These days we are bombarded by messages and invitations that entice us to climb on board with our prayers, support, our presence and our money. Just this week in our hometown in Northeastern Wisconsin, we’re being asked to look into a visiting Christian leader named Todd Bentley, and to warn listeners about some things in his life that apparently are not squaring up with how Jesus asked His followers to live.  

We will certainly provide links, resources and our thoughts, but it is up to you to discern and decide. You see, from the beginning of our program Stand Up For The Truth we’ve encouraged all Christians to do their research on speakers and ministries, and  be a “fruit inspector.” You’ll hear opinions for sure, but the one place to find truth is the Bible.

The speaker is Todd Bentley, and you can learn more about him here, here and here. The local event is  Midwest Outpouring, a conference in Neenah, Wis.  We welcome thoughts on all sides, as long as they are respectful and follow our comments guidelines. That being said, there is no need to mention the names of local church leaders or other local individuals on this site. That’s for others to do elsewhere.  The heart if this issue is the message and the fruit that Mr. Bentley shares with Christians across the nation. Your thoughts?