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McLaren and others teach us to reimagine Jesus

“Do you ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left?”  Let me guess: Progressives to the rescue? This is a question posed in Saving Jesus Redux, a new video series brought to you by Brian McLaren and other voices. It’s a 12-session small group DVD that […]

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Can we reclaim the Church?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:16 — 12.0MB) These days it seems we are allowing politics and the culture wars to define who we as Christians are.  In fact, we seem to spend a lot of effort trying to reclaim these areas rather than proclaim Jesus.  Yes, we want to live in […]

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How to spot the "Emergent" trends in your church

You may have heard that the Emergent Church issue is a topic from yesteryear that we should now ignore. But those of us who study postmodernism understand that the Emergent Church is far from dead, and evolving by the week with each new book, conference and shift in paradigms.  Eric Barger from Take A Stand […]

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How wide is that merging gate?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:43 — 12.1MB) In Christianity, some of the movements we’ve been following are quickly shifting to new paradigms:  The New Age is now called New Spirituality; the Emergent Church is now called the Merging Church. If you haven’t been paying attention, you’ll want to tune in!  Today […]

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Brian McLaren crossed the road…

Post-modern liberalism in the Body of Christ is what gives the Emergent Church theology its wings. It helps you toss along the waves of uncertainty; question what God said is Truth.  A few weeks ago we reported the many ways in which the Church is emerging into a New kind of Spirituality, one that brings […]

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Exploring a new kind of Christianity

Think the Emergent Church is dead?  Think again; it is re-packaged, alive and well.   Here in our homestate of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Council of Churches is promoting a statewide forum up in Door County lead by Brian McLaren, the face of the Emergent Church movement.  It’ll cost you $275 to find out what’s next on the […]

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Emergence Christianity: A National Gathering!

And here you thought the Emergent Church died.  But no, apparently the EC is alive and well, thanks to Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt and New-Ager Phyllis Tickle. Tickle beleives that throughout history, the Christian Church evolves every 500 years or so, and we are ripe for another paradigm shift. The ecumenical event will be held […]

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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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Is the Church submerging?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) The Bible warns us about a great delusion that will take place prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself wants to warn us so that we will be prepared, and said that many of us will fall away.  Is that delusion already underway in […]

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Disjointed apostasy movements? I don't think so…

The greatest military leaders are ones who can see beyond the current battle conditions and take a strategic look at what the enemy is up to.  They understand that deception is a big part of warfare and that enemies often try to lull their opponents into a false sense of security as they lay a […]

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Spiritual formation and neo-Gnosticism lead believers down shakey path

Aren’t spiritual practices a good thing? After all, prayer, Bible study and other habits will help us grow in Christ, right?  The following article (as well as others we’ve shared on Stand Up For The Truth), takes a hard look at the core of what Spiritual Formation is about and it’s historical roots. The Emerging […]

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Safety recall for those exposed to emergent books, DVDs. etc

When bad spinach or broken brake lines harm consumers, a swift recall alert is issued to ensure no one else suffers from flawed or infected products.  So shouldn’t the same standard apply to products that harm us spiritually–perhaps even eternally?   Our guest today, Pirate Christian Radio’s Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith issued a […]

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Collectivism in the Church: How did we get here?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:53 — 11.9MB) There is an entire culture, complete with its own language, shaped around what has become the “business” of doing Church. 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 […]

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A God of judgement?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Imagine a society where the police always caught the criminals. But after catching them, the justice system lets them go every time, with no punishment or consequences. What that be a just society? Today we’re looking at Scriptures in the Bible that talk about God’s perfect justice. […]

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The world watches Wisconsin's cultural and political war

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) What does it mean to be a loving disciple of Jesus Christ today? A lot of Christians have incorporated the doctrine of political correctness into the way the Church is represented to the world. Political correctness has been taught as Truth in public schools for more than […]

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Christian Occultists: How to break the bondage and find freedom

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) If the end days are truly upon us, then many false Christs and false prophets and false miracles are surely increasing as the Messiah’s second coming draws closer. Do you cling to obedience to Him, or are you fearing the spiritual warfare? Is it enough to simply […]

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True or False? How to discern if a prophet is for real

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.0MB) Today we have more Christian conferences, sermons and books available than ever before in our history. And as we’ve discussed on Stand Up For The Truth, there seems to be an explosion of false teachings and prophets. Some are blatantly obvious, and some are so subtle that […]

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The incredible — and prophetic — wonders of technology

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.7MB) If innovation in technology fascinates you, today’s show will be a real eye-opener. God gave His human creations an incredible intellect, and we’re now seeing some of the most amazing advances in medicine, computer science, biology, nanotechnology, aerospace engineering, biometrics, robotics and other technologies like never before.  […]

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Is The Church being Lulled To Sleep?

  As I study this growing movement of Universalism and how it is infecting the Christian Church in America, there are a couple subtle, but important distinctions we must understand when confronting this movement of apostasy. First, the character and nature of God.  Universalists will often state that “God is love.”  Well, that is accurate, […]

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Our New year's Resolution as Christians

Well another year, 2011, is almost in the books.  Many will be taking some time to make new year’s resolutions—lose some weight, spend more time with the family, maybe give up some nasty habit—and sadly, most will fail.  Because years of bad habits are difficult to erase with a simple resolution—it takes dedication and hard […]

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