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What is Spiritual Formation and why does it matter?

I found the following article published just this week from John MacArthur’s Grace To You ministry, and I’m sharing it today so you can begin to understand why Spiritual Formation is causing so many Christians concern: It’s possible—perhaps even likely—that you’ve never heard the phrase spiritual formation before. It’s the kind of terminology that’s often […]

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Hope is not an accident!

When he was alive, college football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant once said, “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.” In ministry we often just show up and let it happen. Sometimes it’s because we are busy, or emotionally numb, or without much spiritual energy and […]

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Should Christians Really Sit This Election Out?

Does God pre-determine who we elect as our leaders—or does He react according to our choices?  As our nation faces a crucial election in less than two months, this subject needs to be addressed and discussed. To me it is obvious that God does not mandate our choices in leaders, either politically or spiritually.  The […]

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Doctrine in the Church: What is it and why does it matter?

These days people look at those who value biblical doctrine as extremists. Some churches have even said they are prioritizing the experiential over doctrine. So what exactly is doctrine? Doctrine isn’t just DOs and DON’Ts; it’s understanding the character and nature of God. It’s adjusting to what IS, rather than what you want it to […]

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Taking a stand for truth

As you know, there are some great things in the Body of Christ. Lives are being impacted and changed by the Holy Spirit through the very words of God, and we often share powerful testimonies of how that happens. But there are also some very disturbing things being said, taught and consumed by millions of […]

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The times we're in: Signs of what's to come?

The times we’re in: Signs of what’s to come?

There are those in the Church within various movements who call themselves “prophets,” and who have built multi-million dollar industries selling their wares, convincing people to part with their life savings and pointing the world to themselves rather than to our Holy Creator God. These folks are in a class by themselves, and we don’t […]

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Exploring a new kind of Christianity

Exploring a new kind of Christianity

Think the Emergent Church is dead?  Think again; it is re-packaged, alive and well.   Here in our homestate of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Council of Churches is promoting a statewide forum up in Door County lead by Brian McLaren, the face of the Emergent Church movement.  It’ll cost you $275 to find out what’s next on the […]

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Christain Freedom Comes With Responsibilities

There is a growing dynamic going on in Christianity as it relates to politics and government.  Jim Wallis of Sojourners was hired in 2004 to help the Democratic Party garner more evangelical Christian votes for democratic candidates.  Now whatever we think of Jim Wallis’ distorted views on Christianity, let’s give him his dues.  He was […]

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Proclaiming justice amidst persecution

Proclaiming justice amidst persecution

Today we’re covering news out of Orange County and Saddleback Church, where megachurch pastor Rick Warren has announced he is cancelling the presidential forum he was planning with President Obama and Mitt Romney.  We’ve posted a story on our website from the Orange County Register, the only news source able to interview Warren about his […]

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The ‘Addicting Experience’ of Worshiping in a Super-sized Church

The ‘Addicting Experience’ of Worshiping in a Super-sized Church

Megachurches can be addicting “like a drug,” according to a new study that reveals that megachurches in America with congregations larger than 2,000 people are not only growing, but also satisfying the spiritual needs of their members. The study comes out of the University of Washington, where the findings seem to indicate that the megachurches […]

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Experience over the Gospel

Should our  Sunday experience be our core identity as a Christian, or a supplement, a part of our walk with God?  We’re going to look at that today, plus a story about a new study on the Mega-Church Experience.  Plus several news events happening in the Church including a National Day of Repentance, and a National […]

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Holding Leaders Biblically Accountable

Loyalty can be a very endearing quality.  Standing along side a friend when they are going through a rough patch, or staying true to your spouse when he or she is going through some challenges is noble and a desirable quality. And when it comes to Christian leaders, we must do all we can to […]

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Will our churches be silenced?

As more and more churches are being targeted as “haters” for simply preaching God’s Word, what will happen five or ten years from now if Christ followers do not stand for religious liberty?  Attorney Matt Staver, chairman and founder of Liberty Counsel is here to discuss this with us today. Liberty Counsel is an international […]

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Islam–A Threat and an Opportunity for Christians

Islam.  The very word stirs deep emotion in most Christians and non-believers alike.  Some people tend to generalize and place all Muslims in the tent of fanatic terrorists out to destroy all Christians and Jews and establish a world dominated by Sharia Law. Others—too many—have chosen to remain ignorant about the real threat of radical […]

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