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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • You’re Not Wearing Jesus Very Well

    You’re Not Wearing Jesus Very Well

    I’ve been staring at this photo a lot over the last few days. And the same thing keeps going through my head. What do these people think they are accomplishing? I mean the ones with the signs not the one with blue hair. I mean seriously what do you…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • Atheism in Review

    Atheism in Review

    I have had the opportunity to get to know Dr. William Lane Craig and worked on research for one of his debates some years ago. He is a clear thinker and sound debater. The above 10 minute clip of his debate with the Christopher Hitchens is a case in…
    - 10 days ago 11 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • But We’re Moderates!
    There’s a poem that goes . . . First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for t…
    - 17 days ago 4 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • A King Who Knew Not Joseph
    “I miss my country.” That is a line I have heard time and again lately and have even said it myself. There is a certain amount of nostalgia that is sort of made up or embellished on as one reflects back on the past. Often when we talk of “the g…
    - 24 days ago 28 Aug 14, 11:15am -
  • Ferguson, Factual Leaps & Fanciful Conclusions
      Watching Lou Costello abandon definition and context in his math equations is a bit fun I have to admit. Those of us who laugh at the joke do so because we know the truth. But what if you lived in a time or culture that had become bereft of sound…
    - 30 days ago 21 Aug 14, 9:54pm -
  • Why is Sex is the Canary in the Coal Mine?

    Why is Sex is the Canary in the Coal Mine?

      If you are not familiar, dear reader, the term “Canary in a coal mine” is an expression rooted in history. Coal miners would bring a canary down into the coal mine to detect dangerous levels of carbon monoxide or methane. The deadly gases woul…
    - 38 days ago 14 Aug 14, 11:15am -
  • Bill Gothard and the Continuing Sex Scandal

    Bill Gothard and the Continuing Sex Scandal

    When we first wrote our book, A Matter of Basic Principles: Bill Gothard and the Christian Life we chose to not spend much time on Bill’s behavior with staff secretaries. There were several reasons for this. First, we were and continue to be convin…
    - 45 days ago 7 Aug 14, 11:15am -
  • Faith – Happily Tossing Logic Out the Window
    I picked up a quote from author Stephen King a few years back. I don’t recall where I got it but thought it was interesting: “The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the fir…
    - 52 days ago 31 Jul 14, 11:15am -
  • Our Burn Out Youth Group

    Our Burn Out Youth Group

    I recall years ago watching former pro football player, Rosey Grier on the Mike Douglas Show. Two things got my attention. The first was, this big, tough football player was knitting while they talked. Douglas asked if anyone made fun of him and with…
    - 59 days ago 24 Jul 14, 11:15am -
  • Urban Apologetics: A Review

    Urban Apologetics: A Review

    We regularly receive books from publishers for possible reviews. Many of them are good and by authors we are familiar with on topics we know well and can commend the new resource. On rare occasions we receive a book that is something more. As I sat d…
    - 66 days ago 17 Jul 14, 11:15am -

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 (09/12 - 09/19)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (09/12 - 09/19)

    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • Read Along: Chapter Seven—Paul's Gospel for the Educated

    Read Along: Chapter Seven—Paul's Gospel for the Educated

    Today we begin Chapter Seven of the Read Along with Apologetics 315 project. This is a chapter-by-chapter study through the book The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World by Paul Copan and Ken…
    - 3 days ago 18 Sep 14, 6:30am -
  • Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (09/05 - 09/12)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (09/05 - 09/12)

    Here are this week's recommended apologetics links. Enjoy.KINDLE DEALS:• Alive: A Cold-Case Approach to the Resurrection - 1.99• A To Z With C. S. Lewis by Louis A. Markos - 0.99• Holman Guide to Interpreting the Bible - 2.99• Did Jesus Rise…
    - 9 days ago 12 Sep 14, 3:04pm -
  • Read Along: Chapter Six—Paul's Audience

    Read Along: Chapter Six—Paul's Audience

    Today we begin Chapter Six of the Read Along with Apologetics 315 project. This is a chapter-by-chapter study through the book The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World by Paul Copan and Kenne…
    - 9 days ago 11 Sep 14, 8:32pm -
  • Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (08/22 - 09/05)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (08/22 - 09/05)

    Here are this week's recommended apologetics links. Enjoy.KINDLE DEALS:• Alive: A Cold-Case Approach to the Resurrection - 1.99• Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? by WLC - 3.99• A To Z With C. S. Lewis by Louis A. Markos - 0.99• Holman Guide to…
    - 16 days ago 5 Sep 14, 2:02pm -
  • Read Along: Chapter Five—Paul's Speeches in Acts

    Read Along: Chapter Five—Paul's Speeches in Acts

    Today we begin Chapter Five of the Read Along with Apologetics 315 project. This is a chapter-by-chapter study through the book The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World by Paul Copan and Kenn…
    - 17 days ago 4 Sep 14, 6:30am -
  • Terminology Tuesday: Exclusivism

    Terminology Tuesday: Exclusivism

    Exclusivism: Within Christian theology, the view that salvation is possible (at least for adults since the time of Christ) only for those who explicitly have faith in Jesus. This view is contrasted with inclusivism, which holds that, though people c…
    - 19 days ago 2 Sep 14, 6:30am -

BeneDiction Blogs On

  • Cracked on faith healers

    Cracked on faith healers

    By Rick Hiebert. All Right Reserved. Used by Permission The humour website Cracked is exposing faith healers. A Robert Evans, who says he is a retired faith healer, explains how he did it, or rather faked it, in this blog … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago 17 Sep 14, 4:18am -
  • Berated for not being able to predict Mark Driscoll’s and Todd Bentley’s futures

    Berated for not being able to predict Mark Driscoll’s and Todd Bentley’s futures

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission Blogger Jeffrey Yoder is even harder than I can be in the case of Todd Bentley, if that were possible. But I think it a bit much to expect people to … Continue reading →
    - 19 days ago 2 Sep 14, 6:20pm -
  • Scriptures for ’71

    Scriptures for ’71

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. Do you recall my post on the “Good News for British Columbia” booklet? Well, I have a small update. When I was out on errands this afternoon, I found another copy … Continue reading →
    - 23 days ago 29 Aug 14, 12:05am -
  • MK Safety Net Canada

    MK Safety Net Canada

    Christian Week highlights the entry of MK Safety Net into Canada, and the tremendous pro-active work they do  ’immersed in the struggles and pain experienced by survivors.’ “When MKs start talking about their abuse and they are told, ‘Get ov…
    - 41 days ago 11 Aug 14, 12:51am -
  • Crossroads Television System (CTS) re-branding

    Crossroads Television System  (CTS) re-branding

    It appears that Crossroads Television System (CTS) is re-branding itself,  CTS will become YES TV this fall. Yestv.com was registered by Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. out of Burlington in 1998, and was updated last month according to WH…
    - 41 days ago 11 Aug 14, 12:29am -
  • Good News for British Columbia, indeed.

    Good News for British Columbia, indeed.

    - 52 days ago 30 Jul 14, 9:10pm -
  • Two of the most scary video soundbites that I have recently heard

    Two of the most scary video soundbites that I have recently heard

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission It takes some doing for Todd Bentley or a friend/supporter of his to leave me a bit gobsmacked by something they say. Let’s turn a last time to Todd Bentley’s appearance … Continue readin…
    - 71 days ago 11 Jul 14, 11:28pm -
  • Todd Bentley on History Channel Canada

    Todd Bentley on History Channel Canada

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission (My main post on Todd Bentley’s appearance on History TV Canada June 1, 2 and 4.) Todd Bentley, the noted faith-healing Canadian evangelist, was featured in a History TV Canada program … Co…
    - 79 days ago 4 Jul 14, 6:30pm -

The UmBlog

  • Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 4

    Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 4

    This is part four of the series Not everything Biblical is Christian. See part one, two and three to catch up.Dear Johnboy (that is my younger self)The previous letter shows God's position on punishment changes from the Ten Commandments era to Ezekie…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 14, 11:28pm -
  • Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 3

    Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 3

    This is part 3 of the series Not everything Biblical is Christian. See part 1 and part 2 to catch up.Dear John (that is my younger self)Some Bible verses threw you for a loop when you read the Bible with equal authority front to back. You weren't abl…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 14, 12:46am -
  • Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 2

    Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 2

    Dear John of years ago (I'm talking to younger fundagelical self), as you know Jesus is famous even outside of Christianity for his Beatitudes. Here is Matthew's version from the Sermon on the Mount.Matthew 51 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went u…
    - 4 days ago 17 Sep 14, 7:00pm -
  • Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 1

    Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 1

    I am beginning a series here called, Not everything Biblical is Christian. I need to identify the key terms, "Biblical" and "Christian" and my intended audience, the younger me an American Fundagelical.Fundagelicals are the conservative wing of Ameri…
    - 5 days ago 16 Sep 14, 7:00pm -

Apologetics Index

  • 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…
    - 47 days ago 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…
    - 91 days ago 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 Mo…
    - 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…
    - 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 or…
    - 7 Apr 14, 10:14pm -
  • Bob Jones

    Bob Jones

    False prophet Bob Jones, the most controversial of the controversial 'Kansas City Prophets,' has died. Supported by such men as Rick Joyner, Mike Bickle and Bill Johson, Jones was a prominent figure in the New Apostolic Reformation -- a heterodox…
    - 17 Feb 14, 11:25am -
  • Bare-Faced Messiah: Scientology’s founder, fantasist L. Ron Hubbard

    Bare-Faced Messiah: Scientology’s founder, fantasist L. Ron Hubbard

    A highly acclaimed biography of L. Ron Hubbard, exposing both his lies and those of the church of Scientology about his live, will be reprinted soon. Throughout its history the Church of Scientology has not only failed to denounce and disavow Hubbar…
    - 8 Dec 13, 1:57am -
  • The Bondage of Congregational Elitism

    The Bondage of Congregational Elitism

    Lust for a feeling of spiritual superiority can be exploited by dishonest or abusive leaders. --Written by David Kowalski, Read the full article: The Bondage of Congregational Elitism at Apologetics Index
    - 6 Dec 13, 8:10am -
  • al-Shabaab

    al-Shabaab

    Updated: Learn more about al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group behind the September, 2013, attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.--Written by Anton Hein-Hudson, Read the full article: al-Shabaab at Apologetics Index
    - 23 Sep 13, 11:05pm -

Real Clear Apologetics

  • Resources to Help You Respond to the Problem of Evil (Free Bible Insert)
    - 32 days ago 20 Aug 14, 12:36pm -
  • John Frum and the Jesus Myth
    I’ve had exchanges with a Christ myther who has posited the case of the John Frum “cargo cult” as an example of how a person could be invented wholesale and inserted into history, just as Christ myther’s suppose Jesus was. Although I have not…
    - 37 days ago 15 Aug 14, 3:04pm -
  • Human Sacrifice at Gibeon?
    2 Samuel 21:1-9 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. And the king called the Gibeon…
    - 51 days ago 1 Aug 14, 3:24pm -
  • Bertrand Russell on Christianity, Fear, & Dishonesty (Pt. IV of IV)
    …continued from Pt. III… This distinction between belief and acceptance is relevant to our topic at hand. For it seems to me that acceptance is more essential to “the Christian stance” than belief. Someone, for instance, might want very much…
    - 62 days ago 20 Jul 14, 10:07pm -
  • Bertrand Russell on Christianity, Fear, & Dishonesty pt. III

    Bertrand Russell on Christianity, Fear, & Dishonesty pt. III

    Oops, I did it again. Said this series would be x parts long, and it turns out to be y. I said three parts, but it’s gonna be four. My apologies. Anyways, here’s part three… In the previous two posts, we looked at a number of quotes from Bertra…
    - 63 days ago 20 Jul 14, 1:40am -
  • Betrand Russell on Christianity, Fear, & Dishonesty (Pt. II of III)
    …continued from part I… Consider Wilbur, a suitable bachelor. Wilbur greatly desires to be a father some day — to bring a little human unto maturity, to pass on his name, to leave a legacy, and all that. But there is a problem: Wilbur will not…
    - 64 days ago 19 Jul 14, 3:14am -

Ravi Zacharias

Pyromaniacs

  • new“Almost persuaded"

    “Almost persuaded"

    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 15,…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Sep 14, 7:01am -
  • Some here, some there — September 19, 2014

    Some here, some there — September 19, 2014

    by Dan PhillipsHowdy gang. Short post to start the day; as usual, check back at end.Did you know that Logos software now offers a Pentecostal & Charismatic base package? To anticipate your question, as far as I know, it does not uninstall your Bibl…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 14, 2:32pm -
  • "A Manifesto against Manifestos"

    "A Manifesto against Manifestos"

    by Phil JohnsonFrom 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Sep 14, 7:01am -
  • Doing That to Some BODY

    Doing That to Some BODY

    by The Late Frank TurkHello.So after I announced that I would be returning from Hiatus, things happened that no one was looking for or could foresee -- and it turns out that one of them was this:Would love to hear thoughts on race & the gospel from @…
    - 4 days ago 17 Sep 14, 7:01am -
  • A word of advice, young feller

    A word of advice, young feller

    by Dan PhillipsSince age is a matter of math, and not maturity, I qualify as an old guy. It comes with lots of aches, lots of pains, and lots of regrets. I figure there have to be some perks to it — one of which is the right to issue sagacious le…
    - 5 days ago 16 Sep 14, 7:01am -
  • Let It Go

    Let It Go

    by the Late Frank TurkWell: did you miss me?  Did anything happen while I was gone?Yes, sure: you have a list.  Me personally?  I have a list of items which I would like to use to return from Hiatus in a clear and cautious way.ITEM: It was Trogdor…
    - 6 days ago 15 Sep 14, 7:01am -
  • Giving the keepers their due

    Giving the keepers their due

    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 Speeches at Home and Abroad, page 97, Pilgrim P…
    - 7 days ago 14 Sep 14, 7:01am -
  • Some here, some there — September 12, 2014 (special #TGCBlockedParty edition)

    Some here, some there — September 12, 2014 (special #TGCBlockedParty edition)

    by Dan PhillipsOnce again we'll start small. Do check back through the day, it will grow!You've enjoyed some tweets I've lifted from the parody account The Gospel™ Corp. I have no idea who writes it, but it is just about the deftest parody-accou…
    - 9 days ago 12 Sep 14, 12:21pm -
  • Omniscience, Certainty, and "The Far Side of Neptune"

    Omniscience, Certainty, and "The Far Side of Neptune"

    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…
    - 10 days ago 11 Sep 14, 7:01am -
  • In The Name of Human Opportunity

    In The Name of Human Opportunity

    My guess is that if you read this blog, you have never read any W.E.B. DuBois. In fact, I'll bet that if you read this blog, you cannot tell me who this fellow is. Since last week we cited the greatest aspirational speech ever in our nation on the…
    - 11 days ago 10 Sep 14, 7:01am -

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