Decoding Deception

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As a guest on the Awake the Iron podcast, I spoke about deception in the church, particularly as relates to confused definitions. Whenever we get what my family has come to call “that gritty feeling,” we need to stop, dig in, and ask some questions. In the creepy poem “The Spider and the Fly” (performed at the very end of…

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Video Workshop: ABCs of False Teaching

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The Christian from a Buddhist culture sees it. The missionary to Hindus sees it. The former Satanist sees it. But the average Christian may miss new twists on old deceptions mainstreaming into the church. Brush up on how to recognize occult, New Age, and Eastern religion teachings with this “ABCs of False Teaching” lecture given by me and Lena Wood.…

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Reevaluating Richard

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[This post is available in SPANISH.]   I’ve been face-to-face with a number of Christians who are fans of Richard Rohr. While I knew that he was becoming increasingly popular with younger generations—(and I’d earlier read quite a bit of his material)—I did not know (A) that even longtime Christians are being drawn in; (B) how blatantly Eastern/occult some of…

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The Real Thing vs. All Messed Up

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Some Japanese words are very convenient. They encompass a range of meaning for which English would require a number of different expressions. The Japanese word mechakucha (meh-CHAH-koo-chah) is one of those. It means “all messed up,” “confused,” “gone to pieces.” As in, “Everything went wrong Monday. The whole day was mechakucha!” That word describes how I feel sometimes when I…

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Kiddie False Prophets

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At a certain church years ago, a new associate minister’s wife visited the 5-year-olds’ Sunday school class. She was shocked to learn that for the past couple of years, the children had been receiving no Bible teaching at all. Rather, they were just being babysat with Sesame Street material. Wonder why church leaders had not been overseeing the spiritual growth…

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