Ready for our 2017 Conference

EMNR’s national conference on new religions, cults, and contemporary issues will be held April 28-29, 2017, at the New Hope Community Church in Palatine, Illinois. 2017-5x7-front

See the Conference Details, the Program Guide, and Registration Information right here. Note that there is a special price break for registering before April 15!

Credit cards are now being handled through Paypal. You not need to have a Paypal account to register.

Seminar this week in Denver

Just one week away is an upcoming conference in Lakewood, Colorado (just outside of Denver) on coping with or understanding from spiritually abusive groups. The conference is led by some well-respected and long-term members of EMNR.

The event is the Family & Friends Educational Seminar, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, sponsored by Becoming Free.

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Dr Gordon Lewis now in the presence of Christ

Dr Gordon R Lewis, who founded EMNR in 1981-1984, passed into the presence of the Lord Jesus on Saturday, June 11. Following his involvement with the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, in 1981 Dr Lewis summoned Christian leaders to build a fledgling organization at that time called Evangelical Ministries to Cultists. In 1984, this ministry was formally organized and incorporated as Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR).

Dr Lewis served alewist Denver Seminary full-time as professor of Philosophy and Theology from 1958-1993, and taught as Senior Professor for about ten years after that. He was the author of many books, including Testing Christianity’s Truth Claims (1976), Confronting the Cults (1987), Integrative Theology (1994, 3 vols, co-authored with Bruce Demarest), Decide for Yourself, and What Everyone Needs to Know About Transcendental Mediation, which sold 1,000,000 copies.

Gordon was a kind, humble, gentle, and brilliant man, with a passion for the Gospel. In addition to founding EMNR, he served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He was deeply respected by all the board members and virtually everyone who knew him.

A memorial service is planned for the coming week in the metro-Denver area. His pastor and Dr Douglas Groothuis will offer words of comfort and celebration about his remarkable life and character. Please pray for his family, particularly his wife Willa. (Adopted from a Facebook post by Dr Groothuis.)

Conference registration and meal plans

Attending our national conference on May 13-14 ? Just a mere 5 and 6 days after Mother’s Day. If you haven’t done so, please pre-register and select a meal plan.

Not sure if you should go? Check out the workshop speakers and topics to be covered. Learn the best ways to reach men and women in the cults, in the culture, and in systems that choke out the spiritual life found in Jesus Christ.