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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • Breaking Bad – Real Bad!
    The A&E Series, “Breaking Bad,” could aptly be described as “Mr. Rogers becomes Scarface.” It is a morality tale about a milquetoast high school science teacher who is diagnosed with cancer. Out of concern for the finances of his family – t…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 17, 7:47am -
  • You Say You Want a Resolution?
    It’s that time of year when many make resolutions which they will abandon within weeks, perhaps even days or hours. The spirit may be willing, but the flesh, as we all know, is weak. When and where did this tradition of making New Year’s resoluti…
    - 13 days ago 5 Jan 17, 7:49am -
  • Interesting Times
    What a year it has been.  Sir Austen Chamberlain, a member of parliament, recounted the following in an address: “It is not so long ago that a member of the Diplomatic Body in London, who had spent some years of his service in China, told me that…
    - 20 days ago 29 Dec 16, 7:38am -
  • A Simple “Merry Christmas” is More than a Pleasant Greeting
    “I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Christmas Bells) The poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” was…
    - 27 days ago 22 Dec 16, 1:19pm -
  • A Christmas Gift
    What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in ’em through a round dozen of months presented dead…
    - 34 days ago 15 Dec 16, 7:15am -

CFAR: African Apologetics

  • GUEST COLUMN: Racism and Mormonism in Uganda

    GUEST COLUMN: Racism and Mormonism in Uganda

    By Tim MartinWatchman Fellowship  I read with mixed emotions the Observer article “Mormons in media drive” dated 6 March 2013. The article explained that the Mormon Church has created a new web site that “will publish all there is to know ab…
    - 9 Apr 13, 9:53pm -
  • ACFAR Conference on Cults (March 21–23)

    ACFAR Conference on Cults (March 21–23)

    REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Powerful, scriptural answers to the challenges and claims of…Mormonism • the Prosperity Gospel • Jehovah’s Witnesses • Seventh-day AdventismMarch 21–23, 2013 • Africa Renewal Christian College • Buloba,…
    - 5 Mar 13, 6:43pm -
  • A Warning on Chris Oyakhilome

    A Warning on Chris Oyakhilome

    Last week, J. Lee Grady of Charisma magazine posted “False Prophets, Foreign Charlatans and Global Deception,” a harsh warning about Nigerian televangelist Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy International.Grady writes that Oyakhilome is now a con…
    - 3 Jul 12, 4:05am -
  • The Bizarre Teachings of Ryuho Okawa

    The Bizarre Teachings of Ryuho Okawa

    As the much-heralded Namboole Stadium event of “Happy Science” founder Ryuho Okawa approaches, the curious would do well to closely examine his teachings. Okawa is an occultist—a spirit medium. On one level, the story is simple and grim: In 19…
    - 18 Jun 12, 6:54pm -
  • June 9th: Unanswered Questions on an Important Anniversary

    June 9th: Unanswered Questions on an Important Anniversary

    On this date in 1978, the Mormon Church stunned the world by announcing that God would finally permit “worthy” African men to be ordained to its priesthood. This “revelation” by Mormon prophet Spencer W. Kimball defused decades of anger and c…
    - 9 Jun 12, 1:55pm -
  • Mormon Missionaries Advance Across Uganda

    Mormon Missionaries Advance Across Uganda

    On April 13, the New York Times published a lengthy article entitled “At Age 19, from Utah to Uganda.” It describes the personal background and proselytizing efforts of a Mormon missionary named Jared Dangerfield and several of his colleagues fro…
    - 23 Apr 12, 11:31pm -
  • A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE “HAPPY SCIENCE” CULT FROM JAPAN

    A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE “HAPPY SCIENCE” CULT FROM JAPAN

    On March 18th, Uganda’s Monitor newspaper published a reporter’s account of her visit to the Kampala temple of Happy Science, a Japanese new religious movement also known as Kofuku-no-Kagaku.Agnes Namaganda notes helpfully that “A large glowing…
    - 24 Mar 12, 8:20pm -

Apologetics 315

  • Terminology Tuesday: Immortality

    Terminology Tuesday: Immortality

    Immortality: Most simply, the inability to cease to exist or the ability to exist eternally. In this sense God is the only being who is truly immortal, because God has always existed and will not cease to exist. Some theologians argue, however, that…
    - 78 days ago 1 Nov 16, 7:30am -
  • Terminology Tuesday: Creatio Ex Nihilo

    Terminology Tuesday: Creatio Ex Nihilo

    creatio ex nihilo: A Latin phrase that literally means "creation out of nothing." Augustine is credited with developing the argument that God created the world without any preexisting materials. This was in contrast to most Greek philosophers, who un…
    - 85 days ago 25 Oct 16, 6:30am -
  • Terminology Tuesday: Omnipotence

    Terminology Tuesday: Omnipotence

    Omnipotence: The attribute that refers to God's ability to do whatever is consistent with God's own character and being in effecting the divine plan for creation. God's omnipotence is primarily demonstrated in God's overturning evil for good. This is…
    - 92 days ago 18 Oct 16, 6:30am -
  • Terminology Tuesday: fides quaerens intellectum

    Terminology Tuesday: fides quaerens intellectum

    fides quaerens intellectum: Literally, "faith seeking understanding." The phrase originated with Anselm in his Proslogion and was used to show the relationship of religious faith to human reason. For Anselm, matters of religion and theology are under…
    - 99 days ago 11 Oct 16, 2:28pm -
  • Terminology Tuesday: Inerrancy

    Terminology Tuesday: Inerrancy

    Inerrancy: The doctrine that the Bible is completely trustworthy and contains no errors. The doctrine is normally qualified in a number of ways. The Bible is said to be inerrant in the original autographs, and it is said to be without error only when…
    - 4 Oct 16, 6:30am -
  • Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (09/23 - 09/30)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (09/23 - 09/30)

    Here are this week's recommended apologetics links. Enjoy.KINDLE DEALS:• Is God Just a Human Invention? by Sean McDowell - 1.99 (A SUPERB general apologetics book; HIGHLY recommended). Read along with it here!WEEKLY LINKS:• Rapid Response: Who…
    - 30 Sep 16, 1:29pm -
  • Terminology Tuesday: Relativism

    Terminology Tuesday: Relativism

    Relativism: The theory that denies that humans can possess any objective, universally meaningful knowledge, that there are any ultimate and unchanging metaphysical realities (God, persons, space, time, natural laws) or that there are any moral absolu…
    - 27 Sep 16, 6:30am -

BeneDiction Blogs On

    The UmBlog

    • Greater works than Jesus's

      Greater works than Jesus's

      sourceIn John 14 Jesus tells his disciples "Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that…
      - 14 days ago 4 Jan 17, 6:48pm -
    • interim book report: The Jesus Driven Life by Michael Hardin

      interim book report: The Jesus Driven Life by Michael Hardin

      I have been taking The Jesus Driven Life slowly over the past month because Michael Hardin has many important things to say and I can only hold a few of them at a time in my cluttered mind. My 22 part ongoing series, Not everything Biblical is Christ…
      - 19 days ago 30 Dec 16, 8:58pm -
    • two Biblical martyrs but only one a saint

      two Biblical martyrs but only one a saint

      The day after Christmas is a day to remember the first Christian martyr, Stephen.RembrandtActs 7:59 – 8:8 (NRSV) While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, “L…
      - 21 days ago 28 Dec 16, 3:04pm -
    • eyes to see but cannot see

      eyes to see but cannot see

      It has really not been until this election that I understood Jesus' use of parables and his justification for them. The parables weed out those with confirmation bias. Let me explain. Jesus, and the prophets he quotes, likes to say about their critic…
      - 27 days ago 22 Dec 16, 9:16pm -

    Apologetics Index

    • Stephen A. Kent, Ph. D.

      Stephen A. Kent, Ph. D.

      Professor Stephen A. Kent researches new and alternative religions, combining perspectives from sociology with religious studies.Associated with the Department of Sociology at the University of...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
      - 85 days ago 25 Oct 16, 4:20am -
    • C. Peter Wagner

      C. Peter Wagner

      C. Peter Wagner (August 15, 1930-October 21, 2016) was a professor of Church Growth at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission. He coined the term Third Wave. A theologian, missiologist,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
      - 88 days ago 21 Oct 16, 10:10pm -
    • Scientology — Disconnection

      Scientology — Disconnection

      Disconnection is a practice in Scientology, in which a Scientologist severs all ties between themselves and friends, colleagues and/or family members that are deemed to be antagonistic towards...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
      - 91 days ago 18 Oct 16, 10:26pm -
    • Seventh-day Adventist Church

      Seventh-day Adventist Church

      What:The Seventh-day Adventist Church is the largest denomination of Adventism. The latter is a Christian sect started in the 19th century in the USA by William Miller, a Baptist lay preacher...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
      - 94 days ago 16 Oct 16, 2:16am -
    • Andrew Cohen

      Andrew Cohen

      Andrew Cohen, Evolutionary Enlightenment and EnlightenNextSeptember, 2016: Cult leader Andrew Cohen (Evolutionary Enlightenment, EnlightenNext) is back after a three year 'sabbatical.' He has...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
      - 95 days ago 15 Oct 16, 6:51am -
    • Discernment

      Discernment

      What is discernment?Discernment is the act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. In Christianity, to discern is[t]o identify the true nature of a spirit, doctrine, practice, or...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
      - 5 Oct 16, 10:10pm -
    • Spiritual abuse

      Spiritual abuse

      What is Spiritual Abuse?"Spiritual abuse happens when a leader with spiritual authority uses that authority to coerce, control, or exploit a follower, thus causing spiritual wounds."- Ken Blue,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
      - 6 Aug 16, 10:51pm -
    • Hermeneutics: The Eight Rules of Biblical Interpretation

      Hermeneutics: The Eight Rules of Biblical Interpretation

      Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible"And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
      - 9 Jul 16, 10:41pm -
    • Andrew Wommack

      Andrew Wommack

      Andrew Wommack is an American (TV) evangelist. He espouses and promotes Word-Faith theology, with an emphasis on faith healing and miracles. He teaches that Christians can raise people from the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
      - 30 Jun 16, 10:15pm -
    • Black Hebrew Israelites

      Black Hebrew Israelites

      Black Hebrew Israelites: A diverse, black supremacy movement consisting of various sects.Also known as Black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites, the movement consists of...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
      - 28 Jun 16, 10:10pm -

    Real Clear Apologetics

    Ravi Zacharias

    • newJesus as They Saw Him, Part 3 of 4
      What does Jesus want your life to look like? Would He be pleased with what He saw? How did the ministry of Jesus challenge the very idea of life? Ravi Zacharias brings the answer to this question on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 4 hours ago 18 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • Jesus as They Saw Him, Part 2 of 4
      Have you ever taken the time to think about what qualities Jesus possessed that set Him apart? How have those qualities influenced your life? Listen as Ravi Zacharias looks at who Jesus really was on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 1 day ago 17 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • Jesus as They Saw Him, Part 1 of 4
      Who is Jesus to you? Have you ever wondered what the disciples and those who were around Jesus viewed Him? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias takes a look at the life of Jesus from a different point of view.
      - 2 days ago 16 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • Columbia University Q&A, Part 2 of 3
      Have you ever wondered how you can believe the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John since they were written after Jesus was alive? How can you know whether Jesus would approve of what they wrote? Ravi Zacharias brings the answer to this question on…
      - 5 days ago 13 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • The Distinctives of Christ, Part 4 of 4
      What provisions does Jesus have for you? What must you do in order to receive those provisions? What makes the Christian message unique and true? Listen as Ravi Zacharias shares the answer on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 6 days ago 12 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • The Distinctives of Christ, Part 3 of 4
      Are you feeling lonely today? Are the trials and heartache in life too much to handle? On today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks at how Jesus can provide the strength you need and the power of His love and forgiveness.
      - 7 days ago 11 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • The Distinctives of Christ, Part 2 of 4
      Do you feel like all you ever hear about Jesus are stories that are not true? Why do so many people feel the need to attack Jesus? It can be easy to forget what makes Jesus so unique and that is where Ravi Zacharias begins today’s message on Just T…
      - 8 days ago 10 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • The Distinctives of Christ, Part 1 of 4
      Do you feel like all you ever hear about Jesus are stories that are not true? Why do so many people feel the need to attack Jesus? It can be easy to forget what makes Jesus so unique and that is where Ravi Zacharias begins today’s message on Just T…
      - 9 days ago 9 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • Columbia University Q&A, Part 1 of 3
      How can God command us not to kill and but then tell certain people in the Old Testament to kill? Isn’t that a contradiction? Be sure to tune in to today’s Just Thinking as Ravi Zacharias tackles this difficult question.
      - 12 days ago 6 Jan 17, 6:00am -
    • Having A Triple Strength to Your Life, Part 4 of 4
      Do you have a community of Christians you can go to for spiritual strength and encouragement? Ravi Zacharias Ravi continues to examine the components needed to have triple strength in our communities. Hear what those are on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 13 days ago 5 Jan 17, 6:00am -

    Pyromaniacs

    • The great procession

      The great procession

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 20…
      - 3 days ago 15 Jan 17, 8:01am -
    • “Thou wilt prepare their heart"

      “Thou wilt prepare their heart"

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 40…
      - 10 days ago 8 Jan 17, 8:01am -
    • The End.

      The End.

      by F. X. TurkBefore you get too worked up, this is not a suicide note.  What this post ought to be seen as is an end to my hiatus as it gives way to retirement.  It has gone through a couple of drafts.  I hope it says only what I mean to say and n…
      - 17 days ago 1 Jan 17, 8:01am -
    • “Our souls worship Him"

      “Our souls worship Him"

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Christ's Incarnation, page 103, Pilgrim Publi…
      - 24 days ago 25 Dec 16, 8:01am -
    • Condescension

      Condescension

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Christ's Incarnation, pages 47-48, Pilgrim Pu…
      - 31 days ago 18 Dec 16, 8:01am -
    • “Is it not a little one?"

      “Is it not a little one?"

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The New Park Street Pulpit, volume 5, sermon…
      - 38 days ago 11 Dec 16, 8:01am -
    • Killing and healing

      Killing and healing

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The teachings of nature in the Kingdom of gra…
      - 45 days ago 4 Dec 16, 8:01am -
    • Put your alter on the altar

      Put your alter on the altar

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from John Ploughman's Talk, pages 140-141, Pilgrim…
      - 52 days ago 27 Nov 16, 8:01am -
    • Sin put away

      Sin put away

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 13…
      - 59 days ago 20 Nov 16, 8:01am -
    • Encouragement for pilgrims

      Encouragement for pilgrims

      Your weekly Dose of SpurgeonThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 28…
      - 66 days ago 13 Nov 16, 8:01am -

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