Tag Archives: Pastor

Painful lessons for the church, part II

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:24 — 23.5MB) Today we are continuing a conversation about The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill. What can we learn from the collapse of Mark Driscoll’s church? It is a cautionary tale that is coming into many churches through policies that are nowhere found in Scripture. Check […]

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Pickin’-and-choosin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:18 — 24.9MB) Pickin-and-choosin? There are a lot of things in Scripture that Christians don’t take seriously anymore. There are promises to Israel that aren’t for Christians, but we’re talking about some attributes of God from the Old Testament that describe who He is eternally. Do we […]

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Christian pastors: Let’s get out of the marriage business

Interesting news as we navigate the ever-changing church landscape in the homosexual marriage arena. Two pastors say they are so concerned about how the government is changing the definition of marriage, they have started a movement encouraging clergy to refuse to perform all civil marriages. Christopher Seitz and Ephraim Radner, Episcopal and Anglican pastors respectively, […]

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Tony Blair’s Strategy to Battle “Religious Extremism” starts with young

Tony Blair, an honorary speaker at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit a few years ago, says that his global interfaith organization wants to teach our next generation to think critically so they can learn to easily dismiss all forms of religious extremists.  Interestingly, Bible-believing Christians.  Lighthouse Trails files this report: Tony Blair Calls for “Comprehensive […]

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Pastor Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill

In an unexpected announcement, Mark Driscoll resigned late yesterday as pastor of Mars Hill Church, a congregation he founded 18 years ago. The Mars Hill board of overseers said that they were surprised to receive the letter, and said that Driscoll hadn’t committed any acts of “immorality, illegality or heresy.” The board did say their […]

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Will American Christians wake up?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:08 — 20.9MB) Lots of disturbing news coming out of the Great State of Texas. We’re checking in with Texas pastor Dr. Randy White of Randy White Ministries on everything from Ebola to the border issue and most importantly, the Houston mayor’s insistence that she inspect the […]

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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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A Leap in Leadership: Pastor Mike Abendroth

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:03 — 20.9MB) When we look at the problems in the world and especially those facing the modern Church, it has never been more important to be a serious student of the Word of God. Today we are looking at this idea in the church that everyone […]

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A kinder, gentler Gospel?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:44 — 21.1MB) We’re seeing the move away from biblical truth and doctrine in favor of a kinder, gentler gospel, which is really no Gospel at all. Joining Mike today is Pastor Chris Quintana, senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Cypress in California. Related articles Clowning around with Christ? (standupforthetruth.com) […]

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Why separating youth into groups might be the problem

If you are looking for a full-length feature film to watch this weekend, I’ve included it below. It’s called “DIVIDED,” and it features folks like Ken Ham and Pastor Voddie Baucham. Note to pastors, and in particular youth pastors: I shared this video today and it really touched a nerve with parents, grandparents and students. […]

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To divide, or not to.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:02 — 20.8MB) Today we asked our listeners, what issues divide Christians that shouldn’t? What issues are worth dividing over? We also posed that question to our guest today,  No Compromise Radio‘s Mike Abendroth, to get a pastor’s perspective.   Pastor Abendroth serves as pastor of Bethlehem Bible […]

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A Clown.

Clowning around with Christ?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:41 — 21.1MB) The Bible has a lot to say about scoffers and mockers in the last days. Later  you’ll hear about a new re-imagined “bible” titled “God is Disappointed In You,” which mocks God and Christians.  Also news of a new cable  television program called “Black Jesus” […]

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Out of the dark: Equipping the saints takes commitment to His Word

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:54 — 21.2MB) As the days grow darker in the ever-compromising post-Modern church, we need to discern right from almost right. Today we’re talking with No Compromise Radio‘s Pastor Mike Abendroth about equipping the saints to stand firm in their faith! Plus a look at who is speaking on […]

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The late, great planet “church”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:50 — 20.8MB) Today we are talking about the late, great planet “church,” which is no longer set apart and holy, but instead has moved toward entertainment-centered narcissism, just like the rest of the world.  We thought we’d talk with a pastor about some of the trends […]

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Southern Baptists and the big question

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:06 — 20.9MB) As a Christian, it is getting more difficult to tread water in what seems to be a riptide of confusion as the world gets murkier. This week I wrote AN OPEN LETTER TO PASTORS IN WISCONSIN, after a judge made gay marriage legal with the […]

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The modern church and Neo Paganism: an interview with Bob DeWaay

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:05 — 20.5MB) If you’ve never heard of terms like eco-feminism, panentheism or internconnectedness, you’ll want to take notes on what today’s guest has to say. If you guessed that these are pagan terms, you are correct. But did you know that this new kind of paganism […]

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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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Pastor turns church into “Fight Club”

Should congregants gather to see two pastors punch each other in the face?  Grab the popcorn, but no need to bring a Bible to this church.  There’s a whole lot of swinging, punching, kicking, sweating and swaggering, but not much mention of the Gospel here at FIGHT CHURCH. And not much in the way of […]

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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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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:08 — 21.7MB) Why do Christians have a hard time confessing and repenting these days? It seems more and more Christians -even leaders – have a hard time saying, “I’m sorry,” and making it right. It’s one of many topics that we want to cover today by […]

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