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The Juvenilization of American Christianity

Americans of all ages are not sure they want to grow up. It is common to hear thirty-, forty-, or even fifty-year-olds say things like, “I guess I have to start thinking of myself as an adult now.” Many emerging adults ages eighteen to twenty-three want to get married and have children eventually, but they […]

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Can we please get our act together?

Today could go down in history as the day America gets its act together, repents of its political folly and stand once again with Israel. Maybe. Or not. As Prime Minister Benjamen Netanyahu prepares to address congress this morning to plead for common sense on Iran’s nuclear strategy, we’re seeing reports that President Obama Has […]

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Discerning or discriminating? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:31 — 24.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS This morning Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to the United States to address congress about an Iranian nuclear deal. Iran has said once it gets its bomb, Israel will be wiped off the map. More than 30 Democratic […]

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Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran

Via Allen West: “Middle East news sources have been buzzing the last six hours over a report on Saturday from a Kuwaiti based news paper Al-Jarida made against President Barack Obama.  If this turns out to be true…” BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – A Kuwaiti newspaper reported Saturday that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military […]

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Conditional faithfulness? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:45 — 24.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS The Bible continually discusses God’s faithfulness and the need for us to have complete faith in Him. But what exactly does the Bible say about the faith we are to have in God? And what about God’s faithfulness? Does […]

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Contending and defending Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:11 — 24.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS   How do you, and how do we, share the truth about what’s been happening in the modern church in a way that glorifies God? It’s a fine line we all need to walk every day. Today we’re going […]

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Two father babies could become a reality

Children may be born with parents of the same sex following a breakthrough which scientists believe paves the way for “two dad” families. Researchers from Cambridge University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science say they have shown for the first time that human egg and sperm cells can be made from stem cells in the […]

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Andy Stanley: Even if you don’t believe that Jesus is the Son of God, you will have a better life by following his teachings

“Who doesn’t want their life to be better?” That’s a question Pastor Andy Stanley asked recently.  And his answers are very telling. When we compare some of Andy Stanley’s teachings lately to Scripture, we’re seeing some many discrepancies. We encourage you to do the comparative work for yourself (as the Bereans did), listening carefully to […]

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The marketing and branding of the post modern Church Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:41 — 24.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Why do so many evangelicals appear to be chasing hollow and deceptive philosophies, practically begging to be taken captive? Have they fallen prey to slick marketing campaigns, packaged, big-box sermonettes and feel-good pep-talks that have replaced timeless, eternal, doctrinal […]

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God’s Will and the Christian genocide Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:44 — 24.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Today on Stand Up For The Truth we are asking for your thoughts and Scripture verses as we look at a topic many Christians struggle with: How does one discern God’s will, and then follow it? We’re going to […]

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Common Core explained in 5 minutes [VIDEO] Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:26 — 24.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Monday, join us for a discussion on Common Core with Dr. Duke Pesta. FreedomProject Education has just released a brand new Common Core video (launching Monday, February 23), to kickoff its new look for Here is a clip […]

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Fire chief terminated because of Christian faith

What a headline. How can this be?  Please see this article via Todd Starnes at Fox News: The city of Atlanta fired its fire chief solely because of his religious beliefs about same-sex marriage and homosexual conduct, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. The lawsuit was filed by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys […]

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Judge authorizes personal financial ruin for Christian woman

“I’m sorry. I cannot do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.”  And with those words, she is losing everything. Even though the gay couple could have gotten free flowers from other florists.  It’s hard to imagine that a judge could authorize the personal financial ruin of this woman. But it has happened. […]

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Murdered for who ISIS thinks they are

Today we continue our discussion from yesterday regarding salvation and ask “Which Biblical doctrines are essential to salvation, and which can Christians respectfully disagree on?” (See, So you say you’re a Christian…) Later, I will read my thoughts on our discussion: Quick: Define “Christian” Up first we check in with William Murray of the Religious […]

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So you say you’re a Christian…….mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 24.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Today may be the toughest, most challenging show we have ever done on Stand Up For the Truth. The topic is highly emotional and it affects every person who has ever been born. It may also be the topic […]

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The New Age Implications of Jesus Calling

The following is the text of a new  Lighthouse Trails Print Booklet Tract. and reposted here with permission from the editors. Below is the content of the booklet. To order copies of The New Age Implications of Jesus Calling, click here By Warren B. Smith In my book “Another Jesus” Calling, I describe many problems […]

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Unforgivable Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:36 — 24.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS This morning a new report that ISIS has burned 45 Iraqi citizens to death.  It happened near the town of al-Baghdadi, a city that has now been taken over by ISIS. The local police chief Qasim al-Obeidi told the […]

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BSF, Jesus Calling and a plea from the heart

I remember the first time I “got” the Gospel. It was in a woman’s Bible study group called BSF, or Bible Study Fellowship. For the past 50 years and up until I left four years ago, BSF International has been solid (as far as I knew), offering a full year of weekly studies for men, […]

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Why we “Mark and Avoid” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:08 — 23.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS There is a growing trend to dismiss the Bible in a world that says, “you can’t believe a book that’s a couple thousand years old,” as Rob Bell has done. Bell recently made these statements and said that the […]

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Rob Bell: We’re moments away from the Church embracing gay marriage

Rob Bell and his wife, Kristen, are making headlines again, this time about gay marriage and the church.  Before we start, just a point to our emergent friends: When it comes to heretical teachers like Bell, we are NOT to “eat the meat and spit out the bones (advice found nowhere in Scripture), but instead […]

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