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The Christian & Missionary Alliance Pacific District wants you to know about a conference this April 11 at Broadway Church, Vancouver, B.C. The Emotionally Healthy Leadership Conference is led by Peter Scazzero, pastor of a Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Queens, New York. The ad asks church leaders: What if you could find the […]

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As the mud thickens… I seriously don’t know what it’s going to take to awaken evangelical leaders from their dead-on impression of Rip Van Winkle. This CSM nonsense has absolutely no place in the Protestant Christian community; and it isn’t even being taught by Protestants. Jesus never taught it and neither did His Apostles. Ken […]

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For the latest promotion of contemplative spirituality by Peter Scazzero, and how this is related to Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and the bridge to Rome, please see here: PETER SCAZZERO RECOMMENDING CONTEMPLATIVE/CENTERING PRAYER http://apprising.org/2011/01/05/peter-scazzero-recommending-contemplativecentering-prayer/

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Peter Scazzero is going next week to spend some time with the Trappist monks to engage in monastic rhythms. He says this helps him to be rooted and grounded by getting up at 3 am to sing songs, even seven or eight times a day. He will join in their rhythm even in his cell, […]

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Last year for Christmas, Peter Scazzero gave a book that he endorsed to everyone on his staff. Book Review: Opening to God – “Life as Prayer” March 11, 2011 by Pete Scazzero This past Christmas I gifted each of our staff with a copy of David Benner’s book, Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life […]

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Click on the following link to watch a teaching session led by Peter and Geri Scazzero at the 2010 Christian and Missionary Alliance Conference at Christ Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska (pastor is Mark Ashton). 2010 C&MA MidAmerica District Conference – Session 1 http://vimeo.com/10299675 @ approx. 23 minutes, Peter Scazzero says: “From 1996 to 2003 […]

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In the words of Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries… why would Dr. Tim Keller “highly recommend” so many who are teaching things rooted in apostate Roman Catholicism… To find out what kind of spirituality Tim Keller, Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (NYC) is recommending, see here: TIM KELLER ALSO PROMOTING MYSTIC GURU PETER SCAZZERO? […]

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Does Rick Warren want you to be centered this Christmas in the contemplative way? By his current promotion of contemplative pastor Peter Scazzero, it appears Warren is not opposed to it. This Christmas, Scazzero is telling his followers on his blog how to be centered by doing a spiritual practice called slowing. This includes things […]

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In September of 2013, Prairie Bible college announced that well known worship leader Brian Doerksen would be joining the Prairie faculty as the new Director of Music & Worship Arts. The program, which focuses on songwriting and worship within the church, was to start this fall with a small enrollment limit of 12 students.
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It is no surprise to read about YWAM leaders in Switzerland earning their MA in a Spiritual Formation course from the University of the Nations with Renovaré at its core (see: A Public Letter From Renovare Reveals Troubling Connection with YWAM). The effects are already rapidly spreading throughout YWAM worldwide, but it was only a […]

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In a Letter to the Editor: Saddened by Christian & Missionary Alliance and Ambrose University Continuing Plunge into Contemplative at the Lighthouse Blog, we read that there are more winds of doctrine blowing through the Canadian Christian & Missionary Alliance doors. One of the concerns mentioned in the letter is in regards to a former teacher […]

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According to a recent comment on this blog, not only is Roman Catholic mysticism and contemplative spirituality crossing into the Christian & Missionary Alliance of Canada (see Peter Scazzero’s Contemplative Bridge Coming to Canada), it appears to have found a bridge into the C&MA in the United States. The Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) was founded as a […]

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Scazzero Scares Me The Bridge across the Tiber back to Home Sweet Rome is now open for traffic By Orrel Steinkamp The Plumbline Volume 15, No. 6, Dec 2010 The title and subtitle are metaphoric symbolism. Crossing the Tiber River near Rome is often used for Protestants returning to Roman Catholicism. Scazzero is an Italian […]

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Scazzero Scares Me The Bridge across the Tiber back to Home Sweet Rome is now open for traffic BY ORREL STEINKAMP THE PLUMBLINE The title and subtitle are metaphoric symbolism. Crossing the Tiber River near Rome is often used for Protestants returning to Roman Catholicism. Scazzero is an Italian name for Peter Scazzero who is […]

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In Peter Scazzero’s recent Silence sermon series on his blog (www.emotionallyhealthy.org/blog), he writes: I am convinced, more than ever, that silence remains one of the most powerful ways God transforms us. As Kathleen Norris once said, “The ordinary, daily practice of silence is a prophetic stance in our world of noise. It is one of […]

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Pete and Geri Scazzero Testimony They were tired and exhausted. She quit. So what did they do next? They went away to a Trappist monastery where they were silent for a week. They got up at 3 am and 5:30 am – eight times a day they met with God in silence and solitude with […]

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Father Thomas Keating, who spent twenty years as the abbot of St. Joseph’s Abbey, a Trappist monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts, says this… You and the Other (with a capital O) In other words, without repentance, without believing in Jesus Christ as your savior… ” ye shall be as gods” (Genesis 3:5) What a dangerous temptation […]

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The pastors at Radicalis are “part of a new movement that goes back to the roots of original Christianity” says Rick Warren here: Which roots? This week, one of Warren’s speakers, Peter Scazzero, most likely took these pastors back to the roots of mysticism in the form of ancient Roman Catholic rituals and spiritual disciplines. […]

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Rick Warren Marketing Mysticism For The Masses RADICAL APOSTATES, RICK WARREN AND PETER SCAZZERO from Apprising Ministries: In Rick Warren And Peter Scazzero Up To Monk-ee Business earlier at Apprising Ministries I told you Leadership Network’s propped up Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren has conference called Radicalis that’s set to begin next Tuesday February 9 […]

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Many people are finally turning inward to search for the truth within their own beings, instead of relying on and trusting outside sources. -http://www.new-age-spirituality.com The Transcendental Meditation technique allows your mind to settle inward beyond thought to experience the source of thought — pure awareness, also known as transcendental consciousness. This is the most silent […]

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Further building upon his church marketing, three legged stool style instead of the foundation of Jesus Christ and his Word, pied piper Rick Warren tweets three different tunes in one as he leads his followers over the bridge to emerging church spirituality…. The key to your church’s growth doesn’t hang on marketing.It hangs on the […]

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Another Trappist monastery called St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA, is where Rick Warren’s friend Peter Scazzero regularly visits to participate in their rhythms, in order to chant and be silent with the monks (as noted here). Rick Warren, American’s favorite evangelical pastor, writes that Scazzero has a “groundbreaking ministry that integrates emotional health and […]

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The spiritual teachings of contemplative pastor Peter Scazzero, author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, are being highly promoted by influential men like Rick Warren (here), Erwin McManus (here), organizations such as Willow Creek (here), and even Focus on the Family, (in the U.S., here, and in Canada, here) as well as by those who call themselves […]

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Contemplative spiritual formation appears to be making its way into every church denomination, including the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada… In a CMA article called Books that Make you Think – A perspective and some suggestions to help you decide what to read next (cmalliance.ca), the author (Larry Thiessen) shares with readers “a short […]

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Saddleback Church is having a conference called Radicals, which is 10 conferences in one. Here is conference #8: 8. Developing Emotionally Healthy Leadership with Pastor Peter Scazzero The overall health of any church or ministry depends primarily on the emotional and spiritual health of its leadership. In fact, the key to successful spiritual leadership has […]

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The MB Herald recently recognized the issue of mental health in an article entitled “When mental illness arrives in the pews.” The article was about a new ministry for those with mental illness that was going to be offered at Evergreen Heights Christian Fellowship in Simcoe, Ontario. Starting in fall 2008, the Evergreen group meets […]

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