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Lines are drawn. Which side are you on?

It has been an interesting week to say the least. The co-founder of Red Letter Christians, Tony Campolo, has finally come out and publicly acknowledged what many of us suspected for a long time—his full time endorsement for LGBT inclusion and acceptance within Biblical Christianity. And a worship leader at Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek Church […]

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Progressive Christianity

Today we are looking at Progressive Christianity. It is an incredibly dangerous movement, and quite frankly, it is the yeast that has taken the Church away from the truth and toward a more tolerant, sin-affirming direction that is muddied with mushy theology. How can you tell if it has seeped into your church? And if […]

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The so-called “Family Values” Christians

(“Pitiable Capitulating Pro-Family Leaders, Part II”) Before the term pro-family was hijacked by liberals (evangelical was also hijacked) supporters were largely made up from conservative Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mennonites, Mormons, Muslims, and Jews, naming just a few.  For the sake of the country, religious conservatives agreed to set aside their differences and pull together a […]

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Sharing truth and holding opinions lightly

As the famous 1980s theologians 38 Special sang, “Hold on loosely, but don’t let go.” It’s not easy sharing the Truth of God’s Word in a world that doesn’t want to hear it. It’s even harder sharing truth with those who have a religion but not an understanding.  We know that the Bible is God’s […]

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Painful lessons for states and churches

“Gender is not assigned at birth, it is recognized at birth,” says our guest today.  School boards in state after state in our union are making decisions about transgender policies that are based on a lie: That we can choose whichever gender we like, regardless of who God created us to be.  Thirty-three states now […]

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Back to the basics: a conversation about the Emergent Church

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,” why are more and more churches climbing on board the neo-emergent bus?  Why are youth-targeted conferences […]

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Church shopping? 35 Key Questions to Ask the Church

I originally posted this late last year, but we’ve had some many requests from people who are looking for a new church home that I’m re-posting to bump it higher: If you are looking for a new church, you need to ask some very important questions of church leadership before you become a member. Here […]

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The Neo Emergents: Are you following this new mixed breed?

Brian McLaren, Dan Kimball, Leonard Sweet, Rob Bell – all Emergent leaders who’ve moved into more of a “coach” position. Who are the New Emergent Leaders today? Lots of names you may not have heard of. Leadership Network (the original Druckerite emergent machine), is hooked up with a number of the Next Gen emergent leaders. […]

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The leadership lingo of the post-modern church must be reformed

I get the Catalyst newsletters and email alerts, so that I can keep an eye on what the world’s premiere Emergent Church conference series is up to. Because how our next generation of Christians is being trained in this realm is extremely important to me, and I think it should be to you, too. When […]

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What are the real roots of the Emergent Church movement?

Glad you asked.  Post-modernism tells us that we can’t know absolute truth; that what is true for you may not be true for me, as I’ve experienced a different spirituality than you have.  This dangerous movement has ensnared so many of us, that we need to do something about it.  How can we help our […]

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Who is Peter Drucker, and what did he do with our church?

The Post-Modern church is shaped around what has become the “business” of doing Church. The focus is on growing the numbers, defining the brand and making the customers happy, rather than focusing on feeding the sheep or equipping the saints to bring the Good News of the Gospel to those who don’t know Him. Stand […]

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So goes Europe, so goes the Church?

Many people believe that Christianity in European countries is often a “preview” of what will be coming to America. We certainly saw the roots of post-modernity, which eventually spawned the Emergent Church movement, birthed in seminary teachings in Germany more than 60 years ago. But what’s happening now in European churches – many a blend […]

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McLaren’s CANA Initiative marks new era for Neo Emergents

Remember back in May when Emergent Guru Brian McLaren asked for financial support in huge amounts to build a new progressive organization that would carry the Emergent Movement into a new era? That era is apparently here and converging in a new initiative called CANA Initiative, pulling together a Who’s Who list of known false […]

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Hath God Said?

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 later on we are going to get an update from Julaine […]

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Unexpected journey

Today we’re taking a rare look into the journey of a wife, mom and daughter of Christ who has been behind the scenes in some of the most important research into post-modern trends impacting Christianity. Historian and researcher Sarah Leslie often shares on Stand Up For The Truth about to talk about some of the […]

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A darkness sweeping

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 to bringing democracy to that country. In 2005, he published his […]

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Re-Defining the Emergent Movement

Today we are taking a big-picture look at the Emergent Movement. Some people believe that this movement died out a few years ago, but that assumption could not be further from the truth. In fact, we’re seeing it re-emerge into something even more dangerous, and more palatable for mainline churches to accept. We’re going to […]

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Friendly fire: A "Matthew 18 Moment?"

Does “touch not my anointed” mean we shouldn’t question pastors, ministries or each other? What does Matthew 18 mean in context?  Those are some of the questions we’re asking today as we talk about the attacks launched against the biblical text and the Bride of Christ. We know that those attacks against God’s truth have […]

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A little leaven…

Today on the program, we’re looking at some news headlines through the lens of our faith. Why do we do that? Joining us in the first half is our guest, Scott Alan Buss. http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SUFT_8-23-13.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:00 — 12.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Emerging towards convergence

“After emergence comes emersion.” —Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man (Harper, 1965), p. 309. This excellent article by Sarah H. Leslie will give you the basis for what the Emergent Church is doing today, especially in light of where Emergent guru Brian McLaren has told his funders he is taking them (See: Donation plea: […]

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