The following memes regarding "Friendship Evangelism" represent things I have believed and said for many years. Friendship Evangelism and Why I Oppose It These memes are not intended to be provocative for provocation's sake. With the help of my pastors, my church family, and others who love me, I have worked hard to not be "that guy" anymore. I confess I'm still working on … [Read more...]
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I provide a definition for "Friendship Evangelism," here. I explain why I believe "Friendship Evangelism," as it is most commonly practiced, is neither friendship nor evangelism, here. I explain why I believe random or planned acts of kindness, without the proclamation of the gospel, are not evangelistic endeavors, here. And I provide an example of how proponents of "Friendship … [Read more...]
Larry is 61-years-old, married with four adult children, and he has four grandchildren--ages 8 to 22. Larry is retired after a 35-year career as the CEO of a non-profit organization that specialized in providing care and support for seniors and people with disabilities. Originally from New Orleans, Larry was raised in the religious framework of Roman Catholicism, but he left … [Read more...]
Introduction I have written extensively over the years about the evangelistic darling of American Evangelicalism: "friendship evangelism." I have very little positive to say about friendship evangelism, as it is most commonly practiced. I am not opposed to establishing friendships with unbelievers. If I repeated the last sentence a dozen times in this article, there would … [Read more...]
The Christian should never allow evangelism to become more important than the person standing in front of him. Some may find that statement a bit odd, especially if they are regularly engaged in biblical evangelism. But there is truth in the title--truth that, if ignored, could result in evangelism becoming little more than a sport or a hobby, with those receiving or hearing … [Read more...]
Friendship Evangelism as it is most often practiced, is neither friendship nor evangelism. Far too often it's more about the believer than it's about Jesus Christ. What happens to the "friend" if they die in their sins before you decide the time is right to share the gospel with them? Waiting for an unbeliever to give you permission to share the gospel, which Jesus Christ has … [Read more...]