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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • Bernie Sanders and The Scandal of Exclusivity
    “This is the fundamental problem. Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned.” These are the words that made Senator Bernie Sanders vote no on Ru…
    - 4 days ago 22 Jun 17, 7:03am -
  • The Depravity of Man in Wonder Woman
    This is not yet another review of Wonder Woman. Well, not exactly. It’s more than that. Bear with me. I did see the movie this weekend and it is quite good. Almost worthy of a Marvel movie. I kid. It is the best DC movie in my humble opinion. Bette…
    - 11 days ago 15 Jun 17, 9:30am -
  • There is No Goddess But Gaia…
    Last week when President Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement, there was a vast hue and cry from progressives worldwide. To us, the clamor sounded like priests and priestesses crying out, “There is no goddess but Gaia,…
    - 18 days ago 8 Jun 17, 6:47am -
  • From False Premise to False Conclusion: JWs and the Trinity
    A main premise of the historic Christian faith is that there is only one true God. We are monotheists. However, within the nature of the one true God exists three co-equal, co-eternal persons who share the same essence or properties of being. The “…
    - 25 days ago 1 Jun 17, 6:45am -
  • The Walking Dead (From door to door)
    Jehovah’s Witnesses are quite proud of their record of faithfully taking their message from door to door. For example, on the back cover of the December 1, 1996, Watchtower magazine, Catholics and Protestants are bashed for neglecting evangelism, p…
    - 32 days ago 25 May 17, 5:14am -

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…
    - 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

    • The self-righteous Pharisee and the tax collector

      The self-righteous Pharisee and the tax collector

      In today's daily office reading Jesus tells this parable.Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men…
      - 16 days ago 9 Jun 17, 1:36pm -
    • book report - Blue Ocean Faith by Dave Schmelzer (2017)

      book report - Blue Ocean Faith by Dave Schmelzer (2017)

      This book is so much better than I expected!It's not that I had very low expectations for this work by Dave Schmelzer, but I already listen to his weekly podcast of the same name, I already get his newsletter, I have read many of the articles on th…
      - 38 days ago 18 May 17, 2:00pm -
    • I love Matt Walsh...

      I love Matt Walsh...

      even if he doesn't love me.Matt Walsh is a popular conservative writer whose Christianity is as black and white as mine used to be. Black and white is such an easy place to be until it isn't. When none of the promises of the Bible-pocket-promise-book…
      - 39 days ago 17 May 17, 3:00pm -
    • Jesus the refurbished prototype

      Jesus the refurbished prototype

      St. Paul likes to contrast Jesus with Adam, the first human in the Hebrew creation story. He writes in his magnum opus, the letter to the Roman church,Romans 5:14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those…
      - 54 days ago 2 May 17, 5:09pm -

    Apologetics Index

    • Who Joins Cults, And Why?

      Who Joins Cults, And Why?

      The following copyrighted article has been excerpted from Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias (Bay Tree Publishing). It is...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
      - 3 days ago 22 Jun 17, 10:31pm -
    • 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…
      - 8 days ago 17 Jun 17, 10:10pm -
    • Cafeteria Religion

      Cafeteria Religion

      Cafeteria Religion / Salad Bar ReligionThe term Cafeteria Religion, also known as Salad Bar Religion, denotes the trend in which people pick and choose religious beliefs, doctrines and practices -...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
      - 9 days ago 16 Jun 17, 10:21pm -
    • Why do some people return to a cult?

      Why do some people return to a cult?

      The following message -- originally titled, "Towards A New Model Of 'Cult Control'" -- was posted to the alt.religion.scientology newsgroup, on Feb. 23, 2000. It is reproduced here by the kind...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo…
      - 11 days ago 14 Jun 17, 5:25pm -
    • Witchcraft Goes Mainstream, by Brooks Alexander

      Witchcraft Goes Mainstream, by Brooks Alexander

      The publishers of Apologetics Index have received permission from Brooks Alexander to post online the full text of his book, Witchcraft Goes MainstreamWhile the book is currently out of print it...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit…
      - 40 days ago 16 May 17, 10:08pm -
    • 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…
      - 73 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…
      - 76 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…
      - 83 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…
      - 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…
      - 26 Feb 17, 11:15pm -

    Real Clear Apologetics

    • Cooper’s Philosophical Blunders
      Cathy Cooper has written a case against Christianity here.  In it she presents objections to the kalam cosmological argument, the moral argument, Christianity’s unique claims, and Jesus’s divinity.  Today, I’ll deal with the first two. Kalam…
      - 21 Jun 12, 9:59am -
    • Failure
      William Lane Craig addresses the issue of failure that humans face.
      - 11 Jun 12, 10:53am -
    • Evidence for the Resurrection
      William Lane Craig argues for the resurrection of Jesus.
      - 11 Jun 12, 10:45am -
    • Do All Roads Lead to God?
      This was a lecture given by William Lane Craig at UC Santa Barbara in 2004.
      - 11 Jun 12, 10:34am -
    • Can We Be Good Without God?
      William Lane Craig addresses the issue of whether or not humans can be good without God.
      - 10 Jun 12, 11:49pm -
    • The Big Bang, Multiverses, and the Anthropic Principle
      William Lane Craig speaks on cosmology.
      - 10 Jun 12, 11:07pm -

    Ravi Zacharias

    • Kansas State University Q&A, Part 2 of 2
      - 3 days ago 23 Jun 17, 6:00am -
    • Through Conflict and Crisis, Part 4 of 4
      Are you struggling to forgive someone today? Do you realize that by not forgiving someone that has a control on your life? Ravi Zacharias looks at the story of Joseph to see how you can cope with pain and fight through it. That’s on today’s Just…
      - 4 days ago 22 Jun 17, 6:00am -
    • Through Conflict and Crisis, Part 3 of 4
      Before you can ask about the evil in the world, you must first look at the evil in yourself. Have you responded to the evil in your own heart? Listen as Ravi Zacharias examines the story of David and Goliath on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 5 days ago 21 Jun 17, 6:00am -
    • Through Conflict and Crisis, Part 2 of 4
      Do you realize that your sin affects more than just you? Can you go through life as God intended without accepting the reality of sin or evil? How can these issues be connected to the conflicts and struggles we deal with each day? Ravi Zacharias shar…
      - 6 days ago 20 Jun 17, 6:00am -
    • Through Conflict and Crisis, Part 1 of 4
      What kind of pain are you dealing with today? Do you find yourself wondering where God is during those tough times? Tune in to today’s Just Thinking as Ravi Zacharias digs into the scriptures as he addresses these questions.
      - 7 days ago 19 Jun 17, 11:54am -
    • Kansas State University Q&A, Part 1 of 2
      You might believe God exists, but have you ever wondered if His beliefs are applicable in your life? Should we abandon the values America’s founding fathers established in the constitution since our society has changed so much since then? Ravi Zach…
      - 10 days ago 16 Jun 17, 6:00am -
    • Why Don’t I Feel My Faith? Part 4 of 4
      Is God really there? Whether you are feeling distant from God today or you have in the past, God is still there. Ravi Zacharias shares some words of encouragement as he brings the conclusion of this message. That’s today on Just Thinking.
      - 11 days ago 15 Jun 17, 6:00am -
    • Why Don’t I Feel My Faith? Part 3 of 4
      How does God speak to us when we are struggling? Or maybe when you feel distant from Him? On today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias takes a deeper look into these questions and shares how God speaks to us during difficult times.
      - 12 days ago 14 Jun 17, 6:00am -
    • Why Don’t I Feel My Faith? Part 2 of 4
      What is your stress level like today? Are you feeling overwhelmed? It is during these difficult times that our time with God is so important, but how can we do that if we don’t feel close to God? Ravi Zacharias shares the answer to these questions,…
      - 13 days ago 13 Jun 17, 6:00am -
    • Why Don’t I Feel My Faith? Part 1 of 4
      Have you ever felt distant from God? Why does that happen? And does that say something about your relationship with God? Listen as Ravi Zacharias shares some encouragement and advice for when you don’t feel close to God.
      - 14 days ago 12 Jun 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…
      - 92 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…
      - 99 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…
      - 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…
      - 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…
      - 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…
      - 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…
      - 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…
      - 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…
      - 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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