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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • Rainy Day People
    Christians are supposed to be happy, happy, happy – not fearful or depressed about difficult situations in life, right? Those of us involved in discernment ministries or missions to cults and false religious movements are focused on false teaching…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 18, 7:09am -
  • “An Evangelical Walks into a Bar…”
    In 1980 I was a newlywed working as a bank coin teller. There were a lot of silver coins in circulation back then, and the price of silver was skyrocketing toward an all-time high. At one point I sold roll of silver dimes (face value: $5.00) to a coi…
    - 9 days ago 17 May 18, 7:17am -
  • Grace Is Amazing
    I am constantly amazed at the large number of people who do not truly understand the biblical concept of grace. Since grace is, of course, spoken of in Scripture, it is part of the vocabulary of most churches and even cults. The shorthand definition…
    - 16 days ago 10 May 18, 7:10am -
  • Final Act
    Spoiler Warning: This post contains the most minor of spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and one whopper of a spoiler for the Empire Strikes Back. Some of you are old enough to remember seeing Empire Strikes Back at the theatre. That movie is of…
    - 23 days ago 3 May 18, 4:44am -
  • Leaning Toward Heresy
    Few realize how subtly doctrinal drift occurs. It often isn’t a jump from sound teaching and belief in the essentials of the faith to all out denial but is a slight lean from one to the other. It comes with a slight change in wording or application…
    - 30 days ago 26 Apr 18, 3:53am -

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

  • "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…
    - 4 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…
    - 8 days ago 18 May 18, 1:55am -
  • He's come to set the captives free

    He's come to set the captives free

    Jesus said. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,…
    - 43 days ago 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • conditional unconditional love??

    conditional unconditional love??

    Three of the things I'm really grateful for from my experience in the Vineyard churches was the emphasis on the unconditional love of God, the grace of God, and the loving, fatherly heart of God. These principles undid a lot of the spiritual damage I…
    - 44 days ago 12 Apr 18, 2:06pm -

Apologetics Index

  • 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 44 days ago 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…
    - 44 days ago 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…
    - 72 days ago 14 Mar 18, 11:39pm -
  • 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…
    - 75 days ago 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 -
  • Lessons Learned from Lying Leaders

    Lessons Learned from Lying Leaders

    During the course of over twenty-five years of involvement in ministry I have had the privilege of knowing and working with many church leaders who sincerely loved God and His people, and who served...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 8 Dec 17, 11:40pm -
  • Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

    Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

    Sexting and Credentials AllegationsRavi Zacharias International Ministries is a Christian ministry founded and headed by Ravi Zacharias. It focuses on evangelism, apologetics, spiritual disciplines...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 4 Dec 17, 3:38am -

Real Clear Apologetics

Ravi Zacharias

  • newWeber State University Q&A, Part 4
    How can God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit all be separate entities but one being? Do you struggle to understand the concept of the Trinity? Or maybe you’re just unsure how to explain it to someone else. Hear Ravi Zacharias answer this difficult questi…
    - 22 hours ago 25 May 18, 6:00am -
  • What Does it Mean to be Human? Part 4
    What do you worship? Before you answer, take time to think about the hobbies and passions you have. You may say you worship God, but does your life tell a different story? What does worship have to do with our humanity? Ravi Zacharias explores these…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 18, 6:00am -
  • What Does it Mean to be Human? Part 3
    What do you consider sacred in your life? Is your life more sacred than someone else’s? Our society struggles with determining what is sacred and even which lives are sacred. Ravi Zacharias examines the standards and the importance God places on hu…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 18, 6:00am -
  • What Does it Mean to be Human? Part 2
    Where do you find value in your life? Is it in your family lineage, achievements or maybe the good things you have done? On the other hand, is there value in humanity that comes from another, greater source? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias loo…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 18, 6:00am -
  • What Does It Mean to be Human? Part 1
    Have you ever asked yourself what it means to be human? In a culture where ideas once common are changing and technology is growing rapidly, this can be a difficult question. Join us today on Just Thinking as Ravi Zacharias looks to the book of Acts…
    - 5 days ago 21 May 18, 6:00am -
  • Weber State University Q&A, Part 3
    You may have heard people talk about the emerging church, but what is their doctrine? This is just one of the questions Alistair McGrath and Ravi Zacharias answer on today’s Just Thinking
    - 8 days ago 18 May 18, 6:00am -
  • Bridging Two Worlds, Part 4
    How do you respond to personal attacks from those who don’t like the message you’re sharing? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias concludes his series on how to bridge the gap between differing worldviews.
    - 9 days ago 17 May 18, 6:00am -
  • Bridging Two Worlds, Part 3
    Are we the only ones who have struggled with reaching such a diverse world? Listen to Just Thinking for answers.
    - 10 days ago 16 May 18, 6:00am -
  • Bridging Two Worlds, Part 2
    Can you still share the gospel in a world that is full of diverse worldviews? It is easy to think we are the first to deal with this issue but the apostle Paul came across these same struggles. How did he do it? Ravi Zacharias examines his methods on…
    - 11 days ago 15 May 18, 6:00am -
  • Bridging Two Worlds, Part 1
    How do you share the gospel with a society that is so hostile to Christians? Can you have a meaningful conversation with someone who has differing ideas and priorities? To find the answers, Ravi Zacharias looks at how the apostle Paul responded to th…
    - 12 days ago 14 May 18, 6:00am -

Pyromaniacs

  • newThe Root of the Matter

    The Root of the Matter

    by Phil Johnsonhe issue underlying practically every popular evangelical trend we have ever decried here on PyroManiacs is the same moral defect that was the besetting sin of the Pharisees—namely, a craving for human applause. The current ranks of…
    - 5 hours ago 25 May 18, 10:59pm -
  • Phil's Back

    Phil's Back

    by Phil Johnsont's been more than six years since I retired from the blogosphere. For half a decade, whenever someone would ask if I missed blogging, my honest answer was, "Not at all. Never even once." There wasn't a single moment in all those years…
    - 1 day ago 24 May 18, 9:59pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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