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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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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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When is it time to bail out?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:42 — 20.7MB)   We cover the church growth movement quite a bit on this program. It is designed to grow attendance through entertainment, emotional manipulation and very little of what “customers” really need: The Gospel.  Today we are going to find why one pastor has left […]

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Reviewing 2013

2013 has been a very interesting year indeed for Christians.  The end of 2012 saw the “Mayan Calendar” propaganda being spread as people around the world wondered if the end was upon us, and that is a pretty tough act to follow, but 2013 had its interesting moments. We watched Rick Warren address continued challenges […]

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Why shepherds and sheep need sheep dogs

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:52 — 20.8MB) How important are the sheepdogs to the flock? In the post-modern church model, many beloved shepherds have either gotten rid of their sheepdogs, or have told them to repent and stop doing what they were designed to do. Has this happened in your church? […]

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Roots of the "Church Growth Movement"

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:33 — 12.0MB) In the early days of the church, Christians gathered to equip one another to do that, and the purpose of the church became about praying with one another, worshiping God, breaking bread and learning from the apostles teachings about Jesus. Our Lord instructed us […]

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Rick Warren’s Top 100 Pastors to Follow

Joel Osteen? T.D. Jakes???  This is quite a Facebook Post from Pastor Rick Warren. Here he tells is fans which senior pastors — the top 100 in fact – that he recommends his fans follow on Twitter. Here is the exact post, but you can also follow the link above and see the strange conversation […]

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Convergent Churches and planting tares

Today we talked about the Emergent church and how it is now Converging. If you missed that interview with Herescope’s Sarah Leslie, you will want to download it and listen. If you listen to just ONE podcast on Stand Up For The Truth, this is it. With that in mind, you’ll be able to understand […]

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Missional Disciple"SHIFT"ers: The next new thing

Are you hearing words like “Missional,” “Multiplication,” “Acceleration,” “Church Growth,” “Future Travelers,” and “DiscipleSHIFT?” Then you might have been exposed to the Exponential conference happening in the Purpose-Seeker-mergent Church. Folks, it is everywhere these days. But is it in the Bible? What is this movement is really about, and why are so many mainline evangelical […]

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The "Saddleback Model" is missing something

Here is how the Saddleback Church Model is taught around the globe, incorporating Rick Warren’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan. Here, Dave Holden uses a white board to capture the symbols to help you learn it too. Got it? Law, Law,Law, Law,Law,Law, Law,Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law, Law.” “It’s simple. We bring people in, build […]

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Perspective from Pastors

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Where is Christianity headed? Do “watchmen” have a role in the Church? Today we are going to get a perspective from pastors! Church leaders in particular face many challenges as they equip the saints and shepherd their flocks. Joining us on our program today: Pastor Brian Kult […]

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Studio surprise? Rick Warren pops in on Pastor's Perspective

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.1MB) Twenty minutes into their live Pastor’s Perspective program on Wednesday, host Don Stewart and Calvary Pastor Chuck Smith seemed surprised when Rick Warren walked into the studio and took a seat: Don Stewart: Uh, Chuck, we’ve got someone sitting in your left, and perhaps the TV cameras […]

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Rick Warren creates "The Bible"-Driven sermons, small groups

“Lord, what are we going to do?” asks a disciple. “Change the world,” Jesus answers, in a slightly British accent. Here is the movie trailer from the History Channel’s new The Bible series set to debut March 3rd – Easter Sunday: Will The Bible remain true to Scripture, or will its producers, Roma Downey (“Touched […]

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Harlem Shake the latest rage at Saddleback

Saddleback Church’s youth shows us what decades of cultural accommodation in evangelicalism look like, with a little Harlem Shake.  The scene reminds me of those revelers dancing around the golden calf in The Ten Commandments movie. The video is below: (HT: Inge Schlueter) Related articles Harlem Shake at Saddleback Church’s High School Ministry Joyner’s Holy Ghost […]

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DANIEL IN THE LIONS’ DEN

LifeChurchTV is "Daniel Fasting" sort of

Looks like LifeChurch TV is going to partake in a 21-day “Daniel Fast,” by giving up meat, dairy and sugar, among other foods. They’re doing this for health reasons and also “to experience His presence on a whole new level.” The Oklahoma-based mega-church, headed by Craig Groeschel, encouraged its members to visit the website of […]

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"Jesus Culture" going mainstream?

Church beware. If sent your youth to the Passion Conference in Atlanta (January 1-4), you’ll want to pay close attention to this warning from well-respected reporter and researcher Erin Benziger over at Do Not Be Surprised. Erin has done her homework on a very concerning movement called “Jesus Culture,” and I encourage you to dive […]

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Rick Warren, Chelsea Clinton talk Gay Marriage, Daniel Plan

In case you missed it, NBC is creating a lot of buzz since the much awaited (and promoted) interview of Saddleback’s Pastor Rick Warren by correspondent Chelsea Clinton. Both the network and the pastor have been getting the word out to their wide audiences, and the interview finally aired last night on NBC’s Rock Center. […]

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Rick Warren, Dr. Oz rile the left and right over homosexuality

Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback is making news again, this time the secular media and the progressive Christian blogs are jumping on comments he is making about homosexuality. I’ll let Erin Benziger over at Do Not Be Surprised start us off: Warren Discusses Homosexuality, Says It’s Not a Sin to Love Somebody, “It Might Be […]

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16,000 Halloween revelers rock Rick Warren's 'Blocktober'

“Saddleback Church event drew families from throughout Orange County for an evening of fun,” proclaims the Orange County Register: Here is Erika Ritchie’s story:  LAKE FOREST – Four days after returning from deployment to Afghanistan, Ben Fisher was at Saddleback Church’s mega block party. Fisher, a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton as part of the […]

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A "Purpose Driven" doctrinal revival?

These days controversy seems to follow Saddleback’s pastor Rick Warren wherever he appears. Earlier this week he appeared with Oprah Winfrey (along with Joel Osteen) on Oprah’s Lifeclass series. Yesterday he spoke alongside Mark Driscoll at a leadership conference. Of particular interest to me is a quote you’ll want to see by Christian Research Network […]

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