Tag Archives: contemplative prayer

Don’t Miss List: Olympics, Sudan, Russia and Incredible Iceland video

HRW Talks about the Olympics Refugee Team The Rio Olympics are just days away and I just found out there is a team of refugees competing together. Their presence will highlight the massive and ongoing world refugee crisis. Human Rights … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss List for May 22, 2015

Before you check out for the three-day weekend or beach getaway or whatever you’re doing this Memorial Day, here’s a Don’t Miss List.

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Dangerous Spiritual Formation Practices Influencing Kids

I’ve warned a little bit here about Richard Foster and his spiritual disciplines as well as the dangers of contemplative spirituality. That’s why I want to share this update about “spiritual formation” and how it could be impacting your children … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss List 6.20.13

I had a spike in traffic yesterday so it seems many of you cared about that church that turned back from the contemplative path. I know it encouraged me tremendously and I hope it did the same for you. Today, … Continue reading

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Praise God! LHT Shares Story of Church that Turned Back from Contemplative Practices

This headline just made my morning! From Lighthouse Trails Research: “Church Heading Toward Contemplative Turns Around After Seeing the Evidence.” Someone from Texas wrote in to LHT to encourage them with the news of how their materials were able to … Continue reading

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Pastor James Murphy on Mysticism and Experientialism

Many of you have already listened to First Baptist church of Johnson City, Pastor James Murphy’s sermon that I shared the other day. If you haven’t, I hope that you will because it is the most encouraging thing I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Friday morning thoughts

So I learned from Thomas Nelson Publishers yesterday that Sarah Young will have a new book (Jesus Today) out soon, presumably written in the same inappropriate style as her other books have been. Please, do yourself a favor and don’t … Continue reading

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Warren’s Daniel Plan: Created with Muslim and New Age Doctors

As I’ve already written about the misuse of scripture used to justify Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan, it seems fitting to address other concerns surrounding the diet plan next. I don’t think the church should be in the diet business at … Continue reading

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Concerns about Matt Chandler’s The Village Church

I happened to visit Apprising Ministries website today and when I spied a post about Matt Chandler and The Village Church what I read troubled me greatly. First, Silva pointed out the covenant for membership at the church. Pretty common … Continue reading

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Pastor Gilley: Differences between Contemplative Prayer and Biblical Prayer

This may be the best explanation of the differences between contemplative prayer (one of the “disciplines” of spiritual formation) and biblical prayer I’ve read. It isn’t brief, but it is well worth the read. (from Pastor Gary Gilley at Southern … Continue reading

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