Category: Evangelism

Preparing the Way: Engaging the imperfect world from the place of the Perfect in Christ

“If you were to die to today, where would you be?” No doubt those of us who have engaged in evangelism have asked this important question. Being saved from the punishment of hell and being reconciled to God are essential elements of the doctrine of salvati... Read More »

La Gran Comisión y La Educación Teológica (The Great Commission and Theological Education)

Después de su resurrección nuestro Señor Jesucristo dio sus últimas instrucciones para la expansión del evangelio Y Jesús se acercó y les habló diciendo: Toda potestad me es dada en el cielo y en la tierra. Por tanto id y haced discípulos de todas las... Read More »

Top 5 Seminary Hill Press Books of 2018

Seminary Hill Press is the publishing arm of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, publishing books, pamphlets, tracts, and other Christian resources by the institution’s faculty and alumni. In 2018, the press produced multiple titles that would make gr... Read More »

An Incredible Name

One of the most interesting discussions you can have with Muslims has to do with their 99 names for God. They are supposed to continually think about these names as a way to worship and also understand how magnificent God is. I like to ask them to explain some... Read More »

Lessons from Flight 1380

If you have been near a car radio, a smart phone, or a computer in the last couple of days, the phrase “Flight 1380” will not be foreign to you. This innocuous flight number of a Southwest Airlines plane traveling from LaGuardia airport to the Dallas Love ... Read More »

Toward a ‘By the Book’ and ‘From the Heart’ Kind of Evangelism

Seventeen years ago, David Beck, a New Testament and Greek professor at Southeastern Seminary, used his sabbatical to address his concern that “evangelism is often recognized as the heartbeat of the church, yet it is rarely the focus of serious research amon... Read More »

Seizing Moments that Shape Eternity

The account in Acts 8:26-40 of the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch through the witness of Philip fascinates me every time I read it. There are so many surprise factors in the story. I’m surprised by an angel commanding Philip to go to the desert road that... Read More »

You are beautifully made by God

This summer, I was visiting my son Thomas and his wife Holley, who are missionaries in Belgium. Besides longing to see them, I was interested to see a local expression of the European attitude to Christianity and religious belief. Thomas and Holley had already... Read More »

Reflections on Las Vegas: Would you leave behind a spiritual massacre?

The mass shooting in Las Vegas elicits many appropriate biblical responses – anger over the evil actions, grief over the assailant’s lost soul, compassion for the dead and surviving victims, and urgent prayer. There is one additional reaction that has grip... Read More »

Evangelism is not a Spiritual Gift

The 1939 film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz portrays the fantasy tale of Dorothy Gale’s journey to the Emerald City in order to inquire of its wizard the way home from Oz to Kansas. While on the yellow brick road to the city, she... Read More »