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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • Wild in the Streets
    In 1968, the film Wild in the Streets  was released.  The premise was a simple and a somewhat satirical jab at the burgeoning “anti-establishment,” counter-cultural revolution that was rampant at the time.  A senator, played by Hal Holbrook, a…
    - 4 days ago 19 Apr 18, 7:36am -
  • Is Christ in Me International a Cult? – A Response
    Christ in Me International (CiMI) is a New Religious Movement developing in South Africa. We were alerted to its existence when we began receiving emails and requests for information: Is this a group that falls within the historic Christian faith but…
    - 11 days ago 12 Apr 18, 7:44am -
  • That Other Flag
    Douglas Wilson has written a funny, witty, novel about what happens when a prankster rearranges the flags outside of a small Bible college in the rural South so that the Christian flag flies above the United States Flag. Chaos and hilarity ensues. S…
    - 18 days ago 5 Apr 18, 7:38am -
  • RINO: Resurrection in Name Only
    Most of us will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord this Sunday. For many, the significance of the celebration gets lost in the now predominant popular “add-ons,” such as Easter eggs, bunny rabbits, and the like. The awe and wonder of the hist…
    - 25 days ago 29 Mar 18, 7:35am -
  • Sacrificial Love
    (This originally appeared in the March/April 1997 edition of the MCOI Journal) I was raised in a Christian home but, in my teens and early twenties, I became very skeptical of Christian claims, the good book, and especially of God Himself. Looking ba…
    - 32 days ago 22 Mar 18, 7:35am -

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…
    - 70 days ago 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

  • 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,…
    - 10 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…
    - 11 days ago 12 Apr 18, 2:06pm -
  • stock markets and global warming

    stock markets and global warming

    Today is April 2nd and 5 inches of snow fell in my yard today. At least half of it has melted away this afternoon. An April snow storm does not mean that global warming is a hoax, played by mean scientists on poor Americans. But I think an analogy wo…
    - 20 days ago 2 Apr 18, 8:47pm -
  • God is love - a Lenten series 33 Love is the only commandment

    God is love - a Lenten series 33 Love is the only commandment

    farewell discourseJohn 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this…
    - 24 days ago 30 Mar 18, 2:14pm -

Apologetics Index

  • 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 39 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 99 days ago 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 -
  • Five Apologetics Methods

    Five Apologetics Methods

    [caption id="attachment_10142" align="aligncenter" width="710"] 5 apologetics approaches to sharing your Christian faith with others. [/caption]The book, Five Views on Apologetics, edited by...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 14 Nov 17, 11:25pm -

Real Clear Apologetics

Ravi Zacharias

  • Michael Coren Live Q&A, Part 1
    Where does evil come from? Can the idea of reincarnation exist in the Christian worldview? Ravi Zacharias answers these questions and talks about the reasons he wrote Light in the Shadow of Jihad after the tragic events of September 11. That’s on t…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Watchman on the Wall, Part 3
    What’s your story? Do you realize that God’s given you a story so you can share it with those around you? Ravi Zacharias shares the blueprints Nehemiah used to put God’s plan in action. Find out how they can work for your story on today’s Jus…
    - 4 days ago 19 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Watchman on the Wall, Part 2
    What’s God asking you to do? Are you willing to do what God asks, even if it’s something unpleasant? On today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks back to the story of Nehemiah to see how he discovered God’s mission for his life and what he…
    - 5 days ago 18 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Watchman on the Wall, Part 1
    Is there a way to know what God’s will is for your life? Can you see Him directing your path or do you struggle to see or hear what He’s saying? To find the answers, Ravi Zacharias looks at the story of Nehemiah and how he followed God even in di…
    - 6 days ago 17 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Leadership and Worship, Part 10
    - 7 days ago 16 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Leadership and Worship, Part 10
    When was the last time you thought about who God truly is? How is He outside of time? What is His personality like? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias explains how the answers to these questions affect how we worship God.
    - 10 days ago 13 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Leadership and Worship, Part 9
    Do you ever ask yourself what the foundation of worship really is? A powerful subject, but not one many people talk about. Ravi Zacharias has been discussing the wrong theology of worship, but today he looks at the right theology of worship. That’s…
    - 11 days ago 12 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Leadership and Worship, Part 8
    Have you ever been at church singing a worship song and realized you were not even paying attention to the words? Ravi Zacharias continues to look at what worship really is and how the outward signs of worship don’t always indicate true worship. Th…
    - 12 days ago 11 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Leadership and Worship, Part 7
    Are there guidelines when it comes to worship or can you do whatever seems okay? Many people and churches are struggling with this question. Ravi Zacharias looks at both sides of this issue on today’s Just Thinking.
    - 13 days ago 10 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Leadership and Worship, Part 6
    Have you ever wondered if some of the traditions we have in worship have a secular foundation? Should we continue those traditions? Ravi Zacharias tackles these questions on today’s Just Thinking.
    - 14 days ago 9 Apr 18, 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…
    - 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 -
  • “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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