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Why separating youth into groups might be the problem

If you are looking for a full-length feature film to watch this weekend, I’ve included it below. It’s called “DIVIDED,” and it features folks like Ken Ham and Pastor Voddie Baucham. Note to pastors, and in particular youth pastors: I shared this video today and it really touched a nerve with parents, grandparents and students. […]

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Beyond our comfy pews

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:02 — 20.8MB) Persecution of Christians in the world and here at home is happening at an alarming rate. Here are a couple of headlines: Islamic State has effectively shut down all Christian churches and institutions in Mosul, Iraq. ISIS has gone on a massive, horrific beheading […]

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Essential Oils: Is there a line some are crossing?

We are having a fascinating conversation on our Facebook Page about Christians and Essential Oils. You don’t have to be a Facebook user or have an account to view the conversation (click on image) here: There is nothing wrong with using essential oils or alternative herbal treatments for physical maladies. Nothing. But when you see […]

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Why the church needs more old elephants

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:30 — 21.0MB) Today our conversation runs the gamut of issues facing the modern church, and perhaps its biggest challenge is biblical illiteracy – especially among the next generation. So, what’s up with the elephant? The elephant analogy will make sense when you listen to today’s podcast […]

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Study: Youth Groups Driving Christian Teens to Abandon Faith

The following was originally published at Charisma Magazine: A new study might reveal why a majority of Christian teens abandon their faith upon high school graduation. Some time ago, Christian pollster George Barna documented that 61 percent of today’s 20-somethings who had been churched at one point during their teen years are now spiritually disengaged. […]

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What are “non-essentials?”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:08 — 21.3MB) We’ve been asking our listeners, “What issues are so important to your faith that you would separate yourself spiritually from those who don’t hold those beliefs?  Are there non-essentials that you see Christians arguing and dividing over? A lot of you have emailed and […]

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To divide, or not to.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:02 — 20.8MB) Today we asked our listeners, what issues divide Christians that shouldn’t? What issues are worth dividing over? We also posed that question to our guest today,  No Compromise Radio‘s Mike Abendroth, to get a pastor’s perspective.   Pastor Abendroth serves as pastor of Bethlehem Bible […]

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Guinness beer ad’s use of hymn angers some Christians

The week of Independence Day, the Guinness beer company launched its new commercial to honor veterans.  But the ad has one Christian group foaming over the use of a hymn, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” as the background music. The ad features a tavern in which the bar tender (tenderess?) faithfully sets a glass of the […]

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Sun Bible!

“Pay no attention to the signs, folks”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:37 — 21.1MB) If your church doesn’t talk much or at all about Bible prophecy, why not? Did you know that a third of your Bible is full of prophecy? Some has been fulfilled, and some is yet to be. But we can be sure of one […]

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Money, storehouses and faith

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:58 — 20.8MB) We had an interesting conversation on Facebook a few weeks ago on whether Christians should stockpile food for hard times.  We had so many great comments with Bible verses on each side, that we thought we’d link up that discussion (you don’t have to […]

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Clowning around with Christ?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:41 — 21.1MB) The Bible has a lot to say about scoffers and mockers in the last days. Later  you’ll hear about a new re-imagined “bible” titled “God is Disappointed In You,” which mocks God and Christians.  Also news of a new cable  television program called “Black Jesus” […]

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Rob Bell is back, rethinking the Bible

“A growing numbers are asking whether their reading has become too rigid, too simplistic and too alienating.” That’s the intro to a new Orange County Register article titled: Rethinking the Bible: A reassessment among some evangelicals. Here is an excerpt: What is the Bible? It’s a straightforward question. But for Christians these days, it turns out […]

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“Black Jesus” program features a cursing “savior”

A fresh wave of scoffers is sweeping over the U.S. this summer. Yesterday, we reported the new “God Is Disappointed In You” bible, and today there’s word of a new program called Black Jesus. It premieres Thursday, August 7th, at 11p ET on [adult swim]. This Jesus tells people he died for their (bleeping) sins. […]

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The new Scoffer’s Bible, a.k.a. “God Is Disappointed In You”

Yet another attempt at re-imagining God’s breathed out Scriptures. The 66 books written by more than 40 authors over a 1,500-year time span in history, full of eyewitness testimonies, prophecies and teachings all pointing to Christ Jesus, has just been reduced to a mockery. It sort of looks like a Bible, but shorter. MUCH shorter. […]

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Love, Hate, & Disturbing verbiage from the White House

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:07 — 20.9MB)   Today we’re covering what seems to be a landscape of opposites: Truth vs. relativism; freedom or persecution; Love or hate. And what about grace? If grace is the most misunderstood teaching of the Bible, the love of God might be a close runner […]

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Bishop Tony Palmer, who urged Catholics and Charismatics to unite, dies in motorcycle crash

  The last time we heard from Charismatic Bishop Tony Palmer, he was coordinating a meeting between Pope Francis and Palmer’s guru Kenneth Copeland (video below). Today Palmer was killed in a motorcycle crash. The announcement was posted on Palmer’s page: Dear Friends and Companions, It is with deepest sadness that I inform you that +Tony […]

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Perilous is the New Normal

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:05 — 20.9MB) Many people throughout the history of the church have thought their generation would be the one to see the end of the age. But the events happening in our time are so off the charts that even secularists are asking, is this the end […]

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BRICS Nations Plan New Bank to Bypass World Bank, IMF

Via Bloomberg News: The biggest emerging markets are uniting to tackle under-development and currency volatility with plans to set up institutions that encroach on the roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The leaders of the so-called BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, Chinaand South Africa – are set to approve the establishment of a newdevelopment bank during an annual summit that […]

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Lake Powell, Utah from NASA

20 SIGNS THE EPIC DROUGHT IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES IS STARTING TO BECOME APOCALYPTIC

When scientists start using phrases such as “the worst drought” and “as bad as you can imagine” to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. Thanks to an epic drought that never seems to end, we are witnessing the beginning of a water crisis […]

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Obama and Putin’s Savage World Order

Originally posted by Daniel Greenfield via FrontPage Magazine Whether it’s Obama sneering “Sue me” to critics of his abuses of power or Putin shrugging at yet another atrocity, we are no longer in the civilized urbane precincts of law and government. What both men have in common is a hard left background which has taught them that […]

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