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Jan
28
2023
GUEST: COLLEEN TRONSON, Executive Director, Metro Women’s CenterAmericans like to think of our nation and people as “exceptional”, providing an example of goodness, charity, even Christianity, to the rest of the world. There is some truth to this. America has been immeasurably blessed in resources and liberties and has spread innovation and freedom across the world.But if we are honest, this nation has also become perhaps the greatest consumer and exporter of moral wickedness, such as sexual immorality in its many forms and the murder of pre-born children.Consider the 1973 Supreme Court decision called Roe v. Wade that led to abortion—the intentional murder of pre-born human beings—becoming legal in this country. A mind-numbing 63 million pre-born babies have been killed since then. That is nearly 20% of the current population of the United States.No matter how it’s rationalized—“women’s health care”, “my body, my choice”, “reproductive rights”—the reality is that, every day, pregnant women enter hospitals and clinics where abortionists kill or dismember and extract pre-born human beings.The Bible says about the pre-born child: “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13-14).There was great celebration by those who oppose abortion when Roe v. Wade was overturned in the summer of 2022. But alas, Satan never relents in fomenting sin and evil in the hearts of humans. With abortion now being a matter for each state to decide, extreme bills are being pushed through state legislatures that remove almost all limits on abortion. Our home state of Minnesota is currently passing one of the most radical abortion bills in the country.Colleen Tronson, executive director of Metro Women’s Center in Minnesota, joins us on The Christian Worldview to discuss how the abortion landscape is changing, the rise of the abortion pill, and how Christians can get involved to save lives and proclaim the hope of the gospel.-------------------"180" Film from Ray Comfort.  This award-winning, evangelistic documentary carries a unique pro-life message in which you will see eight people change their minds about abortion in a matter of seconds…because they were asked one question. 33 mins  Purchase the DVD or stream for free.  Links available at TheChristianWorldview.orgWhy Pro-life? Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers by Randy Alcorn.  Available for free online
Jan
21
2023
GUEST: PETER McCULLOUGH, MD MPH, cardiologist and author, The Courage to Face COVID-19 In early 2020, news reports began to emerge of a new virus from China spreading across the globe called COVID-19. Carried across the ocean via airline passengers, Americans began to catch the respiratory virus with a small percentage even dying of complications. Fear and panic spread even faster than the virus. Would this be the next black plague, which killed 30% to 60% of all Europeans?Medical authorities like the CDC, NIH, and WHO recommended a near-shutdown of society and federal, state, and local governments implemented mandatory masking, physical distancing, closures of businesses, schools, and churches, strictures on travel, and much more. At first we were told to stay put for “15 days to stop the spread”…which turned into more than two years of unprecedented restrictions.2020 just happened (wink, wink) to be a presidential election year. President Donald Trump had led the country to energy independence and a robust economy and looked the heavy favorite to win a second term. But the hysteria created over COVID-19 narrowed the focus of the country to only one issue—“save me from COVID” despite the fact that a small percentage of people who contracted COVID actually died from it.Voting regulations were slackened to allow people to vote early and by mail so there wouldn’t be crowding of the polls on election day. Career politician Joe Biden, who hardly campaigned due to fear of COVID, unbelievably (in the literal sense of the word) garnered 81 million votes, the most of any president in history.In late 2020, an experimental-use COVID vaccine was quickly rolled out. This was a new kind of vaccine, not manufactured from a dead virus as usual, but with an mRNA genetic substance that had never been used on the general public. No worries though—videos and photos of public officials and celebrities rolling up their sleeve to receive the shot were meant to assure the public that “the science” had saved us again.The marketing campaign for all Americans to get the shot was relentless. Everyone, and I mean everyone, even those who were not in “susceptible demographics” (old or underlying health problems) were told that getting the vaccine would keep you from getting or transmitting the virus (a lie). Professing Christians like NIH director Francis Collins and Ed Stetzer shamed and guilted Christians that getting the vaccine was about “loving your neighbor”. In the end, 80% of Americans received at least one dose of the vaccine.More could be said, much more actually, but here we are now in early 2023, two years after the release of the vaccine, and chilling reports and videos are surfacing daily of the vaccinated falling over and dying suddenly, typically from cardiac arrest. Suppressed by the media and dismissed by authorities as “disinformation”, the occurrences are indisputable that something has gone terribly wrong.Peter McCullough, MD MPH is our guest today on The Christian Worldview to discuss if the COVID vaccine is causing sudden and excessive deaths. He is a highly respected cardiologist who developed an early treatment protocol for COVID that has saved tens of thousands of lives (including my own parents). For that, and now his stand against the vaccine, Dr. McCullough has been vilified and ostracized by the mainstream medical community.-----------------Related Resources:The Courage to Face COVID by John Leake and Peter McCullough, MD MPH
Jan
14
2023
GUEST: ANDREW DeBARTOLO, Director of Operations, Liberty Coalition CanadaWhat emerged as the sexual revolution in the mid-1960s in America—the mainstreaming of heterosexual sex and cohabitation outside marriage, unbiblical divorce leading to adulterous remarriage, and pornography—has, this century, descended even further into a depravity revolution.The apostle Paul in Romans 1 describes the judgment of God “giving over” those who “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” in three successive stages of decline—from “impure” heterosexual immorality (vs. 24-25) to the “degrading passions” of “unnatural” homosexuality (vs. 26-27) to “a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper” (vs. 28-32).What is “not proper” is for men scantily dressed as women to sexually dance in front of young children or for government elementary school teachers to approvingly teach students about homosexuality and transgenderism without their parents knowledge or for doctors and hospitals to perform irreversible and harmful surgeries on the sexual organs of children.That those at the highest levels of governing authority consider this “gender affirming care” further explains the wickedness that all Democrats in the US House, except one, voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which will require that babies who survive an abortion receive life-saving medical treatment.In other words, the Democrats voted to let babies die without help. Pause and mourn the free fall into heartless murder and depravity to which our people have descended.This weekend in part 2, Andrew DeBartolo of Liberty Coalition Canada will again join us to discuss “How Christians Should Respond to the Depravity Revolution”. Because it has not only infected every corner of society but it has broken into the church as well.-----------------------How Christians Should Respond to the Depravity Revolution – Part 1Related Resource for a donation of any amount:In His Image DVDUpcoming Event:Biblical Sexuality Sunday: On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Liberty Coalition is again encouraging pastors around the world to preach a message on Biblical Sexuality. Please forward this to your pastor to hold the light of God’s Word on this issue to a world that desperately needs truth and the gospel.
Jan
7
2023
GUEST: ANDREW DeBARTOLO, Director of Operations, Liberty Coalition CanadaFrom the beginning, men and women have always resisted God’s design for marriage, sex, and gender.God designed marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman…and man soon took multiple wives. God designed sex for procreation and unity within one man one woman marriage…and man soon engaged in prostitution, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and other reprobation. God created each person either male or female…and man soon desired and dressed to be the opposite.Pre- and extra-marital sex, unbiblical divorce, and abortion were early signs that God’s moral design was being jettisoned in our nation, but now, as Romans 1 describes, a full-blown depravity revolution is rushing headlong toward a zenith. That which Scripture describes as “unnatural” (Romans 1)—homosexuality—has become mainstreamed legally and culturally. Now the same can be said for transgenderism. Only the desperately wicked heart of man knows where he/she will next seek sinful pleasure apart from God.Christians and the church are necessarily caught in the whirlwind of the depravity revolution. We can’t affirm what the Bible clearly calls sin. We love sinners enough to tell them “the wages of sin is death”. We live and work and educate in a system that has chosen the side of God-rejection and persecutes and prosecutes those who don’t “comply”.Why has the depravity revolution become so prominent? Can’t Christians just “stay out of the way”? If not, how should Christians respond to open promotion of it everywhere—from government leaders, in schools, at “drag shows”, with laws, even in churches?Andrew DeBartolo, is a teaching elder at Encounter Church in Ontario and director of operations at Liberty Coalition Canada. He joins us this weekend and next to answer this question and more so Christians and the church are informed and prepared.------------------Related Resource for a donation of any amount:In His Image DVDUpcoming Event:Biblical Sexuality Sunday: On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Liberty Coalition is again encouraging pastors around the world to preach a message on Biblical Sexuality. Please forward this to your pastor to hold the light of God’s Word on this issue to a world that desperately needs truth and the gospel.
Dec
31
2022
[This program is a rebroadcast of a previously aired program on January 08, 2022]GUEST: PAUL TWISS, Instructor of Bible Exposition, The Master’s SeminaryMany Christians begin a new year with the goal of reading through the entire Bible. It is an excellent and attainable endeavor, one that will help the believer better understand God and His purposes. Since “all Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Tim. 3:16), the one who reads through the Bible is hearing directly from God on a daily basis!That being said, the Bible is a big book, written by 40 authors on three continents in three languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic) over a span of 1500 years. Grasping how the history, culture, narratives, poetry, and prophecy of the the Old Testament form one cohesive revelation with the gospels, history, culture, letters, and prophecy of the New Testament can be challenging.Which is why we have asked Paul Twiss, pastor and instructor of Bible exposition at The Master’s Seminary, to join us on The Christian Worldview. Paul has created a handful of short videos entitled “Everyday Theologian” to help Christians accurately interpret the various parts of Scripture.We will also discuss the call for pastors to preach on Biblical sexual morality on Sunday, January 15 in light of the new law in Canada that will criminalize those who preach/speak about God’s clear design for sex and gender.Finally, thank you to so many of you who generously supported the ministry of The Christian Worldview at the end of 2022. You embolden us to keep standing firm on God’s Word and the gospel!------------------------ Read Through the Bible Reading Plans-  Everyday Theologian - video series with Paul Twiss.>> Related Programs:- The B-I-B-L-E. Is It Really the Book for Ye and Me? Part 2- The B-I-B-L-E. Is It Really the Book for Ye and Me? Part 1>> Related Resource- How to Study the Bible by John MacArthur
Dec
23
2022
This weekend’s program is a NEW program for 2022 and was prepared to focus our attention on the Christ of Christmas. In the left column are resources and ideas for you to use personally with your own families.  The Christian Worldview wishes all of you a memorable and meaningful Christmas.  To God be all Glory!Christmas is upon us. While it’s easy to get distracted by all that competes for our attention—current events and politics, work and school, sports and recreation, travel and material things, even family and church—there is really only one most important issue and that is the person of Jesus Christ and what He has done for mankind.Jesus said, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36).That couldn’t be more clear. Where you spend eternity hinges on whether you place your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.Christmas is the time when Christians remember and celebrate God sending His Son into our world, born of a virgin woman, mighty and holy in word and deed, and loving and sacrificial in offering His perfect life to satisfy God’s wrath and justice for our sins.Today will be a program to think about not Christmas generally, but the Christ of Christmas specifically. We will read God’s word, listen to some music, even do a Christmas quiz, all to appreciate and worship the God/Man, the Lord Jesus Christ. For none of us would have any hope without His “One Solitary Life”.---------------CHRISTMAS RESOURCES for you and your family:QUIZ/POEMS/READINGS:Christmas QuizHistory behind I Heard the Bells on Christmas DayOne Solitary LifeOn Going Home for ChristmasVIDEO:The Gospel | Paul WasherTreasures of the Snow filmThe Legend of the Candy CaneTruce in the Forest short filmHans Brinker film Amazon | YoutubeMUSIC:O Holy Night | Phil WebbThe Messiah | Robert ShawTCW Christmas 2022 (Spotify)
Dec
17
2022
GUEST: MIKE GENDRON, Founder and Evangelist, Proclaiming the Gospel MinistriesIt’s lamentable but not surprising in our God-rejecting world that Christmas has become about everything than what it should be—the incarnation of the Son of God.Yes, Jesus was most likely not born on December 25. Yes, many of our Christian forbears didn’t even celebrate Christ’s birth. And yes, several of the traditions of Christmas, such as trees and mistletoe, are rooted in paganism.That being said, for most Christians, Christmas is a season to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ into our world and ponder anew the miraculous aspects of God’s redemptive plan, which include Old Testament prophecies, virgin birth, and how God became man.This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Mike Gendron, founder and evangelist with Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries, joins us to to discuss these mind-stretching truths of Christmas and how the Christ of Christmas is for each one of us willing to repent and believe.----------------Related Resource available from Mike Gendron and Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries:The Greatest News Ever Told About the Greatest Gift Ever Given tract
Dec
10
2022
GUEST: CHRIS ANDERSON, hymn writer and author, Theology That Sticks Last week on the program we discussed how Christian music in general and church music in particular has undergone a huge change over the past 50 or 60 years. Whereas for centuries Christians sang Psalms and hymns as a congregation, now the mainstream of Evangelical church music is played and presented in rock concert fashion.This week on the program, we’re going to discuss why this has taken place and how it’s significantly altered the church’s worship service. Then, Chris Anderson, hymn writer and author of Theology That Sticks—The Life-Changing Power of Exceptional Hymns will join us again to explain how churches and individuals need to carefully select music that is sound in doctrine and directs our hearts to worship God.
Dec
3
2022
GUEST: CHRIS ANDERSON, pastor and author, Theology That Sticks“Houston, we have a problem.” That’s a slight misquote version of what an Apollo 13 astronaut said to NASA Mission Control in Houston after an explosion harmed their spacecraft back in 1970.That was a physical, life-threatening problem. But there are even bigger God-dishonoring problems in the Evangelical church today. The preaching of weak or unsound doctrine is one. Another is the message and methodology of music in the church.While music in sound churches over the centuries was mainly congregational singing of Psalms and hymns with or without musical instruments, that all changed over the past 60 years with the introduction of Christian Contemporary Music (CCM). The worldview driving this believes that the form of rock ’n’ roll, soft rock, and rap glorifies God and attracts people to Christianity by simply swapping secular lyrics for Christian lyrics.And yet the result has been compromise. Instead of congregations belting out inspired Psalms or sound hymns, shallow, repetitive, mesmerizing, error-filled songs fill nearly every space in Evangelicalism.The water may have flooded over the dam but our guest this weekend and next will help Christians and churches select “songs, hymns, and spiritual songs” (Ephesians 5) that are sound in theology, honoring to God and edifying for us. His name is Chris Anderson. He’s a former pastor of 25 years and author of several well-known hymns, including “His Robes for Mine”. He is also the author of the new book, Theology That Sticks—The Life-Changing Power of Exceptional Hymns.
Nov
26
2022
** This program was previously aired 11/27/21 but the DVD offer is available again for a short time.GUEST: DR. JERRY NEWCOMBE, producer, The Pilgrims documentaryA small group of biblical Christians known as the the Pilgrims are widely considered to be “the founders of America”.Numbering only about 400-500 souls, they had fled religious persecution in England to settle in Holland. But after ten years there, they decided on another move across the Atlantic Ocean to an unknown land that would become the United States.About 50 Pilgrims were on the first vessel called The Mayflower, arriving in modern-day Cape Cod in Massachusetts in November 1620. One year later in November 1621, after a brutal winter in which many of them died, they celebrated a bountiful harvest with local Indians who had helped them in what has become known as the first Thanksgiving.The Pilgrims and their biblical beliefs which led directly to the principles of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution 150 years have been mostly forgotten by the majority of our population. “Separation of church and state” is a sacrament of mainstream society today…but it wasn’t to the Pilgrims. They said they came to America “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”Dr. Jerry Newcombe, producer of the documentary film, The Pilgrims, joins us this Thanksgiving weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss the Pilgrims’ story and what they believed and lived by. For in them we have an example for how we can live in our pilgrimage in a contrary world.
Nov
19
2022
Guest: Cal Beisner, President, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation This past week, the U.S. Senate passed a bill, with every Democrat and 12 Republicans voting in favor, that is deceptively called “The Respect for Marriage Act.”In fact, the bill, now sure to be passed by the Democrat-majority U.S. House (before the Republican majority kicks in next year) and then signed by Democrat president Joe Biden, will overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and codify homosexual “marriage” into federal law.But aren’t homosexuals already able to “marry” one another? Yes, but this bill would federalize homosexual “marriage” so states could not establish a contrary law and will be a bulwark should the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell decision be overturned. That case banned any state from denying homosexual “marriages”.But even more sinister is the authority the bill offers to prosecute those individuals and organizations (like Christian schools) who hold to the Biblical one-man one-woman definition of marriage. This sets the stage for far more persecution of truth-tellers than ever before.It may not seem related but the end goal of the United Nation’s COP 27 climate change conference that just concluded in Egypt is the same—to control and command people into compliance to a new world order of God-rejecting values. During the conference, an interfaith delegation held an event at Mt. Sinai (where Moses received the 10 Commandments) called “Returning to Sinai—A Prophetic Call for Climate Justice and Ceremony of Repentance” where they laid out and then smashed their own 10 climate commandments.Jesus said in His Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:10-12).The whole point of these events is to promote evil and punish those who stand for God’s word. Unless or until the Supreme Court intervenes, it will likely be open season on Christians who stand for Biblical truth.Cal Beisner, president of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, joins us this weekend to examine these issues and how they will impact you.---------------------Related Resources:Global Warming Skepticism for Busy PeopleGlobal Warming DVD
Nov
12
2022
GUEST: ROBERT KNIGHT, columnist, Washington TimesFor the last two years, Democrats held majorities in both the US House and US Senate and the White House with President Biden. This has allowed them to push through all manner of God-rejecting policies on the country.But as the mid-term election loomed, and pundits, polls, and history all concurred that a Red Wave of Republican victories would hold the Democrats in check. After all, the party out of power typically does very well in the mid-terms, as voters sour on one-party rule.With 70% of people saying the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Red Wave seemed inevitable. But the results were more of a Red Ripple—Republicans gained a slight majority in the House, won some governorships, and are hoping three not-yet-called races in Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia will put them in the majority in the US Senate.One bright spot for Republicans was Florida. The voting process was cleaned up and Ron DeSantis won in dominating fashion for Governor, as did Marco Rubio for US Senate.The question we will examine today is—why didn’t Republicans do even better? Robert Knight, columnist for the Washington Times and author of the new book, Crooked: What Really Happened in the 2020 Election and How to Stop the Fraud will join us.
Nov
5
2022
GUESTS: Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel Pastor Andrew DeBartolo, Director of Operations, Liberty Coalition CanadaPresident Biden and the Left have held majority power in the White House and Congress for nearly two years. And what a wicked two years it has been for the country.The federal law allowing abortion in all states may have been rightly overturned by the Supreme Court but those on the God-rejecting Left are relentless in their blood thirst to restore the “right” to murder the unborn.Transgenderism, the abominable, destructive lie that a person can change their gender, is pushed down our throats at every turn—in schools, the military, corporations, government, media, drag queen shows…everywhere. Children are having their body parts surgically mutilated or taking powerful hormonal drugs in the futile and harmful attempt to be something they can not be. This abomination has full-throated support of the Biden administration.Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of illegal immigrants have been allowed to enter our country across the southern border. Murder, carjackings, and violence are rampant in our major cities. The foolish decision to print trillions of dollars has inflated the cost of everything, thus devaluing the money you currently have. Throttling fossil fuel production due to the climate change hysteria is another nation-diminishing policy of the Left.This is a short sample of what the Democrats have inflicted upon this once-great and God-revering nation in their attempt to cast off God and remake the world in their Tower of Babel globalist dystopia.Who Americans choose in the mid-term election, which concludes on Tuesday, November 8, will tell us much about the worldview and spiritual condition of the people. It’s hard to believe that anyone would conclude the country is on the right track but such is the level of deception when one sees evil as good.Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, an overtly Christian organization that advances “religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the family through strategic litigation” joins us to discuss what is at stake in this election.Also, Andrew DeBartolo, Canadian pastor and Director of Operations for Liberty Coalition Canada, will update us on what is taking place in Canada and explain why the accusation of “Christian Nationalism” is just a ruse to keep Christians silent.
Oct
29
2022
GUEST: JOEL BEEKE, host, Puritan documentaryIt’s sad that the legacy of the Puritans is either not known or misconstrued today. They rose to prominence in the second half of the 1500s and influenced Protestant Christianity and Western Europe and the forming of America more than any other people or movement.The Puritans were born again Christians who applied Scripture to every area of life. No doubt they would be pejoratively labeled “Christian nationalists” today. Some sought to “purify” the compromising Church of England. Others, as in the case of the Pilgrims, a more independent branch of the Puritans, sailed to the New World to establish their own colony.There is much that present-day Christians need to learn and apply from the convictions and lives of the Puritans. Joel Beeke, president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and founder of Reformation Heritage Books, the largest publisher of Puritan resources, joins us on The Christian Worldview for part two of our discussion of the Puritans.--------------------Related Resource:Puritan DVD: All of Life to the Glory of God
Oct
22
2022
GUEST: JOEL BEEKE, host, PURITAN documentaryIn 2000 years of church history, the two most prominent eras for the propagation of sound doctrine were in the first century when the apostles of Christ took the gospel across the Roman Empire and then in the 1500s and 1600s when the Protestant Reformation took place.But as always, Satan, along with those who knowingly or unknowingly are used by him, attack and undermine anything that accurately represents God and His word.In the mid-1500s in England, just 40 or so years after Roman Catholic monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses for church reform on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany (Oct. 31, 1517), a group of devout Christians known as the Puritans emerged. Some Puritans worked within the Protestant Church of England to “purify” it from the influence of Roman Catholicism and the British monarchs while other Puritans separated from the state church, suffering persecution, dispersion, and martyrdom.The Puritans—men like John Bunyan, John Winthrop, Samual Rutherford, William Perkins, John Foxe, and others—were marked by everything the current-day mainstream Evangelical movement is not—a high and holy view of God, the absolute authority of God’s Word on all matters of life and faith, an accurate proclamation of the gospel, and a deep commitment to personal sanctification. Put another way, the Puritans were laser-focused on a precise understanding of God and applying His word to every area of life.This week and next in the lead-up to the commemoration of Reformation Day (Oct. 31, 1517) and Thanksgiving (i.e. the America Pilgrims were a branch of the Puritans), we will be joined by a man who is an expert on the Puritans—Joel Beeke. Joel is president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, minister of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and also the host of the excellent documentary film, PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God.There is a lot for Christians and churches today to learn and apply from the Puritans and so we hope you are able to join us for this two-part series.--------------Related Resource:  Puritan Collector's Edition DVD
Oct
15
2022
GUEST: SOEREN KERN, Christian Geopolitical AnalystAs Jesus pointed to the temple, He told His disciples, “Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”Just as Jesus predicted, the temple was torn down and destroyed in AD 70 by the Romans. But the question the disciples then asked is the same one Christians are asking today: “What will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?”Jesus called Christians to discern the times to be ready for His return. That is what we aim to do on this week’s program with our guest, geopolitical analyst Soeren Kern. Soeren will offer insight from a biblical perspective on some of the most significant issues and events, such as Covid, the Russian war against Ukraine, updates from Israel and the Middle East, and the influence of China.We’ll go around the world, knowing that God is in perfect control of what appears to be an out of control world.Related Resources:Rob Roos: Vaccine never tested on preventing transmission
Oct
8
2022
There are many pressing issues in the world right now, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Ian which decimated areas and lives along the west coast of Florida or the sabotage of the undersea Nord Stream pipelines which transport natural gas from Russia to Germany.No matter the current event, the most important issue is always how sinful man can be reconciled to Holy God.We are living in an era of our nation where God-rejection is rushing forward at an alarming rate. The statistics (such as The State of Theology that we covered last week) show that the nation, and particularly the younger generation, is turning away from Christ and Christianity. Many of our civil authorities lead the way in suppressing the truth and advocating for sin.So what should the Christian response be to this God rejection? Evangelicals have widely different answers to this question. Most want to soften the sharp edges of the faith and present the faith as “what we are for rather than what we’re against.” And they would define what we are for as “radical love, compassion, and forgiveness.” This sums up the “He Gets Us” campaign that we will discuss today.And there is a small minority of believers, who despite what the market researchers say, know that they must faithfully proclaim all of God’s Word, trusting in His Holy Spirit (instead of human reasoning) to change people’s hearts. This sums up John MacArthur’s "An Open Letter to CA Governor Gavin Newsom", which we will also discuss today.
Oct
1
2022
GUEST: Dr. Stephen Nichols, Ligonier MinistriesTheology is defined as “the study of the nature of God and religious beliefs.” So “what do Americans believe about God, salvation, ethics, and the Bible?”That is how Ligonier Ministries frames The State of Theology survey that they and LifeWay Research partner together to produce every two years.If you’re a Christian and are paying attention to the shift away from God and Scripture that has taken place in our country over the past 75 years, you won’t be surprised to learn that Americans have an unbiblical, syncretistic worldview, which is a mix of flawed human reasoning and remnants of religious moralism borrowed from Christianity.The survey made 35 theological statements to over 3,000 respondents of differing backgrounds and regions. Respondents could answer “strongly agree, somewhat agree, not sure, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree”.Here are a few examples of the theological statements in the survey:“God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.”(67% agreed with this falsehood, as did 56% of Evangelicals).“Jesus was a great teacher, but he was not God.”(53% agreed with this lie, as did 43% of professing Evangelicals)“The Bible has the authority to tell us what we must do.”(52% overall agreed, with 94% of Evangelicals agreeing…thankfully)Dr. Stephen Nichols, chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries and president of Reformation Bible College, joins us on The Christian Worldview to discuss The State of Theology survey for 2022.
Sep
24
2022
Billy Graham was the most well-known Evangelical Christian of the 20th Century. He led a parachurch ministry called the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association which hosted (and still hosts) large events all over the world, preaching the gospel to tens of thousands of people or more at a time.Recently on The Christian Worldview radio program, pastor Travis Allen of Grace Church in Greeley, CO joined us to discuss a sermon series he had given at a conference on the drift of Evangelicalism. which has become a wide umbrella term that includes theological conservatives, liberals, charismatics, social justice advocates, “gay Christians”, female pastors, and more.Pastor Allen commented how decisions by the most prominent Evangelical—Billy Graham—with regard to ecumenism (cooperation across denominations) and the rise of the parachurch (Christian organizations independent of the local church), contributed greatly to where Evangelicalism is today.This weekend, we’ll dive a bit deeper into the ministry of Billy Graham and its ramifications, learning from what was done right and wrong, using Scripture as a measuring rod.Related Resource:Evangelicalism Divided by Iain MurrayThe Need for Evangelical Reformation – Travis AllenReforming the Evangelical Pastorate – Travis Allen
Sep
17
2022
GUEST: PAUL TWISS, pastor, Former Officer in Royal NavyBy now you know, as most everyone in the world knows, that Queen Elizabeth II has died at age 96 after reigning over Britain and its Commonwealth of nations for 70 years.It would be hard to point to any other person’s death in western civilization over the last 100 years that has commanded more worldwide attention than the Queen’s death. Ten days of mourning and processions will culminate in her funeral on Monday, Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey in London.Paul Twiss, a citizen of the United Kingdom who now pastors Bethany Bible Church in Thousand Oaks, CA will join us to discuss the life and death—and faith—of Queen Elizabeth. Paul grew up and was educated in England, becoming an officer in the Her Majesty’s Royal Navy where he served as a nuclear engineer in the submarine service.We will also hear part two of the interview with Robert Knight, columnist for the Washington Times, as to why President Biden and the Left have ratcheted up their blame and vilification toward millions of Americans who supported Donald Trump, categorizing them as semi-fascists.
Sep
10
2022
GUESTS:General Michael FlynnRobert Knight, columnistIn contradiction to President Biden’s promise to unify the country after the 2020 election, he and his administration have made the decision to accuse who he calls “MAGA Republicans” (Trump voters) as enemies of the state and the cause of all that ails America. He recently labeled tens of millions of Trump supporters as “semi-fascists” and then gave a fascist-looking and -sounding speech in Philadelphia with blood red lighting and two U.S. Marines behind him, blaming and vilifying those who oppose him.Robert Knight, columnist for The Washington Times, joins us on The Christian Worldview to explain what’s behind this ominous move by the federal government.Also, General Michael Flynn, who served 33 years in the U.S. Army and was U.S. National Security Advisor to Donald Trump, will join us to explain why he and other conservatives are relentlessly attacked and vilified and why we must stand up and speak up for Constitutional freedoms. General Flynn is the keynote speaker at the Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom event on Thu, Sept. 15 in Oakdale, MN (ticket deadline is Sunday, Sept. 11).Before we get to Robert Knight and General Flynn, we have one segment left with Pastor Travis Allen, as we discuss the drift taking place in Evangelicalism and the call to remain faithful in the midst of the compromise.
Sep
3
2022
GUEST: TRAVIS ALLEN, pastor, Grace Church (Greeley, CO)“Evangelical” once meant a Christian who believed in the authority of Scripture and the call to evangelize the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ. But the devil, so to speak, is in the details of how that has played out over the decades.Today many Evangelical churches and Evangelical para-church organizations—colleges, seminaries, publishing and music industries, camps, conferences, films, evangelism, social work, etc.—form such a wide tent in doctrine and practice as to defy definition, and worse, to dishonor God.This is a bad development. Misrepresenting God and compromising His Word is egregious sin.Paul told Timothy to “accurately handle the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). He didn’t tell Timothy to use creative, man-centered methodology to reach the culture but rather to “Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you” (1 Tim. 4:16).Pastor Travis Allen of Grace Church in Greeley, CO joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss the need for Evangelical repentance and reformation. He will explain how the Evangelical movement arrived where it is today and what must be done to avoid ending in apostasy.RELATED RESOURCE: You are encouraged to listen to the two messages Pastor Allen preached at the Reforming Evangelicalism Conference:The Need for Evangelical ReformationReforming the Evangelical Pastorate
Aug
27
2022
GUEST: TRAVIS ALLEN, pastor, Grace Church (Greeley, CO)As our society rejects God, so it rejects God’s call for what a man is to be. The biblical call for men to be providers for their home, loving leaders of their wives and children, and strong and courageous in word and deed is misrepresented as “toxic masculinity”, “sexist”, and “patriarchal”. Even when a man offers sound advice and direction, especially to a woman, it’s criticized as “mansplaining.”Add to this the influence of feminism and homosexuality in our culture and the impact is seen all around us today—men who have no idea what God calls them to be.God created men and women of equal value and yet with certain character qualities and roles which are to be more prominent depending on whether male or female. This is a complementary design by God, resulting in joy for us and glory for Him.Travis Allen joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview radio program to discuss God’s call for men. Travis is pastor of Grace Church in Greeley, CO, married with five children, and served in the U.S. Navy as a member of the SEAL teams. But as you will hear, it’s not one’s ability to fire weapons or fast-rope from a helicopter that makes a godly man but rather allegiance and obedience to Christ and His Word.
Aug
20
2022
GUEST: DR. STEVEN LAWSON, author, New Life in ChristConfusion characterizes our world. Or maybe delusion is the better word, in that people are deluded by others or just self-deluded.There are no shortage of “experts”—politicians, scientists, teachers, professors, writers, speakers, journalists, analysts, commentators, influencers, and yes, Christian leaders—confidently making assertions about all matters of life and faith.So if you’re pondering what is going wrong in the world, you will hear all kinds of responses—“racism, inequality, lack of education, capitalistic greed, moral corruption”—with all manner of proposed solutions, mostly promoting some new government program or law or political candidate.Despite all the talk, confusion and delusion still reign. People don’t know who or what to believe about what’s going on and don’t understand the root cause of the problems.Because all of Scripture is inspired by the holy and perfect God, Christians have a foundation for discerning truth from error, right from wrong, and wisdom from foolishness.Dr. Steven Lawson, president of OnePassion Ministries, expository preacher, and author of New Life in Christ: What Really Happens When You’re Born Again and Why It Matters, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss:What is going on in the world right now?Why has there been division over the issue of “social justice”?What does it mean to be born again?Please join us for this important program.--------------------Related Resource:New Life in Christ: What Really Happens When You’re Born Again and Why It Matters addresses the most important issue—what it means to be born again. This book is for a believer to better understand the gospel of Christ and for a non-believer to understand and believe in Christ. 224 pages, softcover.  Available for a donation of any amount!
Aug
13
2022
GUEST: CAL BEISNER, President, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of CreationNo doubt you have noticed that the price of nearly everything has increased. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Over the 12 months ended June 2022, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 9.1 percent…the largest 12-month increase since the 12-month period ending November 1981.”For example, food (for the home) increased 12.2%. Motor fuel increased 60.2%. Electricity rose 13.7%. Natural gas increased 38.4%. New vehicles rose 11.4%.Ask ten people why prices have increased so much and you’ll likely hear explanations like “price gouging” or “Putin’s war in Ukraine” or “Covid” or “supply chain problems.”But are these the real reasons? Cal Beisner, our guest this weekend, doesn’t think so. He is the president of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and a respected teacher on the environment, economics, and ethics.You may be surprised to learn that the price increases have almost everything to do with inflating the money supply through the latest nearly one trillion dollar spending bill misnamed the “Inflation Reduction Act”, which was pushed and passed on August 7 by President Biden and the Left, that will among other things, hire 87,000 new tax agents.The very next day, former President’s Trump home was raided and searched by FBI agents for reasons not well-explained by the Justice Department.Cal will also address other questions, such as:Why are businesses struggling to find workers?Why Evangelicals have been influenced by the late Ron Sider, a leader in the “Evangelical Left”?The ethical question as to whether a Christian should attend a homosexual “wedding” to “be a good neighbor”?---------------------------Related Resource:Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People by Roy Spencer
Aug
6
2022
GUEST: CAL BEISNER, President, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of CreationJust as the root of redefining marriage and gender is rebellion against God’s Word, so the same motivation drives the left-wing “climate change” movement.God commanded Adam and Eve in the first chapter of Scripture, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28).This is the “dominion mandate”, where man, as the pinnacle of God’s creation, is called to populate the earth and rule over it in ways that, above all, benefit mankind and glorify God.The humanistic environmental worldview reverses this—the environment (“Mother Earth”) is prioritized above the needs of man and worshipped instead of the Creator.Because we all live in and are dependent on natural resources for energy, food, water, air, shelter, raw materials, medicines, clothes, and more, and because we all are drawn to the beauty, majesty and power of God’s creation, co-opting the environment (through lying and scaring people) is one of the most useful means to achieve godless, humanistic ends.This week on The Christian Worldview, Cal Beisner, president of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, a “network of Christian theologians, natural scientists, economists, and other scholars educating for Biblical earth stewardship, economic development for the poor, and the proclamation and defense of the good news of salvation by God’s grace, received through faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection”, joins us to discuss how the war on energy—specifically fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal—harms mankind, especially those most vulnerable.Why are fuel prices high, when our nation is blessed with all kinds of fossil fuel resources? Is the transition to electric vehicles going to improve life and the environment? And is it true, as we are constantly told, that man is causing irreversible and catastrophic climate change?We invite you to hear an uncommon—and biblical—perspective as Cal answers these questions and more.--------------Related Resource:Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People - for a donation of any amount!
Jul
30
2022
This program is a rebroadcast from 3/12/22GUEST: PASTOR JAMES COATES, co-author, God vs. GovernmentPersecution, imprisonment, and murder of Christians is nothing new. The gospels recount the crucifixion of Christ and the book of Acts chronicles the threats, beatings, jailings, and stonings of first century Christians.Today is no different for believers in Communist China or North Korea, where Christians defy government edicts and gather secretly. In some Islamic countries, Christians are jailed and martyred for refusing to keep silent about the gospel.In countries like the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that were founded on Christian values with guaranteed individual liberties, the state has generally allowed citizens to pursue their faith.That changed about a decade ago when the homosexual movement began prosecuting Christians for refusing to participate in“same-sex” so-called weddings. It was a shock when Christians lost their baking or photography business or were fined for following their biblical beliefs.But the God-haters wouldn’t stop there. With Covid came a new opportunity to silence and persecute Christians, as government-mandated restrictions and closures of churches in the name of “community health and safety”.Most pastors and churches “compiled”, but some, like GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta where James Coates pastors, understood the Biblical command for churches to “not forsake our own assembling together” (Hebrews 10:25).Alberta’s governing authorities couldn’t allow GraceLife to defy their order and so Pastor James was arrested and imprisoned. For what? For continuing to gather as a church in obedience to God’s Word.---------------------Related Resource:God vs Government by Nathan Busenitz and James Coates: https://bit.ly/3Q0rrac
Jul
22
2022
GUEST: ALEX NEWMAN, Journalist and Author, Crimes of the EducatorsIt’s axiomatic—the one who teaches children is the one who shapes their worldview, and thus, society at large.The Bible assigns the teaching and training of children to parents. “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).But of course, God-rejecting man has a “better" idea—remove children from the (redefined) home to be indoctrinated by government “educators” for up to 40 hours each week from age four to 18. With a government that ignores the most important truth in life—God exists and has spoken in Scripture—how do you think that will turn out for the kids?Turns out, just as planned. John Dewey (1859-1952), considered the “Father of the Modern American Public Education System” said: “There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, immutable truth is also dead and buried.”In case you’re not convinced, Dr. Chester Pierce, Professor of Education and Psychology at Harvard University, said at the Childhood International Education Seminar in 1973:“Every child who enters school at age 5 is mentally ill because he enters school with an allegiance toward our elected officials, our founding fathers, our institutions, the preservation of this form of government we have, patriotism, nationalism, sovereignty… All this proves that the children are sick, because a truly well individual is one who has rejected all those things and is what I would call the international child of the future.”Mission accomplished. Taxpayer-funded, federal government-mandated public education has shaped generations of the “international child” with unsuspecting parents losing almost all influence. The moral confusion that reigns in our children and nation today shouldn’t be surprising.International journalist Alex Newman joins us for a second week on The Christian Worldview to discuss what government education has become and what Christian parents should do. Alex is the author Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America's Children, CEO of Liberty Sentinel Media and a senior editor for The New American Magazine.-------------------------------Crimes of the Educators: https://amzn.to/3J1az0WLiberty Sentinel: https://bit.ly/3RRdBsNThe New American Magazine: https://bit.ly/3oo3ZrJ
Jul
16
2022
GUEST: ALEX NEWMAN, Journalist and CEO, Liberty Sentinel Media All that is happening in the world and our country seems so complex as to defy simple explanations.Is there any correlation between inflation, energy dependence, the push for globalism, Critical Theory in government education, food shortages, gun control, promotion of transgenderism, and division in the evangelical church? These issues, and others like open immigration, abortion-on-demand, and environmentalism, are in fact all related by the underlying worldview that advocates for them.Once one understands that worldview and where that worldview is striving to lead humanity, then lots of seemingly disparate issues and events start making sense. In short, it’s a worldview that rejects God and His Word and actually seeks to be God.Our guest this weekend and next on The Christian Worldview is Alex Newman. Alex is an international journalist, the CEO of Liberty Sentinel Media and a senior editor for The New American Magazine. He is also a writer for The Epoch Times and the author of two books, Deep State: The Invisible Government Behind The Scenes and Crimes of The Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children.In part 1, Alex will address the push for globalism, the influence of the Deep State, and the technology of transhumanism and how man’s impotent purpose can never thwart God’s omnipotent plans.
Jul
8
2022
GUEST: Josh Buice, pastor, Pray’s Mill Baptist Church (GA)In several programs this year, we have examined the theological war that is taking place within the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination and the one that trains the most pastors in their seminaries.The war is a microcosm of what took place way back in the early church, more recently in the mainline Protestant denominations—United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), American Baptist Churches USA, and United Church of Christ—and what is now taking place across Evangelicalism today.A “downgrade” in the church occurs when biblical doctrines are compromised, redefined, or “updated” to be compatible with non-regenerate society. So for example, the feminist movement in broader society influences churches to put women in pastoral roles where they exercise authority over men and preach to men in violation to 1 Timothy 2:11-14 which says in part, “I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man…”Or, Marxist-based Critical Race Theory in broader society influences churches to “increase diversity” by making decisions according to skin color.Meanwhile, those pushing the compromises deny there is any compromise and most Christians proceed on as if there is “nothing to see here”.That is not the case for Pastor Josh Buice, who has carefully discerned the liberal direction of the Southern Baptist Convention, leading to his church withdrawing from the denomination. He joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview.>> We will also hear part 2 of our conversation with Colleen Tronson, executive director Metro Women’s Center, a pregnancy help center in Minnesota, who will explain the ramifications of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. ---------------------------Josh Buice: https://bit.ly/3R4AwAlMetro Women's Center in MN: https://bit.ly/3a7tzh8
Jul
2
2022
GUEST: JOSH BUICE, pastor, Pray’s Mill Baptist Church (GA)Most Americans, and particularly those under the age of 50, have lived their entire lives with elective abortion being legal in every state.Roe vs. Wade was the case presented to the Supreme Court in 1973 when a majority of justices decided that the U.S. Constitution provided a “right to privacy” should a woman want an abortion. That term “right to privacy” is not found in the Constitution and originalist legal interpreters agree that Roe was one of the most baseless legal decision in the Court’s history.Tragically, that decision nationalized abortion and led to the deaths of 63 million pre-born babies in the last 50 years. Nothing—not Hitler in Nazi Germany, not the worst Communist genocide—has approached the lethality of this American holocaust that takes place every day behind closed doors all around us.No matter how it’s euphemized—“choice”, “health care”, and “bodily autonomy”—the reality is that an intentional killing of a human life takes place with every abortion. A life created by God and made in His image.Those who understand the immorality and injustice of abortion have worked tirelessly over five decades to end or at least reduce the slaughter. And then unexpectedly to all but the most hopeful, the current Supreme Court recently overturned Roe vs. Wade, placing the power to regulate abortion to each state rather than the federal government.This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Pastor Josh Buice of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church near Atlanta and the founder of G3 Ministries, joins us to discuss the overturning of Roe and why a bewildering number of Christian leaders have been silent about it.>> Also, Colleen Tronson, executive director Metro Women’s Center in Minnesota, joins us to describe what it’s like to work on the front lines at a pregnancy help center. --------------------Josh Buice: https://bit.ly/3R4AwAlMetro Women's Center in MN: https://bit.ly/3a7tzh8
Jun
24
2022
GUEST: TOM BUCK, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church (Lindale, TX)In late May, pastor Tom Ascol, who was then a candidate for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), joined us to discuss some of the pivotal issues facing the largest Protestant denomination in America. Their annual convention came and went in mid-June in Anaheim, CA, with Ascol finishing second in the voting for president behind a less biblically-conservative candidate named Bart Barber.There is a major debate taking place within the SBC that is representative of the larger debate within the Evangelical church on issues related to gender, race, and sexuality.Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California, is the most well-known pastor within the denomination. His church and best-selling books, The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church, have impacted the evangelical church’s ecclesiology (i.e. the doctrine of the church, including methodology) more in the last 25 years than anyone or anything else.Last year, in clear violation of Scripture (e.g. 1 Tim. 2:11-14; Titus 1:5-9) Warren led the way in appointing three women to pastoral roles at Saddleback and just recently announced a husband and wife will be replacing him in a kind of dual pastoring role when he retires this year.Despite Warren’s actions being in violation of biblical and denominational beliefs, the SBC chose not to disassociate from Saddleback and gave Warren six minutes to speak at their annual meeting. We will air the audio of that on this week’s program. Our guest is Tom Buck, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lindale, TX and a noted theological conservative within the SBC.“This is 2022…get over it” is not the right response to the issue of appointing female pastors. The response to this question is tectonic, determining whether a church or denomination remains faithful to God’s word or regresses into more rebellion.----------------Related Resource:Rick Warren Address SBC Messengers in Anaheim (2022)
Jun
18
2022
GUESTS: BRUCE and MARY JANE WHEATON, parents of host David WheatonWisdom is thinking and living according to God’s will and ways. Foolishness is the opposite—thinking and living as if God doesn’t exist and that we aren’t accountable to Him.The Bible often contrasts wisdom and foolishness. In fact, Jesus concluded His most well-known message, the Sermon on the Mount, with this exhortation:“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall” (Matthew 7:24-27).I have been blessed to grow up in a home and live under parents who built their lives and home on the rock of God’s word. While of course not perfect, they have strived to live “according to the Book”. As America became openly rebellious against God and the church went “contemporary”, they didn’t.And now in the late stage of their lives—my dad is 90 and my mom is 88—they are blessed with the greatest of blessings: walking with Christ for 65 years, marriage for even longer, children and grandchildren who love and revere them, and many lives who have been impacted for Christ because of them.This Father’s Day weekend on The Christian Worldview, my aged parents will share their perspective on old age, the change in society and the church, and marriage and parenting. You will hear an uncommon perspective, one which the Bible enjoins: “Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days” (Proverbs 19:20).
Jun
10
2022
GUEST: OWEN STRACHAN, author, Christianity and WokenessLast week in part 1, Owen Strachan, professor of theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary and author of Christianity and Wokeness, explained how the new religion of “wokeness” has taken captive the minds of Americans in every sector of our society: politics, education, media, business, and yes, even the Evangelical church.Owen defined wokeness as “being awake” to the systemic injustice that characterizes our nation, with regard to white-black “race” relations but also with other groups who identify as minorities and thus oppressed—women, homosexuals, transgenders, and immigrants.The ironic thing is that despite all the progress that has been made in hearts and laws over the last century to create a more equal society, it’s as if the nation suddenly discovered what an oppressive nation we are.Equality is not the point—punishment and payback are. The oppressors (i.e. whites, Christians, males) must be toppled and the oppressed (“people of color”, “queer”, and women) must be put in power.This week in part 2, Strachan (pronounced “stran”) will explain how wokeness is really just an updated version of Marxism, how it rejects God’s order for creation, and how it fosters grievance, blame, and division rather than peace and unity based on the gospel of Christ.Additional Resource:————————We will hear more from Twila Brase of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom on the proposed “pandemic treaty” between the United States and the World Health Organization.Also, General Michael Flynn will be the speaker at Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s dinner on Thur, Sept. 15 in St. Paul, MN.  Click here to registerCovid-19 Quick Reference Guide from CCHF:https://www.cchfreedom.org/files/files/--COVID-19_Quick_Ref_Guide--(1).pdf
Jun
4
2022
GUEST: OWEN STRACHAN, author, Christianity and WokenessThe Bible says, “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8).Notice the words—“philosophy, empty deception, tradition of men, elementary principles of the world”. And notice what these do—“takes you captive” or enslaves people from believing the truth of Christ and His Word.This sums up what America’s new woke religion has done to the minds and hearts of both non-Christians and Christians. An empty, deceptive, man-based, elementary philosophy has quickly taken captive our leaders, corporations, schools, and even churches.Whatever it’s framed as—“woke” or “diversity, equity, and inclusion” or “social justice” or “Black Lives Matter” or “Critical Theory”—it all fundamentally rejects God’s assessment and solutions for mankind.Because this woke religion is so prevalent in the culture and the church, it’s important for Christians to be informed about it so you and your family and your church are not taken “captive” through this “empty deception”.Owen Strachan (pronounced “stran”), Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary and author of Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop It, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to explain why America’s new woke religion is not “good news” as the real gospel is.Owen presented a message at the recent Truth Matters Conference at the Ark Encounter in Kentucky that you can listen to here.-------------------------ADDITIONAL RESOURCE:Also in the program, we will hear from Twila Brase of Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom who will give us an update on Covid and a “pandemic treaty” between the United States and the World Health Organization that would give that NGO authority during world “health crises”.Covid-19 Quick Reference Guide from CCHF:https://www.cchfreedom.org/files/files/--COVID-19_Quick_Ref_Guide--(1).pdf
May
27
2022
GUEST: TOM ASCOL, Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church (Cape Coral, FL)The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States with over 47,000 churches and 14 million members. The SBC also operates five seminaries, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), Lifeway Christian Resources, the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and more.So when a 400-page report released recently detailing sexual abuse and cover up by SBC leadership and an allegation of sexual assault by a former SBC president, shock waves reverberated inside and outside the denomination.This is yet another sordid situation at the SBC. You may remember the sermon plagiarism scandal that the current president Ed Litton was involved in. Or the passage of Resolution 9 to use Critical Race Theory as an “analytical tool”. Or the ongoing battle within the denomination with regard to women preaching to men, professing Christians who identify as “same-sex attracted”, and “social justice” as a “gospel issue”.Some might conclude the SBC is like a soap opera but it’s worse than that—flagrant sin, errant doctrine, and false teachers have infiltrated the denomination and churches and people are being harmed…and God is not glorified.Just a couple weeks from now, the SBC will gather for its annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, where the “messengers” will elect a new president to replace Ed Litton. Tom Ascol, senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church and president of Founders Ministries, is one of three candidates for president and he joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview.
May
21
2022
GUEST: Dinesh D’Souza, Filmmaker, 2000 MulesAfter watching Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary film 2000 Mules that shows clear and widespread evidence of voting fraud in the 2020 presidential election, the only rational, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt conclusion is: Joe Biden won the election through criminal and fraudulent means.In other words, Donald Trump should be the current president.How did this fraud take place? Consider this quote from an official website of the government:The COVID-19 pandemic led to a variety of changes in voting methods across the country in 2020, and the ways people could cast ballots varied widely from state to state.In the 2020 election, 69% of voters nationwide cast their ballot nontraditionally — by mail and/or before Election Day. This is the highest rate of nontraditional voting for a presidential election…Many states maintained traditional voting procedures, but some expanded early voting, and others automatically sent all registered voters a ballot that could be returned by mail.Millions of unrequested ballots were sent to those on voting rolls, filled out, and then placed in drop boxes throughout cities and towns before election day. What could go wrong? A lot.Please join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview as Dinesh D’Souza, filmmaker of the must-see new documentary 2000 Mules, joins us to provide evidence—including video and cell phone geo tracking data—of how the crime of the century took place.RELATED RESOURCES: 2000 Mules is showing in theaters nationwide this weekend. Go to 2000Mules.com to find a theater near you or you can stream the film online or order the DVD.
May
14
2022
GUEST: Dr. GEORGE BARNA, Cultural Research Center, AZ Christian UniversityA true follower of Christ has the indwelling Holy Spirit to discern that the professed Bible-believing church in America has drifted. The lights go down and the “worship arts team” spends 30 minutes or more performing the audience into an emotional, quasi-spiritual experience. Then the pastor takes the “stage” and roams, gesticulates, and emotes his (or her) way through a 25-minute “sermon” of life-coaching with personal stories, humor, props and a few quasi-Christian principles mixed in.So it makes perfect sense why well-known researcher Dr. George Barna finds that…Only two percent of professed Christian parents have a Biblical worldviewJust one-half of self-described Christian parents accept the Bible as the true and trustworthy words of GodOne out of every four do not bother to praise, worship, or thank God during a typical week.This is a death spiral for the church, families, and even our country. And yet, Christ continues to build His church—not necessarily the visible brick-and-mortar church but the invisible remnant of true believers.Dr. George Barna, director of research and cofounder of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss his most recent studies along with an exhortation for each of us to examine ourselves, repent, and revive.-------------------------Related Resources:Arizona Christian University Research Center: https://bit.ly/3FOzFOT
May
7
2022
Fulfilled prophecy is one of the clearest evidences that Scripture is true and inspired by God. In other words, predictions that were made hundreds of years in advance—such as how Christ would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14) or His substitutionary sacrifice for sinners (Isaiah 53)—should lead to the conclusion that Biblical prophecies about the future will be fulfilled as well.The greatest future prophecy and the believer’s greatest hope (one pastor defined this hope as “something that is certain, but not yet realized”) is the return of Jesus Christ to earth to defeat His enemies and reign for 1000 years.Last week in part 1 of our interview with Steve Miller, author of Foreshadows—12 Megaclues that Jesus’ Return is Nearer than Ever, we discussed the first several clues such as the rise of globalism and the spread of all-invasive technology and surveillance that will enable the global leader known as the Anti-Christ to control the world before Christ returns.This week in part 2, we are going to discuss more foreshadows, such as the proliferation of deception, the assault on truth, hostility toward Israel and the Jewish people, and more.“Watch, be alert, be ready” is what Christ commanded His followers. Join us this weekend as we look forward with expectancy to the return of the Son of God.------------------Related Resources:Foreshadows by Steve Miller: https://bit.ly/3MTLPsc
Apr
30
2022
GUEST: STEVE MILLER, author, ForeshadowsShortly before His crucifixion, Jesus told His disciples that the magnificent temple in Jerusalem—the central place of worship for the Jews—would be destroyed. Shocked, the disciples asked Jesus, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age” (Matthew 24:3-4)?The disciples back then were asking some of the same questions that believers are asking today. Jesus went into a full discourse about the end times, providing some of the most detailed prophecy in all of Scripture. While He didn’t specify the day of His return, He did say what to watch for:“See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many…For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes…Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name…This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come…For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” Matthew 24 excerptsThis weekend and next on The Christian Worldview, Steve Miller joins us to discuss his new book and our new featured resource, Foreshadows—12 Megaclues Jesus’ Return is Nearer than Ever. Steve examines current events, such as globalism, technology and surveillance, moral corruption, and of course the rebirth of the nation of Israel, providing non-sensational insight into the world’s inexorable move to the tribulation and then the return of Christ.--------------------Related Resource:Foreshadows—12 Megaclues Jesus’ Return is Nearer than Everhttps://bit.ly/3OGiLWK
Apr
23
2022
Take any of the headline events of our day—Covid-19, accusations of systemic racism, the January 6, 2021 Capitol breach, and the homosexual/transgender movement—and you will see a recurring pattern.Disinformation (i.e. lies) is propagated by those with power and influence. Those who dare speak the dissenting truth are silenced. And those with power and influence gain more of both.This is an age-old scheme. Consider what took place after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Matthew writes in his gospel, “when they [religious rulers] had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, ‘You are to say, “His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep”’” (Matthew 28:12-13).Now who would believe such an obviously specious claim? Well, it turns out lots of people. Which is the most tragic part—souls are led away from the truth, not just on issues of our day, but on belief in the One and only Savior, Jesus Christ.This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll examine how this age-old scheme is used today and what Christians should do in response. ————————- Related Resource:Damning New Details Emerge Exposing Massive Web Of Un-indicted Operators At The Heart Of January 6 (Revolver.news) - https://bit.ly/3LcZyK7
Apr
16
2022
GUEST: RAY COMFORT, Evangelist, The Evidence Study BibleDeconstruction. It’s a current term for the age-old affliction the Bible calls apostasy—departing from professed orthodoxy to heterodoxy, often in the form of theological liberalism or atheism.Joshua Harris, once a popular pastor and author, went through a highly publicized “de-conversion”. There have been many others, often in their twenties and thirties, leading to the coining of another term—Exvangelical.This Easter weekend, evangelist Ray Comfort joins us to explain what is behind this deconstruction and how to present the gospel to avoid false conversions.----------------------Ray Comfort - https://bit.ly/37lWBbyEvidence Study Bible (hardcover): https://bit.ly/3KR8WDdEvidence Study Bible (leather): https://bit.ly/37Vbodl
Apr
9
2022
GUEST: ROBERT KNIGHT, columnist, Washington TimesThe US Senate has voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite the fact that she refused to define what a woman is, “doesn’t hold a position on whether individuals possess natural rights”,  and consistently sentenced those convicted of child pornography to less-then-recommended prison terms.Disney, the iconic corporation that operates theme parks and produces popular films, openly declares its intent to promote and affirm homosexuality and transgenderism toward young children.These current news events are extremely troubling indicators that our country has been “given over” to a “depraved mind” (Romans 1:28), one that is in open rebellion against God and His Word.Robert Knight, columnist for The Washington Times, joins us to discuss the evil intent behind Disney’s grooming of children and what Christians should think and do in response.-------------------------Related Resources:Robert Knight, The Washington Times: https://bit.ly/3DU7qxg
Apr
2
2022
GUEST: GREG, pastor, Kyiv, UkraineIt’s been over a month and Ukraine continues to fight back against the military invasion by Vladimir Putin’s Russian forces. The human toll is high—thousands of people have been killed (on both sides), with homes and other non-military buildings destroyed. Cities like Mariupol have been decimated by Russian military bombardment, causing millions of refugees.Meanwhile, the debate rages in Europe and America about what to do. Is more intervention called for—beyond supplying arms and technological support to the Ukrainians—such as enforcing a no-fly zone over the country (which means direct combat with Russian forces)? Or just stay out of it, reasoning that the U.S. has little strategic interest in Ukraine?Even in an age of countless information sources, it’s difficult to know why Putin invaded Ukraine and what is taking place. That is why we are looking forward to talking with an American pastor who has ministered in Ukraine for 30 years and has chosen to stay with his congregation in the capital city of Kyiv, in the midst of war.Pastor Greg (last name and church withheld) will give us a first-hand, on-the-ground perspective. We hope you join us.---------------RELATED RESOURCE: You can support the ministry and humanitarian aid that Pastor Greg and his church are spearheading by donating at LifegateWorldwide.org and specifying “Ukraine Aid” in the “Donation Recipient” field.https://bit.ly/3qXwwGm
Mar
26
2022
GUEST MAT STAVER, Founder and Chairman, Liberty CounselU.S. Senate hearings began this week to interview President Biden’s nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the U.S. Supreme Court.Because the Supreme Court is a lifetime appointment and because the court decides on the most critical, future-defining cases for the nation (like abortion and “same-sex marriage”), Senate confirmation hearings can get nasty as the opposition party digs into every detail of the nominee’s judicial and personal life.During this week’s hearings, a clear indicator of how far morally our leaders have fallen was evidenced by the response to a question by Senator Marsha Blackburn, “Can you provide a definition of the word ‘woman’.” To which Ketanji Brown Jackson replied, “I can’t…I’m not a biologist.”Mat Staver, legal scholar and chairman of Liberty Council, joins us to discuss the nomination hearing and how Christians need to clearly and biblically proclaim the truth to a society in free fall.
Mar
19
2022
GUEST: NATHAN BUSENITZ, co-author, God vs. GovernmentAs the Covid-19 virus spread across the world, governing authorities mandated shutdowns on businesses, schools, and churches. We were promised that it would be just “two weeks to stop the spread” or “a month to flatten the curve.”Well, two weeks turned into 24 months of shutdowns, mask mandates, gathering and movement restrictions, and “get-vaccinated-or-else”. And while the virus has retreated for now, just wait for the next variant to arrive and the vise will be tightened again.One perspective became abundantly clear during the mandated lockdowns—the government views in-person church gathering as “non-essential”. Meanwhile, liquor stores and big box stores like Wal-Mart were allowed to stay open as “essential”. The duplicity and ineffectiveness of the measures was obvious to any discerning observer.In the midst of all this, a large church with a well-known pastor in Los Angeles (Grace Community Church, John MacArthur) and a small church with a little-known pastor in Edmonton (GraceLife Church, James Coates) came to the same conclusion: they “must obey God rather than men” and reopen their churches in obedience to what Scripture declares, particularly in Hebrews 10:“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:23-25).Both churches (and some others) opened in defiance of government edicts. National media covered the story, certain Christians sniped how these churches were “not loving their neighbor” or were “disobedient to Romans 13”. The government levied threats and fines, even arresting and jailing Pastor Coates for 35 days.The dust has settled for now, but perhaps the most important result has been the church having to arrive at a deeper understanding of its duty to God vs. government.Nathan Busenitz, elder at Grace Community Church and co-author of the new book, God vs. Government—Taking a Biblical Stand When Christ and Compliance Collide, joins us on The Christian Worldview to discuss this increasing relevant issue.---------Related Resource:God vs. Government  by Nathan Busenitz and James Coateshttps://store.thechristianworldview.org/products/godvsgovt
Mar
12
2022
GUEST: PASTOR JAMES COATES, co-author, God vs. GovernmentPersecution, imprisonment, and murder of Christians is nothing new. The gospels recount the crucifixion of Christ and the book of Acts chronicles the threats, beatings, jailings, and stonings of first century Christians.Today is no different for believers in Communist China or North Korea, where Christians defy government edicts and gather secretly. In some Islamic countries, Christians are jailed and martyred for refusing to keep silent about the gospel.In countries like the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that were founded on Christian values with guaranteed individual liberties, the state has generally allowed citizens to pursue their faith.That changed about a decade ago when the homosexual movement began prosecuting Christians for refusing to participate in“same-sex” so-called weddings. It was a shock when Christians lost their baking or photography business or were fined for following their biblical beliefs.But the God-haters wouldn’t stop there. With Covid came a new opportunity to silence and persecute Christians, as government-mandated restrictions and closures of churches in the name of “community health and safety”.Most pastors and churches “compiled”, but some, like GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta where James Coates pastors, understood the Biblical command for churches to “not forsake our own assembling together” (Hebrews 10:25).Alberta’s governing authorities couldn’t allow GraceLife to defy their order and so Pastor James was arrested and imprisoned. For what? For continuing to gather as a church in obedience to God’s Word.Pastor James Coates joins us on The Christian Worldview to explain what happened and to exhort Christians to obey God when government tries to usurp the authority that God gave to the church.Related Resource:God vs. Government: Taking a Biblical Stand When Christ and Compliance Collidehttps://store.thechristianworldview.org/products/godvsgovt
Mar
5
2022
GUEST: SOEREN KERN, geopolitical analyst, Gatestone InstituteApparently Russian president Vladimir Putin didn’t get the memo about the “New World Order” where mankind lives in “peace and security”. Instead, as the world watched in disbelief, Putin ordered a massive military assault against Ukraine, a large sovereign nation in eastern Europe bordering Russia.The invasion started slowly but has increased in ferocity, causing widespread death and destruction. The United States and European countries have expressed outrage at Putin and are sending armaments to Ukraine, who is outgunned and outmanned but led by a charismatic president named Volodymyr Zelensky who is inspiring his people to fight back.So why has Putin invaded Ukraine? What should western nations do in response? What are the ramifications of a major war on the European continent?Soeren Kern, a Christian geopolitical analyst with the Gatestone Institute, joins us from Europe to answer these questions and more, including how the prophecy in Ezekiel 38-39 applies to Russia, the “army from the north”.
Feb
26
2022
GUEST: MEGAN BASHAM, reporter, Daily WireYou’ve probably heard of Dr. Francis Collins. Until recently, he was the long-time leader of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a government agency which, along with the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), leads our nation’s response to Covid, including mandates with regard to vaccines, masks, shutdowns, and social separation.Collins is venerated as the “head of the human genome project”. He also claims to be an Evangelical Christian. He wrote a book titled “The Language of God” and is the founder of BioLogos, an organization which heretically attempts to merge God and evolution.Recently, Daily Wire reporter Megan Basham dug deeper on Francis Collins, bringing to light several ungodly policies he has directed and supported over the years and questioning why the biggest names in Evangelicalism such as Ed Stetzer, Rick Warren, NT Wright, Tim Keller, Russell Moore, Christianity Today, and The Gospel Coalition all invited Collins on their platforms to persuade Christians to toe the government line on Covid.Megan Basham joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview for a most illuminating conversation.Related Article: How The Federal Government Used Evangelical Leaders To Spread Covid Propaganda To Churches (https://bit.ly/3JXXZyF)
Feb
19
2022
GUEST: ANDREW DeBARTOLO, pastor and project manager, Liberty Coalition CanadaThe world is watching Canada in the midst of a tense standoff. Truckers and others protesting the government’s Covid injection mandates and other restrictions have literally parked in the capital city of Ottawa (and other cities) demanding that individual liberties be restored.They are up against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a far-left globalist who views Covid “as an opportunity for a reset” and who once eulogized Cuban communist tyrant Fidel Castro.Which side gains victory in Canada will have major ramifications in America and beyond. For if demands for liberty in Canada are ignored and squashed, that will embolden the increasing authoritarian power being exerted in other western democracies under the auspices of “public health, safety, security, and a clean planet”.Andrew DeBartolo, a Canadian pastor and project manager for Liberty Coalition Canada, joins us on The Christian Worldview to give us a first-hand perspective on the situation and to discuss Christians being involved in civil protest.** NOTE: Due to changing events in Canada, we decided to push back the interview with Megan Basham on evangelical leaders propagating the government’s Covid narrative.
Feb
11
2022
GUESTS: James Macpherson, columnist, The Spectator Australia Megan Basham, reporter, The Daily Wire Over the last year, reports have been coming out of Australia that the country formerly known for its happy-go-lucky “G’day, mate!” disposition has slid into authoritarian beast mode in its response to Covid. The government’s heavy-handed mask and vaccine mandates, quarantine centers, travel strictures, and protest suppression, cheered on by the media, left many to question, “What’s up Down Under?” So when the No. 1 tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, arrived in Australia last month to compete in the Australian Open, an inevitable showdown occurred…but not on a tennis court. The issue was that Djokovic was unvaccinated but had received an exemption from the Victoria state government to enter the country, at least in part because he had recently overcome the virus. Djokovic was detained upon arrival and quarantined for days while a legal battle ensued. The media spotlight from around the world was white-hot. Would one man who posed little-to-no health threat to anyone be allowed to stay? Sure to form, the federal government said no, deporting him “on health and good order grounds”. The draconian repression of individual liberties taking place in Australia, Canada, Europe, and yes, America, should be concerning to Christians. While the faith will never be extinguished through government oppression—in fact, it often grows through it—every believer has the God-given desire to speak and live God’s truth in freedom. James Macpherson, a columnist for The Spectator Australia, will join us from Sydney, Australia to discuss what is taking place in Australia. Then Megan Basham, reporter for The Daily Wire, will join us to discuss how the most notable Christian leaders in America are willingly using their platforms to advance debunked Covid propaganda from government officials like Francis Collins, the former director of the National Institutes of Health and a professing Evangelical.
Feb
4
2022
GUEST: JON HARRIS, author, Social Justice Goes to Church In the previous two programs, we have been examining the pervasive and pernicious nature of the social justice movement into Evangelicalism. Once-trusted pastors, churches, denominations, para-organizations, colleges, and seminaries have been taken captive by what Paul described in Galatians 1:6-7 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] , “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel, which is not just another account; but there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.” So how does the social justice movement distort the gospel and sound doctrine? That really is the key question, for God’s Word is the standard by which we must judge all things. Is social justice—rectifying alleged societal and ecclesiastical injustices against black, women, and homosexuals—really a “gospel issue”, especially when the means of achieving “equity” requires one group to be favored over another? Jon Harris, author of Christianity and Social Justice and Social Justice Goes To Church and the host of Conversations that Matter podcast, joins us to examine the errors of social justice advocates. Jon is featured in Enemies Within The Church, a two-hour documentary film on how social justice ideology has infiltrated Evangelicalism.
Jan
28
2022
GUEST: MICHAEL O’FALLON, Founder, Sovereign Nations Everywhere you look—government, education, media, entertainment, corporate America, and yes, the evangelical church—a toxic ideology has seeped in and overtaken the country. Called “critical theory” or “social justice” or “woke-ism”, the ideology casts whites, males, Christians, and heterosexuals as oppressors and their opposites as victims in need of liberation, justice, and equity. The “system” must be blown up and rebuilt. It’s not surprising when non-Christians believe and propagate these lies but it’s another story when Evangelical leaders and churches become “allies” in the social justice movement. You might hear something like “church boards need to diversify” or “seminaries need books from BIPOC authors” (Black Indigenous People of Color) and not just from a “white perspective”. The social justice movement has become so pervasive so quickly that it seems like there’s a coordinated effort to transform Evangelical Christianity. Michael O’Fallon, the founder of Sovereign Nations and a featured guest in the Enemies Within: The Church documentary, joins us on The Christian Worldview to explain how the social justice movement began and who is behind it...
Jan
21
2022
GUEST: CARY GORDON, Pastor and Executive Producer, Enemies Within The Church As first century churches were established by followers of Christ, it didn’t take long for false teachings to creep in through people with persuasive personalities and ideologies. In response, Paul and others needed to constantly point out to churches what misrepresented God and His Word to keep professing Christians from going astray. Paul wrote, “…mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17). Today, a tidal wave of false teaching has flooded evangelical churches, seminaries, colleges, schools and bookstores. Some of the most notable evangelical leaders are propagating a Christian-sounding version of Critical Theory, known colloquially as Woke-ism. This is the false idea that oppressive “systemic injustice”—by whites toward blacks, men toward women, heterosexuals toward homosexuals—is the rule and reason for the ills that afflict the nation and church and therefore “equity” or “social justice” must be enacted. A new documentary film entitled Enemies Within the Church shows just how insidious, pervasive, and destructive Woke-ism has become and who the main proponents are. Pastor Cary Gordon, the executive producer of the film, joins us on The Christian Worldview to warn believers and call the church to stand against this.
Jan
14
2022
GUEST: ANDREW DeBARTOLO, Pastor and Project Manager for Liberty Coalition Canada When Daniel and his friends faced King Nebuchadnezzar’s ultimatum that they fall down and worship the king’s golden idol or be thrown into a blazing furnace, this was their reply: “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up” (Daniel 3:16-18 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ). With the recent passage of Bill C-4 in Canada banning “conversion therapy”—defined as “a practice, treatment or service designed to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual”—pastors and Christians now face a similar choice to obey government or God, who is mighty to save all who live in sexual rebellion against His design. This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Canadian pastor Andrew DeBartolo joins us to describe the situation and to call American pastors to stand in solidarity by preaching on Biblical sexual morality on Sunday, January 16.
Jan
7
2022
GUEST: PAUL TWISS, Instructor of Bible Exposition, The Master’s Seminary Many Christians begin a new year with the goal of reading through the entire Bible. It is an excellent and attainable endeavor, one that will help the believer better understand God and His purposes. Since “all Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Tim. 3:16 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ), the one who reads through the Bible is hearing directly from God on a daily basis! That being said, the Bible is a big book, written by 40 authors on three continents in three languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic) over a span of 1500 years. Grasping how the history, culture, narratives, poetry, and prophecy of the the Old Testament form one cohesive revelation with the gospels, history, culture, letters, and prophecy of the New Testament can be challenging. Which is why we have asked Paul Twiss, pastor and instructor of Bible exposition at The Master’s Seminary, to join us on The Christian Worldview. Paul has created a handful of short videos entitled “Everyday Theologian” to help Christians accurately interpret the various parts of Scripture. We will also discuss the call for pastors to preach on Biblical sexual morality on Sunday, January 16 in light of the new law in Canada that will criminalize those who preach/speak about God’s clear design for sex and gender. Finally, thank you to so many of you who generously supported the ministry of The Christian Worldview at the end of 2021. You embolden us to keep standing firm on God’s Word and the gospel!
Dec
31
2021
** Rebroadcast of previously aired program 05/01/2021 ** GUEST: Ken Ham, author, Founder and President, Answers in Genesis Last week in part 1 of an interview with Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis, we discussed a large segment of the American populous that has become aggressive in its opposition to God and His Word. This necessitates that Christ-followers stand firm on biblical truth and train our children to do the same. Ken recently wrote a book on this subject titled Will They Stand: Parenting Kids to Face the Giants. (312 pages, hardcover) which includes much personal content on who and what shaped him to have a high view of God and Scripture. The book is our new featured resource for a donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview. You can order online, by phone, or by mail. In a similar vein, we will also play a portion of a recent sermon by Pastor John MacArthur that describes our nation’s descent into sin and yet the believer’s hope in the midst of it. Finally, we will touch on whether the government or private businesses can force you to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Be sure to hear the answer to this so you can be informed. We hope you join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview!
Dec
24
2021
** Rebroadcast of previously aired program 06/19/2021 ** GUESTS: Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton (David’s parents) Our country has long commemorated one Sunday in May and in June to honor mothers and fathers. Sadly and tragically, in our day and age of social and familial transformation, mothers are now called “birthing people” (actual term from the Biden administration’s 2022 budget) and fathers are demeaned as weak and unnecessary. To which the Bible says, “let God be found true, though every man be found a liar” (Romans 3:4 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ). There are a lot of news events with geopolitical, cultural, and moral implications taking place right now, but for this Father’s Day Weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’re going to focus on something more personal. My parents, Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton, will be joining us for our annual interview. When you are 89 and 87 years old, married for 67 years and followers of Christ for 64 years, having raised four children and the grandparents of seven grandchildren, you have a lot of wisdom to share. So join us as we heed Proverbs 23: “Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it, get wisdom and instruction and understanding.”
Dec
17
2021
Last week in part 1 of our series on the Bible, we heard some sound bites from a sermon by pastor Alistair Begg, addressing important questions about the Bible, such as: How exactly is the Bible the “inspired of God”? Does the Bible have the central place in our lives and church? What is the structure of the Bible and its main theme? Why is the Bible different and better than Christian books? This week in part 2, we are going to hear more sound bites from the messages by Alistair Begg and discuss where the rubber meets the road with Scripture—how to accurately interpret it. In other words, discovering what God intended to communicate as He guided those who wrote the various books of the Bible. It’s not “what the Bible means to me” but rather “what God means in the Bible”. Scripture commands us to “accurately handle the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). If we and the church mishandle Scripture, God is misrepresented and humans are misled. What could be more serious than that? So please join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview as we discuss interpreting the Bible, including the message of Christmas with Christ coming into our world. Related Resource: Quick Reference Guide for COVID (Citizens Council for Health Freedom) https://www.cchfreedom.org/files/files/--V3_1%20COVID-19%20Quick%20Ref%20Guide%20-%20FINAL-.pdf
Dec
10
2021
On The Christian Worldview radio program, we often use terms like “think Biblically” or “the Bible says” or “Scripture is the basis for truth” or “Jesus Christ and His Word are the same yesterday and today and forever”. In other words, the Bible, God’s Word, Holy Scripture is the foundation and lens through which we can understand God, the world, and ourselves, discover how to be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ, and gain wisdom for how to live in a way that honors God. If the Bible is this foundational for truth, the question needs to be asked: is the Bible trustworthy? What exactly is this long book of books? What is it about? Who wrote it? What does it mean that it’s inspired by God? What place should it have in our lives and the church? Pastor Alistair Begg of Parkside Church in Cleveland, OH and the teacher on the Truth for Life radio broadcast recently did a series on “Why Bother with the Bible?”. We will play some portions of these sermons to help us have rock-solid confidence in the truthfulness and sufficiency of Scripture to be the final word on all matters of life and faith. We will also speak with Jameson Taylor, President of the Center for Political Renewal, and Rob Chambers, Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs for American Family Association, about the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case before the U.S. Supreme that some are saying could overturn Roe v. Wade.
Dec
3
2021
GUEST: CAL BEISNER, author, Biblical Foundations for Economics The government printing and spending trillions of dollars on social programs or paying able-bodied people to not work or taxing the income-producing to fund all manner of “entitlements”—food, health care, housing, education, child care, retirement—have become commonplace in American society. Three weeks ago (Nov. 13, 2021) in part 1 of our program on economics, Cal Beisner, director of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, defined economics as “moral philosophy applied to man’s marketplace relationships.” In other words, one’s moral worldview will lead to certain economic policies. For example, the moral judgment that “No one should go hungry in America” or “Everyone deserves a place to live” or “Health care is a human right” results in economic policies that feed, house, and care for people, even if the recipient is unwilling to contribute through work or payment. And then there’s the view that work is oppressive and unjust, as in the Marxist worldview where the employer is seen as the subjugator of the employee, leading to redistributive policies by government that aim to achieve “equity”. Sound familiar?
Nov
26
2021
GUEST: DR. JERRY NEWCOMBE, producer, The Pilgrims documentary A small group of biblical Christians known as the the Pilgrims are widely considered to be “the founders of America”. Numbering only about 400-500 souls, they had fled religious persecution in England to settle in Holland. But after ten years there, they decided on another move across the Atlantic Ocean to an unknown land that would become the United States. About 50 Pilgrims were on the first vessel called The Mayflower, arriving in modern-day Cape Cod in Massachusetts in November 1620. One year later in November 1621, after a brutal winter in which many of them died, they celebrated a bountiful harvest with local Indians who had helped them in what has become known as the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims and their biblical beliefs which led directly to the principles of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution 150 years have been mostly forgotten by the majority of our population. “Separation of church and state” is a sacrament of mainstream society today…but it wasn’t to the Pilgrims. They said they came to America “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” Dr. Jerry Newcombe, producer of the documentary film, The Pilgrims, joins us this Thanksgiving weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss the Pilgrims’ story and and what they believed and lived by. For in them we have an example for how we can live in our pilgrimage in a contrary world.
Nov
19
2021
GUEST: PATRICK MILLER, pastor and co-author, How to Prepare for the Metaverse When Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, one of the most valuable and powerful companies in the world, makes a recent announcement that they are changing their name to “Meta”, one is led to ask “Now, what is that all about?” What it’s about is a coming technology that will change life as we know it—the metaverse. What exactly is the metaverse? It’s hard to explain because it contrasts so much with reality but basically the metaverse is an online world that you enter through virtual reality glasses or headsets and where the experiences are only limited by your imagination. For example, you can customize your own home to have a view of the Pacific Ocean. Or, you choose whatever identity you’d like—male, female, human, animal, space alien. Want to go out to meet with friends in London in real time (without flying on a plane to get there)? You may sit at the table as an avatar (a cartoon-like version of yourself) while your friend is there as a life-like hologram. This may all sound crazy, foolish, and unnecessary, but there’s something far deeper at work here—man’s futile attempt to cast off God and the reality He established and identify as one chooses (rather than how God has designed) and live a virtual world man controls (rather than God). Patrick Miller, podcast host and pastor of digital ministries at The Crossing, a church in Missouri, recently co-authored a column for The Gospel Coalition titled How to Prepare for the Metaverse. He joins us on The Christian Worldview for a look into the not-too-distant future and what Christians need to know about the metaverse.
Nov
12
2021
GUEST: CAL BEISNER, author, Biblical Foundations for Economics Morality is the judgment between what is right and what is wrong and economics is how money, goods, and services are used and exchanged. While morality and economics seem unrelated, they are actually linked. When moral judgments are made about any given issue, economic decisions follow to support those moral judgments. For example, abortion is viewed by our government as morally good and so therefore economic policy is made to fund the killing of the pre-born and post-born. It’s no coincidence that as American’s judgment of what is right and wrong has moved away from biblical morality, our economic policies have gone the same direction. Government rather than the individual is now viewed as the best caretaker for the poor, needy, and unemployed. Government is seen as the solution to inequality, education, health care, and the environment. Socialism—strong governmental ordering of society—is ascending while capitalism—individual liberties applied to markets—is slandered as “selfish”, “greedy”, and “immoral”. Cal Beisner, author of Biblical Foundations for Economics, joins us on The Christian Worldview to discuss how economic principles and policies need to be based on the Bible to achieve the greatest human flourishing. We will also hear the remaining portion of the interview with Mike Gendron about why the Pope and President Biden share some a “strong rapport” (hint: that has to do with their economic views as well).
Nov
5
2021
GUEST: MIKE GENDRON, founder/evangelist, Proclaiming the Gospel We know the darkness the world celebrates each year on October 31 but it’s disconcerting that the day passes with most Protestant churches, generally, and Evangelical churches, specifically, devoting little or no time commemorating and teaching about something far more momentous which took place on that date in 1517—Martin Luther nailing his “95 Theses” document on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany to protest errant doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. The document ignited the fire that became the Protestant Reformation, an era lasting more than 100 years and impacting, well, everything—clarifying of biblical doctrines, starting a new branch of Christianity, altering the future of nations, all the way to the formation of America. It would be hard to overstate the importance of the Reformation. This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we will hear a portion of a message by Dr. Steve Lawson about the Reformation and also speak with Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel ministry about the current Pope, Francis, and his beliefs.
Oct
28
2021
GUEST: MAT STAVER, Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel It would be one thing if the impact of COVID-19 was limited to our personal health and health care. But dealing with sickness from contracting the virus—as serious as that can be, even death in rare cases—has been overshadowed by the loss of individual liberties that has taken place during this “pandemic”. At times over the past year and a half, churches, schools, and businesses have been ordered closed or told how they must operate. Masks and distancing have been mandated. Even visitation of loved ones and attendance at funerals, weddings, and other events has been strictly regulated. And now, government and businesses are mandating the COVID injection, affecting almost everyone. The choice is “get the vaccine or lose your job.” How can this be in America, the land of the free with a durable Constitution that enshrines individual liberties of speech, religion, association, movement, and more? Mat Staver, founder and lead attorney at Liberty Counsel, a Christian organization that helps legally preserve the Constitutional and religious rights of Christians and others, joins us on The Christian Worldview to discuss how COVID has been used by the Left to gain socialistic control of our country and its citizens. He will also give further advice on writing an effective exemption letter for the COVID-19 “vaccine”. Please tune in to this important conversation.
Oct
22
2021
Whether in private or public places of work, the military and elsewhere, deadlines are looming (or already passed) mandating that employees get the COVID injection or be terminated. Yes, America has descended to a new authoritarian low—inject a substance into your body or else lose your ability to support yourself and your family. With the God-rejecting Left being most coercive for all to get vaccinated, even young children who are in no danger of the virus, one would think someone like pastor and author John Piper wouldn’t be encouraging Christians to be vaccinated but rather leaving it up to each person’s conscience to make that decision. So goes the pressure to take a newly developed “vaccine” that millions of Americans have taken but millions of Americans don’t want. Pressure, persuasion, and crass incentives have now turned into vaccine mandates by employers—get the vaccine or get fired. How “kind” and “loving your neighbor” to force your neighbor into injecting something into their body they don’t want and could harm them. The burning question right now for those who don’t want the vaccine is this: How can I apply for and receive an exemption from this unconstitutional (and perhaps fake) mandate? We will offer some direction on this issue this weekend on The Christian Worldview. Please read and watch the recommendation of Liberty Counsel, an organization that advances “religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the family through strategic litigation.”
Oct
15
2021
GUEST: DAN CELIA, CEO/president, Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries You’ve noticed it at the gas pump, grocery store, and elsewhere—prices are rising. But of course they are—the supply of dollars can’t be increased through printing more without the value and buying power of an individual dollar decreasing. The Wall Street Journal reported that inflation rose more the last 12 months than it has in 13 years. More is likely to come, with rampant spending being proposed. And it’s not just inflation. Have you noticed shortages on shelves…and at the car dealership? The government-ordered lockdowns of the economy over COVID and people not working has led to scarcity of goods and delays in transporting them. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration and the Left are doing everything they can to pass a $3.5T “Infrastructure Bill”, which has very little to do with roads and bridges and very much to do with expanding the power of government and dependency on it. It all sounds like a prelude to the inflation and scarcity described in the End Times in Revelation 6, when a global leader and government takes control.
Oct
8
2021
GUEST: ROBERT KNIGHT, author and columnist, Washington Times We are living in an age of disinformation. What’s another word for disinformation? Lies. Very few people and organizations can be trusted anymore to disseminate truth, facts, reality. Do you trust the Biden Administration and government to tell you the truth about a given issue—elections and voting, Afghanistan pullout, immigration? How about the CDC or NIH with regard to COVID? Do you trust the mainstream media or Big Tech to report the truth? Or how about Christian leaders who always seem to be talking about race and social justice instead of salvation and sanctification? Of course the power of the lie has been around since Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. But the momentum of disinformation has now infected every aspect and issue in our country. Those attempting to “fundamentally transform America” use language and concepts that are persuasive to Christians. No doubt you’ve heard someone say the following: “Getting the COVID vaccine is about loving your neighbor.” “Unregulated immigration is a great opportunity for evangelism!” “Democrats are more biblical on issues like justice, race, etc.” Are these statements true or false? Why are they believed and repeated by professing Christians? In this program, we’ll discuss some of the undiscerning things Christians imbibe. Washington Times columnist Robert Knight will also join us to discuss President Biden’s Communist-educated nominee to be the Comptroller of the Currency and other current events.
Oct
1
2021
GUEST: KEN HAM, author, Founder and President, Answers in Genesis Last week in part 1 of an interview with Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis, we discussed a large segment of the American populous that has become aggressive in its opposition to God and His Word. This necessitates that Christ-followers stand firm on biblical truth and train our children to do the same. Ken recently wrote a book on this subject titled  Will They Stand: Parenting Kids to Face the Giants. (312 pages, hardcover) which includes much personal content on who and what shaped him to have a high view of God and Scripture. The book is our new featured resource for a donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview. You can order online, by phone, or by mail. In a similar vein, we will also play a portion of a recent sermon by Pastor John MacArthur that describes our nation’s descent into sin and yet the believer’s hope in the midst of it. Finally, we will touch on whether the government or private businesses can force you to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Be sure to hear the answer to this so you can be informed. We hope you join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview!
Sep
24
2021
GUEST: COSTI HINN, pastor and author, More Than a Healer It’s not "if" you will get seriously sick or injured, not "if" you will face a trial that is out of your control, but "when". This is because we live in a world that went from perfection to corruption due to Adam’s sin…and our sin. Man’s rebellion against God resulted in disease, violence, accidents, pain, conflicts, and ultimately death. “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23a). So how should Christians view and respond to trials when they come our way? Should we pray to be healed of our maladies, expecting God to do so? What happens when God doesn’t answer our prayers the way we have asked? Costi Hinn, our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview, knows all about the errant theology and empty promises of “faith healers”. He is the nephew of internationally known faith healer fraudster Benny Hinn, with whom Costi formerly “ministered”. God miraculously saved Costi out of that lucrative heresy and now he has written a book, More Than A Healer, to help readers understand that God uses sickness and trials to transform us and bring Him glory.
Sep
17
2021
GUEST: DON GREEN, founding pastor, Truth Community Church (Ohio) “Evangelical” has become a very broad term with hardly any meaning. It once described a follower of Christ who believed in the complete truthfulness of Scripture, essential doctrines about salvation, sin, God, Christ, the call to tell others about the gospel of Christ, and more. Today, seemingly every professing Christian who is not part of the totally compromised liberal mainline denominations self-identifies as an “Evangelical”…except for those who want to avoid at all costs being associated with Donald Trump, for whom Evangelicals mostly voted. But the doctrinal stances of professing Evangelicals today, including Evangelical churches and organizations—on interpreting Scripture or hot button issues like homosexuality, race, and women in preaching roles—span such a wide spectrum that the term has all been but lost. With the Evangelical church and movement becoming a mile wide and an inch deep, is it possible and even advisable to try to recapture the term back to its more faithful roots? Don Green, founding pastor of Truth Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, joins us on The Christian Worldview to discuss what was an "Evangelical", what caused the compromise, and whether Evangelicalism is reformable? Don is preaching at the upcoming “Reforming Evangelicalism” conference at Grace Church in Greeley, CO, which you can attend or watch online.
Sep
10
2021
GUEST: PETER McCULLOUGH MD, editor, A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment Five months ago in April 2021, Dr. Peter McCullough, a high-profile medical doctor (internist and cardiologist), came on The Christian Worldview to discuss an early treatment protocol for COVID-19 that he and other doctors had innovated rather than get-the-vaccine-and-hope-for-the-best approach of the mainstream medical establishment and government leaders. A lot has happened in the past five months. Dr. McCullough, despite being one of the most renown doctors in his field and leader in COVID treatment, was essentially terminated where he practiced medicine in Texas and then sued. Meanwhile, COVID injection coercion and mandates have reached fever pitch, despite the “vaccine” having low efficacy against contracting or spreading COVID and having many adverse health events, including deaths. No matter, just this week, the Biden Administration has mandated the “vaccine” for businesses with more than 100 workers which will affect as many as 100 million Americans. Dr. McCullough joins us again this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss many issues surrounding the virus, treatment, “vaccine”, and and what is driving the delusion over a treatable virus with a very low lethality rate.
Sep
3
2021
GUEST: STEVEN LAWSON, author, Show Me Your Glory Psalm 46 starts out this way: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change…” The earth is changing. A strong delusion has bewitched the leaders and peoples of this world. There are authoritarian, baseless mandates and discrimination (regarding vaccines, masks, lockdowns) over a virus that kills an infinitesimally small percentage of those who contract it. The greatest superpower in the world spends billions of dollars and thousands of lives over 20 years in Afghanistan, only to pull out before removing its own citizens, securing its own military equipment, as a terrorist organization takes over in a matter of days. Political leadership is so sinful that “the right” to kill pre-born children is a central plank of the Democratic Party, along with affirming sexual and gender perversity. The list could go on—bringing in millions of unvetted immigrants as a reliable voting bloc, paying able workers to not work, lying that America runs on white supremacy. The world feels like its spinning out of control. So what’s a Christian to do? Answer: Focus on the most important thing—God and His perfect and powerful attributes. Dr. Steven Lawson is our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview. He has been a pastor for 34 years, preaches and teaches around the world, is the president of One Passion Ministries (a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church today), and the author of many books, including the one we will discuss, Show Me Your Glory: Understanding the Majestic Splendor of God. For when you understand God and His attributes, you will understand and be at peace within the world He controls.
Aug
26
2021
GUESTS:  STEPHEN LONETTI, pastor, Beacon of Hope Church, St. Paul, MN and MARTIN MANTEN, pastor, Hope and Light Church, Turbenthal, Switzerland With all the transformative events taking place—COVID and injection mandates, government and big business authoritarianism, the fall of Afghanistan to radical Islamists, the death of 13 US Marines by suicide bombers, the utter ineptness and godlessness of the Biden Administration—one might consider a topic on missions and church planting to be slightly irrelevant. It seems clear that the world is not going to be saved in its headlong rush to the End Times…but individual souls can be. So what Christians should be focused on right now, even more than current events, is obeying the parting words of Christ, the Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20). This is an imperative—a command—from the Son of God. This isn’t a suggestion or optional if “conditions on the ground” make it seem of lesser importance than “really big geo-political issues”. In fact, what could be more important in these latter days than working diligently to evangelize and disciple—whether you are a missionary or not—and plant churches in a biblically sound manner? But that’s the caveat—“biblical sound” missions and church planting. Our guests this weekend on The Christian Worldview are Stephen Lonetti, missionary, church planter, and pastor of Beacon of Hope Church in St. Paul, MN and Martin Marten, church planter and pastor in Switzerland. They will exhort the call for missions and church planting at this time, especially in light of the unbiblical “Church Planting Movement” and “Disciple Making Movement” which are so pervasive today. >> Beacon of Hope Church in St. Paul is hosting the upcoming 2021 LifeGate Worldwide Conference Sept. 23-25, where pastors and church planters from the Middle East, Europe and North America will speak on missions and church planting. You can register at LifeGateWorldwide.org
Aug
19
2021
Guest: Soeren Kern, geo-political analyst, Gatestone Institute What we have seen this past week with the United States’ ill-planned and inept withdrawal from Afghanistan, stranding 10,000 of our own citizens in the midst of a country completely overrun by the Taliban, a radical Islamic group, is a vivid portrait of weak, foolish, and confused civilian and military leadership and the diminished state of our nation. The most prosperous, powerful, and freest nation the world has ever known is on the wane, reaping the judgment of rejecting God, His Word, and His ways. Think that’s a bit hyperbolic? Think the “pendulum will swing the other way”? Think “This is America—land of the free and home of the brave”? We suggest you read this column, then turn to Scripture and think about how God deals with nations which reject Him, especially those which were exceedingly blessed by Him. The new lows of moral decadence, financial recklessness, corruption, and self-loathing that characterize our nation today and the timidity of the church to proclaim the only remedy, guarantees that the American empire will be yet another added to history’s ash heap. The timing is in God’s hands. Soeren Kern, follower of Christ and geopolitical analyst for the Gatestone Institute, joins us on The Christian Worldview to discuss “How the US Failure in Afghanistan Effects the World Order.” He will also emphasize what Christians and the church should be pursuing diligently in these times.
Aug
13
2021
If you have trusted in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and believe God’s Word to be the basis for truth, do you feel like you’re living in an alternate universe right now, where assertions made by politicians, government, media, scientists, doctors, and even friends and family are the exact opposite of reality? The examples are endless: “COVID is a dire threat to humanity!”…when 99.9% of people survive it and early treatment medications are suppressed. “Follow the science!”…when the evidence shows that the COVID virus passes right through a cloth mask. “We must mandate the vaccine!”…when it’s not a vaccine, it doesn’t keep you from contracting or spreading COVID, and there are untold adverse reactions including death. This is what the Bible calls delusion—believing what is false. Delusional assertions are repeated endlessly, even by highly educated people. And then if you dare state the truth in response, you will be fired and removed from social media. So in this age of mass delusion, how can one have peace of mind and discern truth from error? Greg Hauser, associate pastor at High Point Baptist Church in Larksville, PA, joins us to examine how early Christians were struggling with similar things and what the apostle Paul told them—about why delusion exists, what the future holds, and how believing in the gospel comforts and strengthens the heart.
Aug
6
2021
Remember the talk about COVID vaccine “passports”… Like one would need to show proof of vaccination to go to work, eat at a restaurant, or go to a gym? Well, it’s now here. In the course of the last week, the dominoes have begun to fall en masse with businesses, colleges, the federal government, and other sectors instituting vaccine mandates. Work for a company and don’t want to lose your means of income? Then you’ll need to prove you’ve been vaccinated. If not, they might let you still work for them if you: wear a mask, social distance, get tested, and carve a “U” on your forehead to let everyone know how much of a fool you are (and “selfish” because you’re killing people). This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss the COVID mandates and what a Christian who chooses to not get vaccinated can do. Twila Brase, president of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, will join us for part of the program. We’ve entered a new frontier in America and Christians need to be aware and prepared.
Jul
30
2021
Last week we discussed part 1 of our topic on the fracture taking place at McClean Bible Church just outside Washington DC where well-known Evangelical leader and author David Platt is the lead pastor. The story has been covered in national media, including Christianity Today which stated: “To some observers, McLean Bible Church’s conflict seems like a replay of other recent episodes from American evangelicalism, where leaders who appeal to Scripture to address social issues are accused of theological liberalism or secular influence even if they continue to hold traditional Christian views.” More succinctly, it appears that David Platt sees ethnic reconciliation and integration as a priority of the gospel while those in opposition see it as partiality and the road to compromise. On July 4, Platt called out a “small group” of people in the church for hindering the election of three new elders. Earlier this year, a 17-page letter was sent to church leadership, detailing their concerns about the direction of the church and its focus on social and racial justice. The goal of this program is to analyze how the issue of social justice is fracturing Evangelical churches, to understand where both sides are coming from, to compare their views against the final authority of Scripture, and to learn from both good and bad examples so our own churches can be more faithful to God...
Jul
23
2021
David Platt is one of the most influential evangelical pastors in America. He came to prominence after the release of his best-selling book Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. He has served as president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, one of the largest missionary sending agencies in the world, and since 2017, has been pastor at McLean Bible Church, a mega-church with four locations located just outside Washington DC in Virginia. His tenure at the church has not been smooth, at least not of late. Prior to his sermon on July 4, Platt called out a “small group” of people in the church for hindering the election of three new elders. A subsequent vote took place but allegations of voting impropriety has led to a legal challenge. It turns out this is the tip of the iceberg. A 17-page letter was sent to church leadership earlier this year, detailing their concerns about the direction of the church. One of the recurring charges is that church leadership is wrongly focused on social and racial justice. A Facebook group called “Save McLean Bible Church” has been actively pushing back against Platt’s leadership. Church divisions are certainly nothing new but there are things to discern and learn from them so unity that honors God can be achieved. We hope you join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview.
Jul
16
2021
Guest: Matthew Fletcher, senior pastor, Webster Bible Church (NY) Last week we discussed the very troubling situation that the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ed Litton, plagiarized sermons for several years from the immediate past president JD Greear. What’s worse is that, as of yet, Litton hasn’t resigned nor has the SBC removed him for a transgression that would result in expulsion for any seminary student. The only guesses as to why Litton remains as SBC president is that Christian leaders don’t consider repeated plagiarism (a type of lying and deception) to be a disqualifying sin for a pastor or that plagiarism is so widespread amongst pastors that no one wants to “cast the first stone.” Whatever the reason, the state of Evangelical leadership is in dire condition. But lest we despair, Christ says, “I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it” (Matt. 16:18). In other words, no failing of pastors or leaders will hinder God building His church, the body of true believers. In fact, as our guest Justin Peters mentioned last week, there are many faithful pastors laboring each day in little-known churches across the country. They may not have large social media followings, multi-site churches with thousands in attendance, and best-selling books, but they do understand the purpose of the church and their role as shepherd. Matthew Fletcher is one such pastor. In pastoral ministry for 30 years (senior pastor of Webster Bible Church near Rochester, NY), Matt joins us this weekend to discuss how a church can follow Christ’s prescription for His body and avoid the kind of mission drift so prevalent today...
Jul
9
2021
GUEST: JUSTIN PETERS, founder and preacher, Justin Peters Ministries Just days after our recent program on the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting, which in part focused on the election of new president, pastor Ed Litton, and where he stands on various issues, it was revealed that Litton had for many years been plagiarizing sermons nearly word for word from immediate past SBC president, pastor JD Greear, and that Litton’s church had removed over 140 sermons from their website. The story is receiving widespread coverage, even in mainstream outlets such as the New York Times. The dictionary definition of plagiarism is "the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.” Biblically speaking, plagiarism is stealing and is an egregious sin, particularly for a pastor and preacher of God’s word. While Greear says he gave Litton permission to use his content, Litton never publicly credited Greear. That is blatant plagiarism. So far, Ed Litton has not resigned, and based on a recent interview, doesn’t seem inclined to do so. More troubling, there has not been a universal call from the SBC or Evangelical leaders for him to step down. Justin Peters, evangelist and preacher of Justin Peters Ministries, joins us this weekend to discuss what is being called “Sermongate”. For if Christian leaders are now able to skirt past plagiarism, where does that leave the reputation and influence of the body of Christ?
Jul
2
2021
Contrary to what the mainstream media and some Evangelicals are saying about Critical Race Theory (CRT)—that it’s a “bogeyman” (that it’s made up, nothing to fear)—Christians who are paying even half attention know and see how this insidious ideology that pits non-whites against whites is infiltrating every institution in our country. The government-run public school system has become a flashpoint for heated confrontations between school boards intent on instituting CRT and parents pushing back on this racist and divisive worldview. One question that has been little discussed is: How did Critical Race Theory become so widely accepted so quickly? In other words, how could such a blatantly wicked ideology be swallowed hook, line, and sinker by so many people? Our guest to answer these questions this Independence Day weekend is Katherine Kersten, a writer, lawyer, and senior policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment. She has written extensively on CRT, especially as it relates to the educational system here in Minnesota, which is likely taking place in your state as well. She will explain the psychological manipulation—straight from the Marxist playbook—that is being used to delude so many. She will also rebut the false assertions about America that Critical Theorists use as a basis for their deception.
Jun
25
2021
GUEST: TOM ASCOL, senior pastor, Grace Baptist Church (FL) The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is the largest Protestant church denomination in North America, with six seminaries, 47,000 churches, 14 million church members, and affiliate entities in 41 states. Some of the largest churches and most influential pastors in America are part of the SBC, including Rick Warren, Ed Young, Kerry Shook, Jack Graham, Jonathan Falwell, Matt Chandler, and Steven Furtick. Because of its size, one could say, “As the Southern Baptist Convention goes, so goes Evangelicalism in the U.S.” In other words, the doctrinal stances of the SBC and the pastors it educates at its seminaries will likely trickle down to a church near you. Which is why we are going to recap some of the most noteworthy events at this year’s SBC Annual Meeting which just took place in Nashville, TN. Member churches can send up to 12 attendees or “messengers” to participate in the annual meeting, which includes voting on resolutions and leadership for the SBC. One of those messengers was Tom Ascol, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Cora, FL. He is also the president of Founders Ministries, which produced an excellent documentary on the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting, highlighting a resolution made on critical race theory (CRT). Tom will explain some of the key moments of the Annual Meeting, including the election of a new SBC president, pastor Ed Litton, who came out on top over Mike Stone and Albert Mohler (who is the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). Whether you’re Southern Baptist or not, please join us to discern the direction of this influential organization, and more broadly, Evangelicalism in America.
Jun
18
2021
GUESTS: Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton (David’s parents) Our country has long commemorated one Sunday in May and in June to honor mothers and fathers. Sadly and tragically, in our day and age of social and familial transformation, mothers are now called “birthing people” (actual term from the Biden administration’s 2022 budget) and fathers are demeaned as weak and unnecessary. To which the Bible says, “let God be found true, though every man be found a liar”  (Romans 3:4). There are a lot of news events with geopolitical, cultural, and moral implications taking place right now, but for this Father’s Day Weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’re going to focus on something more personal. My parents, Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton, will be joining us for our annual interview. When you are 89 and 87 years old, married for 67 years and followers of Christ for 64 years, having raised four children and the grandparents of seven grandchildren, you have a lot of wisdom to share. So join us as we heed Proverbs 23: “Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it, get wisdom and instruction and understanding.”
Jun
11
2021
Critical Race Theory (or Critical Theory more broadly beyond race) is now the de facto worldview of the political left, academia, mainstream media, corporations, and even the military. This worldview sees everything through the Marxist prism of oppression, with white, male Christians being the source of injustice and inequality in society. CRT rears its ugly, divisive, racist head every day, in school board meetings, corporate board rooms, and from the White House. And now a slightly less obvious version of CRT is being ushered into Evangelical churches and organizations. The conversion of Zaccheus in Luke 19 , where the tax collector tells Jesus, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much” (Luke 19:8) is the proof-text for why blacks should receive reparations for slavery. This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss part 2 of The Cause and Effect of Critical Race Theory. If you missed part 1, click here to listen.
Jun
4
2021
Every cause produces an effect. Drop a pebble in a pond (cause) and small ripples form and travel outward (effect). Likewise, ideas are causes that produce effects. Good ideas produce good effects and bad ideas bad effects. Big, unbiblical ideas are not like dropping a pebble into a pond but rather a nuclear bomb on a society—widespread destruction and even death are the effects. Critical Race Theory, the idea that White Supremacy is the dominating operating principle in America oppressing all manner of oppressed groups (“people of color”, women, etc.), is the new Big Idea in America that is being imbibed and perpetuated by government, corporations, and the Left. The Evangelical Church is dallying with it as well. The idea that America and the church are systemically racist leads to an effect—restitution and reparations must be made. “Equity” (equal outcomes, not equal opportunity) must be enforced. This is the thesis of a new book entitled, Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Renewal (Brazos Press) by Duke Kwon, a PCA pastor in Washington, DC, and Greg Thompson, a former PCA pastor. Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in North Carolina, just wrote a lengthy review of the book and its call for reparations from Whites to Blacks. We’ll discuss Critical Race Theory (the ideological cause) and reparations (the demanded effect) this weekend on The Christian Worldview. It’s important for Christians to understand this worldview that is taking hold on our country and the church.
May
31
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Think and Live in an Anti-Truth Culture Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-think-and-live-in-an-anti-truth-culture/
May
31
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Think and Live in an Anti-Truth Culture Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-think-and-live-in-an-anti-truth-culture/
May
31
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Think and Live in an Anti-Truth Culture Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-think-and-live-in-an-anti-truth-culture/
May
31
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Think and Live in an Anti-Truth Culture Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-think-and-live-in-an-anti-truth-culture/
May
31
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Think and Live in an Anti-Truth Culture Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-think-and-live-in-an-anti-truth-culture/
May
28
2021
GUEST: ROBERT KNIGHT, author and columnist, Washington Times Satan and unredeemed humanity have always been at war with the truth. This is because God is the source of truth, and thus to try to escape accountability to God and persuade others to do the same means one must believe and propagate lies. This includes lies about God’s character and nature, His laws and justice, His offer of salvation through Christ, and really any given issue that will lead someone in the wrong direction. Lies about sexuality (“homosexuality is good”), gender (“you can choose your gender”), race (“your identity is your skin color”), climate (“man will destroy the world”), COVID (“masks and the vaccine will save us”), etc., etc. We are living in a lie-dominant, anti-truth culture. Christians don’t know where to get news on current events because mainstream and social media constantly pump out lies in pursuit of their agenda to lead people away from God and to their socialist government utopian dream. Robert Knight, columnist for the Washington Times, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss this anti-truth worldview in light his most recent column, “The Dangers of Doublethink”, where the most influential institutions in our society constantly lie about everything. How should a Christian think and live in this anti-truth culture? Join us this weekend to find out!
May
23
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why Do Christian Leaders Compromise? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-why-do-christian-leaders-compromise/
May
23
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why Do Christian Leaders Compromise? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-why-do-christian-leaders-compromise/
May
23
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why Do Christian Leaders Compromise? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-why-do-christian-leaders-compromise/
May
23
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why Do Christian Leaders Compromise? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-why-do-christian-leaders-compromise/
May
23
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why Do Christian Leaders Compromise? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-why-do-christian-leaders-compromise/
May
21
2021
Last week, we discussed how well-known Evangelical pastor Rick Warren and the church he leads—Saddleback—had, for the first time, ordained three women to be pastors. Warren called it an historic night and prefaced his message by saying everything they do is based on Scripture. The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, a pastor in Ephesus: “I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression” (1 Timothy 2:12-14). In the following chapter, Paul spells out that the pastoral role is reserved for men. Because we’ve already seen the consequences of churches ordaining women and the inexorable march toward theological liberalism it guarantees, we titled last week’s program: Why Rick Warren Ordaining Three Female Pastors Assures Evangelicalism’s Doom. No doubt many other Evangelical churches will follow suit. This weekend, we’ll finish laying the foundation for the differing roles God established for men and women in the church and home. Then, Pastor Travis Allen of Grace Church in Greeley, CO will join us to answer what roles women can serve the church and what leads to Christian leaders compromising on the clear teaching of Scripture.
May
14
2021
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California, one of the largest and most influential Evangelical churches in the world, just did something he and the church he leads hadn’t done before—ordained three women to be pastors. And then his wife, Kay, preached on Mother’s Day. Female pastors are nothing new, at least in the mainline Protestant denominations. So what’s the big deal with Saddleback (and many other Southern Baptist denomination churches) promoting women to be pastors and teachers of men? We’ll answer that question this weekend on The Christian Worldview. We’ll also hear part two of the interview with Mike Gendron, director and evangelist of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry. He will tell us how Pope Francis’ Jesuit background and worldview shape his doctrine and policy initiatives. Mike will also discuss how to have hope in a spiritually darkening time. Be sure to join us for two important subjects on which Christians need to have a sharp biblical worldview!
May
7
2021
It seems that the biggest names want in when it comes to the issue of global health and COVID-19. Bill Gates walked away from Microsoft, the company that made him one of the richest people in the world, to start a foundation focused in large part on global health. He wants every person to get the COVID-19 “vaccine” (in quotes because it’s not a vaccine). Now Pope Francis is hosting a conference on global health this weekend. The invite list is interesting to say the least: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, the CEOs of pharmaceutical giants Moderna and Pfizer, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institute of Health, and spiritualist Deepak Chopra. Mike Gendron, director and evangelist of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry, joins us to discuss what the Pope and his Jesuit worldview is up to. We will also speak with Twila Brase, founder/president of Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom about several issues related to the COVID-19 “vaccine”: can you lose your job if you refuse to take the injection and what you need to know about it if you are considering getting it. There is a lot to discuss this weekend on The Christian Worldview and we hope you can join us!
Apr
30
2021
GUEST: Ken Ham, author, Founder and President, Answers in Genesis Last week in part 1 of an interview with Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis, we discussed a large segment of the American populous that has become aggressive in its opposition to God and His Word. This necessitates that Christ-followers stand firm on biblical truth and train our children to do the same. Ken recently wrote a book on this subject titled Will They Stand: Parenting Kids to Face the Giants. (312 pages, hardcover) which includes much personal content on who and what shaped him to have a high view of God and Scripture...
Apr
26
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Will You and Your Children Stand Firm? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-will-you-and-your-children-stand-firm/
Apr
26
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Will You and Your Children Stand Firm? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-will-you-and-your-children-stand-firm/
Apr
26
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Will You and Your Children Stand Firm? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-will-you-and-your-children-stand-firm/
Apr
26
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Will You and Your Children Stand Firm? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-will-you-and-your-children-stand-firm/
Apr
23
2021
With a growing and aggressive segment of America in full-throated opposition to God and those who follow Him, the question has become “How can biblical Christians remain faithful and raise their children to do the same?” Ken Ham, the founder and president of Answers in Genesis, Creation Museum, and Ark Encounter and our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview, recently released an important book entitled Will They Stand: Parenting Kids to Face the Giants. Ken’s life and ministry is a model in standing firm on the authority of God’s word and the gospel, and he shares personal experiences and biblical principles that have shaped him...
Apr
19
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Know the Truth when the Truth is Hard to Know? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-know-the-truth-when-the-truth-is-hard-to-know/
Apr
19
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Know the Truth when the Truth is Hard to Know? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-know-the-truth-when-the-truth-is-hard-to-know/
Apr
19
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Know the Truth when the Truth is Hard to Know? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-know-the-truth-when-the-truth-is-hard-to-know/
Apr
19
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Know the Truth when the Truth is Hard to Know? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-know-the-truth-when-the-truth-is-hard-to-know/
Apr
19
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Know the Truth when the Truth is Hard to Know? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-know-the-truth-when-the-truth-is-hard-to-know/
Apr
16
2021
News reporting has become so politicized that it’s difficult to discover the truth on a given issue such as COVID, race and policing, election fraud, immigration, and countless other issues. Turn to CNN and you’ll get the left-wing viewpoint. Turn to Fox and you’ll get the opposite. Even what stories are covered—and aren’t covered—is based on political calculations. Then there’s the Big Tech companies regulating content they disagree with as part of controlling “misinformation”. Many people, including Christians, just don’t know what to believe anymore. So how does one know what the truth is on a given issue?...
Apr
9
2021
Do you sense the level of pressure and propaganda from all sectors—government, news agencies, corporations, celebrities—to get the COVID-19 vaccine? The message is “Get the vaccine while you can and you’ll be safe and life will go back to normal.” In fact, the pressure to get the vaccine is becoming so strong that a “vaccine passport” is being suggested so that those who have received the vaccine will receive a card that will allow them to move freely in society while those who haven’t received the vaccine will be restricted. So while the vaccine and masks and physical distancing and lockdowns—and fining and/or arresting pastors for holding church services—is the primary focus of government, actual treatment of those who get COVID-19 is hardly even mentioned...
Apr
2
2021
Nearly 2000 years ago, the most important three days in history took place when Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross on Friday, buried in a tomb, and then rose from the dead three days later on Sunday, after which he appeared to hundreds of eyewitnesses. The reason these events are so consequential is that Jesus was prophesied to be, claimed to be, and proved by supernatural miracles to be the Son of God, who entered our world and offered his life to pay the death penalty for our sin so that those who believe in Him could be reconciled to God. As Scripture puts it: “He [God] made Him [Christ] who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). The climax of that weekend was the resurrection—Jesus rising from the dead. “He is risen!” is the exultant proclamation of Christians around the world. Why is the resurrection of Christ so important?...
Mar
29
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth - Part 2. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth-part-2/
Mar
29
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth - Part 2. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth-part-2/
Mar
29
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth - Part 2. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth-part-2/
Mar
29
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth - Part 2. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth-part-2/
Mar
29
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth - Part 2. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth-part-2/
Mar
22
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth/
Mar
22
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth/
Mar
22
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth/
Mar
22
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth/
Mar
22
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Transgenderism: The Need for Grace and Truth. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-transgenderism-the-need-for-grace-and-truth/
Mar
19
2021
It’s easy for Christians to watch the incoming tidal wave of transgenderism and hope we can just keep out the way or push back and make it go back in the closet. Unfortunately, neither is an option. On the heels of our nation’s affirmation of homosexuality has come transgenderism, the mistaken, sinful, and unscientific idea that one can change their sex. It’s everywhere—in media, entertainment, schools, politics. One of the very first things President Biden signed was an executive order affirming transgenderism...
Mar
17
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Canadian Pastor Jailed for “Crime” of Holding In-Person Church. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-canadian-pastor-jailed-for-crime-of-holding-in-person-church/
Mar
17
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Canadian Pastor Jailed for “Crime” of Holding In-Person Church. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-canadian-pastor-jailed-for-crime-of-holding-in-person-church/
Mar
17
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Canadian Pastor Jailed for “Crime” of Holding In-Person Church. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-canadian-pastor-jailed-for-crime-of-holding-in-person-church/
Mar
17
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Canadian Pastor Jailed for “Crime” of Holding In-Person Church. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-canadian-pastor-jailed-for-crime-of-holding-in-person-church/
Mar
17
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Canadian Pastor Jailed for “Crime” of Holding In-Person Church. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-canadian-pastor-jailed-for-crime-of-holding-in-person-church/
Mar
12
2021
Last year in America, many who rioted and destroyed property (while disobeying COVID masking and distancing mandates) were arrested and released. Right now, those who enter the United States illegally are often released into the country. Apparently “justice” has become very selective. Meanwhile, in Canada, our ally to the north, in a small town just west of Edmonton, Alberta, a pastor has been imprisoned for the past month awaiting his trial two months from now in May. His crime? Burning and looting? Inciting violence? If you guessed, holding in-person church services in violation of government COVID mandates, you’d be correct. Pastor James Coates’ imprisonment has garnered worldwide attention...
Mar
8
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Overcome Sexual Temptation. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-overcome-sexual-temptation/
Mar
8
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Overcome Sexual Temptation. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-overcome-sexual-temptation/
Mar
8
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Overcome Sexual Temptation. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-overcome-sexual-temptation/
Mar
8
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Overcome Sexual Temptation. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-overcome-sexual-temptation/
Mar
8
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Overcome Sexual Temptation. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-to-overcome-sexual-temptation/
Mar
5
2021
At the beginning of time God designed two sexes and the sacred, sanctified means of sexual intimacy by which a man and a woman could be unified as “one flesh” and bear children within the exclusive covenant of marriage. However, because of our corrupted sin natures, men and women reject the framework of biblical marriage for sex and instead seek to gratify and worship themselves in all manner of sexual perversions and abominations: pre- and extra-marital heterosexual sex, same-sex homosexuality, adult-child sex, bi-sexuality, pornography, transgenderism, and more. One of the most effective temptations that Satan uses to destroy men and women from honoring God is through sexual immorality. Satan lies, “God is restrictive.
Mar
1
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Ravi Zacharias: The Man Who Answered Life’s Deepest Questions Leaves Us Wondering About the Biggest One (Part 2 of 2). Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-ravi-zacharias-the-man-who-answered-lifes-deepest-questions-leaves-us-wondering-about-the-biggest-one-part-2-of-2/
Mar
1
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Ravi Zacharias: The Man Who Answered Life’s Deepest Questions Leaves Us Wondering About the Biggest One (Part 2 of 2). Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-ravi-zacharias-the-man-who-answered-lifes-deepest-questions-leaves-us-wondering-about-the-biggest-one-part-2-of-2/
Mar
1
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Ravi Zacharias: The Man Who Answered Life’s Deepest Questions Leaves Us Wondering About the Biggest One (Part 2 of 2). Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-ravi-zacharias-the-man-who-answered-lifes-deepest-questions-leaves-us-wondering-about-the-biggest-one-part-2-of-2/
Mar
1
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Ravi Zacharias: The Man Who Answered Life’s Deepest Questions Leaves Us Wondering About the Biggest One (Part 2 of 2). Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-ravi-zacharias-the-man-who-answered-lifes-deepest-questions-leaves-us-wondering-about-the-biggest-one-part-2-of-2/
Mar
1
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Ravi Zacharias: The Man Who Answered Life’s Deepest Questions Leaves Us Wondering About the Biggest One (Part 2 of 2). Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-ravi-zacharias-the-man-who-answered-lifes-deepest-questions-leaves-us-wondering-about-the-biggest-one-part-2-of-2/
Feb
25
2021
The word “sordid” (def: “morally ignoble, dirty”) is a tragic but appropriate way to describe the story of Ravi Zacharias, one of the world’s most well-known Evangelical leaders and influencers. Zacharias founded and presided over a large ministry bearing his name, with upwards of $25M in annual revenue, that was devoted to defending the Christian faith. He authored over 30 books and was the keynote speaker at major events all over the world, including non-Christian venues of higher education and government. People mourned when Zacharias died last year of cancer at the age of 70. But when allegations of widespread sexual impropriety and even criminality surfaced, which were confirmed by an investigation, mourning turned to shock and disgust...
Feb
19
2021
Ravi Zacharias was one of the most well-known evangelical Christians in the world. Speaking all over the world and leading Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), a non-profit, para-church organization based in Atlanta with satellite offices around the world and upwards of $25M in annual revenue. At speaking events and on his daily radio program, Zacharias was known for being an intelligent and articulate Christian “apologist”—one who provides answers to the philosophical, moral, and existential challenges to Christianity. He was highly respected personally and professionally. As is typical with nearly all high-profile ministry leaders, especially ones in ministry for 40 years, Zacharias absorbed a couple publicized accusations—one about exaggerating his educational credentials and the other a few years ago regarding a Canadian woman sending him sexual text messages. The latter was explained away as an extortion attempt...
Feb
12
2021
Because some held Christian flags and crosses at the Trump rally in Washington D.C. on January 6 and because a melee at the U.S. Capitol ensued, the conclusion now pushed by the mainstream media and politicians and religious leaders on the left is that “Christian Nationalists” are homegrown terrorists threatening our democracy. But what exactly is Christian Nationalism? It’s being used as a catch-all pejorative—a word expressing contempt—for those who breached the Capitol, but by extension, any and all Christians—including evangelicals—who want biblical values integrated into civil life and polity. The reasoning goes, “You’re a Christian, you voted for Trump, Trump is a white supremacist who made baseless claims of election fraud and incited an insurrection which threatened our democracy; thus, you are a Christian Nationalist supporting white supremacy, sedition, and election denialism. You are dangerous to democracy and need to be marginalized, monitored, and suppressed. You are the enemy of the state and the people.”...
Feb
5
2021
The Bible explicitly states in its final book, Revelation, that the world will be ruled someday by an authoritarian leader called the “beast” (or Anti-Christ). Here is the all-encompassing degree of authority the Anti-Christ will have: “And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:16-17). To hold this kind of authority over the people of the world means that individual liberties—such as the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, to petition government, and to bear arms—will have been eliminated or greatly restricted...
Jan
29
2021
While it’s natural to be over-impacted by the present experience, it seems like we are living in a transformative moment in world history. While there have been clear signs for decades of spiritual compromise in the church and moral decay in the country, and while Christians know what the end of the Book says about the coming godless globalism, events of the past year have made great strides toward that destination. Whether it’s government consolidation of power with COVID, false accusation of racism for anyone who opposes the mainstream perspective, a potentially stolen presidential election, and a new administration imposing everything against God and traditional America, many Christians are suffering from a case of the ABCDs. Anxiety or Anger about what is taking place. Bitterness over what has become of our country Confusion over what the truth is election fraud Discouragement or Despair for the future. Just us this week on The Christian Worldview as we discuss overcoming ABCD with RSTUV!
Jan
25
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Implications of Truth Deniers Taking Power. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-implications-of-truth-deniers-taking-power/
Jan
25
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Implications of Truth Deniers Taking Power. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-implications-of-truth-deniers-taking-power/
Jan
25
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Implications of Truth Deniers Taking Power. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-implications-of-truth-deniers-taking-power/
Jan
25
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Implications of Truth Deniers Taking Power. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-implications-of-truth-deniers-taking-power/
Jan
25
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Implications of Truth Deniers Taking Power. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-implications-of-truth-deniers-taking-power/
Jan
22
2021
After a long and contentious election cycle that took place in the midst of a viral pandemic and social unrest and one which included allegations of widespread voting fraud and a breach of the Capitol during a rally for President Trump, Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in this past Wednesday as the 46th President of the United States. In his inaugural address, Biden stressed the need for “unity” in our divided nation. This from a man whose political party has labeled Trump and his supporters "white supremacists" who need to be “de-programmed”. With this new administration in power, unity isn’t possible when perspectives on issues are worlds apart and when God and His Word aren’t honored...
Jan
18
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Incitement Impeachment and the Wickedness of Slander. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-incitement-impeachment-and-the-wickedness-of-slander/
Jan
18
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Incitement Impeachment and the Wickedness of Slander. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-incitement-impeachment-and-the-wickedness-of-slander/
Jan
18
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Incitement Impeachment and the Wickedness of Slander. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-incitement-impeachment-and-the-wickedness-of-slander/
Jan
18
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Incitement Impeachment and the Wickedness of Slander. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-incitement-impeachment-and-the-wickedness-of-slander/
Jan
18
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Incitement Impeachment and the Wickedness of Slander. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-incitement-impeachment-and-the-wickedness-of-slander/
Jan
15
2021
It was another momentous week in the aftermath of the riotous breach of the US Capitol on January 6. While we still don’t know all who participated in the attack, the Left and the media quickly reached their conclusion that Donald Trump “incited” an insurrection and should immediately be impeached from office. Never mind that Trump only has a handful of days left in office...
Jan
11
2021
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on A New Year—Prepare to Stand Firm. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-a-new-year-prepare-to-stand-firm/
Jan
8
2021
For anyone who thought a change of calendar year would somehow alter the stressful trajectory in America, this past week would have been a rude reality check. First, the two senatorial runoff elections in Georgia were won by two leftist Democrat candidates, giving Democrats control of the US Senate, House, and Presidency. Count on at least the next two years being an all-out imposition of ungodly policies and persecution...
Jan
1
2021
This is a rebroadcast of our May 02, 2020 program. At 64, Gates isn’t kicking back in his retirement. In fact, he’s moved into a new field that impacts every single person in the world—health. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest charity and focuses on cures for illnesses, especially in third-world nations. Lo and behold, back in 2015, Bill Gates gave a TED Talk where he almost prophetically described the greatest threat to the world as not a nuclear weapon but a viral pandemic. Now in response to COVID-19 in 2020, Gates is advocating for vaccinating every person in the world against the coronavirus. What a wonderful ambition, right? Who wouldn’t want everyone to be healthy?...
Dec
25
2020
The most significant event in history was the coming of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, into our world. From being born of a virgin woman, to living a sinless life, to performing miraculous acts, to offering His life on a cross to pay the penalty for mankind’s sin, to rising from the dead, to ascending into heaven—all in front of a watching world—is beyond extraordinary. The only reasonable conclusion is that Jesus is who He claimed to be—God. Christmas should be the remembering and celebrating of Christ’s birth. Yes, Christmas has pagan and Roman Catholic roots, and yes, the early church didn’t commemorate it, but setting aside a day to honor Christ’s coming into the world is a good thing...
Dec
18
2020
Three news stories dominated the headlines in 2020: The spread and response to COVID-19 Social unrest and violence over “systemic racism” The Presidential election with ongoing allegations of voting fraud While a virus, racism, and an election may not seem related to one another, the first two were cleverly used to effect the outcome of the third…and thus shape the future of our country...
Dec
11
2020
Last week in part 1, we discussed the reality of our Internet age that “the one who controls the information is the one who is in control.” And so be informed: Big Tech Internet companies like Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter, and others gather every last bit of information on those who use their platforms so they can market products to you and influence your worldview. God has given us a desire to know things and never before in history can so much information be known so quickly. This desire can turn addictive, evidenced by people being locked onto their cell phones or Internet many hours each day...
Dec
4
2020
The one who controls the information is the one who is in control. That has become axiomatic in our new age of Big Tech Internet. Companies like Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Twitter are not only some of the largest companies in history but also the most influential. They influence what people think about and what they should think about it! What’s more, these companies know how to keep you connected to their platforms through notifying you of content they know will engage you. They know you through your behavior online and the more time you spend with them, the more opportunity they have to make money and to influence you. If you don’t “comply” with their “standards”, they will just turn off your voice online...
Nov
27
2020
In a bygone era in America, it was widely affirmed that the Pilgrims’ founding of Plymouth Colony in New England and the self-governing principles of the Mayflower Compact that they agreed to prior to arriving in 1620, were the foundation of our government “of, by, and for the people” that has made this country unique and great. But then New York Times decided in their “1619 Project” that America was actually founded the year before the Pilgrims arrived when the first black slave was brought to America. In other words, the American story is really about racism rather than religious liberty. The definition of pilgrim is one who “journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.” Peter uses the term for fellow believers saying in his letter, “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims…”
Nov
26
2020
In a bygone era in America, it was widely affirmed that the Pilgrims’ founding of Plymouth Colony in New England and the self-governing principles of the Mayflower Compact that they agreed to prior to arriving in 1620, were the foundation of our government “of, by, and for the people” that has made this country unique and great. But then New York Times decided in their “1619 Project” that America was actually founded the year before the Pilgrims arrived when the first black slave was brought to America. In other words, the American story is really about racism rather than religious liberty. The definition of pilgrim is one who “journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.” Peter uses the term for fellow believers saying in his letter, “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims…”
Nov
20
2020
Sidney Powell, one of the leading members of President Trump’s legal team alleging election fraud, said this week: “American patriots are fed up with the corruption from the local level to the highest level of our government…We are not going to be intimidated. We are not going to back down. We are going to clean this mess up now. President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it. And we are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom.” If it can be proved that the recent presidential election was fraudulently tipped to Joe Biden, it would be the most significant crime in U.S. history...
Nov
13
2020
“Unity” is a concept that most everyone desires. After all, isn’t life better when people and nations and churches unite around shared values? Division—the opposite of unity—is widespread in our nation. The recent presidential election bears this out. The electorate is nearly equally divided amongst Trump voters and Biden voters. The political parties push policies that are diametrically opposed to each other. And now allegations of voting fraud have caused even more division. And yet presumptive president-elect Joe Biden called for unity in his acceptance speech: “With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation…It’s time for America to unite. And to heal.” How is it possible to have unity between two sides who have completely different visions for America? And what about unity amongst Christians in the church? Paul commanded the Ephesians to be “diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Travis Allen join us to discuss the basis for unity in the nation and the church. Travis is the senior pastor of Grace Church in Greeley, CO and formerly served our country as a Navy Seal.
Nov
9
2020
Last week in our election preview program, we framed the choice Americans would make in the ballot box as between one party who rejects God (Democrats) and one party who mostly respects God (Republicans). Because our nation has been so equally divided going back to 2000 when George W. Bush narrowly defeated Al Gore after a Supreme Court decision, it probably isn’t surprising that vote totals are so close in several states from last Tuesday’s presidential contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden that no victor has yet been announced. Only this time, something more insidious is being alleged by Republicans: widespread fraudulent votes for Democrats through a mail-in ballot system implemented for the first time in this election cycle so voters could cast their ballot remotely due to COVID-19...
Oct
30
2020
This is our final program before election day on Tuesday, November 3, when the American people will choose which governing worldview they believe best for the near-future of our nation. Will there be a deeper dive into Socialism, the worldview that replaces God and His Word with tried-and-failed big government political, social, and immoral policies based on sinful human reasoning, advocated by the Democratic Party? Or will it be American Exceptionalism, the worldview of limited government, separation of powers, individual liberties, free market economics, and biblical morality based largely on a Christian worldview, advocated by the Republican Party?...
Oct
23
2020
GUEST: CAL BEISNER, founder, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation A group that calls itself “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden” has released a document calling for evangelical Christians to vote for Democrat Joe Biden for president. Why would professed pro-life Christians urge other Christians to vote for a candidate and party which holds the killing of pre-born babies as sacrosanct, even compelling unwilling taxpayers to fund it, especially when the other candidate and party—President Trump and Republicans—advocate for ending or reducing abortion?...
Oct
16
2020
Last week we learned about George Soros, a Hungarian-born, Jewish-yet-atheist 90-year-old who amassed billions in investment trading and funds Leftist organizations—including Evangelical ones—who further his mission to transform into a socialist state. So what motivates Soros and the Left? After all, it’s obvious that the Constitutional Republic of the United States has provided more individual liberties, opportunity, products and services, and charity than any nation in history. Then why the relentless effort to “fundamentally transform” it, as President Obama promised? This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll delve into Part 2 on George Soros, discussing what drives him and the Left...
Oct
9
2020
GUEST: FRANK WRIGHT, President, D. James Kennedy Ministries The drive to “fundamentally transform America” takes lots of money and organization. Whether funding those who… deconstruct the discovery, founding, and existence of America as white supremacist and systemically unjust, push unbiblical marriage and morality and abortion, consolidate government control over health care, education, and the environment, squelch freedom of religion, speech, and the right to bear arms, pressure corporations, non-profits and Christians organizations, foment the burning and looting on the streets, …one man—billionaire George Soros—arguably exerts more power and influence in his mission to fundamentally transform America than anyone else...
Oct
2
2020
As if this year and upcoming national election needed another contentious issue, a seat on the US Supreme Court has become vacant after the death of long-time Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, or “the notorious RBG” as she was known, was a heroine to the left for her court opinions in favor of abortion, homosexual “marriage”, and other liberal causes. That she died in the waning months of President Trump’s first term, giving him the opportunity to appoint a third Supreme Court justice and flip a liberal seat to a conservative one, has caused the left to melt down...
Sep
27
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Three Fundamentals Driving the Division Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-three-fundamentals-driving-the-division/
Sep
25
2020
While all that is taking place right now seems complex—unrelenting unrest and violence over “social injustice”, government mandates and shutdowns due to the Chinese-originated coronavirus, a national election, filling the Supreme Court vacancy, etc.—the humanistic worldview demanding societal “transformation” is clear and based on the rejection of three fundamental truths that God established at the beginning of time. This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we will examine how a refusal to acknowledge God, a redefining of God’s institutions, and a rejection of man’s nature explains what is taking place in our nation...
Sep
18
2020
One of the most well-known (and most misused) passages in Scripture is Romans 8:28. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” In a nutshell, the apostle is saying under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that God uses everything in life—hard things, good things, and everything in between—for good purposes in the life of the believer. It’s well-documented that 2020 has been a very hard year. A global pandemic and the government response has impacted almost everyone. Civil unrest based on accusations of “social injustice” is occurring all over America. School has been disrupted. Jobs have been lost. Churches have been shut down. Politic viewpoints have become more polarized. News reporting is ultra-biased. People are anxious. So is there any good in all of this? If so, what? Join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview as we discuss some of the good things God is doing for His people and how He is and will get all the glory in the end!
Sep
13
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How Social Justice is Corrupting the Faith and Moving Christians Left. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-social-justice-is-corrupting-the-faith-and-moving-christians-left/
Sep
12
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How Social Justice is Corrupting the Faith and Moving Christians Left. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-how-social-justice-is-corrupting-the-faith-and-moving-christians-left/
Sep
11
2020
A Brookings Institution column this year concluded this way: “Though President Trump is a candidate whose personal behavior has often been at odds with the values espoused by many evangelicals, any potential path he has to remain in the White House after January 20, 2021 must pass between the pews of white evangelical churches. In turn, Democratic Party leaders have opportunities to interrupt that passage by paying attention to evangelicals, especially unaffiliated evangelicals persuadable to add their votes to the 2020 Democratic coalition.” In short, Evangelical Christians are the key voting demographic in a national election, which explains why there is so much effort expended to make them vote a certain way...
Sep
6
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Understanding What is Happening in America, Part 1 of 2 Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-understanding-what-is-happening-in-america-part-1-of-2/
Sep
4
2020
GUEST: Larry Alex Taunton, author and director, Fixed Point Foundation Over the last four to six months, unsettling events have gripped America. The COVID-19 virus has caused illness, death, widespread government mandated closures, and promises/fears of a universal vaccine. After the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests, burning, looting, tearing down historic statues, and killings have become shockingly prevalent in cities across the nation...
Aug
29
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on The Republican National Convention: The Party Restraining Romans 1 (at least mostly) Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-republican-national-convention-the-party-restraining-romans-1-at-least-mostly/ Abby Johnson Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXQjCuWFdzI
Aug
28
2020
The Republicans held their National Convention this week, nominating President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to be their nominees at the top of the ticket. With the Democrat and Republican conventions being held in back-to-back weeks, it was a good opportunity to contrast what each party supports and opposes. Last week on the program, we discussed how the Democrats have become the party of Romans 1, “suppressing the truth in unrighteousness” as they openly advocate for abortion, homosexuality, and religious restrictions in clear opposition to God. This week we’ll examine the Republicans and how their platform and policies measure up against God’s word. You’ve probably heard someone lament, “Democrats and Republicans—they’re all the same.” But is that really true? And what’s at stake for the future of our country depending on which party takes political power after the November 3 election?
Aug
23
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on the Democrat National Convention – The Part of Romans 1 Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-democrat-national-convention-the-party-of-romans-1/
Aug
21
2020
The Democrat Party held their National Convention this week, nominating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as their nominees for President and Vice President. Many of the luminaries of the Democrat Party made speeches at the convention, from former Presidents Obama and Clinton to Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more. So what does the Democrat Party stand for that half of our electorate will support? A simple and accurate answer to that question is: Romans 1:18-32. In other words, the party and its leaders “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18) through their rejection of God and His law. Think that’s an overstatement? Then tune in this weekend to The Christian Worldview to hear excerpts of various speeches from their convention and official party platform.
Aug
16
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on When to Obey God Over Government. Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-when-to-obey-god-over-government/
Aug
14
2020
GUEST: PHIL JOHNSON, Elder, Grace Community Church Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] For nearly six months, churches around the country have either been closed or partially open due to government shutdown orders to stop the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, other businesses deemed “essential” have been open such as retail and liquors stores and even abortion clinics...
Aug
7
2020
** this is a rebroadcast of our May 04. 2019 program ** Last time on the program, we played some audio clips of an event featuring Jewish radio host Dennis Prager and Christian pastor Alistair Begg discussing theological issues such as: Is Jesus actually God? Is salvation by works or by faith? Is faith subjective or objective? Their conversation highlighted that there are really only two religions: the majority that are based on man earning salvation (or a better life, future) through his works versus the one—biblical Christianity—that is based on Christ earning salvation for man through His work on the cross, which must be received by faith...
Aug
2
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on What’s Behind the Denigration of “Whiteness”? (Part 2 of 2) Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-whats-behind-the-denigration-of-whiteness-part-2-of-2/
Jul
31
2020
GUEST: Katherine Kersten, Senior Policy Fellow, Center of the American Experiment Last week we discussed what is behind the denigration of “whiteness” in the country, examining a section with that title on the website of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, along with a now-removed infographic on “Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness and White Culture in the United States” (you can view it here). Values like the nuclear family, objective thinking, hard work, delayed gratification, and Christianity are associated with whiteness and viewed as unremarkable or even contemptible. In short, the vilification of whiteness is a not-too-veiled vilification of mostly Christian values. This weekend, Katherine Kersten will join us for Part 2 of this topic. Katherine is a senior policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, a conservative civic policy organization based in Minnesota. Recently she wrote a column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune titled “Racial Justice: The New Religion?” which highlights much of the “race-ism” worldview of our current times.
Jul
26
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on What’s Behind the Denigration of “Whiteness”? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-whats-behind-the-denigration-of-whiteness/
Jul
24
2020
You have likely noticed in recent years how white-skinned people have become objects of derision by those on the left. Our founders are described as “old white guys” or “white supremacists” and thus their statues need to be torn down. You have probably heard terms like “white privilege” and “white dominance” which are used to demean, guilt, and shame whites for all sorts of alleged societal sins. A good example of this disdain is found on the website of The National Museum of African American History and Culture, one of the taxpayer-funded museums of the Smithsonian Institution. There you will find a section on “whiteness”, with text and videos describing the malady. An infographic on “Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness and White Culture in the United States” has been removed from the site after complaints (you can view it here). Values like the nuclear family, objective thinking, hard work, Christianity, and delayed gratification are associated with whiteness and viewed as unremarkable or even contemptible. This weekend (and likely next) on The Christian Worldview, we will examine why whiteness is denigrated and what God’s Word says about the ethnic culture.
Jul
19
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Is the Blessed Life of the Beatitudes What You Really Want? Part 2 of 2 Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-is-the-blessed-life-of-the-beatitudes-what-you-really-want-part-2-of-2/
Jul
17
2020
The American Dream says the “blessed” life is one where you own a nice home, have a well-paying job, send your kids to reputable schools, and retire with plenty of money and time to spend traveling and recreating. Many professing Christians say the blessed life is one where God causes you to be healthy, financially secure, influential, positive, and “anointed”. Contrast this to what Jesus preached in his most famous sermon...
Jul
12
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Is the Blessed Life of the Beatitudes What You Really Want? Part 1 of 2 Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-is-the-blessed-life-of-the-beatitudes-what-you-really-want-part-1-of-2/
Jul
11
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Is the Blessed Life of the Beatitudes What You Really Want? Part 1 of 2 Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-is-the-blessed-life-of-the-beatitudes-what-you-really-want-part-1-of-2/
Jul
10
2020
GUEST: TROY DOBBS, pastor and author, The Blessed Life “When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying…” Matt 5:1-2 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] The Sermon on the Mount, as it is known, is Jesus’ most well-known sermon. It is found in Matthew 5-7 with a more condensed version in Luke 6. Jesus covers all kinds of ground in the sermon, opening with nine statements, called the beatitudes, about the person who is “blessed” due to inner spiritual qualities. Jesus goes on to preach about the righteousness of the Law and issues like murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, revenge, love of neighbor, charity, prayer, fasting, wealth and possessions. It is the perfect sermon from the perfect Son of God...
Jul
5
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Tearing Down Statues to Make Totalitarian America Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-tearing-down-statues-to-make-totalitarian-america/
Jul
4
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Tearing Down Statues to Make Totalitarian America Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-tearing-down-statues-to-make-totalitarian-america/
Jul
3
2020
Over the past month, over 100 statues and monuments depicting American history—from Christopher Columbus to Confederate-era figures to founders like George Washington—have been torn down or defaced by vandals or removed by local governments all over the U.S. Why? Because those with a leftist worldview believe that America was established illegitimately and then founded and built by white supremacist slave owners. These lies are now commonplace in the educational system thanks to deconstructionist, Marxist historians like Howard Zinn (>> listen to recent program on Zinn here). Destroying American history in an attempt to “blow up the system” is troubling to patriots who realize that Americans before us were sinful like we are yet formed the greatest, freest, and most prosperous, compassionate, and God-fearing (perhaps apart from Old Testament Israel at times) nation in history...
Jun
29
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on What Impact Will the Supreme Court’s Unrighteous Judgement Have? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-what-impact-will-the-supreme-courts-unrighteous-judgment-have/
Jun
28
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on What Impact Will the Supreme Court’s Unrighteous Judgement Have? Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-what-impact-will-the-supreme-courts-unrighteous-judgment-have/
Jun
26
2020
What with the attempted removal of the President from office, the COVID-19 pandemic, and left-wing uprisings in cities across the country, it would have been easy to miss an extremely consequential Supreme Court decision. The New Yorker Magazine put it this way: “in a 6–3 opinion written by the Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch, the Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was the single biggest victory in the history of the L.G.B.T.Q.-rights movement.” If a left-leaning writer makes this conclusion, Christians better pay attention...
Jun
21
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why God-Defined Family and Morality are the Targets of the Revolution Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-why-god-defined-family-and-morality-are-the-targets-of-the-revolution/
Jun
20
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why God-Defined Family and Morality are the Targets of the Revolution Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-why-god-defined-family-and-morality-are-the-targets-of-the-revolution/
Jun
19
2020
GUESTS: BRUCE AND MARY JANE WHEATON, host David Wheaton’s parents If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] While it may appear that ending “racism” is the purpose behind the protests and violence taking place in our country, the real intent is the destruction of God-defined family and morality, as is made clear on the website of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the organization at the forefront of this movement. The “What We Believe” page of BLM’s website states: We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead. We do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered. So why the mission to dismantle God-designed family and morality? And why are biblical marriage, family, and morality so important to a stable and peaceful society? This Father’s Day Weekend, my parents Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton will join us. They are in their late 80s, married for 66 years, followers of Christ for 64 years, and the parents of four adult children. Be sure to tune in!
Jun
16
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on “Systemic Racism” and the Christian Response (Part 2 of 2) Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-systemic-racism-and-the-christian-response-part-2-of-2/
Jun
14
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on “Systemic Racism” and the Christian Response (Part 2 of 2) Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-systemic-racism-and-the-christian-response-part-2-of-2/
Jun
13
2020
Short Take: Where do you see responses like this one by Jason Meyer leading the evangelical church? Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on “Systemic Racism” and the Christian Response (Part 2 of 2) Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-systemic-racism-and-the-christian-response-part-2-of-2/
Jun
12
2020
Last week in part 1 of our conversation, Darrell Harrison and Virgil Walker, hosts of the Just Thinking podcast, talked about the widely-accepted false assertion and animating worldview behind the protests, destruction, and criminal acts taking place, that our nation is “systemically racist” against blacks. This week in part 2, we’ll examine how Evangelicals are agreeing with the errant notion that systemic racism, even using “black lives matter” sloganeering, despite its association with the blatantly unbiblical Black Lives Matter organization. Here is one example by JD Greer, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America. You have also likely seen professing Christian friends on social media or even your pastor or church elders agree with how “systemically racist” our country is and that we must lament, listen, learn, repent and reform. Join us this weekend as Darrell and Virgil analyze some of the Christian response and advocate for a biblical rather than cultural solutions...
Jun
6
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on “Systemic Racism” and the Christian Response (Part 1 of 2) Listen to the entire program here: https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-systemic-racism-and-the-christian-response-part-1-of-2/
Jun
3
2020
Following the death of a black man named George Floyd under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin, widespread protests and violence continue to shake our nation. The narrative that is most frequently and loudly being repeated—by the mainstream media, Democrat politicians (and some Republicans), “woke” corporations, celebrities, people of all ethnicities, and many Evangelical Christians—is that America is “systemically racist” against blacks and major “change” is needed. The word “systemic” means that something is present in an entire system or body, not merely localized or the exception. So the accusation of systemic racism is that the entire “body” of America, from the government to the courts to the police (especially the police) to the education to business to health care to churches to individuals, oppress black people...
May
31
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Twin Cities Burning from the Fires of the Flesh https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-twin-cities-burning-from-the-fires-of-the-flesh/
May
29
2020
For over five minutes that are excruciating to watch, a white Minneapolis police officer presses his knee into the back of the neck of a handcuffed black man lying face down on the street, pleading that he can’t breathe and calling for his mother, until the man eventually dies. It’s a video that has been seen around the world and is being used as the animating force behind the worst riots and looting this country has seen in decades. Hundreds of buildings and businesses in Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul have been damaged, pilfered, and burned, including the Minneapolis Police Station Third Precinct building, which Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey ordered police to abandon...
May
23
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How Zinn Lied, American History (and Future) Died https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-howard-zinn-lied-american-history-and-future-died
May
22
2020
If you’re more than 50 years old, you have likely noticed a major shift in perspective on American history. Christopher Columbus was once the great discoverer of America but now is considered a genocidal tyrant (thus the push to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day). The American founders were once the esteemed framers of the greatest nation in history but now are dismissed as white, wealthy slave-holders. Even America’s war-time sacrifices to stop Nazism and Communism are viewed as imperialistic and profit-motivated. Where did this “America is evil” perspective come from? In the last 40 years, one man, Howard Zinn, and his book, A People’s History of the United States, has done more to deconstruct Americans’ view of their own history more than anyone or anything else. This Memorial Day Weekend, as we honor the members of our military who sacrificed for the unique liberties constitutionalized by our founders, Mary Grabar, the author Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America, will join us to examine who Zinn was, how he rewrote American history, and what impact this has had on our country.
May
16
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why Your Church Should Safely Reopen Now https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-why-your-church-should-safely-reopen-now/
May
15
2020
Depending on where you live, it has now been nine weeks since government officials have ordered churches in America to cease worship services due to stated concerns about the spread of COVID-19. In many states, there is no timetable for when government will allow churches to reopen. But have you driven by your local big box retailer recently, like Home Depot, Walmart, or Target? Parking lots are packed, people are lined up to enter, and dozens and dozens, if not hundreds, are shopping inside. So is it “essential” and reasonable and equal treatment that Home Depot is allowed to be open—not to mention Planned Parenthood and bars (in WI)—but not your local church? Mat Staver, attorney and founder of Liberty Counsel, an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family, joins us to discuss why now is the time to safely open churches in America...
May
10
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on A Brief Tour of 2000 Years of Church History https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-a-brief-tour-of-2000-years-of-church-history/
May
8
2020
How much do you know about church history over the past 2000 years? Do you know the people, places, events, doctrinal debates, councils, splits, persecutions, and martyrs that have formed the church age? Sadly, very few Christians know how God has worked in His church since the close of the New Testament. The great English preacher Charles Spurgeon said, “It seems odd, that certain men who talk so much of what the Holy Spirit reveals to themselves, should think so little of what He has revealed to others.” The truth is, the Holy Spirit has revealed much to those who have gone before us that can be of great help for us today...
May
3
2020
Short Take: Why Does it Matter to you Where Bill Gates Spends His Time and Money? Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Who is Bill Gates and Why Does He Want to Vaccinate Every Person in the World? https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-who-is-bill-gates-and-why-does-he-want-vaccinate-every-person-in-the-world/
May
1
2020
Bill Gates is the second wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of over $100 billion. He made his money as co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, which popularized computing software to the world back in the 1970s and 1980s. At 64, Gates isn’t kicking back in his retirement. In fact, he’s moved into a new field that impacts every single person in the world—health. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest charity and focuses on cures for illnesses, especially in third-world nations. Lo and behold, back in 2015, Bill Gates gave a TED Talk where he almost prophetically described the greatest threat to the world as not a nuclear weapon but a viral pandemic. Now in response to COVID-19 in 2020, Gates is advocating for vaccinating every person in the world against the coronavirus...
Apr
26
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program - In Other News Beyond the Pandemic https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-in-other-news-beyond-the-pandemic/
Apr
24
2020
There has been wall-to-wall coverage of the coronavirus pandemic the past two months. Whether the focus has been the spread from China, treatment, cases and deaths, protective equipment, stay-at-home orders, or trillion dollar government payments, it’s been COVID-19 all the time. This week on the program, we’re going to examine some of the other important events taking place in the world that are getting less attention, such as: How will rogue regimes like China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea react to changing global dynamics? Will the U.S. ever be the same after enormous “rescue” spending? And how is the pandemic being used to advance political ideology?...
Apr
19
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program – Is the Coronavirus Setting the Stage for End Times Events? https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-is-the-coronavirus-setting-the-stage-for-end-times-events/
Apr
17
2020
With the global coronavirus pandemic that has let to governments enacting strict shutdowns across the world, Christians are naturally wondering whether this could be a stepping stone to the events the apostle John writes about in the Bible’s final book of Revelation, which details a “rapture” (snatching away) of followers of Christ, global governance led by a leader called Anti-Christ, worldwide “tribulation”, and the long-expected return of Jesus Christ. After all, Jesus says in Matthew 24, “be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming…for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will” (Matthew 24:42, 44). Mike Gendron, director of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries, will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss how the events surrounding the coronavirus—worldwide impact, government reaction, widespread illness and death, economic downturn, restrictions of Christians—are elements of what the Bible describes in the coming End Times...
Apr
12
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why Did Jesus Have to Die to “Take Away the Sins of the World”? – Easter Special
Apr
11
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Why Did Jesus Have to Die to “Take Away the Sins of the World”? – Easter Special
Apr
10
2020
One positive result of the coronavirus is that health, family, church, helping others, access to food, and having a job are being re-prioritized as important over the usual trivial pursuits, such as buying things, recreation, and entertainment. And yet even these important aspects and others—government, political leadership, education, economics—pale in comparison to what took place this weekend about 2000 years ago in Jerusalem when Jesus Christ was crucified and buried on Friday and miraculously rose from the grave on Sunday. Why is this the most important, most momentous event in history?...
Apr
5
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on What is the Cure for a Pandemic Greater than the Coronavirus? https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-what-is-the-cure-for-a-pandemic-greater-than-the-coronavirus/
Apr
3
2020
Right now the world is focused on a viral pandemic called COVID-19 that many have contracted and from which many have died. But have you considered that there is an even greater spiritual pandemic that is fatal for every person? What would that be? The answer is the sin pandemic. This pandemic is always terminal physically, and if not “treated” according to God’s word, is terminal spiritually as well. The Bible says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” and “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 3:23; 6:23)....
Mar
29
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Will the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package Be a Cure or a Killer? https://www.thechristianworldview.org/topic-will-the-2-trillion-coronavirus-rescue-package-be-a-cure-or-a-killer/
Mar
27
2020
The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc all over the globe, partly from the virus itself but perhaps more from the societal shutdowns that have been instituted by governments. As businesses, schools, and other institutions have been forced to close, people are losing jobs or becoming unemployed. Fearing economic catastrophe, Congress crafted and President Trump signed a $2 trillion “rescue package” this week that is intended to keep workers and companies from being bankrupted...
Mar
22
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on What the Coronavirus Has Exposed about Our Worldview?
Mar
21
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on What the Coronavirus Has Exposed about Our Worldview?
Mar
20
2020
COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, continues to dominate not just the headlines but the way of life all over the world. Countries like Spain are not allowing citizens to leave their homes. Here in America, states have ordered closures of business along with other almost unprecedented restrictions. As of March 20, there are 15,219 cases and 201 deaths in the U.S. (CDC). These numbers may not seem proportionate with the strong government actions being taken but many health professionals are predicting case numbers and deaths will rise in the coming weeks and months if people aren’t kept apart. This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Soeren Kern, geopolitical analyst with the Gatestone Institute, will join us to discuss the cracks that this coronavirus has exposed worldwide. Everything from how ill-prepared we are for any disruption to how much we expect government to alleviate our problems. But there is some good news as well that we all can be thankful for...
Mar
13
2020
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a new coronavirus respiratory disease that was first detected in China called COVID-2019 (i.e. Coronavirus Disease 2019) has quickly altered life worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just upgraded the disease as a global pandemic. While the CDC reports that there have been 1,629 total case in the U.S. with 41 deaths, a relatively small number considering our population of over 300 million people, the threat of COVID-19 has led to an enormous downturn of the stock market, cancellations of large gatherings (sporting events, Disneyland, conferences, etc.), shortages of basic goods (toilet paper, hand sanitizer), runs on food, suspensions of schools and workplaces, and major disruption to the travel industry, amongst many other things...
Mar
6
2020
- rebroadcast of 04/27/2019 It’s been said that there are really only two kinds of religions: ones based on earned favor (works) and the one based on unearned favor (grace). All religions, including many Christian traditions, fall into the former while only biblical Christianity is based on the latter. In other words, one either puts their trust in their own works or Christ’s work, in self-righteousness or Christ-righteousness. Mixing the two still keeps one in the first category of works-righteousness...
Mar
1
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How the Tactics that Sank the Boy Scouts Are Now Aimed at the Church.
Feb
28
2020
The Boy Scouts of America was once an organization that sought to instill values into boys that were largely based on the Bible—belief in God, patriotism, helping others, self-discipline, and heterosexual morality. Today, the Boy Scouts, tellingly renamed “Scouts BSA” after allowing girls into their ranks, has declared bankruptcy. Would that financial bankruptcy were their only problem. Instead “Scouts BSA” has been morally bankrupted as well, when the homosexual movement from within and without forced their perversity on the organization. Robert Knight, columnist for the Washington Times and an Eagle Scout, wrote about the tragic story of the Boy Scouts this week...
Feb
27
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on American Gospel – “Progressive” Christianity (Part 3 of 3)
Feb
26
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on American Gospel – “Progressive” Christianity (Part 3 of 3)
Feb
25
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on American Gospel – “Progressive” Christianity (Part 3 of 3)
Feb
24
2020
Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on American Gospel – “Progressive” Christianity (Part 3 of 3)
Feb
23
2020
We have reached the final weekend of our three-part series on the America Gospel films, which expose the false teachings and teachers that corrupt the biblical gospel and sound doctrine. In part 1 we examined film 1 on errant teachings such as moralistic preaching, the works gospel, the attractional church, and the health, wealth, and prosperity gospel that afflict so many churches. And then last week in part 2, we began discussing film 2 on progressive Christianity, which is found in mainline Protestant denominations and the Emerging Church movement, where foundational doctrines like the atoning death of Christ are rejected as “cosmic child abuse” and reimagined into universal salvation with no final judgment. This weekend in the final part of our series, Brandon Kimber, creator of the American Gospel films, will again join us to discuss more about progressive Christianity and its redefining of God and His Word.
Feb
20
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on American Gospel – “Progressive” Christianity (Part 2 of 3)
Feb
19
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on American Gospel – “Progressive” Christianity (Part 2 of 3)
Feb
18
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on American Gospel – “Progressive” Christianity (Part 2 of 3)
Feb
17
2020
Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on American Gospel – “Progressive” Christianity (Part 2 of 3)
Feb
14
2020
Last week, we discussed the first American Gospel film that focuses on some of the false teaching and teachers infecting the church, such as: moralistic preaching (“do good, be moral”) works gospel (“faith plus your good works make you right with God”) attractional church (“gear church for non-believers”) health, wealth, and prosperity gospel (“God will heal you and prosper you financially”) This weekend and next, Brandon Kimber, creator of both American Gospel films, will join us to discuss his second film on “progressive Christianity”....
Feb
13
2020
Short Take from Is the “American Gospel” the true Gospel? Length 2:28
Feb
12
2020
Short Take from Is the “American Gospel” the true Gospel? Length 3:41
Feb
10
2020
Short Take from Is the “American Gospel” the true Gospel? Length 3:04
Feb
9
2020
Short Take from Is the “American Gospel” the true Gospel? Length 3:51
Feb
7
2020
Christians shouldn’t be surprised that professing Christendom in America is full of fakes, frauds, and charlatans huckstering false teaching and non-saving gospels.  In fact, the apostle Peter guaranteed it in his second letter: “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies” (2 Peter 2:1). Lack of surprise at this should not mean lack of discernment and unwillingness to point it out.  After all, misrepresenting God and His Word are grievous sins and people are terribly impacted when they are drawn in by false teachers. This week on The Christian Worldview, we are going to discuss some of the false gospels being propagated in America—moralistic preaching, the works gospel, the “attractional” church, the health, wealth, and prosperity gospel, and more—in light of the film, American Gospel—Christ Alone...
Feb
2
2020
Lessons we can learn from Kobe Bryant’s tragic death.
Jan
31
2020
Over 100 million people will watch the Super Bowl football game on Sunday.  Americans will wager an estimated $6.8 billion on the game.  The cost of a 30-second commercial is over $5 million.  The average price for a ticket is $6390.  Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes could receive the NFL’s first $200 million contract. Sports generates big numbers all around.  This says something about our society, that sports garners this much attention and money and where athletes are granted VIP status. This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss the worldview behind some current events around the Super Bowl and sports, including...
Jan
28
2020
How to avoid drift in a church, organization, or personally? Length: 3:54
Jan
26
2020
How would you rate these three issues—women teaching men, Critical Race Theory, same sex attraction—as to which is being most prominently pushed in the SBC? Length: 2:53
Jan
25
2020
How should we understand the assertion that one can be a “same sex attracted Christian”? Length: 2:46
Jan
24
2020
Over the past two programs, Tom Ascol, pastor of a Southern Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, has joined us to discuss two issues currently being debated within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the largest Protestant denomination in America. Those issues are: women teaching men and Critical Race Theory, a humanistic perspective on race and society. This week in part 3, we will discuss a third issue—professing Christians who identify as “same sex attracted”. Is it possible to be a Christian and accept desires for homosexuality as “who I am”, even if not acting on those desires (i.e. “celibate”)? This is the assertion of Nate Collins, the Southern Baptist Seminary-trained founder of the Revoice Conference, which seeks to “support and encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual, and other same-sex attracted Christians.”...
Jan
19
2020
Who is James H. Cone, why does he matter, and what is his Gospel? Length: 3:50
Jan
18
2020
Can Critical Race Theory be used as an “analytical tool”? Length: 3:10
Jan
17
2020
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. Having turned from theological liberalism in the 1980s in an era known as the “conservative resurgence”, the SBC is now in another bellwether battle over three issues, all centered around the question of whether Scripture is sufficient in all matters of life and faith…or not. Last week in part 1, we discussed the first issue of women teaching men, or more broadly, women exercising authority of men in the church and home (1 Tim. 2:11- 15 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ). There is a great divide taking place in the SBC over this, with Beth Moore, asserting that complementarian theology (i.e. God has established separate yet complementary roles for men and women) paves the way for men abusing women. In part 2 today, Tom Ascol, pastor and producer of the documentary film By What Standard?, joins us again to examine the second issue being debated—race and the worldview of Critical Race Theory. A resolution on Critical Race Theory was passed at the 2019 SBC annual meeting resolving that the Marx-based, oppressor v. oppressed worldview could be used as an “analytical tool”...
Jan
12
2020
How would you respond to the charge that the SBC has women teaching men overseas only because the preaching is to people of color and not whites? Length: 3:15
Jan
10
2020
What is your response to Beth Moore saying that complementary theology has paved the way for sexual abuse in the SBC? Length: 3:30
Jan
3
2020
Canadian Jordan Peterson is a psychology professor, author of the wildly popular book, The 12 Rules for Life, and speaks to large audiences all over the world. Ben Shapiro is also a well-known author and speaker and has been called “the voice of the conservative Millennial movement.” Both men are known for strongly pushing back against the Cultural Marxist worldview that dominates higher education, media, culture, and the political Left and which seeks to overthrow those they perceive as oppressors (Christians, males, whites), creating “social justice” for the oppressed (women, homosexuals, minority ethnicities and religions, homosexuals). With Marxism being a God-rejecting, humanistic worldview, many Christians find common cause with Peterson and Shapiro, who are standing up to the Left at a deeper philosophical and moral level than the typical Left v. Right battles of conservative political commentators such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. But is there something Christians should be wary of in being influenced by the worldview of Peterson and Shapiro, who mix human wisdom with some truths borrowed from Scripture, yet without The Truth of Christ?
Dec
27
2019
TOPIC: Truths without the Truth—How Christians Should View Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Et Al? by David Wheaton
Dec
19
2019
Over the last many decades, almost every sector of life in America—schools, government, media, corporate America, to name a few—have incrementally and systematically eliminated Christmas for what it is—a commemoration of the birth of the Son of God and Savior of mankind, Jesus Christ. “Merry Christmas” is chastised in favor of “Happy Holidays”.  “Christmas break” in schools is now “Winter break” and Christmas trees are “festive trees”...
Dec
13
2019
We hate to interrupt your Christmas season with discussion of politics, but the President of the United States is about to be impeached. Only two presidents in our history have been impeached (Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton).  Richard Nixon resigned before impeachment. While it’s unlikely the Republican-majority Senate will follow the Democrat-majority House in impeaching President Trump—and thus removing him from office—it’s worth trying to understand what is taking place. Why is President Trump being impeached?  What do Russian election meddling, FBI surveillance of President Trump, FISA court rulings, Ukraine phone calls, Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the “Deep State”, and partisan politics have to do with all this?  Is it possible to untangle and understand this and conclude what it all means? Robert Knight, columnist for the Washington Times, joins us this weekend to clarify the impeachment of President Trump.
Dec
6
2019
This is a rebroadcast of our December 22, 2018 program: The most significant event in history was the coming of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, into our world. From being born of a virgin woman, to living a sinless life, to performing miraculous acts, to offering His life on a cross to pay the penalty for mankind’s sin, to rising from the dead, to ascending into heaven—all in front of a watching world—is beyond extraordinary.  The only reasonable conclusion is that Jesus is who He claimed to be—God. Christmas should be the remembering and celebrating of Christ’s birth.  Yes, Christmas has pagan and Roman Catholic roots, and yes, the early church didn’t commemorate it, but setting aside a day to honor Christ’s coming into the world is a good thing...
Nov
29
2019
In the first two chapters of his letter to Christians in Rome, the apostle Paul establishes that all people are sinners and separated from God, spanning the spectrum from non-believing Gentiles to religious Jews. Paul describes what leads the former group (non-believing Gentiles) into downward spiraling degrees of sexual immorality and other sins is suppressing the truth and not acknowledging God (v. 21, 28). That makes sense—reject the authority of God and man is the authority—and goes a long way to explain why American society today is “depraved, full of strife, arrogant, inventors of evil…and gives hearty approval to those who practice” sin” (Romans 1:28-32 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] excerpts). But there’s another reason given in Romans 1...
Nov
22
2019
Since 2012 when then-president of Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy dared speak up for biblical marriage, homosexual groups and a complicit media have made sure Chick-fil-A is relentlessly tagged as an “anti-LGBTQ” company. The smears didn’t seem to effect customers, as Chick-fil-A is the third most profitable fast food chain in America after McDonald’s and Starbucks. But in a surprise this week for the company that is known for being closed on the Lord’s Day, Chick-fil-A’s president announced it would no longer be donating to organizations like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which require biblical morality amongst their leadership. This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Tim Wildmon, president of American Family Association and American Family Radio, another organization deemed “anti-LGBTQ” and a “hate group” by the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, will join us to explain what it’s like to be in the LGBTQ’s totalitarian crosshairs and how to stand strong with biblical convictions.
Nov
15
2019
It’s been said that “the most important thing about a person is their view of God.” If you think about it, one’s view of God—from a high and holy reverent view of God based on Scripture to the atheist who rejects that God exists to every view of God in between—is the fundamental driver for how one thinks and lives. For example, why wouldn’t an unmarried couple live together before marriage or why wouldn’t a mother encourage her son to be a girl if they don’t believe in the God of the Bible?  After all, it seems reasonable that an unmarried couple should “try things out” before getting married.  It seems reasonable that a boy who likes girl things “should transition to who he really is.”...
Nov
8
2019
“I was just under the weight of my sin and I was being convicted that I was running from God, and I knew I needed to make things right, so I came to Christ. I came out of darkness into the light.” Most people wouldn’t think this quote would be attributed to rapper Kanye West, one of the best-selling musicians of all time, especially considering West’s sinful words and deeds in the past and his high-profile marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian. But his professed conversion to faith in Christ and his traveling “Sunday Services” have been making as much news recently at his just-released album, Jesus is King, which debuted at No. 1 on the charts. Many are responding to his claims of faith with skepticism...
Nov
1
2019
The popular Christian website GotQuestions.org has answered 588,885 questions related to the Bible. Of those hundreds of thousands of questions, what do you think the No. 1 most asked question is? If you said, “What does the Bible say about women pastors?” you are correct. Think about that for a moment. Of all the questions, what the Bible says about female pastors is the No. 1 question? Why is that?...
Oct
25
2019
The worldview divide between biblical Christians and the rest of society, whether secular or religious, has never been wider. Yet our “commission” remains the same—to “make disciples” of Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19-20 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ). Before someone becomes a disciple, they must first “repent and believe in the gospel.” To get to that point of regeneration, God will likely use a conversation or many conversations with a Christian. Navigating conversations with non-believers is many things: tricky, exciting, anxiety-inducing, frustrating, and sharpening. Above all it’s the believer’s calling. 1 Peter 3:15 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] says, “…sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” 1 Peter 3:15 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Greg Koukl, president of Stand to Reason and author of Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, joins us to discuss...
Oct
18
2019
During the earthly life of Christ, the Pharisees were a strict religious sect known for their public displays of religious acts, such as wearing showy garments, fastidiously washing hands, and giving alms and praying in front of others. Today, the term “Pharisee” is synonymous with “hypocrite” because Jesus said the Pharisees didn’t actually practice what they preached (Matt. 23:3).  They focused on the minute aspects of God’s Law but neglected the larger matters of “justice, mercy, and faithfulness” (v. 23). In a similar vein, those who scream the loudest about “injustice” are selective in their outrage.  They are quick to criticize all the perceived injustices in America, but when confronted with far greater injustices abroad, say in China, they remain silent.  Pro basketball star LeBron James recently exemplified this...
Oct
10
2019
Do you ever watch the cultural and moral battles of our day and think, “Is what is taking place actually for real?” For example, boys and girls are encouraged to choose their gender (as if that were possible) and given drugs to do so.  People demand to be called by their “preferred pronouns”, such as they, ze, and hir, and those who refuse to play along with their self-deception are punished.  Men dressed as women are invited by public libraries to read stories to little children about the LGBTQ movement.  People dressed head to toe in black with their faces covered shut down opposing viewpoints, calling themselves “anti-fascist.”...
Oct
4
2019
50 years ago in August 1969, just weeks after man set foot on the moon, a rock music festival know as “Woodstock” took place in upstate New York in a small town named Bethel. Nearly half a million young people descended on the town for three days of what would be an iconic event in American history. PBS recently released a film entitled Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation. What took place at Woodstock that “defined a generation”? Why is this music festival, known for drug use and “free love”, considered to be “a handoff of the country between generations with far different values and ideals”? How does it help explain where we are today?...
Sep
27
2019
You will alter the future if you influence the young.  Looking at recent news stories, “indoctrinate the young” is a more accurate description.  Consider: 16-year-old Swedish “climate activist” Greta Thunberg lectures the United Nations about adults’ failure to act on global warming School children being allowed to skip class to take part in climate change protests Public libraries inviting “drag queens” to read stores to children Minnesota school district hiring “equity” director to eliminate “white privilege” and “Christian privilege" and integrate Islam This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss the ongoing effort to capture the hearts and minds of children and what parents must know and do...
Sep
20
2019
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll recap last week’s Speaker Series event on social justice. You can watch the video of Darrell Harrison’s message here. Thank you to all of you who attended, watched, and supported the event. We’ll also discuss the worldview behind some currents news stories, such as: - The allegation that the “Christian right” is driving people away from religion - Communist China forcing churches to remove the 10 Commandments and put up quotes from President Xi Jinping. - The ongoing battle over religious rights vs. homosexual/transgender demands...
Sep
13
2019
You have probably noticed the word “privilege” being used as a disqualifying modifier. For instance, you may be labeled as having “white privilege” and therefore are not qualified to participate on issues related to ethnicity or that you must give up your “power” by working to elevate others of ethnic minority. Other examples where the “privilege” label is attached is on those who inherited wealth, live in the suburbs, were raised in an intact family, or have “access” to certain opportunities or education...
Sep
8
2019
“There’s an emerging America where issues like children, religion and patriotism are far less important. And in America, it’s the emerging generation that calls the shots about where the country is headed.” That is a foreboding quote from one of the pollsters who conducted the Wall Street Journal and NBC News poll in late August about the values of Americans across generational lines. The contrast between the younger and older is indeed stark...
Aug
30
2019
It’s all too common for Christians to hear talk of financial issues and simply tune out. Some would say it’s too earthly minded or too complex to understand or doesn’t have much relevance to the Christian life. Those Christians should think again because finance, economics, trade, business, manufacturing, consumption, debt, and currency are geo-political drivers that greatly impact all of us...
Aug
23
2019
Todd Friel is the long-time host of a popular radio and television program called Wretched.  Based in Atlanta and broadcasting nationwide, the program focuses on evangelism, theology, apologetics, and current events. Todd recently visited Minnesota, the state where he lived for much of his life and where The Christian Worldview Radio Program is based.  Host, David Wheaton, asked Todd if he’d be willing to do an in-studio interview to discuss the top five things he’s been covering on his own programs this year.  He listed six:...
Aug
16
2019
Hong Kong is a small peninsula with islands that juts into the South China Sea on the southern coast of China. Its territory covers only about a 20 by 20 mile area. Despite its small size, Hong Kong is one of the “world’s most significant financial centres and commercial ports…world’s tenth-largest exporter, ninth-largest importer…and its legal tender (the Hong Kong dollar) is the world’s 13th-most traded currency. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world…and hosts the largest concentration of ultra high-net-worth individuals of any city” (Wikipedia)....
Aug
12
2019
TCW Short Take #5: What is the lesson in the Joshua Harris story for Christians? by David Wheaton
Aug
9
2019
Last week we discussed the stunning announcement by Josh Harris—former pastor of a prominent church and popular Christian speaker and author—that he is getting divorced and no longer considers himself a Christian. Since then, he marched in a homosexual “pride” event in Vancouver. We talked about his 1997 bestselling book, I Kissed Dating Good-Bye, which advanced the courtship movement over the date-and-break-up culture and how negative feedback led Harris to reconsider and renounce the book a few years ago...
Aug
2
2019
The oldest of seven children from a prominent evangelical Christian homeschooling family, Josh Harris became the face of the “purity culture” movement after writing the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye in 1997 when he was 22 years old. In the book, Harris advocated for “courtship”—entering into a relationship with the intention of marriage—rather than date-and-break up scenario that often includes pre-marital sex. The book sold 1.2 million copies. Harris married in 1998, fathered three children, authored several more books, led a singles conference, and became the pastor of Covenant Life Church, the Maryland church founded by well-known pastor CJ Mahaney of Sovereign Grace Ministries...
Jul
26
2019
If you have ever been in a group Bible study, you have probably heard an attendee say, “What this passage means to me is…”With all due respect, it matters not one whit what the Bible means to any given person but rather what God means in the Bible.  The goal of studying Scripture is to understand God’s intent via the human author whom He inspired to write the text.Hermeneutics is a theological term for interpreting Scripture.  Abner Chou, professor of Biblical studies at The Master’s University and Seminary and editor of What Happened in the Garden is our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview.  Abner will explain what it means to interpret Scripture with a “hermeneutic of surrender”...
Jul
23
2019
TCW Short Take #6: What is the example of Jesus regarding social justice? Length: 3:54 by David Wheaton
Jul
19
2019
“It’s my conviction that much of the rhetoric about this latest issue [social justice] poses a more imminent and dangerous threat to the clarity and centrality of the gospel than any other recent controversy evangelicals have engaged in.” That’s quite a statement from pastor John MacArthur about the hottest topic in the church and mainstream society—social justice. Sadly, a great division in the Evangelical church has formed over the issue of social justice. One side sees the pursuit of social justice (i.e. working to rectify perceived social inequalities related to ethnicity, gender, privilege, sexuality, economics, and immigration status, to name just a few) as inexorably leading to a neglect of the Great Commission to make disciples first and foremost...
Jul
14
2019
TCW Short Take #4: How were you saved out of the Prosperity Gospel movement? by David Wheaton
Jul
13
2019
TCW Short Take #2: How is the prosperity movement influencing the Evangelical church? by David Wheaton
Jul
12
2019
The Prosperity Gospel is a false gospel that “God will make you healthy, wealthy, and prosperous if you just have the faith and sow seed” (i.e. give money). You’ve likely seen prosperity leaders like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, and Joel Osteen on TV preaching about all the good things God has coming your way, with some speaking in “tongues”, performing “healings”, and manipulating those who want health and blessings. It’s easy for Evangelicals to sit back and say, “We’re not part of that craziness.” But there is a Prosperity Gospel Lite..
Jul
9
2019
TCW Short Take #4: Why is speaking in tongues so crucial to the Prosperity Gospel? by David Wheaton
Jul
5
2019
>> This is a rebroadcast of 07/21/2018 program Last weekend, we discussed the “Woke Movement” that is emerging within the Evangelical church from those who consider themselves “woke”—awake, enlightened, activists—to issues of race, gender, and sexuality that they believe the church is failing to address. In their view, the Evangelical church is white-centric and racist against blacks, sexist against women, and unwelcoming toward homosexuals … and this needs to change...
Jun
28
2019
It’s big business, complete with tens of millions of dollars in “revenue”, charismatic leaders with worldwide influence and luxuriant lifestyles, and a message that “God will make you healthy, wealthy, and prosperous if you just sow a seed of faith” (i.e. money)...
Jun
21
2019
In our age, God is mainly portrayed as a God of love, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, “who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ). This is true about God…but it’s not the full truth of the actual God of the Bible...
Jun
18
2019
Have the changes in the Evangelical church been positive or negative? Length: 2:37
Jun
13
2019
We live in a culture that values youth.  For example, older candidates for public office are readily dismissed as “too old”, as if the experience of a long life is a detriment.And yet God’s Word values the aged, at least those who follow after God.  Job said, “Wisdom is with aged men, with long life is understanding” (Job 12:12).Wisdom is the skill of thinking and living as God intends.  The aged who have immersed themselves in the Bible and followed Christ for decades have grown in wisdom that is invaluable for the next generations.  When their counsel and example is spurned, foolishness abounds, which explains at least in part our society today...
Jun
11
2019
What is the most important thing for Christians to consider about alcohol? Length: 3:10
Jun
7
2019
Take note that the program title does not say, “Why Christians SHALL NOT Drink Alcohol” but rather “Why Christians SHOULD NOT Drink Alcohol. What’s the difference? “Shall Not” is all-encompassing prohibition, like the 10 Commandments’ “shall nots” with regard to murder, adultery, lying, etc. “Should Not” is an exhortation to be wise and cautious. In other words, it is better and safer for Christians to not drink alcohol because of the spiritual, physical, and testimonial perils...
Jun
4
2019
What kinds of things are you saying to athletes when you’re coaching them?
Jun
4
2019
How would you describe the sports landscape in America?
Jun
3
2019
How to block out worldly perspective and integrate biblical perspective?
May
31
2019
An idol is something or someone that is venerated above God. To identify the idols of a society, just ask, “What attracts people’s attention to the neglect of God?” Wealth, influence, celebrity, material items, and even Ivy League education are just a few examples of the idols in our country. Sadly, too many worship these man-made gods rather than the one true God. The idol list would not be complete without mentioning sports. There are television and radio stations devoted to discussing sports 24/7. The heroes of our society are those who get paid tens of millions of dollars to throw, run, jump, and hit...
May
29
2019
Is it too much a stretch to say the Equality Act is a forerunner to the Social Credit System in China?
May
24
2019
On Memorial Day Weekend, when we remember the sacrifices made by members of our military and their families to protect the unique individual liberties we enjoy in the United States, such as freedom of religion and speech, a new law euphemistically named the “Equality Act”, already passed in the Democrat-majority House of Representatives, would greatly suppress those liberties. The Equality Act adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the federal non-discrimination law, which makes it illegal to “discriminate…because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information” (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)...
May
17
2019
Everything seen through the prism of race; translation -- white privilege and hate speech.
May
16
2019
"America has had a seismic worldview shift since the 1960s."
May
10
2019
Socialism is an all-encompassing worldview which believes a bigger, more intrusive government ordering every aspect of life will result in a better, more equitable future for all. The structure for socialism can be attributed to Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels in their 1848 book, The Communist Manifesto. Unfortunately, the worldview of socialism and communism didn’t die with the fall of the Soviet Union or the death of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, or Castro. In fact, socialism and communism seem to be the natural bent of unregenerate mankind to achieve an earthly utopia through global government. Socialism is alive and well in this country (think Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes)...
May
3
2019
Last time on the program, we played some audio clips of an event featuring Jewish radio host Dennis Prager and Christian pastor Alistair Begg discussing theological issues such as:Is Jesus actually God?Is salvation by works or by faith?Is faith subjective or objective?Their conversation highlighted that there are really only two religions: the majority that are based on man earning salvation (or a better life, future) through his works versus the one—biblical Christianity—that is based on Christ earning salvation for man through His work on the cross, which must be received by faith....
Apr
26
2019
It’s been said that there are really only two kinds of religions: ones based on earned favor (works) and the one based on unearned favor (grace). All religions, including many Christian traditions, fall into the former while only biblical Christianity is based on the latter. In other words, one either puts their trust in their own works or Christ’s work, in self-righteousness or Christ-righteousness. Mixing the two still keeps one in the first category of works-righteousness. This distinction was made clear recently when two of the sharpest minds—one a Jew (radio host Dennis Prager) and the other a Christian (pastor Alistair Begg)—engaged in a public forum on theological matters...
Apr
19
2019
One of the most important—yet under-emphasized—doctrines of Scripture is the believer’s identification with Christ in His death and resurrection. But what does this identification with Christ actually mean and how does it apply to the Christian’s daily life? Here’s a hint: this truth is the key to overcoming temptation and the basis for the believer’s victory over sin and death. Now that’s important!...
Apr
14
2019
What is "collective salvation" as expressed by progressive "Christians"?
Apr
12
2019
Consider for a moment that a relatively unknown 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana is running third in the Democrat race for president behind nationally-known candidates Joe Biden (former Vice President) and Bernie Sanders (current U.S. Senator). So what has made this young man so attractive to voters, above far more prominent candidates such as Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and others? Prominent liberal writer Andrew Sullivan already sought to answer the question in a New York Magazine article titled, “Is Pete Buttigieg a Transformational Candidate?”...
Apr
5
2019
In the course of 250 years of American history, Christianity has gone from being revered and the informing worldview of our constitution and culture to being cast aside from public life. This devolution is occurring so rapidly now that Christians are openly persecuted for holding to orthodox biblical beliefs, particularly on the issue of marriage and morality. For instance, to reject the lie that homosexuality and transgenderism are as unchangeable and amoral as skin color is to be considered an evil racist, deserving of complete and utter expungement. There are myriad examples of this, from Christian wedding service providers who are sued and fined, to Christian-owned businesses (like Chick-fil-A) who are denied building stores for their biblical views, to just regular Christians who must keep silent about their beliefs or else...
Mar
31
2019
How is the worldview of socialism impacting the evangelical church? Length: 3:34
Mar
29
2019
The Robert Mueller-led investigation as to whether Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election has been the biggest news story of the last two years. To follow any mainstream media or cable news outlet during this time, except Fox News Channel, was to hear an incessant drumbeat that President Trump was guilty and on his way to being impeached...
Mar
27
2019
Talk about the issue of “shadow banning”?
Mar
22
2019
In a similar way that the men of Sodom surrounded Lot’s house in order to impose their homosexuality on Lot’s visitors, the homosexual and transgender movement in America is seeking to impose their “degrading passions” (Romans 1:26 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ) throughout society through a new bill in Congress called the “Equality Act” (H.R. 5). Liberty Counsel, a non-profit legal organization which defends cases relating to religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family, says the bill “broadly imposes the LGBT agenda and does not exempt churches or religious employers, organizations or colleges. It specifically forbids raising religious free exercise as a claim or defense to the LGBT agenda"...
Mar
14
2019
One man one woman marriage is the first human institution that God established. The relational aspect of marriage reflects the relationship amongst the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Bible says that marriage is a model of Christ and His bride, the church. These are mega-truths of Scripture with far-reaching ramifications. They highlight just how important marriage is to God and should be to us...
Mar
8
2019
Western Civilization has changed drastically in the last half century, particularly the shift from a broadly comprehended Christian worldview to the religious pluralism and secular worldviews prominent today. For example, when a Christian today speaks about God, sin, and salvation, it’s likely the hearer will have a very limited understanding of these subjects. He or she will consider stories in the Bible to not be historic events but just fiction. Research bears this out, as our guest Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, writes about in his new book, Gospel Reset...
Mar
3
2019
Explain how the inclusivistic worldview of our age resists the exclusivity of Christ?
Mar
1
2019
There is no more resisted and yet important question than: “Is Jesus really the only way to God in heaven?” The Bible explicitly states that Jesus is the only way. Here are just two examples: Jesus said about Himself: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ). John the Baptist said, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] )...
Feb
22
2019
When God told Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden that they could eat from any tree except for one, that was a test of faith. Would Adam and Eve trust God at His word or would they doubt Him and disobey? Fast forward to today and faith is still God’s test, whether it’s looking at God’s creation and having faith that He exists, whether studying the Bible and placing faith in its reliability, or whether listening to our conscience and by faith knowing there are universal truths placed there...
Feb
15
2019
During the eight years of President Barack Obama, conservative Christians were regularly alarmed at the leftist policies he promoted: expansion of abortion, homosexuality, and transgenderism, anti-Israel and pro-Islamic policies, climate change fearmongering, and above all, bigger government. With the election of Donald Trump, the new faces of the Democrat Party—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Beto O’Rourke, and others—are even further left, advocating for more extreme policies than President Obama...
Feb
10
2019
Sounds bites by Sen. Cory Booker and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and commentary on the Green New Deal. Length: 4:30
Feb
8
2019
This week, U.S. Congresswoman (NY-14) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old self-described Democratic Socialist, released the framework for a “Green New Deal” which includes: “meeting 100 percent of the power demand through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources” “upgrading all existing buildings” in the country for energy efficiency “eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions” from farms “overhauling transportation systems” to reduce emissions — including expanding electric car manufacturing, building “charging stations everywhere,” and expanding high-speed rail to “a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary” A guaranteed job “with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security” for every American
Feb
5
2019
Why do babies have value, and is the unborn actually a human being? Length: 2:58
Feb
1
2019
Abortion is the intentional killing of a pre-born human being. Infanticide is the intentional killing of a human being after birth. Because God has written His law on the human heart, everyone knows, unless they ignore their conscience, that the intentional killing of another human being—except in cases of personal, civil, or national defense—is morally wrong and unjust. With that in mind, it is difficult to understand how proponents of killing pre-born or post-born babies can be so zealous and self-righteous in their advocacy of murder, even if “legal”...
Jan
27
2019
What does Black Lives Matter stand for and is their worldview something Christians should support? Length: 3:42
Jan
25
2019
Last week on the program, Darrell Harrison, former fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary, joined us to discuss race (which he says is a misnomer for ethnicity), racism (or “ethnicism” as he calls it) within society and the church, the “white privilege” pejorative, and how Christians should view Martin Luther King Jr. There was a lot to think about! And there’s much more to come this weekend with Darrell Harrison in Part 2 of the interview, as we discuss the controversial issue of slavery reparations (payment of money or granting of benefits to blacks today as restitution for wrongs committed against their ancestors)...
Jan
20
2019
What’s the best way forward to have better race relations within the church? Length: 4:08
Jan
18
2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday that occurs at this time of year, commemorating King’s impact on civil rights in this country, particularly equality for blacks. Decades after King, the issue of race and racism hasn’t died down. In fact, race and racism are hot-button issues today, not just in broader society but also within Evangelicalism. For example, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently issued a Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, reaffirming a formal apology made in 1995 for the seminary’s “participation in individual and systemic racism” in past eras....
Jan
11
2019
Conservative radio show host Dennis Prager predicts in a column that 2019 will be a “dark year”. Our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview, pastor Eric Davis, uses a different descriptor in his column—“tumultuous”. Why the foreboding view of 2019 being a year of conflict, upheaval, and instability? In the political realm, with the takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives by Democrats with particularly leftist ideology, there will be non-stop opposition to President Trump, even efforts to impeach, along with advocacy for Marxist/Socialist policies: bigger government, divisive identity politics, expanding abortion, open immigration, removing gun rights, etc., etc...
Jan
4
2019
At first glance, productivity can seem a subject more suited for business-people than for Christians. But God’s Word, specifically Jesus’ parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] , is clear that God expects His followers to use and grow the resources and opportunities He gives—whether finances, skills, time—to advance His kingdom. God calls us to be productive...
Dec
28
2018
The top New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to “lose weight and eat healthier” followed by “self-improvement,” “better financial decisions,” “quit smoking,” “do more exciting things,” and “spend more time with family and friends.” Nearly 50% of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution but only 8% will actually achieve them...
Dec
21
2018
The most significant event in history was the coming of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, into our world. From being born of a virgin woman, to living a sinless life, to performing miraculous acts, to offering His life on a cross to pay the penalty for mankind’s sin, to rising from the dead, to ascending into heaven—all in front of a watching world—is beyond extraordinary. The only reasonable conclusion is that Jesus is who He claimed to be—God...
Dec
16
2018
What is your final word of exhortation as we think about conservative-but-not-Christian leaders such as Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro?
Dec
14
2018
Canadian Jordan Peterson is a psychology professor, author of the wildly popular book, The 12 Rules for Life, and speaks to large audiences all over the world. Ben Shapiro is also a well-known author and speaker and has been called “the voice of the conservative Millennial movement.” Both men are known for strongly pushing back against the Cultural Marxist worldview that dominates higher education, media, culture, and the political Left and which seeks to overthrow those they perceive as oppressors (Christians, males, whites), creating “social justice” for the oppressed (women, homosexuals, minority ethnicities and religions, homosexuals)...
Dec
12
2018
So what is the concern for Christians who follow Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro and what is important to understand about their worldview?
Dec
7
2018
There is a pushback taking place against the ever-increasing totalitarian impulse of the Left, which seeks to redefine all that God has established regarding marriage, sexuality, gender, individuality, freedom of belief, thought, and speech, punishing or “de-platforming” those who dare dissent. Leading the pushback are popular thought leaders such as Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, and others who hold tremendous sway with millions of followers who watch their speeches or video and read their books...
Dec
3
2018
How to explain that one sin deserves eternal damnation and why so many reject this?
Dec
2
2018
Is younger generation of Christians’ focus on social issues indicative of something older generation lacked?
Nov
30
2018
Ligonier, the preaching and teaching ministry founded by R.C. Sproul (who went to be with the Lord last year), conducts “The State of Theology” survey every two years to gauge the religious beliefs of a cross-section of our society. The 2018 survey was recently released where people were asked to respond to 34 statements, such as, “Everyone sins a little, but most people are good by nature” or “The Bible, like all sacred writings, contains helpful accounts of ancient myths but is not literally true.” Just to give you a preview, 52% of Evangelicals agreed that people are good by nature and 53% of Millennials agreed that the Bible it not literally true. The responses to these and other statements in the survey are tragic but not surprising. How is that the case?..
Nov
25
2018
Why is there a necessity for us to be right with God?
Nov
23
2018
We hope you are having a meaningful Thanksgiving weekend, remembering and expressing gratitude to God for his many and undeserved blessings in your life and our country. You may remember our interview last year with Dr. Stephen Nichols, president of Reformation Bible College, chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries, and professor of historical theology, about “How The Reformation Changed Western Civilization.” Dr. Nichols is going to join us this Thanksgiving weekend to discuss how the Reformation influenced the early American Pilgrims and Puritans and how these two groups were similar and different. He will also talk about how the Puritans’ pursuit of sanctification is something that should be emulated by Christians today. We hope you join us for a LIVE program this Thanksgiving weekend on The Christian Worldview.
Nov
18
2018
What is besetting flaw of Evangelical church?
Nov
17
2018
Lesson from the loveless church in Ephesus.
Nov
16
2018
Last week on the program, pastor John MacArthur joined us to discuss “Christ’s Call to Reform the Church” (also the title of his new book) based on the messages or letters Christ gave to seven churches in Asia Minor late in the first century. MacArthur talked about these churches being illustrative of churches throughout history. Two of the seven were remaining faithful but the other five were in various degrees of decline and compromise...
Nov
10
2018
What about the Millennial generation of new Calvinist pastors? Length: 2:06
Nov
9
2018
In the opening chapters of the final book of the Bible, Revelation, Jesus writes a message to each of seven historic churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). Two of the seven churches received commendations for their faithfulness while five were warned to repent of their errant ways or there would be severe consequences. So considering the Evangelical church in America today, what do you think Jesus’ message would be?...
Nov
1
2018
Recently on the program we have discussed how wide the worldview divide has become in our nation. On one side there are those with a traditional American worldview—they generally believe in God, more limited government, free market economics, equal opportunity for all, national sovereignty, border control, and heterosexual morality/marriage, and individual liberties of life, speech, and religion. President Trump and Republican Party candidates generally align with this worldview...
Oct
26
2018
No one wants to be considered a fool; rather, most everyone desires to be esteemed and respected. But this won’t be the case for those who follow Jesus. The Bible says, “the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing” (1 Corinthians 1:18 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ). In other words, no matter how educated or how winsome or how accomplished a Christian is, the non-believing world will still view the Christian as a fool. Our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview, evangelist and apologist Ray Comfort, has experienced this first-hand. In his latest film titled The Fool, Ray shows how his use of a banana analogy to show God’s design led to him becoming a laughingstock to atheists. But it also led to unexpected opportunities for the gospel...
Oct
21
2018
TCW Minute: How Can the Divided Sates of America Become United? (Week of Oct. 22, 2018) by David Wheaton
Oct
19
2018
We live in the most prosperous, most powerful, most influential, most charitable, most free nation with the most opportunity in history. And yet despite all this, there is a level of aggrievement, protest, and division that has not been felt since the Civil War nearly fractured the country back in the 1860’s...
Oct
14
2018
What is Speech Act theory? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The stated purpose of the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel is to clarify the doctrines of God’s Word with regard to race, gender, and sexuality. When asked about the Statement, one highly regarded pastor referenced Speech Act theory saying, “You can’t just analyze words by what they say, you also have to analyze words by what they do…What it’s really trying to say is, ‘…don’t worry about the poor, don’t care about the injustice…’ Even if I could agree with most of it, I don’t like it.”...
Oct
12
2018
The reason the framers of The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel wrote the document is spelled out in its Introduction: “We are deeply concerned that values borrowed from secular culture are currently undermining Scripture in the areas of race and ethnicity, manhood and womanhood, and human sexuality. The Bible’s teaching on each of these subjects is being challenged under the broad and somewhat nebulous rubric of concern for “social justice"...
Oct
6
2018
Lessons from the Kavanaugh nomination. After weeks of drama, including accusations of sexual assault, protests, and non-stop media coverage, the Senate narrowly voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. There are many lessons here. One is that elections matter. Imagine what kind of judge Hillary Clinton would have nominated had she been president. Consider Kavanaugh’s chances of confirmation if Republicans hadn’t held a slight majority in the Senate...
Oct
5
2018
The nomination process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has been the biggest story of the year in America...
Sep
30
2018
The power of accusation. According to those who work with him, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, has lived an upstanding life. But very late in the confirmation process, an accusation was brought forward that Kavanaugh, 36 years ago when he was 17, sexually groped a 15-year-old girl. Even without corroborating evidence, the damage has been done to his reputation...
Sep
28
2018
Last week on the program, we examined the question, “Is President Trump Making America Great” (as per his campaign slogan to “Make America Great Again”). We first looked at whether America is or isn’t a great nation and how humanistic and Christian-based worldviews arrive at very different answers to that question...
Sep
23
2018
Is President Trump making America great? Great nations typically have a strong military, prosperous economy, and domestic security and equity. President Trump has strengthened America in many of these categories. But Christians should pray for him to set a better moral and interpersonal example. Psalm 2 says: “Take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the Lord with reverence … Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!” Hear more about whether President Trump is making America great at TheChristianWorldview.org This weekend, we’ll take your phone calls and emails on the same topic.
Sep
21
2018
BONUS CONTENT: Twila Brase full interview by David Wheaton
Sep
16
2018
Social justice is a gospel issue? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. That statement—“Social justice is a gospel issue”—has become the rallying call of many evangelicals, as in Christians must work to end perceived oppression. But is that biblically supportable? Well, what did Jesus say and do? Did He work to end the structures of racism, sexism, and the myriad of other injustices of His day? The answer is no. He preached the saving gospel of repentance of one’s individual sins and faith in Himself that results in a new heart that loves God and treats all people with compassion and justice. Hear an interview about the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel at TheChristianWorldview.org And then tune in this weekend for another topic that will sharpen your worldview...
Sep
15
2018
TCW Golf & Dinner Event Message on the Mission, David Wheaton by David Wheaton
Sep
14
2018
“Social justice is a gospel issue.” If you’ve heard this said once recently, you’ve likely heard it dozens of times. This phrase has become the rallying cry of prominent evangelical leaders, many of which are under 50, who believe that Christians and the church have the duty to rectify perceived injustices against blacks, women, homosexuals/transgenders, and other designated oppressed groups...
Sep
9
2018
Once saved, always saved? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. It’s an age-old debate about whether a Christian can lose their salvation. Jesus gives a clear answer in John 10 where He says: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. John 10:27-29 Eternal security for the Christian is based on God’s promise and power. When He adopts one into His family, He never un-adopts that person. Hear more about eternal security at TheChristianWorldview.org This weekend, we’ll discuss the recent Dallas Statement on Social Justice...
Sep
7
2018
The last two weeks on the program, we have discussed discernment and apostasy. Discernment is the call for the believer to measure everything, especially spiritual teachers and their teaching, against the truth of Scripture, so that sound doctrine can be elevated and errant doctrine can be exposed and removed. Where discernment is not exercised, all manner of false teaching fills the vacuum, leading the church into apostasy, which is a departing or falling away from primary doctrines of the faith, such as the character and nature of God and the person and work of Jesus Christ...
Aug
20
2017
What to make of the conflict in Charlottesville? The mainstream media blamed one side for the recent violence in Charlottesville—Nazis and White Supremacists. Their worldview is unbiblical and reprehensible. Period. But so is the group they were battling. Whom the media innocuously termed “counter-protesters” are actually a violent, revolutionary Communist-Anarchist group called Antifa, short for antifascist...
Aug
18
2017
The melee that took place last Saturday in Charlottesville, VA between Nazi-White Supremacists and Communist-Anarchists has shocked the nation. Nazi-White Supremacists obtained a permit to march in the town to oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. But before the march began, the sides came into confrontation, violence ensued, resulting in scores of injuries and the death of a woman...
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