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Sad news…

One of our dear comrades, Pastor Ken Silva, has passed away after a long illness. Ken died last night in his New Hampshire home. A veteran researcher and reporter, Ken founded Apprising Ministries as well as Christian Research Network, two foundational apologetics sites where he wrote about trends in the church. Ken loved the Lord […]

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Steven Furtick: His Past, Present, and Future, Part 2

A lot of folks have been wondering about pastor Seven Furtick of Elevation Church. The pastor is also an author of such books as Sun Stand Still (which many churches across the country have studied and shared as a congregation), and is very popular as a conference headliner. Last week we shared an excellent article […]

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Remember when a bunch of naked guys on bikes riding past a crowd of little girls was a bad thing?

Remember the good ol’ days when something like a parade of naked men on bikes riding by a bunch of little girls downtown in broad daylight, waving and smiling as they went along, would have resulted in either an arrest, a lynching, or some similarly appropriate beatdown? Such approaches to things like naked men riding […]

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Pastor: Don’t share Scripture with me (if my kids are gay)

An article by a pastor named John Pavlovitz has gone viral, and it is accomplishing its purpose: to let Christians know that it’s okay to be gay, in spite of any Scripture telling us otherwise. In fact, this pastor doesn’t want to hear any of you well-meaning Scripture-sharers, so don’t bother sending him email. “I […]

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The answer to the question:

This is the latest invitation to the premiere Emergent gathering of emergent leaders: Catalyst 2014.  The keynote speaker is Mark Batterson, author of the Circle Maker book that teaches us how to draw circles around our prayers and not move until God answers them (based on a mystic named Honi who does not appear in […]

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Enemy of the Statist: Christ-Centered Liberty vs. Man-Centered Tyranny

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole […]

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Steven Furtick: His Past, Present, and Future, Part 1

Below is Part 1 in a short series we will be sharing from our friends at Falsified Ministries about Steven Furtick. If you are a Furtick follower, or if you are one who has been able to see past the surface to realize there’s something seriously wrong, you will find this series very informative, or […]

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“The Holy Spirit Makes a Movie? I don’t think so . . .”

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about the new Holy Ghost film, featuring false signs & wonders preacher Bill Johnson. I haven’t seen it, and I won’t. Why would I want to give the makers of this film one red cent? So I’ll share a thoughtful blog from a writer who goes by the […]

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Christian Meditation: What’s Biblical and What’s Not

In Joshua 1:8 God said: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” So, what exactly did God have in mind when He told Joshua to meditate […]

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Seriously: Osteen’s new SiriusXM channel to tickle new ears

8.59 Million fans on Facebook and 50,000 packed into his megachurch is only the tip of the iceberg for Joel Osteen empire, which is about to beam its Name-it-Claim-it prosperity “gosepel” to satellite listeners everywhere on his new channel. Millions tune in from around the world each week to Osteens webcast. His big reach will […]

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Sin? We have a pill for that.

Sin’s Symptoms as “Disease” As Christians, we understand that things such as emotional pain, depression, and the like are often (though certainly not always) related to another term that we don’t hear much of in televised drug commercials or read about in prestigious journals of medicine: Sin. As Christians, we also understand that sin leads to […]

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Room at the Table?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:45 — 20.7MB) In a little while we will continue our discussion from yesterday about what a healthy church looks like. A lot of you have chimed in on a letter we shared yesterday about how different today’s modern church institution looks from the ekklasia it was […]

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What if my child has to take a class on evolution?

From our guest, Jay Seegert, over at Creation Education Center (and excellent resource!): What if my child has to take a class on evolution? I often have concerned parents approach me asking what they should do when their child has to take a class on evolution. I understand their concern, but my answer is frequently […]

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Openly Reject God’s First Commandment? YES! WE! CAN!

Imagine, if you will, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton (though not necessarily together – we don’t wanna be too fantastic here), John Kerry, Stuart Smalley, Joe Biden and Bill Maher all gathered ‘round the base of ol’ Mount Sinai as Moses brings down the following decree to man directly from the mind and hand of God: […]

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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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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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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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When “sheep” bite

This letter was sent to us today by an elder who asked to remain anonymous. It is reprinted with permission: Dear Mike and Amy, I was listening with great interest to your August 28th podcast regarding spiritual abuse in Churches. I would like to offer a perspective from the point of view of an elder […]

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Return to the Word

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:23 — 20.6MB) How is it that we as Christians have gotten so far off track when it comes to staying in the Word of God? You’ve heard us talk about the massive deception that has crept into the Church in many different ways when we focus […]

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