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The difference between fixing and repairing

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:26 — 18.6MB) Our world is growing darker.  People you may have looked up to who have seemingly gone off the rails into the worst kinds of sin. It’s infiltrating everything from schools to national sports to politics to We are all born into sin and as […]

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Has our post-modern culture created cults?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:33 — 20.7MB)   We’ve documented just a few of the heartbreaking headlines and personal letters we’ve received about what happens to Christian sheep who don’t fit the “Mission and Values” of a new church paradigm. It’s a very sensitive subject, and anytime we broach the subject […]

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The Out-of-Control Bus That Runs Over Sheep

Researcher  and Stand Up For The Truth guest Sarah Leslie over at Discernment Research Group has kindly allowed us to share with you Part II of her article, “We Are Not ABANDONED”  The Culture Which Gave Rise to Mark Driscoll. Both were originally published at her Herescope Blog. The Out-of-Control Bus That Runs Over Sheep […]

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American Girl, or Mystical New Age Girl?

It’s a book series, it’s a collection of dolls, and it’s a video saga. Whatever you call American Girl, it’s a lucrative brand that comes with its own fan base and even shopping centers where girls from around the world find clothing, party themes and more.  Because it highlights iconic, “more innocent times” in American […]

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Room at the Table?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:45 — 20.7MB) In a little while we will continue our discussion from yesterday about what a healthy church looks like. A lot of you have chimed in on a letter we shared yesterday about how different today’s modern church institution looks from the ekklasia it was […]

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What if my child has to take a class on evolution?

From our guest, Jay Seegert, over at Creation Education Center (and excellent resource!): What if my child has to take a class on evolution? I often have concerned parents approach me asking what they should do when their child has to take a class on evolution. I understand their concern, but my answer is frequently […]

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Letter: “When you talk about The Church…”

Dear Stand Up For The Truth, I listen to the podcasts of your show regularly.  I would be a regular caller if I wasn’t working when the show is on, so you can be thankful that I have a job!    My comments have been building up, so it’s time for an e-mail! You talk […]

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The changing landscape of the visible Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:05 — 18.1MB) If you took today’s visible modern church and put it next to the visible churches of 100 or 200 years ago, what differences would you see? What used to be the gathering or ekklesia of the saints to be equipped and to learn about […]

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The Frog, The Pot, and the Singularity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Does it seem like a lot of insidious news headlines and movements are converging on us all at once?  It’s not your imagination; things are profoundly accelerating, just as Jesus said they would. It’s been happening slowly for a long time, just like that […]

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Will Christians be snookered by Shemitah?

  When I saw some recent headlines over at Charisma News like, Keeping the Shemitah Produces Supernatural Results, and, Why Jonathan Cahn’s Prophetic ‘Mystery of Shemitah’ Is Flying off the Shelves, I thought, “what is Shemitah, and why is Jonathan Cahn writing a new book about it?”  It wasn’t until this morning that I saw […]

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Return to the Word: A retreat to remember Him!

Do something different this Halloween: October 31 ~ November 2 How is it that we as Christians have gotten so far off track when it comes to staying in the Word of God? How can we help each other stand firm on biblical truth? Answer: We do that together! Dave Wager through Silver Birch Ranch […]

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“I’m sorry this has hurt you.” Gungor pulls out of Power of One

Bob Lenz, president of Life Promotions has announced that artist Michael Gungor has pulled out of the event, Power of One, a Christian youth training event in which the band Gungor was scheduled to perform October 8. Here is an excerpt from the statement posted on the Power of One site: I received word from […]

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Warring factions of Islam united around one thing

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:44 — 21.1MB) You’ve perhaps tried to wrap your head around the different Islamic groups you read about and hear in the news:  ISIS, ISIL, Hammas, Hezbollah, and many more. (Here is a list of nearly 100 official terrorist organizations)  These factions are made up of Sunni […]

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Unity yes, but it must be around truth

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:47 — 21.1MB) “Those who wish to suppress the public discussion of hard biblical truths are more and more successful in realizing those desires through the use of their feelings as the basis for making such silence the unofficial policy of increasingly Orwellian churches.” So says our guest […]

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UPDATED! prayer request for Caryl Matrisciana

UPDATE 9-16-14 Via Johanna Michaelsen: “I spoke this afternoon with Caryl Matrisciana. She is in terrible pain, but filled with faith and grateful to be alive. She told me how profoundly touched she has been by all the expressions of love and concern since word of her accident got out. Please do continue to intercede […]

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Islam in prophecy?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:22 — 20.6MB) What happens when a church tries to stay true to the Word, but the “sheep” rebel? We are going to share a heartbreaking letter from an elder who sent us his story today. Up first, does Islam play into biblical prophecy, and if so, […]

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When “sheep” bite

This letter was sent to us today by an elder who asked to remain anonymous. It is reprinted with permission: Dear Mike and Amy, I was listening with great interest to your August 28th podcast regarding spiritual abuse in Churches. I would like to offer a perspective from the point of view of an elder […]

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Return to the Word

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:23 — 20.6MB) How is it that we as Christians have gotten so far off track when it comes to staying in the Word of God? You’ve heard us talk about the massive deception that has crept into the Church in many different ways when we focus […]

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False Peace Coming

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:25 — 21.0MB) Everyone wants peace and unity these days, but how they want it is exactly the kind of peace and unity the Bible warns us about in the last days. We need to open our eyes to the fact that the world and the visible […]

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Musician Gungor hires PR Agency to handle controversy

Lots of Christian celebrities are hiring public relations agencies these days, especially in times of trouble. Mark Driscoll did, Rick Warren did, and now Dove-award winning singer Michael Gungor has too. In fact Gungor has contracted with Frederick & Associates – the same company Saddleback Church has used – to “help with press” he is […]

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