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.
Last Saturday, thousands of Christians gathered at a stadium in Baton Rouge for a prayer and fasting rally, called “The Response: Louisiana.” The event was led by Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appears to have presidential ambitions.
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.
I think we are witnessing a time of leadership transition in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. The first-generation NAR leaders–those who formulated the major teachings of the NAR movement–have begun stepping aside and a new generation of apostles and prophets have risen to take their places.
There is another sign that the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement is becoming mainstreamed. Christian rock band Third Day has agreed to lead worship at the 2013 “Voice of the Apostles” conference –an NAR event–to be held in Orlando, Florida, next month.
Apostle Brian Simmons actually responded to a review I wrote of his new translation of the Bible, the Passion Translation. Yet, as you will see, his response shows poor reasoning, shoddy scholarship, and even apparent deception.
Beware: An NAR apostle has come out with his own NAR translation of the Bible, called “The Passion Translation.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called for a day of prayer and fasting on behalf of the nation, this Sat., Aug. 6, and plans to host a rally at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The rally, called The Response, has created a lot of controversy. Read about it here. The liberal media claims it is inappropriate […]