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Midwest Christian Outreach

  • The Goose Chase Brian McLaren Finds Himself In
    I had a call last week from one of our supporters, wondering if I knew that Brian McLaren, Emerging Church leader and writer, is involved with the Wild Goose Festival. For these who do not know, the Wild Goose Festival is a gathering of the fallen aw…
    - 1 day ago 28 Jul 16, 11:15am -
  • Knowing … Mormon Style
    (Originally printed in the Summer 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 8 ) “Read from the Book of Mormon, and pray to see if it is true,” the two Mormon missionaries told me as they were wrapping up our meeting. I had heard this chall…
    - 6 days ago 23 Jul 16, 11:00am -
  • Always Outsiders
    - 8 days ago 21 Jul 16, 11:15am -
  • Hey… Where Did The Devil Go?
    (Originally printed in the Summer 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 14 ) After years of screaming at the Devil, standing in faith, and seeking deliverance through God’s anointed leaders, when I stopped fighting, I finally found some…
    - 13 days ago 16 Jul 16, 9:19pm -
  • Whither Goes Middle America?
    OK friends, the 2016 Presidential election season is in full swing. It is an odd one, that’s for sure. As Brit Hume from FOX said, each candidate’s high negatives with certain blocks of voters is the other’s best hope. The pundits and talking h…
    - 15 days ago 14 Jul 16, 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

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    The UmBlog

    • Gays and the New Jerusalem

      Gays and the New Jerusalem

      Disgustingly, some Christian pastors publicly celebrated the massacre at the Orlando gay nightclub in their sermons, on Youtube, and on their blogs. I will not provide links. Other conservative evangelical pastors were actually shaken enough to recon…
      - 35 days ago 24 Jun 16, 12:00pm -
    • Healthcare needs more than Jesus

      Healthcare needs more than Jesus

      In the last month, a Canadian family who let their son die of diabetes because they believed Jesus was enough to cure him were condemned in court for murder. Children's death by believers in the christian tradition of faith healing happen every year…
      - 43 days ago 17 Jun 16, 1:12am -
    • a life of charity

      a life of charity

      Bible translation is not simply replacing a hebrew, aramaic, or greek word for an equivalent in the receiver language.Take for example the greek New Testament word, "agape". In modern English translations it is translated to the word "love." In Jacob…
      - 44 days ago 15 Jun 16, 4:43pm -
    • America needs more than Jesus

      America needs more than Jesus

      In the wake of another mass shooting in the United States of America, some of us declare our country's need for Jesus. Yet, as this picture shows, Jesus is not enough.Because people can be faithful born again church goers who are also racists or miso…
      - 45 days ago 14 Jun 16, 3:18pm -

    Apologetics Index

    • Hermeneutics: The Eight Rules of Biblical Interpretation

      Hermeneutics: The Eight Rules of Biblical Interpretation

      Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible"And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. But know this firs…
      - 20 days ago 9 Jul 16, 10:41pm -
    • Andrew Wommack

      Andrew Wommack

      Andrew Wommack is an American (TV) evangelist. He espouses and promotes Word-Faith theology, with an emphasis on faith healing and miracles. He teaches that Christians can raise people from the dead, and claims his own son, Peter, was brought back to…
      - 29 days ago 30 Jun 16, 10:15pm -
    • Black Hebrew Israelites

      Black Hebrew Israelites

      Black Hebrew Israelites: A diverse, black supremacy movement consisting of various sects.Also known as Black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites, the movement consists of diverse groups ('camps') of people mostly of Black Africa…
      - 31 days ago 28 Jun 16, 10:10pm -
    • Categories of Cults

      Categories of Cults

      This article highlights categories of cults. It has been excerpted from Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias (Bay Tree Publishing). This excerpt is posted at Apologetics Index by p…
      - 54 days ago 5 Jun 16, 10:15pm -
    • Prosperity Gospel : Research Resources

      Prosperity Gospel : Research Resources

      Articles, books, videos, websites and other research resources on the Prosperity Gospel, also known as Prosperity Theology or Prosperity Teaching. Questions, comments or suggestions? Contact us. Articles on the Prosperity GospelContentment: Antithesi…
      - 61 days ago 29 May 16, 10:10pm -
    • Scientology — Disconnection

      Scientology — Disconnection

      Disconnection is a practice in Scientology, in which a Scientologist severs all ties between themselves and friends, colleagues and/or family members that are deemed to be antagonistic towards Scientology. [caption id="attachment_3274" align="alignce…
      - 66 days ago 24 May 16, 10:26pm -
    • Bill Johnson / Bethel Church, Redding, California

      Bill Johnson / Bethel Church, Redding, California

      Bill Johnson MinistriesBill and Brenda (Beni) Johnson are the Senior Pastors of Bethel Church in Redding, California.Bethel Church is a Charismatic church, firmly planted within the Word-Faith movement and within the Third Wave movement -- currently…
      - 75 days ago 15 May 16, 10:11pm -
    • Cult of Christianity

      Cult of Christianity

      The term 'cult of Christianity' is used of a group, church or organization whose central teachings and/or practices are claimed to be biblical or representative of biblical Christianity, but which are in fact unbiblical and not Christian in nature.Pr…
      - 80 days ago 10 May 16, 10:15pm -
    • Spiritual abuse

      Spiritual abuse

      What is Spiritual Abuse?"Spiritual abuse happens when a leader with spiritual authority uses that authority to coerce, control, or exploit a follower, thus causing spiritual wounds."- Ken Blue, author of "Healing Spiritual Abuse."[ref]Ken Blue, Heali…
      - 82 days ago 8 May 16, 9:51pm -
    • Twelve Tribes — Research Resources

      Twelve Tribes — Research Resources

      ArticlesBeyond Cult Controversy: The Mate Peddlers of the Twelve Tribes The Reader, March 10, 2012Children of the Tribes: "In this country, we celebrate the First Amendment, which prevents the government from interfering with religious beliefs and pr…
      - 29 Mar 16, 10:47pm -

    Real Clear Apologetics

    Ravi Zacharias

    • newColumbia University Q&A, Part 2 of 3
      Have you ever wondered if God was really concerned about your happiness? Why are churches in the United States dying while they’re growing in other areas? Hear Ravi Zacharias tackles these questions on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 16 hours ago 29 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • The Withering Western Worldview, Part 4 of 4
      Has your faith changed who you are in your private life? Are you truly a believer in what you claim to believe or do you just talk about it? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias takes a deeper look at what that has to do with sharing the Gospel.
      - 2 days ago 28 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • The Withering Western Worldview, Part 3 of 4
      Why is reaching the next generation so crucial? How do you reach a generation of people who barely know what the Bible is? What is your job as a Christian? Tune in as Ravi Zacharias explores the need to reach today’s youth. That’s on today’s Ju…
      - 3 days ago 27 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • The Withering Western Worldview, Part 2 of 4
      Do you feel like you’re surrounded by religious options? How can you help the younger generations discover the truth of the Gospel? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias shares looks at the Christian response to the attacks the younger generation…
      - 4 days ago 26 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • The Withering Western Worldview, Part 1 of 4
      Do you feel like things in our world change almost on a daily basis? How do you share the Gospel in that kind of environment? What’s the one thing that does stay the same? Listen as Ravi Zacharias brings the answers to these questions on today’s…
      - 5 days ago 25 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • Columbia University Q&A, Part 1 of 3
      Is there a way to balance both mind and heart when looking at issues of morality? What do the naturalists have to say about that issue? And how do we know that Satan and evil exist? Ravi Zacharias takes a deeper look at these questions on today’s…
      - 8 days ago 22 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • East and West, Part 4 of 4
      How can you share the Gospel with someone who is seeking a spirituality that lacks the one true God? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks at the three conclusions about the Gospel and explains how you can use that information to share the Gos…
      - 9 days ago 21 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • East and West, Part 3 of 4
      Do you feel like you’re surrounded by questions or problems? How do the New Age religions answer those questions? And how are those answers different than those of Christianity? Ravi Zacharias tackles these questions on today’s Just Thinking.
      - 10 days ago 20 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • East and West, Part 2 of 4
      What kind of impact are Eastern religions having in the West? How did that way of thinking get such a foothold in the West? Do those beliefs bring any more meaning to your life? Tune in as Ravi Zacharias answers these questions on today’s Just Thin…
      - 11 days ago 19 Jul 16, 6:00am -
    • East and West, Part 1 of 4
      Have you ever wondered why Eastern religions became so popular in the United States? Is there any common ground between Christianity and Eastern religions? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias takes a deeper look into these Eastern religions and ho…
      - 12 days ago 18 Jul 16, 6:00am -

    Pyromaniacs

    • Two Ways of Thinking

      Two Ways of Thinking

      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 blo…
      - 2 days ago 28 Jul 16, 7:01am -
    • What a change it is!

      What a change it is!

      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 43…
      - 6 days ago 24 Jul 16, 7:01am -
    • Our hope: transformed wolves

      Our hope: transformed wolves

      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 Gospel of the Kingdom, page 70, Pilgrim P…
      - 13 days ago 17 Jul 16, 7:01am -
    • The unequal yoke

      The unequal yoke

      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 50…
      - 20 days ago 10 Jul 16, 7:01am -
    • A deadly disease

      A deadly disease

      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 Words of Counsel, page 84, Pilgrim Publicatio…
      - 27 days ago 3 Jul 16, 7:01am -
    • “Not so much"

      “Not so much"

      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 Words of Counsel, pages 106-107, Pilgrim Publ…
      - 34 days ago 26 Jun 16, 7:01am -
    • On avoiding the pigpen

      On avoiding the pigpen

      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 43…
      - 41 days ago 19 Jun 16, 7:01am -
    • We can die, but we cannot deny

      We can die, but we cannot deny

      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 Lectures to my Students, Second series, pages…
      - 48 days ago 12 Jun 16, 7:01am -
    • Not “ought" but “must"

      Not “ought" but “must"

      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 Lectures to my Students, pages 48-49, Pilgrim…
      - 55 days ago 5 Jun 16, 7:01am -
    • The Fruits of True Evangelism

      The Fruits of True Evangelism

      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…
      - 57 days ago 2 Jun 16, 2:16pm -

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