Category: Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism

PASTOR LARRY DEBRUYN: THE TRUTH CONCERNING “HIS PRESENCE” »

The following is originally published by Herescope and is republished here with permission: “Emmanuel” — God is with us!  By Pastor Larry DeBruyn The mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations… has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the […]

CONTEMPLATIVE/CENTERING PRAYER »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: (April/May 2012 – Volume 18, Issue 2) Of all the spiritual disciplines the Spiritual Formation Movement promotes, none is more important than prayer and the intake of God’s Word. On the surface we would expect little resistance to these two disciplines […]

BOB DEWAAY: OPRAH’S DANGEROUS POP SPIRITUALITY EASTERN MYSTICISM »

This time we live in is marred by the false philosophy of postmodernism, which is more deeply entrenched within the gates of Christendom than most realize. Circa 2000 mainstream evangelicalism made the ill-fated decision to embrace the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult operating within the Emerging Church aka the Emergent Church. Sadly, the EC—headed by, among others, its trinity of apostates, Living […]

JOHN CALVIN ON MONASTIC VOWS I.E. SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES »

In Means Of Grace: Searching The Scriptures the other day here at Apprising Ministries reminded you about the spread of what I call a cult of Foster-Willardism deep within mainstream Protestant evangelicalism; and with it, a rebirth of Pietism masquerading as the Spritiual Formation. A good four years ago in Spiritual Formation: Just Say No I warned that, with an assist from his spiritual twin Dallas […]

MARK GALLI OF CT INTERVIEWS MARY NEAL ON HER VISIT TO HEAVEN »

This time we live in is marred by the false philosophy of postmodernism, which is more deeply entrenched within the gates of Christendom than most realize. Circa 2000 mainstream evangelicalism made the ill-fated decision to embrace the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult operating within the Emerging Church aka the Emergent Church. Sadly, the EC—headed by, among others, its trinity of apostates, Living […]

MEANS OF GRACE: GOD’S PROVISION FOR OUR SALVATION AND SANCTIFICATION »

By Apprising Ministries special correspondent Bob DeWaay “And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42) A soldier in Iraq emailed CIC a few weeks ago. His message exposes an alarming trend in evangelicalism: to replace the Bible with man-made programs. Here is a portion […]

GARY GILLEY ON SPIRITUAL FORMATION AT WORSHIP »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: Within spiritual formation and similar circles, there has been much criticism of worship as found in evangelical Protestantism.  Much of this criticism is aimed at the seeker-sensitive churches with their push for polished performances, entertainment, and the desire […]

CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY »

Further reading JOHN PIPER, RICK WARREN & FOSTER-WILLARDISM CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY AND TIM KELLER MARK DRISCOLL AND NEO-REFORMED NEW CALVINIST CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY

BE STILL: CONTEMPLATIVE OR LISTENING PRAYER 7 PSALM 46:10 »

The following is originally published by Herescope and is republished here with permission: By Pastor Larry DeBruyn Passion 2012 After reading Ephesians 1:15-23 (lectio divina, i.e. Latin for reading sacred things) at the Passion 2012 conference, and while standing on stage with the other keynote speakers beneath a giant screen reading Jesus, speak to me, Beth Moore tells the audience: […]

AM TESTIMONY RE. CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY/MYSTICISM »

One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.(Galatians 6:6) In the interest of showing that thiings are not all bad, may the Lord be praised as a reader of Apprising Ministries shares the following encouraging testimony of God’s faithfulness: Thank you for your website. I have been […]

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