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What does the spiritual bridge from east to west have to do with anti-Israel resolutions and same sex resolutions in the Mennonite Church USA denomination?

Ruth Haley Barton, founder of The Transforming Centre[1], was trained at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation which teaches: “This mystical stream [contemplative prayer] is the Western bridge to Far Eastern spirituality … It is no accident that the most active frontier between Christian and Eastern religions today is between contemplative Christian monks and their Eastern equivalents.” —Tilden Edwards, Shalem Founder[2]

Barton, who could not find peace or direction in her Baptist roots or through reading the Bible and praying, found fulfillment through spiritual direction. Now she incorporates a blend of Eastern and Roman Catholic contemplative spirituality and monastic practices in her retreats and books on practicing the presence of God in the silence and sacred rhythms of prayer. Lately she has been very instrumental in leading entire Protestant and Anabaptist church congregations and their leaders into these same practices through spiritual direction and discernment seminars. . .

More here:

Mennonites Walk Barton’s Bridge (to Rome and beyond)
https://mennolite.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/mennonites-walk-bartons-bridge-to-rome/

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It’s the end of an era that began a great compromise.

“I apologize to Islam for the Christian Crusades of 1065, let us begin a new crusade of comrade and friendship, we are in the same camp. . . . I have never met a man of such spirituality and wisdom as that of your father. He is a spiritual giant
–Robert Schuller, TV Minister to the son of the openly pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah Grand Mufti of Syria, during his televised “Hour of Power” TV preaching[1]

“I was touched with him, spiritually moved by him, and I came back with a profound affection and love for him. I think it was the spirit of Jesus in him and the spirit of Jesus in me, that’s where we were able to make a connection.”
-Robert Schuller, speaking about the former Grand Mufti of Syria[2]

Whether it was the spirit of Jesus or the spirit of another[3] that empowered the infamous hour of error era, in today’s news. . .

Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/02/robert-schuller-crystal-cathedral-megachurch-founder-dies/

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1] Buh-Bye, Dhimmi Pastor Robert Schuller
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/24511/buh-bye-dhimmi-pastor-robert-schuller/

2] Islam: Seekers of Knowledge 2 of 9
A look at the legacy of the former Grand Mufti of Syria, Sheikh Ahmed Kuftaro, to establish a dialogue between Islam and the West
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnlZvN6n_mk

3] The Spirit of George?
Peale, Schuller, Warren and New Age Leader Bernie Siegel
http://www.submergingchurch.com/2012/06/22/peale-schuller-warren-and-new-age-leader-bernie-siegel/

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It has come to light that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey asked David Jeremiah to partner with them in telling the story of the early church in the Book of Acts. They recently appeared at Shadow Mountain Community Church. Read about it here:

David Jeremiah Brings Roma Downey and Mark Burnett to Shadow Mountain Community Church
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=17111

This appears to be a convergence of Christianity with New Age and occultic spirituality. Roma Downey has been on television with psychic Jonathan Edwards talking to her deceased mother, partnered with him in a book he wrote, and listens to books on tape by new ager Eckart Tolle.

See:

“Son of God” or Another Jesus?
https://muddystreams.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/son-of-god-or-another-jesus/

Read about Jonathan Edwards here:

Can you hear the dead speaking?
http://www.letusreason.org/NAM28.htm

Related:

Today’s ‘Biblical’ Movies Dishonor the God of the Bible
https://muddystreams.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/todays-biblical-movies-dishonor-the-god-of-the-bible/

UPDATED:

Letter to the Editor: “Awakening America Alliance” Brings SBC President Ronnie Floyd Together with New Age Roma Downey
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=17287

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“For 10 minutes at the World Economic Forum here on Wednesday afternoon, a conference room jammed with more than 100 high-powered delegates was entirely silent.
The rare interlude of equanimity came during a panel called Leading Mindfully, a discussion of how meditation was impacting the workplace.
And with a mix of breathing instructions, management theory and personal reflection, the session provided a stark counterpoint to the frenzied discussions about geopolitical instability, currency fluctuations and climate change in nearby rooms.”

Read more here:

World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Turns to Mindfulness Meditation
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16846

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ROB BELL GETS HIS “OWN” TV SHOW DEC. 21

OWN television has just announced the premiere of its new series titled, The Rob Bell Show. The same Rob Bell who challenges the truth of the Bible and continues to influence millions of fans around the world (having just returned from a national tour with New Agers Deepak Chopra and Oprah), despite his fall from biblical Christianity. The same former pastor of Mars Hill church who denies the doctrine of a real Hell (making him a heretic in the true sense of the word). He is the author of many books pushing unScriptural doctrine including Velvet Elvis, Love Wins and his new The Zimzum of Love, giving people a “startling new way of looking at marriage.” (Bell has come out in support of homosexual marriage.)
Bell debuted on OWN for Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” program in Nov. 2013 to discuss his latest book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, which was her premiere pick for the “Oprah’s Super Soulful Book of the Month.”

More here:

http://standupforthetruth.com/2014/12/rob-bell-gets-tv-show-dec-21/

Update:

An Insider’s View of Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend Tour 2014 With Rob Bell – Bringing Americans to the New Age “Christ”
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16482

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As the spiritual mud thickens, the direction of once prominent emerging church leaders becomes more clear…

The following is an update to a previous blog posting here at Muddy Streams called Oprah’s New Agey Introduction of Rob Bell and his New Agey Message.

This past weekend, former evangelical pastor Rob Bell and former television icon Oprah wrapped up their national 8-city “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” New Age tour. Joining Bell and Oprah on the tour were other two New Age sympathizers – Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love). There was a time, not too many years ago, when Bell’s best-selling book Velvet Elvis was being read by millions of young evangelicals, and the book was touted by Christian leaders and college professors. It was a disaster in discernment in the church as even back then Bell was promoting the New Age. . .

Read more here:

Rob Bell and Oprah Wrap Up New Age Tour—EQUALLY YOKED
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16411

Update:

An Insider’s View of Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend Tour 2014 With Rob Bell – Bringing Americans to the New Age “Christ”
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16482

***NEW:

*May 12, 2015:
Letter to the Editor: Oprah Winfrey Becomes Stanford University’s “Office of Religious Life’s 2015 Rathburn Visiting Fellow”
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=17360

*July 2015:
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PIONEER DON FRANCISCO DEPARTS FROM BIBLICAL INERRANCY
(is okay with Rob Bell)
http://standupforthetruth.com/2015/07/contemporary-christian-music-pioneer-don-francisco-departs-from-biblical-inerrancy/

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The following is a clip of Oprah introducing one of her speakers, Pastor Rob Bell at Live Your Best Life (Day 2) in Newark, September 27, 2014. Bell tells the audience that if you are breathing, where ever you are is sacred ground, and everything is spiritual.

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Update:

An Insider’s View of Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend Tour 2014 With Rob Bell – Bringing Americans to the New Age “Christ”
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16482

***NEW: May 12, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Oprah Winfrey Becomes Stanford University’s “Office of Religious Life’s 2015 Rathburn Visiting Fellow”
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=17360

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