Christian Variations

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Christian Variations

Major belief systems considered to be within the pale of orthodoxy.

Church of Christ -- on their ban on musical instruments. See also review of Hugh Pyle's The Truth About the Church of Christ

Emergent Church -- evaluations of Brian McLaren and Rob Bell.

Open theism -- Also called "neotheism". Critique.

Orthodox Church -- The Orthodox church and icons, and on departed saints, and prayer

Popular Christian Teachers and Books

Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger's The Simple Church

Frank Viola's Pagan Christianity -- a review and chapter by chapter critique

Rick Warren's The Purpose-Driven Life.

William Young's The Shack

Pseudo-Christian Variations

Any minor group or person that maintains some form of Christianity or pseudo-Christianity aside from its variations.

Amirault, Gary -- universalist of Tentmaker Ministries. See comments here regarding hell.

Bercot, David -- well-intentioned, but misuses patristic sources.

"Bible Wheel" -- something of an apologetics gimmick.

Clark, John (aka "Pastor John's House") -- minor cult centered in North Carolina. Commentary on views of the Trinity

del Tondo, Douglas -- author of Jesus' Words Only and rejector of Paul. Series Part 1 [Subscription to E-Block required].

Pseudo-Christian Variations (Continued)

Fish, Darwin -- also sees widespread corruption.

Garretto, Vince -- dislikes apologetics.

Jones, Edgar -- voiceofjesus.org; rejects Pauline material.

Liberated Christians -- has a rather free view of sexuality. Please see a listing of articles under their encyclopedia entry here.

Moore, L. David -- Review of The Christian Conspiracy

Nelson, Scott -- "Judaism vs. Christianity" website

New Covenant Church of God -- Summary article and a look at their view that the Holy Spirit is female

Oneness Pentacostals -- review of Greg Boyd's Oneness Pentacostals and the Trinity

Smith, L. Ray -- of "bible-truths.com." Comments on his articles on the word aionios; on the Trinity and on hell.

Sound Doctrine Church -- small church in Washington state with many odd views.

Stevens, Neville -- dislikes the book of Galatians.

Townsley, Jeramy -- argues that David and Jonathan may have been gay.

Pseudo-Christian Variations (Continued)

Truthbearer.org -- promotes polygamy.

Viola, Frank -- house church advocate. Review of Pagan Christianity

World Mission Society Church of God [Request December 2008 back issue of E-Block]

Non-Christian Variations

Minor groups or persons with little or no connection to or semblance of Christian beliefs.

Lash, John Lamb -- modern Gnostic. Review of Not in His Image

Macchio, Joseph -- somewhat mystical.

Raelians -- the cult.

Segal, Gerald -- Jewish anti-missionary

Yosef, Uri -- Jewish anti-missionary. Comments on his article on Jesus as a sinner and on Micah 5