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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rob Bell’s “Zimzum of Love”

Rob Bell, who continues to influence millions of fans around the world despite his fall from biblical Christianity has launched a new book project with his wife Kristin. Their book, The Zimzum of Love, is promoted as giving people a “startling new way of looking at marriage.”  Since Bell has come out in support of […]

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Enterprise, Falcon, or Galactica? What might Christians use to explore and cultivate the restored cosmos?

Enterprise, Falcon, or Galactica? What’ll it be? Yeah, I’m serious. And yeah, this is a big deal. (I will explain later; please hang in there and humor me ’til then.) Now, back to the important question: If you were living in a place and a time where things like space travel and space traveling ships were […]

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Why and how the son of Tony Campolo became an agnostic humanist

  Bart Campolo announcing he is agnostic does not surprise most people. After all, his father Tony Campolo is the head of Red Letter Christians, an Emergent Church founder of a model based on “did God really say” approach to truth being relative. No, what is interesting (and the reason we share this here), is […]

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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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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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What if my child has to take a class on evolution?

From our guest, Jay Seegert, over at Creation Education Center (and excellent resource!): What if my child has to take a class on evolution? I often have concerned parents approach me asking what they should do when their child has to take a class on evolution. I understand their concern, but my answer is frequently […]

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My, what a lovely picture of Satan you have there!

The above gem of a meme-starter-wannabe was spotted on Facebook a little while back, so I set it aside and admired it for a while before sharing it with folks at Fire Breathing Christian and here at Stand Up for the Truth. In this rendition we are treated to the 47,342,916th incarnation of “do not judge” Jesus, also […]

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Candy Christianity: America’s Counterfeit Gospel

Our pews are full, but our heads are empty. Our spirits starve for truth. Perhaps these pews are full because our heads are empty, having been spoon-fed a gospel of convenience, ease and worldly accommodation. The hollow theology pouring forth from American pulpits today may have attracted quite a crowd, but for the most part […]

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Unity yes, but it must be around truth

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:47 — 21.1MB) “Those who wish to suppress the public discussion of hard biblical truths are more and more successful in realizing those desires through the use of their feelings as the basis for making such silence the unofficial policy of increasingly Orwellian churches.” So says our guest […]

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A kinder, gentler Gospel?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:44 — 21.1MB) We’re seeing the move away from biblical truth and doctrine in favor of a kinder, gentler gospel, which is really no Gospel at all. Joining Mike today is Pastor Chris Quintana, senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Cypress in California. Related articles Clowning around with Christ? (standupforthetruth.com) […]

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Straight talk and a matter of faith

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:46 — 22.8MB) Today we need to have a frank talk on events in the Middle East. The main stream media has its spin—with an agenda and without the backdrop of the Word of God.And I would like your calls and emails on this subject in the […]

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Why separating youth into groups might be the problem

If you are looking for a full-length feature film to watch this weekend, I’ve included it below. It’s called “DIVIDED,” and it features folks like Ken Ham and Pastor Voddie Baucham. Note to pastors, and in particular youth pastors: I shared this video today and it really touched a nerve with parents, grandparents and students. […]

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Study: Youth Groups Driving Christian Teens to Abandon Faith

The following was originally published at Charisma Magazine: A new study might reveal why a majority of Christian teens abandon their faith upon high school graduation. Some time ago, Christian pollster George Barna documented that 61 percent of today’s 20-somethings who had been churched at one point during their teen years are now spiritually disengaged. […]

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