Stand in the Gap Weekend Archives

The Why and How of Voting Wisely

March 11, 2018 • Sam Rohrer, David New, Debbie Wuthnow

Across the nation statewide primaries are under way. It's the 2018 election season and citizens are primed and ready to vote-or are they? Research indicates that less than 15% of voters turn out for primaries-yet this election is crucial to determining final candidates and can make the difference between a strong or weak leader. Debbie Wuthnow with the Ivoterguide effort joins the program to talk about how to evaluate candidates based on Christian values. Also on the program is guest, David New to talk about the historical and biblical reasons to vote. Host: Sam Rohrer

Four Ways to Evaluate Societal and Cultural Issues

March 4, 2018 • Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett, Keith Wiebe

The freedoms of religion, speech, and press are guaranteed to us by the Constitution. But are these rights found in the Bible? What about the Second Amendment? Is it biblical? In light of the Parkland school shooting, how can we make sure we're correctly evaluating the truth on this kind of issue and others like it, without depending on our emotions or outside influences to lead the way? Host Sam Rohrer, and guests Dr. Keith Wiebe and Pastor Isaac Crockett present 4 questions to consider which will bring clarification on confusing issues that have huge implications for the future of our families, churches and nation.

Gun Control: Curative Solutions or Merely Treating Symptoms

February 25, 2018 • Pastor Bob Burgess, Dave Kistler, Sam Rohrer, Dr. Gary Dull

Following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, 2018, students took to the streets demanding gun control measures be taken to prevent further violence. But will the proposed gun control measures truly cure what ails us, or will it just treat the symptoms of a deeper more troubling problem? Pastor Bob Burgess, former law enforcement officer, shares the real remedy for the human heart that needs to be transformed by the gospel.

Inner City Ministry: It's Joys and Challenges

February 18, 2018 • Pastor Matt Recker, Pastor Isaac Crockett, Dr. Gary Dull, Dave Kistler

Now more than ever, the inner city is a vast mission field in crisis. Violence, poverty, and immorality of all kinds are just a fact of life, yet God's love for each and every soul in the city remains constant and unchanging. Pastor Matt Recker with Heritage Baptist Church in Manhattan, appears as guest to share his heart for the urban population. Guest Host: Pastor Isaac Crockett Co-hosts: Dave Kistler, Dr. Gary Dull

Slow Motion Holocaust: Christian Persecution Around the World

February 11, 2018 • Dave Bailey, Sam Rohrer, Dave Kistler, Gary Dull

The staggering statistics of the current worldwide persecution of Christians demonstrates Satan is still waging war on God's people. The Middle East, North Korea and parts of Africa are still difficult and dangerous places to be a believer. Guest Dave Bailey, author and education consultant, shares what's happening around the world and issues a call to American Christians to pray and advocate for their brothers and sisters in need. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-hosts: Dave Kistler, Dr. Gary Dull

Finding God's Love after Abortion

February 4, 2018 • Kim Ketola, Sam Rohrer, Dave Kistler, Gary Dull

The physical and emotional cost of having an abortion is high. The testimonies of many women attest to the fact that depression, risk of suicide, relational and social problems are only a fraction of the trauma that occurs. Thankfully we have a God who offers hope, healing, and restoration to those willing to accept it. Author and speaker, Kim Ketola, shares her powerful story of finding God's love after abortion in this recorded program with Host Sam Rohrer, and co-hosts Dave Kistler and Gary Dull.

Immigration and the Bible

1/28/18 • January 28, 2018 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Dave Kistler

The recent government shutdown over immigration reform shows how divisive this issue has become. What does the Bible have to say about nationalism, borders, and diversity? What's the role of government versus the role of the church and why does a misunderstanding of this important concept create confusion and misplaced compassion? This program explores the answers to these questions and more. Guest Host: Isaac Crockett, Co-hosts: Sam Rohrer and Dave Kistler

The Importance of Bible Reading and Prayer in Education

1/21/18 • January 21, 2018

Many public schools, if not most, have replaced Bible reading and prayer with sex ed and more recently, gay and transgender neutral curriculum. What does this mean for a generation that grew up without spiritual guidance in some form and what does the future look like for the next generation? Constitutional Attorney, David New, joins the program to give historical and biblical insights into the need for Bible reading and prayer to once again play a major role in the education of our children.

When Patriotism Dies

1/15/18 • January 15, 2018 • Sam Rohrer, George Barna, Dave Kistler, Gary Dull

"How confusing are the times? According to the survey, they’re so confusing and complex that most Americans are aware of, and willing to admit, that their political views are not 'clear and unchanging'." says the American Culture and Faith Institute in their article "Patriotism Looks Different to Christians". (http://bit.ly/2rdlVuH) Recent surveys show that Patriotism is on the decline-seemingly in direct line with the decline of Christianity and its influence on today's culture. Is there a correlation between one's view of their country and their belief in God? What role does it play and what are the consequences should Patriotism die? George Barna, Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute joins the program to discuss the recent findings on this topic.

A New Year-But What Direction?

1/7/18 • January 7, 2018

A New Year is upon us and with it many opportunities and possibilities. Perhaps you've made some resolutions, decided to take that career option, or started a new relationship. Whatever the case may be, as a Christian, we can trust God with the future knowing that His Word is true and He is faithful. This program will consider the past, present, and future world stage as it relates to the Trump administration, Israel, and the Middle East. Guest: Bill Koenig, Editor of World Watch Daily.

The Wrong Shall Fail, the Right Prevail

December 31, 2017

When we look at our world today, it certainly doesn't seem like righteousness prevails. Yet the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Christmas hymn remind us that "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep", and that indeed, someday all wrongs will be made right. This program with guest, David New, explores this theme and considers one significant historical figure who made it his life's purpose to right the wrongs whenever possible.

Hanukkah: It’s Importance to Jewish People, and Significance to Christians

12/24/17 • December 24, 2017

Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, host of Prophecy Today, joins the program to talk about the significance of Hanukkah to Jews and Christians alike. He share some little known facts about this celebration from his extensive travels in the Middle East, and study of the nation of Israel.

Draining the Swamp-Politically and Spiritually

December 17, 2017 • Dave Kistler, Sam Rohrer

President Trump campaigned on the promise that if elected, he would come to Washington and “drain the swamp”. Recent scandals are shaking up the media and political world, but something important is missing in the conversation. What biblical principles apply to these situations? Co-host Dave Kistler and Sam Rohrer discuss the situation with guest, William Parker, CEO of Grandview Asset Management.

The Wisdom That Comes from God

12/10/17 • December 10, 2017

The world's "wisdom" tends to shift with the current cultural and political tides but God's wisdom never changes. It's always relevant, powerful, and true. In fact, the Bible says, "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight...(I Cor. 3:19)". This program will uncover the latest attempts by the media to label Conservative Christians as uneducated and foolish and pave the way to recognize those who stand for true wisdom. Co-hosts Dave and Sam will also offer practical steps for those who desire to see life from God's perspective.

A Biblical Worldview-the True Center for All of Life

12/3/17 • December 3, 2017

Dr. Nathan Crockett, Professor of Hermaneutics at Bob Jones University, joins the program to talk about why a Biblical worldview is the foundational element missing in today's culture which has had disastrous results on the family, church, and our nation.