Tag Archives: Bible

Back to the basics: a conversation about the Emergent Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:22 — 24.9MB) Four years ago we began covering the Emergent Church movement. And then back in 2011, several popular pastors made an  astounding statement on their blogs: The emergent church movement is over. Dead.  If the Emergent Movement is “so yesterday,” why are more and more […]

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Joyce Meyer cancels IHOP’s “OneThing” appearance New Year’s Eve

It appears Joyce Meyer has cancelled her speaking event for the New Year’s Eve gala at International House of Prayer (IHOP)’s OneThing event. She had been scheduled to be the keynote speaker for One Thing. Says IHOP’s organizers: Joyce Meyer, who was scheduled to be with us at Onething 2014, has had to cancel speaking […]

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Church shopping? 35 Key Questions to Ask the Church

I originally posted this late last year, but we’ve had some many requests from people who are looking for a new church home that I’m re-posting to bump it higher: If you are looking for a new church, you need to ask some very important questions of church leadership before you become a member. Here […]

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Would the Son of God Contradict the Father?

Is it true that Jesus never mentioned anything about homosexuality?  That He never brought it up, even once?  Most of us have heard the argument that the Gospels have no record of Jesus condemning homosexuality.  There are individuals, especially from the militant homosexual rights movement, who utter this fabrication with all the raw hostility of liberals who think abortion is their […]

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Simon and Jude martyred; ms. circa 1455.

Jude, Peter, and why watchmen can’t be ignored

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:40 — 71.0MB) Simon and Jude martyred; ms. circa 1455. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you know that Jude is the only book given entirely to the great apostasy?  The Book of Jude is only one chapter with 24 verses. It may be the shortest book of the […]

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Jesus Calling: Whitewashing the Red Flags

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:13 — 21.3MB) What if you are a major publisher like Thomas Nelson and you suddenly discover that your  mega best-selling book Jesus Calling was inspired by a channeled New Age book? And what if you find out that some of the “messages” your author “received” from […]

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Changing “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ

There has been an interesting – and concerning – development these past few months about the wildly popular Jesus Calling book by Sarah Young: The new 10th Anniversary Edition just published has been stripped and edited to remove or alter those pesky New Age elements, the alarming statements made by the author’s “Jesus.” and the […]

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The audacity of addressing sin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:03 — 20.8MB) Today we are talking with Ray Comfort, of Living Waters Ray’s new movie, Audacity, is very different from any film project Ray has ever produced. Audacity” is about a Christian (Peter) struggling to find his voice as a young believer in a culture that rejects the biblical […]

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Tony Blair’s Strategy to Battle “Religious Extremism” starts with young

Tony Blair, an honorary speaker at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit a few years ago, says that his global interfaith organization wants to teach our next generation to think critically so they can learn to easily dismiss all forms of religious extremists.  Interestingly, Bible-believing Christians.  Lighthouse Trails files this report: Tony Blair Calls for “Comprehensive […]

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Truth: Reality Check

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:11 — 21.3MB) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. Romans 1:18 tells that by our unrighteousness, we suppresses the truth. What is reality? The Good News is true. The wrath of […]

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God’s judgement? Don’t worry; be happy

The visible church is increasingly avoiding the hard truth of John 3:16. Or more specifically, John 3:17-21: …whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness […]

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Taking the Gospel on the road

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:29 — 20.6MB) Did you know that the most widely known verse among young people ism “God helps those who help themselves”? And yet it is not only NOT in the Bible, it conflicts with the true Gospel. Today we’re going to take a look at a […]

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Sad news…

One of our dear comrades, Pastor Ken Silva, has passed away after a long illness. Ken died last night in his New Hampshire home. A veteran researcher and reporter, Ken founded Apprising Ministries as well as Christian Research Network, two foundational apologetics sites where he wrote about trends in the church. Ken loved the Lord […]

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Pastor: Don’t share Scripture with me (if my kids are gay)

An article by a pastor named John Pavlovitz has gone viral, and it is accomplishing its purpose: to let Christians know that it’s okay to be gay, in spite of any Scripture telling us otherwise. In fact, this pastor doesn’t want to hear any of you well-meaning Scripture-sharers, so don’t bother sending him email. “I […]

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Where is Jesus?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Today we’re going to cover a very concerning trend in which some very sweet, likeable, humble people are bringing a very sweet, kind, loving message into the visible church. And everyone loves it! The problem is, something – or someone – is missing. Where […]

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The answer to the question:

This is the latest invitation to the premiere Emergent gathering of emergent leaders: Catalyst 2014.  The keynote speaker is Mark Batterson, author of the Circle Maker book that teaches us how to draw circles around our prayers and not move until God answers them (based on a mystic named Honi who does not appear in […]

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Steven Furtick: His Past, Present, and Future, Part 1

Below is Part 1 in a short series we will be sharing from our friends at Falsified Ministries about Steven Furtick. If you are a Furtick follower, or if you are one who has been able to see past the surface to realize there’s something seriously wrong, you will find this series very informative, or […]

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Big changes: Are you ready? An interview with Dave Wager

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:19 — 19.8MB) We’re now officially in a war with ISIS, as the U.S. and allies began air strikes in Syria last night. Add to that the looming economic collapse that everyone is preparing for, and a multitude of other events that might be on your mind.  […]

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“The Holy Spirit Makes a Movie? I don’t think so . . .”

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about the new Holy Ghost film, featuring false signs & wonders preacher Bill Johnson. I haven’t seen it, and I won’t. Why would I want to give the makers of this film one red cent? So I’ll share a thoughtful blog from a writer who goes by the […]

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Christian Meditation: What’s Biblical and What’s Not

In Joshua 1:8 God said: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” So, what exactly did God have in mind when He told Joshua to meditate […]

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