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Jesus Christ “Superstar?”

It’s one thing when a secular men’s magazine idolizes a hip pastor, and quite another when a Christian magazine does it. Both are distasteful and anti-biblical, and both are part of a growing element in our culture that elevates men (and sometimes women) in church leadership to rock star status, leaving our Lord and Savior, […]

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When denominations “shift”

Interesting story update this morning to tell you about: (Update: Main Calvary Chapel Store Removes Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan After Numerous Complaints ) A couple of days ago Lighthouse posted a letter to the editor titled: “Main Calvary Chapel Bookstore Just Added Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan Book.” Today, the editor reported that the Calvary Chapel […]

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What to make of the Francis Chan/IHOP union

The Christian blogosphere is asking the question: What to make of popular Christian teacher and author Francis Chan speaking at IHOP (International House of Prayer)? Some are praising Chan’s bravery, others are saddened and alarmed at the union. What did Francis Chan preach that day? Why the controversy over IHOP and its founder, Mike Bickle? […]

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Reviewing 2013

2013 has been a very interesting year indeed for Christians.  The end of 2012 saw the “Mayan Calendar” propaganda being spread as people around the world wondered if the end was upon us, and that is a pretty tough act to follow, but 2013 had its interesting moments. We watched Rick Warren address continued challenges […]

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Calvary Chapel: “What Now?”

Rick Warren has been promoting a lot of his photo ops with other well-known and well-respected leaders of the faith. A few weeks ago when he  appeared on stage at Calvary Chapel’s Chuck Smith’s memorial, many speculated that he crashed the party for another photo opp, while others claim he was an invited guest. Is […]

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Why shepherds and sheep need sheep dogs

How important are the sheepdogs to the flock? In the post-modern church model, many beloved shepherds have either gotten rid of their sheepdogs, or have told them to repent and stop doing what they were designed to do. Has this happened in your church? Chris Quintana is senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Cypress in California. Chris has a love […]

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Wisdom in challenging times

I want to spend a few moments talking about this radio show, Stand Up For the Truth. We are approaching our three year anniversary on this show. Quite frankly I thought the show wouldn’t last more than six months. But I underestimated just how crazy things were getting in our nation and quite frankly within […]

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Biblical discipleship vs. Rightnow Media

Are you ready for the next big state-of-the-art discipleship tool for every member of your church, including staff?  It’s called RightNow Media, a slick new video streaming program that compares itself to the Netflix of Christianity, and you don’t even need to lift a finger to sell it to your membership: Its marketers have provided […]

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Where have all the no-compromisers gone?

I’m not sure where “Buffy” is from, but it probably doesn’t matter. You see, Buffy is one of many Christians from around the globe who have written to us out of sheer frustration over trying to find a good, Bible-based church that does not compromise with the world and all of its movements that have […]

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How to tell if you are in the throes of Transformation

You’ve perhaps heard that movie line, “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.” It comes from the fictional character Inigo Montoya from the 1987 comedy film The Princess Bride. Well, the term, “Spiritual Transformation” is one of those words that begs for definition. In the visible […]

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