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The Dan Barker Interview: Mike’s Thoughts

It was a robust but respectful discussion on air with Dan Barker for the Freedom From Religion Foundation this morning.  If you missed it and would like to hear it, click here.) I wanted to share my initial thoughts in hopes we can learn from the discussion: First, notice how Mr. Barker came out swinging calling […]

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Progressive faith rises, denominational loyalty falters

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:06 — 12.2MB) Are you loyal to your denomination? A little later today we’re going to talk about a new report out on religion in the United States, and look at why a record number of Americans now say they profess no religious affiliation at all. Is […]

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Sorry, Christians. Morality doesn’t work!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:45 — 11.9MB) What is the difference between ethics and morals? Can you teach these two concepts without God?   Today we’re learning why these two terms matter to Christians. The word ethics comes from ethos, which means “animal stall.” Morals comes from mores, which means “shifting.” […]

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America at a crossroads

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) Is our nation coming under God’s judgement?  World and national events seem to indicate that we’re in for some changes politically, economically, socially and religiously.  No one has more expertise than our guest, Gary Kah, about how our governments, economy, education and religions are coming together in […]

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One-World Goverment and One-World Religion

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) No one has more expertise than our guest, Gary Kah, about how our governments, economy, education and religions are coming together in a one world, one religion organization. Gary is the former Europe & Middle East Trade Specialist for the Indiana state government. While in that position […]

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Bin Laden Stands Before God

Osama Bin Laden is dead.  After nearly 10 years and the most costly manhunt in human history, the perpetrator of the mass killing of 9/11 has been sent to the grave.  He stands before the one true God, awaiting his eternal fate.  Today, many Americans feel some vindication—that justice has triumphed. As I watched the […]

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Which Cross Are You Carrying?

One week ago today, we were focused on the death of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior on the cross.  We were reminded of the painful torture and death he willingly experienced for us to take away our sin and bring us freedom from the bondage of sin.  Has the memory of what He did […]

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Are We Really Standing Up For the Truth?

Recently my quiet time of prayer to God has centered a great deal around one particular passage.  In Romans 8:28 Paul writes “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called to His special purpose.” As we research and discuss important and sometimes […]

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Questioning God's Nature

In Mark Chapter 13, Jesus warns us of the great deception that will occur before His return.  In verse 22 Jesus states: “For false christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect—if that were possible.” Stop and really let that sink in for a moment.  Signs and wonders […]

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Afraid? Or excited?

I confess that when I first became a Christian all the talk of a conspiracy working toward a one world government or religion seemed a bit far fetched to me.  I always thought people who wrote about these subjects seemed just a tad on the paranoid side.  But as I immersed myself in the prophetic […]

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Did Anything Really Change Yesterday?

Did anything really change within us yesterday as Christians?  Or was yesterday the latest in a series of annual feel good days where the troubles and temptations of this world take a one day vacation, only to return in full force as we head back to work? When Islamic terrorists flew planes into The Twin […]

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Will This Weekend Change Anything For You?

In a few hours, many of us will head to church.  There we will commemorate the death and crucifixion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.  We will think about the terrible price He willingly paid so our sins could be forgiven and we might come in to a relationship with God.  For many, it will […]

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Watchman or Pharisee?

Earlier this week Warren Smith shared his concerns for New Age teachings he believes are infiltrating the minds and hearts of many Americans and some Christians.  When he discussed Rick Warren we knew there would be some strong reactions.  And I want to sincerely thank Chad for sharing his thought with us on the subject […]

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Who Are We Following?

Tough and challenging discussion on air today.  None of us wants to believe dangerous false teachings are creeping into the church.  But the reality is, Christianity in the United States is under a full frontal, comprehensive attack.  New Age Spirituality is being presented in teachings of the Emergent Church and social justice movements.  Even well […]

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Christian Reaction to the Budget

The very future of our nation hangs in the balance these next couple weeks.  Democrats and Republicans in Washington DC face the most critical decisions they will ever face as leaders.  Does our nation continue a path of reckless spending that will lead us to bankruptcy?  Or do they find the courage to put aside […]

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The State of the Church in America

Today we discussed defending the truth of God and His Word.  Yesterday we discussed Christian leadership; and recently we shared some alarming statistics that claim only one third of self-professed born again Christians believe the bible is the absolute truth of God.  Put all these together and it paints an interesting, but alarming picture of […]

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Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

Lead; follow; or get out of the way.  This was a popular slogan in 1775 as Americans gathered the courage to seek independence and become a nation.  A people caught a vision and made history, starting the greatest nation in the history of the world. I think Jesus’ message today would be similar—lead, follow or […]

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Courage and Real Love

Have you ever been in a church where the issue and threat of Islam was discussed?  Well I haven’t, and I am left wondering why that is. Islam is a rapidly growing religion and is attracting many youth, even here in the United States.  It teaches worship of a false god and is a real […]

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Compromising our Christian Faith?

We talk a lot about Islam on Stand Up For the Truth.  And we do this for a couple reasons which I would like to share.  First we discuss it because Islam is a real threat to Christianity.  Islam is both a religion and a philosophy of government and these two components cannot be divided.  […]

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No Compromises

Image via Wikipedia In Matthew 24, Jesus gives us a chilling look at the final days before His return.  In verse 10 He states:  “At that time many will fall away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.”  There can be no […]

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