Tag 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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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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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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God’s Opinion and God’s Church

A recent reply to a discussion sparked by one of my posts goes this way: <blockquote>My opinion is not important and neither is anyone else’s. God’s opinion is all that matters. That is my entire view on all matters of … Continue reading

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Phony Church vs Real Church

Promises Promises Someone described me as a little boy sitting on the curb, crying, determined that his daddy was going to come pick him up, because he had promised. But Daddy was drunk and wasn’t coming. That’s how I respond … Continue reading

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Who are we Preaching At?

One of my friends, a Church of Christ preacher in Michigan, remembers a Sunday morning service in which a guest preacher was preaching at the top of his lungs, red face, intent on his lesson, when a five year old … Continue reading

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Missing the Intensity of the Churches of Christ

People who leave sects complain that they can’t find anything similar in their lives to take up the place of the missing piece. There is an intensity to the relationships in a sect that is seldom replicated in another, more … Continue reading

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