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The Dan Barker Interview: Mike’s Thoughts

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 […]

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God’s Letter to the Churches

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 […]

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Tightening the Screws

Will we remain faithful no matter what the cost? Or seek compromise for the sake of popularity and worldly prosperity?

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The Mormon Challenge

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 […]

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Cross & Clouds

A Look Back–A Look Ahead

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 […]

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Reviewing 2013

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 […]

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Differing Views on Biblical Prophecy

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 […]

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America and The Church in Decline?

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 […]

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A New Naziism Coming to America?

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.

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Good Shepherd

Which Jesus?

In our first segment Dr. Cal Beissner joins us to discuss the radical environmental movement and how it is infecting Christianity.

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The Real Christmas Story

Tomorrow night on what we call Christmas Eve, millions of Americans will flock to churches of differing Christian denominations.  Many will flock there out of a sense of religious obligation—you know, getting the mundane responsibilities out of the way so we can be with family and watch football. Many will fulfill part of their “annual […]

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What do I know?

I recently received a loving rebuke from a pastor who is a long time friend and a Pentecostal. He was concerned that I had painted all Charismatics with the same brush. I read that letter in its entirety today on our Stand Up For The Truth program, and you are welcome to hear what he […]

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Superman: The Man of Steel

Can't We Just Preach From God's Word?

This morning on Stand Up For the Truth, I made an admittedly provocative statement regarding pastors and preaching.It was regarding the growing groundswell of calls from Hollywood and leading pastors to utilize movie clips from the newly released Superman “Man of Steel” movie released last week as sermon material. Warner Brothers is aggressively marketing the […]

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Lies from the Father of Lies

The story we covered this morning by Deborah Fikes the World Evangelical Alliance’s representative to the United Nations is a perfect story of why we are losing this nation and many young Christians to the lies of Satan.  Fikes starts with a real problem—youth are leaving the church in droves—but offers a horrible solution that […]

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Who Do You Trust?

Back in 1957, a relatively obscure man by the name of Johnnie Carson was introduced to the television public. He would go on to host the Tonight Show for decades and become an icon in television. But in 1957 he hosted a short lived television show called “Who Do You Trust?” Well, I was always […]

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Social Justice and the Gospel of Salvation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:49 — 12.1MB) We are commanded in the bible to help those in need.  But have some Christians so embraced a “social justice gospel” that the gospel of salvation has been ignored?  Are we helping or hurting people when we feed them but fail to share the […]

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Love, Sex and the Word of God

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:05 — 12.2MB) Love and sex.  Two different things—but these days they have come to be used interchangeably by young people and many Christians.  Today we discuss love and sex as God defines them vs. the way man has come to redefine them.  We are joined by […]

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Did "The Bible" Series Help or Hurt Biblical Christianity?

Last night the final installment of The Bible miniseries appeared on The History Channel.  Now that I have completed viewing it I would like to give you my overall thoughts. The series was filmed with spectacular imagery.  Obviously the producers spent a lot of money to present a visually appealing movie.  They are to be […]

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Where is America headed?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:27 — 12.0MB) Should Christians in America prepare for increased discrimination?  Is the justice and morality of the Bible being slowly replaced with the ways of sinful man?  Is “One nation under God” being replaced with “One nation without God”? Join us at 9am central as we […]

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Carrying the Cross

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Today is Good Friday and on Stand Up For the Truth we look at the final hours of the life of Jesus and challenge ourselves to know what it means to pick up our crosses and follow him.  Join us at 9am central.   Subscribe (RSS | […]

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