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Former drummer for Gary Lewis and The Playboys and The Coasters. Tim has also played with Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster, Darlene Zscech and Hillsongs, Jeff Fenholt, SteveCamp among others. Tim founded The Simply Agape Project in 2001 to get free Christian music to the troops. Recordings have been made with Tim, and friends Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel SR, Justo Almario,Steve Camp , Jared Ming and some wonderful Independant Christian artists.The Somebody Brave CD also features words of encouragment to the soldiers from Pastors, Moms, Dads, and Lt Col Brian Birdwell a Pentegon 9/11 survivor Tim is married to Donna Wirth and has four children Alan 25,Steven 23, Brittany 22, Bethany 21. Tim has played in numerous churchs as well as shows on TBN. Tim has also performed on JCTV on the show Generation Worship featuring worship leader Jared Ming. Tim has a book published worldwide titled "Pass The Plate And Let Us Prey" (My Search For Black and White Christianity in a Gray Nation)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Tearing down the purpose driven Golden Calf-Part one "There is noise of war in the camp".


In this mini series it is my goal to give you information about Rick Warren and his man made movement. Then you need to act upon it as you choose. I also want to caution you and encourage you to hold everything I say up to the light of God's word. Because God's word is the only one that counts. And if I say anything that is in conflict with the Bible I would encourage you to reject it totally.
Exodus 32:17" And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There is a noise of war in the camp."
We know from the verse that as Moses and Joshua got closer what they heard that was a noise of war was actually singing. There was confusion here what was really going on.
Right now I want to focus on the confusion Slick Rick and his movement has caused.
You cannot really talk about Purpose Driven Life without talking about Purpose Driven Church and Transistioning by Dan Southerland as well as the transistioning article that Warren has on his website pastors.com.
Here are the problems I see that are caused in the church by this man made movement.
First why do I say that this is a man made movement? Why should we question what God seems to be blessing?
Well if sales seems to be a indicator of Gods blessing it would seem that God is blessing the sandals off Rick. Because this puppy has been on the best sellers list for 138 weeks now.
Is this Gods blessing.
No it is slick marketing read this article and you decide if Im right on this.
http://www.challies.com/archives/001166.php
Rick Warren is a very good business man he is even now test marketing his PEACE plan that he plans to unleash on the world soon.
http://www.purposedrivenlife.com/absolutenm3/templates/articles.aspx?articleid=981&zoneid=25
So whats the problem with all this?
Well the very first problem is Ricks own understanding of scripture. Rick takes scripture and molds it to suit his purpose instead of teaching scripture in the context it was written in. Word of Faith folk do this all the time. Its backward theology. You think up a point you want to make and then go back to the Bible and find scripture or portions of scripture to back up what you want to say. Not what the Bible teaches.
Thats the first part of the confusion.
The second part is Slick Rick very effectively markets his own products and aids to help you and encourager you to do things Ricks way so you can supposably have a healthy church. Look at these two links to see what confusion this causes in the church.
http://www.crossroad.to/text/responses/purpose.htm
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/pdlresisters.htm
This is just a small amount of the confusion this movement has caused.
More to come in The Purpose Driven Golden Calf Part Two- Making the church a business

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