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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • The Case for Christ is Not Cheesy
    Good News, Christians. It’s not Cheesy. Let angels dance. Let the people rejoice. A Christian film company made a Christian movie and a miracle happened. We don’t have to lower our expectations. The Case for Christ is a film you can go see withou…
    - 6 days ago 20 Apr 17, 6:43am -
  • The Sacrifice
    When we think in terms of the sacrifice made for us nearly 2,000 years ago, we naturally think in terms of the sacrifice made by the Son. Braveheart. He gave His life for you and me, and the enormity of that fact should never be obscured by the passa…
    - 13 days ago 13 Apr 17, 7:05am -
  • H U M ∀ N S
    What does it mean to be human? Are we merely physical beings with sentience (the ability to perceive or feel things) due to electrical activity in our material brain? When we breathe our last, and our material brain dies, do we simply cease to exist?…
    - 20 days ago 6 Apr 17, 6:47am -
  • Civility is not Dead Yet
    I’m in love with this picture. On the left but only in terms of the photo is Robert George, professor at Princeton University. On the right (and that’s the only way you will hear this phrase attached to him) is Cornel West is a professor at Harva…
    - 27 days ago 30 Mar 17, 6:52am -
  • Partying Like It’s 1648: Why Muslims Are So Different
    Depending on who you listen to, Muslims in the U.S. either want Sharia law to the be the law of the land here, or they don’t. They are either seeking to transform North America into the next caliphate, or they’re not. They either want to impose o…
    - 33 days ago 23 Mar 17, 1:25pm -

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

  • William Lane Craig in Ireland 2017

    William Lane Craig in Ireland 2017

    At long last, William Lane Craig will be visiting Ireland as part of the Reasons for Hope 2017 Tour. This tour includes stops in Cork, Dublin, and Belfast with debates and talks by William Lane Craig and John Lennox. All the events are listed here, s…
    - 47 days ago 9 Mar 17, 3:12pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

BeneDiction Blogs On

    The UmBlog

    • when I was a child

      when I was a child

      I read stories of talking animals. I talked to my stuffed animals. I hoped for them to talk back to me. I slowly learned the difference between fantasy and reality. I started to learn facts, statements about reality. When my elementary school was clo…
      - 6 days ago 20 Apr 17, 1:07am -
    • Changing minds in a post-truth society

      Changing minds in a post-truth society

      After reading this long article by David Roberts at Vox I've been thinking about the possible solution to his detailed analysis of the problem, tribal epistemology. Roberts has little to offer for soultions except the self-acknowledged trope "listen…
      - 33 days ago 24 Mar 17, 1:09am -
    • Not everything biblical is Christian part 22 - the Jesus hermeneutic

      Not everything biblical is Christian part 22 - the Jesus hermeneutic

      Even Jesus explicitly refutes a flat reading of the bible, where every verse in one part of the Bible, say Joshua's genocidal passages, have the same weight in understanding God as the passages where Jesus himself, claiming to be equal to God, descri…
      - 46 days ago 10 Mar 17, 3:08pm -
    • up in the balcony

      up in the balcony

      Jesus talks about generosity in terms on not letting your right hand know what your left hand is doing. The metaphor works on his teaching to not trumpet our charity but rather to keep it quiet, so that our Father who sees in secret will reward us. H…
      - 61 days ago 23 Feb 17, 2:06pm -

    Apologetics Index

    • Jehovah’s Witnesses — A Cult of Christianity

      Jehovah’s Witnesses — A Cult of Christianity

      This is a continuation of our older entry on Jehovah's Witnesses -- Newer resources will be placed on this page.Jehovah's WitnessesThe religious sect was founded in the 1870s and 1880s by Charles...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
      - 12 days ago 13 Apr 17, 10:20pm -
    • Is Scientology compatible with Christianity?

      Is Scientology compatible with Christianity?

      Summary: Scientology is incompatible with ChristianityThe Church of Scientology is a controversial new religion developed by L. Ron Hubbard as an extension of his earlier psychological theories of...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
      - 15 days ago 10 Apr 17, 10:45pm -
    • Chapter 4: Abusive Churches Misuse Spiritual Authority

      Chapter 4: Abusive Churches Misuse Spiritual Authority

      Chapter 4: Authority and PowerAbusive Churches Misuse Spiritual AuthorityChapter 1: A View From WithinChapter 2: Fringe and Fanaticism - Abusive Churches Can Go Over The EdgeChapter 3: Abusive...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
      - 22 days ago 3 Apr 17, 10:10pm -
    • Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF)

      Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-IL5xG-UcEAP In-depth investigation, February 27, 2017 The Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF), in Spindale, North Carolina (USA), presents itself as a...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full l…
      - 56 days ago 28 Feb 17, 8:22am -
    • Followers of Christ Church

      Followers of Christ Church

      The Followers of Christ church -- a religious cult whose unbiblical, deadly faith healing practices have left a trail of dead children -- is currently [February, 2017] in the news again.In Idaho,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
      - 58 days ago 26 Feb 17, 11:15pm -
    • Five Reasons to Say No to a Church Membership Covenant

      Five Reasons to Say No to a Church Membership Covenant

      Church Membership Contracts or Covenants: Should you sign them?Jesus, in his sermon on the mount, had this to say about oaths:But I tell you, don’t take an oath at all: either by heaven, because...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
      - 77 days ago 7 Feb 17, 11:16pm -
    • 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 websit…
      - 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,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ful…
      - 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…
      - 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…
      - 16 Oct 16, 2:16am -

    Real Clear Apologetics

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      Tabbed Post

      - 22 Jul 16, 2:15pm -
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      Video Post

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      - 21 Jul 16, 5:14pm -
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      - 21 Jul 16, 5:00pm -
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      - 21 Jul 16, 4:45pm -

    Ravi Zacharias

    • newWitnessing to the Happy Pagan, Part 2 of 2
      How do you respond to someone who appears to be genuinely content in their disbelief in Jesus Christ? Are Christians just holding on to religion in order to escape reality? Listen as Ravi Zacharias brings the answers to these questions on today’s J…
      - 14 hours ago 25 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • Witnessing to the Happy Pagan, Part 1 of 2
      What do you say to the unbeliever who is happy with a life without Christ? Is there a way to engage in conversation with them? On today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias talks about sharing the Gospel with those who are content in believing questions…
      - 2 days ago 24 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • University of Washington Q&A, Part 2 of 4
      Is there any consistency between postmodern thought and the biblical Christian worldview? Should state powers permit religious justification? Ravi Zacharias tackles these questions on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 5 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • A Life That Lost Its Focus: Saul, Part 4 of 4
      Are you struggling with envy today? Envy is a trap that King Saul fell into and it’s one you could fall into as well. Listen as Ravi Zacharias looks at what you can do to avoid being envious. That’s today on Just Thinking.
      - 6 days ago 20 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • A Life That Lost Its Focus: Saul, Part 3 of 4
      What’s your focus in life? Are you leading a life that will change others? Are you truly repentant for the wrongs you commit or are you just asking for forgiveness without giving it a second thought? On today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias takes…
      - 7 days ago 19 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • A Life That Lost Its Focus: Saul, Part 2 of 4
      What kind of success have you experienced in your life? How did you respond? Is it possible for success to change a person? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias continues to look at the life of King Saul and the lessons we can learn from his life.
      - 8 days ago 18 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • A Life That Lost Its Focus: Saul, Part 1 of 4
      When you are determined to go in a certain direction, it is possible that God just steps aside and allows you to go your own way? How can a life so full of promise and blessing from God have such a tragic ending? Listen for the answers as Ravi Zachar…
      - 9 days ago 17 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • University of Washington Q&A, Part 1 of 4
      When the church meets the world, confusion and tension can result. So how do current events tie in with the Christian message? Join us as Ravi Zacharias discusses worldviews, Iraq and the public square on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 12 days ago 14 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • Absolute Truth in Relative Terms II, Part 4 of 4
      Can you know what ways Satan will try to tempt you? How you can help protect yourself from falling into temptation? Be sure to tune in as Ravi Zacharias shares another avenue the devil uses to get. Find out what that is on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 13 days ago 13 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • Absolute Truth in Relative Terms II, Part 3 of 4
      Have you ever wondered why some temptations are harder to say no to than others? What makes those allurements so attractive? Is there a way to change your desires? Listen as Ravi Zacharias takes a deeper look at these questions on today’s Just Thi…
      - 14 days ago 12 Apr 17, 6:00am -

    Pyromaniacs

    • Promises

      Promises

      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 16…
      - 31 days ago 26 Mar 17, 7:01am -
    • “Shortly"

      “Shortly"

      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 Cheque-book of the Bank of Faith, January…
      - 38 days ago 19 Mar 17, 7:01am -
    • “Sink"

      “Sink"

      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 51…
      - 44 days ago 12 Mar 17, 8:01am -
    • The resurrection of reputations

      The resurrection of reputations

      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 41…
      - 51 days ago 5 Mar 17, 8:01am -
    • Redemption through His blood

      Redemption through His blood

      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 37…
      - 58 days ago 26 Feb 17, 8:01am -
    • Living drainpipes

      Living drainpipes

      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 Pictures, page 41, Pilgrim P…
      - 65 days ago 19 Feb 17, 8:01am -
    • Gone

      Gone

      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 22…
      - 72 days ago 12 Feb 17, 8:01am -
    • The Church of the first-born

      The Church of the first-born

      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…
      - 79 days ago 5 Feb 17, 8:01am -
    • “gods many and lords many"

      “gods many and lords many"

      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 30…
      - 86 days ago 29 Jan 17, 8:01am -
    • 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…
      - 15 Jan 17, 8:01am -

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