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Don’t let this be your kid: disturbing video of girl from Bethel Church in Redding, Calif.

I frequently hear from Christians who are concerned that their child has gotten involved with Bethel Church in Redding, California. If you don't know, Bethel Redding is one of the most influential organizations in the controversial New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement and is led by the NAR apostle Bill Johnson. It's also one of the most popular churches in the ...

The West Coast continues to ‘rumble’–Night 53

Today will mark Night 53 of the “West Coast Rumble”–a revival that broke out at churches in Seattle and San Diego. Meetings are characterized by claims of miraculous healings and angelic visitations. The revival is connected to the Azusa Now rally held at the Los Angeles Coliseum on April 9–an event that drew over 56,000 participants.

Yes, Bethel Redding and Bill Johnson are part of the New Apostolic Reformation

Following Christianity Today’s recent cover story on Bethel Church in Redding, California, I’ve been contacted by people wondering about Bill Johnson’s statements made in that article distancing himself from the New Apostolic Reformation.

Brain Stopper No. 5: Bill Johnson’s Book Ban

One brain stopper, I call the “Book Ban,” is employed by Bill Johnson–senior pastor and NAR apostle over Bethel Church in Redding, California. Johnson tells his readers not to read books that are critical of teachings he promotes. He does this in his popular book When Heaven Invades Earth: A Practical Guide to a Life of Miracles.

Reader Mail: ‘Is this my fault?’

I received a question from a reader who has been troubled by a popular NAR teaching. I share her question here, along with my reply, because I know other readers may be struggling with the same question.

Epic fail: Vallotton’s 5 non-biblical tests for a true prophet

I was disturbed this week by Kris Vallotton’s article titled “5 Tests of a True Prophet.” I was even more disturbed to see that his article was published by Charisma Magazine.

Looking Beyond a Church’s ‘Statement of Faith’

Do you want to know if a church or organization is part of the New Apostolic Reformation?

What’s On Your Bookshelf?

Are there any NAR books on your shelf? Here’s a list of some books, written by NAR leaders, that are found on the shelves of unsuspecting Christians.

‘Voice of the Apostles’ Day 1

Yesterday, I watched the opening session of the 2013 Voice of Apostles conference in Orlando, Florida, sponsored by Global Awakening. Here are some of my initial impressions.

Children, Miracles, and Toilet Paper Mummies– Oh My!

You may already know that apostles and prophets in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement promote spiritual exercises designed to help people tap into the Holy Spirit’s powers, such as prophesying, healing the sick, and raising the dead. But did you know these same exercises are being taught to children?

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