Waking up to this news today made me want to go back to bed. According to The Washington Post and a number of other news outlets, Rick Warren’s book “The Daniel Plan” won Christian book of the year last night.
I’ll keep it short and sweet this week because I’m swamped with Christmas festivities and preparations at the moment. Continue reading
How to Discern Between Biblical Meditation and the Unbiblical Kind
As new age meditation becomes commonplace in our culture it is imperative that we Christians understand the difference between what the Bible means when it says to meditate on God’s word and eastern and dangerous religious practices that are so popular today. Marsha West tackles meditation and what is biblical at Stand Up for the Truth. Continue reading
It’s been a long and crazy week here. I couldn’t post at the beginning of the week because I was out of town visiting cousins that live on the West Coast and rarely get to see. We went hiking and I ate way too much ice cream. It was wonderful. Continue reading
As occult and New Age practices become more mainstream, especially under the guise of providing physical and medical benefits, Christians must be on guard. Continue reading
Sure, “Son of God” has gotten big name endorsements, but I won’t be spending my hard-earned money to see it. Here’s why. Continue reading
Sarah Young’s book, Jesus Calling, has sold over 9 million copies as of 2013. It is my sincere belief that book is subtly deceiving millions of people and that is why I’ve warned about the book in earlier posts.
Warren Smith, a former New Ager who became a Christian, has written multiple books warning about New Age practices and philosophy invading Christian churches through sermons, teachers and books. If anyone would recognize New Age thought, it would be someone who spent years practicing the New Age right?
Smith’s new book, Another Jesus Calling, tackles Young’s tremendously popular book as well as the book she herself says inspired her to start listening for God’s voice, pen in hand. Another Jesus Calling is a must read book. (Read on to learn about the giveaway) Continue reading
I’m off to visit a dear friend for the weekend. I’m very excited, but before I go here’s this week’s Don’t Miss List.
An important podcast from Fighting for the Faith. He exposes the dangers of word of faith heresy, not just to your soul but also to your physical body.
Hannah at The Art in Life does a great job of explaining why her husband isn’t her soul mate. She writes, ” … then he gave me some of the best relationship advice I ever got: There is no biblical basis to indicate that God has one soul mate for you to find and marry. You could have a great marriage with any number of compatible people. There is no ONE PERSON for you. But once you marry someone, that person becomes your one person.”
Lighthouse Trails has an important update about Roma Downey and Women of Faith.
Also from LHT, a new booklet on The Shack and the new age teachings in it.
Justin Taylor writes at The Gospel Coalition about the Trinity and how to argue from Scripture that Jesus is God.
I haven’t read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, but I am well aware of its popularity. In fact, I saw it in the hands of a sister-in-Christ very recently. If you have read it or are considering reading it I hope you will also take a look at what Marcia Montenegro of Christian Answers for the New Age (CANA) has written about the book in a recent a commentary in Midwest Christian Outreach. Continue reading