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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 | 5 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.

Prophetic words and taking God’s name in vain

When most people think of “taking the Lord’s name in vain,” they usually think this refers to saying God’s name in profanity. That’s a start, but there’s actually another way people are in danger of taking God’s name in vain (which basically means to treat his name lightly). They do this by claiming God told them to say something he didn’t actually say.

[ More ] October 16th, 2016 | 7 Comments | Posted in Mike Bickle, Prophecy/ Prophesying, Testing Prophecies |

The Error of ‘King James Only’

I often receive comments on my blog written by people claiming that the King James Bible is the only translation people should read and that all other translations are untrustworthy. I disagree with this view strongly.

[ More ] September 30th, 2016 | 14 Comments | Posted in Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

ReThink Apologetics Conferences teach Christian youth to think clearly

If you live near Southern California and you have a junior high, high school or college-aged student, I urge you to take them to Stand to Reason’s “ReThink Apologetics Student Conference,” tonight and tomorrow in Costa Mesa, California.

[ More ] September 23rd, 2016 | 3 Comments | Posted in Apologetics, Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

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