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Alternatives to Christianity

Cultural Christianity

Approximately ten years ago, Christian Smith -- a sociologist from the University of North Carolina -- surveyed 3,000 teenagers to find what they believed about their faith. They learned that most young adults were not traditional Christians. They had believed a close counterfeit to Christianity he called Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. What is MTD? Why have so many Christians bought it? What makes it dangerous? Join us as we discover the answer.

Cultural Christianity - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Cultural Christianity - Manuscript - PDF
Cultural Christianity - Sermon Handout - PDF

Jehovah's Witnesses

What do Michael Jackson, Prince, Nelson Mandela and Dwight Eisenhower have in common? They are all former or active Jehovah's Witnesses. This door-to-door evangelizing group has grown from 96,000 in 1940 to over 7 million today. What does this group believe? Why don't they celebrate birthdays, take blood transfusions or salute the flag? Join us as we learn the rest of their story.

Jehovah’s Witnesses - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Jehovah’s Witnesses - Manuscript - PDF
Jehovah’s Witnesses - Sermon Handout - PDF
Jehovah’s Witnesses - Quick Facts Sheet - PDF


Mitt Romney was a potential candidate for president in the 2008 Republican National Convention. His business success and moral values made him a naturally appealing option. Many Americans questioned his religious beliefs. Mitt Romney is a Mormon. Is Mormonism was just another branch of the Christian church or is it something completely different? Join us as we go behind the scene to learn the little-known story about Mormon church, its colorful history and unique beliefs.

Mormonism - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Mormonism - Manuscript - PDF
Mormonism - Sermon Handout - PDF
Mormonism - Quick Facts Sheet - PDF

Radical Islam

We can not turn on the news without hearing about radical Islam. ISIS is seeking to unite Syria and Iraq in a caliphate. Radical Islam is behind the 9/11 attacks and the bombing of the US embassy in Libya. What does radical Islam believe? How is it different from peaceful Islam? Is it a threat to America?

Radical Islam - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Radical Islam - Manuscript - PDF
Radical Islam - Sermon Handout - PDF

Answers to Your Questions on Islam


Islam is the second largest religion in the world, with over 1.6 billion adherents. But what do Muslims believe? Join us at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we explore the beliefs of Islam and how they ultimately fall short of the good news of the gospel of Jesus. I was out of town so Jordan Gowing, my Spencer campus pastor, delivered the message.

Islam - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Islam - Manuscript - PDF
Islam - Sermon Handout - PDF
Islam - Quick Facts Sheet - PDF

Hinduism and Buddhism

Do you ever wonder about other religions? If you could examine what they believe, would you still choose Jesus? In this series we examine the major religions and cults of the world and compare them to the Bible. Join us as we travel to the other side of the world to examine Hinduism and Buddhism, the beliefs of 2 billion people.

Hinduism and Buddhism - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Hinduism and Buddhism - Manuscript - PDF
Hinduism and Buddhism - Sermon Handout - PDF
Hinduism and Buddhism - Quick Facts Sheet - PDF