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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.

What’s up with the National Day of Prayer?

Last year, I reported that New Apostolic Reformation teachings and practices have made inroads into the National Day of Prayer and asked the question, “Has the National Day of Prayer been hijacked by the NAR?” Unfortunately, this year, the NAR appears to have gained more ground in this event.

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.

Ted Cruz touts endorsement from NAR leader Mike Bickle

The Cruz for President campaign announced, on Thursday, that Ted Cruz received Mike Bickle’s endorsement. For those who don’t know, Bickle is the founder of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri–a leading organization in the controversial New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). But the campaign did not mention Bickle’s leadership in the NAR. They […]

SBC president slated to speak at major NAR event tonight

I was disappointed to learn that the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ronnie Floyd, agreed to be a keynote speaker at the International House of Prayer’s annual youth conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Comment Policy

I’ve been pleased to see many of my readers discussing my articles and interacting with other readers in the Comments section of my blog. Please check out my new Comment Policy.

[ More ] October 23rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous |

‘Already Been Tested’ Prophetic Words?

When I was a child, I’d hear my friends make crude lunchtime jokes about “ABC” food–as in, “already been chewed.” But in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), some prophetic words are “ABT”–as in, “already been tested.” To see what I mean, check out this article, posted on a blog published by Charisma Magazine.

[ More ] September 18th, 2015 | 7 Comments | Posted in Charisma Magazine, R. Loren Sandford, Testing Prophecies |

Growing awareness of a destructive movement

My co-author and I have been pleased at the media attention for our recent books on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Radio interviews, podcasts, and reviews from high-profile outlets like World Magazine and Challies.com have put the NAR on the radar of more people who have never heard of this aggressive movement that has taken over many churches.

[ More ] September 2nd, 2015 | 1 Comment | Posted in Assemblies of God, Assemblies of God USA, My Books |

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.

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