Redemptive rain delay in the Windy City

Friday, September 1, 2017

As I travel the country, I am struck by the startling paucity of the gift of evangelist (see Ephesians 4:11). Evangelists are recruiters. They are storytellers, not because…

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Pursuit School of Evangelism

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who is raising a generation of ministers, disciplers and leaders? “From this question, we began to dream,” says Michelle Collins. She and her husband Phil, pastor of Willow…

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New methods for new youth

Monday, June 12, 2017

Title: Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World
Author: James Emery White
This book is very specifically about understanding and reaching to the newest generation of people. That generation, referred to as “Z,” would include anyone born after 1996. The author is profoundly aware that the young people today do not have any faith background and as a result, evangelism needs to take on a whole new perspective.

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Can social justice and evangelism be partners?

Monday, February 20, 2017

title: Return to Justice: Six movements that reignited our contemporary evangelical conscience
Authors: Soong-Chan Rah & Gary VanderPol
Preaching or a cup of cold water?

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Eat, heal, tell

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I walked away from a conference on evangelism feeling encouraged. Frankly, that was unexpected. I tend to associate the subject with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. Instead, ReNew,…

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Young leader from The Well tests the waters

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Summerbridge photo by Alison Ralph

This past summer, after eight years of training and work in early childhood education, Erika Goode felt God calling her away from what she was familiar with.

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Holy vandalism

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The “Andrew wall” call: bring a friend to Jesus We defaced the wall of our sanctuary Oct. 5, 2014. A few years ago, South Langley Church finished a…

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Disciple-making: Engaging in Life-changing Evangelism and Discipleship

Friday, February 27, 2015

Disciple-making: Engaging in Life-changing Evangelism and Discipleship February 27-28 (all day Friday and/or Saturday) For anyone with a heart for making disciples We believe that this conference will…

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#DVDstory: The Jesus Network

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Meeting Muslim neighbours at Christmas For several years running, The Jesus Network has distributed gift baskets (containing rice, flour, sugar, tea, pistachios and other halal foods) in November…

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Global mission lives behind the next door

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission by: J.D. Payne
For too long, much of the North American church has held the misconception that mission is all about travelling to the remote regions of the world – and that’s the only way to reach every people group with the grace and truth of Jesus.

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Will you saddle up?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I love a good Western. Back in the 1970s, I enjoyed a TV series featuring the adventures of two brothers, Morgan and Quentin Beaudine (played by Kurt Russell and Tim Matheson). Morgan, a.k.a. Two Persons, was captured by the Cheyenne…

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Wor(l)ds that Matters

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Last summer, I invited a friend along to supper with several Christian acquaintances. Within half an hour, they were asking her if she was a Christian. When she…

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The Ethics of Evangelism: A Philosophical Defense of Proselytizing and Persuasion

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Ethics of Evangelism: A Philosophical Defense of Proselytizing and Persuasion
Author: Elmer John Thiessen
“Some philosophers have described a human as a social or political animal. Others have suggested that a human is a rational animal. I would describe humans as proselytizing animals…. It is in the nature of a human beings to proselytize.”

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A beautiful collision

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Every friendship is a collision of two stories. Sometimes the best friendships, the richest collision of stories, spring up from unexpected places. And while we can’t force these relationships, we can do our best to prepare ourselves for them.

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Overheard

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quotations about Christianity and Islam

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