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A Custom-Built Gospel »

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series Wolves in WoolA Custom Built Gospel (NOTE:  This is a continuation of the Wolves in Wool Series.  This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts) The last observation concerning this great falling away is that it is a process which is consumed with the [...]

The Consumerization of the Gospel »

This entry is part 19 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 19 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool(NOTE:  This is a continuation of the Wolves in Wool Series.  This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts) The great falling away is further demonstrated in scripture by what can best be understood as a “consumerization” of the gospel.  A further [...]

The Great Falling Away »

This entry is part 18 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 18 of 23 in the series Wolves in WoolThe Great Falling Away (NOTE:  This is a continuation of the Wolves in Wool Series.  This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts) In concluding this series on false doctrines in the church, a return to its beginning is in order; once [...]

The Emerging Ecumenicism: “We’re Ready to Believe You!” »

The injection of transcendental meditation, code-named “contemplative prayer,”  into the church creates a dangerous precedent for the future of the body of Christ.  This is a place along the path from which there is no jumping off point.  Contemplative prayer is not a recipe which is encouraged to be joined into the monthly rotation of [...]

The Emergent Contemplative Prayer Model »

This entry is part 17 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 17 of 23 in the series Wolves in WoolThe Emergent Contemplative Prayer Model (Continued from the previous post)  This lengthy introduction to transcendental meditation is not the focus of this study, however.  The immediate concern is the fact that identical tenets, beliefs and practices to those of transcendental meditation have been [...]

Emerging Mysticism »

This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series Wolves in WoolEmerging Mysticism In preparation for the next post a short introduction of certain mystical practices is necessary.  It will be contended that a particular worship practice of the Emergent mainstream is deeply rooted in pagan traditions which recently have been described categorically as [...]

The New, Friendlier Gospel »

This entry is part 15 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 15 of 23 in the series Wolves in WoolA Friendlier Soteriology The natural consequence of the emergents and post-moderns rejection of certainty (regarding scripture or anything else) is a very natural outflow of that lack of certainty into their theology.  The religious relativism and deconstruction of the “certainty” regarding a theology [...]

Emergent Deconstructionism: Hell »

This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series Wolves in WoolDeconstruction of Hell Deconstruction is a philosophical idea which fits nicely into post-modern, and consequently emergent, thought processes.  Essentially, deconstruction is the systematic removal of all certainty and propositional truth from a text based on the assumption (loosely) that a text finds its [...]

An Emerging Relativism »

This entry is part 13 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 13 of 23 in the series Wolves in WoolReligious Relativism (part 2 of Emergent Characteristics) “Relativism” is the philosophical concept that a certain aspect of one’s experience is dependent upon another.  For example, one person may believe an individual to be beautiful while another person believes that same individual to be [...]

Emergent: History & Characteristics »

This entry is part 12 of 23 in the series Wolves in Wool

This entry is part 12 of 23 in the series Wolves in WoolIntroduction The Emergent/Emerging movement needs special explanation concerning its inclusion in the Wolves in Wool: Creeps in The Church series.  More specifically, a disclaimer should be noted concerning this movement.  Unlike the Word of Faith movement studied up to this point, the Emergent/Emerging [...]