The decades from the 1970s forward have witnessed the increasing popularity of spiritual formation programs within Evangelical circles based on a resurgence of interest in medieval mysticism and its contemplative spiritual techniques. A major factor behind this movement was the softened posture that the Roman Catholic Church assumed toward Evangelical Christianity as a result of […]
You know—the Age of Aquarius, chakras and crystals, Shirley MacLaine’s “going within,” and Marianne Williams, guru to the stars. Well, the stars are coming out, but the New Age is old hat. They were the good ol’ days.
Originally appeared in Tabletalk Magazine The New Age turns a major Christian problem into a piece of cake. If every one is God then each person’s will is “God’s will.” Seeking guidance has never been easier. Just ask your [divine] self! Fortunately, most Christians realize that discerning God’s will is more complicated than that. Nevertheless, […]
If you would like to see this article as it was originally written for the Christian Science Monitor, please visit here. When Oprah Winfrey declared a few weeks ago that “this is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done,” she wasn’t referring to a new charitable project, her endorsement of Barack Obama, or even her […]
INTRODUCTION Given the institutions where I have taught during my professional life, it is appropriate to begin my overview of the Paganization/Gnosticization  of New Testament Studies with a quote from J. Gresham Machen, speaking of the inroads of Liberalism into the American church at the beginning of the last century: “The truth is that […]
Coronavirus, Government Overreach, and Christian Prophecyby truthXchange | April 22, 2020
By Zaphnath Paaneah “This article has a controversial but valid analysis of the COVID 19 situation, a point of view that all our friends of the TXC family would doubtless find useful. The author has requested to remain anonymous.” -Peter Jones. As the most bizarre Easter week many can ever remember begins to fade from […]
(Audio Lecture) Identity from Within or from the Mind of Christby Joshua Gielow | April 17, 2020
Dr. Butterfield gives a brilliant analysis of how Christ delivers people caught in the practice of homosexuality, by putting to death the works of the flesh, including the attempt falsely to justify “celibate” homosexual desire as pleasing to God, and by embracing God’s creational truth for his glory and our good. The culture’s definition of […]
Shifting Sandsby Dr. Peter Jones | April 10, 2020
“Lord, what are you saying during this crisis?” That is the question on every Christian’s mind. The mighty, miniscule virus is slaying thousands every day. On March 29th, Dr. Anthony Fauci estimated that the US might see between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths before the crisis fades. Christians must yet remain calm, asking God to give us […]
An Elephant Called Fearby Rebecca Jones | April 8, 2020
But if we are to chase the elephant of fear out of our churches, we must allow God to face it down through the power of his love. “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of love, of power, and of a strong mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). If we are to face down the elephant of fear, we must do it by absorbing God’s forgiveness. “Perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment” (1 John 4:18).