January 31, 2011

Frank Turk in 150 words or less.

Frank Turk I think everyone who cannot voice their objection in fewer than 150 words probably has misunderstood what I wrote.
Listen to Chris Rosebrough's F4F today and see if what Chris and I talk about resembles anything you think I would have said, given the kinds of objections being voiced here.
Karla -- Bless you for being a voice of reason.
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Wow, 150 words or less, that'll be a short interview!

Here's 150 words or less Frank.

"Theology of Glory."



(note as of 2-24-2015: I am no longer a Pirate Christian supporter.  On 9-2013 there was an update on the Ingrid/ChrisR situation - please go here: http://www.purposedrivel.com/2013/09/a-great-announcement.html  Ingrid and Chris had reconciled.  This was a good thing.  We were all friends again.)

 Further update here:
http://www.purposedrivel.com/2015/02/tullian-and-nadia-birds-of-feather.html
I am no longer a Pirate Christian supporter.  Too much hypocrisy, too many double standards, too many false accusations. I apologize for all the confusion.  I pray it won't happen again.)

January 28, 2011

More Assembly of God leadership shenanigans

I haven't been following the Assembly of God seizure of church properties much like the Christian and Missionary Alliance has done. But here is something sent to me by my friend James Sundquist:



SEIZURE OF ANOTHER LOCAL CHURCH:
REPORT ON ASSEMBLIES OF GOD SERIAL BULLIES FROM THE PULPIT

NY SUPREME COURT RULING SLAMS ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
LEADERS WOOD AND DURST WHO SUED & HIJACKED ANOTHER LOCAL AOG CHURCH
COURT RULING: http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com/james/aogbethelmassena.pdf

[January 7, 2010 Update: Not satisfied with the destruction they have already wrought, the AOG is taking them to court again: Notice of Appeal was filed in the Appellate Div. of St. Lawrence County Supreme Court against local AOG Church]

Are you one of 22 Assemblies of God local churches in the crosshairs of Durst & Wood for takeover of your church property and bank account?
The New York Supreme Court stopped them in their tracks,

but you could be next!

FOR COMPLETE REPORT & INVESTIGATION:
http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com/post/assemblies-of-god-serial-bullies-from-the-pulpit/#more-33

By James Sundquist
Rock Salt Publishing
http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

Eyewitness observations of Saddleback's Daniel Plan health seminar

Rick Warren, Dr Oz, and the dangers of the Daniel Plan (click to be taken to crosstalk's page where you can listen)

Jennifer Pekich from Ponderings from Patmos speaks of her observations from attending Saddleback's recent health seminar.

from Crosstalk:
Jennifer Pekich is a writer, researcher and stay at home mother who has been married for 19 years. She describes herself as a born-again believer in Jesus Christ who is committed to protecting and defending the Christian faith. Greatly inspired by 1 Peter 3:15, her entering the “blogosphere” was born out of her family’s personal experience of leaving a church due to false teaching.

Ingrid opens this edition of Crosstalk describing what we’ve seen up until recently from Rick Warren and the Purpose Driven Movement. With the help of his Purpose Driven books, Warren has convinced many Christians to initiate radical changes to the church ranging from thematic preaching and rock music to a more corporate style of church leadership.

Warren’s latest project is a 52 week health and fitness program known as “The Daniel Plan”. But one must wonder what Pastor Warren is up to when in promoting the plan, he relies on individuals such as Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman and Mehmet Oz.

Why should these men cause “red flags” to come up for Christians? Jennifer attended the Daniel Plan kick-off gathering on January 15. From her notes she shares how from Kundalini Yoga to Transcendental Meditation, these men are steeped in Eastern mysticism and the occult. In addition, through it all, numerous U.N. buzz-phrases could be heard; phrases such as "sustainable living", :smart growth", "public-private partnerships" and more.

Are Rick Warren and his associates attempting to restructure the church and society by warming Christians up to a fanciful sounding global plan? Decide for yourself when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
We're praying for you Jennifer and for your family there at Saddleback! May their eyes be opened. Thank you for going on Ingrid's show.


Jennifer's posts on this topic so far:

Chris Rosebrough appeals to the authority of Russell Moore

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(note as of 2-24-2015: I am no longer a Pirate Christian supporter.  On 9-2013 there was an update on the Ingrid/ChrisR situation - please go here: http://www.purposedrivel.com/2013/09/a-great-announcement.html  Ingrid and Chris had reconciled.  This was a good thing.  We were all friends again.)

 Further update here:
http://www.purposedrivel.com/2015/02/tullian-and-nadia-birds-of-feather.html
I am no longer a Pirate Christian supporter.  Too much hypocrisy, too many double standards, too many false accusations. I apologize for all the confusion.  I pray it won't happen again.)
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In the continuing saga of Chris Rosebrough's Kimballgate...

Given that we had seemed to agree on the phone that this whole situation has become so convoluted that reconciliation cannot happen unless we go back and pick it apart, that's what we are doing: picking it apart. I apologize. I know, it is tedious. I apologize again. Unilaterally. At the same time I feel duty bound to see it through. And so I throw myself on the mercy of the reader. I also confess, I am "dissing" Russell Moore pretty much throughout. Sorry, but it can't be helped. I also dissed Adrian Rogers today in a facebook post. I am a wretch. But then it's not as if anyone is ever beyond criticism. Or are they? Maybe I need to read the unspoken rule book again.

The other day (1-22-11 I think it was), Jason was listening some more to "Misadventures in Dubious Discernment." So I have to comment on something that I heard again. Jason came into the room and started playing the very end of this Fighting For the Faith episode. So let me just start by defusing the notion that this is the only thing I or we found to take issue with. Far from it.

January 24, 2011

Rick Warren's Daniel Plan (CORRECTION)

I have been noticing for a few years now, since my sister started practicing "field control therapy" (a form of energy medicine) how many Christians are falling for New Age mysticism in the form of alternative healing techniques. This is another main channel through which deception is going to come. Christians should not be deceiving themselves into thinking it is science. Eastern medicine and meditation is inherently spiritual, and Eastern spirituality is inherently mystical and anti-Christian. There may be small fragments such as some chiropractic manipulation and therapeutic massage that are not spiritual. However so much of it is lumped together that you really have to exercise EXTREME caution and a highly tuned level of discernment. In addition you have to realize that even those alternative practicioners that do not want to embrace mysticism and eastern spirituality also have varying levels of discernment among themselves.

January 19, 2011

A thought from 11-24-10 Fighting For the Faith (Misadventures in Dubious Discernment)

(aside: for an update on the Ingrid/ChrisR situation please go here: http://www.purposedrivel.com/2013/09/a-great-announcement.html  Ingrid and Chris had reconciled.  This was a good thing.  We were all friends again.)

(2-25-2015 Further update here:
http://www.purposedrivel.com/2015/02/tullian-and-nadia-birds-of-feather.html
I am no longer a Pirate Christian supporter.  Too much hypocrisy, too many double standards, too many false accusations. I apologize for all the confusion.  I pray it won't happen again.)

I know you're all tired of this but Jason is re-listening to a bunch of the podcasts from the Fighting For the Faith Kimballgate saga. Since we talked to Chris on the phone we seem to have agreed (?) that the whole thing cannot be resolved without going back and picking through the whole thing. It's not that I'm doing this because I personally feel a need to think about this anymore, really. I am just serving as a sounding board for my husband who is the one doing this, for his friends who are having a disagreement. And sometimes I don't even want to do that. But what a guy. :-)

So today it's Misadventures in Dubious Discernment. Again. Last night he remarked that it was much harsher than he remembered it. I nodded quietly. He particularly commented on a line that said Deb Dombrowksi was in egregious sin and needed to repent. My question was "or else what?" He didn't really have an answer, and didn't think there was an 'or else' implied. Well... I have my doubts, but ok.

January 10, 2011

Questions to think about--how to apologize for something

Those of you on facebook will be able to answer these on my wall when this note gets imported.
POLL (HYPOTHETICAL) QUESTIONS:

1. If you realize you publicly did something wrong to your friend(s), but (according to you) your friend also did something wrong in response, do you have any Scriptural justification to withhold apology for what you did wrong even though you figure the other person will never apologize?

2. If YES then Under what circumstances could you be Scripturally permitted or even advised to withhold apology?

3. Given that the original question posed a public wrong, then If NO then should you apologize publicly or privately?

4. When you apologize for anything you did wrong, whether public or private, what should be your response and attitude if the person uses your apology as justification for their actions?

Just some thoughts to ponder. I'll post my hypothetical answers later as an update to this post.

January 1, 2011

We're not allowed to be busy (or rather, too busy to talk to Chris)

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(note as of 2-24-2015: I am no longer a Pirate Christian supporter.  On 9-2013 there was an update on the Ingrid/ChrisR situation - please go here: http://www.purposedrivel.com/2013/09/a-great-announcement.html  Ingrid and Chris had reconciled.  This was a good thing.  We were all friends again.)

 Further update here:
http://www.purposedrivel.com/2015/02/tullian-and-nadia-birds-of-feather.html
I am no longer a Pirate Christian supporter.  Too much hypocrisy, too many double standards, too many false accusations. I apologize for all the confusion.  I pray it won't happen again.)
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I recently was told Chris has been going after me (namelessly) on twitter. Yup. Four tweets today. So I responded publicly, with tweets. Of course all these tweets of his are posted on his wall, with people commenting in ignorance (meaning an ignorance of this particular situation, not a general state of ignorance). He's currently being castigated by the Outlaw Preachers for his stance on homosexuality. It's possible some people are thinking those are who these tweets are aimed at. And to be sure, I am inferring, since he does not name names. However by the end of this, you'll see that my inference is well founded.