by Zach Terry

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Women in Ministry (5 of 8)
Series: 1 Corinthians
Zach Terry
1 Corinthians 8; 1 Corinthians 14

INTRODUCTION:The fastest growing and most influential religious movement in our nation is a loosely held system of beliefs that falls under the heading, ''The New Spirituality''.

The new spirituality has gone to great lengths to distance itself from the old New Age Movement - crystals, ufo's, yoga and the like. It is rather an open box, a cornucopia of whatever thoughts and - borrowing from each religion only those things which do not contradict the others.

The leading spokesperson for this movement is Elizabeth Lesser, the President of the Omega Institute. Lesser suggests that, ''New Spirituality'' has looked back over the years of various religions and spiritualities from practically every time period, and every continent to create a cornucopia of Spirituality that borrows from every religion only those aspects that do not contradict the others. So you will find aspects of Native American religion, Ancient Egyptian thought, ideas borrowed from Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism even Christianity. But then they had to answer - what will our modern age contribute to this new spirituality? Our contribution has been the cultural convictions of the Sexual Revolution that began in the 60's. Therefore, Feminism is stressed, Gay, Lesbian, BiSexual, Transgender adherents are it's saints and martyrs.

As a result the feminism movement has really only gotten started. Progressively, the idea of GENDER is being redefined and undefined.

Not surprisingly this new spirituality and it's accompanying convictions has greatly influenced the church.

As a result you will find churches borrowing from the scriptures, while also borrowing heavily from aspects of new spirituality. The chief way this new spirituality has influenced the church is in the area of GENDER ROLES.

There is a reason that the most popular podcasts and blogs in America are people like Joyce Myer, Darlen ...

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