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Discernment Ministries: Contending Without Being Contentious

September 24th, 2017

Discernment ministries. What are they? They are ministries that examine what is being taught across the Body of Christ to see if those teachers are faithful to God's word, or teach inaccurately or in error, or are outright deceptive. Discernment ministries are often looked at as the "defenders of the faith" and the "watchdogs of truth." However, some have developed a sharp and even vicious, un-Christian approach to their expose' function and are more pit bull than man's best friend.
 
While we should all be like the Bereans who "examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11), there is a definite need and place for discernment ministries that examine and notify the Christian community of subtle and not-so-subtle deceptions and diversions from the truth of God's Word. And yet, how can they disagree with people without being disagreeable? Better yet, how do we deal with people who teach God's Word wrongly? How do we contend for the faith without becoming contentious? Listen as the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry toss this topic around!
 
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The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling! (Bible Sense About Signs) part 3

September 1st, 2017

And now the thrilling conclusion to the Truth Barista's "Bible Sense About Signs"! Are we being warned about the End Times? Is the End Time near or have we crossed the line? IS THERE ANYTHING TO THESE BLOOD MOONS, SOLAR ECLIPSES, and the REVELATION 12 sign on September 23? You'll just have to listen and find out!

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The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling! (Bible Sense About Signs) part 2

August 25th, 2017

Is it the end of the world as we know it or as the internet calls it, TEOTWAWKI? Do a simple search on the internet and many Christian sites are proclaiming either the beginning of the Tribulation or the Rapture or other End Time mileposts because of remarkable events in the sky viewed as signs. Blood Moons (2015-2016), the Great American Eclipse (August 2017), and the Revelation 12 sign (September 2017) are heralded as warnings. Are they? Take a listen as the Truth Barista unpacks the Feasts of the Lord, End Time events, and the "signs" of the times!

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The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling! (Bible Sense About Signs)

August 20th, 2017

Man, if it ain't one thing it's another! Blood moons, total solar eclipses, unique co-inciding of stars, planets, sun, and moon...that could only mean on thing! DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER, MASS HSTERIA! In fact, during the recent "Great American Eclipse" MILLIONS of people drove to the line of total eclipse to watch a 2-minute event! They must think there's something to this! There's no denial, we have seen some interesting and rare celestial events. Many people, not just Christians, believe these as God-sent signs. Are they? What makes them genuine signs from heaven's throne room? If they are, why does God use such signs and what is He saying? Are the sign-seekers just blowing smoke to raise money and followers? Join the Truth Barista and Amazing Larry as they take on this controversial subject of the signs of the times - Bible Sense About Signs.

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Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries Joins Me!

December 18th, 2016

Enjoy hot talk as well as hot coffee? This episode has it!

As the Truth Barista, I try to keep my finger on the pulse of current events, culture, news, and views in light of God's Word. We have a special guest today! Jan Markell from Olive Tree Ministries. Her Understanding The Times conference draws thousands of people each year, Jan's radio program, Understanding The Times Radio, is heard on hundreds of stations throughout the United States, and her ministry is world-wide. What a treat for her to join me at the Ersatz Coffee Shop for a fascinating talk about the state of the church today. This is a MUST LISTEN!

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Bible Prophecy: The Big Scary Deal (5 of 5)

September 16th, 2016

And now...THE BIG WRAP-UP!! The Truth Barista completes his discussion with the Amazing Larry (the Kitchen Guy) of Jesus' Mount Olive End Times Sermon (Matthew 24). In this episode, the Truth Barista hits the final prophesied events leading up to and occurring Jesus' return. Could they be happening now? What if they are? What should we do? Take a listen...

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Bible Prophecy: The Big Scary Deal (4 of 5)

September 9th, 2016

This is it! The Truth Barista moves into the End Time part of Jesus' Mount of Olives prophecy. Using the tools he shared on how to interpret and apply Bible prophecy, the Truth Barista looks at the End Times as prophesied by Jesus and together with the Amazing Larry (the kitchen guy), they raise the Big Scary Question...Are we in the End Times? (*cue ominous music*) Take a listen and decide for yourself.

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Bible Prophecy: The Big Scary Deal (3 of 5)

September 2nd, 2016

The Truth Barista and Larry the Kitchen Guy (aka the Amazing Larry!) are continuing their discussion about Bible Prophecy. In this episode, the Dynamic Duo examine Jesus' Mount of Olives Prophecy Seminar and the "interim" events, i.e. the events between the Roman take-down of Jerusalem up through our day. Could the End Times be around the corner? Could they be staring us in the face?

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Bible Prophecy: The Big Scary Deal (2 of 5)

August 27th, 2016

Here we go! Using the principles they discussed in the first episode, the Truth Barista and Larry examine Jesus' famous Olivet Discourse, i.e. a prophecy Jesus spoke to His disciples on the Mount of Olives (east of Jerusalem, overlooking the city) just days before His crucifixion. This prophecy deals with events that would happen in the near future, over time, and at the Dreaded End Times! Jesus' prophecy was accurate and was fulfilled about 40 years after His death and resurrection. Ready for a wild ride? Buckle up and take a listen!

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Bible Prophecy: The Big Scary Deal (1 of 5)

August 19th, 2016

As requested! The Truth Barista and Larry talk about Bible Prophecy - the Big Scary Deal! Yup, we start with what Bible prophecy is and how to figure it out. In the rest of the series, the Truth Barista serves up a steamy cuppa God's truth about Jesus' End Time prophecy found in Matthew 24. You're not gonna want to miss one episode. Fasten your seat belts, grab a triple espresso, and hang on!

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