Category: Evangelism

What Your Atheist Friend Knows About God (But Doesn’t Want to Admit)

Years ago I stood before Michelangelo’s David in Florence, Italy. No one questioned that an artist had sculpted this magnificent piece of Renaissance art. It was the work of a genius. Yet, in the same room, no doubt, there were persons called “atheists” who would deny...

What About Your Relatives?

In the New Testament, we find new believers confronting their own family first with the gospel. One writer calls this “oikos evangelism.” The word “oikos” means “household” in the language of the New Testament. A model for reaching our families is found in the first encounter...

Tips on Talking About Jesus

I’ve been on some evangelism excursions where I felt like I was carrying a concealed weapon. “If only they could see the weapon,” I thought, “they would click their heels and run.” The thought came from experience. I’ve met many people who were friendly enough until...

Waiting on the Gospel Seed to Bear Fruit

Do you ever wish you could hurry up God’s work in someone’s heart? During a period of American history called the Second Great Awakening, beginning in the late 18th century, many people were being converted to Christ. This story was written during this time. Look at...

The Value of Hanging Out

I have just spoken to a lady from Germany about her kids in college while my Lebanese friend was standing by. Both work at the local coffee shop where I am writing this piece. Just prior to that I spoke with other acquaintances from South Korea...