The Africa Centre for Apologetics Research (ACFAR) equips Christians with resources and training for discernment, the defense of the faith, and cult evangelism. The Radio Tambua podcast features radio programs and conference messages on cultic movements and apologetics in Africa. (Tambua is a Swahili word meaning “discern.”)
JESUS: Radiance of God’s glory, exact representation of His being
The Book of Hebrews emphasizes the centrality and supremacy of Jesus Christ. This focus is especially important for us today as cultic errors about Christ proliferate, Rodgers Atwebembeire explains.
CULTS ON CAMPUS: Are You Prepared?
Are you prepared to detect spiritual counterfeits? Cultic churches and “fellowships” are on every university campus, promising you prosperity and supernatural power. Rodgers Atwebembeire opens the Scriptures to identify key characteristics of these spiritually dangerous groups so you can resist temptation.
Key passage: 2 Corinthians 11
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SHAKAHOLA AND BEYOND: How Can We Respond to Cults?
In light of the unfolding Shakahola horror, what should Christians know—and do—about cults? Rodgers Atwebembeire and Danson Ottawa of ACFAR give practical responses to urgent questions in this wide-ranging interview.
(Originally broadcast on KUTV-Nairobi)
Protecting Students from Cults
Across East Africa, cult recruiters are targeting students—and young people who don’t know they’re in danger are the ones most easily trapped. How can teachers, chaplains and CU patrons equip students to recognize and resist cultic groups on campus, on social media and elsewhere? ACFAR director Rodgers Atwebembeire gives solid answers to real-life questions in this special presentation to the 2023 East Africa Christian Teachers’ Conference.
Q & A: The “Five-Fold Ministry”
Have you heard of the “five-fold ministry”? Many Christians quote Ephesians 4:11 to claim that these five "offices" are active roles in the church today: prophets, apostles, evangelists, teachers and pastors. There’s no controversy about the last three, but what about apostles and prophets? Is God still calling people to fill these two roles, just as He did in New Testament times? Rodgers Atwebembeire explains.
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Discipleship & Discernment
What challenges does today’s Christian face in the area of discernment? What tools does the Bible give us to rightly distinguish between truth and error, sound doctrine and heresy? Are we actually using them—or just ignoring them at our peril? Rodgers Atwebembeire answers these and other vital questions in this live presentation.