form of mystical prayer is called soaking prayer. It is a meditative practice that has no biblical foundation. If you hear this term in your church, it should serve as a red flag that something is amiss, and your church is heading down the heretical mystical pathway – Emergence Christianity loves […]

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