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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.

What churches should know about YWAM Part 1: A sketchy theological heritage

This post is the first in a series on the influential Christian missions organization Youth With a Mission (YWAM), with a focus on its relationship to the controversial New Apostolic Reformation movement.

[ More ] May 14th, 2019 | 23 Comments | Posted in Size and Influence of the NAR, YWAM |

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.

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.

Will NAR converge with evangelical churches?

Don Veinot and Ron Henzel, of Midwest Christian Outreach, invited me to join them on their “Unknown Webcast” to discuss “Will NAR converge with evangelical churches?”

A reply to Michael Brown’s ‘Appeal for Holly Pivec and Prof. Doug Geivett to Separate Yourselves From the Hyper-Critics’

Last week, Michael Brown wrote an open letter to myself and my co-author Doug Geivett, urging us to separate ourselves from “hyper-critics” of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and inviting us to join him, on air, for more discussions about NAR.

The Christian Post prints my response to Michael Brown’s ‘NAR Straw Man’

Today the Christian Post printed my response to Michael Brown’s claims that the New Apostolic Reformation is a myth and a conspiracy theory.

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