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Is it too late to save this church from NAR?

In just five days, on Sunday, September 29, the members of Christian Life Center in Santa Cruz, California, will cast a vote determining the fate of their lead pastor and the future of their church

Behind the music: The baffling views about God held by Bethel Music’s Amanda Lindsey Cook

I was baffled and dismayed by the responses in an interview the Christian Post conducted, in April, with Amanda Lindsey Cook, of Bethel Music.

What churches should know about YWAM Part 2: Partnering with the New Apostolic Reformation

Many people are unaware that YWAM has come under significant influence from a controversial movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). In this post, I show that YWAM has allied itself with NAR leaders and has adopted many of their questionable teachings and practices.

Beware the ‘Bright Ones’: Bethel Church’s big-screen debut to hit theaters nationwide on April 22

Behind this seemingly innocuous film lies the dangerous theology of one of the nation’s most controversial churches – Bethel Church in Redding, California.

The ‘Unplanned’ influence of the New Apostolic Reformation on a box office success

On the one hand, I wish everyone would see this film. On the other hand, I also feel the need to give a word of caution.

My interview about NAR with ex-New Ager Doreen Virtue

Yesterday, I was interviewed about the New Apostolic Reformation by ex-New Agers Melissa Dougherty and Doreen Virtue.

‘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.

NAR and the turning tide

It’s been encouraging to see a growing number of Christian organizations and church leaders recently speak out against NAR teachings and practices.

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.

What are the dangers of ‘Treasure-Hunting’ evangelism?

Despite its popularity, the practice of Treasure Hunting is one that ought to be avoided by Christians because of its many inherent problems and dangers.

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