Daily Archives: May 21, 2014

Grady’s Six Really Bad Charismatic Doctrines and My Five Additional Ones


handlersI want to interact a bit with this opinion piece by former editor of Charisma, J. Lee Grady,

6 Really Bad Charismatic Doctrines We Should Retire

I have to say that I appreciate Grady’s candor. He continues to unintentionally confirm what the Strange Fire conference was all about.  As the title of his article states, he highlights 6 really bad doctrines he believes charismatics should retire. Or as Grady puts it, “We must jettison any weird doctrines we might have believed or practiced that are hindering our growth today.” I would encourage folks to click over and read it, but let me bullet point his “6 really bad doctrines” for my purposes here,

Touch Not My Anointed. The idea that the main pastor is not to be criticized because he is … well… the Lord’s anointed.

Dual Covenant. The teaching that suggests that Jews can get to…

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Are We Headed For A Crash? Reflections On The Current State of Evangelical Worship

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1 Last week I spent a couple of days attending the National Worship Leader Conference , hosted by Worship Leader Magazine , featuring many well-known speakers and worship leaders. The conference was held about 15 minutes down the road from me, so it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’m glad I went.

I met some new people, heard some thought-provoking teaching, enjoyed some good meals and conversations with worship leader friends, and experienced in-person some of the modern worship trends that are becoming the norm in evangelicalism. It was eye-opening in many ways.

Over the last few days I’ve been processing some of what I saw and heard.

Worship Leader Magazine does a fantastic job of putting on a worship conference that will expose the attendees to a wide variety of resources, techniques, workshops, songs, new artists, approaches, teachings, and perspectives. I thought of Mark Twain’s famous quote…

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The Danger of Lectio Divina


Over the past few years an old form of Bible reading and interpretation has resurfaced and made quite an impact. It is known as Lectio Divina. I appreciate David Helms’ critique of this method in in his little book Expositional Preaching. Where others have, I think, come up with novel ways of critiquing it, Helm heads straight to the Bible. Essentially, he says that Lectio Divina often leads us away from the right meaning and right application of a text instead of toward it. Let me explain.

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Nine Heartfelt Things Church Members Would Like to Say to Their Pastors


I am among the most blessed men in the world. God has graciously saved me and sustained me. I have an incredible family. The place and ministry where I serve vocationally is a gift from God.

And then, as if I should be blessed even more, God has allowed me to serve and hear from church leaders across the world. In this article, I share some insights I heard from church members via social media, emails, blog comments, and personal conversations.

The following nine statements are heart matters for many church members. For the most part, these members are not the perpetual critics and the business meeting naysayers. These are men and women who truly love their pastors. But many of them do have some words from the heart they would like to share with their pastors. But many are reticent to do so, because they know their pastors often receive criticisms and inordinate demands for attention.

So, hear these heartfelt words from church members who love their pastors, from men and women who truly desire the best for them.

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Driscoll Teaches that Jesus Made Mistakes


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Program segments:

• Patricia King & Stacey Campbell on Holy Fire
• How to Design a Message Series for Unchurched People
• Driscoll Teaches that Jesus Made Mistakes
• Sermon Review: Positioned for Your Next Season by Kirk Bowman

End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 21, 2014

Megachurch Pastors Leave Reformed Evangelical Network Amid Child Abuse Scandal

Two pastors have left a Reformed evangelical group after a pastor from the Maryland megachurch they oversaw confessed to covering up sex abuse claims, the latest chapter in a public struggle over evangelicals coming to terms with abuse within their ranks.

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Why We Home School Our Kids

If you bumped into me on the street, you probably wouldn’t assume I had any kids. Not only do I have kids, I now have five kids, and we are home schooling each and every one of them. I wasn’t home schooled myself, and I came from a family where my father was a dentist and my mother was a public school teacher. My sister and brother-in law are teachers as well. And yet here I am, one of the biggest home school advocates there is. In this post I will share with you why.

First, here are some of the reasons we don’t use the public educational system.

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The Medicated Child Epidemic – Video

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 7.5 percent of all American children are currently taking mood stabilizers to treat a wide range of mental disorders. Diagnosis rates are skyrocketing. Susanne Posel is Chief Editor of The U.S. Independent.com. She is well-known for creating several alternative news outlets. She is also the author of more than 4,200 news articles on politics and world events. One of her latest is Psychotic Nation: Why Big Pharma Targets Lower-Class Children. Posel is our guest on the show today. She is here to talk to us about the rise in diagnosed cases of mental disorders in children. We will also discuss the role big pharmaceutical companies play in prescribing medication. We will look at the duties of the medical communities, and how they may clash with the desires of drug manufacturers.

Pope Francis Publicly Supports RFID Implants

(National Report) In a controversial move by the Catholic church, Pope Francis has come out in vocal support of RFID Chip technologies and the extraordinary potential they hold for mankind. The outrage stems from a belief held by many Evangelicals, Fundamentalists and Catholics, that RFID implants are the Mark Of The Beast, spoken about in their Holy Book’s chapter regarding the end of the world.

During the Pontiff’s weekly general address, he spoke to the crowd about his view on the RFID technology, and assured his many followers that no spiritual harm can come from receiving an RFID implant.

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Tullian Tchividjian Blasts Sovereign Grace Ministries Handling of Sex Abuse Scandal; Prematurely Departs The Gospel Coalition

Tullian Tchividjian is slamming Sovereign Grace Ministries for its handling of a sex abuse scandal, while announcing this week that his participation with The Gospel Coalition will unexpectedly end on Thursday.

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