Category: Evangelism

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 »

Why I Practice Cold-Call Evangelism and Why You Should Too!

Many of us have received a phone call from an unknown number and, upon answering, found out that the person calling is a random salesperson from a different state attempting to sell the next revolutionary product on the market. When these calls come to our cel... Read More »

The Power of Evangelistic Questioning – George Whitefield

George Whitefield (1714-1770) was arguably the greatest preacher of the 18th century. Converted as a university student at Oxford, the young convert devoted himself to knowing God by committing himself to intense spiritual discipline and Christian service with... Read More »

Pokémon Go Puts Pikachus In The Pews

Dear Pastor: Pokémon Go brought more visitors to the church door than your sermon.  As of early last week, iOS and Android users within the United States are able to download an app that is taking the country by storm. From the mid-‘90s to late 2000s, Po... Read More »

Back to the Basics: A Model for Preaching from Acts 2

The acumen of a head coach often determines the success of a team. A head coach is to a team what a doctor is to hospital patients. That is, a football coach is a physician on the field. A basketball coach operates as a cardiologist on the court. A baseball co... Read More »

Stories of Evangelism in the Early Church

The early church was an evangelistic church. From the least to the greatest, early Christians were serious about the regular proclamation of the Gospel. In the words of Michael Green, the early church believed that evangelism was “the prerogative and duty of... Read More »

The Hole in our Evangelism

We are living in the midst of an epidemic. I am not speaking of a physical epidemic that can be researched and treated by doctors or scientists. I am speaking of a spiritual epidemic being ignored by churches throughout our nation. The epidemic I am speaking o... Read More »

5 Keys to Reaching the “Selfie” Generation

We all learned a new word in 2012: “selfie.” For those of you who may still be in the cultural dark on this one, a “selfie” is a self-portrait photograph typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone held at arm’s length and then sh... Read More »

Can We Talk about the Gospel without Telling It?

Words such as Gospel, Great Commission, evangelism and mission are rising in popularity. Influential blogs, books and conferences alike utilize these terms and their cognates (e.g., Gospel-centered, missional, etc.) in their titles and themes. As much exciteme... Read More »