Russell Moore Speaker at ‘The Gospel For Enneagram Summit’ + Joined By Some Legit Heretics

A year after Russell Moore helped advance false claims that the enneagram has ‘Christian roots,’ and four months after he and Beth Moore shared their enneagram personalities, the former ERLC President and current Editor in Chief at Christianity Today is scheduled to be a speaker at ‘The Gospel For Enneagram Summit.’

What is the Enneagram? According to Joe Carter, the Enneagram is a “categorization tool that classifies human personality into a typology of nine interconnected personality types.” These are all hardwired before birth and includes things like “Type 2 – The Helper (The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive).”

It’s no mere personality test, however. Carter explains the origins:

The earliest mention of the Enneagram is found in the writings of the Russian occultist P. D. Ouspensky (1878-1947) who attributes it to his teacher, the Greek American occultist Georges I. Gurdjieff. Gurdjieff considered the Enneagram a symbol of the cosmos, but made no connection with it to personality types.

It was left to another occultist, Óscar Ichazo, to connect the Enneagram to personality. Ichazo claimed to have discovered the personality type meaning of the Enneagram when it was taught to him by the Archangel Metraton while he was high on mescaline.

One of Ichazo’s students, a Chilean-born psychiatrist named Claudio Naranjo (another occultist) was the first to connect the nine points of the Enneagram to nine basic personality types. (Naranjo also appears to be the one to connect the mention of the Enneagram by Gurdjieff and Ouspensky to ancient sources.)

Moore is joined by a slew of enneagram teachers, but one person we wanted to highlight is Suzanne Stabile, another keynote speaker. Can she faithfully teach on the intersection of the gospel and the enneagram?

Suzanne Stabile calls herself the ‘Enneagram Grandmother.’ She and her husband attend Highland Park United Methodist Church, a gay-affirming church where her husband, a former Roman Catholic priest turned Methodist minister, has preached in the past. They first learned about the Enneagram from pagan mystic Richard Rohr, and Suzanne herself has taught classes at Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation.

 She considers Rohr a close friend, and she still checks in with him before making significant decisions. She also has made a friend in the infamous ELCA Lutheran pastrix Nadia Bolz-Weber, and the two have done events together. Furthermore, she and her husband run ‘Life in the Trinity Ministry,’ which is gay-affirming and flies an LGBTQ flag outside their headquarters. 

Forgive us if we have no confidence in her ability to properly teach ‘the gospel through an enneagram lense”, or anything else for that matter. The whole conference is abhorrent, as well as the notion that the enneagram can give a deeper understanding of the gospel.

Bonus. Another speaker at this event will be Lisa Vischer, wife of Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer

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6 thoughts on “Russell Moore Speaker at ‘The Gospel For Enneagram Summit’ + Joined By Some Legit Heretics

  1. This is literally a “doctrine of demons.” (1 Tim 4:1ff) []
    Not to take away from Moore’s responsibility in harming people by promoting this (and other) demonic ideas and practices, but the Enneagram is astonishingly popular with many pastors and “Christian influencers.”

    This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. James 3:15

  2. To his everlasting shame, our own pastor welcomed the author of a recent best-selling book on the Enneagram to address our church and promote his book several years ago. Absolutely unacceptable.

  3. How can CHRISTIANITY TODAY be considered an even remotely reliable representative publication of the Christian community, with a guy like Russell Moore as its chief editor. The fact that the ERLC tolerated Russell Moore for as long as it did says a lot about the ERLC, and about the SBC.

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