Sunday, April 15, 2007

Has Ravi Zacharias Gone Contemplative?

Ravi Zacharias Ministries Points to Nouwen, Merton, and Foster

Source: From the Lighthouse

The headline is sadly accurate - Ravi Zacharias International Ministry website is carrying numerous articles which speak favorably of Catholic mystic Henri Nouwen, Catholic monk and mystic, Thomas Merton, and contemplative Richard Foster. The articles are under a section called A Slice of Infinity.

A summary statement on the website says they are "aimed at reaching into the culture with words of challenge, words of truth, and words of hope." Unfortunately, by pointing people to Nouwen, Merton, and Foster, the message of truth and hope will be tainted with mysticism and spiritual danger.

I guess A Slice of Infinity is one name for it, but I can think of another; A Slice of Laodicea. Continue reading this sad indictment that should probably be filed away under the heading "Another One Bites the Dust" here.