Listening Evangelism

While mindlessly looking at videos on Facebook, the Spirit put something on my list to challenge me to think more of evangelism in the way of Deacon Philip in the book of Acts. The Jude 3 Project is an African-American ministry that seeks to understand and address the reasons why black church membership is decreasingContinue reading “Listening Evangelism”

Evangelism to the Death

From 33 to 313 AD, confessing to be a Christian was somewhere between a ticket for ridicule and a death sentence. Even when heretics like Valens and Julian the Apostate ruled the Roman Empire, true believers gladly went to their martyrdom rather than go along with what was safe. St. Nikolai Velimirovich retells the storyContinue reading “Evangelism to the Death”

An Acts/Herman Model of Evangelism

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.   Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo,Continue reading “An Acts/Herman Model of Evangelism”

Embracing Struggles and Victories

 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.  But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.  For each one shall bear his own load. Galatians 6:2-5 I had the blessing to visit theContinue reading “Embracing Struggles and Victories”

A Lesson from Antioch: Christ Above All Else

“… it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called ‘Christians’.” Acts of the Apostles 11:26 The story of the first community described as “Christians” impresses me. Jews who believed that Jesus was the Christ fled from Jerusalem after the Pharisees stoned Stephen to death. Some of them took residence in Antioch and beganContinue reading “A Lesson from Antioch: Christ Above All Else”