I am concerned over what I precieve to be a "herd behaviour" among popular Christianity. What behaviour am I refering to? There seems to be "waves" that move through the popular church that cause this behaviour. A few years ago it was the "Dr Laura craze", then it was "The Prayer of Jabez", then it was "Left Behind", then "The Purpose Driven Life", then "The Passion" movie, and now it is "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" and CS Lewis. What happens is the publishers and retailers start pumping the product, some popular Christian leader backs or authors the product, and then the whole popular Christian church runs after it. With little or no discernment what-so-ever people in the popular evangelical movement run to the stores, buy the book(s), or see the movie. What is worse, if anything could be worse than a lack of spiritual discernment, is that anyone who is critical of the product is immediantly opposed, isolated, and scoffed at by those involved in the movement (herd). Few people, in the popular evangelical Christianity circles where this herd behaviour is occuring, seem all that interested in what the Bible actually says about things. Mainly when the popular product causing this herd behaviour has questionable content or clearly unBiblical content. This lack of discernment is damaging the church. This "herd behaviour" is unwise and unBiblical! The Apostle Paul tells us to "examine everything carefully" (1Thess 5:21), John tells us to "test the spirits" (1Jn 4:1), the Old Testament warns about false prophets who mislead people (ex: Jer 29:8-9), and Jesus warned us that in the last times "many false prophets will arise and will mislead many" (Matt 24:11). We are to examine the content of a teacher or preacher's message, book, or product. We cannot promote or endorse doctrinal compromise in anyway shape and or form. Now when we examine these popular products we find, many times, poor theology or out right false teachings. The point here is that the popular evangelical church needs to be more discerning. This discernment must start behind the pulpit, in the Sunday school classroom, in the Bible study, and among popular Christian leaders. Only then will the average pew warmer figure out that just because something is popular does not mean that it is Biblical. Urging Caution, Martin.