Stand in the Gap Weekend Archives

Bursting Balloons: From the Stock Market to Joe Biden

February 28, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Bob Adelmann

Many of us remember the 2008 financial crisis which took place due, in large part, to the reckless investing and risky lending practices of major banks, especially in the real estate market. When talking about this event-we often say the “housing bubble burst”. Indeed, homes became vacant and mortgages defaulted leaving investors, bankers, and the government holding the bag. As if we're witnessing Déjà vu, the economic wave we've been riding is about to crash. Financial policies spanning administrations have set the stage and we, as believers and citizens must discern how to think and act on the information we know. What do we do as we watch out-of-control government spending, the closing of businesses because of COVID restrictions while at the same time the extraordinarily wasteful stimulus package designed to line the pockets of specialty interest groups, pet projects, and wealthy donors which barely touches the desperate need of families who’ve lost jobs, incomes, and loved ones? Today’s guest on the program is a writer and researcher of economics and has a great deal to share with us on this topic. Guest Bob Adelmann shares from his expertise in economics and finances on where we are, and where we're going. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Gary Dull Guest: Bob Adelmann

The Culture and the Pulpit

February 21, 2021 • Keith Wiebe, Sam Rohrer, Joe Green, Paul Blair

Hosts Keith Wiebe and Sam Rohrer discuss the purpose, power and responsibility of the pulpit at this defining hour in our nation's history. Guests were Pastor Joe Green with the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Pennsylvania, and Reverend Paul Blair with Fairview Baptist Church in Oklahoma.

COVID-19 Vaccination and the Law with Attorney Mat Staver

February 14, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Mat Staver

During times of emergency or natural disasters, the United States has the means to successfully mobilize the Red Cross, National Guard, and National Emergency Funds to help with rescue, shelter, and other immediate needs for unfortunate victims. Local law enforcement, mayors, and even governors are given temporary emergency powers to do what’s necessary to restore safety and order. On this program, hosts and guests will be talking about emergency powers and how they’ve been abused by state governors during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re also going to address the increasingly oppressive vaccination requirements, and the ever present mask mandates. Does the law have anything to say about these issues? If so, where is the outcry? Have we become so used to being told what to do and trusting the experts that we don’t realize how our freedoms are being taken away? If you want to know the answers to those questions and more-you’ll want to listen to this informative interview with Attorney Mat Staver, Founder and President of Liberty Counsel. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Attorney Mat Staver

It's a Matter of Life or Death: Scott Klusendorf gives a Pro-Life Update

February 7, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Scott Klusendorf

When the Israelites were delivered from Egypt through a miraculous display of God’s power, they found themselves in the wilderness-a mixed multitude of people with very little leadership and even fewer laws. God, in His wisdom, gave them 10 commandments to be obeyed, the sixth of these which says, “Thou shalt not MURDER”. On this program we'll be talking about this commandment and how it relates to the sanctity of life-more specifically to the unborn. The Egyptian culture from which the Israelites fled was pagan to its core. Burnt sacrifices of their own children to their god, Molech, spoke volumes of their value of life. Pharaoh’s hideous command to throw newborn Hebrew baby boys into the Nile river was no less than an attempt at genocide-an attempt which ultimately failed. You would think with the advancement of civilization would come an instinctive aversion to killing one’s young, yet today, society does so in some of the most barbaric ways. During this program we’ll be reminded that the battle for the lives of the unborn rages on. We’ll evaluate this current cultural crisis and hopefully inspire you to re-engage in the pro-life cause- because it’s truly a matter of life and death. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Scott Klusendorf, Founder and President of the Life Training Institute

Israel Update: As the US Collapses, Israel Must Rise

January 31, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dr. Jimmy DeYoung

During the Trump administration, relations with Israel were a priority as seen by the President’s support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One of the most amazing accomplishments of his four years in office was the normalization agreements made between Israel, the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. These were called the “Abraham Accords” and were facilitated by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. But where will the new administration take current US relations with Israel? On this program, we’ll be considering what a Biden presidency will mean for Israel. We know the new secretary of state, Anthony Blinken, seems to be in support of the Abraham Accords, but will other issues like the Palestinian settlements, the reintroduction of the nuclear deal with Iran, and negotiations with Turkey mean trouble ahead? Our guest, Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, host of Prophecy Today, joins the program to tie this issue together with Bible prophecy in his unique and insightful way. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Dr. Jimmy DeYoung

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.

Constitutional Update

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.