Stand in the Gap Weekend Archives
Public Prayer, the Constitution and Public Schools
December 8, 2019 • December 8, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dave Kistler, David New
On this program, guest David New is going to be talking about another national observance that has its roots in the Thanksgiving story. You'll hear why the activities that take place on this day are woven into the fabric of American history, and why we must be reminded of their necessity. It was in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln declared a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving while the first National Day of Prayer was established by President Truman in 1952. And contrary to popular opinion, our Founders, Presidents and Congress all knew the importance of prayer and regularly called our nation to days of solemn fasting and prayer. These prayers have been memorialized for us in the pages of our founding documents which will also be discussed on this episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend.
Democrats and Black America: The Iron Triangle
December 1, 2019 • December 1, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Dave Kistler, Joe Green, and Vince Ellison
The term, ‘social justice’, has taken on a new meaning, often used by liberal media, left leaning politicians, and educational elites. However, some in the church, and even well-meaning Pastors have embraced the perception that ‘social justice’ is a duty, not only of Americans, but believers, as well. But is it? On this program, Host Sam Rohrer talks with an African American man who was born on a cotton plantation in Tennessee to sharecropping parents. He’s familiar with the black ethos and throughout his growing up years, came to intimately understand the struggles and failures of the black culture both religiously and politically. He ultimately became involved with many African American Civic Organizations, only to find that those who claimed to want to help the black community, were often the same ones destroying it. Find out how and why when you listen to this program. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dave Kistler Co-host: Pastor Joe Green Guest: Vince Ellison
God, Trump, and the 2020 Election
November 24, 2019 • November 24, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dave Kistler, Steve Strang
Thanksgiving is upon us and hopefully you’ll find yourself celebrating the day around the table with family or friends. It’s a time we set aside, as Americans, to remember all God’s done for us as a nation, and all He’s done for us as individuals. We’re grateful because we know that without God’s blessing, this country wouldn’t be known as the defender of truth and justice or the land of freedom and prosperity. The picture just described has been and is the ideal America-but it’s quickly becoming a thing of the past. While history is being rewritten by liberal ideology to portray the Founders as bigoted white racists, the culture war against our civil and religious liberties increase, almost by the day, it seems. This divided nation knows we’re headed for a showdown with the 2020 Presidential elections. Many Conservative organizations are mobilizing and recruiting volunteers to pray and distribute information across all forms of media and messaging platforms. On this program, guest Steve Strang, founder and CEO of Charisma News, is going to talk about his new book aptly titled, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election”.
Big Government, Big Problems, and No Easy Fixes
November 17, 2019 • November 17, 2019
When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980 on the platform of Constitutional integrity and federalism, and was re-elected four years later on those same principles, he had this to say during one of his famous speeches: “I think it’s time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers…Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.” He went on to explain, “You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down-up to a man’s age-old dream; the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order-or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.” President Reagan knew what many others don’t seem to understand. While the cause of freedom was successful in the founding of our nation, the struggle to maintain it must persist, the baton must be carried on, and the banner lifted high if we and our posterity are to experience the blessings of liberty that was so hardly fought and won. This program will address this topic and if you consider yourself a patriot-a lover of freedom and a follower of Jesus Christ, I trust you’ll stay tuned for this very pertinent episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend.
Christianity, Culture, and Credibility
November 10, 2019
The story is all too familiar. A young person, raised in a Christian home, possibly homeschooled or having attended a Christian school, made a profession of faith, by all accounts embraced a biblical worldview...and suddenly they walk away. They turn their back on what they’ve known and decided they’ve missed out on life and they begin to ‘sow their wild oats’ as the saying goes. The pain of watching a beloved son or daughter stray from the faith is particularly distressing, especially for the parent that has poured a lifetime of love and prayers into them. However, we know there is always hope for this kind of situation. John Dickerson,our guest for this program, was born and raised in a loving Christian home, but found himself questioning the validity of the Bible, the story of Jesus and the need for salvation. Over time, his journey led him to discover the truth for himself, which led to a career in journalism, apologetics, and eventually the pastorate. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: John Dickerson
Your Work Matters: Doing ALL to the Glory of God
November 3, 2019 • November 3, 2019
The fast food restaurant, McDonald’s, reportedly spent over one million dollars last year installing kiosks and other technology to its stores. Experts believe the fast food industry will be the first to be run by robots. Why, you might ask? Well, a telling headline by CNBC this past August, said this, ”Panera is losing 100% of its workers every year as Fast Food Turnover Crisis Worsens”. On this program, Host Isaac Crockett will be interviewing Pastor Josh Crockett about his "theology of work". Could it be that much of this tech savvy generation has lost the ability to work with their hands, to shoulder responsibility when it comes to steady employment and take pride in a job well done? They'll be answering these questions and more on this program titled, "Your Work Matters". Host: Isaac Crockett Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Pastors Josh Crockett
October-Pastor's Appreciation Month
October 27, 2019 • October 27, 2019 • Keith Wiebe, Gary Dull, Marty Von
October is Pastor’s Appreciation month. A time set aside to honor our church leaders and express appreciation for their service in the work of the Lord. Did you know that the job of being a Pastor is considered one of the most stressful jobs, second only to stay-at-home-Moms with young children? Add today’s challenging cultural issues into the mix and it’s a recipe for burnout, family trouble, and even suicide. One Pastor described how he feels by saying, “ “Pastoring is like being a Gumby doll. You will get pulled in many directions and sometimes feel like a limb (is) fall(ing) off.” Unfortunately, Pastors are usually on call 24/7 tending to the needs of their church while often neglecting the needs of their own spouse and children. This program features an interview between Dr. Keith Wiebe, VP of State Chapter Development, and Dr. Marty Von, founder and President of ChurchCare discussing the needs of Pastors and how you can help.
The 2019 Impeachment Declaration: Abuse or Accountability
October 20, 2019 • October 20, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, David New
The Democrats attempt to impeach President Trump continues to dominate the news headlines ever since House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, announced their intentions on September 24th. This program, featuring Constitutional Attorney, David New, is going to consider questions like: What rules, if any, are set forth by the United States Constitution on impeachment? What’s the history behind it? Why did the Founders decide to add an impeachment provision and how can we apply what we know to the current situation? Host: Sam Rohrer Guest: David New
Islam and Public Schools: A Threat to Freedom
October 13, 2019 • October 13, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Richard Thompson
The stated goal of Islam is to establish a worldwide Caliphate-which is an area ruled by the laws of Islam otherwise known as Sharia law. The means used to achieve this end have historically been violent, treacherous, and murderous. This program will add another category of means used to subjugate the enemies of Islam-one which hasn’t been publicly recognized for its insidious nature, the indoctrination of our public-school teachers and students with Islamic propaganda, all at the tax- payers expense. Schools throughout the US are allowing Muslims to come into the classroom and teach their own version of American history, victimization, and superiority. Under the guise of diversity training and multiculturalism teaching, our school children are learning the five pillars of Islam, how to recite the Shahada, and what the Q’uran has to say about the rituals and observances required by Sharia law. While students are no longer allowed to pray aloud or read their Bible in class, entire mandatory school sessions are dedicated to Islamic awareness. Our guest on today’s program, Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center in Michigan, is going to expose what’s really happening in today’s public schools. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Gary Dull Guest: Richard Thompson
Saving the Persecuted Church
October 6, 2019 • October 6, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dede Laugesen
On November 3rd, believers around the world will participate in an international day of prayer for persecuted Christians. In much of the world, the plight of these men, women, and children is dire. While you and I can hardly imagine the suffering and difficulties believers in other countries experience-the Bible tells us that we’re to “remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being (y)ourselves also in the body”. On this Stand in the Gap Weekend program, Dede Laugesen with Save the Persecuted Christians, is going to give us an update from the perspective of someone who’s on the frontlines in the battle against worldwide persecution. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Gary Dull Guest: Dede Laugesen
Celebrating the Constitution
September 29, 2019
In September of 1787, thirty-nine men met in Philadelphia to finish and sign a document we now know as the United States Constitution. They pledged their ‘lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor’ to the cause of liberty and the principles contained therein. On September 17th, we celebrated Constitution and Citizenship day-a time to commemorate the brave signers and bold words that entrusted to us a Constitutional Republic. The birth pangs, initiated by the Declaration of Independence finally brought forth a new nation unlike any the world had ever seen. Unfortunately, some people don’t see this document or the story behind it as something to celebrate. Democratic candidate for President, Beto O’Rourke, recently told a crowd that “We can mark the creation of this country not at the Fourth of July, 1776, but August 20, 1619, when the first kidnapped African was brought to this country against his will and in bondage, and as a slave- built the greatness, and the success, and the wealth, that neither he or his descendants would ever be able to participate in or enjoy." Admittedly, it took America a while to recognize her duplicity concerning the slave system, but perhaps O’Rourke has forgotten that over 350,000 (mostly white) men died to free the slaves, and that the fourteenth amendment was added to the Constitution which guaranteed their full rights as American citizens. So, what does that mean for us today? Can we rewrite history for the sake of a politically correct narrative? Does the Constitution still deliver on its promise to protect the life, liberty and happiness of ALL American people? This program explores the history, intent, and current application of the US Constitution Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Gary Dull Guest: David New
Life Altering Leadership
September 22, 2019 • September 22, 2019 • Dave Kistler, Gary Dull
Throughout the pages of history, great men and women have entered and exited the stage- leaving behind great acts of courage, unimaginable innovation, creativity, and noble sacrifice. While you and I may never have the chance to meet someone like a Washington, Tubman or Churchill, we might encounter someone who exhibits true leadership ability that’s made a difference in our own personal life. What are the qualities of a true leader? How does one develop these character qualities in their life? What does the Bible have to say about leadership, especially concerning leadership within the government? This Stand in the Gap Weekend program featuring hosts Dave Kistler and Dr. Gary Dull will shed light on those essential ingredients for life altering leadership.
Overcoming a Crisis of Faith with Hope in God
September 15, 2019 • September 15, 2019 • Isaac Crockett, Dr. Gary Dull, Abigail Crockett
The beloved hymn, “It is Well with My Soul” has a verse that triumphantly proclaims: Though Satan should buffet Though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control- That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, and hath shed His own blood for my soul…” In times of difficulty or doubt, where do you turn or to whom or what do you cling? If you’re a believer, you know the answer to this question-but sometimes it’s easier said than done. Doubts and fear crop up in our minds and confusion sets in. We begin to question what we believe and why, and God seems far away-a distant, impersonal being who doesn’t understand or care about what we’re going through. On this Stand in the Gap Weekend program, we’re going to hear from Abigail Crockett, who experienced her own crisis of faith. Her story of deliverance will encourage you, especially if you find yourself in a hard place today. Host: Isaac Crockett Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Abigail Crockett
Promise Keepers: A New Era
September 8, 2019 • September 8, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Ken Harrison
On October 4, 1997, it was estimated over a million men assembled on the National Mall in Washington, DC to attend a conference titled: Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men. Even if you weren’t in attendance at that gathering, the Promise Keepers movement became well known and was mightily used of God both nationally and internationally to evangelize and disciple men in their role as singles, husbands and fathers. On this program, Ken Harrison, board member and chairman of the newly relaunched Promise Keeper movement will share more about the new leadership, but with the same vision, Promise Keepers is praying for a “massive revival and transformation” among men in a culture that has rejected the biblical role of manhood and is openly attacking masculinity and its value in an overtly feminine, self-absorbed, secular society. Host: Sam Rohrer, Guest: Ken Harrison
Challenges Pastors Face
A Story of Repentance and Restoration - Pt. 2 • September 1, 2019 • Sam Rohrer
A severe grace. That’s what Pastor Jamie Mitchell called God’s discipline in his life when he stepped down from ministry due to a moral failure. As we’re going to hear in the second part of this two-part interview, Pastor Jamie found God’s discipline was proof of God’s great love and forgiveness through a period of repentance and restoration he personally experienced where he is looking for opportunities to help the body of Christ and so many churches and pastors in need. The Mitchell's story is sadly familiar to many families in leadership who’ve gone through similar circumstances and found themselves struggling to survive amidst the loneliness and despair at the sudden loss of livelihood, friendships, and a social circle where they were respected and appreciated. Please join us for part two of this Stand in the Gap Weekend program titled: Challenges Pastors Face: A Story of Repentance and Restoration. NOTE: Contains extra material that wasn't able to be included on the radio broadcast due to time restraints.