Dr. Brown Looks at Sobering Current Events

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Today on the Line of Fire:  Don’t miss Dr. Brown’s reflections on the massacre in Norway, another musician dying at 27, the first same-sex weddings in NY, and more.

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: As the world wrongly calls terrorists and murderers “Fundamentalist Christians,” let us show the world what Jesus really teaches, who God really is, and what it really means to be disciples of Jesus the Messiah.  Let’s overcome evil with good, and hatred with love.

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: None of us know how many years or days we have left; but this much we know: that the Lord has told us to redeem the time.  Let us renew our commitment that every day and year we have is going to shine, and outdo the year before in terms of taking hold of the promises of God, and seeing what God can do through you and me as yielded vessels.

A RIGHT-WING, FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN, MASS MURDERER?

by Dr. Michael Brown

The details of the tragic massacre in Norway are shocking beyond words. At least 76 fatalities. Scores of young people gunned down in cold blood. Others seriously injured or missing. Body parts still to be recovered in the bombed out buildings. A nation traumatized and in mourning.

Were these horrific acts the result of an outside terrorist attack? No. Was this the work of Muslim extremists living in Norway? No again. […]

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The Great Debate [DVD]:   Dr. Michael Brown tackles the perennial issue of suffering and the problem of pain with leading New Testament scholar and agnostic Dr. Bart Ehrman at Ohio State University.

Homosexuality, the Church, and Society [6 DVD set]:

This could be the most important resource ever produced by this ministry! More than eight hours of eye-opening, carefully-documented, shocking truth that cannot be ignored.  Topics include:

  • The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Separating Fact from Fiction
  • What the Church Can Learn From the Gay and Lesbian Community
  • Is There Really a Gay Agenda?
  • Corporate Sponsorship of “Diversity”
  • Debunking the Myth of The Human Rights Campaign

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We’re all products of our environment. That which we consider right or wrong, true or false, good or bad, is to a large extent a result of what we’ve been led to believe by our surrounding culture. When we hear stories about how North Korea’s residents are inundated with false propaganda from their government about […]

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KKK and Nazi Associations

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4 Comments
  1. Hey Doctor Brown, I’m a Christian and i love catching your podcasts shows,I like your down to earth style. I live in New York City and I went to City Hall to see if i can join with some christian protesters. To my shock there was not even one. I recorded some videos feel free to use my videos for anything you will like to use them for. you will be shocedk(maybe not) in the video i have of the jewish lifecycle video. http://www.youtube.com/user/ripstax?feature=mhee

    keep up the good work and god bless

  2. Apparently you no longer have to believe in God and have a personal relationship with Christ to be labeled as a fundamentalist Christian nowadays:

    “A majority of so called agnostics and atheists in Europe are cultural conservative Christians without even knowing it. So what is the difference between cultural Christians and religious Christians?

    If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God then you are a religious Christian. Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and 
moral platform. This makes us Christian. …” (p. 1307).—Manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik.

    “Religion is a crutch for many weak people and many embrace religion for self serving reasons as a source for drawing mental strength (to feed their weak emotional state for example during illness, death, poverty etc.). Since I am not a hypocrite, I’ll say directly that this is my agenda as well.

    If praying will act as an additional mental boost/soothing it is the pragmatical thing to do. I guess I will find out… If there is a God I will be allowed to enter heaven as all other martyrs for the Church in the past. I am pursuing religion for this very reason and everyone else should as well, providing it will give you a mental boost.”-(p. 1344)–Manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik.

  3. On why Campus Crusade for Christ changed its name. Bill Bright’s daughter belongs to the Evangelical church in which I hold membership. Many “Campus Crusader” leaders teach Sunday school classes in this church. Like Young Life, Campus Crusade has for many years given a warm heart assoication to young believers in high schools and colleges. Yet as the USA has changed the notion of having crusades, assoicated with collective meetings and away from home church actions, has wained. Churches held in schools and shopping centers, and pop em up churches seem equally extant with the traditional evangelical denominational building owning churches. We have Mega churches as well (though not in my town).

    What I have noticed that affects the name change for Campus Crusade. A general fall off of support for missions abroad and locally, once pretty well financed, inclusive of workers’ wages, as such. Youth culture’s music, socialization, and associations shifting and changing from once collected meetings with speakers to more individual and friendship associations, and media based obligations of time spent.

    People socialize differently than they once did. Marriages are put off for career training, and individual youth culture associations and practices. Hanging out has replaced other gathering mentalities. People now “feel” instead of “think”. As to self reporting.

    The small town often Baptist church has had to change its profile, worship music, and advertised bases for gathering together. So, overtly claiming Christ, by title, may not reach the arising social strata, as such, especially on Campuses, with such workers financed existence waining, as such. Charitable giving has shifted from churches and missions to other kinds of idealistic or special interests.

    CRU then creates a little mystery, seems to be about hanging out and being and feeling, more than about discussions and truth seeking. This generation is not a seeking generation, but a laid back, go with the flow generation. It will take a vistation by the Holy Spirit to shift hearts and minds toward such radical commitments as Bible study mind renewal and the like.

    Whereas Bill Bright’s generation was organized like businessmen can be, this generation has shifted heart and mind to some other grasp than such a named organization can reflect of the culture. CRU certainly flows with the culture, and mirrors its kind of short worded, sound bite connections. Our culture is getting wider, not deeper. It is getting on again off again more than receiving of truth unto life as the bases of more of the same.

    Yet the Word is quick, powerful in its own right, and efficacious. Finding new methods for those going with the flow to hear the Word is the challenge of CRU, whatever skeleton crew of its past remains.

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