Reevaluating Richard

young woman playing Jenga

[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

crates in dissaray

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

vintage sunday school photo

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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Trajectory

rustic house on stilts

An airline flight has a starting point and a desired destination. But if someone messes with the controls, the trajectory shifts. Bit by bit, and unnoticed by the passengers, the plane goes more and more off track. Then…disaster. We like to think we’re too smart to be thrown off course spiritually. Surely we’d notice false teaching and get back on…

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ABCs of False Teaching

On my “More from Lynn” page, I offer free handouts for your own research or to use as the basis for study with a Sunday school class/small group. As teachings and practices from Eastern religions, New Age, and the occult sneak into the church, the goal for these downloads (as well as my related blog posts and links) is to…

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