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Where is Our Allegiance?

As we prepare for another 4th of July celebration in the United States, I notice a change in how I feel this time every year.  I used to feel a sense of pride when I was younger, placing my hand on my heart and pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.  […]

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Cowardice in Leadership

Today we continue to look at the fall out from the legalization of homosexual marriage and how Christian “leaders” are responding.  Some government employees are refusing to issue homosexual marriage licenses, citing religious conviction.  The response: comply or be fired. And Joel Osteen has weighed in on the decision.  Could he actually have a strong […]

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The Message of the Message “Bible”

There are many translations of The Bible we can choose from these days.  Some are more literal while some take great liberties to present the original language in a more ‘reader friendly” format.  Then there are those that are not really Bibles at all–and today we discuss a paraphrase of the Bible that is becoming […]

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Remaining Faithful in a World of Humanism

Next Monday the U.S. Supreme Court should weigh in on the defining decision regarding homosexual marriage in our nation.  If the Court dictates that homosexual marriage is a protected right the church will face a very interesting future.  If you believe the Church will not come under heavy pressure to affirm and support unbiblical marriage–well […]

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Willow Creek and Christian Leadership

I have been thinking a lot lately about some closing comments I did on Stand Up For the Truth about 4 years ago. I compared our role to a pesky alarm clock that wakes you up at 4am out of a deep sleep, letting you know it is time to wake up and go to […]

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Is Your Church and You a “Right Fit”?

The Bible teaches us that Christian fellowship is crucial to our lives as believers.  In this “market/consumer driven” era in which we live church hopping has become the norm as a growing number of professing Christians seek comfort over growth.  We would rather have a church that fits our lifestyle than be in a fellowship […]

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Guiding the Church in Challenging Times

The first century Christian Church faced a variety of threats from outside and within.  Roman and Jewish persecution of believers and an influx of false teachers inside causing people to stray from the true faith were constant challenges the apostles wrote about to the early churches. God’s Word also wrote of the final days when […]

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Lines are drawn. Which side are you on?

It has been an interesting week to say the least. The co-founder of Red Letter Christians, Tony Campolo, has finally come out and publicly acknowledged what many of us suspected for a long time—his full time endorsement for LGBT inclusion and acceptance within Biblical Christianity. And a worship leader at Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek Church […]

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Understanding The Final Days

The Book of Revelation–The Revelation of Jesus Christ–is a crucial, yet confusing book.  It is the unveiling of the events on the earth in the final years before the return of Jesus Christ–and a warning to Christians to stand firm in the face of persecution. The Book is the most difficult one to understand in […]

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Chipping Away at Church

The Christian Church in America is under increasing pressure to compromise with and conform to the “values” of this fallen, sinful world.  While it is no surprise that the world hates the Christian Church, it is alarming how many who profess to be Christians within the church seem to be active or passive participants in […]

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Defending the Biblical Account of Creation

The battle for the hearts and minds of our youth is being waged aggressively within the media and public education.  One of the most sinister lies being told is that God did not create all things–rather that life is just a random act of a universe that magically came into existence on its own. Why […]

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Christianity and The Culture War

The Christian Church is called to address the issues of society with the gospel, love and truth of Jesus Christ.  Over the past several decades many are concerned with how the church has been absent on issues like abortion, homosexual marriage and other issues. Today’s Episode: Subscribe (RSS | iTunes) Having trouble with this podcast? […]

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Biblical or Human Church Growth?

Today’s Episode: Subscribe (RSS | iTunes) Having trouble with this podcast? Click Here for tips. We are 100% Listener supported. Donate now! Want our news delivered? Get our WEEKLY WATCHMAN digest, published and sent to you every Friday! Bigger is better, right?  The Church Growth Movement has captured the fancy of Christian leaders and members […]

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Is the Christian Church in America Losing Its Influence?

Is the Christian Church in America losing its identity and influence?  Or simple learning to better relate to the secular world around us? Jesus commanded us to reach out into the sinful world and share the good news of the gospel of salvation.  But He also warned us to not conform to the deception and […]

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Christians Should Be Seen But Not Heard?

When I was a child one thing I would hear too often from my parents was “Children are to be seen, but not heard”.  We were to be submissive and obedient children but not express opinions when adults were in the room. Are we seeing this philosophy imposed on Bible-believing Christians these days?  Christians around […]

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The Narrow Christian Path

Jesus taught us the path to eternal life was narrow and that few find it.  Along both sides of the narrow path are numerous distractions and dangers lurking to pull us away from God and His eternal Word of Truth.  And if we take our eyes off the path we could easily stray off it […]

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Replacement Theology

Last week our guest Pastor David Hocking had some stern warnings against the doctrine of “Replacement Theology” which states the Church has replaced Israel and God’s promises to Israel no longer apply to the final days. What are your views when you read what Paul wrote in Romans?  What does your church teach or believe […]

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They’re Back….

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was were no deceptive movements disguising themselves as Biblical Christianity these days?  If we could turn on Christian television and not worry about deception disguised as “truth”.  If we could enjoy a Saturday morning without that knock on the door bringing another religious cult member wanting to tell you […]

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The Lure of the Prosperity Gospel

Today we continue our look at the Word of Faith movement with our guest Pastor David Hocking.  The movement understandably appeals to Americans because of the promise of earthly blessings–but is it leaving disappointment and devastation in its wake while a handful live a life of fame and fortune? Pastor David Hocking joins us by […]

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The Danger of the Word Faith Movement

Jesus taught that a man must be willing to give up wealth, friends and even family to follow Him as His disciple.  The Christian life is one of obedience and submission to Jesus Christ in every area of our life.  But there are some who believe the Christian life should be marked by health, wealth […]

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