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All articles & reviews tagged with cults-and-other-religions

Fresh fire or false flames?

Article

August 2008
Cults and other religions

Fresh fire or false flames?

Fresh fire or false flames?   Are you ready for the third wave - again? You might recall that in the 1980s, C. Peter Wagner termed John Wimber's Vineyard ministry the 'third wave' of the Charismatic Movement. Is it happening all over again?   Wagner claimed at the time that the first wave of…

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Exaggerated figures could cost lives

Article

August 2008
Cults and other religions

Exaggerated figures could cost lives

Exaggerated figures could cost lives  Converts from Islam to Christianity are increasingly concerned about a number of reports in recent months which have cited astounding statistics on conversion. It is true - and a matter for thankfulness to God - that more Muslims are now coming to Christ than at any other time in…

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Through Western eyes (2)

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July 2008
Cults and other religions

Through Western eyes (2)

Through Western eyes (2) Robert Letham draws a vivid and striking picture of a church that is a complete stranger both to the Western world and to Protestants who live in the East. The Eastern Orthodox church is presented to readers through the centuries, revealing many cultural differences and political misunderstandings. Robert Letham's book impels…

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Through Western eyes

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July 2008
Cults and other religions

Through Western eyes

Through Western eyes Nick Needham (this page) and Georgi Viazovski (p.29) review Robert Letham's recent book, Through Western eyes. Eastern Orthodoxy: a Reformed perspective (Christian Focus; Mentor; 2007). Eastern Orthodoxy is an unknown quantity to most British Evangelicals. We tend to lump Orthodoxy together with Roman Catholicism as a religion of ritualism and works-righteousness. To remedy…

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When ball becomes Baal

Article

June 2008
Cults and other religions

When ball becomes Baal

When ball becomes Baal Here in the USA, it's rare to see kids playing sports in the neighbourhood anymore. We're now organised and 'professionalised' - including uniforms, state-of-the-art facilities, endless trips to the field, competitive coaches, equally competitive parents, and the after-season tournaments designed to give parents 'bleacher bottom'. In addition, you've got to pay…

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Robert Schuller Evangelicalism’s Humpty Dumpty

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June 2008
Cults and other religions

Robert Schuller Evangelicalism’s Humpty Dumpty

Robert Schuller Evangelicalism's Humpty Dumpty   When Alice was conversing with Humpty Dumpty, she rebuked him for misusing words. Humpty replied, 'When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less'.   Alice protested, asking if she could really make words mean different things, to…

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Has Rome changed?

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June 2008
Cults and other religions

Has Rome changed?

Has Rome changed? Many Evangelicals will tell you, 'The Catholic Church has changed'. This is because the Catholic Church has enticed Evangelicals - calling them 'separated brethren' and dialoguing with them as if it respected their beliefs.  Quite a number of people who call themselves Evangelical accept as fact that Papal Rome has changed and…

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