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City of Houston Demands Pastors Turn over Sermons

Yes, the MAYOR actually wants to inspect sermons. Read on: via Todd Starnes over at Fox News: The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could […]

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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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The changing landscape of the visible Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:05 — 18.1MB) If you took today’s visible modern church and put it next to the visible churches of 100 or 200 years ago, what differences would you see? What used to be the gathering or ekklesia of the saints to be equipped and to learn about […]

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Return to the Word

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:23 — 20.6MB) How is it that we as Christians have gotten so far off track when it comes to staying in the Word of God? You’ve heard us talk about the massive deception that has crept into the Church in many different ways when we focus […]

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Liberals Change Word Meanings With Intent To Deceive

  Almost anything is possible if one has the power to change the definition of words. Take for example the word truth. Once upon a time truth had a clear concise meaning.  Merriam-Webster’s dictionary (M-WD) defines truth as “the body of true statements and propositions. Truth is the ‘state of being the case.’”  In other […]

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True to His Word

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:15 — 21.3MB) There may be no perfect Church, as they say… but there is a perfect Saviour and there is a perfect Bible and any “Church” not devoted to Him and It do not belong to Christ.Today we looked at several headlines and answered questions from […]

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Germany constructs “House of One:” worlds first church-mosque-synagogue?

According to BBC News and several other major outlets, a Berlin prayer house is set to unite Jews, Muslims and Christians under one roof, for the purpose of worship: Berlin thinks it is making religious history as Muslims, Jews and Christians join hands to build a place where they can all worship. The House of […]

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An Open Letter to Pastors in Wisconsin

Last Friday, a federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s law defining marriage as solely one between a man and a woman.  Given a string of 15 consecutive decisions overturning the rights of states to define marriage based on the Word of God, and the 2013 decision of the US Supreme Court, it is apparent that homosexual […]

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Time to man-up?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:15 — 20.9MB) These days there seems to be a subtle message from the church to the man: “Sit back and relax – we’ll be the spiritual leaders for your family.”  The post-modern church takes the pressure off the man to spiritually lead his family. Recent polls show: […]

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Here’s your Willow Creek/Global Leadership Summit research

We’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails regarding our hard stance against the Willow Creek Association and the Global Leadership Summit spearheaded by Pastor Bill Hybels. Many church leaders are wondering why their congregants are knocking on the pastor’s door, wanting to know why their church is involved in such agenda-driven carnality. If […]

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Getting harder to stand firm for truth?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:43 — 20.7MB) Even the most vigilant watchman or woman can become discouraged by the massive pressure building in our nation and around the world to change the church. Some churches are still standing firm for truth, with leaders committed to protecting their flocks from the yeast. […]

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Destroy a Church in 4 Simple Steps

“I see dead churches. Preaching on Sundays like regular churches. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead.” Do you know of a once thriving church that has died? Why does this happen? Over at the Tim Challies blog, Tim lists four steps that lead to a church’s self-destruction: STEP 1: REJECT TRUTH […]

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What’s behind the curtain?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Today we will be playing some soundbites from gay activist Matthew Vines about his new book, “God and the Gay Christian.” Vines contends that pastors are very afraid of his biblical “proof” that gay marriage is okay. Could he be right about that fear? How […]

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Matthew Vines gives LGBT-affirming pastors their talking points

Emergent Leftist Tony Campolo is not the only one hoping traditional churches embrace this book. They want change, and they want it now. “But not yet,” as the sin-affirming leaders are fond of saying. First, they have to lay the groundwork so that those who still cling to the “homosexuality is a sin” belief will […]

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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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