Light Shines in the Darkness
Dec 22, 2017
How easy it is, in the holiday season, to see the darkness around us. But are we willing to own the darkness within?
What About All the Other Easter Resurrections?
Apr 7, 2015
Today people are more likely to believe in a zombie than the resurrected Christ. People watch hours and hours of zombie flicks and television episodes, while neglecting resurrection literature altogether. The zombie belief isn’t mere science fiction. Numerous origin theories…
Evangelism on the Rocks
Feb 12, 2015
Evangelism is something many Christians are trying to recover from. The word stirs up memories of a bygone era — some call it “Christendom” — where rehearsed presentations, awkward door-to-door witnessing, a steady flow of tracts, and conversions in revival-like…
Mission to North America
Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders
Nov 29, 2014
This ain’t your momma’s America. The societal change in North America, and Western Europe, in the last generation has been remarkable. Secularism has been on the rise. Church attendance has been down. And whatever optimism we may have about the…
Three Ways Evangelism Can Be More Believable
Nov 10, 2014
If our evangelism is increasingly unbelievable, what can we do to be more believable to an inoculated, indifferent, and at times, antagonistic society?
Seeing the Gospel Metaphors for Speaking a Believable Gospel
Small Talk — 2014 National Conference
Sep 27, 2014
The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing
Two Big Reasons Evangelism Isn’t Working
Sep 23, 2014
While a person’s response to Christ is ultimately a matter that rests in God’s sovereign hands — something we have no control over — a person’s hearing of the gospel is a matter we do have control over and responsibility for.
Mar 4, 2014
Pride cannibalizes awe. When our thoughts drift to how we have been poorly treated, how we are right or deserving of more, or how we will never be good enough, our worship is devoured, eaten up by the Self. We…
How to Share a Believable Gospel
Oct 11, 2012
When the gospel is communicated in preachy, impersonal, intolerant, know-it-all ways, people find it hard to believe. Typically, this style of evangelism is reduced to information. We content ourselves with “name-dropping” Jesus or telling people doctrine, but rarely do we…