For about two years I have been following and studying what is the called the Emergent or Emerging Church movement. The Emergent Church is in some ways a reaction to the Mega-Church movement, but unfortunately at the heart of the Emerging Church is recycled liberalism and the elevation of manâ€™s supposed knowledge over the Word of God. What is also troubling is the embracing of some of the same ideas and â€˜spiritual practicesâ€™ by supposedly Reformed and evangelical churches. And at many supposed Christian colleges there are dangerous â€˜spiritual practicesâ€™ that are being encouraged and taught under the idea of what is called spiritual formation and the use of â€˜spiritual disciplines.â€™ For a number of weeks I have wanted to address one area in particular where there are many dangerous ideas, and that is the subject of meditation. Regarding this subject I want us to look at some of the dangers and false teaching and also the antidote to these dangers found in Godâ€™s Word.
Great Sermon! I've been wanting to live out Phil 4:8 more in my life. As a man thinks in his heart, so he is- There is no rubric for how to meditate right. Read the word, prayer, and think,so as to apply = spiritual prosperity. I liked the false views of meditation that are so popular today.