Research, Links and Sources
(last updated: March 29, 2013)
This page will provide some relevant website links, books, or other resource material for you to continue researching the subjects I write about on this blog.
Disclaimer: I do not necessarily hold to all the expressed views, teachings or beliefs of the sources sited. I am purely adding them as a resource guide to aide in personal research. While I do not fully endorse every source in its entirety, I do support aspects of the material for illustration and example and it is those aspects I am considering to be valid sources. I am not responsible for changes or alterations made to information on these sites after a link has been posted. Each site owns their content and has the right to remove/disable articles or pages at their discretion.
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Another former IHOP-er shares her story & bravely reveals IHOP exactly like it is: Beth Cavete’s WordPress blog
Despising God, Extravagantly
The Last Thing You Ever Want to Do…
A Plea, A letter to those involved in the International House of Prayer
IHOP in the News:
Cults and their tactics
Kundalini’s role in Contemplative Prayer This is a pro-Christian mysticism site. Note on #3 about Kundalini where the writer directly links it to practicing contemplative prayer.
IHOP-KC Online Archive IHOP supporter has created a website where people can upload IHOP teachings and have them all in one place. For those doing research on Mike’s, Allen Hood’s teachings, etc. this might be a good place to find direct quotes and first-hand material.
IHOP-KC Mp3 audio and teaching notes in PDF (*interesting note: At the top of this group page they state that staying connected to IHOP “keeps your heart alive”.) [*update: after linking to this page from the blog, that line was removed from the website]
Audio files of an interview between Mike Bickle and Bob Jones as well as some sermons by the Kansas City Prophets. Feel free to download these to your computer since I don’t know how long this link will be available. If you click on it and the link has been removed e-mail me and I will send them to you.
Video of Mike Bickle at Grandview City Council mtg on 8.27.09 trying to explain why IHOP is not a cult. Basically 5 minutes of verbal contradiction. See also article from the Pitch below which tells more about the City Council mtg and also includes this video.
Blogs containing posts on various topics related to IHOP, spiritual abuse, etc.
Dangerous Heretical Teachings
Mike Bickle’s Romantic Jesus: IHOP’s Bridal Paradigm
Theophostics: A non-Biblical Inner Healing & Deliverance model springing up in churches and ministries
Why the Theophostics model is NOT prayer or a Christian ministry
The Ravers Who Get High on God
YWAM’s history, affiliations and teachings…plus what ex-YWAMers are saying after leaving
David Pawson is a British Bible teacher who has been teaching the Bible as the inerrant and infallible Word of God for decades. In this talk, he surveys how the Church in Western Civilization has been heavily influenced by Greek philosophy, resulting in significant differences in our attitudes and doctrinal emphases from what the Apostles (who were all Jewish) taught. (I do not agree with all articles or teachings on this website, but it was the only third party source I was able to locate which had audio podcasts of these messages.)
De-Greecing the Church–Part 1
De-Greecing the Church–Part 2
Recognizing and Healing From Cult/Spiritual Abuse
Cult Resource Information
Apologetics Resource Center–Kansas City page
Rev. Keith Gibson is the Director of the Kansas City MO office. Keith is very knowledgeable about IHOP and its practices as well as other cult groups and organizations that use manipulation and scripture-twisting tactics to control its members and gain their loyalty.
Cult Information Center
Info about recruitment and manipulation.
Support connections for ex-members.
Cult and abusive relationship information with links to resources for recovery, created by Rosanne Henry, M.A., L.P.C.
International Cultic Studies Association
Info about cults and resources for former cult members
General cult information from intervention consultant, Rick Ross.
Articles on Cults
Ex-cult Resource Center
Info, resources, books and links about cults