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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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:25 — 12.7MB) 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 progressives leveraging the Emergent Church […]

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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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:27 — 12.0MB) 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 it. The social justice movement […]

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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?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) 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 that delusion already underway in […]

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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

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.7MB) 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. In the first segment, we’re […]

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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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Is The Church being Lulled To Sleep?

  As I study this growing movement of Universalism and how it is infecting the Christian Church in America, there are a couple subtle, but important distinctions we must understand when confronting this movement of apostasy. First, the character and nature of God.  Universalists will often state that “God is love.”  Well, that is accurate, […]

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"The Shack"–enter or steer clear?

I remember when “The Shack” first came out—it seemed every Christian I knew was reading it.  A friend gave me a copy and encouraged me to read it.  As I started I just didn’t feel right about how the author was portraying God and I stopped reading it. I saw my friend who gave me […]

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The Titanic–Patch the Hole or Abandon Ship?

Romans Chapter One says it all in the circumstances the world finds itself in these latter days.  The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.  For although they knew God, they neither glorified God nor gave him thanks.  They […]

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Are You a Berean–Or a Fool?

In Acts 17:11 Paul commended the Bereans because they searched the scriptures daily to see if what they were being taught by Paul and others were confirmed by God’s written word.  With everything going on inside and outside the church these days, I can find no more important or pertinent scripture for us as Christians […]

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Social Justice: Wolves in Sheeps Clothing

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 it. The social justice movement, represented locally by groups like JOSHUA and ESTHER are pushing a […]

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Spiritual Warfare Is Upon Us

As we begin month four broadcasting Stand Up For the Truth, something very powerful is happening.  It is at the same time scary and exciting.  It is a time for preparedness and great anticipation. Last week we began finalizing our research on the new age movement, mysticism and the inroads it is making in the […]

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Chrislam

As we discussed on Stand Up for the Truth this morning, there is a growing movement within progressive Christian circles promoting “Chrislam”, a blending of Christianity and Islam.  It is important for Believers to learn for themselves just what the Koran does and does not say about Jesus.  This is important because promoters of Chrislam […]

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