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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • Grace in the Face of Mockery
    Once when discussing the Black Mass at Harvard a friend of mine asked me if there was any sort of degradation of Christianity as a religion that I would think was so bad as to warrant the state prohibiting that action by law or punishing the offender…
    - 5 days ago 22 Jan 15, 6:15am -
  • Weapons of Mass Marketing
    How is it that ISIS seems to be so effective at recruiting young people to join their cause? We are hearing more and more of youth who leave or plan to leave their homes and families in the United States and travel to join ISIS in the holy war. One o…
    - 12 days ago 15 Jan 15, 6:15am -
  • What Do You Want? Dead Cops!
    The greatness and the glory of God are relevant. It does not matter if surveys turn up a list of perceived needs that does not include the supreme greatness of the sovereign God of grace. That is the deepest need. Our People are starving for God. (Jo…
    - 19 days ago 8 Jan 15, 6:15am -
  • What a baby!
    Now be honest how many of you remember this little guy? Need a hint? How about this one: Its baby new year from the 1976 animated special, “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” My children saw this for the first time this year. The kid with the enormous e…
    - 26 days ago 1 Jan 15, 6:15am -
  • The Christmas Image
    This week’s Crux posts the day most Christians celebrate the anniversary of the incarnation. As I thought about what to write it occurred to me to take the easy way out and either skip posting this week or repost The Gift, an article Joy wrote in 1…
    - 33 days ago 25 Dec 14, 6:15am -

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

  • newApologist Interview: Frank Turek

    Apologist Interview: Frank Turek

    Today's interview is with apologist Frank Turek, author of a number of books, including his newest: Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case. He talks about the Cross Examined Instructor Academy, the goal of his new book, how ath…
    - 13 hours ago 26 Jan 15, 7:30am -
  • Thomas Arnold on the Evidence for the Resurrection

    Thomas Arnold on the Evidence for the Resurrection

    “I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind which is proved by better and fuller evidence of…
    - 2 days ago 25 Jan 15, 7:30am -
  • Book Review: Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off by Hugh Ross & Fuz Rana

    Book Review: Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off by Hugh Ross & Fuz Rana

    How did life begin? This question has perplexed humanity for centuries. Some people believe that it came along by natural processes. Others believe that a divine Designer is behind it all. These two options go head-to-head, tested against the latest…
    - 3 days ago 24 Jan 15, 7:30am -
  • Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (01/16- 01/23)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (01/16- 01/23)

    Here are this week's recommended apologetics links. Enjoy.KINDLE DEALS:• Five Views on Apologetics - 2.99• 20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists by Bowman & Boa FREE - GREAT book• Worldview Conversations: How to Share Your Faith and Keep Yo…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jan 15, 5:00pm -
  • Good Without God? The Moral Argument VIDEO

    Good Without God? The Moral Argument VIDEO

    In this video by Reasonable Faith, the Moral Argument is explained. Can you be good without God? The question isn’t “Can you be good without believing in God.” The question is: “Can you be good without God?” Check out more videos by William…
    - 5 days ago 21 Jan 15, 4:31pm -
  • Is God a Moral Monster?—MP3: Paul Copan

    Is God a Moral Monster?—MP3: Paul Copan

    This audio is from the The Defend the Faith Conference, held January 4-9, 2015 on the campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The event was organized by ICA, and streamed and recorded by Tactical Faith, and had scores of lectures in apolo…
    - 6 days ago 21 Jan 15, 7:30am -
  • Terminology Tuesday: Immanence

    Terminology Tuesday: Immanence

    Immanence: The idea that God is present in, close to and involved with creation. Unlike pantheism, which teaches that God and the world are one or that God is the "soul" (animating principle) of the world, Christian theology teaches that God is const…
    - 7 days ago 20 Jan 15, 7:30am -

BeneDiction Blogs On

  • Charisma magazine and the dog that did nothing in the night

    Charisma magazine and the dog that did nothing in the night

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission An article from Charisma magazine this morning reminds me of Sherlock Holmes. Jennifer LeClaire, the magazine’s Senior News Editor, posted an article on the magazine’s website, which gives…
    - 27 days ago 30 Dec 14, 6:42pm -
  • The Crossroads Communications network renames and rebrands itself

    The Crossroads Communications network renames and rebrands itself

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. An interesting story in the National Post a couple of days ago. Reporter Claire Brownell reports on changes to Christian broadcasting in Canada. She concentrates of Oakville, Ont. bible teache…
    - 35 days ago 23 Dec 14, 1:35am -
  • Todd Bentley’s new wife is pregnant

    Todd Bentley’s new wife is pregnant

    - 35 days ago 23 Dec 14, 1:29am -
  • Marci McDonald, “friend” of Faytene?!?

    Marci McDonald, “friend” of Faytene?!?

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission Did you know that reporter and author Marci McDonald was at one time part of “The hand of Hell”? Or that at one time, she was a “friend” of Canadian evangelist … Continue reading →
    - 77 days ago 11 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • Harper signed trade agreements with China, while Canadian Christians rot in prison

    Harper signed trade agreements with China, while Canadian Christians rot in prison

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission Can’t say that Stephen Harper doesn’t know the value of a dollar. Over the past few days he has been In China, finalizing trade agreements with the government of China worth … Continue re…
    - 78 days ago 10 Nov 14, 4:13am -
  • Rewriting history for the past five years, and counting

    Rewriting history for the past five years, and counting

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. Winston Churchill once said, or wrote: “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” Or rewrite it, in the case of Faytene Grasseschi, perhaps? The Canadian born … Continue rea…
    - 81 days ago 7 Nov 14, 12:20am -
  • They could use that old barn out back

    They could use that old barn out back

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission There will be at least one sequel to the new Left Behind with Nicolas Cage, says filmmaker Paul Lalonde. In a statement released on the Left Behind fan page on Facebook… … Continue reading…
    - 83 days ago 4 Nov 14, 11:35pm -
  • An apology on behalf of “social media” Christians to Nicolas Cage

    An apology on behalf of “social media” Christians to Nicolas Cage

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. Ted Baehr’s Movieguide has felt burdened to apologize to Nicolas Cage about the occasionally visceral reaction to the new Left Behind film. The open letter… http://www.movieguide.org/news-…
    - 85 days ago 2 Nov 14, 4:00pm -

The UmBlog

  • counting my blessings - perseverance of the podcasters

    counting my blessings - perseverance of the podcasters

    In 2014 I embraced podcasts.Some of them give me hope theologically, usually the anabaptistic chaps, orthodox protestants who are not evangelicals.The peace Christians.Brian Zahnd at Word of Life ChurchGreg Boyd at Woodland Hills ChurchBruxy Cavey at…
    - 37 days ago 20 Dec 14, 11:46pm -
  • counting my blessings - perseverance of family movie night

    counting my blessings - perseverance of family movie night

    I'm thankful that our family has a tradition of going out to the movie theater together once a month. The theater we go to has $6 tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Sometimes the movies are great, sometimes they don't live up to the hype. Eithe…
    - 40 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:53am -
  • counting my blessings - perseverance of public parks

    counting my blessings - perseverance of public parks

    I really like hiking. But there aren't much in the way of mountains here on Connecticut's southeast coast. But we do have great parks. Today, I walked the dog around the big loop of Bluff Point State Park. It was beautiful. I love the coastal forest.…
    - 42 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:28pm -
  • counting my blessings - perseverance of the annual get together

    counting my blessings - perseverance of the annual get together

    For years, before the kids were all adolescents, we had our first Advent gathering with a couple other families. We ate well, the kids played, we sang carols, and went home happy.We do this almost every year. We talk about getting old. We talk about…
    - 44 days ago 14 Dec 14, 2:25am -

Apologetics Index

  • Dead Agenting

    Dead Agenting

    "Dead Agenting" is Scientology jargon for a policy instituted by L. Ron Hubbard, the cult's founder, in which Scientologists attempt to discredit critics. Reportedly a prime example of the practice will be seen ahead of the premiere of Alex Gibney's…
    - 10 days ago 16 Jan 15, 11:03am -
  • Being Negative Is Not Always Bad

    Being Negative Is Not Always Bad

    Truth is not measured by the pleasant feelings it elicits and truth-telling is not determined by the pleasantness of the sentiments expressed.Whereas some Christians seem to think that the ultimate virtue is to be agreeable, God's, true spokespeople…
    - 24 days ago 3 Jan 15, 1:25am -
  • The Modern “Grace Message” — Revolution or Rebellion?

    The Modern “Grace Message” — Revolution or Rebellion?

    - 55 days ago 2 Dec 14, 11:01pm -
  • Quran

    Quran

    Muslims believe the Torah and the Gospel have been changed and corrupted over time. Consequently, the Quran was needed to correct the errors in the corrupted books. It finalizes the truth from God as transmitted from the archangel Gabriel, recited b…
    - 8 Oct 14, 10:01pm -
  • Mark Driscoll

    Mark Driscoll

    Mark Driscoll, dubbed the "Cussing Pastor" of Mars Hill Church, faces increasing opposition from people who question his controversial behavior. In the wake of recent controversies regarding plagiarism and apparent manipulation of the bestselling boo…
    - 4 Aug 14, 11:09pm -
  • Rainbow Family of Living Light

    Rainbow Family of Living Light

    The Rainbow Family is a leaderless, nomadic intentional community of individuals committed to principles of non-violence and egalitarianism. The movement, which has no official organization, is best known for its Rainbow Gatherings.Read the full arti…
    - 22 Jun 14, 5:13pm -
  • A Closer Look At Stephen Covey And His 7 Habits

    A Closer Look At Stephen Covey And His 7 Habits

    Published nearly 26 years ago, Stephen Covey's development training program, "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People" today is as popular as ever. But most people who use it are unaware of the fact that Covey has discovered how to communicate Mormon…
    - 4 May 14, 9:47am -
  • L. Ron Hubbard

    L. Ron Hubbard

    L. Ron Hubbard was an American author. He is best known as the founder of the Church of Scientology. Scientologists do not 'worship' Hubbard, but they do hold him in high regard -- even though he has been exposed as a fantastist who lied about his li…
    - 2 May 14, 11:31am -
  • Strengthened in the Inner Man

    Strengthened in the Inner Man

    The Bible clearly commands us to change our sinful ways but also makes clear that we must rely on God's strength to do so.--Written by David Kowalski,Read the full article: Strengthened in the Inner Man at Apologetics Index
    - 29 Apr 14, 6:01am -
  • Hebrew Roots Movement

    Hebrew Roots Movement

    Hebrew Roots (or Hebraic Roots, Jewish Roots) is a diverse, global religious movement with no central leadership and no ecclesiastical structure. Consequently it includes many variations and gradations of teachings and practices -- ranging from ort…
    - 7 Apr 14, 10:14pm -

Real Clear Apologetics

Ravi Zacharias

Pyromaniacs

  • Woodworking 101

    Woodworking 101

    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 Gospel of the Kingdom, page 41, Pilgrim P…
    - 2 days ago 25 Jan 15, 8:01am -
  • TIWIARN

    TIWIARN

    by Dan PhillipsIf you want to learn how to support extending the reach of the conference, contact Josh Feinberg.
    - 4 days ago 23 Jan 15, 8:01am -
  • "Sufficient Fire"

    "Sufficient Fire"

    by Dan PhillipsFrom 2006 to 2012, PyroManiacs turned out almost-daily updates from the Post-Evangelical wasteland -- usually to the fear and loathing of more-polite and more-irenic bloggers and readers. The results lurk in the archives of this blog…
    - 5 days ago 22 Jan 15, 8:01am -
  • See you soon!

    See you soon!

    by Dan PhillipsHowdy, as we say in Texas.As we're looking forward to seeing y'all in just a few days, preparations are going on busily all over. That includes the pastor's study!So for once I'm not going to pare off the time to shape and shine and…
    - 6 days ago 20 Jan 15, 1:44pm -
  • Sufficient Fire Edition

    Sufficient Fire Edition

    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…
    - 9 days ago 18 Jan 15, 8:01am -
  • Some Here, Some There — January 16, 2015

    Some Here, Some There — January 16, 2015

    by Dan PhillipsHere y'go, in the last post before the Conference!BTW, catch me for a full hour on The Janet Mefferd Show today, Friday, from 3pm-4pm Texas time.When someone uses "God is not the author of confusion" in reference to feelings of confu…
    - 11 days ago 16 Jan 15, 8:01am -
  • Tip: thinking of teaching/preaching Philippians? Not...just...yet

    Tip: thinking of teaching/preaching Philippians? Not...just...yet

    by Dan PhillipsNext month an absolutely splendid commentary on Philippians is coming in the Mentor Commentary series. It's by my friend Dr. Matthew Harmon, Professor of NT Studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, IN.The go…
    - 14 days ago 13 Jan 15, 8:01am -
  • Our Heavenly heritage

    Our Heavenly heritage

    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 According to Promise, pages 49-50, Pilgrim Pu…
    - 16 days ago 11 Jan 15, 8:01am -
  • Some Here, Some There — January 9, 2015

    Some Here, Some There — January 9, 2015

    by Dan PhillipsHere we go. Remember, this is likely to receive updates through noon, TX time.Here's a thoughtful dad's-eye review of the recent Disney musical Into the Woods. Unfortunately it's a Roman Catholic rather than Christian perspective, b…
    - 18 days ago 9 Jan 15, 8:01am -
  • Top Ten Pyro Posts of 2014

    Top Ten Pyro Posts of 2014

    by Dan PhillipsIt was a good year for Pyro, thank the Lord. Reports of our death were premature. Our traffic just about doubled over 2013, which is not too shabby for some "middle-aged white Reformed guys."Lists! Everyone's doing it and it looks li…
    - 20 days ago 6 Jan 15, 3:16pm -

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