Some people are really uncomfortable with contextualization, even though we all do it and benefit from it all the time. What is it, anyway?…well here’s one definition…Contextualization is “the attempt to communicate the message of the person, works, Word, and will of God in a way that is faithful to God’s revelation…and that is […]
About a year ago, a group of us at 9Marks decided to meet together semi-regularly to discuss that thorny bramble of a topic—the mission of the church. It’s a tough topic because it involves you in all sorts of controversial theological questions: what is the gospel; what’s the relationship of the gospel and moral […]
At the risk of redundancy with the first post in this series, here’s an excerpt from something I wrote which explores a little more deeply this question of whether and how both words and deeds are “necessary.” The excerpt comes from Reverberation: How God’s Word Gives Light, Freedom, and Action to His People which should be […]
Here’s part 1 of this series, and here’s part 2. Now, here’s part 3: The word “mission” gets caught up in this question about the relationships of words and deeds. Some people say that we should define “mission” narrowly—to admit only Word ministry (the Great Commission—making disciples and teaching) in its definition. Some people say that we should define […]
How can we better prepare ourselves to evangelize those who believe the prosperity gospel?
This book is an important addition to your bookshelf and a valuable tool to encourage yourself and others in evangelism.
Wait, you can do evangelism without an altar call? Read on.
The beauty of the gospel is that it addresses every area of their life, not just one expression of the fall.
Four lessons from one church’s efforts to reach internationals in its own metro area.
How can you evangelize across cultures? Communicate clearly, proclaim the Word, use the church.
How can you reach those near your church, especially when most members don’t live there?
The first lesson in evangelizing across economic boundaries? We’re not all that different.
Some of pastors’ most obvious evangelistic opportunities are with members of our churches. But how can we reach them?
Counsel on workplace evangelism from someone whose faith is the fruit of workplace evangelism.