His Dark Materials, Part II: The Amber Spyglass
The message of the third book in this trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, en't pretty. My grammar en't gone, either. I am merely mimicking the speech of the books' heroine, Lyra, whose poor grammar is vexing throughout the first book, and it becomes absolutely grating on the nerves by the third one. Aside from her bad grammar, Lyra's propensity to lie, her defiance of morality, her trance states in reading the alethiometer (which continue in this last book), and her role in overthrowing the Kingdom of Heaven combine to make her a rather unlikely heroine for a children's book. Lyra, along with Will (a young friend from another world), and her soul companion, the daemon Pantelaimon, have adventures that climax into nothing less than restoring paradise lost.
Eat Pray Love
“I was the administrator of my own rescue”. But the message from Jesus is that we cannot rescue ourselves: “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins,” (John 8.24). We cannot magically erase our sins...
A New Earth, Ancient Deception
Tolle believes that we are at the edge of a spiritual awakening (5). This has been the mantra for the New Age since the 60’s. The belief that the Age of Aquarius is upon us is part of this teaching. As a former astrologer, I am familiar with this idea: Man is constantly spiritually evolving...
FIM Director’s Blog
General Director of Fellowship International Mission, Steve Wilt, blogs on the inner workings of a mission agency and how missions is played out on the field and in the church.
Health care - Pain or Gain?
Why is health insurance important to missionaries and why does FIM require it of all their missionaries? General Director Steve Wilt shares the biblical principles behind this policy.
Marcia Montenegro's Background ::: About CANA
Marcia practiced as a professional astrologer for eight years. Her formal astrological studies began in 1980 and she took classes for over two years. In 1983, she passed the 7-hour exam given by the Atlanta Board of Astrology Examiners, a Board set up by the City to formulate and grade exams to be g
Horoscopes: To Read or Not to Read
Have you ever glanced over at the horoscope column in a newspaper or magazine just for "fun" or out of curiosity? Do you even deliberately look for it each day? As you do so, maybe you say things like, "I don't take this seriously," "it's just like reading the funnies," ...
CANA Table of Contents
Christian Answers for the New Age is a ministry addressing the dangers of the occult. A variety of articles have been written addressing current issues about the influence of the occult in the culture around us.
Contemplating Contemplative Prayer: Is It Really Prayer? (Page 1 of 3)
Contemplative Prayer, also called Centering Prayer or Listening Prayer, has been taught by Roman Catholic monks Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, and Basil Pennington, as well as by Quaker Richard Foster, and is being advocated by many others.
Spirit Contact: Who is on the Other Side? (Page 1 of 2)
Spirit contact is growing today. People who have lost loved ones want to know their loved one is okay. People may seek advice from the departed loved one, or guidance from a spirit being on a ‘higher’ dimension, from a guardian angel, or from an advanced spiritual master.