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Jars of Clay lead says of Christian upbringing: “I’m not that way now.”

I guess I don’t really expect musicians in Christian rock bands to be theological leaders. We follow them for their music, not their biblical literacy. Although at some point we do expect them to act like Christains, especially since they claim in their marketing to be one of us. So when Jars of Clay frontman […]

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Does your church have Doctrinal Distinctives?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:00 — 20.8MB) It’s not uncommon to see seeker-mergent churches post sound doctrinal statements of faith on their websites.  But what they teach behind these often cut-and-paste statements is anything but sound doctrine, and some churches that teach the worst prosperity/social/mystical yeast, will have the same faith statement […]

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Secretly bringing in destructive heresies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:24 — 21.0MB) 2 Peter 2:1-3 is a verse is weighing heavily on us today, as many more churches are now falling away. Many of you are struggling with whether to remain loyal amidst betrayal, or to try to be the change that is needed in your […]

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World Vision, Christian organization? Part II

I wrote about the controversy swirling around the so-called Christian organization World Vision here.  For those who are unaware of what occurred on March 24, WV announced that they had plans to hire “married” homosexuals. The backlash was fast and furious. Christian leaders, Roman Catholics, the pro-family movement and others in the faith community made […]

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A bigger view

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:59 — 20.8MB) Today we’re talking Israel, Easter, news of the day and whatever else is on your mind with Pastor Chris Quintana. Chris Quintana is senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Cypress in California. Chris has a love for Bible Prophecy and sees the modern church’s move away from historic Christianity […]

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Compromise or contention?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:50 — 20.4MB) When churches and faith-based organizations decide to allow compromise into their fold – whether it be condoning unrepentant sin, or linking hands with other religions or leaders of man-centered unbiblical movements, what are congregants, members, sponsors and supporters to do? Many of you have […]

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Is your church “Tasting the Summit?”

To the modern Church: Get ready to taste a new blend of worldliness from your pulpits, as pastors and elders from your communities (including two of the biggest in our listening area), are teaming up to present a tasting of what’s to come at Willow Creek’s 2014 Global Leadership Summit. The problem is, most of […]

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Homosexuality and building a Bridge of Hope

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:58 — 20.8MB) If you have loved ones struggling with same sex attraction or are in homosexual relationships, today’s Stand Up For The Truth is a must-hear! Our guest is Bridge of Hope Ministry‘s Ruth Christian, who once lived that lifestyle before Christ redeemed and transformed her! Most Christians want […]

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On not speaking Jesus’ name: This is what we’ve come to

Washington-based humanist group has petitioned the federal court to find county commissioners in Maryland in contempt and fine them $10,000 per prayer for continuing to allow prayers in Jesus’ name despite a court order. And the county commissioner believes this just isn’t right. And it isn’t.  She is willing to go to jail over this […]

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Benny Hinn announces Liberty University partnership; Liberty says “not so fast.”

Best known for his false “Miracle Crusades,” Word of Faith preacher Benny Hinn has announced that he is teaming up with Liberty University for ministry project that will “shake the foundations of hell.”  Posting a blaring headline: World Healing Fellowship & Liberty University Institute of Biblical Studies, Hinn announced: For some time now we have […]

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Two kinds of unity?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:19 — 21.0MB) We’ve been talking about unity on Stand Up For The Truth, and today we are going to explore that concept a bit and get your thoughts: What does the Bible have to say about true unity? Is there a false unity? And this question […]

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IHOP’s Scary “Presence” doctrine: Part 4

Want to get blessings? Double the blessings?  100 fold?  You can get them, but you have to work for them – according to Pastor Mike Bickle over at IHOP. He says the real power is in the last 2%. It all depends on where you aim. (I can practically hear the collective, “HUH???)  If you […]

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World Vision says “Nevermind!”

It’s confirmed. World Vision U.S.A. has reversed it’s decision to allow homosexual couples to serve in it’s ministry outreach leadership. So for all of the homosexual couples hoping to work for a Christian organization, you are out of luck for now. Why did this reversal come about?  Was it the outcry from a handful of […]

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Pastor’s Toolbox emphasizes big days for a specific purpose

But what is the big purpose? Should we leverage Big Days (Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day), so that churches can bring a message of the hope we have in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and life eternal with Him? Of course we should. After all, a lot of people go/get dragged to church […]

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World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages

The president of World Vision says hiring gay leaders is a”symbol of Christian ‘unity’ not ‘compromise.’” Christianity Today reports: World Vision’s American branch will no longer require its more than 1,100 employees to restrict their sexual activity to marriage between one man and one woman. Abstinence outside of marriage remains a rule. But a policy […]

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Mom says daughter’s teacher rejected essay citing Jesus as her hero

It’s not the first time this has happened. An elementary school in Tennessee rejected a similar assignment from a 10-year-old girl last year because it mentioned God. However, following a national outcry, school officials changed their minds and accepted the student’s assignment. Now it has happened in North Carolina. The teacher denies it; the mom is sticking […]

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Sin is at the heart of what is wrong in your life

No one has any right to believe that he is indeed a Christian unless he is humbly seeking to obey the teachings of the One whom he calls Lord. Christ once asked a question that can have no satisfying answer, “Why do you call me, `Lord, Lord,’  and do not do what I say?” –A. […]

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It all comes together

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 20.9MB) Today as we look at news headlines and the dismal way the visible church is falling away, we all know what Jesus said about the time clock. Even those who don’t know Christ as their Lord and Savior are aware that the world just […]

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Did Mark Driscoll Repent?

A lot of buzz around this week’s Open Letter from Mark Driscoll to his Mars Hill Church congregation. He apologized vaguely for some behaviors, and specifically for using an underhanded marketing ploy to cheat on books sales and buy his way (with his congregants’ tithes and offerings) to the New York Best Seller list. Here […]

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Hillsong’s surprising statement about “Allah”

Brace yourself. Brian Houston believes that Christians and Muslims serve the same God. Watch him say it yourself: Post by Stand Up For The Truth.

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