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Question: Does a candidate's faith matter?

Some Christians believe that all candidates they vote for must be born again. Others say they’d vote for candidates who stand firm on issues that affect our faith, regardless of the candidate’s religion. What do you think? Should faith matter in presidential elections and other areas of political leadership?

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Two Arrested in Seattle Homegrown Terror Plot

This is an article from Christian Action Network, whose national security advisor, Ryan Mauro, is our guest today: Jun 27 2011 On June 22, two former convicts who converted to Islam while in prison were arrested for planning to attack a military recruiting building, ABC News reports. The two suspects, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli […]

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How Jesus heals today

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.7MB) The centurion, the bleeding woman, the blind men, lepers and Lazerous; does Christ’s miraculous healing still happen in the world today? Today we’re sharing the amazing testimony of Alexis Sauter, a local young woman who will share how God is healing bodies and touching hearts in Tanzania. […]

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Where Is Our Faith These Days?

Without faith, it is impossible to please God.  This verse in Hebrews always has me doing a gut check on my walk with God.  Way too often, my faith seems to lack real power.  And when trials and troubles arise, I still sometimes find myself worrying instead of completely trusting that God has things in […]

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Resistance will come

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) So many issues are facing our churches today, and we’re called to not only point people to Jesus but be on the watch for teachings that would lead His people away from the Truth of who He is.   When you stand up for Christian principles adversity […]

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Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve

I believe it was Edmund Burke who said “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”. Well yesterday in hundreds of Christian churches across the nation, pastors placed Korans next to Bibles and many read from the Koran as part of their so called “worship service”.    I am […]

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New York Becomes the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s marriage equality bill hours after it passed the Republican-controlled Senate on Friday night, making it the sixth state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. NEW YORK (Reuters) – When New York became the sixth and by far the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage, following a […]

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Truth or Consequences

This Sunday, hundreds of “christian” churches will have Korans in their pews and many pastors will read from the Koran as part of their church service.  All in the name of “unity”. I wonder how many Mosques will allow the Bible, the absolute truth of God’s Word, to be read on Sunday?  Sadly, probably none.  […]

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Christian Issues and Rabbit Trails

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) What’s on your mind? Today we’ve gathered your topic requests and we’re going to take a few rabbit trails into news and issues like Chrislam, apathy in the Church, economic fear and how we as Christians should handle it, being biblically seeker friendly and defining heresy and […]

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Drawing a Line on Heresy

First, a huge thank you to all of you who write and call with encouragement for the topics we discuss on Stand Up For the Truth.  Virtually everywhere we go, people are coming up and telling us how much they enjoy the show and how it is helping them discern in these challenging times.  Around […]

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The cost of taking a stand

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.7MB) What happens when your mission and your ministry collide with false teachers? One popular Christian music band decided to take a stand and pull out of an amazing opportunity to promote their music. The  rock/jazz/funk sound of MereSide West has become wildly popular in northeast Wisconsin. Today […]

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When To Say "Not On My Watch!"

We are called by Jesus to be light and salt to the world.  Yet we are told to not be of the world.  Jesus went to Matthew’s house for dinner, knowing thieves and prostitutes would be there.   In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul says “…I have become all things to all men so that by all […]

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When greening up the church becomes an agenda

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.5MB) There is a universal movement to elevate God’s earth to an object of worship. We want to be good stewards of the Earth, but some believe there’s a fine line between stewardship and a worship of environmentalism.  Our guest, Dr. Cal Beisner has developed a ministry around “Resisting the […]

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The Need For Apologetics

A very interesting discussion has been taking place at stand up for the truth dot com and on our facebook regarding the role of apologetics in our Christian faith.  Some think it is crucial we be excellent apologetics for our faith while others basically think it is meaningless, because it is casting pearls before swine.  […]

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Contemplative prayer: Is it biblical?

Contemplative prayer, also called Centering Prayer or Listening Prayer, has been advocated and taught by Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, and Basil Pennington, as well as by  Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Rick Warren and a host of others.  There is no one authority on this method, nor is there necessarily a consistent teaching on it, though […]

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Methodist Clergy Defy Church's Gay Marriage Ban

This three-day trial in our area (Kaukauna) is getting international attention. As we prepare to cover this story on the show, what are your thoughts? MILWAUKEE – A growing number of pastors in the United Methodist Church say they’re no longer willing to obey a church rule that prohibits them from officiating at same-sex marriages, […]

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Sharing Jesus: What's in your message?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.1MB) Family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and strangers; they have questions about Christianity, and you want to share the reason for the hope that you have in Jesus. How do you share your faith and defend your beliefs with the different people in your life?  Our special guest Robert […]

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Apologetics: Playing it safe isn't working

Biblical apologetics, giving a defense and explanation of our Christian faith, seems to be a dying art these days.  A common argument from some Christians is “God doesn’t need me to defend Him.”  No, but God does want us to explain our faith so that others may come to know Him as the one true […]

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NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

Wondering if the editorial staff thought “One nation, under God,” would be offensive? Apparently viewers were offended by the omission. Published June 19, 2011 BETHESDA, Md. — NBC issued an on-air apology Sunday for omitting the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during its coverage of golf’s U.S. Open. The words were edited […]

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Agenda-driven Church?

As a Christian and disciple of Jesus Christ, I really want to believe the best about people.  I want to take people at their word and not be skeptical about lining up what they say and how they behave.  But these days, some skepticism is not only healthy—it is also crucial in discerning true believers […]

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