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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The Ethics of Evangelism: A Philosophical Defense of Proselytizing and PersuasionAuthor: 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.”
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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How does someone who believes that no one comes to the Father but through Jesus (John 14:6) communicate that message to those with a different worldview? The Apostle Paul, in Athens (Acts 17), gives us a good road map to follow.*
In the past, I’ve gone door-to-door conducting surveys related to faith and the church, gone on mission trips, and even worked at a drop-in centre where we lived out and talked about the gospel. I also have a few books about evangelism on my shelf – Becoming a Contagious Christian by Bill Hybels, Just Walk Across the Room also by Hybels, and my most recent addition, Gospel in Life by Timothy Keller.