Likewise, Max Lucado refers to the Divine Spark in his book "Cure for the Common Life", reviewed at Lighthouse Trails Research here: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=9232. Take note that Lucado quotes from a number of mystics in this book, including Thomas Merton, a Catholic/Buddhist monk, which is further expanded on at Way of Life at:http://www.wayoflife.org/database/thomasmerton.html. His book promo video has him sitting in the vicinity of what appears to be a rather large liquor assortment:
Apprising Ministries has articles on Divine Spark:
and Richard Foster, Quaker mystic on "Zoe Life":
and Shane Hipps Exposed: http://apprising.org/2009/09/30/shane-hipps-exposed/
Further examples of the penetration of this concept across Christianity and into various other religions is:
CBN's article: http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/Devotions/plemmons_divineSpark.aspx
and at Got Questions: http://gotquestions.org/divine-spark.html
Even our own President:
And not to leave out the Quakers (or Friends), those peace loving, non-dogmatic, ecumenical, get along with everybody and every religion folks, except those practicing genuine Christianity represented by the offensive, narrow minded Jesus who claimed he was THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE, who they quickly silence. Apprising.org has these articles: http://apprising.org/2008/08/25/contemplating-the-inner-light-of-the-quakers/, and http://apprising.org/2008/10/22/richard-foster-and-quaker-beliefs/ where the connection between Quakerism and the emerging crowd is shown.
The Bible says differently, that we are in need of a Savior: Romans 3:10-"As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one". Obviously, this crowd believes that you have no need of a Savior, that you are not depraved. This is a false gospel if there ever was one.