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Sharing truth and holding opinions lightly

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Sharing-truth-and-holding-opinions-lightly.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:01 — 24.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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Painful lessons for states and churches

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Back to the basics: a conversation about the Emergent Church

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Back-to-the-basics-a-conversation-about-the-Emergent-Church-11-24-14.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:22 — 24.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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,” […]

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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?

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/The-Neo-Emergents-Are-you-following-this-new-mixed-breed-guest-Pastor-Randy-White-11-6-14.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:08 — 20.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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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?

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Who-is-Peter-Drucker-and-what-did-he-do-with-our-church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:38 — 20.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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So goes Europe, so goes the Church?

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/So-goes-Europe-so-goes-the-Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:58 — 11.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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McLaren’s CANA Initiative marks new era for Neo Emergents

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SUFT_10-30-13.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:29 — 20.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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Hath God Said?

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Hath-God-Said.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:10 — 11.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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Unexpected journey

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A darkness sweeping

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/A-darkness-sweeping.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 11.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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Re-Defining the Emergent Movement

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Friendly fire: A "Matthew 18 Moment?"

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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.

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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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Emergent Church finally shows its real intentions!

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Book Review: Crazy Love

Many of you have asked us about Francis Chan, and we know he sure seems like a nice person. When one examines the fruits or tests the spirit, it should never be based on a person’s good deeds (even our best deeds are rags to God), or their personality or humbleness. It all comes down […]

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Not in my church

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SUFT_4-12-13.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:25 — 12.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Understand that many will tell you the Emergent Church has all but died out. But as we’ve shared in show after show these past several months, it has re-emerged with newly-coached leaders and strong support from the secular liberal […]

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