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Mobocracy and the Church

Mobocracy and the Church

Is the Occupy movement similar to what’s happening in the Church in America today? When you look at the Emergent Church, the New Apostolic Reformation and other movements in the Church, there seems to be “Liberal” and a “Conservative” segment of our Christian leadership that is dividing Christians not only in our faith but in […]

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Calvinism and Arminianism explained

Calvinism and Arminianism are two systems of theology that attempt to explain the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility in the matter of salvation. Calvinism is named for John Calvin, a French theologian who lived from 1509-1564. Arminianism is named for Jacobus Arminius, a Dutch theologian who lived from 1560-1609. Both systems can be […]

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Dealing with the demonic: Is it biblical?

Dealing with the demonic: Is it biblical?

Does Jesus command anyone to rebuke, bind, or cast out demons?  Today we are tackling a very controversial issue for Christian believers: Spiritual Warfare. Just these words alone may make you feel uncomfortable. And no doubt we do face a battlefield in the spiritual realm that seems to be intensifying. Many Christians hear the word […]

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Whose Voice Do You Hear?

Whose Voice Do You Hear?

We talk a lot about the issue of biblical illiteracy that is plaguing the Christian church in America these days.  According to studies, only 1 in 3 self-professed “born again believers” believe the Word of God is absolute truth.  This of course leads to many problems including moral relativity and reducing “truth” to something I […]

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Zombie Christianity: A man-centered religion

Zombie Christianity: A man-centered religion

In the past few decades, man-centered religion has redefined the Church.  And this trend has exploded exponentially just in the past few years as the Body of Christ has divided over God’s Truth. If “Zombie Religion” has captivated America, what is the cure? Could reformation and revival possibly be coming? Our guest today is author […]

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Sharing Jesus in a world that hates Him

Sharing Jesus in a world that hates Him

Today we are going to cover several news stories making national headlines that paint Christianity in a negative light by the world’s standards. Heath Pucel from Burnbrothers Ministry join us to talk about how we can get better at sharing our faith. We’re also covering the article below, and asking what the role of evangelism […]

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Starbucks supports gay marriage legislation

This week we are learning that Starbucks has joined a growing list of corporations, including Microsoft, that have endorsed gay marriage legislation in the state House and Senate.Gay marriage supporters have now secured the votes needed to pass a measure through both houses, and it is expected to soon be signed into law. The announcement […]

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Superintendent bullies Christian student, calls him 'ignorant'

Superintendent bullies Christian student, calls him ‘ignorant’

This unfortunate incident happened in a community about 30 minutes from where we broadcast in northeast Wisconsin: (via American Family Association) School officials at Shawano High School in Wisconsin have censored and punished Brandon Wegner, a 15-year-old, for writing an op-ed article explaining the Biblical view of homosexuality and supporting natural mother-father adoption, according to […]

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When Johnny learns a different worldview

We’re continuing our discussion on the issues that can divide us as Christians, and we’re digging deep into our mailbag to share your responses in the second half of our program today. Plus, does extreme environmentalism have an anti-Christian worldview? Many are alarmed that politically powerful environmental organizations are actively working to convince not only […]

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Unity? Or Dysfunction in the Body of christ?

About once a week we receive a phone call or comment about how the listener feels Stand Up For the Truth is dividing the Body of Christ.  They are understandably concerned that when we discuss controversial issues within our faith that it can lead to dissension and arguments.  They state how we need unity in […]

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State of the Church: Part II

Our Body of Christ in America is facing difficult times as it struggles through many challenges. It is being attacked from the outside as well as from within as divisions seem to be more prevalent in the Church than ever before. There is a growing movement of what we’re going to call “Berean Christians,” made […]

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Manifesting: Which spirit?

This is a video posted by IHOP of one of its interns, a young girl named Katie, sharing her testimony about how the Spirit of God manifested in her, and continues to manifest to this day. Watch and discern. What is she saying? What is her body language communicating? How would you test the spirits […]

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Heroic Christians: on being a Berean

It was an amazing week in Oklahoma speaking with Pastors, political leaders and Christian leaders about the challenges the Body of Christ faces in these turbulent times.  A couple discussions and meetings in particular will always stay with me from this wonderful experience. First, the interesting contrast between how the Christian churches in Oklahoma are […]

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The State of the Church: Part I

As our nation and states prepare to give We the People a snapshot of our current realities and where we need to go, we thought it would be a good idea to evaluate what’s happening in We The Body of Christ. There is a growing trend in the Church around the world that we’re going […]

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Being a voice for life in 2012

Being a voice for life in 2012

This Sunday will be the 39th anniversary of Roe vs Wade, the Supreme Court Case that legalized abortion. When you look at what has happened just in the past few months on pro-life issues, there are some incredible changes we may see in 2012. Some are positive. We’re asking the question today: How can we […]

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True or False? How to discern if a prophet is for real

True or False? How to discern if a prophet is for real

Today we have more Christian conferences, sermons and books available than ever before in our history. And as we’ve discussed on Stand Up For The Truth, there seems to be an explosion of false teachings and prophets. Some are blatantly obvious, and some are so subtle that they are very difficult to spot, even for […]

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Focus on the Family Still Defending Contemplative Prayer

Focus on the Family Still Defending Contemplative Prayer

Recently a long-time financial supporter of Focus on the Family decided he could no longer donate to the organization because it supports and promotes contemplative prayer and its proponents like Richard Foster and Gary Thomas. So he wrote to Focus to explain why.  He got a response, which he shared with Lighthouse Trails Research: Dear […]

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The incredible -- and prophetic -- wonders of technology

The incredible — and prophetic — wonders of technology

If innovation in technology fascinates you, today’s show will be a real eye-opener. God gave His human creations an incredible intellect, and we’re now seeing some of the most amazing advances in medicine, computer science, biology, nanotechnology, aerospace engineering, biometrics, robotics and other technologies like never before.  Consider some of the latest emerging innovations*: Download […]

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The Exhortation to the Apostles

God–Just a Friend?

As I head to Oklahoma to speak to a conference of pastors and Christian political leaders, I look forward to the opportunity to share the research we have gathered on issues facing the church in America these days and some of the dangerous teachings seeping in to her.  And I look forward to sharing with […]

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From spiritual abuse to a safe place in Him

From spiritual abuse to a safe place in Him

What happens when people are spiritually abused in their churches? Many Christians feel stuck in a cycle of fear and guilt, either within their own church or without any church to call home. Warnings of divine retribution hold many believers in a bondage of fear, making them afraid to speak out or even question those things […]

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