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Uncommon ground?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:42 — 21.1MB) We’re seeing a lot of partnerships forming between protestant leaders and Roman Catholic leaders. Last month, you’ll recall Word of Faith televangelist Kenneth Copeland made a pact with Pope Francis.  A few days ago Saddleback’s Rick Warren went on the Cathilic wordlwide EWTN channel, […]

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Who is Peter Drucker, and what did he do with our church?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:38 — 20.7MB) The Post-Modern church is shaped around what has become the “business” of doing Church. The focus is on growing the numbers, defining the brand and making the customers happy, rather than focusing on feeding the sheep or equipping the saints to bring the Good […]

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Winds of change

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:00 — 20.8MB) We’ve been talking this week about the shifting sands and winds of change in the church growth movement. Today Mike speaks with Carl Gallups  a senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Florida. Carl also hosts of YouTube “God and Country” channel, PPSIMMONS. His books include one […]

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Muslim Brotherhood Launches Own U.S. Political Party

You will want to be aware of this: On March 12 it was announced that the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc.  Several news organizations have carried this: ‘Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in […]

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World Vision, Christian Organization?

The dust has settled a bit since Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision’s March 24 announcement that it would hire gay couples who are legally married in the state in which they reside.  Since “World Vision-gate” remains a hot topic, it’s time for some introspection; likewise to do some digging to find out if WV […]

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Compromise or contention?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:50 — 20.4MB) When churches and faith-based organizations decide to allow compromise into their fold – whether it be condoning unrepentant sin, or linking hands with other religions or leaders of man-centered unbiblical movements, what are congregants, members, sponsors and supporters to do? Many of you have […]

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GLSEN Day of Silence coming to your schools April 11

The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), will take place in most public schools on April 11. Thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools are promoting the idea that students should remain silent for an entire day to promote homosexuality. Our public […]

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Traditional, Transitional, Transformational – The Slow Suicide of Many Churches

It’s the way it works. Every church that has decided to follow Peter Drucker‘s business model, Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek model, Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven model - all under the term “Seeker-Friendly”. It begins slow, and continues steadily. The people in these churches are like the frog in a pot of slowly boiling water – never being told […]

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Don’t need no church…

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:04 — 20.5MB) Did you know: The nation and nature of Turkey is changing rapidly, and in just a moment we will have our guest on tell us more about what is shifting, and also why Christians are being seduced by “interfaith” movement with Muslims. A little […]

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What do Benny Hinn, Liberty U. and Orcs have in common?

Once a wall has been breached, it rarely can be taken back again. At least not without a complete overhaul from leadership down. For the Christian, that means from Christ alone.  Whether we like it or not, we are in a battle of an epic scale, and our job is to follow Christ and keep […]

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Great (and not so great) moments in history

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:07 — 20.5MB) Today we’re going to get a little history lesson from our guest. All throughout the Old and New Testament, we’ve seen examples of great tragedy and great triumph, and all are used for God’s Glory, for His story.  What can we learn from those? […]

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Is your church “Tasting the Summit?”

To the modern Church: Get ready to taste a new blend of worldliness from your pulpits, as pastors and elders from your communities (including two of the biggest in our listening area), are teaming up to present a tasting of what’s to come at Willow Creek’s 2014 Global Leadership Summit. The problem is, most of […]

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Sad confession and an announcement from Calvary Church Ft. Lauderdale

The founder of the Calvary Church at Ft. Lauderdale, Senior Pastor Bob Coy, resigned yesterday, after confessing to adultery, church leaders announced at a special meeting to their 20,000 congregants. From the Calvary website: Bob Coy resigned as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately, after confessing to a moral failing in his […]

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Homosexuality and building a Bridge of Hope

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:58 — 20.8MB) If you have loved ones struggling with same sex attraction or are in homosexual relationships, today’s Stand Up For The Truth is a must-hear! Our guest is Bridge of Hope Ministry‘s Ruth Christian, who once lived that lifestyle before Christ redeemed and transformed her! Most Christians want […]

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Can we please at least talk about World Vision accurately?

Recently a leftist blogger complained that 10,000 kids lost their sponsorships in 2 days because fundamentalist Christians yanked their support from World Vision. But before you swallow that, two things to ask and consider here: 1. Is there proof that 10,000 kids are now abandoned? 2. Do “sponsorship fees” really go to the kids? Nope […]

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World Vision Board Member Resigns: Disagrees with reversal

A World Vision board member has resigned from her position following last week’s reversal on a policy that would have allowed homosexuals in same-sex marriages to be employed by World Vision. Jacquelline Fuller’s day job is as director of corporate giving for Google Inc. She said in a statement that she remained supportive of the […]

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On not speaking Jesus’ name: This is what we’ve come to

Washington-based humanist group has petitioned the federal court to find county commissioners in Maryland in contempt and fine them $10,000 per prayer for continuing to allow prayers in Jesus’ name despite a court order. And the county commissioner believes this just isn’t right. And it isn’t.  She is willing to go to jail over this […]

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Salt and light on the Radio: an interview with Janet Mefferd

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:53 — 20.8MB) Today we are going to look at two radio ministries with two very different audiences, both designed to bring the light of Christ into an increasingly dark world. A little later we’ll let you know about a program for young people – teens, young […]

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Pastor turns church into “Fight Club”

Should congregants gather to see two pastors punch each other in the face?  Grab the popcorn, but no need to bring a Bible to this church.  There’s a whole lot of swinging, punching, kicking, sweating and swaggering, but not much mention of the Gospel here at FIGHT CHURCH. And not much in the way of […]

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Benny Hinn announces Liberty University partnership; Liberty says “not so fast.”

Best known for his false “Miracle Crusades,” Word of Faith preacher Benny Hinn has announced that he is teaming up with Liberty University for ministry project that will “shake the foundations of hell.”  Posting a blaring headline: World Healing Fellowship & Liberty University Institute of Biblical Studies, Hinn announced: For some time now we have […]

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