Tag: emergent church*

Electing Leaders

In a little more than six weeks Americans will elect a new President to lead our nation for the next four years. One thing we do know is that elections have consequences. Robert Meyer of Renew America has written a thought provoking commentary on ways Christians should view this or any election and he joins us to share his thoughts. Also, Tony Campolo has five reasons why he does not consider himself an “Evangelical Christian.”

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Just Reading the Bible is not Enough

James 1:22 instructs Christians to ‘be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.’ How do we go beyond simply reading to understanding and application? Pastor Randy White joins us to discuss how we can study the Bible and allow its wisdom to lead us to understand and live out its truth on a daily basis.

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A Glimpse at the Future of “American” Christianity

We are often reminded there is a huge difference between Biblical Christianity and American Christianity. The church today hardly resembles Acts 2 and the early church to whom Paul wrote letters of instruction. This morning we give you a glimpse of where American Christianity may be headed as it continues to model itself after Humanist thought and allow itself to fall under the influence of secular government. We look at the government of Sweden–one of those socialist utopias progressives often point to–that has effectively neutralized true Christianity.

First, we are joined by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Views and Understanding the Times Radio to discuss the disturbing trends we see in America and the church.

Also, have you heard about this recent story in which a federal government agency is threatening to fire a Christian employee of 14 years for declining to watch an LGBT “diversity and inclusivity” training video?

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The ‘Church’ Infecting Christianity: Where Did the Emergent Church ‘Emerge’ From?

Liberalism, humanism, and secularism are growing cancers in both church and culture so let’s not ignore the causes. Let’s get out of our comfort zones and take a stand for Christ. The spiritual battle rages all around us and the enemy is on our doorstep. Satan has been at work at a church near you spreading his deceptions. The good news is that we are on to his schemes…

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Are You Prepared for Battle?

Make no mistake: If you are a serious, committed Christian, you are in a war! The eternal souls of millions is at stake and this battle allows for no neutral parties or oblivious bystanders. You are either actively engaged in this spiritual effort or you give aid and comfort to the enemy by standing on the side in silence and not intervening.

The weapons of our warfare are not those of the world. Yet the weapons we wield are powerful to overcome the darkness and lead people to the light of Jesus Christ. But weapons can be ineffective or even useless unless we are well equipped, trained to handle them skillfully.

Eric Barger joins us this morning to discuss his book on spiritual warfare, Disarming the Powers of Darkness.

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Understanding Proper Context

For I know the plans that I have for you…

We know the Bible is the inspired Word of God, eternal truth and sufficient in all matters. But we can easily fall into a trap of taking a single verse out of context and building bad theology and belief systems around a single verse instead of understanding and applying it in correct context. Do we take the time to understand these verses and Scripture as a whole in context as we read and study?

Pastor Randy White joins us this morning to discuss how we can get in trouble when we misunderstand or misapply scripture out of context.

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The Continuing March to Globalism

The Bible is clear on what lies ahead: more people and nations will be gathering in defiance to God and His Word. And for centuries every generation has wondered if theirs would be the one to see the return of the Lord. World events are coming together at breakneck speed.

So what is different about the times we live in? Are there unmistakable signs of the times that the world is about to unite in rebellion against God, ultimately leading to the return of Jesus Christ? Jesus said we would not know the exact day of His return, but that we could discern the season of it by observing carefully.

Joining us this morning is a man who has studied globalism and has written extensively about the coming one world government and religion–Gary Kah.

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Just What Will it Take?

Lies prevail over truth. Today we look at some interesting comments by Pope Francis defending Islam, along with the ISIS response to his remarks. We also check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action to continue our discussion about the rights and responsibilities of Christian churches and leaders to speak up and become engaged in the battle for souls. Just what will it take for us to recognize we are in a spiritual war where lies are currently prevailing over the truth in our culture?

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Is Religious Freedom on Life Support in the U.S.?

If you are a Progressive Socialist you probably feel pretty good about the direction of our nation. The government is growing in power and getting involved in every detail of our lives. People can use whichever bathroom they want corresponding with the gender they feel like (identify with) on a particular day. Marriage has now taken on a human definition as opposed to God’s definition. And big brother is growing in power and influence and will soon provide for every ‘want’ from cradle to grave. Heck, pretty soon we’ll all be able to just walk around chasing Pokemon and just check our mail box for our monthly check from the government!

If you are a bible-believing, truth proclaiming Christ follower, you realize much of what we are seeing today was foretold in the Word of God thousands of years ago. So the question for us is how do we fight for morality and religious freedom while preparing for what might lie ahead? Are we ready to acknowledge we may lose the battle for religious freedoms in our nation?

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Wisconsin Again: Election Recounts, Bible Studies, and Media Bias

It’s interesting how Wisconsin keeps coming up in the battles for political power. Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council shares her thoughts on the matter and the process of this voter recount. What are the possibilities involving the numbers of votes in WI, MI, and PA, and how could this affect the presidential election? What do Democrats stand to gain?

Aside from corruption or fraudulent practices, it’s a long shot at best to somehow find enough votes or mistakes that would actually swing the results in favor of Hillary Clinton. Talk about drama.

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Bible Prophecy Lacking in American Churches

Most Biblical scholars believe that more than one quarter of the Bible contains prophetic teachings–yet the subject of prophecy is largely ignored in many churches these days. Our guest this morning believes we are living in the most prophetic times since the first coming of Jesus Christ. But are most Christians aware of the prophecies, particularly regarding Israel. being fulfilled in our times–or do they even care?

Author and Pastor Carl Gallups joins us to discuss his new book, When the Lion Roars and shares why he believes the study of biblical prophecy is crucial for Christians.

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