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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • What’s in a Name?
    I have spent a fair amount of time over the past view days responding by phone and email to Jehovah’s Witnesses or those studying with JWs. In nearly every case the questioner would at some point insist that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society i…
    - 1 day ago 26 Feb 15, 6:15am -
  • Obama, ISIS, Christianity, Comment and Question
    Conservatives and Evangelicals nearly lost their minds when, on February 5 at the National Prayer Breakfast, Barack Obama drew a moral equivalency between the ISIS beheadings and burnings of those ISIS captures with the Crusades, Inquisition, Jim Cro…
    - 8 days ago 19 Feb 15, 6:15am -
  • Something Ugly
    I love video games where I get to play the hero who smashes the bad guy. I suppose that’s why I like comic books as well, even though telling the good guys from the bad guys in comics has become much more difficult these days. I love playing the av…
    - 22 days ago 5 Feb 15, 6:15am -
  • Is ISIS Islamic?
    Not long ago Barack Obama proclaimed, “ISIL is not Islamic.” Certainly he has a right to express his opinion, no matter how uninformed or perhaps emotionally informed he may be but that doesn’t make his declaration correct or accurate. I have a…
    - 29 days ago 29 Jan 15, 6:15am -
  • 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…
    - 36 days ago 22 Jan 15, 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

  • Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (02/13- 02/20)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (02/13- 02/20)

    Here are this week's recommended apologetics links. Enjoy.KINDLE DEALS:• Five Views on Apologetics - 2.99• Worldview Conversations: How to Share Your Faith and Keep Your Friends - 2.99• Finding the Real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians…
    - 7 days ago 20 Feb 15, 5:00pm -
  • The Spiritual Life of an Apologist—MP3 by Tim McGrew and Tom Gilson

    The Spiritual Life of an Apologist—MP3 by Tim McGrew and Tom Gilson

    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…
    - 9 days ago 18 Feb 15, 7:30am -
  • Terminology Tuesday: Supposition

    Terminology Tuesday: Supposition

    Supposition: A supposition is a sentence which begins with the word 'suppose' or some synonym. For example, someone who is thinking about current experiments on genetically modified crops might say, 'suppose these experiments do risk dangerous contam…
    - 10 days ago 17 Feb 15, 7:30am -
  • Apologist Interview: Andy Bannister

    Apologist Interview: Andy Bannister

    Today's interview is with Andy Bannister, Canadian Director and Lead Apologist for RZIM Canada. He talks about his work with RZIM, cultural and moral shifts, the Burning Questions DVD project, Short Answers to Big Questions, the most popular apologe…
    - 11 days ago 16 Feb 15, 7:30am -
  • Book Review: Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change your Life by Eric Metaxas

    Book Review: Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change your Life by Eric Metaxas

    “History,” writes Eric Metaxas in the introduction to his book entitled Miracles, “comprises subjective accounts of human beings, and from those subjective accounts we arrive at an ‘objective’ truth” (xii).  He asserts that we need to as…
    - 13 days ago 14 Feb 15, 9:44am -
  • Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (02/06- 02/13)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (02/06- 02/13)

    Here are this week's recommended apologetics links. Enjoy.KINDLE DEALS:• Five Views on Apologetics - 2.99• Worldview Conversations: How to Share Your Faith and Keep Your Friends - 2.99• Finding the Real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians…
    - 14 days ago 13 Feb 15, 5:00pm -
  • The AMP Apologetics Conference 2015

    The AMP Apologetics Conference 2015

    AMP hopes to cultivate in all believers an awareness of issues key to today’s outreach efforts. This year’s theme, Equip to Evangelize, is designed to prepare Christians to use apologetics tools in their evangelism and to become confident witness…
    - 15 days ago 12 Feb 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 66 days ago 23 Dec 14, 1:35am -
  • Todd Bentley’s new wife is pregnant

    Todd Bentley’s new wife is pregnant

    - 66 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 →
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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-…
    - 2 Nov 14, 4:00pm -

The UmBlog

  • me, Mike Huckabee, and Christ's descent from the cross

    me, Mike Huckabee, and Christ's descent from the cross

    As I meditated yesterday on the presence of God, I returned to the image of Christ's descent from the cross, after he died, as he was prepared for a quick burial. I placed myself in the scene. I wanted to clean his wounds. I kept splashing the vinega…
    - 19 days ago 8 Feb 15, 7:52pm -
  • Descent from the cross

    Descent from the cross

    Last night I was meditating on the presence of God, practicing something new to me, the Daily Examen, started 500 years ago by the Catholic saint, Ignatius Loyola. It is prayer and meditation combined. The first step in this prayer is to become awar…
    - 20 days ago 7 Feb 15, 2:17am -
  • January 2015

    January 2015

    This blog turns 10 this year. Here is the first post.I turned 45 this month.Wow! The more I learn, the less I know.When I used to blog multiple times a day, in the beginning, Twitter didn't exist.My self-righteousness was so easily aroused. And I wou…
    - 27 days ago 31 Jan 15, 9:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 68 days ago 20 Dec 14, 11:46pm -

Apologetics Index

  • Christian Science

    Christian Science

    Christian science (The First Church of Christ, Scientist) is neither Christian nor scientific.This religious movement's denial and/or re-interpretation of key Biblical doctrines mark it as, theologically, a cult of Christianity.Nevertheless, in many…
    - 6 days ago 21 Feb 15, 5:27pm -
  • 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 55 days ago 3 Jan 15, 1:25am -
  • The Modern “Grace Message” — Revolution or Rebellion?

    The Modern “Grace Message” — Revolution or Rebellion?

    - 87 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 -

Real Clear Apologetics

Ravi Zacharias

Pyromaniacs

  • Sufficient Fire conference audio and video are available

    Sufficient Fire conference audio and video are available

    by Dan PhillipsIn case you missed the announcement Friday, Copperfield Bible Church, and the volunteers who worked on the conference, have now made available the audio and video from the Sufficient Fire conference sessions, both the talks and the pa…
    - 3 days ago 24 Feb 15, 8:01am -
  • Poor exchanges

    Poor exchanges

    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 36…
    - 5 days ago 22 Feb 15, 8:01am -
  • Some Here, Some There — February 20, 2015

    Some Here, Some There — February 20, 2015

    by Dan PhillipsHere we go. Updates expected through noon, Texas time.First, all of the Sufficient Fire sessions are online, video and audio. You're welcome, and thank you who supported it by your attendance, giving, and prayers. Now please continue t…
    - 7 days ago 20 Feb 15, 11:59am -
  • Prov 29:18, "Vision," and Anachronism

    Prov 29:18, "Vision," and Anachronism

    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…
    - 8 days ago 19 Feb 15, 8:01am -
  • How does Proverbs point to Christ?

    How does Proverbs point to Christ?

    by Dan PhillipsThe Old Testament as a whole — though not each syllable in isolation — points to Christ (cf. Luke 24:25, 27, 44; Acts 10:43). The ways in which it does so are very varied (cf. Hebrews 1:1), including types and of course direct prop…
    - 10 days ago 17 Feb 15, 8:01am -
  • What we are

    What we are

    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 26,…
    - 12 days ago 15 Feb 15, 8:01am -
  • Some Here, Some There — February 13, 2015

    Some Here, Some There — February 13, 2015

    by Dan PhillipsBecause my dear and only daughter squawks if I don't have one up by midnight (and I can't have that), here's a first edition. There will be additions up to noon, Texas time, as usual.Hokey smokes! David Murray (aka The Jolly Scotsman…
    - 14 days ago 13 Feb 15, 8:01am -
  • God's Way, Not Our Way

    God's Way, Not Our Way

    by Frank TurkFrom 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 in…
    - 15 days ago 12 Feb 15, 8:01am -
  • The Main Melody

    The Main Melody

    by Frank TurkThis is a very good piece by @RevKevDeYounghttp://t.co/AbwRs4143b But I have a suggestion about it, which will appear at TeamPyro— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@Frank_Turk) February 6, 2015First of all, Nice to see all of you.  Long time no see.  …
    - 16 days ago 11 Feb 15, 8:01am -
  • Don't use "the Holy Spirit" as a rug

    Don't use "the Holy Spirit" as a rug

    by Dan PhillipsIronically though oft-noted, one of the most wretched crimes of Charismaticism is the shabby treatment they give to the Holy Spirit."I don't see how you can say that," a reader might respond. "No movement talks more about the Spirit th…
    - 17 days ago 10 Feb 15, 8:01am -

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