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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • The Unappeasable Cry-Baby Boomers Sexual Revolution
    2 Timothy 3:1-5 has an interesting description of people in the “last days.” One of the descriptors is “unappeasable.” I like that word. It is also an accurate description of what we are seeing today. The definition is simple and easy to unde…
    - 2 days ago 23 Oct 14, 11:15am -
  • Bill Gothard; Déjà vu All Over Again
    Yogi Berra is known for what are called Yogiisms which make me smile. One of his observations on baseball was “Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.” Another is “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to…
    - 9 days ago 16 Oct 14, 11:15am -
  • Letters to My Child if They Tell Me They are Gay (Part 2)

    Letters to My Child if They Tell Me They are Gay (Part 2)

    Last week I took up John Pavlovitz’s challenge to formulate what I would say to my children if one of them told me he or she was gay. That particular letter was aimed at a young adult who came out to me. This time, I want to formulate what I would…
    - 16 days ago 9 Oct 14, 11:15am -
  • Letters to My Child if They Tell Me They are Gay (Part 1)

    Letters to My Child if They Tell Me They are Gay (Part 1)

    Recently a pastor in Raleigh North Carolina blogged about what he would say if one of his children told him that they were gay. He got lots of flack and lots of pats on the back. I think if he had a nickel for every time someone quoted Romans 1 he co…
    - 23 days ago 2 Oct 14, 11:15am -
  • A Moron in the Whitehouse?
    Ah, the election season is upon us again. It seems to actually be never ending in recent years but merely more intensified as we get closer to voting. Some campaigns come across as dirty politics and can get quite nasty but as it turns out, not as na…
    - 30 days ago 25 Sep 14, 11:15am -
  • 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 44 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…
    - 51 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 64 days ago 21 Aug 14, 9:54pm -

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

  • newWeekly Apologetics Bonus Links (10/17 - 10/24)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (10/17 - 10/24)

    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• Did Jesus Rise From the Dead? by WL Craig - 1.99• History, La…
    - 16 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Terminology Tuesday: Jainism

    Terminology Tuesday: Jainism

    Jainism: One of the religions of India, distinguished from Hinduism by its refusal to accept the Brahmanic Vedas as authoritative. Jainism grew out of the teachings of Mahavira, a fifth-century B.C. contemporary of Gautama (the Buddha). It is distin…
    - 4 days ago 21 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Book Review: The Bible Among the Myths

    Book Review: The Bible Among the Myths

    It is quite common to hear or see people include the Bible as just another piece of ancient near east mythology that may be rejected as having no applicability to reality. John Oswalt decided to investigate this claim and address it directly in his b…
    - 14 days ago 11 Oct 14, 7:26am -
  • Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (10/03 - 10/10)

    Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (10/03 - 10/10)

    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• Did Jesus Rise From the Dead? by WL Craig - 1.99• History, La…
    - 15 days ago 10 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Read Along: Chapter Ten—Going to Our Own Mars Hill

    Read Along: Chapter Ten—Going to Our Own Mars Hill

    Today we conclude our Read Along with Apologetics 315 project, ending with chapter ten of The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World by Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak. (Hear the introductory i…
    - 16 days ago 9 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Sunday Quote: Johannes Kepler on Jesus Christ

    Sunday Quote: Johannes Kepler on Jesus Christ

    "I believe only and alone in the service of Jesus Christ. In him is all refuge and solace."- Johannes Kepler (Discoverer of the laws of planetary motion)Apologetics 315 is a non-profit charitable organization. You can support this work here.Do you do…
    - 20 days ago 5 Oct 14, 6:30am -
  • Book Review: The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns

    Book Review: The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns

    Peter Enns is an apologist. His apologetics program went public in 2005 with the publication of Inspiration & Incarnation. In it he sought to defend against what he saw as an inadequate doctrine of inspiration in evangelicalism. At first, it was larg…
    - 21 days ago 4 Oct 14, 6:30am -

BeneDiction Blogs On

  • The Ottawa/Parliament Hill shootings

    The Ottawa/Parliament Hill shootings

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. Following yesterday’s shootings in Ottawa, I thought creating a thread might be helpful. Discuss in the comments. And pray offline. Thank you.
    - 2 days ago 23 Oct 14, 3:12pm -
  • “No airline attendant would wear a blouse two sizes too small.”–On the new Left Behind film

    “No airline attendant would wear a blouse two sizes too small.”–On the new Left Behind film

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission Quite the crash and burn, for the new Left Behind film starring Nicolas Cage, as it were. According to the movie grosses site, Indiewire, as I write, Left Behind has dropped … Continue readin…
    - 8 days ago 17 Oct 14, 3:45am -
  • God TV founder resigns because of adultery – for now

    God TV founder resigns because of adultery – for now

    God TV: GOD TV Co-founder Rory Alec steps aside GOD TV Co-founder Rory Alec has today announced he is leaving the Network, standing aside as Chairman and CEO with immediate effect. This follows what he terms ‘a moral failure’ concerning … Conti…
    - 22 days ago 3 Oct 14, 12:49am -
  • Yellow light for Todd

    Yellow light for Todd

    By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. Todd Bentley evidently sees his recent trip to British Columbia as a success, as he’s planning more. From Sept. 25-28 he’ll be back at Windword church in Langley Township, B.C.. This … C…
    - 32 days ago 23 Sep 14, 5:32am -
  • Cracked on faith healers

    Cracked on faith healers

    By Rick Hiebert. All Right Reserved. Used by Permission UPDAIED To reflect Cracked’s “Deep Throat” type source. My apologies to my readers for the mistake. The humour website Cracked is exposing faith healers. Robert Evans quotes an “Anonymou…
    - 38 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 →
    - 53 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 →
    - 57 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…
    - 75 days ago 11 Aug 14, 12:51am -

The UmBlog

  • on me not getting the Romans 1 clobber verses

    on me not getting the Romans 1 clobber verses

    Let me say it for any critics. I'm stupid. I'm blind. I am an ally of minorities, including sexual minorities. I do that poorly as well. This is one stupid, blind guy's attempt at re-reading Romans 1.I am trying to continually learn.Today, my reading…
    - 4 days ago 21 Oct 14, 2:40pm -
  • Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 9 - Who would Jesus hate? WWJH

    Not everything Biblical is Christian. Part 9 - Who would Jesus hate? WWJH

    Dear Johnboy,Forget WWJD, you need to figure out WWJH, Who Would Jesus Hate. Because there are some verses in the Bible, Old and New Testaments, that declare God's hatred for some people. In fact Jesus even commands us to hate some people.Wait a seco…
    - 7 days ago 18 Oct 14, 6:53pm -
  • When Jesus was unclean

    When Jesus was unclean

    This topic is an addendum to my last post in the series, Not everything Biblical is Christian, Part 8 - Jesus and nocturnal emission laws. I concluded that post by saying, "I still don't know where Jesus is in this passage, Deuteronomy 23:10"If there…
    - 21 days ago 4 Oct 14, 4:29pm -
  • (Not) everything Biblical is Christian. Part 8 - Jesus and nocturnal emission laws

    (Not) everything Biblical is Christian. Part 8 - Jesus and nocturnal emission laws

    Not everything Biblical is Christian, part 8. See part one, two, three, four, five, six and seven to catch up. See the briefest of reviews at the bottom.Dear JohnboyI know if you read this ten years ago, you would write me off, because I am n…
    - 29 days ago 25 Sep 14, 11:05pm -

Apologetics Index

  • 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, recite…
    - 16 days ago 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…
    - 81 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…
    - 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 -

Real Clear Apologetics

  • Resources to Help You Respond to the Problem of Evil (Free Bible Insert)
    - 66 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 85 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…
    - 96 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…
    - 97 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…
    - 98 days ago 19 Jul 14, 3:14am -

Ravi Zacharias

Pyromaniacs

  • newSome here, some there — October 24, 2014

    Some here, some there — October 24, 2014

    by Dan PhillipsWell, another week! Got my beautiful wife back from helping with my beautiful granddaughter, Zoé Isabelle Allen... oh, what's that you say? Do I have another picture? Mm, let's see, I'm sure there's one here somewhere... Ah:Ahem. Now…
    - 20 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 11:24am -
  • Fear and Comfort are complements, not antonyms

    Fear and Comfort are complements, not antonyms

    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…
    - 2 days ago 23 Oct 14, 7:01am -
  • The Wrong Kind of Ice Cream

    The Wrong Kind of Ice Cream

    by The late Frank Turk On principle, let me say this before I say the other thing, below: we're fans of Todd Friel. He's pretty much in our neighborhood, our orbit on a lot of things. When he's good, he's clever and clear and winsome.And then there…
    - 3 days ago 22 Oct 14, 7:01am -
  • The real problem with Pat Robertson

    The real problem with Pat Robertson

    by Dan PhillipsI'll just admit it up front: from their articles, I have a hard time understanding what the RAANetwork is about. They have a statement of purpose, but, as I say, I'm focusing on the articles. Where are we going, I wonder, when I s…
    - 4 days ago 21 Oct 14, 1:06pm -
  • Killing and healing

    Killing and healing

    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 Teachings of Nature in the Kingdom of Grace,…
    - 6 days ago 19 Oct 14, 7:01am -
  • Some here, some there — October 17, 2014

    Some here, some there — October 17, 2014

    by Dan PhillipsHowdy amigos and amigas.We'll start out on a happy personal note. Wednesday (September 45, Phillips calendar), just a bit more than an hour after our church had prayed for her, my beautiful daughter Rachael and dashing husband Kermi…
    - 8 days ago 17 Oct 14, 7:01am -
  • How to read the Bible

    How to read the Bible

    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…
    - 9 days ago 16 Oct 14, 2:02pm -
  • very Catholic (in the pejorative sense)

    very Catholic (in the pejorative sense)

    by The Late Frank TurkI'll bet you didn't know this, but there is more than one kind of infant baptism.  And I lay that wager out in the first sentence for one reason: I don't want you to waste your time on this post if the topic is not of interest…
    - 10 days ago 15 Oct 14, 7:01am -
  • Piercing the fogbank with discerning questions

    Piercing the fogbank with discerning questions

    by Dan PhillipsHaving introduced my dear ones to the work of God in Ephesus, last Sunday I took them into the letter itself.I was very conscious of Kevin DeYoung's very funny anecdote about being fresh out of seminary, and giving (I think) 20 minute…
    - 11 days ago 14 Oct 14, 7:01am -
  • Allegory?

    Allegory?

    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 Teachings of Nature in the Kingdom of Gra…
    - 13 days ago 12 Oct 14, 7:01am -

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