Category: Henri Nouwen

MYSTICISM—PART 1 »

The following by Dr. Gary Gilley, pastor of Southern View Chapel, is republished at Apprising Ministries with permission: Mysticism, a Way of the Past, the Wave of the Future I am often asked what I see as the next important challenge facing evangelical Christianity. Such questions are asked in the wake of major movements that […]

INTRODUCTION TO MYSTICISM »

Apprising Ministries is a online apologetics and discernment labor in the Lord and part of my commission as pastor-teacher is to help make you aware of trends within the church visible. I wish I had better news but as I survey the horizon I see a tsunami of apostasy on the way; in large part […]

CHARLES SPURGEON: THOSE WHO BURY THE GOSPEL WITH TRASH »

The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from The Spurgeon Archive. The following excerpt is from “Under Constraint,” a sermon preached Sunday morning 28 April 1878 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London: I have not much patience with a certain class of Christians nowadays who will hear anybody preach so long as they […]

THE GREATEST EXPERT ON THE SCRIPTURES AND HIS VIEW OF THE BIBLE »

It’s important you understand that mainstream evangelicalism continues moving further away from the certainty of Sola Scriptura in favor of highly subjective Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM). As you’ll see in Disciplines To Deception In Southern Baptist Convention entire state SBC conventions e.g. North Carolina are openly using teachings from Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster. Under under Discipleship Resources of the State Board of […]

RAVI ZACHARIAS, HENRI NOUWEN AND CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY/MYSTICISM (PT. 2) »

Great Saints Entrenched In Apostasy And Teaching Counter Reformation Spirituality Apprising Ministries now continues our look at some of the issues raised in a letter from the ministry of Ravi Zacharias that was sent to us by an AM reader where RZIM firmly defends a statement by Zacharias where he emphatically states, ““One of the greatest saints of recent memory was Henri Nouwen.” For […]

NEW BOOK BY DAVID CLOUD EXPOSES MYSTICS LIKE HENRI NOUWEN »

Over at Slice of Laodicea Ingrid Schlueter writes: For those wondering about the strength of concern about Henri Nouwen and his defenders like Ravi Zacharias, here is an excerpt of a new book from David Cloud about this new mystical fascination in evangelicalism. This is taken from a press release regarding the book… (Online source) […]

RAVI ZACHARIAS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES DEFEND UNIVERSALIST HENRI NOUWEN AND CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY/MYSTICISM »

A while back Apprising Ministries ran a piece called Ravi Zacharias Answers “Can A Person Live A Sincere Christian Life As A Homosexual?” where you can hear Protestant evangelical apologist Zacharias say, “One of the greatest saints of recent memory was Henri Nouwen.” Just the other day an AM reader sent along to us the letter below which they […]

MAN-CENTERED GOSPEL VS. GOD-CENTERED GOSPEL »

A man-centered gospel is the belief that the determining factor in whether or not a man is eternally saved, in the end, relies (at some level) upon an act of his own will i.e. human decision. This is often called synergism because it is thought to be a cooperative effort between God and man. While […]

HENRI NOUWEN: WHO WILL YOU BELIEVE? »

Henry Nouwen: One of the discoveries we make in [contemplative/centering] prayer is that the closer we come to God, the closer we come to all our brothers and sisters in the human family. God is not a private God. The God who dwells in our inner sanctuary is also the God who dwells in the […]

RAVI ZACHARIAS ANSWERS "CAN A PERSON LIVE A SINCERE CHRISTIAN LIFE AS A HOMOSEXUAL?" »

Apprising Ministries finds it interesting to note at 6:05 into the above video clip well known evangelical Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias emphatically states: “One of the greatest saints of recent memory was Henri Nouwen.” But the question then becomes: Do “great saints” really teach universalism as did this apostate Roman Catholic Priest? Nouwen wrote: Today I personally believe that Jesus came […]

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