Tag Archives: Rick Warren

Leaving churches: The rise of the “Dones”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:38 — 24.1MB) Researchers from organizations like Pew Forum and Barna Research have come up with all sorts of names for our behavior and practices. We’ve heard of the “unchurched,” the “De-Churched,” and this past year we’ve heard the term, “the Nones,” the number of Americans who […]

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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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Religious unity at any cost?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:42 — 21.5MB) We’re learning more about the big convergence of 14 world religions – the latest hand-holding religious summit between Rome and evangelical, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh leaders, at the Vatican in Rome this week. On the Evangelical side, Megachurch pastor Rick Warren, Anglican bishop Dr. […]

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What do Rick Warren, Russell Moore, Muslims, Mormons and the Pope have in common?

Yes, traditional marriage is worth standing up for. But do we blend biblical Christianity with dark and blasphemous religious systems, joining hands for ANY cause? I am saddened to report the latest hand-holding gathering between Rome and evangelical, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh leaders. What does light have to do with darkness? Does anyone else see […]

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Seeker-Mergent and Asking the right questions

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:13 — 17.3MB) Today we’re covering an outrageous article from a Christian progressive site that claims we’ve had the Jesus, faith and the Bible taught to us wrong all along. It’s one of the latest lies from the enemy designed to doubt the truth of who God […]

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The dangers of dismissing “discernment ministries”

No one who works in a so-called “discernment ministry” likes the term, “discernment ministry.”  It’s a term that we’re stuck with, so we reluctantly use it to get the point across. In reality we all need to get our discernment by being a Berean; a student of the Bible, so that we know it well […]

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God’s judgement? Don’t worry; be happy

The visible church is increasingly avoiding the hard truth of John 3:16. Or more specifically, John 3:17-21: …whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness […]

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Defining moments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:01 — 20.4MB) Today we’re talking about love, marriage, why God put us here and why He didn’t. If you want to unleash the champion in you, there’s a new book out by Pastor Joel Osteen who will help you conquer anything – we’ll hear from him […]

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Musician Gungor hires PR Agency to handle controversy

Lots of Christian celebrities are hiring public relations agencies these days, especially in times of trouble. Mark Driscoll did, Rick Warren did, and now Dove-award winning singer Michael Gungor has too. In fact Gungor has contracted with Frederick & Associates – the same company Saddleback Church has used – to “help with press” he is […]

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Sharing the Gospel at work?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:36 — 20.3MB) Today we’re asking our listeners this question: Have you ever tried sharing the Hope you have in Jesus Christ with those you work with everyday?  Sharing the Gospel in the workplace is no easy matter in this age of political correctness and workplace guidelines […]

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The leadership lingo of the post-modern church must be reformed

I get the Catalyst newsletters and email alerts, so that I can keep an eye on what the world’s premiere Emergent Church conference series is up to. Because how our next generation of Christians is being trained in this realm is extremely important to me, and I think it should be to you, too. When […]

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Gaza Burns

Is God preparing the World for the Return of Jesus Christ?

Fewer and fewer churches seem interested or willing to teach Biblical prophecy—even though about 30% of the Bible deals with prophecy. There are a couple possible reasons for this: Pastors may be ignorant of the prophetic Word because they were never taught it They may not think it is important They may prefer their people […]

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Contending with Humility

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:45 — 4.3MB) I have been thinking and praying a lot about how things have gotten to where they are spiritually in America. There is no doubt we are rapidly becoming an apostate nation and “church”. When 55 million children are sacrificed to our personal god of […]

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THE ISLAMIZING OF AMERICA’S CHURCHES HOW SOME PASTORS ARE SELLING OUT THE FAITH

This is an excellent article for anyone who is concerned about how the ever-shifting seekermergent church model is Islamizing their congregants. For those who are new here and whose churches follow the Willow Creek Association or Saddleback model, this will be especially disturbing. Many of you are just now working up the courage to peek […]

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Hitler’s Hell: The ultimate persecution

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:13 — 20.9MB) Today we are looking at more evidence of compromise in the visible church:  The United Methodists may face a split over homosexual marriage.  Rick Warren is going to keynote the Southern Baptist Convention next month, and more. Up first we’re talking about persecution. The […]

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Are seminaries now the new mission field?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:33 — 21.4MB) Today we’re covering several stories, including an announcement from Rick Warren to pastors around the world that his new target for his global PEACE Plan is the entire continent of Africa. Plus a disturbing letter from a listener in the Netherlands about deliverance counseling at […]

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Africa to go Purpose Driven in 2015?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:32 — 28.9MB) Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren is inviting key pastors for what he calls an All-Africa Purpose Driven Church Leadership Conference.” It’s the next step in his global P.E.A.C.E. Plan. “Let’s take the whole gospel to the whole world in a whole new way,” states Warren, […]

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Religious freedom is an oxymoron for Christians

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:40 — 20.7MB) Today we’re talking about something that is finally just beginning to make the mainstream headlines: Increased Christian prosecution. We’re checking in with William J. Murray,  a strong advocate for persecuted Christians in America and around the world. Murray’s Religious Freedom Coalition is a non-profit organization that takes on on […]

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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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Michael Sam Reality Show

Oprah gives gay NFL player his OWN timeslot

When in the world would a recently-drafted NFL player have time for a regular OWN network television program?  Yes, I am a skeptic. Or I was.  At first I thought this was a prank, but source after source says it’s really happening, and now Oprah herself has confirmed it: Michael Sam Strikes Reality Show Deal… […]

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