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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)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Another story from one of our readers

A while back I asked readers of this blog to share their stories about how this new form of religion (purpose driven, emergent disguised as Christianity) with us.
Here is another one-

Three years ago, we left a church where we had been deeply involved because they were embracing the whole emerging/ contemplative cesspool.

We were both in leadership there, my husband was a deacon and I served on staff as the children's ministry director. We loved this church, the family in Christ that we had found there, and the children we ministered to. It truly broke our hearts to leave, but we knew that we couldn't condone or help promote the dangerous doctrines.

We were told that this "postmodern" (that was the label back then, it seems that the more politically correct "emerging church" is the current acceptable term) emphasis was the only way to reach young people. There was no room for discussion. Anyone who raised objections was made to feel very unwelcome.

We attended another church for a while until we saw evidence of the same contamination and again knew that we had to part company. And again, no one took our concerns seriously. Last summer, we found the Lighthouse Trails web site and read "A Time of Departing" by Ray Yungen. While it was a relief to find out that we were not alone, that there were people all across the country that had experienced similar heartbreaks, it has also filled us with grief to see what is happening to the church.

Right now we are church gypsies, trying out church after church, looking for a home. We are hungry for a church home and family, but it has so far it proven impossible to find a church that sees the dangers of emerging church, contemplative spirituality, or the whole "purpose driven" fiasco. Don't get us wrong, we have met a lot of good people and visited a lot of good churches that are trying to serve God in the best way that they know how. But many just seem to be blind to the dangers presented by emerging, contemplative or purpose driven. We would just like to find a place that fully understands the dangers up front and be part of a fellowship that is still committed to the true gospel. We know that God wants to use what we have been through for His glory.

Jim and Vickie


Anonymous Doris M. Tamblyn said...

I also feel like a voice crying in the wilderness and get frustrated that hardly anyone realizes the dangers of the Purpose Driven and Emergent Church. I now attend a Calvary Chapel Church where the teaching is straight from the Bible and the issue of these movements have been discussed and at least the founder of the Calvary Chapel movement does not condone these movements or distribute those materials to their book stores. If they appear in the book stores, it is a matter of the individual church leadership independently ordering and recommending it or, in some cases, ignorance as to what constitutes new age and seeker friendly teachings. Pray for the Holy Spirit to awaken true believers to the dangers of these movements.

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