Tag: Rick Warren

Why We Love Fridays: It’s Your Show!

We love Fridays for several reasons. One of them is we get to hear from our listeners and discuss issues that are important to you. These are some of the topics you have asked about or commented on this week. We we will discuss as many as possible on air today.

The growing threat of technology to religious freedom
A biblical perspective on immigration?
A Christian teen struggles with mockery in the public schools
What do Freemasons believe and is any of it biblical?
Christians, depression and mental disorders
When did the church being worship on the first day of the week?
Trump’s occasional caustic language
Oprah for President?
The teaching of ‘Kingdom Circles’
Should elders be held accountable when their adult children abandon the faith?

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A Crisis of Leadership

No, we are not talking about President Trump or Congress; we are talking about the hard-working, dedicated men who heed God’s calling to be a pastor. It’s not surprising that according to recent studies, many of these dedicated men are tired, discouraged and often feel alone.

We have discussed on this show the reality that there are famous mega-church “celebrity” pastors out there who have watered down the true gospel or have adopted the church growth movement teachings of Peter Drucker, Rick Warren, or the Willow Creek Model, and have amassed large churches where their role appears to be more like a CEO whose concern is about nickels and noses. Some of them live an extremely luxurious life which is not wrong in and of itself.

But today we look at the state of the majority: hard-working, dedicated pastors of generally smaller churches, committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ and faithfully teaching the Word. And by most indications they are over-worked, under paid and growing more discouraged as the years go on. What responsibility do we as members of their churches bear in this crisis? And what can we do to come along side them and help?

We’re also joined by Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action to discuss new legislative actions to increase restrictions on abortion, explain the politics and red tape in the U.S. senate, and update us on a Wisconsin transgender law suit where a school in a very liberal district took a surprising stance.

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Tragedy and Crisis at Saddleback Church

A sad story to report this morning is one that the Left may try using to accuse the Christian Church in America or hate or hypocrisy. A 32 year old volunteer youth minister at Saddleback Church has been arrested and charged with taking sexual improprieties of two underage children. The man charged is the son of Pastor Abraham Muelenberg. He spearheaded the Muslim outreach program at Saddleback Church and presented the controversial “Kingdom Circles” teaching a few years back, claiming that people (Muslims) did not need to become Christians to be saved.

We will discuss how these allegations, if true, could have a chilling affect on church youth and counseling programs in the future. In our first segment we check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council to discuss the ruling by a Federal Court that a Kenosha transgendered person must be allowed to use whichever bathroom and shower facility fits with her gender fluidity. Parents, it may be coming to your child’s school if it is not already there.

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A Church on the Defensive

Today we look at another Christian survey as well as some disturbing news on just how far many professing churches and leaders have fallen. Some are deceived while others are deceiving people into moral relativism, false teachings, and abandoning the truth of God for the faulty wisdom of man. Christian churches should be affecting secular culture. Instead secular culture seems to be infecting many churches.

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs…

No, we are not talking about the hit song of the 1960s–we’re talking about the increasing signs around us that our generation might, just might, be the one that sees the return of Jesus Christ. And while we anticipate His return with great hope and joy, we understand that only God knows the appointed date when Jesus calls us home and returns to establish His everlasting Kingdom.

Jesus warned us to be alert and look for the signs of His return, but to many Christians, biblical prophecy is confusing, intimidating and does not rank high on our priority list. This morning we’re joined by author and Pastor Carl Gallups, a scholar of biblical prophecy, to discuss the signs happening around us that might just point to the quick return of our Lord and Savior.

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Just Reading the Bible is not Enough

James 1:22 instructs Christians to ‘be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.’ How do we go beyond simply reading to understanding and application? Pastor Randy White joins us to discuss how we can study the Bible and allow its wisdom to lead us to understand and live out its truth on a daily basis.

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Remembering Our Persecuted Family

We take so much for granted in America where our religious freedoms are concerned, and many of us can feel somewhat disconnected with our brothers and sisters in the Lord around the world. Being a committed disciple of Jesus Christ is an invitation to mocking and ridicule here in the states, but in many nations it is an invitation to persecution, imprisonment and even death. Despite Satan’s attempts to intimidate or silence Christians, the gospel is being preached in every nation and there are saints who remain committed to Christ.

How can we in America help our persecuted brethren? Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joins us for an update. You absolutely must listen to his miraculous story in the first ten minutes of the interview about how God guided a donkey to bring Bibles to Christians by walking miles after crossing a very dangerous Syrian border.

Also, Tortured for Christ: the Movie, a very powerful film will be released March 5 at select theaters. This is a great challenge and reminder for true believers to serve Christ and to witness for Him no matter the cost.

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The Overwhelming March Toward Globalism

People thought it was a joke when Donald Trump announced he would run – and most did not believe he could actually be elected President of the United States. But it happened, and no matter what you think of him, it is obvious he is driving the globalists and socialists into a frenzy. Their plans for a one world government are now being challenged by a man many didn’t see coming. He is challenging the status quo, the Democrats, the United Nations and the globalist elites at every turn; and he is doing the unthinkable in their eyes: supporting Israel.

Some will go to any extreme to try and derail or stop President Trump and things sure are heating up. The Bible is clear that a one world government under the influence of Satan and his puppet, the Antichrist, will one day rule mankind until Jesus returns. But just how close are we to that and can anything be done to slow down the inevitable?

Gary Kah of Hope For the World has studied globalism and one world religion movements for decades; he joins us with the latest news and informed, biblical perspective.

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Why We Love Fridays: It’s Your Show!

We love Fridays for several reasons. One of them is we get to hear from our listeners and discuss issues that are important to you. These are some of the topics you have asked about or commented on this week. We we will discuss as many as possible on air today.

The growing threat of technology to religious freedom
A biblical perspective on immigration?
A Christian teen struggles with mockery in the public schools
What do Freemasons believe and is any of it biblical?
Christians, depression and mental disorders
When did the church being worship on the first day of the week?
Trump’s occasional caustic language
Oprah for President?
The teaching of ‘Kingdom Circles’
Should elders be held accountable when their adult children abandon the faith?

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Is America Beyond Redemption?

Most of us would admit we are in desperate need of revival in the church as many have become lukewarm and Christians lack the cultural influence we used to have. America today barely resembles the America we who are older remember. God has been escorted out of public education, Hollywood and television openly promote an anti-Christian message, government has grown more godless regardless of political party, more people seem confused about their gender, and we continue to kill more than 1 million babies through abortion every year.

Some are wondering if America’s defiance toward God has gone beyond the point of redemption. Today we discuss and speculate: is it possible for America to again become a great nation by repenting, preaching and standing on God’s Word? What would have to happen to make it so? With all that is happening in our country and world, we need to remember with God, nothing is impossible.

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