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A continued slide for the visible church

We’re continuing to see the visible church slide into worldly, carnal beliefs. Brian Houston, the pastor of Hillsong Church, one of the world’s largest megachurches, explain his stance on the Gay Marriage conversation. Here is an excellent article titled, Hillsong’s ‘Journey’ Down the Broad Path.  The pastor has since come out with a “clarification statement,” […]

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On finishing well

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/On-Finishing-Well-guest-Rick-Oliver-1016-14.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:55 — 20.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Today on the program, we’re covering Mark Driscoll’s reasons for his sudden resignation from Mars Hill Church (citing his family’s safety), and there is a new twist in the Houston case: Bully pulpit: Houston subpoenas pastors’ sermons, then backs […]

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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 […]

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Why and how the son of Tony Campolo became an agnostic humanist

  Bart Campolo announcing he is agnostic does not surprise most people. After all, his father Tony Campolo is the head of Red Letter Christians, an Emergent Church founder of a model based on “did God really say” approach to truth being relative. No, what is interesting (and the reason we share this here), is […]

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A blending of religions and governments

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/A-blending-of-religions-and-governments.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:53 — 20.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS We need to open our eyes to the fact that the world and the visible church are calling for the Globalization of our governments, our economies and even our faiths. Are we walking so closely with the Lord that […]

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What are the real roots of the Emergent Church movement?

Glad you asked.  Post-modernism tells us that we can’t know absolute truth; that what is true for you may not be true for me, as I’ve experienced a different spirituality than you have.  This dangerous movement has ensnared so many of us, that we need to do something about it.  How can we help our […]

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Matthew Vines gives LGBT-affirming pastors their talking points

Emergent Leftist Tony Campolo is not the only one hoping traditional churches embrace this book. They want change, and they want it now. “But not yet,” as the sin-affirming leaders are fond of saying. First, they have to lay the groundwork so that those who still cling to the “homosexuality is a sin” belief will […]

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Ecumenicism and the Alpha Course

Here is an update on the Alpha Course, a program that was started by Nicky Gumbel at the Anglican church in London. This church was the center of the holy laughter movement in England and Europe, and has been known for services that include being “slain in the spirit” and behaviors such as uncontrollable laughter, spasms, loud animal-like […]

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Not in my church

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SUFT_4-12-13.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:25 — 12.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Understand that many will tell you the Emergent Church has all but died out. But as we’ve shared in show after show these past several months, it has re-emerged with newly-coached leaders and strong support from the secular liberal […]

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Letter: "Tony Campolo is speaking at my church"

When it comes to teachers and preachers with whom we have major doctrinal differences, where should churches draw the line when inviting them in as speakers to the pulpit?  A listener in Pennsylvania asks that very question, and we’ve shared it here with his permission: I am 35-years-old and live about 40 miles west of […]

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Packers Robbed–While God is Smeared. What Angers Us Most?

Green Bay Packers fans—yes, they were robbed Monday night in Seattle. Those that know me know I have officiated all major sports on the High School level for two decades.  They also know I am continually defending sports officials as they have a very difficult job.  I have even asked for patience and understanding on […]

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Who are the Red Letter Christians?

Before we get to that question, a little history: As many of you know, Stand Up For The Truth owes its birth to the question, “Who is Jim Wallis?” Several years ago Mr. Wallis made a big splash by merely accepting an invitation to keynote a Christian youth music event in Wisconsin. But the bigger […]

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Social Justice: The guise of helping the poor

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SUFT_7-5-12.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:27 — 12.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Christians in all denominations and in non-denominational churches are being duped. The rise of the social justice and emergent church movements is spreading a false gospel message and distorting God’s very words—and a growing number are falling prey to […]

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Jim Wallis' interfaith message to young people: “We are here to find common ground.”

At a White House ordained national interfaith conference, Evangelical Left icon Jim Wallis spoke to college students about bringing faiths together to find common ground.  (Were you aware that the White House sponsors initiatives like this?) It’s called the  Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, and its purpose is to promote service projects and “foundational goodness” to […]

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Is the Church submerging?

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2012/05/SUFT_5-15-12.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS The Bible warns us about a great delusion that will take place prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself wants to warn us so that we will be prepared, and said that many of us will fall away.  Is […]

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Spiritual formation and neo-Gnosticism lead believers down shakey path

Aren’t spiritual practices a good thing? After all, prayer, Bible study and other habits will help us grow in Christ, right?  The following article (as well as others we’ve shared on Stand Up For The Truth), takes a hard look at the core of what Spiritual Formation is about and it’s historical roots. The Emerging […]

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The Church in America: Leaders or Lap Dogs?

The story of Adolph Hitler’s rise to power is sad, but very interesting.  One obscure man, filled with passion for his nation and hatred for the Jews, comes from nowhere to become possibly the greatest mass murderer in history.  5 million Jews murdered and nearly 50 million dead world wide in a war started by […]

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The Jews–Standing Alone Again?

There may be no greater threat to world wide Christianity than the religion of Islam.  In the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Christians are being killed every day by radical Muslims who have been taught from an early age that it is their duty to kill all Christians and Jews.  They are taught that Allah […]

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Christ at the Checkpoint

http://media.blubrry.com/standupforthetruth/p/standupforthetruth.com/files/2012/01/SUFT_1-11-12.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Today we’re looking at two very distinct topics. In our second half hour, we’re continuing our look at the Signs and Wonders Movement with some interesting thoughts from a controversial author, Andrew Strom. Check out Andrew’s site and books and weigh in. […]

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Resolve To Know God in 2012

I saw a study that projects nearly 100 million Americans would make 2012 New Year’s resolutions and that by the end of January, nearly 90% would walk away from that resolution.  So how are you doing and just what was your resolution this year?  I might suggest that if your primary resolution was anything short […]

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