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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Mark Driscoll
Mark Driscoll, dubbed the "Cussing Pastor" of Mars Hill Church, faces increasing opposition from people who question his controversial behavior.

In the wake of recent controversies regarding plagiarism and apparent manipulation of the bestselling books list, many who consider his autocratic leadership style to be abusive -- spiritually and otherwise -- are now speaking out.

Driscoll's lie that his critics are 'anonymous' has given new impetus to calls for his resignation. »

Sunday, Jun. 22, 2014

Rainbow Gathering
The Rainbow Family is a leaderless, nomadic intentional community of individuals committed to principles of non-violence and egalitarianism.

The movement, which has no official organization, is best known for its Rainbow Gatherings. »

Sunday, May. 4, 2014

7 Habit of Highly Effective People
Published nearly 26 years ago, Stephen Covey's development training program, "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People" today is as popular as ever.

But most people who use it are unaware of the fact that Covey has discovered how to communicate Mormon teachings to non-Mormons by simply changing his vocabulary.

Bill Gordon explains that a study of Covey's writings reveal the Mormon ideas and beliefs behind many of the principles found in 7 Habits. »

Friday, May. 2, 2014

L Ron Hubbard
L. Ron Hubbard was an American author. He is best known as the founder of the Church of Scientology.

Scientologists do not 'worship' Hubbard, but they do hold him in high regard -- even though he has been exposed as a fantastist who lied about his life and accomplishments. »

Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014

The Bible clearly commands us to change our sinful ways but also makes clear that we must rely on God's strength to do so. »

Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2014

roots
Hebrew Roots (or Hebraic Roots, Jewish Roots) is a diverse, global religious movement with no central leadership and no ecclesiastical structure. Consequently it includes many variations and gradations of teachings and practices -- ranging from orthodox to heretical.

The movement nevertheless has one common emphasis: to restore the 'Jewishness of Christianity.' And it has one common characteristic: it departs from orthodox, biblical Christianity. »

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

'Prophet' Bob Jones
False prophet Bob Jones, the most controversial of the controversial 'Kansas City Prophets,' has died.

Supported by such men as Rick Joyner, Mike Bickle and Bill Johson, Jones was a prominent figure in the New Apostolic Reformation -- a heterodox movement in Protestant Christianity »

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

A highly acclaimed biography of L. Ron Hubbard, exposing both his lies and those of the church of Scientology about his live, will be reprinted soon.

Throughout its history the Church of Scientology has not only failed to denounce and disavow Hubbard's fantasies, but has itself greatly contributed to the body of fiction surrounding its founder. »

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Lust for a feeling of spiritual superiority can be exploited by dishonest or abusive leaders. »

Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013

Updated: Learn more about al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group behind the September, 2013, attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. »

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013

God TV, an international 'christian' TV network that broadcasts from Jerusalem, is like a copy-cat version of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which is notorious for broadcasting countless preachers and teachers whose teachings and practices range from aberrant to heretical. »

Monday, Sep. 16, 2013

Having been recently asked about what I may have written on the subject of the Word-Faith movement, I replied largely by giving what I consider the best resources for understanding and responding to the movement. I have reproduced that reply in this article. »

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013

Both relativists and Antinomians will specifically speak against some things as wrong. It seems they only object when issues related to sexual morality are openly addressed. »

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

Misrepresenting the meaning of the original languages of Scripture is one of the easiest ways to mislead those with little if any training in those languages.Even if one Is not a scholar trained in biblical languages, however, there are simple ways to test what is being alleged about the Greek or Hebrew. »

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Submission to leadership is conditional. If a leader is leading well we should follow. Even if they diverge from the path just a bit we should be respectful, but we must always reserve the right to respectfully disagree if they say or do things we think are not in harmony with Scripture. »



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