Cultural Awareness

Being cool. What we need is to make everyone fit and rich and pretty and we’ll attract people to our church. Put on lively music, interesting talks and a general welcoming feel-good factor and we will have a successful, growing church. We’ll become a popular destination. We will cut out tricky subjects and never discuss … More Cultural Awareness

The ‘Jesus Makes Me Look Good, Feel Good’ Generation

A very well written article in the Weekend Australian reports: JC and the cool gang Christine Jackman, From: The Australian, March 05, 2011 12:00AM Christians Erica and Jim Bartle with the JC Epidemic motocross and BMX crew. “Extreme sports are an excellent way of capturing kids’ attention,” Jim says. NOT so long ago, Erica … More The ‘Jesus Makes Me Look Good, Feel Good’ Generation

Complacent Brian Houston Dances With Wolves

From: Brian Houston Warns Church Leaders of Complacency By Katherine T. Phan|Christian Post Reporter After 34 years in ministry and spending most of that pastoring one church, Brian Houston, founding pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney, said Friday that he doesn’t want to become complacent and unaware of what God wants to do through … More Complacent Brian Houston Dances With Wolves

The Church & The ‘Inner Oprah’

From: Finding Your Inner Oprah Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes. Oprah Winfrey You have to be who you want to be before you’ll become wealthy. Money won’t make you smarter, won’t make … More The Church & The ‘Inner Oprah’

When Leaven Invades Church

The heretical Bill Johnson is coming to Australia to speak at C3’s Presence Conference: He’s also speaking at Dayspring. From: When Heaven Invades Earth 2011 Only when the Kingdom of Heaven invades our earthly reality will we see the church equipped to live “on earth as it is in Heaven”. Bill Johnson is … More When Leaven Invades Church

The Salty Spring of Chrislam

From: Islamists do not need to storm the steets, they already have the church leaders… Posted on January 30, 2011 by a12iggymom “The concept of Chrislam, now embraced by such preachers as Rick Warren and Robert Schuller, appears to have emerged from a program on the meaning of “love your neighbor” at Grace Fellowship Church … More The Salty Spring of Chrislam

The Long and Winding Post…

I thought this was a fantastic article that Teddy found. From: Exercising a True Deliverance Ministry – A pastoral guide to helping believers who have left charismatic circles. from Sword & Trowel 2007, issue 3 by Peter Masters The title of this article is obviously not meant in a charismatic sense. We offer no … More The Long and Winding Post…