A Comparison of the New Age Movement and Christian Theology

(Originally printed in the Fall 2009 Issue of the MCOI Journal) Writing a comparison of the New Age Movement (NAM) and Christian theology is challenging, since NAM is so nebulous and diverse. NAM’s roots go as far back as the Garden of Eden, with the old lie, “… you will be like God …” (Gen 3:5 1 ), and it has borrowed from many other philosophies and religions throughout the years—Transcendentalism, Spiri­tualism, New Thought/Mind Science, … Continue reading

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality or Something else?

(Originally printed in the Spring 2010 Issue of the MCOI Journal page 6) The entire world seems to be turning away from using rational understanding toward a reliance on mystical means as a basis for life.1 Is the Emergent Church hyphenated or regurgitated? It all depends on whom you ask. I believe readers are astute enough to be able to discern that, and they will when they look at this analysis of a recent book. … Continue reading

One Thousand Gifts – A Commentary

(Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2013 MCOI Journal. This is a commentary 1) “It is I Who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands and I ordained all their host.” Isaiah 45:12 2 There are many good things about One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. The story of how she learned to be grateful to the Lord in all things (Phil. 4:6; Col. 3:17; 1 Thess. … Continue reading