But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Midwest Christian Outreach - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:01

A Ham-Handed Walk through Church History

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Sometimes when someone makes such an outlandish, obviously inflammatory statement you have to step back and look at what’s really going on. Take this headline from Churchleaders: “The Ridiculous Emphasis Christians Place on the Bible” I’m mean seriously. To be fair,...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:50

As It Turns Out

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From time to time, I think about the prayer warriors that God put in our lives in the past. Some of them have gone home to be with the Lord, and we have to admit we really miss the intercession they provided on a regular basis. In many cases, the intercession was happening without our immediate...

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 17:02

For God and Country

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We just celebrated the 4th of July. For some it is little more than a day off, perhaps a time to picnic or gather with family or friends to simply enjoy the fine sunny day that the 4th of July usually is. Perhaps seeing a parade or a fireworks display is included in the day’s events. Sadly,...

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:53

Black Lie Affairs

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The first time I recall being aware of the devastating power of Black Lies was probably in the 2000 election battle between George Bush and Al Gore. I was running my daily errands, and while at the Post Office, I witnessed the woman ahead of me having a near emotional breakdown. She was pleading...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 17:03

Bernie Sanders and The Scandal of Exclusivity

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“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 Russell Vought in his confirmation hearing...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:30

The Depravity of Man in Wonder Woman

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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. Better than Man of Steel or Batman v. Superman. by...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 16:47

There is No Goddess But Gaia…

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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, and Progressives are her prophets!”...

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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 “Trinity Shield” is a good...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:14

The Walking Dead (From door to door)

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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, particularly of the door-knocking variety. The...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:07

The Art of Deception – Deux

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Good deception (by “good,” we mean effective) uses language to guide one’s thinking in a particular direction. Sometimes deception is harmless fun, as in the case of “magic” tricks, surprise parties, harmless pranks, etc. When our son, Lee, was a lad, he and his friend...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:41

Friends

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Once a month, our good friend Penny comes and spends a night with us. There is nothing like time spent with a true friend to lift and strengthen the spirit. Penny has been our friend for 50 years this year, so we have a real shared history. Penny and her fiancé stood up in our wedding, and a...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 16:58

You Have Died of Sneer Review

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If you are of a certain age, you probably played a game in the computer lab at school called Oregon Trail. It was one of the first computer RPGs (role-playing games, you can play it here for free). You were a pioneer on the trail to Oregon. You managed your resources and hoped you...

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:28

Is Your Faith in Vain?

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We just finished celebrating the event which is the highlight of the Christian calendar and indeed central to the Christian faith. The resurrection has special implications in several areas. Where the sacrifice on the cross paid for our sin and gave us peace with God, the resurrection conquered...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:43

The Case for Christ is Not Cheesy

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Good News, Christians. It’s not Cheesy. Let angels dance. Let the people rejoice. A Christian film company made a Christian movie and a miracle happened. We don’t have to lower our expectations. The Case for Christ is a film you can go see without preparing your rationalizations before...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:05

The Sacrifice

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When we think in terms of the sacrifice made for us nearly 2,000 years ago, we naturally think in terms of the sacrifice made by the Son. Braveheart. He gave His life for you and me, and the enormity of that fact should never be obscured by the passage of time or by our familiarity with the event....

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 16:47

H U M ∀ N S

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What does it mean to be human? Are we merely physical beings with sentience (the ability to perceive or feel things) due to electrical activity in our material brain? When we breathe our last, and our material brain dies, do we simply cease to exist? This is a question which has been pondered by...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 16:52

Civility is not Dead Yet

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I’m in love with this picture. On the left but only in terms of the photo is Robert George, professor at Princeton University. On the right (and that’s the only way you will hear this phrase attached to him) is Cornel West is a professor at Harvard. The two men could not be more...

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Depending on who you listen to, Muslims in the U.S. either want Sharia law to the be the law of the land here, or they don’t. They are either seeking to transform North America into the next caliphate, or they’re not. They either want to impose on us a culture that seemingly...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:51

Invested

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I have been reading, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford. One of our supporters, who had been personally involved with several authoritarian groups, sent the book to me. She had been intrigued by Tim Harford’s idea of being blinded by the will. The blinding of a...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:48

What’s on the Other Side?

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The old saying is, “It all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” That is true when kids are rough housing and things go dangerously awry. But life can be that way too. Quite often, it seems, human beings go through life with little thought to what happens when we breathe our last....

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:44

Cultural Thin Ice

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  I don’t always agree with Doug Wilson at Blog and Mablog, which goes without saying but, of course, must be said in the age of Twitter where guilt by association has risen to high art. Don’t even assume I agree with everything he says in the blog post this quote comes from. He is...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 15:51

Schadenfreude Ain’t a Town in Germany

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There are a whole lot of people right now that are very happy. They are happy because the tide of the culture war seems to have shifted. The President nominated a sane and fair man for the Supreme court. The department of Education won’t declare war on homeschooling. The good guys are in...

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 23:44

Not all glory – or is it?

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From time to time we receive calls from individuals inquiring as to how they might become part of a ministry like this. As we talk with them, it often turns out that their vision of counter cult ministry is speaking in churches on issues of cults, other religions and discernment. Teaching in...

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 23:59

The Struggle

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These days, it can be a real challenge to live above the darkness that seems to be descending upon the whole world. Right is wrong in our world, and bad is good. Christians are being hated and attacked for our beliefs. Of course, hatred of Christians has been the norm in many places for centuries,...

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 00:21

Imminent Domain

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I am not a fan of eminent domain. The story of Susette Kelo made me mad. In Kelo v. New London, the US Supreme Court ruled that property from one private person can be seized by the government and given to another private entity. The optics couldn’t have been worse. Susette’s little...

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