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On today’s For Life and Godliness show, Dave talks with Marcia Montenegro about why Christians shouldn’t engage in Enneagram and Yoga, concerns about utilizing the Enneagram among Christian churches, the role of theological liberalism has played in the rise of New Age and the rise of the New Age and it’s influence of the Church, along with the dangers of contemplative prayer, and her book with Don, Richard Rohr and the Enneagram (MCOI Publishing, 2020).
What You’ll Hear On This Episode
- Why Christians shouldn’t engage in the Enneagram.
- How our character should inform our witness.
- Concerns about utilizing the Enneagram as a means for Christians sanctification in the local church.
- Why Christians should engage in Yoga.
- Why when warning against Yoga we aren’t telling people we are against physical fitness.
- The role theological liberalism has played in the rise of the New Age and it’s influence on the Church.
- The dangers of contemplative prayer.
About the Guest
Before becoming a Christian, Marcia Montenegro was involved for many years in Eastern spiritual beliefs (Hindu and Buddhist), New Age, and Occult practices. She was also a certified, professional astrologer who taught Astrology for several years and served as chairperson of the Astrology Board of Examiners (ABE) and President of the Astrological Society in Atlanta, GA. She has articles published in various magazines and written chapters included in books on the New Age and Occult topics. Marcia has a Master’s Degree in Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC. Marcia serves as a missionary with Fellowship International Mission (FIM), Allentown, PA. Based in Arlington, VA she is the mother of an adult son and also the author of SpellBound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids (Cook, 2006).Marcia’s CANA website is christiananswersforthenewage.org.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021) and The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.