Monday, March 9, 2009

What to do when the New Church is accused of being a cult

Rev. Derrick Lumsden sent me this short article from Church Marketing Sucks about what an Islamic mosque did when it was accused of being a recruitment center for terrorists. He said “I thought it might be a good way to respond when the NC is accused of being a cult.” It reminds me of Philip's response when Nathanael asked him if anything good could come out of Nazareth.

1 comment:

Alison Longstaff said...

Hi Malcolm,
Lots of useful stuff here on your blog.
You might find it interesting to know that a therapist has identified several markers of cult brainwashing in my psyche, traceable to my upbringing. These markers seem peculiar to the General Church and Nova H. if you want to know more, ask me. The GC ought to know want to know, but might not want to hear what dynamics and social codes have produced this in myself and others.
One thing a person can do when the General Church (not the New Church, as it is not a physical entity nor is it "owned" by any one group) is listen to them. They might have a point....