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90 Minutes in Heaven

90 Minutes in Heaven - the movie The new movie 90 Minutes in Heaven hit theaters on Friday, September 11 and I went to see it last night. The movie, which is based on a 2004 book of the same name, is about a pastor, Don Piper, who claims that he died, went to heaven and…Read more

Biblical Guide to the Shemitah and the Blood Moons

Biblical Guide to the Shemitah and the Blood Moons The following description is from The Berean Call website in their promotion of the book. Click here to order the book from The Berean Call website Are “blood moons” a harbinger for a catastrophic “seventh shemitah” in America? Informed Christians and serious students of God’s Word…Read more

MARRIAGE: Do words have meanings?

MARRIAGE: Do words have meanings? With a single decision, a simple majority of five of nine justices on the Supreme Court of the United States, has successfully and irrevocably changed the meaning of a single word that has so clearly defined the most basic societal unit throughout history---a word with a meaning so clear and unambiguous that…Read more

Will the real Bruce Jenner please stand up?

Will the real Bruce Jenner please stand up? Although it is certainly a "current theological issue," I really hesitated wading into this particular mine field for a variety of reasons. The first is that I've already dealt with the alphabet soup of LGBT issues far more than I care to over the last couple of…Read more

Deep and Wide: A book review by Gary Gilley

BOOK REVIEW: Deep and Wide, by Andy Stanley (reviewed by Gary Gilley) Initial comments below by Dave James, followed by the full book review by Gary Gilley: Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley Only occasionally one runs across an article that could be considered a "must-read"---and even less frequently, a book review…Read more

The Mystery of the Shemitah: Is it real?

THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH: Is it real? The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn (Lake Mary, Florida: FrontLine, Charisma Media / Charisma House Book Group, 2014) 275 pp. paper 16.99 _________ The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn became the #1 Christian book of 2012, set publishing records, reached publishing milestones and propelled the author to…Read more

Blood Moon Tetrad (2014-2015): A Sign of the End?

Blood Moon Tetrad (2014-2015): A Sign of the End?   (blood moon graphic from John Hagee Ministries used in his sermon series on this topic)   A relatively rare series of lunar and solar eclipses, which coincides with important dates on the Jewish calendar in 2014 and 2015, is generating a significant amount of speculation…Read more

9/11 Twelfth Anniversary Survey

9/11/2001 - Twelfth Anniversary Survey Click here to view survey results With last week marking the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, it is clear that the horrific events of that day remain indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of many Americans. The world was forever changed by the events of that day and we are…Read more

A Response to “In Defense of a Prophetic Voice” by David Reagan

A Response to “In Defense of a Prophetic Voice” by David Reagan (In the May / June issue of Lamplighter magazine)By David James My original article begins below the two updates, with the most recent update first. ___________  UPDATE #2:  Dr. David Reagan has posted an article to his website in response to mine. I…Read more

Pope Francis: History’s Final Pope?

Note: portions of this article have been edited to more accurately reflect portions of Petrus Romanus in response to comments by one of the authors, Cris Putnam concerning the original version of the article. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have…Read more

Dr. Roy B. Zuck, Now Home with His Savior

  I just received word on Sunday morning that late Saturday evening, a great man of God, a partner in the ministry and a dear friend, Dr. Roy Zuck, passed from this life into the presence of his Savior. The last time I saw Dr. Zuck was at the Pre-Trib Study Group conference in early…Read more

The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction? (now available)

Click here to order the book on The Berean Call website Click here for the Kindle version on Amazon.com (Paperback version available soon through Amazon.com) The last three months have been quite incredible. Since Tom McMahon (executive director of The Berean Call) first contacted me on April 29 about my ABI article critiquing The Harbinger,…Read more

The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction?

Does Isaiah 9:10 really contain an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America’s future? Note: This review is an abridged version of a book of the same title. PUBLISHING UPDATE: The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction? is now available for purchase on The Berean Call website and Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Article available…Read more

Are Muslims Seeing Jesus?

Recently, I was asked by another Bible teacher about my views concerning reports coming out of the Muslim world that many Muslims have been having visions and dreams of Isa ("Jesus" in Arabic) - and as a result, that many - perhaps tens of thousands - are coming to saving faith in Him. I have…Read more

“Son of God” Translation Controversy

For years there has been a discussion among missiologists and linguists concerning the proper translation of certain biblical passages into various languages in the Muslim world. Over the years, the discussion has turned into a debate and more recently into a full-blown controversy that has gained a lot of momentum over the last few weeks.…Read more

The Greatest Tragedy of the Rapture Prediction

Predictably - and appropriately, conservative Bible teachers, theologians and pastors have uniformly condemned Harold Camping's adamant declarations that the Rapture would occur before the end of the day on Saturday, May 21, 2011. It is now being widely reported that Mr. Camping has since admitted that he is neither infallible nor a "genius", while inexplicably…Read more

“The Muslim Brotherhood and the Gospel of Christ”

An astonishing guest opinion piece [1. Bob Kubinec, "The Muslim Brotherhood and the Gospel of Christ," Christianity Today, accessed Feb. 11, 2011, http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/februaryweb-only/muslimbrotherhood.html] featured in the February 11 edition of Christianity Today Direct challenges Christians in the West, including “many evangelicals,” to rethink what the author describes as “a deep and abiding prejudice” against the…Read more

The Crisis in Egypt

The attention of the world has been riveted to the images coming out of Egypt over the past week. It reminds me of watching CNN over 20 years ago,  as Bernard Shaw reported live that the Berlin wall had been breached. Even as I write, Fox News is broadcasting live footage of the rapidly changing…Read more

Saddleback’s Health and Fitness Seminar: An Eyewitness Account

A few days ago, I posted an article by Jan Markell (Olive Tree Ministries) concerning Rick Warren's newest initiative---a health and fitness seminar featuring three doctors representing three very different worldviews - Dr. Oz (a Muslim), Dr. Hymen (a Jew) and Dr. Amen (a Christian). As a follow-up, I am posting this article by Jennifer…Read more

Rick Warren’s Controversial New Initiative

Rick Warren has been broadly criticized for both his alliances and his projects. His latest initiative, launched on January 15 at Saddleback, is almost certain to attract similar attention - not so much because of the issue itself, but because of those who are partnering with him. Jan Markell, over at Olive Tree Ministries, discusses…Read more
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