Tag Archives: Pastor
Caryl Matrisciana at the Prophecy Conference at Calvary Chapel Appleton last September.

A sister and a soldier: Update on Caryl Matrisciana

An update on our friend, Caryl Matrisciana: I spoke with her a few nights ago, and she has encouraged me to share her latest newsletter released this morning to update everyone on her battle with cancer. I don’t want you to miss two words in that last sentence: She encouraged me.  That’s the kind of […]

7 Comments Continue Reading →
head in the sand free photo

Nothing to see here?

There is so much to pray about today.When the government and military combine forces on a global scale, you’ve got the beginning of the end. And what are we doing about it? Today we covered: He who has an ear (Mike’s Thoughts) Hebrew Roots founder Jim Staley admits defrauding elderly investors Jesus Calling” Book Sales […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
Weeds

A strong exhortation to stay the course

We know that we most assuredly are in a time of the great falling away that Jesus spoke of. We are seeing a huge increase in false teachings and false teachers infiltrating even ministries and churches that have been solid contenders for truth. We know what the Bible says about grievous wolves, and how we […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →
David Hocking (website)

Why stand with Israel? An interview with David Hocking

On this day of the Jewish festival of Purim, we’re going to talk about Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to congress yesterday, and reaction. Why should America support and stand with Israel?  Many reasons: Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, which is reason alone to stand with her. She has been […]

9 Comments Continue Reading →
Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 10.45.46 AM

Painful lessons for the church, part II

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 out yesterday’s program here. “We Are Not ABANDONED” The Culture Which […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
picking and choosing

Pickin’-and-choosin

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 understand that Jesus is not a groovy guy who came to […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →
Marriage pledge

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, […]

10 Comments Continue Reading →
Tony Blair

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 […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →
Mark Driscoll

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 […]

11 Comments Continue Reading →
Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 8.39.09 AM

Will American Christians wake up?

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 sermons of several pastors. (See Dr. White’s article, Attention Mayor Parker: […]

7 Comments Continue Reading →
Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 8.39.07 AM

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 […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →
leap

A Leap in Leadership: Pastor Mike Abendroth

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 has to be a leader. What does it take to be […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →
soft

A kinder, gentler Gospel?

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) The late, great planet “church” (standupforthetruth.com) Pressure to conform: One pastor’s […]

15 Comments Continue Reading →
Screen shot 2014-07-31 at 3.53.04 PM

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. […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Their_First_Quarrel,_Gibson.jpg

To divide, or not to.

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 Church in Massachusetts, and is the founder and one of the […]

14 Comments Continue Reading →
A Clown.

Clowning around with Christ?

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” which debuts next week about a Jesus that curses like a […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
darker

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

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 the latest Emergent conference circuit.  Pastor Abendroth serves as pastor of […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →
Screen shot 2014-06-18 at 8.50.35 AM

The late, great planet “church”

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 we’re all seeing, and what if anything we can do as […]

4 Comments Continue Reading →
carlos the fish

Southern Baptists and the big question

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 stroke of her pen. One group that has been in the […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →
butterfly

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

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 has a strong foothold in a growing number of modern churches? […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →