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Fellowship: A “filler” or a feast?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Today we’re taking a little poll on fellowship and communion in the church: is it a ”filler” or a feast?  How often does your church celebrate communion? What would your preference be? We’ll share your comments in the 2nd segment today. One of the issues […]

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Mom says daughter’s teacher rejected essay citing Jesus as her hero

It’s not the first time this has happened. An elementary school in Tennessee rejected a similar assignment from a 10-year-old girl last year because it mentioned God. However, following a national outcry, school officials changed their minds and accepted the student’s assignment. Now it has happened in North Carolina. The teacher denies it; the mom is sticking […]

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Parents, Teachers and Common Core: the train is gaining speed

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:06 — 21.3MB) Today we are talking about education and Common Core. There are many new development we need to cover today, and we also want to hear from you, if you are a parent whose student has experienced the Common Core standards and curriculum. You’ll need […]

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School promotes “cross the line” game

This is a school in our listening area. Parents, we need to make sure we know about these “games.” Post by Stand Up For The Truth.

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Keeping our eyes (and Bibles) open

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:39 — 20.7MB) Today it’s the full gamut: We’re talking government education, and later some face-to-face experiences – with “Jesus?” Joining us for this discussion is someone who has been sounding the alarm about national Common Core standards and curriculum. Kyle Olson is publisher and founder of dedicated to education […]

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Hath God Said?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 20.8MB) Hath God really said? Sometimes what we think is biblical isn’t really in the Bible at all. Our guest Tim Chaffey from Answers in Genesis weighs in today.  Tim earned a M.Div., specializing in Apologetics and Theology, and a Th.M. in Church History and […]

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Hour of Code at Hale Kula Elementary School

Common Core and the pressure to conform

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:43 — 20.7MB) Today we are diving into several controversial topics. In our second half, we’re discussion some theological perspectives on prayer, and how without a biblical understanding, we can make prayer about doing all sorts of things that the Bible says we ought not to do. […]

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Children in a kindergarten classroom in France

Common Core lessons reducing teachers to "robots"

A large number of teachers are discovering that the Common Core curriculum is leaving them with less control in the classroom. Many have said this forced education program is robbing them of their creativity and threatening to reduce them to mere “robots” that deliver pre-packaged lessons “word for word.” “I’m unable to do projects anymore […]

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Common Core and you

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:11 — 21.3MB) You won’t hear the Common Core happenings in mainstream media – but we cover it quite a bit and we’ve ammassed quite a few programs, guests, articles and resources on our website to try to help people make sense out of a curriculum and […]

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Keeping our youth from "evolving" their truth

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:44 — 20.3MB) We know that one of the most worrying statistics for Christian parents is what happens to their children when they graduate high school and go to college. The latest statistics tell us a huge majority of college students fall away from their beliefs, thanks […]

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Common Core strikes again.

Nine-year-olds in Illinois are getting a lesson in election racism, and the local news is reporting that its source is the district’s Common Core curriculum. Fourth graders in Dupo Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama that’s giving St. Clair County parents another reason to question Common Core.  Reports the Illinois Review: “The book, […]

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Christmas in May

Humanist group targets Christmas shoebox campaign

The American Humanist Association, a national advocacy organization with 20,000 members nationwide, sent letters this week to two public elementary schools after parents complained their children were being asked to collect toys and money for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical relief organization founded by Franklin Graham, son of […]

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Bruce Springsteen

Worshipping the "Boss"

Now this has to be the ultimate in “the boss” vs. THE Boss. And before you tell me all about the Apostle Paul using the pagan unknown god (in Acts 17:16-34) to reach people for Christ, please understand that there is no evangelizing going on in this university classroom. This is for Springsteen worship, and it […]

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Virginia mom told she needs a "doctor's note" for her child's bag lunch

Government over-reach? If your child is a picky eater and you want to send a bag lunch instead of having him eat whatever is in the cafeteria, you might just need a note from your doctor!  Check out this school note shared by a mom named Linda who lives in Richmond, Virginia: She goes on […]

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Sunny Flynn

Colorado Moms Push Back on Data Mining in Schools

Nice writeup by The Blaze who interviewed one of our callers from yesterday’s show, Sunny Flynn, about data mining and Common Core: Colo. Moms Push Back on Data Mining and ‘Big Business’ Moving Forward in Schools Sunny Flynn had heard about the Common Core Standards Initiative and student data collection before. But it wasn’t until […]

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Colorado mom shares frustration over child’s "Lefty/Righty" assignment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:55 — 20.8MB) Today on Stand Up For The Truth’s program we heard from the Aurora School District parent in Colorado who told her son’s 7th grade Social Studies teacher that her family’s political leanings were none of the school’s business. (See: Colorado 6th Graders, Parents, Required […]

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Colorado 7th Graders, Parents, Required To Take "Righty/Lefty" Survey

Today we received an email from one of our Stand Up For The Truth listeners about a very disturbing assignment given in the Aurora Public School District in Colorado: “Attached is an assignment given to my 12-year-old great-nephew in his 7th grade social studies class. It is an outrage, and I’m so proud of my […]

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Worksheet asks children to remove parts of the Bill of Rights

Via The Blaze: A spokesperson for the Bryant School District in Bryant, Ark., has confirmed the authenticity of an assignment asking sixth-grade students to “revise, omit two and add two amendments” to the “outdated” Bill of Rights. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Debbie Bruick-Jones told TheBlaze that the school district stands by the “very strong assignment” and […]

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Hair Flip!

Are we on a wild ride?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:54 — 11.9MB) A lot of news to cover today! A little later on, we’re going to catch up with Sarah Leslie, a researcher for Herescope and we’re going to talk about some of the paradigm shifts she has seen in the visible church over the past […]

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Common Core: What will your students learn?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:53 — 11.9MB) Today, we’re talking about Common Core. Many parents are worried whether their students are being instructed or indoctrinated. While we have no doubt there are many dedicated and loving teachers in our public schools, we know they face growing challenges in educating our children […]

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