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When To Say "Not On My Watch!"

We are called by Jesus to be light and salt to the world.  Yet we are told to not be of the world.  Jesus went to Matthew’s house for dinner, knowing thieves and prostitutes would be there.   In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul says “…I have become all things to all men so that by all […]

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When greening up the church becomes an agenda

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.5MB) There is a universal movement to elevate God’s earth to an object of worship. We want to be good stewards of the Earth, but some believe there’s a fine line between stewardship and a worship of environmentalism.  Our guest, Dr. Cal Beisner has developed a ministry around “Resisting the […]

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The Need For Apologetics

A very interesting discussion has been taking place at stand up for the truth dot com and on our facebook regarding the role of apologetics in our Christian faith.  Some think it is crucial we be excellent apologetics for our faith while others basically think it is meaningless, because it is casting pearls before swine.  […]

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Contemplative prayer: Is it biblical?

Contemplative prayer, also called Centering Prayer or Listening Prayer, has been advocated and taught by Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, and Basil Pennington, as well as by  Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Rick Warren and a host of others.  There is no one authority on this method, nor is there necessarily a consistent teaching on it, though […]

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Sharing Jesus: What's in your message?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.1MB) Family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and strangers; they have questions about Christianity, and you want to share the reason for the hope that you have in Jesus. How do you share your faith and defend your beliefs with the different people in your life?  Our special guest Robert […]

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Apologetics: Playing it safe isn't working

Biblical apologetics, giving a defense and explanation of our Christian faith, seems to be a dying art these days.  A common argument from some Christians is “God doesn’t need me to defend Him.”  No, but God does want us to explain our faith so that others may come to know Him as the one true […]

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Agenda-driven Church?

As a Christian and disciple of Jesus Christ, I really want to believe the best about people.  I want to take people at their word and not be skeptical about lining up what they say and how they behave.  But these days, some skepticism is not only healthy—it is also crucial in discerning true believers […]

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Focusing the scope: a gut check

We love hearing feedback about the show, not because we want to be affirmed – although that is nice – but because we want to improve the show and make sure we are abiding by the vision and scope.   The format of the show is this: We share news and topics that affect our […]

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Holiness is what we need

Lately God has me spending a lot of time praying over a message in the Book of Hebrews, Chapters 5 and 6.  The author is chastising believers about their slow progress as followers of Jesus.  Starting in Hebrews 5:12, he says: “In fact though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone […]

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How "Replacement Theology" is changing the world

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Some Christian groups preach that the Church has replaced Israel as God’s chosen people. But Replacement Theology could not be further from what God’s Word actually says. Don’t miss our special guest Laurie Cardoza Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations(PJTN), a ministry forged to educate Christian […]

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Rejoice In Our Suffering

Hey, I admit it—we cover some news on this show that can get downright depressing sometimes.  Our country turning its back on God more each day; political leaders who seem to lack any principles or good judgment; so-called Christians looking to blend Islam and Christianity.  It could be easy to get down and depressed about […]

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Standing firm around the world

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Another jam-packed show today. First, what do you do when you learn that the Christian rock concert you’re attending features a false teacher as a keynote speaker? What if you’re the sponsor? That’s what happened over the weekend in northern Wisconsin, and we’ll share the challenges of […]

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Real Leaders Stand Up

You know, deception would be easy to spot if it wore a neon sign that said “False teachings here”.  Unfortunately, satan is far too clever for that.  Instead, as scripture says, he often appears as an angel of light—with words that sound good but lead to lies and destruction. Satan tempted Eve with what sounded […]

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An uncomplicated faith

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Juggling our hectic schedules, trying to squeeze in time for God and striving to do everything our own way…does this sound familiar? As Christians, we tend to make our lives and our faith overly complicated. Our guest today is Patrice Lewis, author of The Simplicity Primer. Patrice […]

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Are Both Feet in the Kingdom?

In Matthew 13:45, Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.  When he found one of great value, he sold everything he had and bought it.  Everything this merchant owned was worth that one pearl—so he gave it all up so he might have it. I’ve been thinking […]

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Is The Message Bible deceiving Christians?

Found this interesting post about The Message Bible. What is your experience with this popular translation? Does your local church use this? Check out the article: The Message Bible pointing to One World Religion The Message “Bible” is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds, deceiving readers and pointing them towards the new age and a […]

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On naming names: Does the local church get a pass?

People have asked us about why we take the stand that we do, and why we’re not pointing out to people which churches are bringing false teachings into the Body of Christ. How come it is okay to name names when it comes to people like Rob Bell, Rick Warren and others, but the local […]

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How are we connected to God?

Of the hundreds of emails I receive about Stand Up For the Truth, the most common question I get is this:  “What is the single greatest threat to the church these days?”  New Age; Chrislam; social justice; emergent church? Now I think these are all major threats to the Body of Christ.  But they are […]

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Syncretism and Politics in the Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Does anyone stand for anything absolute anymore? Today we talk with John McManus, president of the John Birch Society. John explains the difference between social conservatives and “neo-conservatives,” and how extremism on both the left and the right is steering Christians in a direction away from our […]

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Discerning and fruit: The question of Todd Bentley

These days we are bombarded by messages and invitations that entice us to climb on board with our prayers, support, our presence and our money. Just this week in our hometown in Northeastern Wisconsin, we’re being asked to look into a visiting Christian leader named Todd Bentley, and to warn listeners about some things in […]

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