03 November 2010

Max Lucado Confirms His Contemplative Bent

While most discernment ministries had already placed popular author Max Lucado in the Contemplative Spirituality camp, Lighthouse Trails Research confirms with the following report:
Cure for the Common Life, by author Max Lucado, is a book about “living in your sweet spot.” Lucado tells readers in chapter one to “[h]eed that inner music,” and quoting mystic Martin Buber from his book, The Way of Man (a book on Jewish mysticism), Lucado tells readers they each have a “divine spark.” Buber had panentheistic affinities as he embraced the teachings of Hasidism (Jewish mysticism) and believed that this divine spark that Lucado refers to is in every human being and every part of creation.
Read the article in its entirety here.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for this information. Although we try to keep abreast of what's happening in the "contemplative/emergent" camp, it's not always easy. Most of our focus is WoF/NAR false doctrine. In many ways I think the "contemplative bent" is much more subtle and appeals more to mainline non-charismatic's. I did read an article several month ago, that talked about both camps WoF and emergent coming together, if I remember correctly there were to authors (one from each camp)that were going to do a book together. I could be wrong, it's been awhile. Anyway thanks for the info. on Max Lucado. Seems that more and more are "crossing over" into deception.
    God Bless
    Pat

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