How to Escape Prayer Meeting with Only Minor Injuries

young man jumping off of a fire escape

You can’t decide whether or not to attend the prayer group tonight. That’s because you already know they’re going to do contemplative prayer (mantra meditation)… or that they plan to hold pens and try to force God to write them a message. You’ve already attempted to explain that these are occult methods, but they’re not listening. If they’re all primed…

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Big Noisy God

We’re being told that God can’t really be known, doesn’t act, and may not even be present except in a place that mystics call “the silence.” This handout documents various sources of that teaching, which is refuted by showing that God has done some of his best work with the volume turned up! Get it here.

“In Ragweed’s Name I Pray”

bent-over stalk of wheat

In September 2019, there was a report of people at Union Theological Seminary praying to plants. They acknowledged (and confessed to) the plants as “the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor.” Some critics felt that these people had lost their minds. In my view, that would be preferable to what they actually lost:…

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Of Crucifixes and Rabbits’ Feet

rabbit's foot and crucifix

In March 2020, Pope Francis went to a specific church to pray in front of a certain crucifix, asking for a stop to the coronavirus. Apparently this crucifix had survived a church fire in 1519 and was, therefore, labeled as sort of miraculous. Then three years after that fire, a plague was supposedly stopped in its tracks because of this…

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Christian Goddess Worship

abstract female statue

This article about goddess worship tells of an ecumenical conference (clear back in 1993!) where they invoked the goddess Sophia. “Communion” emblems were milk and honey, not bread and wine. This piece describes a Lutheran church that does goddess worship. The idea is that goddess worship relates to equality for women, but for some reason they also see the need…

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