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Christian Answers for the New Age

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Spirit guides, meditation, astrology, the “higher Self,” raising the kundalini, praying to gurus,–this once was the lifestyle embraced and lived by our special guest, Marcia Montenegro, a born-again Christian whose fascinating journey out of the New Age is one you’ll want to her and share. Marcia now […]

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New Age Christianity–Are You Prepared?

“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” To me, […]

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A New Age primer for Christians

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) As some have suggested, the Emergent Church Movement is not what it was five or ten years ago, and in fact is evolving into a new era of new Age spirituality and philosophies. Although many churches are now embracing practices such as contemplative prayer, labyrinths and other […]

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Simple choices, stronger faith

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.7MB) In our culture, we live lives that are full of clutter, burdens and complexity, and many Christians looking for relief are turning to personal coaching, the latest self-help books, television talk shows and even New Age spirituality.  Our guest today is Patrice Lewis, who shares the heart […]

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Today's Challenges Birth Tomorrow's leaders

Recently God has brought a lot of men into my life who are really struggling with difficult times and challenges.  Some are struggling in their marriages; others are struggling to find work; others having a hard time helping their children stay on the straight path with God.  As I pray for these men of God, […]

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Christians and the New Atheism

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Is there anything new about New Atheism? What exactly is it and what should Christians know about it for apologetics–bringing the truth of the Gospel of Christ to those who are firmly against our faith? On today’s show local political writer and pundit Robert Meyer joins us […]

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Rick Warren Recommends Pagan Mantra "Technique"For Christians

We talked about this today, and Christine Pack from the Sola Sisters put together the now famous Centering Prayer Tweet and why this technique is dangerous and not Christian: Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback church in California, made a tweet today recommending a pagan mantra “technique” for Christians […]

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Is Rick Warren On a Slippery Path?

In Galatians 1:6, Paul says:  “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all!  Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. Is […]

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Christians and energy healing

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB)   Did you know that there are more than 60 different kinds of “Energy Medicine” practiced in the United States? Everyone from physicians and nurses to massage therapists and even some in the Church are using energy forces to bring about healing. Many of the techniques used […]

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Spiritual Warfare–Are We Aware?

I find it quite interesting that the Christian world and the secular world seem to be headed down different paths these days regarding the spirit world.  As the New Age movement is growing, being spurred on by Oprah Winfrey and the New Age books she endorses, Christians seem to be paying less attention to life […]

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Spiritual Warfare: What every Christian needs to know

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.5MB) You may be very familiar with this verse from Ephesians 6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Have you ever been caught up in spiritual warfare? […]

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Will the Church in America Stand Strong? Or Give In?

So just where is the Christian Church in America headed?  Some think God is preparing us for a great spiritual revival—while others believe that because of our sin and turning our backs on God, He is lifting his hand of blessing and protection on us and we are headed into very difficult times. My belief […]

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Six trends impacting Christianity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:41 — 11.8MB) The newest 2010 Barna study shows six disturbing trends in Christianity in the U.S. which, if not addressed, may see the quality of faith diminishing unless changes are made. Today we’re joined by our guest, Dave Wager,  founder of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet […]

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The changing face of the Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) Church as we know it is changing, according to trend watchers like George Barna, whose recent poll studies suggest that the explosion of Home Churches in America is going to change the way we “do church:”  In a typical week, 9 percent of U.S. adults attend a […]

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Small groups. You can call them home groups, fellowship groups, connect groups or whatever terminology best fits. There are a lot of excellent reasons to be engaged in a small group within your local church, and if you are not involved in one, you may be missing out on some of the sweetest opportunities not […]

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Baseball and Our Christian Walk

I confess to being a big baseball fan.  While my lovely bride and many people find baseball to be boring, I am intrigued by the battle between the pitcher and the batter on every pitch and how difficult it is to be successful as a professional baseball player.  Put your self in the shoes of […]

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Why historical context is important

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Do you ever wish you could go back to Jesus’ day and find out what was happening in the culture and the faith of those who heard His words? Today’s guest is Dr. Jake Jacobs, a teacher and speaker who has a unique perspective on the historical […]

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The treasure we trust most

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) The latest economic indicators show us that our financial condition is backsliding. Today we’re looking at the economy, personal finances and the climate our future generations will inherit through the lens of our Christian faith. So what are we to do about the topic of money? We […]

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A Biblical Perspective On Climate Change

It is easy to get so caught up in a single cause that we lose our perspective, and as Christians we are certainly not immune to this.  Many of us become so passionate about a single issue that it causes us to leave common sense and wisdom out of the equation completely. And the radical […]

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Education, environmentalism and a competing worldview

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) We all want to recycle, save fuel and energy costs, and make sure our environment is safe from danger. But did you know there is an environmental movement that is diametrically opposed to the Christian worldview? How big of a deal is this? Our guest, Dr. Cal […]

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