In this detailed article, Meditating on Contemplative/Centering Prayer, Ken Silva aptly warns of its dangers. Read this article to find out more about Dallas Willard, "spiritual formation", Richard Foster, and "centering". Has Buddhism mixed with monastic Catholicism made inroads into Protestant Christianity? The article admonishes Christians to know what we believe and why we believe it based on Scripture, exposing what is happening as discernment has gone awol within the church.
I did want to write you and let you know what a wonderful time our high school students had. I truly believe this trip made a difference in many of their lives. We had a few of our kids tell their parents that they are going to take their walk with Christ more seriously…I want to thank you for motivating the kids with those memory verses. I was just so proud of every one of them for remembering those verses. Thank you for the gifts you gave our kids.Yvette ThomasYouth leader, Life ChurchTemecula, CA
The Venice Beach mission, Lighting The Way, is an oasis following the Bible’s teaching to go out into the market place bearing witness. It shows that impressive buildings and fine clothes are not needed, for His love is everywhere. It gives hope to the fainthearted... and guidance to people who have lost their way, and to those who have never encountered the true word of God, LTW gives the inspiration to go and find out more about Him. The mission helps us to see that God and His love are all around us.ValerieEngland