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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...
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