The Way The Truth and The Life

by Mike Ratliff

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26 ESV)

The evidence of the culpability of Ralph Winter in at least part of the development of the Seeker Sensitive movement from Fuller Theological Seminary is becoming more and more clear as we dig and learn and God provides the proof. It is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle with the pieces being scattered across many boxes in a cluttered attic at times. However, we must not forget that Winter was one of the mentors of Rick Warren at Fuller. My friend Christine Pack does a fine job of exploring Winter’s connection with the Seeker Sensitive movement here along with his influence on the theology of Rob Bell and Shane Hipps. Another friend of mine, Kit, sent me the link to this video dealing with Diaprax and the globalization of the Church via the Seeker Sensitive movement. I watched it today and I highly recommend that you do as well. It is over 2 hours long, but it is well worth the time. You may want to take notes.  Continue reading