Well, this fellow was a new name to me. Apparantly some folks are taken in by this man and treat him as a genuine Christian. Not surprising actually, given that evangelicalism has compromised biblical truth in so many ways, why not here? This Dallas Willard promotes and teaches what is today called Comtemplative Prayer. Many of you know what this is, some may not. Basically, it is the promotion of eastern mysticism dressed up in Christian lingo. It was (and is) greatly advanced through Roman Catholicism. It has made its way into conservative seminaries under the guise of Spiritual Formation. Richard Foster promoted it as Spiritual Disciplines in his popular book "Celebreation of Discipline." Foster admits plainly that this is Roman Catholic in origin. Look at what Willard has to say about it: Gee, how terrible for Christians to "count on preaching, teaching, and knowledge or information to form faith in the hearer, and have counted on faith to form the inner life and outward behavior of the Chrisitan." Someone kick this man out of the Body of Christ. His doctrine is a cancer. If you are a discerning Christian, then Scripture texts are flying through your mind right now. Such as, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17 "This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" Galatians 3:2-3 "That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;" 1 Cor 1:5 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:" Eph 4:13 "And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:" Col 3:10 "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:" 2 Peter 1:2-3 "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." 2 Peter 3:18 What is Willard saying here? Isn't obvious? The Bible is not enough. Plain and simple. It is the mantra and heresy of Roman Catholicsim--a denial of the sufficency of Scripture Alone. A denial of Sola Scriptura. This man is false teacher of the worst kind, because he is claiming to speak for Christ but is not speaking according the Law and the Testimony. Isaiah 8:20 "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."