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Posted April 26, 2016
HE STILL HASN'T FOUND WHAT HE'S LOOKING FOR
David Taylor of Fuller Seminary, Bono and Eugene Peterson (Source)
By Pastor Jim Jenkins
It’s entirely possible to look at something so long that you can’t really see it anymore. For years I have been calling people back to simple faith in the inerrancy of God’s Word. I’ve been patronized, mocked and more times than not, simply ignored.
I completed my doctorate at Fuller Seminary at the height of the Church Growth movement. I was exposed to all the marketing influence, the obsession with numerical growth of churches—and it was there that I was first introduced to the term “Progressive Christian.”
We were required to read the book Marketing the Church by George Barna. Some notables at Fuller at the time were C. Peter Wagner, Bob Logan, Carl George, and Eddie Gibbs. The message that permeated the core of the Doctor of Ministry Degree program was that the Church needed to be run as a business, and that the message needed to be contextualized against the backdrop of the culture.
Today Fuller Seminary rolled out its inaugural video of a new media site FULLER studio. It is a 20-minute piece featuring Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible which sold 17,000,000 copies and the rock star Bono. They are discussing their joint affinity for the Psalms. Accompanying the video is the above picture of Bono with the Petersons at their home in Montana. Bono is lifting his index finger. Many believers would say, “Oh, I didn’t know Bono was a Christian.”
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Posted April 12, 2016
CHRISTIANIZING THE FORCE
Read Part 1: Star Wars Awakens
Read Part 2: Merchandi$ing the Force
Read Part 3: Manipulating the Force
Read Part 4: Syncretizing the Force
To open their eyes,
Exhibit: The Martial Arts born from Indian/Chinese Yoga
More than a clear understanding of the Bible and the Christian way of life, instructors need to have God’s blessing to facilitate the development of youth in the martial arts and the Christian way of life, by meeting their unique needs.
By Gaylene Goodroad
YOGA: Mother of the MARTIAL ARTS
This troubling oversight is what prompted me, in part, to write about these things, especially as I searched in vain to find thorough warnings on this subject. As evidenced in Part 4 of this article series, the syncretism of Christianity with the Martial Arts is proliferating at an alarming rate. Just as believers who practice Yoga will assert that they are divorcing the movements from its Eastern religion foundation, the same is being claimed by those who practice Martial Arts. What most avid practitioners of both systems do not realize, however, is that they are dabbling in Eastern religion even if they don't recognize it. This Eastern mystical way opposes Christianity—and it is a spirituality that will seduce them away from Christ and into the occult. (Read my testimony in Part 1.)
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In this newsletter:
AFRICAN MINISTRY REPORTS
By Jewel Grewe, Karl Malatone, and Larry DeBruyn
HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD
By Johan Malan
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Newly Released Booklet!
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NEW EVANGELICALISM: The New World Order
By Paul Smith
Like Cascading Dominoes the intentional departure from believing the Bible is inerrant has plunged the church of the 21st century down the treacherous slippery slope of accommodation and compromise.
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By Anton Bosch
Back in 2007 this blog ran a series of messages by Pastor Anton Bosch on the topic of "contentiously contending." We are pleased to announce that these messages have been published in a booklet.
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