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The Juvenilization of American Christianity

Americans of all ages are not sure they want to grow up. It is common to hear thirty-, forty-, or even fifty-year-olds say things like, “I guess I have to start thinking of myself as an adult now.” Many emerging adults ages eighteen to twenty-three want to get married and have children eventually, but they […]

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Quick: Define “Christian”

OK, I’ll make a statement and you fill in the blank with the first words that come to mind: “You can’t be a Christian if you ____”. If every one of the thousands of people listening would email me with the first words that came to your mind—and I compiled them all into one “statement […]

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So you say you’re a Christian…

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Rob Bell: We’re moments away from the Church embracing gay marriage

Rob Bell and his wife, Kristen, are making headlines again, this time about gay marriage and the church.  Before we start, just a point to our emergent friends: When it comes to heretical teachers like Bell, we are NOT to “eat the meat and spit out the bones (advice found nowhere in Scripture), but instead […]

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ISIS beheads 21 Christian hostages – White House won’t call them Christians

ISIS has titled their video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped in Libya, “A MESSAGE SIGNED WITH BLOOD TO THE NATION OF THE CROSS.” Yet the White House refuses to call the victims Christians. Hmmm. And this after that National Prayer Breakfast debacle in which our president scolded Christians for […]

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On contending, confessing and compromise

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/On-contending-confessing-and-compromise.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:30 — 24.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS When people die in their rebellion against God, the Bible is very clear about their fate. But while it is still today, do we care enough to roll up our sleeves and content for the faith – even when […]

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Jesus Called Them Commandments, Mr. Noble

Perry Noble, pastor at South Carolina’s NewSpring Church, the largest Southern Baptist church in America (32,000 people during weekend services at multiple campuses across the state), is in trouble.  On Christmas Eve, Noble claimed that God spoke to him directly and commanded him to tell his congregation that the Ten Commandments aren’t commandments at all. […]

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Painful lessons for the church, part II

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The lost art of discernment

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Rob Bell gets his “OWN” TV show Dec. 21

OWN television has just announced the premiere of its new series titled, The Rob Bell Show. The same Rob Bell who challenges the truth of the Bible and continues to influence millions of fans around the world (having just returned from a national tour with New Agers Deepak Chopra and Oprah), despite his fall from […]

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Back to the basics: a conversation about the Emergent Church

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Back-to-the-basics-a-conversation-about-the-Emergent-Church-11-24-14.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:22 — 24.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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,” […]

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The price of contending

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Simon and Jude martyred; ms. circa 1455.

Jude, Peter, and why watchmen can’t be ignored

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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

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Discerning-error-isnt-popular-guest-Chris-Quintana-11-5-14.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:48 — 21.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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Truth: Reality Check

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Truth-Reality-Check-with-guest-Dave-Wager-11-4-14.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:11 — 21.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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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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