A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

To My Fundamentalist Brother John MacArthur: Grace to You Too

10/27/2013 08:21
Fundamentalist pastor John MacArthur is a gifted preacher, author and lover of Scripture. His Grace to You radio program points countless people to the Bible, and his Master's Seminary trains hundreds of ministry leaders. He’s a staunch Calvinist, but that doesn’t make him any less my brother in...

Secularism Sucking the Pneuma Out of Spirit-Filled Christianity

10/25/2013 13:16
Fewer Pentecostals are speaking tongues. Fewer Baptists are getting baptized. Wait, what? Yes, you read that correctly. But what are we to make of the decline of baptisms in water and in the Spirit? I’ll get to that in a minute. A couple of months ago, I wrote a column entitled, “Are We...

When Female Baptist Pastors Get Married to Female Catholic Bishops

10/23/2013 18:18
For all the debate about whether women can be pastors or teach men—or even speak in church—there’s a bigger issue at hand this week as news of a female Baptist pastor getting married to a female quasi-Catholic bishop drives headlines across the country. According to the Detroit Free Press, Bishop...

Pope Francis Says Right-Wing Christians Have An Illness

10/23/2013 06:36
Clearly, Pope Francis isn’t fond of the extreme ideals of the Christian Right. Now, he’s calling right-wing, fundamentalist Christianity an “illness.” Pope Francis has been very clear about how he feels about ideological purity in religion. He’s been particularly critical of right-wing Christian...

This Is What Heretical, Counterfeit Christianity in Action Looks Like

10/17/2013 05:05
“We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are. They are sin. Homophobia is a sin. Heterosexism is a sin. Shaming people for who they love is a sin. Only when all our churches say that clearly and boldly and courageously will our LGBT youth...

1 in 3 Christians believe Jesus Lied About Being the Only Way To Heaven

10/16/2013 10:10
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Young American born-again believers are moving away from a biblically-centered worldview, with only one in three affirming that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, according to Steve Cable, senior vice president of Probe Ministries. "We need to admit (that there's a...

What Joel Osteen Has in Common With the Pope and the President

10/06/2013 09:28
What do the pope, the president and the megachurch preacher have in common? It almost sounds like a joke and it might even be funny—if the punch line wasn’t so disturbing. What the pope, the president and at least one megachurch preacher seemingly have in common is a refusal to judge...

What Pope Francis Has Known About Gay Priests

10/02/2013 16:39
Pope Francis continues to send seismic shock waves across the globe with his liberal-leaning pronouncements. And they are the most affirmative remarks the world has ever heard on the dicey subjects of abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriage. “We cannot insist only on issues related to...

50 'Hand-Picked' Christians Trained To Convince Churches To Re-Interpret Scripture's Gay Boundaries

09/28/2013 20:50
Fifty hand-picked Christians were part of a seminal conference last week planned by Matthew Vines, a 23-year-old gay Christian who believes Scripture allows for monogamous homosexual activity, in an effort to spread the idea in the American church over the next decade. Vines says he has had success...

Dolan Calls Pope’s Tone on Sexual Morality a ‘Breath of Fresh Air’

09/25/2013 09:49
Three days after Pope Francis set a new tone for the Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the archbishop of New York, embraced the “magnificent interview” in which the pope chastised the church for its obsession with sexual morality, and called him “a breath of fresh air.”After Sunday...
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False Christs and Religions

Black Mass Planned for Oklahoma City

07/03/2014 22:31
For the second time this year, a public “Black Mass” is being planned—this time in Oklahoma City. According to the Oklahoma City Civic Center website, the event is planned for Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. The website announces: "The Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it's...

Better than Scientology? The new Zuckerberg-based religion

05/27/2014 07:22
If you live in the Bay Area and suddenly, momentarily, lose your self-belief, there is always a religion to pick you up. You have a choice of either the established organizations, with their ornate meeting places, or you have the more modern faiths, which might have as their foundation anything...

Wicca growing in Popularity

06/23/2013 08:46
Friday, June 21 will be the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And for one religious group it's a time to celebrate the Oak King falling to the Holly King. We take a look at the often misunderstood Wiccan religion. Recently they’ve made inroads into popular acceptance, but practitioners...

Pet owners turning to psychics

06/15/2013 21:52
It's the age-old and seemingly answerless question: What in the world is my dog thinking? And one that has spawned a growing market not only of scientific research but of everything from decks of pet tarot cards to television and radio shows and books by pet psychics and animal trainers. Whether...

Hare Krishna sect is alive and well

06/03/2013 07:06
Nestled in the verdant, bucolic foothills of northeast Stokes County is a tiny religious community. It's called Hare Krishna, and a closer look at its beliefs finds more similarities than differences between it and the world's other major religions. Like Christians, the Krishnas believe in leading...

Scientology cult increasingly active on social network

05/30/2013 06:45
Not only with stalls in the cities, but also in social networking sites touting the controversial Scientology organization to members. The constitutional protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg warns is often difficult to identify who is behind the websites.   "Social...

Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus Reborn

05/29/2013 21:05
A man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern among cult experts in Australia.   Former IT specialist Alan John Miller, or AJ as he prefers to be known, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home near the small town of Kingaroy in the state of...

Alien Space Cathedral Ran by Church of Scientology Discovered in New Mexico

01/02/2013 20:02
The Church of Scientology has allegedly built an alien space cathedral in a New Mexico desert. The allegation comes from BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney in his new book, "Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology." According to Sweeney, the cathedral is home to the writings of...

Warren Jeffs' Followers Preparing for End of the World; Authorities Concerned

01/01/2013 00:05
Warren Jeffs has told his followers to prepare for the end of the world, and authorities are taking his warning seriously. They are monitoring those communities that are still loyal to Jeffs in case something has been planned for a specific date. "The consensus seems to be that [Jeffs] is...

One world religion in the making?

07/15/2011 21:25
The three main pillars of the "New World Order" that the global elite want to bring about are a one world economy, a one world government and a one world religion.  A lot of attention gets paid to the development of the first two pillars, but the third pillar gets very little ...
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