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What Did The Shepherds Really Hear?

December 20, 2014 by  
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Guest: Don Bierle, president, Faith Search International

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  Luke 2:10-12

The above passage is one that is well-known and oft-read.  An angel proclaiming the birth of Christ to shepherds in the fields around Bethlehem.  A baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.

Who were these shepherds and why was this “sign” given to them?  Was the sign simply a way for them to identify the Christ-child from other babies in Bethlehem?  Or was there much deeper meaning to a baby being wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manager that pointed to the real identity of Jesus?

Dr. Don Bierle, president of Faith Search International, will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to explain what the shepherds were really hearing from the angel.

 

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.

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.

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

mbb 3D 400pxLove turning to loss is a nearly universal human experience in our fallen world.  We encounter these trying stories everyday: the death of a family member or close friend, the dissolving of a marriage or relationship, the loss of a job or a home to disaster or foreclosure, or perhaps the end of a long-awaited dream.

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!

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.

2014 Year-End Letter!

November 14, 2014 by  
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Our 2014 Year-End Annual Print Letter is being mailed this week.  You can read a pre-release online copy below.

Greetings to you and yours as we thank God for His many blessings, and most especially, the gift of His Son.

Strengthening the faith of believers and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those who don’t know Him—that is the common thread in all the moving parts of The Christian Worldview. And there are plenty of moving parts!…

Political Conservatives Need to Be Born Again Too

November 8, 2014 by  
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Guest: David Limbaugh, author, Jesus on Trial

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 3:14-15

David Limbaugh grew up as the youngest of two boys in the small Mississippi River town of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  You may have heard of his older brother—radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Despite being part of an educated, politically conservative, church-going family, David entered adulthood as a skeptic with regard to the Christian faith.  But when he applied his attorney’s skills to honestly investigate Scripture, David repented of his sin, placed his faith in Christ, and became a born-again Christian.

So what exactly did David Limbaugh discover in studying God’s word?  His most recent book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel, already a New York Times bestseller, dives 406 pages deep into the historicity, prophecies, and paradoxes of Scripture, along with investigating the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.  David joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to make the case for Christ and Christianity.

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