Five years ago, I was blessed to be a part of something amazing: A phenomenal program and ministry I was invited to be a part as a researcher and co-host. I smile when I recall just how frightened and naive I was in those early days about what I had signed up for! But with Ezekiel 33:1-20 as my anchor and many discerning friends who took me under their wing (Chris, Ken, Marsha, Warren, Mare, Erin, Christine and so many more), I began researching and writing about things that Christians in the sleepy church needed to know about as the time gets shorter.
I have no regrets, and can rest knowing that I have served eagerly, loyally and to the best of my ability. That season has run its course for me, as the direction and focus has changed from what it first was in December of 2010.
I wrote about the ending here, in Setting it straight. But I’d like to take a moment and talk about the beginning. Oh, what a strong, straight direction and mission we started with! Though the race course has changed, I’ve always operated as if these were my marching orders, and I still do today. This is what I wrote on that first day, and how I hope to remember it:
Stand Up For the Truth Launching December 6, 2010
Months of prayer and preparation have led us to the point where we launch our new radio show on Q90 FM. Stand Up For the Truth, 9am weekdays on Q90 FM will not be your typical Christian radio talk show. We will be tackling difficult issues the Body of Christ faces in a post-modern world.
From external attacks from secular humanists and radical Islam to internal attacks from movements like the Emergent Church and Social Justice camps, Stand Up For the Truth will be the “Watchman on the Wall” (Ezekiel 33) for our Christian community. We hope to accomplish three things with our show:
First, to help Christians understand we are in a war with an enemy seeking to diminish and twist the Word of God, deceiving many.
Second, to emphasize that “sitting this battle out” is not an option. The church in America has become the Laodicean Church in Revelations 3—we think we are rich, but are poor, wretched, pitiful, blind and lukewarm. Jesus warns us that because we are lukewarm He will spit us out of His mouth.
Third, we need to take God at His word! False teachers in the emergent and social justice movement are twisting God’s Word and leading people astray with teachings that tickle the ears but are in reality hollow, shallow and deceptive. If we do not wake up and fight for God’s truth we risk losing much of this generation to satan.
Topics we will be discussing include:
- False teachings infiltrating the church
- Radical Islam
- End times prophecy and world affairs
- Attack on Christianity through media, government and public education
- A “look in the mirror” challenging us in our pursuit of holiness as disciples of Jesus Christ
We have expert guests lined up on these topics and will be taking your questions through phone calls and emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for a mushy, lukewarm Christian talk show, you will not find it here. However if you are willing to dig deeper and fight for the Word and truth of God; if you are willing to challenge yourself to be the best disciple of Jesus Christ you can be; if you are really willing to stand up for God in a world that hates Him more each day—then join us at 9am weekdays on Q90 FM for Stand Up For the Truth—your watchman on the wall!