A problem I have addressed quite often is the entertainment mentality behind worship services. Mike Livingston writes about “The heresy of worshiptainment.”
I occasionally give examples of Scripture abuse, abuse which is done for a multitude of reasons and yet always for control by the person abusing it. I have seen abuse of Scripture in some marriages where the husband is an overbearing, dictatorial martinet who rules with and iron hand and physical and/or emotional abuse. So, I found this article rather interesting as it examines a particular passage often used against abuse victims.
Neil has a good lesson about proper understanding of the Word, and he gives some examples of commonly abused passages.
Should Christians be enjoying violent entertainment? Personally, I don’t think ANY civilized human being should be enjoying violent entertainment.
I was pointed to this article about “lectio divina” and the spiritual formation movement. Very interesting and informative.
“If you want to destroy your church, follow liberals advice”. Who is the liberal? Rachel Held Evans.
A Hat Tip to Elizabeth Prata for this article from August, about exercising “Moore” discernment.
As for more discernment being needed, look out for the new female prophetesses! A direct result of the teachings of people like Henry Blackaby, Beth Moore, et al.
Just when you think you’ve heard everything, you get surprised with something like “Christian Swingers.” That’s as oxymoronic as “Christian homosexuals.” I have a real problem with Christia Today Astray publishing this story as if it is an acceptable practice (no condemnation of it in the article), and especially with the fact that they published the link to their web site. I went to the link, curious to see if they had a statement of faith or some mission statement or some biblical principle they were appealing to, only to be shocked at what came up!!!!
Answers In Genesis continues their reviews of “A.D.”
If you have a bit over an hour to spare, listen to this interview with Robert Bowman about the teachings of the Word of Faith heresy.
Looking back to the Creflo Dollar $65 million corporate jet “need,” this article examines Dollar’s vast wealth and love of money.
Here’s wolf in sheep’s clothing claiming the title of “pastor.” He’s almost as bad as Fred Phelps! He is an embarrassment to the Christian faith.
Perry Noble is again demonstrating why he is known as a false teacher.
Finally, some really good reasons [link gone by 3/6/16] why Christians should sing hymns.