Morning Rundown: 10 Absurd Practices in the Contemporary Apostolic Movement

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10 Absurd Practices in the Contemporary Apostolic Movement

The apostolic movement is considered by many to be the fastest-growing expression within the church in the world today. My book, “The Global Apostolic Movement and the Progress of the Gospel,” is among several I wrote and is considered a must-read. In some of my writings, the blessings and abuses of this movement are covered in detail. (Refer to my book, “An Anthology of Essays on Apostolic Leadership.”)

As an adherent and proponent of the apostolic movement, some of the unbiblical practices therein have concerned me greatly. Many of my colleagues also consider them absurd and, in some cases, harmful. To be clear, the preponderance of the global apostolic leaders I know do not practice the following list of 10 absurdities.


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IHOPKC Update: Misty Edwards Provides Insight Into the Mike Bickle Investigation

In a post on X, Misty Edwards, one of the top worship leaders to come out of the International House of Prayer Kansas City ministry, is sharing on X an “Appeal and Protest Statement” collaborative by the suggested ‘Jane Does’ in the Mike Bickle misconduct investigation. Edwards says that there are ‘Janes Does’ of the case who have been “wrongfully identified” by the advocate group in this case.


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Cult Leader Revealed: Shocking Revelations of False Prophecy and Tragedy

In a shocking turn of events, a self-proclaimed pastor, Paul Nthenge Mackenzie, leader of the Good News International Church, has been exposed as a cult leader, leading his followers to a tragic end. The revelation comes after mass graves were uncovered in Shakahola forest, southeast Kenya, containing 429 bodies, with signs of starvation and disturbing markings consistent with strangulation and suffocation, particularly among children.

Mackenzie, who allegedly encouraged his disciples to starve themselves in preparation to “meet Jesus,” now faces serious charges, including murder, manslaughter, radicalization, cruelty and child torture, among others. Over 90 individuals associated with the cult will also be charged in connection with these heinous crimes.


The shocking details emerged when investigators, acting on a tip from a local rights group, rescued 15 emaciated members from the Good News International Church. Tragically, four of them later succumbed to the ordeal. Survivors recounted being confined without food or water for five days, wrapped in blankets and buried alive.

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