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American Girl, or Mystical New Age Girl?

It’s a book series, it’s a collection of dolls, and it’s a video saga. Whatever you call American Girl, it’s a lucrative brand that comes with its own fan base and even shopping centers where girls from around the world find clothing, party themes and more.  Because it highlights iconic, “more innocent times” in American […]

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Room at the Table?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:45 — 20.7MB) In a little while we will continue our discussion from yesterday about what a healthy church looks like. A lot of you have chimed in on a letter we shared yesterday about how different today’s modern church institution looks from the ekklasia it was […]

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What if my child has to take a class on evolution?

From our guest, Jay Seegert, over at Creation Education Center (and excellent resource!): What if my child has to take a class on evolution? I often have concerned parents approach me asking what they should do when their child has to take a class on evolution. I understand their concern, but my answer is frequently […]

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My, what a lovely picture of Satan you have there!

The above gem of a meme-starter-wannabe was spotted on Facebook a little while back, so I set it aside and admired it for a while before sharing it with folks at Fire Breathing Christian and here at Stand Up for the Truth. In this rendition we are treated to the 47,342,916th incarnation of “do not judge” Jesus, also […]

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Letter: “When you talk about The Church…”

Dear Stand Up For The Truth, I listen to the podcasts of your show regularly.  I would be a regular caller if I wasn’t working when the show is on, so you can be thankful that I have a job!    My comments have been building up, so it’s time for an e-mail! You talk […]

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The changing landscape of the visible Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:05 — 18.1MB) If you took today’s visible modern church and put it next to the visible churches of 100 or 200 years ago, what differences would you see? What used to be the gathering or ekklesia of the saints to be equipped and to learn about […]

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Openly Reject God’s First Commandment? YES! WE! CAN!

Imagine, if you will, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton (though not necessarily together – we don’t wanna be too fantastic here), John Kerry, Stuart Smalley, Joe Biden and Bill Maher all gathered ‘round the base of ol’ Mount Sinai as Moses brings down the following decree to man directly from the mind and hand of God: […]

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Candy Christianity: America’s Counterfeit Gospel

Our pews are full, but our heads are empty. Our spirits starve for truth. Perhaps these pews are full because our heads are empty, having been spoon-fed a gospel of convenience, ease and worldly accommodation. The hollow theology pouring forth from American pulpits today may have attracted quite a crowd, but for the most part […]

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The Frog, The Pot, and the Singularity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Does it seem like a lot of insidious news headlines and movements are converging on us all at once?  It’s not your imagination; things are profoundly accelerating, just as Jesus said they would. It’s been happening slowly for a long time, just like that […]

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Will Christians be snookered by Shemitah?

  When I saw some recent headlines over at Charisma News like, Keeping the Shemitah Produces Supernatural Results, and, Why Jonathan Cahn’s Prophetic ‘Mystery of Shemitah’ Is Flying off the Shelves, I thought, “what is Shemitah, and why is Jonathan Cahn writing a new book about it?”  It wasn’t until this morning that I saw […]

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Return to the Word: A retreat to remember Him!

Do something different this Halloween: October 31 ~ November 2 How is it that we as Christians have gotten so far off track when it comes to staying in the Word of God? How can we help each other stand firm on biblical truth? Answer: We do that together! Dave Wager through Silver Birch Ranch […]

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“I’m sorry this has hurt you.” Gungor pulls out of Power of One

Bob Lenz, president of Life Promotions has announced that artist Michael Gungor has pulled out of the event, Power of One, a Christian youth training event in which the band Gungor was scheduled to perform October 8. Here is an excerpt from the statement posted on the Power of One site: I received word from […]

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Warring factions of Islam united around one thing

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:44 — 21.1MB) You’ve perhaps tried to wrap your head around the different Islamic groups you read about and hear in the news:  ISIS, ISIL, Hammas, Hezbollah, and many more. (Here is a list of nearly 100 official terrorist organizations)  These factions are made up of Sunni […]

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Two words to help us trust, obey, and adore God.

How reliable is God? How sure are His promises? Does He ever have (or need) a Plan ‘B’? These are important questions to ask. How we answer them will greatly impact our approach to proclaiming the Gospel and applying the Great Commission, particularly in the dark and darkening culture in which our Lord has placed […]

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Where Has Our Nation Gone since 9/11?

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 […]

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Unity yes, but it must be around truth

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:47 — 21.1MB) “Those who wish to suppress the public discussion of hard biblical truths are more and more successful in realizing those desires through the use of their feelings as the basis for making such silence the unofficial policy of increasingly Orwellian churches.” So says our guest […]

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Even Satan believes the Apostle’s Creed

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 […]

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Weaponized “Love”: The perversion of Christian love into a weapon of Christian persecution

Ever been called a big, bad meanie for sharing Truth publicly? Ever been called disruptive, divisive, unkind or unloving for taking a clear, public stand on a culturally controversial issue that’s addressed in detail within the pages of Scripture? Have you ever been pressured to be silent after speaking up in such a manner? Have you ever been persecuted […]

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UPDATED! prayer request for Caryl Matrisciana

UPDATE: 9-23-14  Please pray for Caryl as she prepares for reconstructive surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 8:30 a.m.  We’re not sure how long she’ll be in recovery or when she can go back to her temporary home near Madison. We do know that she will continue to be in Wisconsin for a while yet. The […]

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Islam in prophecy?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:22 — 20.6MB) What happens when a church tries to stay true to the Word, but the “sheep” rebel? We are going to share a heartbreaking letter from an elder who sent us his story today. Up first, does Islam play into biblical prophecy, and if so, […]

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