March 8, 2014
“And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but 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 3:14b-15).
When it comes to proclaiming the truthfulness of Christ and Christianity to non-believers, Christians have the most compelling evidence on their side to answer common questions like: “Is God the Creator, Sustainer, and Judge of man?” “Is the Bible the Word of God?” “Is Jesus Christ who He claimed to be — the sinless Son of God and Savior of mankind?”
Our guest this weekend, J. Warner Wallace, a former atheist and homicide detective in LA County, has written a book entitled Cold-Case Christianity in which he examines these questions (and others) using the same methods that detectives use to solve cold-case homicides.
How did the claims of Scripture hold up to detective scrutiny? What is the important difference between “belief that” and “belief in”? Tune in to The Christian Worldview this weekend to find out how the overwhelming evidence about Christ and Christianity must become belief in it.
March 1, 2014
Guest: Dr. David Noebel, author, Understanding the Times
“An hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.” John 16:2-3
This week, the Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses to claim religious grounds for refusing their services. The media and advocates for homosexuality labeled the bill as anti-gay intolerance and discrimination.
What this now means is that if you are, for example, a wedding photographer, you will likely lose a lawsuit if you refuse to photograph a homosexual “marriage” because of your Christian beliefs.
What ever happened to freedom America? Shouldn’t private citizens and privately-owned businesses have the freedom to serve whom they want…and customers have the freedom to patronize or not patronize their business? What’s next—Christian pastors being told they must “marry” homosexuals or else?
Today, concepts like tolerance and discrimination mean very different things to Christians and non-Christians. Dr. David Noebel, author of Understanding the Times, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss how unbiblical notions of tolerance and discrimination are being used to punish Christians.
February 22, 2014
February 15, 2014
“And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper” (Romans 1:28).
Mention the word “bullying” and the thought comes to mind of some big, mean kid on the playground physically and verbally intimidating other kids. Who wouldn’t be in favor of protecting children from these kinds of bullies?
But today, anti-bullying policies are being pushed into schools that restrict and punish a student or parent from expressing their beliefs on issues such as marriage, homosexuality, and religion because it may offend someone else.
In one example of what is likely to happen in your own school district, an “anti-bullying bill” is pending in the Minnesota legislature called the “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act” (HF826) that purposes to “bring about ‘cultural shifts’, through changing the ‘attitudes, values and behaviors’ of all children to, among other things, ‘understand the nature of sexuality.’” (Child Protection League)
If that sounds Orwellian to you, wait to you hear more about it from our guest, Josh Mulvihill, pastor to children and families at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN. He recently held a forum on the new definition of bullying and what it means for Christians.
VIDEO: HF826 Explained and Exposed – This video explains why House File 826 violates children, violates basic constitutional rights and violates independent local school districts. Watch the video and find out why you should protect your children from HF 826.
Free to Speak Website: – Gateways to Better Education and the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) have teamed up to help churches equip families with information on students’ and teachers’ freedom of religious expression in their public schools.
Siecus.org – Write guidelines for public school sex education.
February 7, 2014
“Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, or with gluttonous eaters of meat; for the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe one with rags.” Proverbs 23:20-21
The dictionary defines gluttony as “excessive eating or drinking.” It is elevating and consuming food and drink to a degree God does not intend. It is eating and drinking all we want instead of what we need.
Any discerning person recognizes that our society has a major problem with gluttony. And sadly, so do many Christians. Yet, hardly anyone would admit to being a glutton, and hardly any church talks about this sin.
So we need to ask ourselves: does food and drink control us instead of the other way around? How can we have victory over our desires to excessively consume?
Join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview as we speak with Pastor Scott Poling of Harvest New Beginnings in Illinois, who preached about gluttony as part of a series entitled “Habits: An Overcoming Journey.”
- Slaying the Dragon of Gluttony – Pastor Scott Poling
- Habits: An Overcoming Journey – Sermon Series by Pastor Scott Poling
February 1, 2014
Guest: Mark Durie, Australian pastor and author
“Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.” (John 15:20-21)
The political left and radical Islam. The former is secular and libertine; the latter is religious and legalistic. So why do two groups with such different worldviews support each other’s causes?
For example, why do political liberals complain about women’s and homosexual’s “rights” in America while supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East, who treat women as second-class citizens and homosexuals even worse? Why do radical Muslims who want to implement Sharia Law support liberal politicians and policies in the West?
Could it be that the political left and radical Islam have a uniting cause greater than their differences?
Mark Durie, Australian pastor, theologian, author, and expert on Islam, recently completed a speaking tour in America where he spoke about “The Partnership of Radical Islam with Leftist Politics.” He joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to tell us why the political left and radical Islam are NOT strange bedfellows, and what that means for Christians.
January 25, 2014
“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul…You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up” (Deuteronomy 11:18-19).
We live in a pornographic culture. In the span of one generation (20-30 years), almost everything has changed with regards to the frequency and means by which we encounter pornography whether on cell phones, computers, video games, television, and movies.
As we discussed last week on the program, the explosion of pornography is a difficult—yet conquerable—temptation for adults. But for children, additional strategies are critical to protect them from pornography and prepare them for when the inevitable exposure occurs.
That exposure begins, according to a survey by Covenant Eyes, before age 13 for 50% of boys and nearly 33% of girls. Many other experts estimate the first exposure to be much earlier than that.
Heath Lambert, pastor, professor of biblical counseling, and author of Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, will join us again this weekend to discuss a plan for protecting our children from and preparing them for pornography.
NOTE: We have copies of Heath’s book, Finally Free, available for a donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview. Highly recommended!
January 18, 2014
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8
Josh McDowell, our guest on the program last week, said that pornography on the Internet is “the number one problem ever faced by the church in 2000 years.”
Pornography is everywhere and impacting almost everyone. According to a Covenant Eyes study, “One out of eight searches on the Internet is for erotic content, more than 50% of boys and nearly a third of girls see their first pornographic images before they turn 13, and 50% of all Christian men and 20% of all Christian women say they are addicted to pornography.”
Statistics are one thing, but the sexual immorality and ruined marriages that result from viewing pornography are the real-world, soul-crushing consequences.
The key question is: How do we overcome the pornography temptation? As addictive as any drug, is it possible to have victory?
The answer is a resounding yes! Heath Lambert, pastor, professor, and author of the book, Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to tell us how God’s grace is the key to overcoming our greatest temptations.
January 11, 2014
Guest: Josh McDowell, featured in the film, Undaunted
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
We hear tragic stories about “dysfunctional” families where alcohol and/or drug use, conflict, divorce, extramarital sexual sin, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse characterize the home. We see the life-long scars on those who grow up in such an environment where sin reigns almost unabated. Maybe you personally experienced this kind of background. If so, there is hope!
Most Christians know Josh McDowell as a respected evangelist and apologist for the Christian faith. Josh has written or co-authored nearly 140 books, spoken to millions of people all over the world, and has been married for over 40 years.
But what most Christians don’t know is that Josh McDowell grew up in a highly dysfunctional home with a drunk father, abused mother, and a worker who sexually molested Josh. Josh turned his back on God, but God eventually rescued Josh and turned him into a victorious ambassador for Jesus Christ.
No matter your background or past, God can do the same for you! Join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview as we speak with Josh McDowell about the early years of life and how God saved him, all depicted in the powerful, award-winning DVD film we are offering entitled, Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell.
Undaunted is a must-see 68-minute DVD film that would be excellent to watch with your family or to share with an unbeliever. The film won the International Christian Visual Media’s 2012 Crown Awards for “Best Evangelistic Film” and “Best Documentary.” We would look forward to sending you the DVD for your donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview.
January 4, 2014
“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons” (Deuteronomy 4:9).
It’s been said: “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.”
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we are going to try and change that as we recall some of the top stories that impacted Christians in 2013 and discuss what relevance they have for us in this new year.
News outlets like the Christian Post and the Huffington Post published their own top ten lists with stories like the election of a new Pope, the threat to religious freedom in light of Obamacare mandates, the homosexual movement’s continuing attacks on Christianity, the suicides of the sons of Rick Warren and Joel Hunter, and the controversy surrounding John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference.
What can we learn from 2013 that will help us be stronger and more effective followers of Christ in 2014? Join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to find out and offer your feedback.
Note: The Master’s College Essay Contest 2014 launches today. The grand prize is a $4000 tuition scholarship to the college. Find out more here and then forward to the high school or college student in your life.