New Age Archive

Paradise Still Lost in Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth”

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number5 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Synopsis Through Oprah Winfrey’s remarkable influence, motivational speaker and author Eckhart Tolle’s teachings have become a staple for the spiritually hungry. Tolle’s message, however, consists of an eclectic mix […]

The Secret Revealed

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number6 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Promoted on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other media venues, The Secret has become the latest self-help phenomenon. It was initially available for viewing online and later became […]

From “New Age Christ” to Born-Again Christian

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume11, number1 (1988). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Was I a New Ager? Technically speaking, the answer is No, since I became a Christian in 1970, and, as I explained in my article “What Is the New […]

Healing Touch: Trouble with Angels

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 2 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Nontraditional health-related practices that involve the hands, based on the assumption that people are energy fields, are becoming increasingly popular. One of the most widely used […]

The Mankind Project

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number6 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The ManKind Project aims for “Changing the world one man at a time,” and it is roughly 36,000 men closer to that goal through […]

What the Bleep Do We Know?

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 6 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org What the Bleep Do We Know? extrapolates from quantum physics to answer life’s big questions. That’s its claim anyway. In reality, science is completely incidental to the […]

Seven Things You Should Know about UFOs

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 2 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org As unlikely as it may at first have seemed, the UFO phenomenon appears to be going mainstream. For most evangelicals, belief in UFOs has been more a […]

UFO Cults Are Flourishing in New Age Circles

A leading East Coast New Age magazine, New Frontier, recently ran a “dirt for sale” advertisement in its November issue. But this one had a twist — the dirt had allegedly been supercharged by extraterrestrials (ETs). It stated: UFO LANDING site radiates cosmic energy alters psychic awareness. Soil samples $5 + p&h. Not surprisingly, the […]

The New Age Embraces Shamanism

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 4 (2003) as a companion to the feature article Shamanism: Eden or Evil? by Mark Andrew Ritchie. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org A few decades ago, “shamanism” was a word known mainly by anthropologists. […]

Neopaganism, Feminism, and the New Polytheism

In his best-selling book, Megatrends, social forecaster John Naisbitt noted “the widespread interest in Eastern religions” since the 1960s.1 In the early 1970s Os Guinness, friend and colleague of the late Francis Schaeffer, provided an explanation for this interest: “The point is this: The East is still the East, but the West is no longer […]

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