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Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service
July 19, 2006
Southern Baptist Convention, Yoga, and New Age
(Articles, News Releases, and Recommended Reading)
Christian yoga sweeps the US
(undated) CRS Comments: Some forms of deception are so fine-tuned
they are difficult to detect. But this is not the case with so
called "Christian Yoga." The deception is so obvious that it
reaches out and laughs at Christians who practice it.
Yoga--regardless of what shape, form
or fashion it is packaged in--is an unfruitful deed of darkness.
To practice it lends credibility to the false gods of Hinduism and
the traditions of men, and is a rebellious violation of the
commands of Scripture (Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 6:14; Ephesians
5:11; Colossians 2:8).
CHRISTIAN YOGA (Understand
the Times Radio Commentary) 1998
Christian yoga sweeps the US
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Yoga Stretches Traditional Christian Boundaries
Is Yoga Stretching the Truth?
Yoga...Is it for Christians?
Christian Yoga: a Long Stretch to God
A Great Compromise: The Christian Yoga Dilemma
Yoga becoming popular among Christians;
practice taking hold in Mississippi Baptist Church ("A Mississippi
woman admits that it's a bit unusual to see Yoga in a Baptist
church, but her classes seem to be catching on. Traditionally
shunned among Christians because of its Eastern roots, Yoga is now
a weekly feature at Jackson, Mississippi's First Baptist Church.
The teacher says she and her fellow practitioners say yoga
enhances their own Christian spirituality"). 2005
Faith, healing and...yoga
Stretching for Jesus
Hindu American Foundation Protests
Christian Appropriation of Yoga ("It is a
sad irony that some churches seek to exploit Hindu pluralism, and
its gift of yoga, to increase their own legion of churchgoers.")
Practice a spiritual stretch? Christian yoga draws adherents,
Southern Baptist Church Promotes Yoga
(CRS Fact Sheet) 9/28/05
Controversy About Christian Yoga
Christian yoga to be topic of talk
Christian Yoga Is Growing Fitness Craze
Eastern Mysticism and Christianity are Incompatible
Origins of Yoga: Is Yoga Without Hindu Influence Still Yoga?
Yoga: Just Exercise or a Hindu Religion?
(series of articles) 2006
Doug Pagitt, Solomon's Porch and Christian Yoga
Yoga Renamed Is Still Hindu:
immutable fact is that yoga originated from the Vedic or Hindu
culture. Its techniques were not adopted by Hinduism, but
originated from it.'" Jan/Feb/March 2006
Churches, Synagogues Mingle Yoga With Beliefs 1/1/06
Yoga With a Christian Bent
Local yoga instructor infuses her classes w/Christian worship
Author Wants to Enlighten Christians
About Yoga's Demonic Influence
("Christian author Dave Hunt, co-founder of the Oregon-based
Berean Call, has written a
new book called Yoga and the Body of Christ. In it, he
contends that yoga is a spiritually dangerous practice designed to
expose people to demonic influences") 6/15/06
What's Wrong With Yoga, Especially Christian Yoga?
Christian yoga gets own home
Can One Christianize A Pagan Ritual?
Writers called to convey truth amid
Posture To Apostasy
CHRISTIAN YOGA? C'MON! 12/29/06
Removes Yoga Meditation Music CD
Letter to Dr.
Is it okay for a 'strong
Christian' to Practice Yoga? 9/20/07
MacArthur, Christians, and Yoga:
Christian Research Service's Responses on Pulpit Magazine 10/4/07
'Christian College' Offers Course on
What If You Are Forced To Do Yoga?
Albert Mohler Speaks Out