Recently, Daniel Kolenda released an 100 minute podcast wherein he beautifully models what I advocate when it comes to judging prophecy, judging prophets, addressing a doctrinal issue or addressing a sin, disagreement or nipping gossip in the bud. Daniel goes back to the source and quotes (Dr. Peter Wagner) exactly what was said, You will hear quotes of critics and even part of an NPR interview. In other words, he examines their words in the context of their worldview. It's excellent.
His podcast does two things I want to highlight. First, he sets an excellent example on how mature Christians ought to discern both good and evil (Hebrews 5:12-14, Proverbs 18:17 and John 8:32). You compare the specific words that were said or the specific actions taken by a specific individual and then you compare it to God's word and or the origin of the actual issue For example, you will discover that Dr. Wagner states he was not a part of any of the movements he was researching nor did he start anything but rather came up with a name, New Apostolic Reformation, as part of an "academic exercise". Then he quotes the heresy hunters and you'll find them attributing many things to Peter which are just not true if you actually go to the source. You'll also discover the role the media and politics played in this and most importantly, you will find that Daniel's conclusions represent my convictions well.
With that in mind, click here for What is the N.A.R. and Am I Apart of It? It is a 100 minute Youtube video. I know it is long but well worth it. You'll find the NPR interview starts around the 52 minute mark.