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When truth tellers are no longer “on fire”

A friend of mine recently stated, “if a Christian is unable or unwilling to exercise discernment, there is no way they can do apologetics.”  I am finding that in an increasing number of cases leaders who were once able are becoming unwilling. The ways of the world and the desire to be liked have all […]

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“But did you pray for the wolf?”

If you contend for the faith, you may have heard this from those who question why you would dare to question the teachings of leaders – teachings that don’t line up with Scripture. This phrase is nothing more than a post-modern guilt trip, designed to make sure you look more loving and virtuous than those […]

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Rabbi Cahn teams up with Father of “holy laughter”

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has teamed up again with Rodney Howard Browne to bring NAR Dominionism (that’s the Right-Wing kind) to Washington D.C. The last time we interviewed author Warren Smith, he warned us about “Holy Laughter” guru Rodney Howard Browne’s star-studded two-week “Celebrate America” event over the 4th of July last summer (2014) in Washington […]

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The Juvenilization of American Christianity

Americans of all ages are not sure they want to grow up. It is common to hear thirty-, forty-, or even fifty-year-olds say things like, “I guess I have to start thinking of myself as an adult now.” Many emerging adults ages eighteen to twenty-three want to get married and have children eventually, but they […]

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A.D.: Did your church buy the Roma Downey kit?

As NBC prepares to launch a new miniseries, “A.D.”, churches are being marketed to. Hard. It’ll be an easy sell for many, as this series is very entertaining and visually beautiful. “Millions will be watching, including people in Your Church,” advertises uber-popular Outreach.com, urging pastors to “plan a 12 week series starting Easter Sunday, April […]

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Rick Warren publicly called to repentance for statements about uniting with Catholics

Christian Research Net is reporting that Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and author of Purpose Driven Life has made some astonishing statements, causing a call for his repentance: Rick Warren’s Call for Christians to Unite With Catholics, ‘Holy Father’ Raising Concerns In a new video, megachurch leader and author Rick Warren is calling for Christians to […]

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What did Jesus command?

Jesus said that if we love Him, we will obey all that He commanded. (John 14:15) So what did Jesus command? He wasn’t talking about keeping the Old Testament Law, nor was He telling us we need to have a works-based salvation to get into Heaven. But we are to obey Him as an act […]

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A pastor explains why discernment has disappeared

“You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” (Matthew 16:3, NKJV) Why Discernment Has Disappeared    by Pastor Randy White I am continually frustrated that Christians, even pastors and theologians, seem to have an overwhelming inability to discern the times. The Christian world is continually […]

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