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Jars of Clay lead says of Christian upbringing: “I’m not that way now.”

I guess I don’t really expect musicians in Christian rock bands to be theological leaders. We follow them for their music, not their biblical literacy. Although at some point we do expect them to act like Christains, especially since they claim in their marketing to be one of us. So when Jars of Clay frontman […]

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What’s behind the curtain?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Today we will be playing some soundbites from gay activist Matthew Vines about his new book, “God and the Gay Christian.” Vines contends that pastors are very afraid of his biblical “proof” that gay marriage is okay. Could he be right about that fear? How […]

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Matthew Vines gives LGBT-affirming pastors their talking points

Emergent Leftist Tony Campolo is not the only one hoping traditional churches embrace this book. They want change, and they want it now. “But not yet,” as the sin-affirming leaders are fond of saying. First, they have to lay the groundwork so that those who still cling to the “homosexuality is a sin” belief will […]

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Does your church have Doctrinal Distinctives?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:00 — 20.8MB) It’s not uncommon to see seeker-mergent churches post sound doctrinal statements of faith on their websites.  But what they teach behind these often cut-and-paste statements is anything but sound doctrine, and some churches that teach the worst prosperity/social/mystical yeast, will have the same faith statement […]

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Secretly bringing in destructive heresies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:24 — 21.0MB) 2 Peter 2:1-3 is a verse is weighing heavily on us today, as many more churches are now falling away. Many of you are struggling with whether to remain loyal amidst betrayal, or to try to be the change that is needed in your […]

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Effects of gambling

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:30 — 21.0MB) Today we’re asking the question: Is gambling one of those issues that we have freedom in as Christians, or is it something prohibited by the Bible?  Many people have opinions about gambling, and we’re going to share several thoughts on this from pastors like […]

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Pointing to the cross

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:10 — 20.9MB) Today on this Good Friday we are going to reflect on what Christ did for us, and we know there is an internet trend brewing right now that questions whether Good Friday is the actual day that Jesus died for our sins.  In fact, […]

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The 2nd Coming of the “Presence”

Here is Part 5 of Sarah Leslie’s excellent series on IHOP’s scary “Presence” doctrine. Be sure to click the research links at the bottom of this article for additional information: The PASSION of the PRESENCE & the Purpose of the Passion  By Sarah Leslie, Herescope We’ll have the power to raise people from the dead, […]

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Easter’s coming and so are the questions

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Whether you call it Easter or Resurrection Sunday, we’re coming up on a significant observance in our churches and culture.  Yes, for some it’s about ugly bunnies and those puffy popular Peeps! In the Christian faith, Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of […]

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A bigger view

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:59 — 20.8MB) Today we’re talking Israel, Easter, news of the day and whatever else is on your mind with Pastor Chris Quintana. Chris Quintana is senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Cypress in California. Chris has a love for Bible Prophecy and sees the modern church’s move away from historic Christianity […]

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Pope Francis: False Teacher

Over at Challis.com, Tim Challis has been doing a series on historical and notable false teachers. Some are long dead; others are alive and well.  Here is a snippet from his latest article on a leader whom we agree is one of the most “innocent-sounding” of false teachers, because of his kindness to the downtrodden […]

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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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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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