Category: Leaders

If Saul Alinsky Was Alive Today

Saul Alinsky, a radical liberal and agnostic, wrote the blueprint on how to introduce chaos through community organizing in hopes of overthrowing the government of the United States by undermining its foundational systems: government, public education, media, and the church. His book Rules For Radicals spells out how people should organize and force change through misinformation and intimidation. In his book he acknowledges the “first radical known to man: Lucifer.”

Today we explore two questions: First, what would Saul Alinsky think if he were alive today? And second, how could a man who admired Lucifer have such a strong influence – not only in our nation but also in too many American Christian Churches?

We’re joined this morning my John Loeffler, a fifty year veteran of broadcast journalism and born-again follower of Jesus Christ. John is in his 25th year of hosting Steel on Steel radio–a news talk program that looks at today’s events through the lens of the Bible.

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Is Bigger Always Better?

We have been blessed in so many ways in America. But our sinful, selfish nature always drives us to want more and more things of this world. Want more money? Just have enough faith and boldness to declare it from God. Want a bigger church? Use clever man-made marketing schemes, entertainment methods, and minimize sin and the gospel’s demand of holy living; then watch the church grow in numbers.

Is our obsession with “bigger is better” undermining the gospel message and leading people away from God? Pastor Gary Gilley joins us to discuss prosperity preaching and the church growth movement. Are we giving people what they want or what they need? Both? What did the disciples do?

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Prayer, Media Watch, & Religious Freedom

Today is The National Day of Prayer. Thousands will be gathered around America feeling called to pray for our nation. But just how should we pray for America–a nation that is continuing down the politically correct path to destruction? Even many professing believers deny its Judeo-Christian principles by turning its back on the truth of God and His Word.

Has America and its leaders become a stubborn, stiff-necked people unwilling to repent and return to God and His ways? Is there still hope? What about religious freedom and legislation that discriminates against Christians when laws were passed to give certain groups special, not equal, rights? What should we be praying for today and from this point on?

Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action joins us to day to discuss the importance of prayer and action to address the growing apostasy in our nation.

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The Changing Landscape of Religious Freedom

This morning we focus on the changing landscape of religious freedom in America and how the church views free speech from the pulpit. As secular culture and political correctness increase pressure on Christians, many churches are opting to ignore important social and political (moral) issues. We address a recent survey by the National Association of Evangelicals that shines some light on the opinions of pastors regarding politics, controversial issues and the church’s role.

In our first segment, Tina Griffin of Counter Culture Mom joins us to share her insights on how parents can guard children against some of the most deceptive forces today, including the anti-Christian entertainment industry.

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Needed: Men of God

God is a God of order. In His infinite wisdom and understanding He established guidelines for His Church to carry out His will on earth until the day Jesus Christ returns. When we do not follow His guidelines, we get the results we see today: a decaying morality, corrupt culture, ineffective churches, and families falling apart.

God ordained men to be leaders in His Church and in our families. But over the past 50-plus years, many men have abdicated their position of leadership for a variety of reasons. Most studies show that professing Christians divorce at a rate similar to unbelievers. And the disintegration of the family is creating problems for the church and our society.

How do we stand up once again and become godly men, following hard after Christ and embracing the privilege and responsibility God has given us as leaders? We’re joined this morning by Pastor Gary Gilley who just taught on this very subject at a recent Christian Men’s Conference.

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The Gospel, the Church, and the Supreme Court

In the book of Ephesians, Paul tells us our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. He encourages us to put on the full armor of God for this battle for the eternal souls of men.

Every effective army is comprised of strong focused leaders and committed followers. As we see the church in America being generally ineffective in sharing the gospel and making true disciples for Christ, we have to wonder if the problem is weak leadership; disinterested, uncommitted followers, or both. We cover an article by Peter Heck in our second segment titled, “Maybe the Problem isn’t the Church… Maybe it’s You.”

In our first segment we talk with author Preston Condra of watchman.org about his new book By Which We are Saved: Sharing the Gospel with Confidence. Why are we failing to share the gospel of salvation with our friends and families?

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What is the Problem in the Church?

In Matthew 16:18, the “church” is first mentioned in God’s Word as Jesus tells Peter that his revelation ‘Jesus is the Christ’ is the rock upon which Jesus will build His church. And “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Jesus established His church to spread the gospel and equip Christians to walk as His disciples, living as he lived in obedience to the Father. The Christian Church should starkly contrast secular culture and be light in an increasingly dark world. But is this happening in America? A strong argument can be made that the church is increasingly ineffective in transforming lives and the culture we live in.

Who is to blame for this problem? Is it church leadership failing to equip the believers? Or is it the people they lead? People who want enough Jesus to be saved, but not enough to be transformed into living a life holy and pleasing to God?

We explore these questions this morning with Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute.

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America’s Biggest Problem: Seeker-Friendly Churches

This morning we discuss an article by Pastor Bryan Fischer who points the finger squarely at the professing Christian Church in America for our nation’s decline in morality and biblical values. The Christian Church is supposed to be the moral and spiritual conscience of our nation, challenging government and people when they stray from God. Instead, Fischer thinks it has become the problem rather than the solution. We also check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action to discuss the spiritual and political climate in Madison regarding life, marriage, and religious freedom issues. From today’s interview with Julaine: “Law is always downstream of culture.”

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Why Does God Compare People To Sheep?

Many of us want to believe we are strong, independent, intelligent, adventurous, and even invincible. In the Bible however, God compares us to sheep – over and over. Not a flattering comparison, but there are many reasons for this. First, since we are the sheep of His pasture, we are dependent on Him. We also have a Good Shepherd who feeds us and tends to our needs.

If we dwell in the shelter God provides, and if we abide in the shadow of the Almighty as Psalm 91:1 suggests, then we are protected. When we stay close enough to Jesus our Shepherd, we can rest in His shadow and grow in His presence. Our responsibility is to stay close to Him, keep listening to His voice, and to not stray. Though we often follow many people and things in this life, we were made to follow after God, our Leader.

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Messing with Our Minds

The Bible warns of a coming one world government and religion so deceptive that if possible, even the elect would be deceived. There are many speculations on what this one world religion will look like. Mike LeMay has written a new book The Death of Christian Thought where he identifies Humanism, self-worship, as this coming one world religion. He also explains that we are being slowly indoctrinated into it every day. In Matthew 7, Jesus warns that many who think they will be going to heaven will instead be cast into eternal separation from God. One reason Mike wrote his book is to address professing Christians to heed Jesus’ words.

Ha also asks some challenging questions about how culture is shaping our thoughts and worldview:

How are we being indoctrinated and who is behind this devious plot?

How can we reject Humanism and stay faithful to God and His Word in these increasingly dangerous times?

Why are a growing number of church fellowships ineffective in sharing the gospel and equipping believers for the work of His kingdom?

And why are an increasing number of Christian couples not enjoying the fruit of strong, healthy marriages such as f love, joy , good communication, mutual submission and peace? These are a few of the questions Mike tackles in his book and we discuss during today’s program.

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Living and Passing on Our Faith to Others

In many ways the Book of Hebrews, particularly in Chapters 11 and 12 symbolizes what the Christian life should look like in these perilous days. We are reminded of the early men in world history who walked with God by faith in the Old Testament and encouraged to live a life of radical faith pointing others to Jesus Christ. It also reminds us of the many who suffered scorn, persecution and even death for their faith in Jesus Christ.

Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute joins us for a challenging and encouraging look at the Book of Hebrews.

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Special Election Day Interview with Amir Tsarfati

Many of us believe America is at another fork in the road of our short history. Depending on the outcome of the presidential election, there may be no turning back as we are already heading down the godless path of paganism Europe has taken. Christians have sadly been divided over faith and politics while the liberal media has campaigned hard for Hillary Clinton, and regardless of the level of corruption surrounding her, most people have made up their minds months or even years ago.

One major issue we have heard little about is how will the election affect Israel? What if Trump wins? What if Clinton wins? Who will support Israel which, in God’s eyes is quite an important factor. Someone who knows first hand the importance of this election is today’s special guest is Amir Tsarfati.

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The Dangers of “Changing” Genders & Today’s Entertainment

With the insanity of the transgender movement and its growing acceptance by Americans and policy enforcement by the government, a prominent medical organization has weighed in to set the record straight. This morning we cover a report by The American College of Pediatricians that says assisting children in “changing their gender” is actually child abuse – and ultimately destructive to them.

We also look at a Wisconsin technology company that is implanting microchips into its employees. Is this a glance at end-times prophecy, all with the promise that there is nothing to worry about?

In our first segment today, we are blessed to have in-studio guest, Tina Marie of Counter Culture Mom and discuss how we can protect our children from the dangerous ideas of Hollywood, television, the publishing industry, and video games.

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If Saul Alinsky Was Alive Today

Saul Alinsky, a radical liberal and agnostic, wrote the blueprint on how to introduce chaos through community organizing in hopes of overthrowing the government of the United States by undermining its foundational systems: government, public education, media, and the church. His book Rules For Radicals spells out how people should organize and force change through misinformation and intimidation. In his book he acknowledges the “first radical known to man: Lucifer.”

Today we explore two questions: First, what would Saul Alinsky think if he were alive today? And second, how could a man who admired Lucifer have such a strong influence – not only in our nation but also in too many American Christian Churches?

We’re joined this morning my John Loeffler, a fifty year veteran of broadcast journalism and born-again follower of Jesus Christ. John is in his 25th year of hosting Steel on Steel radio–a news talk program that looks at today’s events through the lens of the Bible.

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Just How Low Can Humanity Sink?

In our final segment this morning we cover a tragic story of what can happen when people are taught that human life is an accident of the universe instead of life created by God in His image. A group of teenagers in Florida saw a man drowning, and instead of trying to help him they recorded the event on social media, mocking him as he splashed around. Now, two young daughters are without their father.

First up, we talk with Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project and discuss his article, “A Simple Approach to Sharing Your Faith.” Have we made sharing the gospel something we dread instead of enjoy doing? What are some ways we can open up a discussion with anyone, offering them the hope of eternal life with God?

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Discernment or Self-Destruction?

This morning on Stand Up For the Truth we read your comments and answer your questions from this week.  One central theme is discernment issues within Christianity.  Are we using proper biblical discernment or engaging in prideful witch hunts, looking to discredit others who we disagree with?  Also, several have chimed in regarding young people seeking “community” outside the confines of church. We discuss these and other topics of interest today.

First up, David covers our weekly Media watch segment, answering this question:  Why does secular media dedicate so much time to covering issues Americans say they don’t care about?

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Controversial Issues in the Christian Church

Families and societies operate best when there are fixed standards of morality to guide our actions. In our nation, we were established upon the rule of law, supposedly giving us clear instruction what is acceptable or unacceptable behavior. As Christians we are guided by God’s Word which sets the ultimate standard for morality and acceptable behavior for us. But what happens when “normal” becomes subjective to personal feelings?

In the first segment today, we check in with Doug Wakefield of Best Minds, Inc. to keep an eye on world wide economic trends that point to globalism through a coming shake up in the world economy.

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