The Seeker-Sensitive Movement: A Bibliography – John Boruff

Willow Creek PerformanceAll the books in this bibliography are from an anti-seeker-sensitive viewpoint; the viewpoint I heartily agree with! Because the Seeker-Sensitive Movement is SUCH AN ABOMINATION!

DeWaay, Bob. Redefining Christianity: Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement. Springfield, MO: 21st Century Press, 2006. A rebuttal of Rick Warren’s teachings.

Gilley, Gary. This Little Church Went to Market: The Church in the Age of Entertainment. Darlington, England: Evangelical Press, 2005. #1 RANKING.

Houdmann, S. Michael. “Should a Church Be Seeker Sensitive?”

Hutchings, Noah. The Dark Side of the Purpose Driven Church: Expanded Edition. Bethany, OK: Bible Belt Publishing, 2007. Written by a traditional pastor who’s church was hijacked and supplanted by a new seeker-sensitive pastor.

Klenck, Bob. “Diaprax and the Church–Manipulating the Church into Globalism.” Video. This M.D. gives a highly educated and critical evaluation of the Seeker-Sensitive Movement. 2 hours and 43 minutes.

MacArthur, John. Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World. 3rd ed. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2010. #2 RANKING.

Pritchard, G. A. Willow Creek Seeker Services: Evaluating a New Way of Doing Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book, 1996. #3 RANKING.

Smith, Warren. Deceived On Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church. Magalia, CA: Mountain Stream Press, 2004.

Sundquist, James. Who’s Driving the Purpose Driven Church? Bethany, OK: Bible Belt Publishing, 2004. A thorough rebuttal of Rick Warren’s teachings.


About John Boruff

John Boruff is a Philosophy and Religion graduate from UNC Pembroke. In his free time, he blogs about the Christian life; and has special interests in evangelism and spiritual gifts. He identifies himself as a Reformed Arminian Pentecostal. He’s also a husband and dad. John loves street preaching. His influences are Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, John Wesley, Charles Finney, etc. John is always in the process of writing; and is posting free e-books on this site for cultivating a deeper Christian life. Among them are his 'How to Experience God' and 'The Gospel of Jesus Christ.' He is currently working on the lives of great prophets in church history—from Catholic saints to Protestant reformers and revivalists. He is also working on a Biblical theology of poverty alleviation.
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