Years ago I remember watching an episode of “The Simpsons”. Homer—who has to be the worst husband and father in the world—was frustrated that the government wasn’t providing every service he desired as a citizen. So he decided to run for Mayor and his slogan was “let someone else do it!” Well, speaking to […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:29 — 21.0MB) The world around us seems to be spinning out of control. Wars in the Middle East and Asia; Ebola ravaging Africa; the world economies teetering on the brink; and many falling away from the truth of God’s Word, choosing their own belief systems that […]
Today we look back at 13 years ago, when Muslim terrorists murdered more than 3,000 Americans in the 9/11 attacks. A few thoughts on where we have come since that time: Churches reported an all time high in attendance the Sunday after 9/11. The following week saw attendance revert back below where it was before […]
One of the biggest challenges we face as Christians these days is this: Which issues of our faith can we have respectful disagreements on and which should cause a break in fellowship? This is an issue that I think begs a lot of prayer and thought. There certainly is Biblical precedent and teaching to break […]
There has been a lot of discussion about beliefs espoused by Michael Gungor, a musician who will be playing at Power of One, an event hosted and owned by Life Promotions. This event attracts thousands of Christian youth every year with rock music and speakers. Our Board has carefully discussed and prayed about how we should respond to this event.
I want to share a short story about just how stupid men can be—and yours truly is today’s character witness. About 17 years ago I had a bit of a fungus problem in my toe nails and I went to the Doctor. He gave me a prescription that he said would kill the fungus […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:37 — 21.1MB) If your church doesn’t talk much or at all about Bible prophecy, why not? Did you know that a third of your Bible is full of prophecy? Some has been fulfilled, and some is yet to be. But we can be sure of one […]
Fewer and fewer churches seem interested or willing to teach Biblical prophecy—even though about 30% of the Bible deals with prophecy. There are a couple possible reasons for this: Pastors may be ignorant of the prophetic Word because they were never taught it They may not think it is important They may prefer their people […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:45 — 4.3MB) I have been thinking and praying a lot about how things have gotten to where they are spiritually in America. There is no doubt we are rapidly becoming an apostate nation and “church”. When 55 million children are sacrificed to our personal god of […]
Last Friday, a federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s law defining marriage as solely one between a man and a woman. Given a string of 15 consecutive decisions overturning the rights of states to define marriage based on the Word of God, and the 2013 decision of the US Supreme Court, it is apparent that homosexual […]
This week we have been concentrating on Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness.” I can think of no more appropriate Bible verse to explain what we see happening in our world today. As I read and pray on this message […]
It was a robust but respectful discussion on air with Dan Barker for the Freedom From Religion Foundation this morning. If you missed it and would like to hear it, click here.) I wanted to share my initial thoughts in hopes we can learn from the discussion: First, notice how Mr. Barker came out swinging calling […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:14 — 21.3MB) Are the letters to the Churches in Revelation pertinent to the times we live in? Or were they a specific warning to these churches for a specific time in history? A proper understanding of Biblical prophecy shows us that they are both—a warning to […]
Will we remain faithful no matter what the cost? Or seek compromise for the sake of popularity and worldly prosperity?
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:48 — 21.2MB) We have all experienced it: A knock on the door and when we look out the window to see who is calling, we see two well dressed young men holding information and a “bible”. The Mormons are coming! Often we choose to just not […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:34 — 20.7MB) Thursday on Stand Up For the Truth we take a look back at 2013 and forward to 2014, asking you to chime in on what you saw take place in 2013 that either encouraged or discouraged you—and what your major concerns are as we […]
2013 has been a very interesting year indeed for Christians. The end of 2012 saw the “Mayan Calendar” propaganda being spread as people around the world wondered if the end was upon us, and that is a pretty tough act to follow, but 2013 had its interesting moments. We watched Rick Warren address continued challenges […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:14 — 22.1MB) Have you ever been listening to a conversation between Christians talking about biblical prophecy when suddenly your eyes glaze over as you hear these words? Premillenialism. Dispensationalism. Amillennialism. Replacement Theology. Just what do these terms mean as it relates to biblical prophecy? How important […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:42 — 23.2MB) There can be little doubt that the America many of us grew up in—the one that honored God and recognized our way of life is dependent on following His teachings—is quickly fading. Once a strong country of Christian values and morals, America is decaying […]
Robert Meyer of Renew America discusses Time magazine’s choice of “Person of the Year” – Pope Francis. Robert brings some unique perspectives on why this choice is interesting and something we should keep our eyes on.