At What Price Awakening? Examining the Theology and Practice of the Bethel Movement by Steven Tan
I’m grateful for this in-depth evaluation of Bethel Church’s ministry (along with Jesus Culture and Bethel Music) and the many major problems of their theology and practice. One example:
“Johnson’s pursuit of signs and wonders has led to a deadly elevation of experience over Scripture. He argues that God ‘wants to take us farther and we can only get there by following signs. Our present understanding of Scripture can only take us so far’.”
“I fear Jesus Culture serves as a gateway drug that draws young and inexperienced Christians into a world of false teaching, unbiblical practices and spiritual disaster.”
Here’s a smattering of resources on the issue of Narcissism that I hope you don’t need.
Let’s Just Be Honest and Admit We Hate Each Other by Mike Leake
10 Lessons I Learned from Preaching Revelation by Sam Storms
12 Letters that Didn’t Make the Alphabet. Interesting!
Jonathan Edwards on the True Meaning of ‘Spiritual’ by Thomas Kidd
On Choosing Wisely When to Say No and When to Say Yes by Randy Alcorn. I need this!
The Bible Project’s 8-minute summary of the Bible (even though it is titled
New Testament Overview)