Jamie Smith is a Christian writer from a church in Sheffield, England that is a Moriel affiliated fellowship. As a tent maker Jamie works in medical financial management
but his ministry is in Christian writing & publishing. Jamie has authored a four part series entitled "Shibbeloth" which presents an interesting , insightful and comprehensive
perspective and analysis of a number of serious issues presently confronting The Body of Christ.
As a standard disclaimer, while Moriel may or my not agree with each detail of the thesis, we certainly bear witness with its over all thrust and we thank The Lord and
thank Jamie for providing us such a helpful compendium of scripturally rooted examination of these current challenging issues which we would encourage our readers to
read carefully and with prayerful consideration.
Please click here to view or download Shibboleth Part 1.
A sermon quoting Madonna and fifth rate rock music: that"s the "Rock" church of St. Louis. No wonder America is fast going downhill spiritually. Alan Franklin comments.
If you want to see what is wrong with America"s churches, it is encapsulated in what passes for ministry in the Rock Church of St. Louis. We attended the first day that "Rock" took over what was formerly the First Baptist Church of Lemay, a suburb of St. Louis. We"d attended on previous visits and Pat grew up in the neighborhood. It is now Lemay Campus of the Rock Church " and is exactly what the title should forewarn you of: loud, inconsequential, with much focus on the preacher and a daisy light message. Similar takeovers have occurred across America with disastrous results " unless you enjoy near zero Bible teaching, emotionalism and appalling, loud, discordant "music." Honoring to the Lord? Please, grow up!
I have much appreciation and thanks for the service your site provides to the Church at large.
I think your article opposing cessationist doctrine entitled "When That Which is Perfect has Come"Â is excellent. In your archives you also have a repost of a Sandy Simpson article regarding NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) entitled "A Case of Piocchio's Nose". While I am not a NAR adherent and believe the article to be sound, there's one scripture passage not mentioned in the article that I am hoping you are willing to address. You may refer to it in other articles, but it would be helpful if Moriel and/or Sandy Simpson would speak to the following:
Please click here to view the article Connecting the "Dots" on Brian McLaren
By Berit Kjos - March 9, 2011
Part 1: Rick Warren's New Age Health Gurus
"Pastor Rick Warren [is hosting] three health experts "“ including the star of the 'Dr. Oz Show' "“ at Saddleback Church... 'The Bible says that God wants us to be as healthy physically as you are spiritually,' Warren said... 'This is God's prescription for your health." :"("Pastor Rick Warren [is hosting] three health experts "“ including the star of the 'Dr. Oz Show' "“ at Saddleback Church... 'The Bible says that God wants us to be as healthy physically as you are spiritually,' Warren said... 'This is God's prescription for your health. )":
Editors at Lighthouse Trails
Lighthouse Trails Publishing
January 11, 2011
Just ten days after Lighthouse Trails posted its last and most important article of 2010, Rick Warren's "Apologetics" Weekend Should Apologize for Representing "Another Gospel," we must issue this Special Report regarding a year-long event that will be kicking off at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church on January 15th.
Please click here for a review by Christopher Fisher of Chino Valley Bible Church of the "Be Still" DVD.
Blending Hinduism, Shamanism and Goddess Spirituality
By Berit Kjos - February 7, 2010
"We...need to reawaken something very old...our understanding of Earth wisdom. We need to accept the invitation to the dance -- the dance of unity of humans, plants, the Earth."Ã‚Â :"(Bill Devall and George Session, Deep Ecology, Salt Lake City- Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1985, p. ix.)":Ã‚Â Deep Ecology
"I propose that Cameron is alluding to that tenth avatar of Vishnu becoming manifest as the US marine in Pandora's universe. The deliberate choice of the blue skin instantly, magically and metaphorically relates our protagonist to two previous avatars namely Rama and Krishna."Ã‚Â :"(The religious backdrop to James Camerons ,Avatar at http://www.cnngo.com/mumbai/play/avatar-hindu-perspective-961455)":Ã‚Â Sita Wadhwani, Mumbai Editor
"When I woke up this morning after watching Avatar for the first time yesterday, the world seemed... gray. It was like my whole life, everything I've done and worked for, lost its meaning.... I live in a dying world."Ã‚Â :"( A comment by Hill at Avatar-forums.com)":Ã‚Â Avatar-forums.com
"...the whole world is under the sway of the evil one." 1 John 5:19
Do the recent deaths at a Sedona, Arizona New Age spiritual retreat have a lesson for anyone on a Christian journey today? It may seem far-fetched to think that anyone calling themselves "Christian" could learn anything from a group of "˜stupid people' following a charismatic cult leader into an unventilated sweat lodge with 65 other "˜stupid people,' yet this could be a wake-up call for some emergents, ecumenists and "prophetic" charismaniac "˜stupid people.' (tongue-in-cheek, of course)