Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What is Robert Schuller 'rethinking'?

From WorldNet Daily:
Crystal Cathedral conference accused of twisting biblical Christianity

It's an all-star conference set for the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., Jan. 17-19.
Former President George H.W. Bush will speak. Chuck Colson will make a presentation.
Larry King will be there. Rupert Murdoch will address attendees. Ben Stein will appear.
And Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church mega-pastor Rick Warren, will join Robert Schuller, the white-haired, bespectacled purveyor of "possibility thinking."
What could such a diverse group have in common? What's the topic?

Well, it's a little vague.
It's called the "Rethink Conference," and Schuller promises 30 "Aha!" moments from the 30 different speakers confirmed for the event.

Not everyone is thrilled about this meeting of the minds. Some, including Christian author and former New Age devotee Warren Smith, suspect an agenda to subvert the church – to take the focus off biblical truth and absolutes.

"From my perspective as a former New Age follower, I believe that Robert Schuller's mission has always been to 'rethink' and 'change' biblical Christianity into something 'new' – as in New Age/New Spirituality," he says. Smith's "Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church" documents Schuller's contacts and endorsements of New Age stars such as Gerald Jampolsky, Neale Donald Walsch and Bernie Siegel.

"As a former New Age follower I could hardly believe it," says Smith. "On October 17, 2004, more than 20 years after his first appearance on the 'Hour of Power,' New Age leader Gerald Jampolsky was once again Robert Schuller's featured guest. I was not surprised on one level, because I had always been aware of Schuller's affection for New Age teachings. What did surprise me was Schuller's willingness to still be so openly aligned with a veteran New Age leader like Jampolsky."

Read the rest here. See also Rethink: New perspectives from global influencers , The New Age of Purpose Driven and Mysticism & Global Mind Change

1 comment:

  1. I've been watching George Bush for the last two years, noticing the lack of intent in his Christian walk -- ignoring opportunities to walk the walk that he initially talked. It does not surprise me to see his name on the "dark" side with Rick Warren! Now we know more of the story! C.W.


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