Recently, I wrote an article for the CARM website titled: Does 1 Peter 3:15 Support Friendship Evangelism? Here is an excerpt from the article: In 1 Peter 3 :15, Peter is not describing a relational conversation ( i.e. friendship evangelism) between an unbeliever and a Christian. Rather, Peter is preparing his readers to stand firm in the faith, to be ready to valiantly … [Read more...]
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Introduction One of the great joys and frustrations for any street evangelist sent out by his local church is the ongoing work of encouraging and facilitating the public evangelistic participation of the church family. During my 17 years of full-time street evangelism ministry I have experienced firsthand both the joy and frustration. The joy is always well-placed and the … [Read more...]
I agree with Dr. James White. Some readers might be disappointed to read that, so let me say it again. I agree with Dr. James White. His position regarding the distinction between sympathy and empathy is biblical. While I have little to add to the "Is empathy sin?" conversation, I would like to provide a word of caution regarding the "cage stage" into which some may enter when … [Read more...]
In this article, I will answer the question: Is social distancing American Evangelicalism's new gospel-less way to "love your neighbor?" The Blight that is "Friendship Evangelism" For 40 years, Satan has maniacally rubbed his hands and smiled (metaphorically speaking) as a generation of American Evangelical Christians has bought into the lies of "Friendship/Servant … [Read more...]
Recently, a dear brother in Christ asked me a question about university and college campus evangelistic ministry. "We are doing more and more evangelism at Pierce College and CSUN here in California. Have you written anything about who to partner with from other churches [or campus ministries] in this context? In this article, I will provide what I hope will be some helpful … [Read more...]
If you spend any considerable length of time engaged in evangelism on the streets, you are going to meet people who may be described as "mentally impaired." People who live with either permanent or temporary mental impairment need to hear the gospel, too. This article addresses this very important and sensitive subject. What Does "Mentally Impaired" Mean? According to the … [Read more...]
American Evangelicalism is beyond a crossroads. American Evangelicalism, more than a century ago, came to a fork in the road. Instead of moving down the narrow road of faithfulness, integrity, godliness, love for others, and power American Evangelicalism wantonly opted to take the road most traveled--the road of faithlessness, compromise, godlessness, self-love, and inadequacy. … [Read more...]