Category: Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism

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 […]

GARY GILLEY ON SILENCE AND SOLITUDE »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: In a world filled with noise, many of us long to “unplug” and find a quiet spot far from the hum of technology, the demands of work, the cries of children, the ubiquitous call of advertisement, the […]

“EXPERIENCING GOD” BY HENRY BLACKABY: HOW MYSTICISM MISLEADS CHRISTIANS »

By Apprising Ministries special correspondent Bob DeWaay Blackaby’s book, co-authored by Claude King, promises readers that they can come to know God by experience and come to know God’s will beyond what is revealed in Scripture, thereby living out a life full of adventure.[1] Blackaby promises his readers that they will, among other things, learn to hear God speaking […]

NEO-GNOSTIC CONTEMPLATIVE GURUS LIKE DALLAS WILLARD MISS THE MARK »

Yet in all of his discussion on the topic, it never seems to dawn on [Dallas] Willard that the original “still small voice” to Elijah (1 Kings 19:12-18) was in fact an audible voice, not an inward impression or thought. Since Willard believes that God normally speaks to us through an inner, inaudible, subjective voice […]

GARY GILLEY REVIEWS “HEARING GOD” BY DALLAS WILLARD »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: Hearing God was previous published by Regal (1984), then by Harper (1993), and finally InterVarsity (1999) under the tital of In Search of Guidance.  This updated and expanded edition is published under the Formatio wing of InterVarsity Press which offers numerous […]

THE GOSPEL COALITION AND TREVIN WAX NOW RECOMMENDING RICHARD ROHR? »

Apprising Ministries continues warning about the corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) a la neo-Gnostics like Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster and his spiritual twin Dallas Willard. It’s been slithering into the mainstream of evangelicalism under the guise of so-called Spiritual Formation. I told you earlier in SBC’S Beth Moore Merely Pretending To Be Protestant no less an authority than Emergent Church guru Brian McLaren informs us Foster and Willard are “key […]

J.P. MORELAND OF BIOLA UNIVERSITY ON GOD AS A CHATTY CATHY »

Apprising Ministries has long been warning you about the danger of listening to neo-Gnostics like Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster. For years now Foster, along with his spiritual twin Dallas Willard, has been teaching corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) under the guise of so-called Spiritual Formation. But what we’re actually dealing with is really a romanticized version of Roman Catholic Counter Reformation spirituality, which […]

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