No, it’s not a new rock band; um, athough he does like to teach people to party in God on his “Drunken Glory Tours”:
John Crowder and Benjamin Dunn travel the world on a continual Love Feast known as the Drunken Glory Tour. This collaborative “party ministry” is setting thousands free around the globe as we boast in nothing but the finished works of Jesus Christ, bringing an intoxicating, new wine message of glad tidings! (Online source)
At the website Sons of Thunder we find out that John Crowder and his wife Lily:
have a passion to spread the exhuberant love and joy of the supernatural gospel of Jesus Christ. They are prophetic healing revivalists based out of Griffin, GA. They are founders of Sons of Thunder Ministries and Publications, speaking at conferences, events and evangelistic campaigns across North America and around the world… (Online source)
We’re also told that “John and Lily long to release a creative new movement of ecstatic believers, who are enthralled by the finished works of Christ and who demonstrate miraculous lifestyles.” And then it also appears the Crowders have some ”godly” desires along the very same lines as Shane Claiborne of the new monasticism and Rob Bell of the Emerging Church rebellion against Sola Scriputra:
[John and Lily's] heart is to see the Kingdom of God invade every sector of society… Sons of Thunder plants children’s homes for orphans,… [and wish to] see the Glory of God in the land of the living. He primarily carries a mandate to engage the church in deeper realms of intimacy with Christ,… (Online source)
Ok, the Crowders are doing good deeds, so, they must be of God, right? Wrong. And wouldn’t you know under his recommended links; cuckoo birds of the same feather fester together, John Crowder is a prophetic pal to Todd Bentley of the Lakeland counterfeit revival:
Todd Bentley of Fresh Fire Ministries carries a powerful healing anointing. He is a friend and we have traveled extensively with Todd, seeing the Lord do amazing things through his ministry. (Online source)
You know, Emergent Church theologian Tony Jones once told me while we talked on the phone that he didn’t see any reason which would cause him to break fellowship with anyone who says they ”love Jesus.” Well then, I guess we’ll be looking for Jones to join with these fools in their next drunken heresy-fest.
And for more on Crowder you can venture into his own Sons of Thunder Pub. But sadly, this is the coming future of an evangelicalism, which has cut loose Sola Scriptura, in favor of the very kind of Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism practiced and advanced by John Crowder and the New Mystics.
May God have mercy upon us…