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Boys Will Be … Girls? (Dec. 15-21, 2014)

December 15, 2014 by  
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Boys competing on girls’ teams?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The Minnesota State High School League recently passed a policy that boys who “self identify” as girls will be able to play on girls’ sports teams.  The same goes for girls who feel like boys.

The Bible says, God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

The fact is, no one and nothing can change the sex God created us—not feelings, clothes, hormone treatments, or surgeries.

Those with gender identity struggles shouldn’t be encouraged further down a wrong road; rather, Christians need to reach out with God’s gracious offer to be reconciled to Him and their God-given sex.

Hear more about the transgender issue at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll discuss the meaning of Christmas.

The First Question (Dec. 8-14, 2014)

December 8, 2014 by  
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How is history’s first question still our biggest problem?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

History’s first question came in Genesis 3: And the serpent said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”

Satan’s question was designed to inject doubt in the mind of Eve about God.  It was a question of authority, about who is the standard for decision-making, morality, right and wrong?  God or us?

The implications of that first question, encouraging us to forge our own path apart from God is the real reason behind what’s gone wrong in society today.  Instead, we’d best find out what God says … and then obey it.

Hear an interview about the authority of Scripture with Dr. Henry Morris of the Institute for Creation Research at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll discuss the growing issue of transgenderism.

How History’s First Question Is Still Our Biggest Problem Today

December 6, 2014 by  
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Guest: Dr. Henry Morris III, Institute for Creation Research

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.  And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”  Genesis 3:1-2

Who or what is the basis for truth, for what’s right and what’s wrong, for laws, morality, personal decisions, even the age of earth?  Is it the Word of God or the ideas of man?

The authority of Scripture has been largely discarded in our society, and explains why, for instance, the Minnesota State High School League just ruled that “transgender” students who “self identify” as opposite their biological gender can compete on sports teams opposite their birth gender.  That’s right, students who were born boys but now identify as girls can plan on girls’ teams (and vice versa) … and presumably share lockers rooms and showers as well.

This is yet another example of the rejection of God’s Word, where there is no basis for right and wrong aside from personal opinions, emotional appeals, cries for “equality,” and derision for anyone who dares to say, “Thus saith the Lord…”

Dr. Henry Morris III, CEO of the Institute for Creation Research, has dedicated his life to standing for the authority of Scripture, especially in the context of the history and origins of the earth.  He joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss the importance of biblical authority in all matters of life.

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NEW:  The Henry Morris Study Bible, which contains over 10,000 study notes and offers a comprehensive analysis of biblical creation and the authority of Scripture.  Dr. John MacArthur calls this Bible, “an invaluable tool for the defense of the Christian faith.”  In King James Version with black genuine leather cover, the Henry Morris Study Bible lists for $94.99, but we are offering it for a donation of $75 or more (includes shipping) to The Christian Worldview.

The Line on Relevance (Dec. 1-7, 2014)

December 1, 2014 by  
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How far should churches go to be “relevant”?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

No doubt you’ve noticed how evangelical churches have changed over the last couple decades.  Music, lighting, dress, and sermons, are carefully managed to make Christianity seem “with it” to the current generation.

The apostle Paul said, “I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.”  Paul went along with some customs of his audience but was careful to never lessen God’s glory or leave out the full truth of Scripture.

We must trust that the power to save ultimately comes from God, not from tweaking the message or the method.

Hear an interview about this with respected author Iain Murray at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, Henry Morris from the Institute for Creation Research joins us.

Steadying the Wobbling Evangelical Church

November 29, 2014 by  
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Guest:  Iain Murray, author, Evangelical Holiness

Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples.  1 Chronicles 16:8

We at The Christian Worldview wish you and yours a Thanksgiving weekend marked by gratitude to God for His immeasurable blessings of life, family, country, and most of all, His Son.  We are thankful for your encouragement and support of this ministry.

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, 82-year-old Iain Murray, the respected author of more than 25 books and founder of Banner of Truth Publishing, joins us from Scotland to discuss four pressing issues within the church: holiness and spirituality, the attack on the Bible, apostasy, and the benefits and dangers of controversy.

These issues make up four of the five parts of Iain Murray’s latest book, Evangelical Holiness.  Mr. Murray is a keen observer of the leaders and trends that impact the Evangelical church and was the assistant to perhaps the most influential minister in 20th Century England—D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel in London.

ANNOUNCING: The Master’s College Essay Contest 2015

November 28, 2014 by  
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The Master’s College Essay Contest 2015

GRAND PRIZE: One $4000 tuition scholarship to The Master’s College PLUS free airfare, lodging, and meals to College View Weekend, March 19-21, 2015 at The Master’s College.

ENTRY PRIZE: All who submit a valid essay will receive a Master’s College t-shirt and a free copy of TMC professor Grant Horner’s book, Meaning at the Movies: Becoming a Discerning Viewer.

ELIGIBILITY: High school seniors and college transfer students who would like to attend The Master’s College starting in fall 2015. Must be a new student to TMC.

ESSAY TOPIC: Define and explain the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy.  Explain the role that biblical inerrancy plays in a Christian worldview.

ESSAY LENGTH: 600-750 words

DEADLINE: Sunday, February 1, 2015

SUBMIT TO:

David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview radio program
email:  David@TheChristianWorldview.org (send essay in body of email and/or as a .pdf attachment)
Subject line of email should read: “The Master’s College Essay Contest 2015 — Your Name

Include the following on the first page or cover page:
First and last name, male or female
Age, school, class year
Address
Phone number
Email address
Essay title
Word count
T-shirt size

Note: When you submit an essay, we will email you an acknowledgment of receipt.  If you have submitted an essay and haven’t received a receipt response within two days, please email or call us right away.
email:  feedback@TheChristianWorldview.org
phone:  1-888-646-2233

RESULTS:  The essay contest winner and his/her essay will be posted no later than Saturday, February 14, 2015 on TheChristianWorldview.org.  The top five finishers will also be posted on TheChristianWorldview.org

HONOR CODE: By submitting an essay, you are pledging that you are the original author of your essay.

QUESTIONS? feedback@TheChristianWorldview.org

The Master’s College is a national sponsor of The Christian Worldview, a nationally-syndicated radio program that airs on 250 stations.  
For more information on The Master’s College, visit Masters.edu or call 1-800-568-6248.  
To find out more about The Christian Worldview, visit TheChristianWorldview.org.

Sustaining Grace (Nov. 24-30, 2014)

November 24, 2014 by  
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What is grace?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

Grace is often defined as God’s “unmerited favor” where He gives us something of great value that we do not deserve and can not earn.  The greatest demonstration of this grace is God sending His Son to die in our place so that we can be forgiven and made right with Him.

Another way to think of grace is God’s supernatural power.  This is the power that saves us and helps us overcome temptation.  It is also the power of God that supports us in our trials.

When the apostle Paul asked to have his thorn in the flesh removed, Jesus instead offered His sustaining grace, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

Hear encouraging stories of God’s grace in the midst of trials at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, revered Scottish author Iain Murray joins us.

Love and Loss—Universal Experience. Grace—Universal Need.

November 22, 2014 by  
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And He [Jesus] said to me [Paul], “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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To varying degrees, all of these losses cause pain and grief.  They destabilize and consume us.  They make life seem bitter and God far away.

If love turning to loss is a universal human experience, then God’s grace is the most universal human need.  But what is grace?  The word is spoken frequently, but how does God dispense grace and how do we receive it?

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we will be discussing two elements of God’s grace—His saving grace and sustaining grace.  This grace is the culminating message my new book, My Boy, Ben—A Story of Love, Loss and Grace.

While the circumstances of your own story of love and loss may be different, it is God’s grace that we all so desperately need.

NOTE: Thank you to all of you who made the launch of My Boy, Ben such a blessing!  We were touched by how many listeners attended the launch event and by how many books were ordered this first week.  As a thank you, we are offering listeners to The Christian Worldview $2 on all orders of My Boy, Ben through the end of the year when you enter “DAVID” in the coupon code field.  Thank you!

TCW Minute: Nov. 17-23, 2014: My Boy, Ben and the God of All Grace

November 17, 2014 by  
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Can God really use the love and loss of a dog to reveal His grace?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The answer is yes!  God can and will use almost anything—especially the loss of a loved one—to shower His grace and shape our good.

Back in my late 20s, I had a yellow Lab named Ben who was constantly by my side.  Like many dog lovers, I saw him as a faithful friend.

But when I unexpectedly lost Ben, the grief was crushing.  And yet in my lowest moment is when God revealed Himself most powerfully, giving me comfort and strength  and hope.

Hear more about the story of My Boy, Ben and the God of all grace at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll discuss God’s saving and sustaining grace.

My Boy, Ben—A Story of Love, Loss and Grace

November 15, 2014 by  
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LIVE from the My Boy, Ben Book Launch Event at Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Special Host: Lee Michaels, Salem Communications, Twin Cities

Guests:
David Wheaton, radio host and author, My Boy, Ben
Brett and Sheila Waldman, owners of Tristan Publishing
Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton, David’s parents

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“May the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10

God can and will use most anything to reveal Himself and impact a life.  In the case of David Wheaton, God used a yellow Labrador named Ben to expand David’s understanding and appreciation for God’s saving and sustaining grace.

This Saturday, November 15, is the release date of David’s new book, My Boy, Ben, and to celebrate, The Christian Worldview invites you to come or tune in to the book launch event at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN (in the Grace Cafe by door 4)

8-9 am: A LIVE broadcast with special host Lee Michaels of Salem Communications Twin Cities interviewing David, Brett and Sheila Waldman of Tristan Publishing, and David’s parents.

9:30-11 am: David, his parents, and the Waldmans will make brief remarks at 9am followed be a time of fellowship and book signing from 9:30-11am.  A light breakfast will be served and admission is free.

Full preview here, including short video trailer

NOTE: If you are not able to come to the book launch event on Saturday, Nov. 15, the Grace Church bookstore will be hosting a My Boy, Ben book signing with David on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 10am to 1pm.  Church services take place at 9am and 10:40am if you would like to attend one.

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