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Christian Men and Biblical Leadership

“I’m just not a leader.”  Men, how many times have we cowered behind that false statement?  How many times have we sat back and allowed others to lead our families and children?  The truth is God has ordained Christian men to be spiritual leaders in their families and in the church. Today more than ever […]

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Church Leaders: Time To Lock and Load?

Christians are called to be people of peace. But does that mean we should sit back and not defend those we love? < img src="http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-d9XxhfbZ3mYSM.gif" border="0" height="1" width="1" alt="Quantcast"/>< /div> There’s no doubt Christianity is facing headwinds in America these days – just look at the case of the Kentucky clerk ordered by Judge David […]

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Serving as God Desires–Or as We Desire?

When we were young children every boy wanted to be the Quarterback of the football team or the superhero; every young girl wanted to be the Princess or Queen. We all aspired to become someone great that the world would look up to and admire. But as members of the Body of Christ we are […]

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Politics and Christianity

Every four years Americans are given a choice between several political candidates to choose from as our next President.  And of course every one of them promises to “make America great again”.  As Christians we are, of course, to follow Jesus Christ.  Unfortunately, He is not on the ballot.  So how do we balance the […]

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The Great Commission

Eating a Slice of Humble Pie

Yesterday I had an opportunity to spend 3 hours with a local pastor and get an insight into some of the difficult work some of our Pastors do that often goes unnoticed. Years earlier this pastor faced a very tough personal economic situation where he and his family weren’t sure how they were going to […]

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Maintaining Order in a World of Chaos

  Just when you think this fallen world couldn’t get any more twisted or evil, the morning headlines greet us and the world again testifies to the depravity of man and the need for Jesus Christ.  An insecure former TV star spends millions on a sex change operation, and receives an award for “courage” by […]

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Facebook is helping users - colorize their profile pictures to celebrate Gay Pride. Many professed Christians are joining in.

Is the Visible Church Surrendering on the Homosexual Issue?

Fresh off the SCOTUS ruling legalizing homosexual marriage, activists are pressing their advantage and seeking to silence anyone who disapproves of an act that the Bible clearly calls sinful.  Businesses are being threatened, and churches and Christian ministries are being warned that any public statements disapproving of homosexual marriage will be costly.  The battle for […]

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Biblical or Human Church Growth?

Today’s Episode: Subscribe (RSS | iTunes) Having trouble with this podcast? Click Here for tips. We are 100% Listener supported. Donate now! Want our news delivered? Get our WEEKLY WATCHMAN digest, published and sent to you every Friday! Bigger is better, right?  The Church Growth Movement has captured the fancy of Christian leaders and members […]

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He Who Has an Ear

The Founding Fathers of this nation realized the dangers of a powerful federal government. From the establishment of the Constitution to the Bill of Rights to the insistence on States’ Rights, our founders realized that centralized power was an open door for corruption and tyranny. They knew that sinful men could not be trusted to […]

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The Last Supper

When the church does church

Acts 2:42 describes what the church did when the church did church. How are we doing with that? Scott Alan Buss joins us today to discuss. Today’s Episode: Subscribe (RSS | iTunes) Having trouble with this podcast? Click Here for tips. We are 100% Listener supported. Donate now! Want our news delivered? Get our WEEKLY […]

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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

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 and worship God together has now become a building where we […]

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Return to the Word

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 on movements, trends and even on ourselves. But today we’re going […]

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