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World Vision, Christian organization? Part II

I wrote about the controversy swirling around the so-called Christian organization World Vision here.  For those who are unaware of what occurred on March 24, WV announced that they had plans to hire “married” homosexuals. The backlash was fast and furious. Christian leaders, Roman Catholics, the pro-family movement and others in the faith community made […]

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Traditional, Transitional, Transformational – The Slow Suicide of Many Churches

It’s the way it works. Every church that has decided to follow Peter Drucker‘s business model, Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek model, Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven model - all under the term “Seeker-Friendly”. It begins slow, and continues steadily. The people in these churches are like the frog in a pot of slowly boiling water – never being told […]

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What do Benny Hinn, Liberty U. and Orcs have in common?

Once a wall has been breached, it rarely can be taken back again. At least not without a complete overhaul from leadership down. For the Christian, that means from Christ alone.  Whether we like it or not, we are in a battle of an epic scale, and our job is to follow Christ and keep […]

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Homosexuality and building a Bridge of Hope

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:58 — 20.8MB) If you have loved ones struggling with same sex attraction or are in homosexual relationships, today’s Stand Up For The Truth is a must-hear! Our guest is Bridge of Hope Ministry‘s Ruth Christian, who once lived that lifestyle before Christ redeemed and transformed her! Most Christians want […]

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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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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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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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LGBT Stations Of The Cross?

My stations of the cross take viewers on a journey through the 20th and 21st centuries struggle for LGBT equality. In every decade of the last two centuries, there are deeply troubling and painful examples of the marginalization of LGBT peoples. In the sacrifices of martyrs of the LGBT movement, we can come to a new understanding of […]

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IHOP’s scary “Presence” doctrine: Part II

This is the second in a series of research articles via Herescope’s Sarah Leslie and her team at Discernment Research Group  on the strange “presence” teachings of Pastor Mike Bickle at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. Be sure to check out Part I, and Part III. Presence Eschatology By Sarah Leslie […]

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IHOP’s scary Bridal “Presence” doctrine: Part III

This is the third in a series of research articles via Herescope’s Sarah Leslie and her team at Discernment Research Group  on the strange “presence” teachings of Pastor Mike Bickle at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. Be sure to check out Part I, and Part II. Bridal Eschatology By Sarah Leslie […]

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Denominations and the winds of change

As more denominations find themselves on the brink of decision, many attendees are watching to see which way the wind will blow their leaders: Will it be the winds of change and compromise? Or will it be the steadfast commitment to staying the course and preaching the whole truth, sans the man-made trends that are […]

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Which Noah? An interview with Ray Comfort

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:09 — 20.9MB) Today we are talking with Ray Comfort, of Living Waters Ray’s new movie, “Noah—And the Last Days”, is very different from the Hollywood version starring actor Russel Crowe, who clearly does not have a biblical understanding of who Noah was or why God chose him out of an […]

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“Son of God” is NOT about the Son of God.

Did you spend your money on the Son of God film? Writer Sunny Shell over at Abandoned to Christ gives a blow-by-blow account of the biblical discrepancies that should inspire you to stay home and read the Book instead: Movie Review: ‘Son of God’ Is Most Certainly Not The Son of God By Sunny Shell […]

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Hybels, Wallis join for Justice conference

If you are a Willow Creek Association member, should this story cause you to reconsider?  Lynne Hybels, wife of WCA’s Bill Hybels, and her friend and professional colleague Jim Wallis are teaming up once again for an anti-Israel conference. Wallis’ ultra-progressive Sojourners organization is one we’ve been warning about for some time, and Lynne Hybels […]

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Shocking results of the Church Growth model

Here is a perfect example of why the Church Growth model (a.k.a. Seeker-Driven), doesn’t do much to lift of Christ, and can do eternal harm to the millions who get sucked in by the stadium rock shows, smoke machines and video productions that would put Steven Speilberg to shame. That’s because the Gospel of Christ […]

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Far from the early church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:40 — 21.1MB) Today we are looking at Chapter 2 of the Acts of the Apostles. Why did they establish it the way they did, and why don’t our churches look like this today?  Our guest Scott Alan Buss is here to engage in this discussion. He […]

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Are you sure you are "good to go?"

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:42 — 20.7MB) Can you imagine serving in your church, living morally and doing or saying all the right things and then finding out that you are living a lie? We can serve with our gifts, we can teach Sunday school and even host small groups in […]

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Here and there

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:46 — 20.7MB) Today we are covering several news stories that you may or may not have heard. What do we as Christians do to navigate this new reality we find ourselves in?  We keep our eyes focused on the Risen Christ! See the related stories below […]

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What idolatry looks like

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:49 — 20.8MB) When we think about idolatry in our modern day, oftentimes the image comes to mind of a golden calf, a wad of cash or something tangible like that. But what exactly is idolatry of the heart that might sound like a good thing but […]

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