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‘Eat the meat and spit out the bones’: A proper response to NAR teaching?

"Eat the meat and spit out the bones" is a common refrain in NAR.

Downplaying the Devil in NAR

The idea that Christians should stop worrying about being deceived — and enthusiastically embrace all manifestations of the miraculous — is common in the New Apostolic Reformation.

Are you easy prey for false prophets? (redux)

The Bible is clear: false prophets are wolves that devour unsuspecting sheep.

The Bible Project

I recently learned about The Bible Project — a non-profit, crowdfunded creative studio located in Portland, Oregon, that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the Bible’s message more widely accessible.

[ More ] September 27th, 2017 | 23 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

Getting wasted with the Holy Spirit at Bethel Redding

When I attended the Firestarters adult Sunday School class at Bethel Church in Redding, California, I was shocked by the teacher’s announcement at the start of the class. “There are only three rules in this class. Rule 1: Get drunk. Rule 2: Stay drunk. Rule 3: Get other people drunk.”

The problem with Bethel Redding’s Firestarters ‘prophetic activation’ class, Part 2

I recently attended the Firestarters adult Sunday School class at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., and was alarmed by many of the teachings, including the teaching that people should prophesy from their imaginations. Another troubling teaching is that it’s OK for people to make mistakes when they prophesy.

The problem with Bethel Redding’s Firestarters ‘prophetic activation’ class, Part 1

I recently returned from a trip to Redding, California, where I visited Bethel Church, led by popular NAR apostle Bill Johnson. Many things were taught during my visit there that troubled me. Especially troubling was the adult Sunday School class called Firestarters.

Hot off the press: ‘Study Guide for God’s Super-Apostles’

I’m pleased to announce that our ‘Study Guide for God’s Super-Apostles’ has just been published.

Coming soon: Study Guide for ‘God’s Super-Apostles’

I’m excited to announce a project my co-author, Doug Geivett, and I have been working on: a study guide for our book ‘God’s Super-Apostles.’

[ More ] February 24th, 2017 | 4 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous, My Books |

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing–A Must-Listen-to Sermon

Dr. Kevin Lewis–a professor of theology and law at Biola University in Southern California–gave a theologically deep, hard-hitting message last Sunday at Bethel Church in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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