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Time to stand?

About a year ago, we compiled a list of resources for those who are alarmed by their church leadership’s affiliation with the Willow Creek Association.  Why did we do this? Because the Willow Creek model was developed by a non-Christian business guru named Peter Drucker, who also shaped Saddleback Church and Leadership Network. And that’s […]

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Uniting Religions for Global Change?

Did you know that “Mother Earth” is just waiting for us to hear that we love her, and give her a prayer of gratitude?  In fact, you might consider performing your own water ritual – privately of course – that will bring you closer to Mother Earth than ever before.  Good grief, that sounds like […]

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Who are the real dividers?

  A little later today a couple of news global headlines involving America’s Pastor, Rick Warren. A lot of people are sharing his joke with Elton John last week at a senate hearing about kissing, but are we ignoring the bigger picture? (see, Rick Warren, Elton John at senate hearing on global health programs) For […]

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Leadership Network wants evangelicals to spend a year learning from Peter Drucker

  Is your church following the directives of Leadership Network? If you don’t know, you might want to find out.  The latest push from this global organization is a book, A Year With Peter Drucker. Before your elders pick up a copy, you might want to ask them what they know about the influence of […]

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Leaving churches: The rise of the “Dones”

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 do not identify with any religion. Well now there’s a new […]

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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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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

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? […]

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When is it time to bail out?

  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 the Church Growth movement. Today’s Episode: Subscribe (RSS | iTunes) Having […]

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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

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? Chris Quintana is senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Cypress in California. Chris has a love […]

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Roots of the "Church Growth Movement"

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 through the ages to go forth and proclaim the Gospel to […]

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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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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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