Stand in the Gap Weekend Archives
Certainty in Uncertain Times: Church Life During COVID
January 24, 2021 • Keith Wiebe, Gary Dull, Bill Monroe
In Ephesians 4 verses 1 through 6, the Apostle Paul writes, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” This exhortation from the Apostle Paul is especially meaningful these days. A good reminder of the special affection, unity, and grace we should have as believers for and with one another. Today’s theme is one that affects us all. No doubt, this past year you’ve seen changes take place in your church due to Coronavirus policies and precautions. Hopefully, you haven’t experienced division, but there are some who have, so it’s a topic we must address-especially for those Pastors who are listening who might be wondering how to go about walking the fine line between those in their congregation that may have differing views on a COVID response. Two Pastors with decades of pastoral experience share about COVID related issues during this trying time. Guests, Dr. Gary Dull and Dr. Bill Monroe join an interview with host Keith Wiebe and co-host Sam Rohrer.
Critical Race Theory? How Has it Infiltrated All of Society?
January 17, 2021 • Dr. Joe Green, Sam Rohrer, Dr. Shelby Steele
Trying to understand the words and phrases bandied about in today’s culture is like trying to grasp the explanation of rules for a game written in a 30-page booklet in 10 seconds flat. It’s hard to do. Words like intersectionality, critical race theory, cancel culture, and white privilege can leave one’s head spinning. On today's program our guest, Dr. Shelby Steele, will be explaining one of the phrases you might hear or see on social media-but don’t know very much about. 'Critical race theory' in practical laymen’s terms is the erroneous idea that all of society is built and perpetuated by racism, namely the white vs. black kind. America, according to this ideology, was built on the backs of slaves. Our Founding Fathers didn’t actually come here to create a Constitutional republic where all men were created free and equal-they came to perpetuate slavery and the subjugation of the black man for their own selfish and narrow interests. And America continues to fashion society, government, laws, and education etc. all with a design and intent to discriminate and degrade their black fellow citizens. Well, if you’re a student of history you know this kind of thinking is dangerous and patently false. And as we’ll learn today, it doesn’t help the root cause of the true problems facing black Americans. How did we get to the place in our country where so many are convinced we’re a nation of bigots and racists? Why have billions and maybe even trillions of dollars been spent to alleviate the perceived disparities and inequities, yet crime, poverty, poor education and broken families continue to plague the black culture? We'll explore more on this topic because it’s so very important we understand what’s being said, and how we can truly help our black friends and neighbors. Host: Dr. Joe Green Co-host: Sam Rohrer Guest: Dr. Shelby Steele
The 2020 Surveillance State: 2021 Even More Alarming!
January 10, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Mark Lerner
In George Orwell’s dystopian novel titled 1984, he wrote this about the surveillance state, “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.” Unfortunately, we’ve come to the place where surveillance and biometric technology has morphed into a monster that can no longer be kept under control. What am I talking about? It’s the 2020 Surveillance State with 2021 shaping up to be even more alarming. Whether through our cell phones, smart TV’s, or security cameras, Big Brother is watching and listening to us in more ways than one-and it isn’t a comforting thought. Our guest on today’s program, Mark Lerner, has spent the last few decades studying, writing, and speaking about biometrics and surveillance from the standpoint of one who loves liberty and respects the Constitution. During this program he’ll identify how we’re being monitored and learn ways to ensure our own privacy. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Mark Lerner
Beyond the Dialectic, the Empowerment of Words.
January 3, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Dr. Marlene McMillan
On this Stand in the Gap Weekend program, our guest, Dr. Marlene McMillan, will be talking about the power of words which is so appropriate in today’s cultural climate. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell the truth without being ostracized, and worse yet, the very definition of words has changed to become a weapon in the hands of those who distort the truth and seek to spread lies. You'll want to hear this in depth analysis of the various terms and definitions being used by the media, so-called experts, and world wide leaders to persuade and communicate information to trusting audiences.
December 27, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, David New
Joseph Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union for almost 30 years with an iron fist and was directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of 20 to 60 million people by the hands of his secret police or his brutal gulags, wrote this: “By May, 1st, 1937, there should not be one single church left within the borders of Soviet Russia, and the idea of God will have been banished from the Soviet Union as a remnant of the Middle Ages…” Fortunately even a man as powerful as Stalin cannot erase the idea or man’s belief in God. He’s not a remnant of any age, though Stalin is. He’s alive and well and still does His work in this world through believers who love and serve Him. But there are those who would still like to erase the name and idea of God in this nation of ours-a nation founded on the principles of liberty and justice for all taken from the unchanging and ever truthful Word of God. On this program we’ll be studying the document that began this ‘holy experiment’ in self-government-the Constitution of the United States. Host: Sam Rohrer Guest: Constitutional Attorney, David New,
The Medical Truth about COVID Vaccinations: Helpful Healer or Camouflaged Killer?
December 20, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are upon us and the real reason we celebrate Christmas is still the MAIN reason we have hope and peace in our hearts today. Because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, no matter what this life brings us during this season-we can anticipate the time when we’ll see Him face to face. All sorrow, sin, sickness, and death will be vanquished, and the King of Kings and Lord of Lords will reign forever-through all eternity! As you look forward to Christmas day this coming week, we hope you’ll keep those words in your hearts and minds to share with others who may not know the real ‘reason for the season’. On this weekend program, we’ll tackle a difficult topic. We’ve titled it “The Medical Truth about COVID Vaccinations: Hopeful Healer or Camouflaged Killer? As we explore the components of the Coronavirus vaccine from a medical perspective-we hope to answer some of your questions about the safety of the vaccine, how it was made, and what we know so far about COVID-19.
The Battle is Now Joined
December 13, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, John Guandolo
As the Trump administration continues to litigate in court concerning election fraud, battle lines are shifting and falling into place. Who are the characters and what organizations are making their moves in the ongoing struggle between American ideals and the Marxist agenda? Will President Trump succeed, or will we see a Biden administration this January? The title of this program is, ‘The battle is now joined’-meaning the stage is set and opening night has begun. The stealing of the 2020 election is the climax of over 100 years of planning by the Communist party to take over America. Our guest, John Guandolo, is going to lay it all out and connect the dots for us Host: Sam Rohrer Guest: John Guandolo
The Dangers of the Equality Act and Human Rights Campaign
December 6, 2020 • Dr. Joe Green, Sam Rohrer, Dr. Randy Short
When the decision in the 2015 Obergefell versus Hodges case was handed down by the Supreme court legalizing gay marriage, those who opposed it predicted there would be more legislation coming down the pike to normalize and legalize every kind of sexual deviancy. It turns out they were right. It wasn’t long after the legalization of same sex marriage that drag queen story hour, and gender affirming pronouns became high on the priority list of the 'new-ish' movement-transgenderism. Thirty years ago, if you had said it were possible for a woman to be trapped in a man’s body or vice-versa, you would have been made the laughingstock of the town. It just wasn’t common for people to identify as anything other than the biological sex they were born with. Today, more than 1.3 million adults in America identify as transgender. And among high schoolers, particularly teenage girls, transgenderism in rapidly rising. On this program, guest Dr. Randy Short is going to discuss this phenomenon and the dangerous Equality Act-a bill masquerading as legitimate protection for minorities-when in reality, it’s purpose is to punish any who stand in the way of the LGBTQ/Transgender agenda. Host: Dr. Joe Green Co-host: Sam Rohrer Guest: Dr. Randy Short
Trump, the 2020 Election, and the Changed Christian Vote
November 29, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, George Barna
In a stunning election outcome, now over three weeks ago, Republicans delivered victories of every House seat up for grabs, plus maintained their majority in the Senate. Instead of a blue wave, a red tsunami took over all but the presidency at this point. While we’re still waiting for the outcome of the Whitehouse race, I’m here to encourage conservatives to continue praying and waiting on God to see what He’ll do! On today’s program, we’re going to air an interview we had with George Barna, founder of the original Barna group and current Professor at Arizona Christian University. As the Director of the Cultural Research Center there on the university campus, his group recently released a new survey we want to examine in light of the recent election. The title of the study was “President Trump Will Get Overwhelming Support from Conservative Christians in 2020 – But for Different Reasons than in 2016.” What are those “different reasons” and did they make an impact in this year’s election? That's what guest, George Barna, will be talking about on this program. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Gary Dull Guest: George Barna
Living Out Your True Identity: Lessons from the Book of Daniel
November 22, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Joe Green, Matt Recker
**This weekend program is a rerun from Sept. 13 In an article by Samuel James titled, “Courage Takes More than a Keyboard: Christian Nerve in a Digital Age”, he writes, “It’s never been easier to fool ourselves that we are courageous when we really are not. Like the donkey who donned a lion skin to look like Aslan, or the “wizard” of Oz who was really just an old man with a machine, the image we project on our screens can be little more than self-aggrandizement. If our online audience could peek through the phone or laptop we hold, they would see the real us, and our “platform” would be laughed at rather than respected.” Perhaps you can identify with this sentiment. It’s much easier to keep people at arm’s length through a twitter or Facebook account than to do the hard work of building relationships shoulder to shoulder or heart to heart. And staying true to our faith may mean defending the truth when it’s unpopular or sharing the gospel when it’s difficult or even dangerous. This program includes some lessons from the book of Daniel, a courageous hero of the faith-who’s story is both timeless and inspiring.
Hope for America's Warriors
November 15, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Gary Dull, Jeremy Salnecker
In 1980, the America Psychiatric Association added PTSD as a mental health disorder to its widely acclaimed diagnostic manual known as the DSM. Previous generations would’ve recognized this disorder as “shell shock” but the acknowledgement of its far-reaching effects on the brain, body, and mental faculties has only received the attention of the medical community in the last few decades. Did you know it’s estimated that 7.7 million Americans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder known as PTSD. Many of these brave men and women are veterans, first responders, sexual abuse survivors and others who’ve experienced event related trauma and stress. On this program, we talk with a military vet who experienced his own struggle with PTSD and eventually co-founded a ministry to help others like him called The Mighty Oaks Foundation. If you know someone suffering with this disorder, or would like to know how to help people who’ve survived a traumatic event in their lives, you’ll want to listen to this Stand in the Gap Weekend program! Host: Isaac Crockett Co-host- Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Jeremy Salnecker
Authentic Christianity for the Next Generation
November 8, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Shane Pruitt
In John 10:10, Jesus talks about Himself as the Good Shepherd of the sheep, and says, “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” The purpose for which Christ came didn’t stop when his death, burial, and resurrection were accomplished. It continues now and through eternity to those who believe in Him. He offers not only salvation from sin-but the gift of His Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts and supply us with abundant joy, purpose, and meaning in life. He heaps grace upon grace, strength, and wisdom all found in the person of Jesus Christ and in understanding and believing the written Word of God. Did you know the abundant life-the fulfilling life that Jesus offers us happens to be the kind of life a new generation is seeking? We’ve talked about the Millennial generation many times on this program -but today we’re going to focus on the newest group of teens and young adults- Generation Z. According to a recent Wall Street Journal survey, 30% of Gen Z’ers say, “religion is very important to them.” (which is the lowest in U.S. history). BUT, 78% says, “living a self-fulfilled life is very important to them.” In response to this survey, our guest on today’s program points out, “This should be extremely eye-opening to us. That’s the threshold to cross in communicating (the gospel) to Gen Z – to help them see that a “fulfilled life” only comes from Someone outside of “self”.” And that Someone is Jesus Christ. If you’re concerned about the tween, teen or twenty-something in your life, you'll want to listen to this program! Host: Isaac Crockett Co-host: Sam Rohrer Guest: Shane Pruitt
“Facing the Most Crucial Election of Our Lifetime and How to Prepare for It.”
November 1, 2020 • Gary Dull, Dr. Denny Mallonee, Dr. John Mallonee
Did you know estimates show 45 million Americans who claim to be born-again Christians didn’t vote in last year’s election? And did you know that size of a group could mean the difference between whether the left or the right sees their candidate in office this next year? As believers, hopefully you’ve been educating yourself about the issues at stake. And hopefully you’re planning to vote or have already- because every vote is important in this election! The theme of this weekend program is “Facing the most crucial election of our lifetime and how to prepare for it.” It's encouraging to see the prayer gatherings, efforts, and events that have been taking place almost from the beginning of 2020 knowing this would be an election year. There are revivals breaking out in cities and communities where believers are reaching out to those in need with the gospel of Jesus Christ. While our civil and religious liberties are on the line, there are some who're recognizing the moral vacuum of the liberal left ideology and realizing its time to look elsewhere. When they do-will you and I be ready to share truth? Will our peace during this time of health, financial, and political turmoil be authentic? Learn more by listening to this program with guests Dr. Denny Mallonee and Dr. John Mallonee. Host: Dr. Gary Dull Guests: Dr. Denny Mallonee Dr. John Mallonee
COVID Health Update: Masks, Lockdowns, and the Great Barrington Declaration
October 25, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Twila Brase
Over two hundred days have passed since the first COVID mandates went into effect. Everything from masks to lockdowns to restricted gatherings were imposed on the American people who initially believed-and were told- would be temporary. Unfortunately-these mandates weren’t temporary. Many are still in effect even though the threat of Coronavirus remains minimal to a large percent of the population. And despite desperate attempts to take back power that’s been seized by mayors, governors, and state health officials to further restrict our freedoms, citizens remain in a state of economic, physical, and psychological distress due to unemployment, depression, loneliness and fear. On this program, Twila Brase will join as guest to talk about the lockdowns, the masks, the vaccines, and something called the Great Barrington Declaration. Host: Sam Rohrer Guest: Twila Brase
The Serious Stakes of the Upcoming Election
October 18, 2020 • Gary Dull, Dave Kistler, Jim O'Bryon
If we say someone leans to the right-politically, what do we mean? Conversely, if we say someone leans to the left-what do we mean? Most of us identify the right with Conservative Judeo-Christian values and the left as being more liberal-taking a progressive position politically. But would you be surprised to hear that the Bible has something to say about the right and the left that actually corresponds with our political parties today? It might not sound legitimate, but our guest on today’s program is going to share from his own personal Bible study on this topic, and then we’ll discuss some of the positions held by the left and the right leading up to the general election. These positions clearly define what’s at stake in this election and if you’re not sure where your party stands on the issues important to you-you’ll want to listen to this episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend! Host: Dr. Gary Dull Co-host: Dave Kistler Guest: Jim O'Bryon