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Is your church “Tasting the Summit?”

To the modern Church: Get ready to taste a new blend of worldliness from your pulpits, as pastors and elders from your communities (including two of the biggest in our listening area), are teaming up to present a tasting of what’s to come at Willow Creek’s 2014 Global Leadership Summit. The problem is, most of […]

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Sad confession and an announcement from Calvary Church Ft. Lauderdale

The founder of the Calvary Church at Ft. Lauderdale, Senior Pastor Bob Coy, resigned yesterday, after confessing to adultery, church leaders announced at a special meeting to their 20,000 congregants. From the Calvary website: Bob Coy resigned as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately, after confessing to a moral failing in his […]

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Leadership: are we leaving Jesus out of it?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 20.8MB) Today we continue our look at Christian leadership models.  It’s something most pastors, elders and teachers need to consider: Leadership and the Kingdom of God. There are many different approaches. Church Growth, Bringing world leaders together to influence the church, getting more seats in chairs. […]

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Furtick to kids: Memorize THE CODE

Some pastors encourage Sunday school students to memorize Bible verses. But at Elevation Church, it’s all about The Code.  Pastor Steven Furtick wants ALL students to memorize not just one or two, but at least six (there are more) of the mandates of this church.  Mandates like No.4: “We Are United Under One Vision. Elevation […]

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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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God’s Letter to the Churches

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:14 — 21.3MB) Are the letters to the Churches in Revelation pertinent to the times we live in?  Or were they a specific warning to these churches for a specific time in history? A proper understanding of Biblical prophecy shows us that they are both—a warning to […]

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Tightening the Screws

Will we remain faithful no matter what the cost? Or seek compromise for the sake of popularity and worldly prosperity?

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A Look Back–A Look Ahead

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:34 — 20.7MB) Thursday on Stand Up For the Truth we take a look back at 2013 and forward to 2014, asking you to chime in on what you saw take place in 2013 that either encouraged or discouraged you—and what your major concerns are as we […]

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That "perfect" church?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:19 — 16.6MB) Today we are asking you our listeners about what should we expect of the church in our time.  Many of you have been looking for the perfect church, and while we don’t make recommendations we do want to at least start that discussion, as […]

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New publicity stunt puts pastor on a bucking horse

Why would a pastor ride a wild beast or zipline into a church service?  Is the pastor’s job not to preach the Word, in season and out, in order to feed the sheep and equip the saints to carry out the Great Commission?  Or is it to entertain the goats in order to get the […]

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Trappings of the Occult

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:11 — 20.9MB) In the next week, the thrills of one of the biggest money-making festivities in America will turn our attention to witches and goblins, ghosts and zombies. But don’t kid yourself about Halloween being the only time we seem to be obsessed with death, magic […]

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A much-ignored doctrine: Church Discipline

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:31 — 20.6MB) When is the last time you heard the words, “Church Discipline,” or heard of anybody going through that process?  Church discipline is actually a necessary and crucial doctrine set up in the Bible, from the earliest days of God’s covenant with Abraham to the […]

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Emergent, convergent apathy in the church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:39 — 11.8MB) Why does it seem that local church leaders rarely get behind a Christian event unless it is either their idea, or at their church? I am seeing a tremendous apathy within Christianity, and it is a symptom of a major illness sweeping through local […]

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Hath God Said?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:10 — 11.7MB) Should a choir director at a public high school be forced to take Christ out of the Christmas music his students perform?  That is the topic of a huge debate in Wausau, Wisconsin, where last night there was an emotional public hearing. A little […]

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Atonement scoffing spreads like rancid yeast

The growing move among the progressive Christians away from Jesus’ atoning work on the cross was a spark initially ignited by Brian McLaren a few years ago, and more recently promoted by Tony Jones and others. As you can see from the link to this article, this blasphemous idea is a quickly spreading leaven that […]

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Emergent pastor says Church Sucks – too much sin

At first I thought this was a parody. Sadly, it is true. During his service on Sunday, a pastor who told his congregation, “don’t get your panties in a bunch,” over a profane story, also thinks churches should not focus on sin. Notice the verbiage he uses in the following interview. Can you spot the […]

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A darkness sweeping

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 11.9MB) Today,we’re checking in with national security expert Ryan Mauro about the latest in the Middle East.  Ryan is founder of The Clarion Project.org, WorldThreats.com, and RadicalIslam.org. and an intelligence analyst with the Asymmetric Warfare and Intelligence Center. Ryan has done extensive research for the Reform Party of Syria, a group dedicated […]

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Roots of the "Church Growth Movement"

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:33 — 12.0MB) In the early days of the church, Christians gathered to equip one another to do that, and the purpose of the church became about praying with one another, worshiping God, breaking bread and learning from the apostles teachings about Jesus. Our Lord instructed us […]

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Mainline Narcissism in the Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:18 — 11.7MB) Today we’re going to talk about Me.  It’ll come as no surprise to some of you that one of the biggest infections seeping through the visible Church today is narcissism. Here’s a warning sign: In a narcissistic church culture, the Truth is not welcome. […]

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Insidious.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:13 — 12.0MB) Today we are talking about some things that aren’t comfortable to talk about. In fact we do that just about every day on Stand Up For The Truth. But today’s news headlines and some of the trending “cool” things happening in the visible church […]

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