Did Charles Simpson’s “Covenant Theology” Influence Sovereign Grace Ministries?

"Badness is only spoiled goodness."  CS Lewis     The Shepherding Movement (aka Discipleship Movement), which began in the early 1970s, has proven to be one of the most destructive movements in recent church history. Bob Mumford (one of the Fort Lauderdale Five who is still living) has documented what transpired in an article entitled “The Five Teachers”, which can … Continue reading

John Wimber Plants a Vineyard

"And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan. By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger." CS Lewis            Dylan Morrison, author of The Prodigal Prophet (reviewed here at TWW), shared his testimony about charismatic leaders who affected him. One of those men was John Wimber. Morrison … Continue reading

The Legacy of Derek Prince

“…But the hearts of men are easily corrupted… And the ring of power has a will of its own.” Lord of the Rings– JRR Tolkien           Peter Derek Vaughan Prince is arguably the most recognized member of the “Fort Lauderdale Five”. The “Fab Five”, as they have been called, have the dubious distinction of being credited … Continue reading

The Prophet Trampled by the Vineyard

1/28/11- The above title is a play on some words. Can anyone guess it? If not, I will reveal it on Monday.   “When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and you are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will … Continue reading

The Irish Prophet at the Mercy of the “Shepherds”

“I have a very strong feeling the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.”         Leo Buscaglia     wikipedia   The Prodigal Prophet, Part 4     Since yesterday, when Deb and I had a moving time of fellowship with an old blogging friend, I have been musing about the role that love, … Continue reading

The Irish Prophet Meets the American Wolves

Jeremiah 5:26 (The prophet speaking for God):…” for wicked men are found among My people…they set a trap, they catch men.”   wikipedia     The Prodigal Prophet Part 3     My fellow blogger and I just returned from our second annual Cracker Barrel Summit with an old friend that many know as the Georgia Blogger. There is much … Continue reading

Nine Marks of an Abusive Church

“Be not deceived, Wormwood, our cause is never more in jeopardy than when a human, no longer desiring but still intending to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe in which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.“   CS Lewis-Screwtape Letters amazon.com   How can you … Continue reading

KingsWay (SGM) Pastor Ignores the “King’s Way”

Hyper-authoritarianism and spiritual abuse are HOT BUTTON issues here at TWW, as our loyal readers know. There has been a definite shift in this direction in recent years, and we are diligent to keep you informed of what we consider to be a dangerous trend.   We were STUNNED by the reports coming out of  purported  members of KingsWay Community … Continue reading

The Shepherding Movement – Reformed, Revamped, Reee-diculous!

 Jeremiah 5:26 (The prophet speaking for God):…” for wicked men are found among My people…they set a trap, they catch men.” Then, “An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule on their own authority.” (vv. 30-31) Jeremiah 6:13-14:   For from the least of them to the greatest of them, … Continue reading