Marsha West column
Marsha West is a religious/political writer and owner of She is also the founder and editor of the Email Brigade News Report, a biweekly news resource for people of faith that is chock-full of critical news and information. Marsha is dedicated to restoring a more common sense approach to our nation's governance by encouraging people to thoroughly understand the issues that impact American lives. Marsha's articles have been published widely online and in print and appear regularly in the Christian Post blog section as well as News With Views, Renew America, Worldview Times, Big World Watch, Conservative Crusader, Veracity Voice, Web Commentary, and she is a correspondent for the Christian Research Network. Marsha is currently writing a fiction series for Christian children that will equip them to defend their faith and live for Christ. Visit Marsha's website:

Cold hard facts on cults
Marsha West
April 29, 2016

Six years ago I penned a piece entitled "Caught up in a cult?" My concern at the time was that a growing number of people were being drawn into cults and cult . . .

Evangelicals divided, a movement fractured Part 2
Marsha West
April 7, 2016

In part one I examined the term "evangelical" and laid out what true evangelicals believe and why they believe it. Admittedly the movement has evolved largely . . .

Evangelicals divided, a movement fractured Part 1
Marsha West
March 31, 2016

Evangelicalism as a movement is rushing headlong toward theological ambiguity, which is another way of saying apostasy. ~ Michael Horton The failure of . . .

Controversial Christian historian David Barton... misinterpretations... errors... and Glenn Beck
Marsha West
January 28, 2016

"If your family homeschools, or if you send your kids to a Christian school, or even if you are actively involved in Republican politics, listen to talk radio, . . .

70% of Americans are Christians? Seriously?
Marsha West
August 28, 2015

A recent report indicates that 70% of Americans are Christians. If this is true, what it says to this writer is that a whole host of people who profess faith . . .

Reformed pastor Francis Chan to speak at IHOP cult --- again!
Marsha West
August 3, 2015

In 2013 Francis Chan spoke at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) apostasy fest Onething: Until the Fame of Jesus Fills the Earth annual event brought to . . .

Are you a member of the HFIB Club?
Marsha West
July 3, 2015

Many Bible believing Christians are members of the HFIB club. The acronym stands for hate, fear, ignorance and bigotry. To be inducted into HFIB all one has . . .

Does U2's Bono, a professing Christian, believe the Bible?
Marsha West
June 15, 2015

Any [teaching] that is good is in the Word of God, and any that is not in the Word of God is not good. I am a Bible Christian and if an archangel with a . . .

Better gear up for the 5 major changes coming to the Church
Marsha West
May 27, 2015

John Burton has written a piece entitled "Ancient and Emerging: 5 Major Changes Coming to the Church." Before you get all excited, or maybe even concerned over . . .

Movieguide props up profane preacher
Marsha West
May 19, 2015

Anyone who follows the news knows that mega pop-star Justin Bieber has made headlines for behaving badly. What some of you may not know is that Justin's a . . .

Liberalism's warm fuzzy god
Marsha West
May 4, 2015

For a number of years a woman I know, I'll call her Rachel, has wrestled with giving her life to Christ. She admits she really wants to, but how can she when . . .

Glenn Beck receives a "mantle" from a false prophet
Marsha West
April 23, 2015

Chuck Pierce claims he's a "prophet" in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) or what many refer to as Dominionism. Because of Pierce's elevated status, he . . .

Pitiable capitulating pro-family leaders, Part 2
Marsha West
March 26, 2015

Before the term pro-family was hijacked by liberals (evangelical was also hijacked) supporters were largely made up from conservative Protestants, Roman . . .

Pitiable capitulating pro-family leaders, part 1
Marsha West
March 19, 2015

Religious Right, Christian Right, religious conservatives, "values voters" and evangelicals are a few of the titles given to the social and or political groups . . .

Be skeptical of Dr. Oz's remedies and Rick Warren's "plans"
Marsha West
January 15, 2015

Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, author and host of a successful TV show, has involved himself in some, um, questionable cures for what . . .

Fight the spiritual forces of wickedness -- and win!
Marsha West
December 11, 2014

Some of the news headlines this past week gave me reason for concern. Here are a few of them: Satanic Temple Approved for [Florida] Capitol Holiday . . .

Bethel Church's "Apostle" Bill Johnson: A comedy of errors, Part 2
Marsha West
November 6, 2014

Before I report on Apostle Bill's endeavor to involve his followers in his "grave sucking," undertaking, I must tell you a brief story that involves an angel, a . . .

Bethel Church's "apostle" Bill Johnson: A comedy of errors, Part 1
Marsha West
October 20, 2014

Bill Johnson is no stranger to controversy. For one thing, he claims to be an apostle, as in the unique position held by the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.  . . .

Christian meditation: what's biblical and what's not
Marsha West
September 23, 2014

In Joshua 1:8 God said: "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do . . .

The Prosperity Priestess and the pied pieper of IHOP
Marsha West
September 9, 2014

Well lookie here. Joyce Meyer, popular women's conference speaker; health and wealth author; radio & TV teacher (whew!) has been invited to speak at the . . .

The low-information evangelical, part 2
Marsha West
August 29, 2014

Appearing in part 1 is the phrase "low-information voter" (LIV) which is oft used by a popular radio talk show host. The host suggests that those who make up . . .

The low-information evangelical, part 1
Marsha West
August 12, 2014

We are told throughout the New Testament to judge, to test, to discern, to assess, to rebuke, to hold one another to account, to make moral distinctions, and to . . .

Cowardly Christian entertainers
Marsha West
June 16, 2014

During an interview with The Independent last year, country western star Carrie Underwood, a professing Christian, got the media's full attention when she . . .

Glenn Beck goes off on "religious people"
Marsha West
June 2, 2014

"The Doctrine and Covenants leaves no doubt about the Mormon teaching of exclusivity when it says the LDS Church is 'the only true and living church upon the . . .

Does the Bible really say we're not to judge?
Marsha West
May 8, 2014

Some professing Christians become infuriated when a "watchblogger" has the chutzpah to report on a false teacher by name, as if naming names is unbiblical.  . . .

World Vision, Christian organization? part 2
Marsha West
April 17, 2014

I wrote about the controversy swirling around the so-called Christian organization World Vision here. For those who are unaware of what occurred on March 24, . . .

World Vision, Christian organization? part 1
Marsha West
April 10, 2014

The dust has settled a bit since Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision's March 24 announcement that it would hire gay couples who are legally . . .

Addressing concerns over "Son of God" film
Marsha West
March 11, 2014

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. ~Eph 5:11 Not surprisingly the movie "Son of God" has created quite a stir in the . . .

A culture of counterfeit Christians
Marsha West
March 3, 2014

Have you ever run over a dead skunk in the road? I have, during a heat wave. The smell got into my tires and permeated our garage for days! I'll go out on a . . .

Rick Warren's new book "Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life" awash with doctrines of demons
Marsha West
November 12, 2013

Rick Warren is one of America's most influential Christian ministers. He's so popular that many folks call him "America's Pastor." Warren has earned a . . .

Sin is at the heart of what is wrong in your life
Marsha West
October 8, 2013

No one has any right to believe that he is indeed a Christian unless he is humbly seeking to obey the teachings of the One whom he calls Lord. Christ once asked . . .

What would Jesus have you do?
Marsha West
July 9, 2013

No question, we are a culture that loves to be entertained. Even churches have caught on to the public's desire for 24/7 entertainment. As a consequence, a . . .

Going against God "just for fun"
Marsha West
May 2, 2013

Today we're hearing a lot about Spiritism or Spiritualism, not to be confused with spiritual or spirituality, as in "I'm not religious, I'm spiritual," or "I'm . . .

Christians mystically encountering God
Marsha West
April 16, 2013

For a couple of decades there has been a big push by numerous evangelical leaders to incorporate pagan practices into the visible Church. These unbiblical . . .

The true meaning of the day in which chocolate was invented
Marsha West
March 30, 2013

Not surprisingly, the principal of Heritage Elementary School in Madison, Alabama has banned the use of 'Easter Bunny' in the school in the name of religious . . .

Retailers and entertainment industry aspire to hyper-sexualize girls
Marsha West
March 20, 2013

Victoria's Secret (VS) has sunk to a new low – and I didn't think that was possible. Recently the retailer introduced a line of intimate apparel that they . . .

Celebrating 40 years of legal infanticide
Marsha West
January 21, 2013

Every year on January 22 pro-aborts celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Forty years ago the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the United States with a 7 . . .

The "new breed" of Christian fashion
Marsha West
January 3, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, while I was surfing the net for articles to include in the Email Brigade News Report, I came across a piece entitled "Provocative . . .

Should Christians hold prayer vigils with apostates?
Marsha West
December 13, 2012

During the 2012 election, the New Religious Right (NRR) held prayer vigils all throughout the United States. Their rallying cry: "If my people, who are called . . .

No limit on federally funded abortions if Obama's re-elected
Marsha West
November 3, 2012

How should Bible believing Christians prioritize the issues as they vote on Tuesday? With millions of Americans out of work, and no hope of finding employment . . .

Finding God's will is no deep dark secret
Marsha West
October 18, 2012

Is it possible for a Christian to know God's will and not have to agonize over it? Should a believer make a decision without first spending hours in prayer, . . .

Rick Warren and Joel Osteen acquiesce to Oprah
Marsha West
October 12, 2012

Is there no end to the lack of spiritual discernment within the Christian community? Even some of our Church leaders are showing a startling lack of discernment . . .

Profane preachers contribute to killing the conscience
Marsha West
September 27, 2012

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that . . .

Liberals created the culture of evil and death, part 3
Marsha West
September 11, 2012

By far the biggest obstacle the Church faces is the infiltration of ubiquitous, aggressive liberals, many of whom are renowned pastors, authors, conference . . .

Liberals created the culture of evil and death, part 2
Marsha West
August 31, 2012

Liberals are responsible for much of the evil in America. But in their zeal to "Reclaim America for Christ" some well-intentioned pro-family conservatives have . . .

Liberals created the culture of evil and death, part 1
Marsha West
August 6, 2012

The world did not become a different place because of the Second Amendment. It became a different place because of the perverted and evil philosophies that have . . .

Liberals changing word meanings with intent to deceive
Marsha West
July 19, 2012

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is." — Winston Churchill Where I found truth, . . .

Are all angels safe?
Marsha West
July 13, 2012

Contrary to popular belief angels are neither chubby little babes with rosy cheeks nor are they exquisite young women with gossamer wings decked out in long . . .

A woman's right to choose...the sex of her baby?
Marsha West
June 2, 2012

I objected to Roe v. Wade the moment it was decided, not because of any doubts about abortion, but because the decision was a radical deformation of the . . .

People of faith must join the fight to preserve normal marriage
Marsha West
May 14, 2012

Marriage is a fundamental social institution that does not exist just for the emotional satisfaction of two individuals but for the greater good of the . . .

Oprah's at it again, declaring she's a Christian
Marsha West
May 7, 2012

Why is Oprah trying so hard to convince us that she's a Christian when what she believes about Jesus Christ flies in the face of historic, orthodox Christianity . . .

Jesus: The illumined Illuminator
Marsha West
April 17, 2012

Contemporary Christianity is following "every wind of doctrine" in spite of the fact that Scripture warns about taking this route. Self-professed Christ . . .

Plastic Easter eggs, jellybeans and Jesus?
Marsha West
April 7, 2012

Easter conjures images of decorative baskets filled with all sorts of goodies, cool new clothes, church services, the annual Easter egg hunt, families and . . .

Rick Warren once again caught up in controversy, Part 2
Marsha West
March 29, 2012

Plastic pastors transparent enough to see through, like Joel Osteen, are not as dangerous as Rick Warren. Modalistic moguls of the painfully-obvious-money . . .

Rick Warren once again caught up in controversy, Part 1
Marsha West
March 21, 2012

In January 2011 mega church pastor Rick Warren enlisted the help of three doctors to come up with a health plan for Saddleback Church (SBC). The doctors he . . .

A fast-growing movement with disastrous implications
Marsha West
March 8, 2012

"The gospel's most dangerous earthly adversaries are not raving atheists who stand outside the door shouting threats and insults. They are church leaders who . . .

Planned Parenthood urges students to share their sex-perience
Marsha West
March 3, 2012

Most Americans are unaware that National Condom Week has been going on since the 1970s commencing the week of February 14th — and I'm not making this up. . . .

Got meat?
Marsha West
February 20, 2012

Sue's a self-professed Christian who attends church and a Bible study regularly and sings with the praise and worship team. Sue also practices yoga, consults a . . .

Would the Son of God contradict the Father?
Marsha West
February 10, 2012

Is it true that Jesus never mentioned anything about homosexuality? That He never brought it up, even once? Most of us have heard the line that in the Gospels . . .

Gladiator-style takedown of demonic forces, Part 2
Marsha West
January 19, 2012

It really doesn't matter whether or not people believe in angels and demons. And it doesn't matter if skeptics think those who do are wingnuts . The fact . . .

Gladiator-style takedown of demonic forces, Part 1
Marsha West
January 10, 2012

A large number of Christians throughout the world consider themselves to be spiritual warfare prayer warriors. What they do is known as "intercessory prayer." . . .

Hollywood unraveling the fabric of society
Marsha West
December 12, 2011

Liberal Hollywood is intentionally corrupting children's morals via the movies and TV programs they produce for public consumption. defines the . . .

Kids are being exposed to shocking levels of sexual content
Marsha West
November 19, 2011

This probably won't shock most people because we live in an age where the envelope has been pushed so far it's disappeared over the horizon. According to the . . .

Is Rick Perry on a mission from God?
Marsha West
November 2, 2011

GOP hopeful Rick Perry is an evangelical Christian. Recently his wife stated that before he made his decision to run "He prayed about it, he really prayed about . . .

Dominionists are on the move...and they mean business
Marsha West
October 11, 2011

"Once we have the apostles in place, we will then bring the intercessors and the prophets into the inner circle, and we will end up with the spiritual core we . . .

Throwaway human beings
Marsha West
September 29, 2011

In 2005 a nineteen-year old Canadian woman strangled her newborn baby and threw his tiny body over a fence. Twice a jury found her guilty of second-degree . . .

Glenn Beck's "pure personal truth," Part 2
Marsha West
September 13, 2011

Glenn Beck is a charming, witty, well-spoken, well-informed, transparent individual who has some unique gifts, one of which is his ability to unite people for a . . .

Glenn Beck's "pure personal truth," Part 1
Marsha West
September 6, 2011

Here Glenn Beck goes again, claiming he's a Christian, this time at Restoring Courage 2011 — Jerusalem. Glenn gets upset when anyone questions his . . .

Christian leaders: It's about time you test false teachers
Marsha West
August 23, 2011

I have written several articles voicing concern over the Christian Right (CR) uniting with leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) for the purpose of . . .

My response to "The Response" Gov. Rick Perry's call to prayer
Marsha West
August 8, 2011

Having previously written a piece on The Response voicing my legitimate concerns over Gov. Rick Perry's August 6th prayer event that was held at Reliant Stadium . . .

Texas governor's Aug 6th prayer event leadership team includes cult members
Marsha West
August 1, 2011

The prayer event I'm speaking of is The Response: a call to prayer for a nation in crisis. The cult Gov. Rick Perry has involved himself with is the New . . .

The Religious Right unites with Religious Renegades, Part 3
Marsha West
June 30, 2011

There's an old saying, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," meaning that people who believe they are doing good often end up doing evil. It's the . . .

The Religious Right unites with the Religious Renegades, Part 2
Marsha West
June 10, 2011

My purpose for writing this article is not to discredit, scold or embarrass the Christian Right (CR) for their part in helping to advance the bizarre beliefs of . . .

The Religious Right uniting with Religious Renegades, Part 1
Marsha West
May 18, 2011

Some Religious Right leaders have joined forces with movers and shakers, literally speaking, of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). They have been warned about . . .

Purpose Driven dismantling of Christianity, Part 3
Marsha West
April 15, 2011

This overview of what I have termed Syncretism Stew shows a diabolically inspired supermarket of truth and error in the postmodern Church. What we're witnessing . . .

Purpose Driven dismantling of Christianity, Part 2
Marsha West
April 1, 2011

A person could choke to death on the Syncretism Stew so-called Christians have cooked up. This swill contains the worst abominations imaginable. Presbyterian, . . .

Purpose Driven dismantling of Christianity, Part 1
Marsha West
March 18, 2011

The real danger to traditional Christianity is not from without, but from within its own ranks. Millions of professing Christians have conformed to the world . . .

Christian "watchbloggers" under fire
Marsha West
February 10, 2011

A few years ago "the world's most famous Christian blogger," Tim Challies, took Christian "watchbloggers" to task in his piece Evil as Entertainment.  . . .

Rick Warren introduces "The Devil Plan"
Marsha West
January 24, 2011

Pastor Rick Warren continues to work at "fulfilling people's needs." His latest endeavor is "The Daniel Plan," a 52-week health and fitness program. Pastor . . .

Tinseltown is on a mission to sexualize young girls
Marsha West
January 13, 2011

There are some disturbing things going on right under parents' noses. Their daughters are being sexualized by Hollywood elites who would sell their soul to the . . .

'Red Eye' host gives social conservatives a black eye
Marsha West
January 7, 2011

The host of Fox News Channel's Red Eye smeared and mocked what he deems "conservative moralists" such as the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for . . .

There will be a great cost to repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Marsha West
December 20, 2010

This is the last thing I wanted to write about one week before Christmas. For several weeks I have taken a break from writing to put my focus on the holidays: . . .

The historic Democrat slap down
Marsha West
November 5, 2010

We won. By the end of the night on Nov. 2 we experienced one of the largest Republican tidal waves to hit Capitol Hill in over 6 decades. Now conservatives . . .

America's moral implosion
Marsha West
October 26, 2010

The 60s generation embraced moral relativism — the belief that there is no right and wrong — and it swept across our nation like a firestorm. Five . . .

Christians get twisted out of shape when they learn the truth about yoga
Marsha West
October 14, 2010

Believers are called to meditate upon the Word of God — an external Word that comes to us by divine revelation — not to meditate by means of . . .

No 'coming out party' for gays in the military
Marsha West
September 29, 2010

The radical Left's effort to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT), a law that bans homosexuals from serving openly in the military, has failed. On September 21 . . .

Remove your cultural blinders, liberals!
Marsha West
September 15, 2010

On July 18, 2010, Bob Schieffer, host of Face the Nation on CBS, interviewed Attorney General Eric Holder. During the 30 minute interview, Schieffer neglected . . .

Questioning with boldness: Which is it Glenn, are you a Mormon or a Christian? Part 2
Marsha West
August 31, 2010

Recently Bill O'Reilly very pointedly asked Glenn Beck why he avoids the culture war. On the same-sex "marriage" issue Beck, who purports to be a conservative, . . .

Questioning with boldness: Which is it Glenn, are you a Mormon or a Christian? Part 1
Marsha West
August 25, 2010

This article needs to be written. I have to admit that I hate doing it because I've been a Glenn Beck supporter for well over a year now. But, alas, my . . .

Secular humanism fizzles, cosmic humanism flourishes
Marsha West
August 17, 2010

It may surprise some readers to learn that secular humanism, the anti-religious, anti-supernatural belief system liberal reformers and radicals tried to foist . . .

True culture change comes when hearts are changed
Marsha West
July 28, 2010

If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times: America has lost its moral compass. Our country has fallen into the pit of depravity and if we're going to . . .

To HU or not to HU, that is the question
Marsha West
July 6, 2010

People all over the globe are singing or chanting the HU. Not hoo, as in whoohoo! It's pronounced Hue as in Hugh Grant. HUers say it is an "amazing love song . . .

Carl Jung: psychologist or sorcerer?
Marsha West
June 22, 2010

"Many Christian psychology professionals are only average pew warmers, who then practice secular psychology." Steven J. Cole Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung . . .

A subtle and dangerous shift in Christianity
Marsha West
June 9, 2010

It seems everyone's practicing yoga meditation these days. Physicians recommend it to their patients which means it's beneficial...right? Meditation is said . . .

Damnable heresies invading the Church
Marsha West
May 25, 2010

A large number of Christians are unaware that literally truck loads of counterfeit Christians have gained access to pulpits, wormed their way into Church . . .

Are you praying to the only true God?
Marsha West
May 12, 2010

Christianity holds to the view that prayer is of the leading of the Holy Spirit. Octavius Winslow put it in these words: "It must be acknowledged by the . . .

God's opinion of you lasts forever
Marsha West
May 3, 2010

A Christian friend of mine is reading one of Joyce Meyer's books. If you haven't heard of Meyer, she is a popular health and wealth author/radio & TV teacher . . .

Should Christians "judge" others? You betcha!
Marsha West
April 27, 2010

One of the biggest problems in the Church is that some Christians are way too trusting. Jesus warned, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's . . .

America's all-out spiritual battle, part 3
Marsha West
April 20, 2010

WHAT DOES SATAN HAVE HIS CLAWS INTO NOW? The enemy's strategy is to nudge. In the name of tolerance, diversity and unity we've been nudged into normalizing . . .

America's all-out spiritual battle, part 2
Marsha West
April 13, 2010

JESUS CHRIST AND DEMONS My question to Christians who doubt the devil's existence: Why would Jesus bother casting out demons if they don't exist? Why . . .

America's all-out spiritual battle, part 1
Marsha West
April 6, 2010

"Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong preaching on the devil. One said to the other, 'What do you think about all this Satan . . .

Doublespeak: the language of deception, Part 5
Marsha West
March 15, 2010

"Have It Your Way" Christianity In the Church, theological liberals are making every effort to deconstruct historic, orthodox Christianity. Liberals dilute . . .

Doublespeak: the language of deception, Part 4
Marsha West
March 10, 2010

The Church "The gospel's most dangerous earthly adversaries are not raving atheists who stand outside the door shouting threats and insults. They are church . . .

Doublespeak: the language of deception, Part 3
Marsha West
February 25, 2010

Illegal immigration The far left brands Americans who are against illegal immigration as "racists" and "xenophobes." defines racist thus:  . . .

Doublespeak: the language of deception, Part 2
Marsha West
February 18, 2010

Abortion on demand There is an abundance of doublespeak in the abortion debate. Note how instead of saying "women have a right to an abortion" the abortion . . .

Doublespeak: the language of deception, Part 1
Marsha West
February 9, 2010

Liberalism is not what it started out to be. 20th century classical liberalism "stressed human rationality, individual property rights, natural rights, the . . .

Christian music? Not so much
Marsha West
October 13, 2009

The Christian music industry offers a wide variety of music to consumers. Gospel, worship and praise, pop and rock, heavy metal, even grunge. You probably don . . .

A new religion masquerading as Christianity, Part 2
Marsha West
June 30, 2009

When I was a liberal I loved mocking the Bible. I'd get giddy arguing with conservatives over Bible stories that to me were ludicrous. One example is the . . .

A new religion masquerading as Christianity, Part 1
Marsha West
June 10, 2009

Recently the Barna Research Group released a study on the religious practices of liberals and Christians. According to the report: "The research.. . . .

Waterboarding, abortion, and liberals' appalling inconsistency
Marsha West
May 19, 2009

Some Americans feel that interrogative waterboarding is "torture" and are quite worried that our enemies are subjected to this sort of practice. I find it . . .

Be careful what you buy in Christian bookstores
Marsha West
March 19, 2009

It's understandable that free-market conservatives are deeply troubled that Barack Obama has taken the reins of power. Already we see America moving even . . .

Potions and charms and spells! Oh my!
Marsha West
February 9, 2009

"I will continue to proclaim that I am a Witch, and I am Wiccan, for it means the same thing. It is my religion, and it is my craft. It is my life." Mike . . .

Caught up in a cult?
Marsha West
January 9, 2009

Countless people are caught up in cults and cult-like groups. To avoid being one of them it couldn't hurt to become familiar with the nature of a cult and . . .

Subverting the Word of God
Marsha West
December 19, 2008

Recently we learned that President Bush, an evangelical Christian, doesn't take the Bible literally. During an interview ABC's Cynthia McFadden asked him if . . .

Tony Jones' continuous leftward slide into apostasy
Marsha West
December 1, 2008

Emergent Church guru Tony Jones, the former national coordinator of Emergent Village, has been holding the issue of homosexuality "in abeyance" because  . . .

I feel your pain, Rosie, Ellen, and Melissa
Marsha West
November 17, 2008

On November 4th, California upheld traditional marriage by passing Proposition 8 by a half million votes, thus amending the state's constitution to restrict the . . .

Distractions, diversions, and deception
Marsha West
October 31, 2008

It's no big secret that many in the media are unethical and dishonest smear merchants. Americans have put up with these corrupt, insulting and, frankly, . . .

Barbaric Obama, God's choice?
Marsha West
October 20, 2008

I have a sign in my office that asks the question: If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to prove it? "I am a Christian" . . .

The speaker, the candidate, and the windbag
Marsha West
September 15, 2008

Serious questions have been raised about when life begins. Some say life begins at the moment of conception. Others question that a new life is created at the . . .

We have had enough of false prophets!
Marsha West
August 30, 2008

The Holy Spirit is on the move. He's working in the minds and mouths of the false prophets. BAM! They've fallen and they can't get up. On June 23rd God . . .

Todd Bentley separates from wife and Lakeland
Marsha West
August 15, 2008

What did Fresh Fire Ministries know and when did they know it? I'm talking about Todd Bentley's marriage, which is in shambles. According to the statement . . .

Televangelists snicker all the way to the bank
Marsha West
August 4, 2008

I detest the prosperity gospel. Ever noticed how the "name-it-and-claim-it" preachers are lining their own pockets but those who support their ministries can . . .

Train yourself to discern good from evil
Marsha West
July 22, 2008

"But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil." Hebrews 5:14 " There's a rumor going around . . .

"BAM! BAM! BAM!" said the false prophet
Marsha West
June 17, 2008

Faith evangelist Todd Bentley has drawn hundreds of thousands to his Florida Healing Revival to "soak in the glory and spread the fire." Before you pack up the . . .

Defend your values, while you still can
Marsha West
May 23, 2008

"No deception, no matter how skilled or sophisticated, can hide the devastation caused by the sexual revolution and its radical wing, the gay rights movement. . . .

Oprah shifts to the dark side
Marsha West
May 4, 2008

Notorious New Ager George Lucas's wildly popular Star Wars movies abound with occult themes. In Return of the Jedi, dissident Jedi warrior Anakin Skywalker . . .

Emergent church spreading spiritual cancer
Marsha West
April 18, 2008

In the Sixties the counterculture rejected consumerism, individualism, traditional values and ideas, and protested against their parent's middle class values.  . . .

Witchcraft on the Home Shopping Network?
Marsha West
March 28, 2008

Last week I received an email from a pastor asking if I'd help inform the public of the Home Shopping Network's participation in peddling witchcraft. Included . . .

Sexually transmitted diseases are a result of liberalism
Marsha West
March 15, 2008

The results are in. There is an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease (STD) among teenage girls in America. The Center for Disease Control released the . . .

Hyper-sexualizing girls
Marsha West
March 7, 2008

I grew up in an era when girls were not pampered the way they are today. My sister and I helped around the house from the time I can remember. We did . . .

Christians, think twice before voting Democratic
Marsha West
February 20, 2008

"One of the most reliable constituencies of the Republican Party in recent years has been born again Christians. A new national survey of likely voters . . .

Can a pagan practice be "Christianized"?
Marsha West
January 25, 2008

Is yoga just a way of reducing stress or is there more to it than that? I mean, everyone's doing it so it has to be a good thing...right? The short answer is . . .

Almighty God vs. Generic God
Marsha West
January 12, 2008

For a number of years a woman I know, I'll call her Amy, has wrestled with giving her life to Christ. She admits she really wants to, but how can she when she . . .

Unbiblical ideas about angels
Marsha West
December 21, 2007

"For centuries, angels were seen as messengers for a holy God. Today, they seem to be all-forgiving therapists." Terry Maddingly 'Tis the season of . . .

Victoria's (dirty little) Secret
Marsha West
November 30, 2007

The hottest fashion show of the year will bust into living rooms Tuesday, December 4, on CBS. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show "features the most beautiful women . . .

A family's rock-solid faith in God
Marsha West
November 9, 2007

Not a day goes by that I don't pray for 14-year-old Christian Barker. Eighteen months ago Christian was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia that is . . .

Fake Male Syndrome is on the way out
Marsha West
October 19, 2007

There's good news within the popular and consumer culture. "Metrosexual" is out "menergy" is in. For those who aren't familiar with the term "metrosexual" it . . .

Will Miller see the light?
Marsha West
September 27, 2007

"To all organizers and attendees of the Folsom Street Fair, their families, friends, colleagues and visitors from home and around the world, have a great day . . .

Stop the madness!
Marsha West
September 22, 2007

The other day I was browsing the aisles of a shoe store when I came upon a substantially overweight woman who was bent over fussing with a shoe she was trying . . .

Christians are mixed mysticism
Marsha West
September 14, 2007

More and more of those who profess Christ are "experiencing God" in ways that lands them smack dab in the middle of the New Age movement. It's not like they . . .

Perverts, all of them!
Marsha West
August 30, 2007

Whether or not the allegations against Sen. Larry Craig are true, the fact remains that any man who solicits anonymous sex in a public restroom, or a public . . .

The gloves are off!
Marsha West
August 24, 2007

A homosexual activist group announced that they will publish the name and address of every Oregonian who signs referendum petitions to overturn two gay-rights . . .

Harry, Yoda, and yoga
Marsha West
August 2, 2007

Quicker than you can say "Quiddich," a wizard's broomstick rocketed to the sky and inscribed a smoke trail message for all the world to see... Harry Potter and . . .

More dangerous on college campuses than you thought
Marsha West
July 19, 2007

Soon thousands of teens and twentysomethings will be going off to "institutions of higher learning." Young people who've been raised with moral values will go . . .

Words are whatever I say they are
Marsha West
June 25, 2007

Anything is possible if one has the power to change the definition of words. Take for example the word truth. Once upon a time truth had a concise meaning.  . . .

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have gone mute
Marsha West
May 31, 2007

The Rev. Jim Wallis is mobilizing the "Christian Left." And he's a force to be reckoned with. Wallis wants to be to the Left what Jerry Falwell was to the . . .

The McJesus Seminar
Marsha West
May 25, 2007

The Apostle Paul has this advice for Christians, followed by an important question: "Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do . . .

Holy bones or Hollywood hoax?
Marsha West
May 11, 2007

Last February the public was swamped with tales of "The greatest archeological find in history." All the hoopla was over Academy Award winning director James . . .

Who cares what God says, I gotta be me!
Marsha West
May 4, 2007

For those of you who are unversed in the Bible (you know who you are) here's a word of caution: When Julie tells you she's a "spiritual person" what she's . . .

Liberals more concerned about bears than babes
Marsha West
April 19, 2007

No longer will women have the "choice" to terminate a child anytime, for any reason, by any method. Pro-lifers are rejoicing, and rightly so, that the Supreme . . .

Christian kids are too gentle to live amongst the wolves
Marsha West
April 14, 2007

Churches are doing children a great disservice in not teaching them sound doctrine. Here's a sobering fact the Church must come to grips with: Even children . . .

I'd rather have Jesus than a chocolate Easter bunny
Marsha West
April 6, 2007

Easter conjures images of Easter egg hunts, decorative baskets filled with all sorts of goodies, cool new clothes, church services, families and friends . . .

Gnosticism, contemplative prayer and other "Christian traditions"
Marsha West
March 30, 2007

Christians are being exhorted to put their minds on hold through meditation and take a step into the supernatural realm. Is it biblical to connect with the . . .

Spring heart-break
Marsha West
March 23, 2007

Bill O'Reilly showed a video clip of college students on spring break that was disturbing to say the least. Prior to showing the clip he gave the viewers fair . . .

Acquired Self-centered Syndrome
Marsha West
March 16, 2007

Acquired Self-centered Syndrome (ASS) is not a new "disorder" it's been plaguing humanity ever since Eve bit into the forbidden fruit. Eve ate the fruit . . .

Oprah's counterfeit Christianity
Marsha West
March 3, 2007

Well, here I go again writing about Oprah. I'm only doing it because of the overwhelming response I received from a previous article, Oprah Peddling Snake Oil. . . .

Oprah peddling snake oil
Marsha West
February 15, 2007

On February 8, Oprah aired a special about the film, The Secret. Oprah has 49 million viewers a week, so the cat is out of the bag. Due to popular demand, a . . .

Radical feminism: The kiss of death
Marsha West
February 9, 2007

Daughters and granddaughters of the women who started the sexual revolution of the 60s have tossed aside what remained of sexual taboos. Gloria Steinem must be . . .

Marching orders from the King
Marsha West
January 28, 2007

The Barna Group did a survey asking people if they consider themselves to be evangelicals and 38% accepts the label. However, if you ask most self-professed . . .

Beware of angels from the dark side
Marsha West
January 17, 2007

Angels fascinate people. For years we've been inundated with books, calendars, stationery, folklore, jewelry, knickknacks, lunch boxes, tattoos, even cherubic . . .

New Age pandemic in the Church
Marsha West
January 10, 2007

Profanity, pornography, filthy programs on TV and on movie screens are occurrences we live with on a daily basis. Most of us find it vulgar and offensive. Our . . .

Christian yoga? C'mon!
Marsha West
January 2, 2007

Yoga's the latest fad. Everyone's doing it, including Christians. Churches are now offering "Christian yoga." (An oxymoron, if there ever was one.) What's . . .

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