Stand in the Gap Weekend Archives
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
Arrested for Singing?
October 11, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Gabriel Rench
On September 25th, just two weeks ago, people across the nation watched the spectacle of members from Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho arrested by local law enforcement. Their crime? Not wearing a mask or socially distancing from a crowd of about 100 people calmly worshiping God. This Psalm sing by the members of Christ Church was a protest against the overreach of Moscow’s mayor who extended the mask mandate and social distancing directives until January 5th, 2021- despite the fact that there hasn’t been a single death or hospitalization from the Coronavirus in the entire county where Moscow is located since the beginning of the pandemic. While this occurrence isn’t the only instance of local and state government overreach on COVID policies that infringe on our first amendment rights, it seems believers and churches across the nation are struggling to understand what legitimate or illegitimate authority is. Who has the right to tell people they can’t assemble and sing in public-especially when other groups are allowed to violently loot and burn private and public property? What’s behind the hypocritical behavior of governors, mayors, and political leaders whose motto is “do as I say, not as I do”. If we were being honest, we’d have to say it’s the fast track to tyranny for our country-and it doesn’t seem like an end is in sight. On this program you'll hear from Gabriel Rench, who was an eye witness of the event in Moscow. Host: Isaac Crockett Co-hosts: Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull Guest: Gabriel Rench
God's Message to America: Wake Up and Return to Me or Perish
October 4, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dave Kistler, Gary Dull, Jonathan Cahn
All throughout the Bible we read stories of nations like the children of Israel who were recipients of God’s judgment because of their idol worship and wickedness. But before God’s wrath fell on them, they were given warnings-a window of time and opportunity to repent of their sins and turn back to Him. You'd probably agree that God has been warning America about judgment for quite some time. After all, how can a righteous God look down from heaven and see a nation that began so well but has fallen so far and not begin to send her imminent warnings of destruction. Our guest on this program is going to offer his perspective on what’s happened in America. He’s the author of the book The Harbinger, and his newest release, The Harbinger II: The Return. Perhaps you’ve heard of Rabbi Jonathan Cahn and if you’re wondering what the word ‘harbinger’ means-it’s a person or thing that announces the coming of something else. A forerunner of sorts. For example, you could say John the Baptist was the harbinger of Jesus. He was the forerunner-the announcer of the Messiah. So if you’re a student of prophecy-and you want to know what harbingers have come to pass, and what’s left to come, you'll want to listen to this program. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-hosts: Dave Kistler Guest: Jonathan Cahn
With All Due Respect: Recovering the Manners & Civility of Political Combat
September 27, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Jeff Coleman
Proverbs 11:27 says, “Like golden apples set in silver is a word (fitly spoken) or spoken at the right time”. Perhaps you can envision a golden hued apple nestled in a bed of leaves on a silver plate or bowl. It’s as if the very best, choicest of fruits are on display for the viewing pleasure of all who pass by. When the writer gives us this kind of description, comparing this tableau to our words being spoken in the best possible way at the most convenient time, it’s something we certainly ought to attend to. We know words matter. They can cause tremendous pain and division. And those who’ve felt the sting of unkindness or even hateful, spiteful speech-know how long-lasting and devastating words can be. Today we want to call our listeners to a better, higher way of communicating to those around them. Across social media, in your emails, phone calls, meetings, and conversations-the Christian ought to be, not only a vehicle for truth, but also the epitome of respectful, thoughtful, careful discourse. Hon. Jeff Coleman, guest on this program, is going to present us with some of the scenarios you may be struggling with to give a Christian like response. You’ll want to listen as we consider a “fresh take on manners and civility in the public square”. Host: Isaac Crockett
She Prays, She Votes: Concerned Women for America Challenges Our Nation's Women
September 20, 2020 • Dr. Keith Wiebe, Dr. Gary Dull, Penny Nance, Doreen Denny
Last week, Netflix viewers across the nation were outraged at the release of a French made film called “Cuties”. The reason for the outrage? The overt sexualization of 11-12 year old girls in an attempt to highlight the struggles preteens face to find their identity amid contrasting cultures. In this case, the contrasting cultures being fundamental Islam versus the loose morality of secularism. It seems her artistic license in this instance got film director, Maïmouna Doucourén in hot water. However, the truth is that women and girls throughout the pages of history have suffered at the hands of those who see them only as a means of self-gratification and lust. Predictably, Hollywood and the mainstream media fail to see the real issue-and that is an entire sex industry that preys on children, teens, and adults alike resulting in ruined lives, addiction, violence, and suicide. And then there’s perhaps, the most diabolical of all crimes against women and children-the abortion industry which kills more baby girls worldwide and takes its toll on the emotional, physical, and spiritual lives of those who participate. On this program, the President of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance and her colleague, Doreen Denny address some of the cultural issues that affect women like the Equality Act, gender identity issues, abortion and more. Host: Dr. Keith Wiebe
Living Out Your True Identity: Lessons from the Life of Daniel
September 13, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Joe Green, Matt Recker
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 will include some lessons from the book of Daniel, a courageous hero of the faith-who’s story is both timeless and inspiring. Pastor Matt Recker shares how he's applying these lessons to everyday life.
The Deceit of Political Correctness: How Marxism is Collapsing America
September 6, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dr. Joe Green, Dr. Marlene McMillan
In the garden of Eden, the Bible tells us Eve was deceived by Satan into eating the fruit God had forbidden. Though she lived in a virtual Paradise with her companion, Adam, it didn’t take but a few sly twists of words from the mouth of a snake to convince her God was withholding something that would add to her happiness. While we don’t know what went through the minds of Adam and Eve as they sent the human race hurtling towards death-we do know Satan’s devious ways corrupted the beautiful garden and God, in His Sovereignty, would make a new way to restore the relationship with His creation through the gift of His Son. But Eve wasn’t the only one easily deceived by Satan. As the Father of Lies, Satan knows words are powerful. He used them in the Garden of Eden and has been using them ever since to tempt and seduce mankind to rebel against God and His ways. During this program, we'll hear an interview with Dr. Marlene McMillan, someone who’s studied words and their meanings extensively, who'll teach us how to identify the surreptitious lies of "political correctness" and defeat them with the truth.
The Persecuted Church in America
August 30, 2020 • Gary Dull, Dave Kistler
Matthew 5:10 lists the final beatitude Christ gave in His sermon on the Mount. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. This promise throughout the ages has encouraged and strengthened those who were about to undergo much suffering and many trials because of their faith in God. Thankfully, this promise still holds true for us today, as increasingly we’re seeing state and local governments enforce restrictions on how and where we can worship. While we’ve discussed persecution abroad-which is devastating, and ongoing-we haven’t explored the developing situation on the ground for many Pastors and churches in the wake of COVID-19 policies right here in America. Even now-some are finding themselves defending their right to worship in court-a right clearly defined in the US Constitution and adhered to throughout the history of our nation. Stand in the Gap radio hosts, Gary Dull and Dave Kistler discuss this issue on this enlightening program of Stand in the Gap Weekend.
Unraveling the Islamic African Slavery Thread Within Racism, Black Lives Matter
August 23, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, IQ al-Rassooli
Many Americans have bought into the lie that our nation was founded by racist Europeans whose penchant for treasure and land was only rivaled by their hatred and enslavement of the black man. No doubt there were those who came here for the previous reasons, but there were no slave owners among the Pilgrims, and those founding fathers, who came here from England’s shores, sought to build a better nation-where the principles of religious freedom and civil liberties would eventually be extended to all-black, white, red, or yellow. Perhaps like many, you’re surprised at the hatred and violence against America coming from groups like Black Lives Matter. But this vitriol doesn’t stem from true hatred for racism but rather a perceived moral high ground against injustice, inequality, and all authority. Associated with this group are other malcontents like Antifa members, Marxists, and even Muslims-who march to the beat of their own dangerous ideologies and who’s history is often replete with fanaticism and deep racism to rival anything we see in America today. On this program, IQ al-Rassooli, a former member and leader within one of these groups, is going to share some of the history of slavery and racism behind Islam's rise to power.