Category: Alpha Course

WILLOW CREEK BEGINS THE SINFULLY ECUMENICAL ALPHA COURSE »

In J.I. Packer And Tim Keller Endorsing The Alpha Course here at Apprising Ministries, as far back as two years ago, I attempted to show you that the hyper-charismatic The Alpha Course (TAC)—marred by Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM)—is making another comeback within the mainstream of the visible church. Another example might be found in John Piper Approves Of The Alpha Course? There I […]

THE ALPHA COURSE: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO NICKY GUMBEL »

  By Michael J. Penfold Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 15 years, you will at least have heard of The Alpha Course. Written by ex-Barrister turned Anglican Curate Nicky Gumbel, it styles itself as a friendly, fun and non-threatening ‘practical introduction to the Christian faith’. Summarised in Gumbel’s best-selling book Questions of Life, Alpha involves […]

IN A SENSE, NO HELL IN THE ALPHA COURSE »

God is a God of justice and judgment. If you read through Alpha you will not see the word ‘hell.’ In a sense, there is no hell in Alpha’s teaching. I know that people do not want to hear about hell. John Blanchard wrote a book, Whatever happened to Hell? and he said that he did […]

WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SIGN GIFTS IN THE BIBLE? »

Apprising Ministries alerts you that the Passion Movement of Louie Giglio is aligning with the ecumenical evangelical magisterium and with New Calvinism. We get an inkling of this in Louie Giglio, Passion 2013, And Jesus Culture, for example, with the inclusion of Charismatic Quasi-Prosperity Preacher Judah Smith. Keeping that in mind, we now add Jesus Culture—Of Bethel Church—And Practicing Raising […]

NICKY GUMBEL TELLS ALPHA COURSE ATTENDEES: “GO BACK TO YOUR CATHOLIC PARISH” »

Christian Research Network is a sister work of Apprising Ministries. Sadly, The Alpha Course (TAC) is making a comeback. CRN associate editor Erin Benziger told us earlier that The Alpha Course Receives Praise From Moody Radio’s Janet Parshall. Based upon a speaker at an upcoming Desiring God conference, who literally teaches TAC at his church, I wondered: John Piper Approves Of The Alpha […]

J.I. PACKER AND TIM KELLER ENDORSING THE ALPHA COURSE »

Apprising Ministries brings you the following from page 3 of The Alpha Course Director’s Handbook: Further reading THE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIAN MYSTICS MORTON KELSEY AND JOHN WIMBER ON THE ALPHA COURSE JOHN PIPER APPROVES OF THE ALPHA COURSE? THE ALPHA COURSE RECEIVES PRAISE FROM MOODY RADIO’S JANET PARSHALL

RICK WARREN PROMOTING THE ALPHA COURSE WITH ITS MYSTICISM AND SINFUL ECUMENICISM »

Further reading RICK WARREN AND TEACHINGS OF DEMONS SOUTHERN BAPTISTS ASSIST THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH TO INFILTRATE EVANGELICALISM CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY/MYSTICISM INVADES EVANGELICALISM WITH RICK WARREN AND KAY WARREN LEADING THE CHARGE

THE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIAN MYSTICS MORTON KELSEY AND JOHN WIMBER ON THE ALPHA COURSE »

As evangelical discernment continues to dwindle, the spiritually dangerous Alpha Course is making a comeback despite it’s sinful ecumenicism a la The Ecumenical Compromise Of The Alpha Course. This is evidenced e.g. by The Alpha Course Receieves Praise From Moody Radio’s Janet Parshall and John Piper Approves Of The Alpha Course? Christian Research Network is a sister work of Apprising Ministries. Here CRN Associate Editor Erin Benziger […]

CHRIS HAND ON THE ALPHA COURSE »

by Chris Hand Is the popular Alpha Course leading people astray? Many people have been greatly impressed by the Alpha course. Designed to be an introduction to the Christian faith through talks, video presentations, small-group discussions and a special weekend-away, lots of churches are now employing it as part of their outreach. In the eyes […]

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ALPHA COURSE AND WHETHER IT IS PERMISSIBLE TO JUDGE WHAT OTHER CHRISTIANS TEACH »

By Daniel Neades of Better Than Sacrifice This is a repost of an original article on Better Than Sacrifice In this post: The responsibility of elders for sound doctrine; Do ordinary believers have the right to judge an elder’s doctrine?; Doesn’t Jesus tell us not to judge?; Doesn’t Paul tell us not to judge another’s servant?; Is […]

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