Battle Lines Drawn

by | Jun 10, 2013 | Best of!, Podcast

lineLines are being drawn spiritually and in our physical world, as the lives of Bible-professing Christians are slowly but surely being scrutinized by the world, by the government, by the visible Church.
As Christians, we want to unite around the truth and love of Jesus Christ. But there are so many divisions. And it’s not the folks telling you about the divisions that is doing the dividing. Remember last week we talked about the Titus definition of division: False Teaching.
So what divides?  From the inside, we are unraveling in different movements, from contemplative spiritual formation to the business church growth movement.  Over the next few days on our program, we’re looking at two sides of those dividing lines:

  • Growth Driven vs. Gospel Driven
  • Doctrinal Truth vs. Experiential Feelings
  • Inclusive Universalism vs. Exclusive Christianity

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That’s the battle line in the visible Church, but at the same time we are now seeing dividing lines in our world being drawn. For example, the role of government increasing in the lives of our citizens, and not for the better.
How do we respond to all of these things? Do we fight it, prepare for it, or something else?
Joining us in our first segment by phone is national security expert Ryan Mauro, founder of The Clarion,, and and an intelligence analyst with the Asymmetric Warfare and Intelligence Center. Ryan has done extensive research for the Reform Party of Syria, a group dedicated to bringing democracy to that country. In 2005, he published his first book, Death to America: The Unreported Battle of Iraq, about the conflict in the Middle East.
Ryan has provided our listeners with a free DVD of the movie, Obsession. Just go to THIS LINK and type in the password “LeMay.”
Ryan has appeared on dozens of radio and TV shows, including the Left’s Al Franken Show and the Right’s Laura Ingraham Show. He’s a frequent guest speaker at venues such as the prestigious Intelligence Summit, has broken front-page stories on Internet news Web sites, and has had articles widely published in media outlets such as Pajamas Media, FrontPage Magazine, and the peer-reviewed journal, Middle East Quarterly. Check out Ryan’s Blog.