Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Matt Chandler Keeps to His Emergent Roots: to speak at Exponential 2016 alongside women pastors and elders

Emergent's Exponential Conference is meeting again in 2016. 

So the Emergent Exponential East 2016 is ramping up, trying to get people motivated to register for next year's conference.

Their purpose:

"Becoming Five continues a conversation started in our 2015 theme Spark: Igniting a Culture of Multiplication. Think of Becoming Five as a sequel of sorts that drills down into more detail focusing on how we can each play our part in moving the needle on church multiplication.  At Exponential 2016, we’ll roll up our sleeves and look practically at how leaders create healthy multiplication cultures: How do we confront and embrace the tensions that come as we’re trying to establish and develop healthy and powerfully aligned cultures that take churches from where they are to what we’re calling Level 5  multiplying churches."

Notice what's missing: Christ Jesus the Lord. In their whole description of their purpose for this conference, Christ is left out.

Of course this isn't biblical, but ironically, it's smacks of the factory-pumped out, mega-church, institutional program/methodology that the Emergents once-upon-a-time rebelled against. However, money is needed and fame is wanted, so their attempt at being "grass roots" and "organic" didn't last long! However, their leaders and false teaching still are around.

It sounds like this is just another method to get more churches, infested with Emergent and Refomergent and Charismatic nonsense. Yes, what American needs is more churches, right? Wrong. What we need are BIBLICAL churches with truly God-ordained men who won't cower at making biblical, consistent, and bold stands for the Truth and against error in all forms.

Names you should be concerned about:

Alan Hirsch (Emergent) and Deb Hirsch his wife, author of and expert in sex and sexuality among other things. I highlight this because sex has become a focus of many people, like John Piper (see my article "Why John Piper Should Be Rejected"), Mark Driscoll, and Ed Young Jr.

Erwin McManus, pastor of Emergent's Mosaic "church", long time Emergent.

Ed Stetzer, long time Emergent friend, also is executive director for SBC's Lifeway publishing company, as well as TBN host and contributing editor for "Christianity" Today magazine.

Jodi Hickerson: "Jodi Hickerson serves as Teaching Pastor and Programming Director for Mission Church in Ventura, California. Jodi and her husband Mike, along with their three daughters, are a part of the team that planted Mission Church in September of 2011, which continues to be the adventure they cannot imagine missing."

Candace Lewis: "Candace is an Ordained Elder from the Florida Annual Conference.Candace is a sought after preacher, leader, coach, consultant and passionate servant of the church."

Jenni Catron: "
Jenni is the author of several books including Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership. Outreach Magazine has recognized her as one of the thirty emerging influencers reshaping church leadership. A leader who loves “putting feet to vision,” Jenni has served on the executive leadership teams of Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California, and Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee."

Cynthia Marshall: "Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer-Human Resources, develops and directs HR programs for AT&T's 240K employees. Her organization implements and administers HR practices to support AT&T's business strategy and diversity programs."   No mention about being a Christian, so that leaves us to presume she's there just for the politically correct road of these social justice multiplication techniques. In other words, going to the world for wisdom.

Brian Houston: pastor of Word of Faith's Hillsong Church. He's also pro-Sodomy. Here's another article on Hillsong's acceptance of sodomites in their churches. Hillsong is also where "pastor" Christine Caine and Carl Lentz come from and both of whom John Piper has shared the platform with at Passion conferences.

Last but certainly not least:

Matt Chandler is the Lead Pastor of The Village Church in Dallas, TX and president of the Acts 29 Network. He is the author of several books, including his latest The Mingling of Souls.

Yes indeed, Matt Chandler the Reformergent Charismatic. He has been an Emergent for years (that's where he got his start), and he's lined up to speak at this Emergent conference again, alongside women pastors and other Emergents. He's been on the heretical TBN three times (some of which he promoted a prophecy about himself given to his friend). He's been working closely with Mark Driscoll for years and just a few years ago took over Driscoll's Emergent "Acts 29" church plant and resource ministry. Remember there is no Acts 29 in Scripture. They're trivializing Scripture by adding another chapter as if they're being cute and clever. They aren't. This new engagement next year only proves Chandler has stayed true to his roots, as well as giving lie to his claim of "complementarianism". Then again, no Charismatic can hold to that view since by nature and foundational doctrine, Charismaticism denies the sole authority of Scripture and it's closed canon. They think God is still speaking today and therefore there is nothing in Scripture that they need to hold to when they've got "God" himself speaking to them and giving new revelations and prophecies. 

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