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Are we under the tithe?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:03 — 20.8MB) One of the questions that frequently comes up is on the issue of tithing. In the Old Testament, God’s children were instructed to give a tithe – meaning a tenth – to the temple. Ten percent of their crops, spices, money, etc. Today many […]

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IHOP’s Scary “Presence” doctrine: Part 4

Want to get blessings? Double the blessings?  100 fold?  You can get them, but you have to work for them – according to Pastor Mike Bickle over at IHOP. He says the real power is in the last 2%. It all depends on where you aim. (I can practically hear the collective, “HUH???)  If you […]

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Prepared?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:34 — 21.1MB) What if the economy tanks, the grid goes out, the water stops flowing and…and…and (you get the idea). How prepared are we as Christians to survive if we’re trusting in our own resources? Scott Alan Buss is our guest today! He is the author […]

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Why Hollywood’s Noah falls short

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:26 — 21.0MB) Today Mike interviews Jan Markell about her recent viewing of the Hollywood version of Noah. Then later, we discuss the fallout from World Vision’s announcement and then reversal this week of a decision to allow homosexuals to work and serve at the Christian charity, […]

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Does World Vision share the Gospel?

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World Vision says “Nevermind!”

It’s confirmed. World Vision U.S.A. has reversed it’s decision to allow homosexual couples to serve in it’s ministry outreach leadership. So for all of the homosexual couples hoping to work for a Christian organization, you are out of luck for now. Why did this reversal come about?  Was it the outcry from a handful of […]

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Pastor’s Toolbox emphasizes big days for a specific purpose

But what is the big purpose? Should we leverage Big Days (Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day), so that churches can bring a message of the hope we have in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and life eternal with Him? Of course we should. After all, a lot of people go/get dragged to church […]

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Compromise and the Church: interview with Jacob Prasch

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:38 — 21.1MB) Today we are covering several news stories pointing to compromise in the church. It seems that the underlying reasons that churches and organizations that are based on Christian principles compromise seems to be around the idea of unity. Either unity for the sake of […]

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Hillsong Celebrates the Hindu Festival of Holi?

A new christian fad disguised as “color runs” lead by Hillsong Church, is actually a Holi festival from the Hindu Faith.  Here’s an article from a non-Christian site that explains what Holi is: Holi is a spring festival also known as festival of colours. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts […]

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Short List: Christian Leaders who’ve Rebuked World Vision

The bad news:  Most Christian leaders will respond to World Vision’s open embrace of unrepentant sin with a resounding silence. The good news: There are a few voices crying out in the wilderness for World Vision to confess and repent.  It’s a short list, but we are encouraged. (And no, we don’t list them to […]

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Whose battle is it?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:58 — 20.4MB) Today we will cover a breaking story about an international Christian relief organization announcing that it will now openly embrace homosexual couples into leadership positions. If you or your church sponsors a child or helps with disaster relief through the organization World Vision, you […]

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Franklin Graham: World Vision doesn’t believe in the Bible

Franklin Graham stands up and issues a scathing rebuke in response to this story: World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages.  Click on the link below to read more: Post by Stand Up For The Truth.

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World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages

The president of World Vision says hiring gay leaders is a”symbol of Christian ‘unity’ not ‘compromise.’” Christianity Today reports: World Vision’s American branch will no longer require its more than 1,100 employees to restrict their sexual activity to marriage between one man and one woman. Abstinence outside of marriage remains a rule. But a policy […]

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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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Sin is at the heart of what is wrong in your life

No one has any right to believe that he is indeed a Christian unless he is humbly seeking to obey the teachings of the One whom he calls Lord. Christ once asked a question that can have no satisfying answer, “Why do you call me, `Lord, Lord,’  and do not do what I say?” –A. […]

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It all comes together

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Today as we look at news headlines and the dismal way the visible church is falling away, we all know what Jesus said about the time clock. Even those who don’t know Christ as their Lord and Savior are aware that the world just […]

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Did Mark Driscoll Repent?

A lot of buzz around this week’s Open Letter from Mark Driscoll to his Mars Hill Church congregation. He apologized vaguely for some behaviors, and specifically for using an underhanded marketing ploy to cheat on books sales and buy his way (with his congregants’ tithes and offerings) to the New York Best Seller list. Here […]

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Westboro’s founder Phelps dead

Westboro Baptist Church is neither Baptist nor a church. Click here to read more about the death of its founder:   Post by Stand Up For The Truth.

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Osteenification and What it Portends

Here is an excellent article by Hank Hanegraaff about the problem with prosperity teacher Joel Osteen’s theology: Behind Osteenian self-affirmations—“I am anointed,” “I am prosperous,” “My God is a ‘supersizing God’”—there lies a darker hue. Behind the smile is a robust emphasis on all that is negative. If you are healthy and wealthy, words created that […]

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