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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • Point of Contact
    It is a big idea I’ve been trying to get my head around since I first heard it. The word for “image” in Genesis 1:26. As in “Let Us make man in our image.” I knew from Hebrew class that the “Us” is just a translation of the plural word…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jul 18, 7:19am -
  • The Dogma Lives Loudly Within You
    In the fall of 2017 Professor Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the United States Circuit Court. In the Senate confirmation hearings, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein offered a rather Star Wars-esque comment concerning Barrett’s faith, saying,…
    - 10 days ago 12 Jul 18, 7:11am -
  • Freedom
    Mel Gibson’s 1995 epic Braveheart is basically about human freedom, how precious it is, and how very much it sometimes costs. The film is based on the life of the late 13th century warrior, Sir William Wallace. Disclaimer: Since most people alive t…
    - 17 days ago 5 Jul 18, 7:09am -
  • The Custom Bible Company
    Some years ago, Bob Anderson of Watchman Fellowship and Erich Grieshaber -former JW and now evangelist – did a short skit called “The Custom Bible Company” at one of the annual Witnesses Now for Jesus Conventions. Although it was a spur of the…
    - 25 days ago 28 Jun 18, 5:04am -
  • A Short Tribute to Diane Gholson
    We received word that our friend and former Florida Branch Director, Diane Gholson, age 94, passed into the presence of the Lord on June 8, 2018. Her daughter, Sue, sent a note which said in part: She slipped away from us quickly and I believe withou…
    - 31 days ago 21 Jun 18, 7:12am -

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

  • Apologetics315 Acquisition

    Apologetics315 Acquisition

    It has always been my vision that Apologetics315 would be a trusted hub for finding the best apologetics resources available. Now through joining up with the Defenders Media team, I’m happy to announce that Apologetics315 is moving onward and upwar…
    - 11 Feb 18, 7:45pm -
  • Expanding: Regional Associate Position

    Expanding: Regional Associate Position

    - 9 Nov 16, 10:33pm -
  • Support via AmazonSmile

    Support via AmazonSmile

    Did you know that if you select Defenders Media as your charity and start shopping at Smile.Amazon.com that we’ll receive a small portion (0.5%) of your purchase on behalf of Amazon.com? So if you would like to help us even in the smallest, feel fr…
    - 6 Jun 16, 5:49pm -
  • Weekend Promotion: Good Faith by Kinnaman and Lyons

    Weekend Promotion: Good Faith by Kinnaman and Lyons

    This weekend only, Friday through Sunday, become a patron of Veracity Hill and receive 1 free, autographed copy of the newly released Good Faith: Being A Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons,…
    - 13 May 16, 2:52pm -
  • Defenders Media Welcomes the Library of Historical Apologetics

    Defenders Media Welcomes the Library of Historical Apologetics

    We are pleased to announce that the Library of Historical Apologetics is joining our alliance! The Library of Historical Apologetics seeks to be the world’s best resource for lay apologists, pastors, students, and scholars seeking historical apol…
    - 5 Mar 16, 7:05pm -
  • Defenders Media Welcomes Risen Jesus!

    Defenders Media Welcomes Risen Jesus!

    We are pleased to announce that Risen Jesus, the ministry of Dr. Mike Licona, has joined the Defenders Media alliance! Dr. Licona is Professor of New Testament at Houston Baptist University, is the author or co-author of 6 books, and is one of the w…
    - 4 Feb 16, 7:08pm -
  • Launch Report 2015

    Launch Report 2015

    - 21 Dec 15, 5:17am -

BeneDiction Blogs On

The UmBlog

  • The parable of the wicked immigrant

    The parable of the wicked immigrant

    In the early 1600's religious separatists fled their country from fear of persecution. The location was known to other explorers, but an epidemic had left the native population decimated and weak. The immigrants considered the epidemic and the stores…
    - 5 days ago 17 Jul 18, 12:41pm -
  • I'm an ex-vanglical but not an ex-christian

    I'm an ex-vanglical but not an ex-christian

    There is a lovely chap on Twitter, Blake Chastain, who I first heard use the appellation "exvangelical." He even has a podcast about it. I find it a helpful term and want to explore it in my own experience. This has been a long evolution and I will u…
    - 53 days ago 30 May 18, 6:40pm -
  • "you brood of vipers!" - Jesus

    "you brood of vipers!" - Jesus

    The gospel of Matthew has this well known tirade of exasperation against the religious leaders who opposed Jesus. It's sometimes referred to as the "seven woes." He's furious with their religious duplicity. We get famous metaphors from this like "str…
    - 62 days ago 21 May 18, 5:47pm -
  • how to respond to dehumanization

    how to respond to dehumanization

    On Thursday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders endorsed this interpretation of Trump’s remarks, saying that “I don’t think the term the president used was strong enough...it took an animal to stab a man 100 times and decapitate him and cut…
    - 66 days ago 18 May 18, 1:55am -

Apologetics Index

  • Faith Healing

    Faith Healing

    What is Faith Healing?Faith healing refers to healing that occurs supernaturally, as the result of prayer rather than the use of medicines or the involvement of physicians or other conventional...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 13 days ago 9 Jul 18, 10:31pm -
  • Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps

    Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps

    Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps (ACMTC) at a GlanceWhat: a 'Christian' sect, operated as an intentional community that is organized with a military structure partially based on the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 81 days ago 2 May 18, 10:03pm -
  • Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931 – 1990) – Cult Leader

    Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931 – 1990) – Cult Leader

    Rajneesh cult: Arson, attempted murder, drug smuggling, vote fraud, et ceteraBhagwan Shree Rajneesh -- born in Poona, India, as Rajneesh Chandra Mohan -- founded the Rajneesh Foundation...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ful…
    - 12 Apr 18, 8:46am -
  • Deprogramming

    Deprogramming

    Deprogramming — Intervention processDeprogramming refers to an intervention process that reverses alleged brainwashing. [caption id="attachment_11177" align="aligncenter" width="710"]...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for f…
    - 11 Apr 18, 10:29pm -
  • A Testimony About Anti-Testimonies

    A Testimony About Anti-Testimonies

    Deconverstion stories, Ex-timonies, Anti-testimoniesBy David Kowalski"I used to be a deluded, ignorant, and hateful Christian like you until I learned to be better than you!" This is the essence...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 14 Mar 18, 11:39pm -
  • J. Gordon Melton

    J. Gordon Melton

    J. Gordon Melton -- Religious ScholarJ. Gordon Melton is an American religious scholar. He was the founding director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR).He is also the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 12 Mar 18, 11:24pm -
  • Why Whistleblowers are Often Ignored (Even in Christian Organizations)

    Why Whistleblowers are Often Ignored (Even in Christian Organizations)

    Editorial by David Kowalski[The following observations on whistleblowers are based largely on the same experiences that inspired my article on lying leaders in the Church]It seems anytime...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 12 Mar 18, 2:57am -
  • 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,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
    - 13 Jan 18, 11:10pm -
  • Branch Davidians

    Branch Davidians

    David Koresh, Branch Davidians, and the Waco SiegeThe Branch Davidians are a religious group that originated from a schism in the Davidian Seventh-day Adventists, a sect of the the Seventh-day...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 27 Dec 17, 11:25pm -
  • Shunning

    Shunning

    Shunning, Ostracizing, Disfellowshipping, Casting Out... A Devastating PracticeSome religious movements practice shunning. They require members to shun (avoid) anyone who has left (apostates) or...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
    - 11 Dec 17, 3:49am -

Real Clear Apologetics

Ravi Zacharias

  • Woodmen Valley Chapel Q&A, Part 2
    Have you ever wondered what makes the Bible so unique? What happens to people who never heard about Jesus, will they go to heaven? And how do you nurture and disciple your children? Stuart McAllister joins Ravi Zacharias to answer these questions on…
    - 3 days ago 20 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • God’s Plan for Marriage, Part 4
    How does the legalization of same-sex marriage give you an opportunity to share the Gospel? Will you be ready when those looking for answers come asking? Tune in to today’s Just Thinking where Ravi Zacharias shares the three most important bridges…
    - 4 days ago 19 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • God’s Plan for Marriage, Part 3
    How can you live in a world where the gap between the Christian world and the secular one is so big? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias continues to look at the cultural shift America has been experiencing over the past few decades and how Christ…
    - 5 days ago 18 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • God’s Plan for Marriage, Part 2
    Do you struggle with knowing how to stay true to your Christian beliefs in a world where society tells us to ignore them? How did we get to this point in society? On today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks at the steps we took that began moving…
    - 6 days ago 17 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • God’s Plan for Marriage, Part 1
    How should you navigate the same-sex marriage discussion as a Christian? Is there a rational reason for supporting traditional marriage, or is it just religious tradition? Listen for the answers as Ravi Zacharias addresses this issue in his message t…
    - 7 days ago 16 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Woodmen Valley Chapel Q&A II, Part 1
    Are all religions basically the same? Don’t they all just provide different paths to the same end? Does absolute truth exist, or is everything relative? RZIM team members Alison Thomas and Stuart McAllister join Ravi Zacharias as they answer these…
    - 10 days ago 13 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Jesus: A Unique Savior, Part 4
    What makes you unique? Where can you go to find provision for the evil that lies within your heart? Find out how these two questions are connect as Ravi Zacharias shows how evidence and relevance come together in Christ. That’s today on Just Thinki…
    - 11 days ago 12 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Jesus: A Unique Savior, Part 3
    How do you define evil? Or justice? What is your point of reference for love or forgiveness? Ravi Zacharias examines how these questions help point to one unique person: Jesus Christ. Join us for today’s Just Thinking.
    - 12 days ago 11 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Jesus: A Unique Savior, Part 2
    Who best knows what your heart looks like? Who has the most accurate description? The human heart is wicked and evil, but there is hope and on today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks at the person who provides this hope.
    - 13 days ago 10 Jul 18, 6:00am -
  • Jesus: A Unique Savior, Part 1
    What is life’s purpose? Why are you here on this earth? How do these questions help reveal the uniqueness of Jesus? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks at these questions and explains what you should look for when testing something as tr…
    - 14 days ago 9 Jul 18, 6:00am -

Pyromaniacs

  • new“Alone"

    “Alone"

    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 The Cheque-Book of the Bank of Faith,…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Jul 18, 7:01am -
  • What Are You Wearing? Part 2: On the Modern Day Assault Against the Dress Code of Heaven

    What Are You Wearing? Part 2: On the Modern Day Assault Against the Dress Code of Heaven

    by Dr. Colin Eakinn our previous post, we asked the question that supersedes all others: What does it take to be right with God? The answer, as established in God's Word, is straightforward and consistent throughout: to be of the same glory as God Hi…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jul 18, 11:02am -
  • What Are You Wearing? Part 1: On the Modern Day Assault Against the Dress Code of Heaven

    What Are You Wearing? Part 1: On the Modern Day Assault Against the Dress Code of Heaven

    by Dr. Colin L. Eakinhat does it take to be right with God? That is the central question of human existence. What are God's criteria for eternal life with Him? What does He require?Job had this question on his mind. The Book of Job is likely the olde…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jul 18, 10:41pm -
  • Don Green on Biblical Justice vs. "Social Justice"

    Don Green on Biblical Justice vs. "Social Justice"

    posted by Phil Johnsony friend and one-time joint pastor of GraceLife wrote this brief post on FaceBook yesterday, and it was so good I wanted to save it here for easy access. FaceBook posts always disappear into the timeline, and it's really hard to…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jul 18, 2:23pm -
  • Christian Dating: Christlike Character

    Christian Dating: Christlike Character

    by Hohn Chohe introduction to this series is here. As we look at a number of key biblical principles in the area of Christian dating, I'm going to start with the importance of Christian character. In many ways, this is kind of a "no duh" principle, a…
    - 5 days ago 17 Jul 18, 7:07pm -
  • “I believe in creeds"

    “I believe in creeds"

    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…
    - 8 days ago 15 Jul 18, 7:01am -
  • The Rise of Woker-Than-Thou Evangelicalism

    The Rise of Woker-Than-Thou Evangelicalism

    by Phil Johnsonnless you have been living in seclusion somewhere, you will have noticed that a radical putsch is currently underway to get evangelicals on board with doctrines borrowed from Black Liberation Theology, Critical Race Theory, Intersectio…
    - 13 days ago 10 Jul 18, 6:06am -
  • Expected expectoration

    Expected expectoration

    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 49…
    - 15 days ago 8 Jul 18, 7:01am -
  • Christian Dating: An Introduction

    Christian Dating: An Introduction

    by Hohn Chone of the things that I so appreciated about Pyromaniacs back in the day was the sheer breadth of topics that Phil, Dan, and Frank covered. I was regularly blessed by biblical critiques of the latest evangelical fads, solid thoughts about…
    - 18 days ago 4 Jul 18, 6:08pm -
  • Speaking of things not understood:

    Speaking of things not understood:

    ead this:And then this: "What Mr. Johnson Apparently Doesn’t Understand" Now,I did not call Thabiti Anyabwile "a racist schlub." I explicitly made that clear in a tweet before he even posted his article.Yes, I knew he made public comments disagree…
    - 23 days ago 29 Jun 18, 5:16pm -

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