Becoming All Things to All Men: Was Worship Contextualized in the Synagogue and the Upper Room?

Introduction When the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Corinthians “I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some” (1 Cor. 9:22), 1 was this a mandate for contextualization of worship? Was Paul saying mystical, pagan-style worship is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord as … Continue reading Becoming All Things to All Men: Was Worship Contextualized in the Synagogue and the Upper Room?

The New Age Ghost Dance: How the New Age Movement is Radicalizing Native American Millenarian Prophecies to Create an Environmentalist Death Cult

Introduction Millenarian movements have existed within the Native American community since at least the fifteenth century and culminated in the Ghost Dance movement of the nineteenth century.1 The Ghost Dance originally was a movement focusing on preserving Native American culture; but by 1890, the rapacious behavior of European settlers led it to become radicalized into … Continue reading The New Age Ghost Dance: How the New Age Movement is Radicalizing Native American Millenarian Prophecies to Create an Environmentalist Death Cult

The Call of Bilal: How Pseudo-Islamic Cults are using the African Diaspora and Pseudo History to Influence Native Americans 

Introduction Bilal ibn Rabah has been revered over the centuries as the face of non-Arab Islam and has remained an inspiration to African muslims during times of great transgression. Today, pseudo-Islamic cults are using the story of Bilal ibn Rabah, the African Diaspora, and pseudo history as recruitment tools to gain followers from the Native … Continue reading The Call of Bilal: How Pseudo-Islamic Cults are using the African Diaspora and Pseudo History to Influence Native Americans