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From spiritual abuse to a safe place in Him

From spiritual abuse to a safe place in Him

What happens when people are spiritually abused in their churches? Many Christians feel stuck in a cycle of fear and guilt, either within their own church or without any church to call home. Warnings of divine retribution hold many believers in a bondage of fear, making them afraid to speak out or even question those things […]

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Bride of Christ

Why are we here?

Romans Chapter 11 talks about our relationship with Him and His many adopted children.  The Church is the Bride of Christ, and we are preparing for His wedding feast. One day, Jesus will come for His bride and the end of this age will be upon us. There are certain things we can know from […]

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Christian Leaders? Or Cowards?

It’s important when we read the news or listen to what a leader says that we look beyond the rhetoric and discern the real intentions of the one delivering a message to us.  Watch the nightly news about what is going on in Africa these days.  The secular news reports with terms like “tribal violence” […]

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Resolve To Know God in 2012

I saw a study that projects nearly 100 million Americans would make 2012 New Year’s resolutions and that by the end of January, nearly 90% would walk away from that resolution.  So how are you doing and just what was your resolution this year?  I might suggest that if your primary resolution was anything short […]

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Is The Church being Lulled To Sleep?

Is The Church being Lulled To Sleep?

  As I study this growing movement of Universalism and how it is infecting the Christian Church in America, there are a couple subtle, but important distinctions we must understand when confronting this movement of apostasy. First, the character and nature of God.  Universalists will often state that “God is love.”  Well, that is accurate, […]

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Truth and alignment: What do we rally 'round?

Truth and alignment: What do we rally 'round?

Today we continue dissecting the Christian Universalist Movement, and its theology that is gaining popularity and strength with Christian book authors (like The Shack), writers, speakers and popular pastors (like Rob Bell). Could you be absorbing some of these ideas without even knowing it? And in our first segment we check in with  Julaine Appling […]

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The Great Evangelical Divide

This is from late 2010, but is still a good resource for Christians who want the landscape of the Evangelical Divide happening in our churches. Plus there are some great links you can follow for background. (via Milwaukee evangelical | Examiner.com:) There has been a great divide going on in the evangelical church for the […]

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Burning Down "The Shack:" A study in Universalism

Burning Down "The Shack:" A study in Universalism

Have you read The Shack, a Christian novel by Canadian author William P. Young? Many Christians have read this book, and it spent 50 weeks at No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list. There are 15 million copies in print. The Shack revolves around Mack (Mackenzie) Philips. Four years before this story begins, […]

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Should public schools accommodate Muslim prayer?

Sharing this story today, and asking your thoughts about school prayer. For those who listen and follow us in other parts of the world, this story from Green Bay, Wisconsin is right in our hometown: Wis. Schools’ Accommodation for Muslim Prayers Not Welcomed by All               Via the Christian […]

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Christian Obedience–A Suggestion or a Mandate?

Of the many challenges we face when seeking to be true followers and disciples of Jesus Christ, obedience seems to be the one that is most difficult.  Let’s face it, from the Garden of Eden on, mankind has shown our stubbornness in wanting to do things our way, on our terms, in our timing.  And […]

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Obedience and living radically for Him in 2012

Many Christians treat obedience as a “suggestion” rather than a mandate from Jesus. But how can we sort out what He calls us to do versus our own desires and plans for our journeys? What would it truly take in 2012 to be as radical as Jesus in our Christian lifestyle and thinking? The Bible […]

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Our New year's Resolution as Christians

Well another year, 2011, is almost in the books.  Many will be taking some time to make new year’s resolutions—lose some weight, spend more time with the family, maybe give up some nasty habit—and sadly, most will fail.  Because years of bad habits are difficult to erase with a simple resolution—it takes dedication and hard […]

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A Time To Be Meek–and a Time To Fight!

Fire breathing Christians…I’m sure that title causes discomfort in many of us in these politically correct days we live in.  We have been taught as Christians to be kind, meek and gentle.  And certainly those are desirable characteristics when we keep them in proper context and perspective.  But, as always, we look to the bible […]

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The Lines Are Being Drawn

The Lines Are Being Drawn

2011 has indeed been an interesting year to be a Christian.  From the controversial teachings of Rob Bell, to the so called “Arab Spring”, to the ill-advised predictions of Harold Camping, it has been a fascinating year.  And through it all, I believe God is continuing to implement the separation of His sheep from the […]

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Top Christian stories of the year

Top Christian stories of the year

What news developments and faith-based movements impacted the Church in 2011? Today we’re talking about the Top 10 News Stories of the year. According to the Crosswalk.com site, the Arab spring, Pat Robertson’s comments on Alzheimer’s and Tim Tebow’s faith made the top stories, but what were the most impactful? Plus in our first half […]

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2012: A Year For Spiritual Preparation

So what can we expect out of 2012 for the nation and for us as Christians?  Well, only God knows for sure, but I think by studying our recent history we can get a pretty good feel for what 2012 might look like. As Americans, I think we will see a fierce battle for power […]

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Do you have these 5 keys to discernment?

Do you have these 5 keys to discernment?

In these days, we’re seeing the barrage of deception come to the Church’s doorstep at an alarming rate. Here are some thoughts on discernment and how you can hone your truth filter: “THE 5 KEYS TO DISCERNMENT” Via  Andrew Strom  Some people say that knowing Scripture is the only real key to discernment that we need. […]

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On This, We Can Hopefully Agree!

On This, We Can Hopefully Agree!

This year on Stand Up For the Truth, we’ve covered the gamut of issues challenging the church in America.  There are the external threats like Islam, humanism and the New Age Movement infiltrating the church—and the internal issues like the social justice and emergent church movement.  We hope this show is leading Christians to be […]

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The Ramifications of our Salvation

The Ramifications of our Salvation

What happens biblically when we are saved? That’s a question author John Rataczak asks in his new book, The Ramifications of Our Salvation. John says very few people who accept Christ as their Savior can explain knowledgeably about their salvation.  John will join us today in our first half hour to share some wisdom that […]

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Signs And Wonders Movement Exposed

Signs And Wonders Movement Exposed

Many believe that we are the generation that will witness the return of Christ. Jesus said that those who are alive for his second coming would be subject to the greatest onslaught of deception ever leveled at the body of Christ, and that this deception would be predicated upon signs and wonders. When he was […]

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