Popular author and woman’s conference speaker, Priscilla Shirer has finally done it – Exposed herself as as a full-blown advocate of contemplative mysticism and ecumenism. As Shirer continues promoting her “Fervent Tour” – speaking at many churches, including many Calvary Chapels – few seem to notice she is also scheduled as a featured speaker at the 2017 Alpha Leadership Conference.
The significance of Shirer’s appearance – alongside Nicky Gumbel, (pioneer of the contemplative “Alpha Course“, and Vicar of the heretical Holy Trinity Brompton) as well as many Catholic and Anglican clergymen – cannot be understated.
What has been suspected – indeed, hinted at – is now out in the open and undeniable. Those churches that continue to host her conferences are now without excuse. This includes the many Calvary Chapels that have repeatedly sponsored her and her materials.
Alpha Con17 link is here: http://alpha.org/lc17/speakers#main
Shirer’s Alpha Con bio deceptively states: “She considers it a privilege to serve believers from every denomination and culture by helping them to know the truths of Scripture intellectually and by encouraging them to experience these truths practically …”
Nicky Gumbel – HTB leader, pioneer of Alpha…
Ken Costa – V. Chair UBS; Chairman Lazard & Chairman Alpha Int’l
John Grey – Ass. pastor @ J. Osteen’s Lakewood Church
Mark Batterson – Mr. ‘Circle Maker’…
Luis Tagle – Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
Jean Vanier – Catholic philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian.
James Mallon – Canadian Parish priest
Other speakers include a handful of Church of England affiliates. Worship is by HTB’s Ben Cantelon, and Catholic artist Matt Maher.
Note that Calvary Costa Mesa’s Chapel Store and Calvary Distribution continue to both use and sell Shirer’s materials. Brian Brodersen’s CCCM even recently hosted her “Fervent Tour”.
Calvary Chapels – especially CCA affiliates – need to seriously access this situation and protect their flocks against this clear and present danger.
For more on Shirer see: Beth Moore & Priscilla Shirer – Their History of Contemplative Prayer… http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=18085
Going Beyond Scripture: Why It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to Priscilla Shirer and Going Beyond Ministries https://michellelesleybooks.com/2015/09/18/going-beyond-scripture-why-its-time-to-say-good-bye-to-priscilla-shirer-and-going-beyond-ministries/
And see: Priscilla Shirer and Contemplative/ Centering Prayer http://apprising.org/2010/07/26/priscilla-shirer-and-contemplativecentering-prayer/