Labeling religions and how it damages-Positive Solutions

A while a ago, there was a discussion on the use of ‘cult’ as applied to various religious groups and communities. This is a product of that discussion meant to engender future discussion. The following is a solicited article. The thoughts and opinions expressed may not necessarily be the thoughts and opinions of this blogger.


Is Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY a Cult?

Update: Pete Hise has resigned after his “emotional” affair with the music minister, Sharon Clements. Read another blogger’s personal update. …. Honestly, I don’t know and as far as I know, I’ve never said that it was; however, it seems to be a hot topic bringing people to the blog today. A fellow blogger, twitterer, etc… Heidi actually posted on this today. Since she is a member, go read her take on it. Or, you can head on over to the Lead Pastor’s blog, Pete Hise, and ask him. I’ll tell you right now, it’s not my kind of


Local Take on Brian Tamaki’s Cult

Brian Tamaki’s self-proclaimed elevation to the rank of Bishop, or even King, is disturbing – not because of any judgment as to whether his form of religion is more “right” than anybody else’s, but because the doctrine and rulebook being espoused by the Destiny Church so totally discourage independent thought.


Big Time Scientologist Leaves, Posts 95 Thesis on the Way Out

Well, maybe not 95 of them, but another Hollywood actor has left the cult – here, I’ll use the word pretty strongly, leaving this very public letter. So, what do you do when you resign from the Scientologist cult? He only focuses on two issues, really, the support by a local group of Prop 8 and the use of disconnection, in which members are forced to disconnected from family and friends who might stand against Scientology. If you care to click the tag at the bottom, there are a whole host of others issues which surround Scientology. Maybe, regardless

Mike Bickle and IHOP Plays Down Cult Status

The word ‘cult’ gets tossed around freely these days, like ‘Nazi’, or Christian, but what is going on at IHOP is troublesome to say the very least:

Society and Religion

IRS – Finally – Investigating Pastor Star R. Scott

I have good news to share with those of you out there that have been affected by Pastor Star R. Scott – he’s being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.


The Shepherding Movement

So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6 NKJV) One of the flash words used among those in Charismatic circles, as well as those of Joel’s Army/Dominionism types, is ‘covering’. Fresh Fire Ministries says that it has provided a covering for Todd Bentley – but what does that mean? (It is used by the Vineyard Association of Churches, and Radiant Life Church of Sacramento and Katy, Tx among countless others, mainly Charismatics) I used