Radio Tambua

Radio Tambua

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.”)


November 28, 2022 29 min

ACFAR director Rodgers Atwebembeire takes us through the “Colossian challenge,” exposing dangerous deception in some of today’s best-known cultic groups.

Originally presented at the 2022 Apologetics Kenya annual conference.

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False teachers and the harm they cause are a major topic throughout the Bible. How can we most easily know and avoid them? Second Peter chapter 2 shows clearly how to identify such teachers by their destructiveness, depravity, and deception. Rodgers Atwebembeire explains.

Originally aired on COU Family TV.

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October 25, 2022 45 min

The New Testament says that the believer has been saved, is being saved, and will be saved. At first this may sound like it is full of contradictions. But upon further reflection, these timeless truths reveal what God has done, is doing, and will do for His saints. Rodgers Atwebembeire explains.

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October 25, 2022 37 min

God’s grace is evident throughout the Bible—from the beginning of creation to the final verse in the very last book. What is this amazing grace, and what does it mean for us? Listen and learn!

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October 21, 2022 50 min

The Bible reveals that Jesus Christ is preeminent—in His person, His power, His position, and His passion. If this is true, what are the implications for your life? Rodgers Atwebembeire of ACFAR answers this question and many more in this challenging and encouraging interview.

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August 2, 2022 6 min

In an era of great deception, every Christian needs to be armed with biblical discernment. A good place to start is by defining what discernment is, as Rodgers Atwebembeire explains.


1:05 - Robert Bowman's definition
1:45 - Tim Challies' definition
2:43 -  Charles Spurgeon's definition
3:27 - The Bible on discernment
3:56 - Jesus on discernment
4:18 - Paul's call to the Ephesian elders

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“…we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of people, by craftiness in deceitful scheming…” (Ephesians 4:14)

According to Scripture, false teachers typically operate with cunning and guile. Rodgers Atwebembeire highlights “red flags” that all Christians need to be aware of:

0:23 – A question often asked
0:42 – Misconceptions about false teachers
1:06 – ...

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What is behind the plague of false prophets dividing the church today? How does Scripture equip believers to recognize and resist counterfeit messengers from God? Rodgers Atwebembeire of ACFAR explores these questions and many more in this wide-ranging interview.

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Dangerous false teaching is infiltrating the Body of Christ today through radio, TV, social media, and more. How does Scripture equip believers to recognize and resist deceptive doctrine and those who promote it? Rodgers Atwebembeire of ACFAR answers these questions and many others in this wide-ranging interview.

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ACFAR director Rodgers Atwebembeire and Mukadde Ayigga Misuseera discuss controversies surrounding syncretism, Christianity, and African traditional religion on Family TV (Uganda).

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What patterns in cultic groups can help you identify them easily? How can we respond to those who claim to be Christians, yet twist the Bible to deceive others? In this recent interview on Family TV Uganda, Rodgers Atwebembeire of ACFAR explains how we can recover our focus on the sufficiency of Scripture and the centrality of Christ—and fulfill the Great Commission’s call to discipleship by equipping believers for discernment.


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June 27, 2022 35 min

In this fast-paced, wide-ranging conversation—in English and Chichewa—Kennedy Gondwe and Tim Martin of CFAR discuss the real and growing threat of cultic groups in Malawi and offer solutions based in God’s unchanging Word.

Originally broadcast via Blantyre Synod Radio.

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In this recent interview on Family TV Uganda, Rodgers Atwebembeire of ACFAR tackles tough questions about the challenge of cults facing every believer. How do cultic groups recruit? How can every believer learn to discern between truth and error by knowing Scripture and recognizing common forms of deception? Learn how to protect yourself and others in this fast-paced discussion!

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In this recent radio interview, Kennedy Gondwe of CFAR Southern Africa and Tim Martin of CFAR USA answer important questions about our crisis of discernment and the challenge of cultic groups today. What does Scripture tell us about identifying, understanding, and answering false teachers and their followers? Listen for answers!

Recording courtesy of Faith Radio 92.1 FM (Kitwe, Zambia).

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June 24, 2022 6 min

The greatest danger with false teachers is that they are “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (Mt. 7:15). How does Scripture help us to identify them? Rodgers Atwebembeire explains.

Reposted by kind permission of The Gospel Coalition—Africa.

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Every book of the New Testament, with the exception of Philemon, warns believers of false and false teachings. Indeed, the battle between truth and error has been raging ever since Genesis 3. How can you be prepared? Rodgers Atwebembeire explains from Scripture.

Reposted by kind permission of The Gospel Coalition—Africa.

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The undiscerning Christian woman is in constant danger from false apostles, false prophets, fake pastors, and “every wind of doctrine” (Ephesians 4:14). But God’s unchanging Word gives us everything we need to recognize and respond to harmful error, as  Project Priscilla coordinator Sarah Walusimbi explains in this powerful message.

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False teaching is ravaging the church in Africa—affecting not only eternal destinies, but with dangerous consequences here and now. Thankfully, Scripture both warns and equips us for this threat, as Rodgers Atwebembeire explains.

Reposted by kind permission of The Gospel Coalition—Africa.

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December 18, 2021 35 min

Many will claim that biblical faith conflicts with reason and science. But is this true? Vincent Kajuma of ACFAR Kenya offers valuable insights and practical advice on reaching out to atheists and skeptics with the coherent worldview and eternal hope that Christ alone can offer. Merry Christmas!

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The book of Revelation can be confusing and intimidating. In this encouraging message Rodgers Atwebembeire highlights the most important aspect of chapter 2—the preeminence of Jesus Christ. 

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