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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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