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Meaningful Christian Living & Evangelism

Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life” was a best seller that got many Christians searching for God’s “purpose” for their lives. Our guest this morning says searching for our “purpose” is a wild goose chase because once you think you’ve found it the world will change its focus and you’ll end up like those dogs we see in videos chasing their tails while getting nowhere fast and becoming dizzy and frustrated. He says rather Christians should focus on the meaning of our lives–something by the way clearly defined in God’s Word.

Pastor Randy White joins us this morning to discuss the difference between purpose and meaning, along with the importance of using Biblical Exposition in evangelism.

We’ll also discuss an intriguing study about how “Generation Z” is the least Christian generation in our nation’s history–and why one Christian researcher thinks that is actually a good thing.

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Is the Middle East About to Erupt?

Here in our nation we have been focused on tragic school shootings and the continuing probe into potential “collusion” with Russia by the Trump Administration. Occasionally we turn an eye to the growing threat of a nuclear North Korea, but we hear little about rapidly changing and threatening events in the Middle East.

The Islamic world is fighting a civil war between Sunni and Shiite; Iran is threatening to attack neighboring Sunni nations and testing Israeli defenses; and Syria has been decimated with civil war, killing tens of thousands. And Turkey, once an ally of Israel, has become a radical Muslim nation and a true wild card in all this turmoil.

This morning Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim and now on-fire born-again believer in Jesus Christ, joins us for his perspective on the Middle East and the growing threat of Islamic terrorism here in the United States.

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The Perfect Timing of Christ the King

Jesus stepped down from the throne of God and set aside His crown of gold to temporarily wear a crown of thorns. The devil knew the promised Messiah would come—and that He would come from the Jewish people. So he tried to stop that from taking place. Remember King Herod tried killing all male babies under two years old (Matt. 2:16) in the vicinity of Bethlehem after hearing from the wise men where the prophesied child was to be born? So as we look deeper into the Christmas story, we realize that it doesn’t begin in Matthew or Luke. God had a masterful plan from the beginning…

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Tis the Season… for Atheists to Seek Converts

It seems there is nothing Atheists detest more than the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. These promoters of “tolerance” literally lose their minds when people dare proclaim their belief and faith in the Son of God becoming human to bear the sins of man upon Himself.

Today we are joined by Dr. Alex McFarland to look at the atheist mindset and see why they seem so hypocritical when it comes to free speech and tolerance, trying to deny Christians the right to express our faith as we see best.

We will address the motive for anti-Christmas atheist billboards as well as the reasons behind the dwindling numbers of Bibles in hotel rooms today compared with a decade ago. There’s also an important court case in Indiana that might affect the rights of Christian Counselors, non-profits and churches to help people struggling with same-sex attraction.

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Ignoring the Demonic in Entertainment and Politics

Seeds planted by the enemy and his followers countless decades ago are now being harvested in American culture and worldwide – and they have produced unimaginable debauchery and destruction. The problem is, too many Christians have chosen to look the other way as immorality spreads like an infectious disease. Pastor Joe Schimmel gives a strong warning to the church.

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Wisconsin Again: Election Recounts, Bible Studies, and Media Bias

It’s interesting how Wisconsin keeps coming up in the battles for political power. Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council shares her thoughts on the matter and the process of this voter recount. What are the possibilities involving the numbers of votes in WI, MI, and PA, and how could this affect the presidential election? What do Democrats stand to gain?

Aside from corruption or fraudulent practices, it’s a long shot at best to somehow find enough votes or mistakes that would actually swing the results in favor of Hillary Clinton. Talk about drama.

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Entitlement vs Responsibility

A growing number of people want the good things of life without the hard work and responsibilities. People are being duped by the idea of free stuff including college tuition, healthcare, jobs, retirement benefits, all without any of the responsibility.

Christians must be discerning and not fall for the entitlement traps all around us. Today’s guest is Dave Wager from Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute.

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Reformation, Repentance, and Returning to Faith in Christ Alone

Today, we catch up with Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio. He recently returned from Germany and is hosting a trip there next year on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luter’s 95 Theses, a bold move which led to what we now understand as the Reformation of the Catholic Church.

Later in the program, Eric Kampman, President of Midpoint Trade Books, joins Mike and Dave. Eric has taught courses on book publishing at Harvard, Columbia, and New York University. He also speaks at conferences and for publishers and writers. His new devotional book is called Getting to Know Jesus.

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Twisting Tolerance, Pulpit Freedom, and Political Correctness

The Left uses the Johnson Amendment to bully Christian pastors and groups with threats of losing their nonprofit status should they dare talk about the Bible as it relates to cultural, political, fiscal, and social issues, which all fall under the category of moral issues. We have grown up with a generation of churchgoers that believe it is illegal for their pastor to address candidates and elections in light of Scripture or church doctrine when there is no valid justification for believing that.

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Reasons for Hope, Answers About Our Faith

1 Peter 3:15 tells us to always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for hope. These days, in a world spinning into disarray, people need all the hope they can get.

Real hope starts and ends by knowing who God is and His plan for this fallen world. But these days public institutions are peddling a false narrative about God and creation. Unless we can point them to the truth, people will remain lost and without help.

Carl Kerby of Reasons for Hope Ministries joins us this morning to discuss Creationism and how to point people to the truth of God in His Word.

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The Importance of Biblical Apologetics

Today, we are joined by Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project to discuss the importance of solid Biblical Apologetics and the rise of the religion of “Love.” We discuss the ideas behind ‘coexist’ and ‘we are the world’ philosophies. People have favorite loves and we all may be passionate about something in our lives. But what our purpose is and what we are passionate about speaks volumes about our spiritual condition and relationship with God.

In our third segment, Mike and David look at a few interesting statements made by mega-church pastor Steven Furtick; the same pastor who did his infamous “haters” video blasting fundamental Christians. This time, Furtick made some provocative– perhaps irresponsible–comments in a sermon about imperfect faith and doubting the Word of God.

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Canada Forces Christians into the Closet

Toronto Police said a Christian man, Bill Whatcott “distributed anti-gay material which promoted hatred toward the gay community.” The 51-year-old was charged and faces 2 years in jail.

Also, Canada’s Supreme Court recently ruled 7-2 against a Christian college, Trinity Western University’s Law School, essentially forcing them to choose between biblical standards or accreditation, basically suggesting Christianity and academia are incompatible.

And a judge in Canada has officially declared two men and a woman parents of one child, on the child’s birth certificate. The unmarried threesome are in a relationship together; the judge simply pointed out that “society is continuously changing…”

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Listener Comments & Questions

These are some of your comments and questions we discuss today on air:

Should Every Christian be mature enough to be a teacher of the God’s Word?
What happens when a youth pastor uses games, entertainment, and get kids to “relate” to each other rather than teach the Bible or spiritual doctrines?
A brand new born-again believer in Christ asks for advice on her new life
Are some men more gifted spiritually than others?
The pattern of “positive preaching” rather than expository teaching in many churches today
A pastor writes us about feeling the pressure to put on a face that everything is wonderful in his life
If a person continues to be tempted and occasionally fall into sin, are they truly born-again?
Was Muhammad (Islam) influenced by the heresy of Arianism?
Are people waking up to the hypocrisy and hatred of today’s liberal leaders?
The fall of Willow Creek church leader Bill Hybels
Do some Christian leaders avoid controversial issues because they are either not informed or are they afraid they might lose members, tithes, or popularity?

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Problem-Free Lives & Perfect Churches

One of the biggest reasons people object to God and the Christian faith is the fact He allows evil and suffering in this world. Many interpret His sovereignty as a lack of care for His creation. This can present a challenge when sharing the gospel, especially on college campuses where young people already have wrong beliefs about Christianity due to the godless culture and education system today.

In our first segment, we’re blessed to have first time guest, Lori Peters, of Ratio Christi ministries. Lori and her husband, Kevin live in New Hampshire and answered God’s call to apologetics ministry. Lori attended Luther Rice University to earn a Master of Divinity in Apologetics, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology at Liberty University. She now serves as the Ratio Christi Chapter Director at the University of New Hampshire.

Today’s topics include evil and suffering, apologetics, a pro-life film about Roe v. Wade, and some of the reasons people consider changing churches.

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Who is Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh?

In our first segment today, we check in with Tina Marie Griffin, Counter Culture Mom, to discuss some disturbing news in social media, entertainment, and gaming, including dangers parents need to be aware of in raising their children.

In our second segment today we look at the personal and judicial history of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Is there enough information to predict an outcome on the Senate vote and what kind of judge he would be? The opposition and “resistance” has commenced.

In segment three, we discuss a hard-hitting article titled “Four Progressive Steps into Apostasy” looking at how some churches (not just Catholics) and Christians fall into deep theological traps. Truly, deception is rampant!

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