Tag Archives: Body of Christ

Leaving churches: The rise of the “Dones”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:38 — 24.1MB) Researchers from organizations like Pew Forum and Barna Research have come up with all sorts of names for our behavior and practices. We’ve heard of the “unchurched,” the “De-Churched,” and this past year we’ve heard the term, “the Nones,” the number of Americans who […]

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Scoffers in the modern church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:15 — 24.4MB) Today we’re talking about about how to stand firm on God’s Word as truth, as a growing number of churches continually teach otherwise. Many times it’s leadership who tells you to stop contending in the name of “love.” Plus we’re seeing a blending of […]

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The price of contending

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:06 — 55.1MB) Often believers are told they are intolerant, unloving and narrow-minded for not going with the flow of an ever-changing culture. Many Bible believing Christians are dismayed by the way they are being rejected by not just the world, but their friends, family members and […]

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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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National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer

Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday. Planners say they hope Friday’s service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world. The prominent Episcopal cathedral often hosts national events, such as presidential funerals, and has hosted Muslims at […]

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Discerning error isn’t popular

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:48 — 21.6MB) If only we could “just focus on the positive.” But Jesus commands us to be on guard, looking behind the curtain to see what the enemy is up to: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his […]

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Bethel Church’s “Apostle” Bill Johnson: A Comedy of Errors, Part 1

  Bill Johnson is no stranger to controversy. For one thing, he claims to be an apostle, as in the unique position held by the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.  He was given this high honor by C. Peter Wagner who holds many titles himself, including president of Global Harvest Ministries, chancellor of Wagner Leadership […]

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Has our post-modern culture created cults?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:33 — 20.7MB)   We’ve documented just a few of the heartbreaking headlines and personal letters we’ve received about what happens to Christian sheep who don’t fit the “Mission and Values” of a new church paradigm. It’s a very sensitive subject, and anytime we broach the subject […]

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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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Hate and need

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:17 — 22.6MB) As things in the Gaza Strip heat up, several things are clear: The hatred for Israel is driving this nearly 4-week war The need for a Savior in Christ has never been more evident Time is short Today we’re talking with our special guest […]

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Heartbreak and Hope

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:40 — 21.1MB) As we see the ways of men being lifted up in their churches and God being diminished, our tendency as contenders for the faith is to be angry and forget that some of these celebrities were once serving God mightily. But the great deception […]

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Is the Church Listing to the Left?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:54 — 20.8MB) As the Body of Christ, do we understand the immediate and dire situation that the remnant faces in the church? Are we listening to the classical stringed quartet playing soothing lullabies on the promenade deck, while the ship is listing to the left? Or […]

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Compromise or contention?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:50 — 20.4MB) When churches and faith-based organizations decide to allow compromise into their fold – whether it be condoning unrepentant sin, or linking hands with other religions or leaders of man-centered unbiblical movements, what are congregants, members, sponsors and supporters to do? Many of you have […]

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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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Leadership and the Kingdom – man’s way?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:35 — 21.1MB) Today we are tackling something most pastors, elders and teachers need to consider: Leadership and the Kingdom of God. There are many different approaches. Church Growth, Bringing world leaders together to influence the church, getting more seats in chairs. Is this man’s kingdom or […]

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A global “unity of the spirit,” sans Jesus

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:47 — 20.7MB) Today we’ve got several rather disturbing news stories to share from the United Nations, the FDA and public education that point to a growing push for a global peace plan. Up first, we’re checking in with a man who knows full well what happens […]

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So goes Europe, so goes the Church?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:58 — 11.7MB) Many people believe that Christianity in European countries is often a “preview” of what will be coming to America. We certainly saw the roots of post-modernity, which eventually spawned the Emergent Church movement, birthed in seminary teachings in Germany more than 60 years ago. […]

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Life’s fleeting nature and our trust in Him

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:26 — 21.0MB) Life is pretty precarious, is it not?  This video is going viral, and it is a metaphor for how precious and fleeting life on this earth can be! Are we looking at our lives here with an eternal perspective? We are talking about that […]

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Your mission field to lukewarm Christians

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:40 — 20.7MB) Yes, the mission field in the world is filled with those who don’t know Jesus and have never read a Bible.  Do you know that this describes many lukewarm Christians as well? How do we reach them with the truth? Joining us today is […]

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Easy Believism: What is the cure?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:48 — 20.8MB) We are only a heartbeat away from eternity. Are we saved? Is the visible church sugar-coating the Gospel without ensuring that the sheep have been convicted of their sins and regenerated by the Holy Spirit? Subscribe (RSS | iTunes) We are 100% Listener supported. […]

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