Category Archives: Evangelism

Bait and Switch Evangelism

I was sent a survey recently by Focus on the Family. (If you click on the link you will be taken to a page that says they are currently experiencing a 1.85 million dollar shortfall, adn would you like to … Continue reading

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Loyalty to Church and Family

In any hardline church, gang, corporation, military group or cult, there is an emphasis on loyalty. The command to be loyal seems to trump all other commands. For instance imitating the early church in the New Testament was held up … Continue reading

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Nickels and Noses: The Problem with Church Planting

I have joined six church plants, and been a part of a seventh, in two of which I was a church-planting pastor. A bit of advice a church planting pastor, who had been to church planting boot camp in the … Continue reading

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Organic Church vs GMO Church: or maybe we should appoint someone to be in charge of starting spontaneous singing…

One of the many problems that evangelicalism faces in America today is the disillusionment of a majority of evangelicals. Yes, we, or our parents, believed our local religious radio station playing Dr. Dobson in the 1980s, telling us that if … Continue reading

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I hate Evangelism

My daughter found a fascinating website that chronicles the most popular girl baby names since 1961 in the United States. Since I live in Vermont, I was interested to see how often Vermont or New England set the trend for … Continue reading

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Church is not Church

If we were allowed to attend one of the leadership meetings at our local congregation–those meetings that only the leadership are allowed to attend, guess what topics would be discussed? Usually only one topic: Money. If there is a second … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Call it Evangelism

Christian radio, Christian music, Christian movies and books, all claim to be evangelistic. Even a congregation putting on a Christmas pageant, choir concert or inviting a Christian band to town is considered spreading the good news to unbelievers. But the … Continue reading

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