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The author is a former practitioner of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen meditation for 14 years   Mindfulness is Ubiquitous There is no way to avoid the incessant promotions of […]

The Immanuel Approach is only one of many versions of contemplative and Inner Healing practices promoted for “emotional healing” that uses contemplative methods. The page for the Immanuel Approach examined […]

For the past two decades, the popularity of what are called the “spiritual disciplines” has grown at a breathless rate. Some in-depth responses are already on this website, so this […]

A Q&A video session with Girl Talk Apologetics on our book, Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret.  Giving answers are Dr. Jay Medenwaldt (whose session is the first 40 minutes), […]

Spirituality is a Package Deal It is crucial in understanding the New Age to know that it sees everything in a spiritual way, from a plastic container (“bad energy, low […]

PRIOR TO READING THE BOOK, Emotionally Healtlhy Spirituality, I had been asked for a few years about the author, Peter Scazzero, former pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, […]

Ezekiel had a “severe alteration of consciousness” when he had his vision in Ezekiel 8. This explains, according to Mackie, the alleged different views of reality Ezekiel and other biblical characters had, and their other “states of consciousness” (starting around 49 min.). This did not need to be spelled out to anyone when the Bible was written, claims Mackie, because they all “took it for granted.” I do not think there is evidence for this in the text; furthermore, I think that seeking such states as well as the belief in “different levels of reality” is contra God and the Bible. A forthcoming article will address this issue and attempt to explain why this is not compatible with Scripture.

Our reality, claims Mackie, is constructed from our experiences (starting around 50 min.) in which we develop “coping mechanisms” and so “what we experience as reality is a result of these shields we build up for years and years.” Whereas we take our dreams as fantasy and what happens during the day as reality, the biblical authors have “the opposite view,” asserts Mackie.

More exposure is needed of the teachings behind the Contemplative practices surging through the church, an area I have researched and written on since the late 1990s. The first part […]

  This article includes concerns with Michael Heiser, John Mark Comer, and Gregory Boyd, all influences on Bible Project’s Tim Mackie         Five points of concerns are […]

[NOTE: I was asked to critique this book for the American Gospel 3, and so I decided to put my notes into an article. I do not normally cover the […]