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American Girl, or Mystical New Age Girl?

It’s a book series, it’s a collection of dolls, and it’s a video saga. Whatever you call American Girl, it’s a lucrative brand that comes with its own fan base and even shopping centers where girls from around the world find clothing, party themes and more.  Because it highlights iconic, “more innocent times” in American […]

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Candy Christianity: America’s Counterfeit Gospel

Our pews are full, but our heads are empty. Our spirits starve for truth. Perhaps these pews are full because our heads are empty, having been spoon-fed a gospel of convenience, ease and worldly accommodation. The hollow theology pouring forth from American pulpits today may have attracted quite a crowd, but for the most part […]

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The Frog, The Pot, and the Singularity

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Does it seem like a lot of insidious news headlines and movements are converging on us all at once?  It’s not your imagination; things are profoundly accelerating, just as Jesus said they would. It’s been happening slowly for a long time, just like that […]

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Will Christians be snookered by Shemitah?

  When I saw some recent headlines over at Charisma News like, Keeping the Shemitah Produces Supernatural Results, and, Why Jonathan Cahn’s Prophetic ‘Mystery of Shemitah’ Is Flying off the Shelves, I thought, “what is Shemitah, and why is Jonathan Cahn writing a new book about it?”  It wasn’t until this morning that I saw […]

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Return to the Word: A retreat to remember Him!

Do something different this Halloween: October 31 ~ November 2 How is it that we as Christians have gotten so far off track when it comes to staying in the Word of God? How can we help each other stand firm on biblical truth? Answer: We do that together! Dave Wager through Silver Birch Ranch […]

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“I’m sorry this has hurt you.” Gungor pulls out of Power of One

Bob Lenz, president of Life Promotions has announced that artist Michael Gungor has pulled out of the event, Power of One, a Christian youth training event in which the band Gungor was scheduled to perform October 8. Here is an excerpt from the statement posted on the Power of One site: I received word from […]

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Two words to help us trust, obey, and adore God.

How reliable is God? How sure are His promises? Does He ever have (or need) a Plan ‘B’? These are important questions to ask. How we answer them will greatly impact our approach to proclaiming the Gospel and applying the Great Commission, particularly in the dark and darkening culture in which our Lord has placed […]

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Where Has Our Nation Gone since 9/11?

Today we look back at 13 years ago, when Muslim terrorists murdered more than 3,000 Americans in the 9/11 attacks. A few thoughts on where we have come since that time: Churches reported an all time high in attendance the Sunday after 9/11. The following week saw attendance revert back below where it was before […]

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Even Satan believes the Apostle’s Creed

One of the biggest challenges we face as Christians these days is this: Which issues of our faith can we have respectful disagreements on and which should cause a break in fellowship? This is an issue that I think begs a lot of prayer and thought. There certainly is Biblical precedent and teaching to break […]

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Weaponized “Love”: The perversion of Christian love into a weapon of Christian persecution

Ever been called a big, bad meanie for sharing Truth publicly? Ever been called disruptive, divisive, unkind or unloving for taking a clear, public stand on a culturally controversial issue that’s addressed in detail within the pages of Scripture? Have you ever been pressured to be silent after speaking up in such a manner? Have you ever been persecuted […]

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UPDATED! prayer request for Caryl Matrisciana

UPDATE 9-16-14 Via Johanna Michaelsen: “I spoke this afternoon with Caryl Matrisciana. She is in terrible pain, but filled with faith and grateful to be alive. She told me how profoundly touched she has been by all the expressions of love and concern since word of her accident got out. Please do continue to intercede […]

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The Prosperity Priestess and the Pied Pieper of IHOP

More and more professing Christians are uniting with wolves in sheep’s clothing. Likewise, wolves and wolverines are joining forces with wolves from different wolf packs. The pack is growing. It’s getting stronger — and they’re cunning! False teachers now play a major role in the Christian community.

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Musician Gungor hires PR Agency to handle controversy

Lots of Christian celebrities are hiring public relations agencies these days, especially in times of trouble. Mark Driscoll did, Rick Warren did, and now Dove-award winning singer Michael Gungor has too. In fact Gungor has contracted with Frederick & Associates – the same company Saddleback Church has used – to “help with press” he is […]

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Where Liberal Christianity leads: “Jesus probably never existed”

There is a lot of talk these days about the truth of Scripture and how the Emergent Church movement has made pockmarks in the faiths of a whole generation. They deny Genesis and the creation account. They tell us that truth is really different for each of us. They tell us that doctrine and truth […]

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“We Are Not ABANDONED” The Culture Which Gave Rise to Mark Driscoll

Driscoll’s vast influence has impacted evangelicals all over the globe, and his subsequent misbehaviors that have come to public knowledge this past year are also far-reaching. In other words, there is considerable collateral damage and all of us are feeling its effects.

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Casting a vision or commandeering control?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:27 — 21.0MB) What is Vision Casting? Where does it come from? And is Vision Casting Biblical? There is a way that is biblical, as our guest explains. And unfortunately, there is a broad way that a growing number of church leaders cast vision that is nowhere […]

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Christian Singer Michael Gungor Makes More Outrageous Claims

Not only does Michael Gungor deny the historical accuracy of the creation and Flood accounts—but he believes Jesus Christ was probably wrong, too! Or worse yet, that Christ might have just lied to the Jews about it. This is a sad place for a professing Christian to be in.

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Man arrested and charged for turning over book tables at Osteen’s church

A few days after Pastor Joel Osteen’s wife, Victoria, came out with this gobsmackingly apostate statement, a man at Lakewood Church was hogtied for going hog wild in the church bookstore – perhaps out of zeal…we don’t know.  Which begs the question: Would Jesus have been arrested for doing the same thing?  At least this […]

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The Low-Information Evangelical (LIE), Part 2

We have millions of believers who may have been saved decades ago, but are still acting like spiritual infants. They have not grown much, they have not progressed much in their walk with Christ, and their spiritual condition is rather anemic and shallow.
They have not become genuine disciples in other words, and they are still stranded in a spiritual infancy.

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Hurt, betrayal and spiritual abuse

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:44 — 20.7MB)  Have you ever been spiritually manipulated or abused by those in power? Many of you are carrying unimaginable hurts and betrayals from a place where none of that is supposed to happen: in a church. We will share your comments and questions during our […]

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