“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” (Luke 6:45, NASB)

This is an effort to give people some further idea of the fruit being produced through the teachings of leaders within the neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church. Here I will present these unsolicited “testimonies” concerning my writings from those who are following this Emergent rebellion against the authority of the Word of God and Reformed theology.

Since I am writing in a public arena, I certainly have no problem with my work in Christ being open to public scrutiny. As a matter of fact, right in line with Acts 17:11, I encourage people to check out what I teach. Some of these notes of Emergent love have been sent to me here at Apprising Ministries, while others have come as comments directed toward me personally at Slice of Laodicea:

In this recent work called “Re: Slice” Rob opens with a quote from yours truly:

“Despicable counterfeit Christian deceivers like Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, and Erwin McManus, et al in the Emergent rebellion against the authority of the Word of God can’t even see the house of orthodoxy from the liberal and nefarious neighborhood they’ve slithered into.”

I guess the difference between you and them would be they’ve gone out and created something while you sit back and tear people down. I guess using your own rhetoric, You can’t even see the house of orthodoxy from the neo-fascist neighbourhood you’ve slipped into.


Apparently for Rob the above ad hominem was not sufficient, and so he felt he must share this heartfelt addendum:

Why not add something to the world then? Write on your point of view and create something. My guess is it’s more a question of ability then anything else. What you do is easy. I can critique you with jacked up rhetoric too. Because it’s easy to do. What’s hard is creating something. (But I’ll bet you get more donors doing what you do).


This ringing Bell rant Sam calls simply, “nice”:

Hey it is wonderful to see that you are critiquing Rob Bell as being some heretic of the faith. Now, if for MOST, meaning over 1600 years of Christian history, contemplative prayer was a CENTRAL “practice” of the Orthodox (apostolic) Christian faith how can you propose that the plethora of commodified garbage being sold in the “Christian” world is more proper.

What Rob Bell is trying to do is get people to understand that being a Christian, means following God, revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. The Christian faith is not some static set of beliefs. We should be running our “evangelical” statements of faith up against the ancient creeds and the apostolic writings of the Early Church Fathers!!!

I pray brother that you will see Rob Bell is not the one to be called a heretic, you should focus your efforts on Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn and the like who inculcate a consumerist heterodoxy and pawn as the Christian faith of following Jesus. Besides the first thing Jesus said in the Gospels was “Come Follow Me!”



Here’s an in-depth judgment…oops, I mean…analysis of my ministry by Bob, which he calls “Apprising Ministries Apprisal,” it’s actually a pretty clever title:

It’s just that your tone in your writing is very spiteful. Meekness
is not weakness, it is strength under control. While some are wolves in sheep’s clothing, it appears like you’re trying to be a sheep in wolf’s clothing…you’re looking to tear down. Drastic things need to happen but after reading your writing for over an hour, I’d shutter to think that you represent (or follow) Christ, and if you were personally “sent” by Christ it seems that you would reflect the values of the Kingdom. That’s all.

In His Grace Alone,

Ah, my dear friend Rob just couldn’t resist an encore. Unfortunately, he was in such a hurry he forgot to title this sanguine soliloquy of sarcasm. So, I quess we’ll just have to call it, “Fixation”:


Your Rhetoric isn’t judgemental? Oh, but I’d bet you’d say it was discerning.


Your job as a minister of the Gospel is to Minister the Gospel. Go do it. But I’ll still bet you can’t make a go of that. The easiest and best way for you to be relevant is to create enemies that don’t exist. To keep little old ladies afraid of the Big Bad Emergents, Liberals, Communists, crossing the street etc. That way not only can you provide the enemy, you can provide the solution to the enemy. It’s like a 2 for 1 deal. I’m amazed that more people don’t see right through you.


This short, but o so sweet wish from Rick is called “billy graham”:


Sorry you’ve chosen to make such comments about a man who’s followed the Spirit’s leading in his life. You must suffer incredibly. I wish you life, love, freedom, peace and joy.

Life | Love | Freedom


…be sure to keep checking here…there will be more to come…