Puzzling Propaganda

scattered puzzle pieces

There’s an increasing number of puzzling and jumbled sentences in pieces aimed against Christianity. Let’s dissect a couple of examples. This Publishers Weekly write-up tells how publishers are “pivoting toward” a new spiritual age. One book in the report proposes “a new, more morally robust Christianity for disillusioned post-evangelicals.” Let’s break that down. If Christianity is the longstanding teachings of…

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The Importance of Apologetics

I just pulled out and reread my old copy of The Seduction of Christianity: Spiritual Discernment in the Last Days by Dave Hunt and T. A. McMahon. Whoa. First published in 1985 and still spot on! The names (and sometimes terminology) change, but the “story” is the same. Back then Hunt and McMahon exposed the prosperity gospel teachers, the New…

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Psychic Kids?

boy in darkness peering through an opening of light

Hadn’t heard of the TV series Psychic Kids. Happened onto one episode and watched. The two mentors had had psychic abilities themselves as kids. And now grown, they were helping two kids who reported seeing scary spirits and were terrified. The children’s biggest fear was that these spirits intended to harm them at some point. Though the assumed goal would…

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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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The Enneagram—A Quick Look

figure of enneagram lines, numbers, and headings

The promotion of Enneagram in the church has increased steadily. I’ll go into this topic in depth later, but I wanted to at least post this alert: Let’s not swallow the Enneagram trend without a bit of discernment.   The article “What Christians Should Know” (August 2018) shows the Enneagram is associated with these: occult/pagan origins the idea of finding…

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