The Bible and Evangelism (Stott)

In 1981 John Stott wrote an article for Christianity Today called "Scripture: The Light and Heat for Evangelism." You can find it today in Christ The Cornerstone: Collected Essays of John Stott. It's a great article that really gives a biblical perspective on biblical evangelism and missions. Here's one really helpful paragraph that summarizes Stott's …

Music Monday: Love, Grace, and Missions

The hymn "How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place" is one of those songs that touch the hearts of many Christians. It covers the great themes of God's redeeming love, his sovereign grace, and the prayer for others to come and enjoy God's great feast. Isaac Watts wrote this song in 1707. The tune is …

Exiles in a Post-Christian Society (Williams)

 I've been working through Exiles on Mission by Paul Williams.  So far I'm enjoying it - it's getting me to think about living as Christians in a post-Christian context. I don't agree with everything I've read, but it is surely a good resource on this topic. Here's a paragraph I read this morning that I marked …

Turn to Me and Be Saved!

  Many of us have probably heard or read God's great call to come to him for salvation in Isaiah 45:22: Turn to me so you can be delivered, all you who live in the earth’s remote regions! (NET). It's a great text to think about for evangelism.  But sometimes we might forget about the context.  Right before …

Raising Children: Covenantal or Missional?

When I was reading through Greear’s Gaining by Losing (which I reviewed here) I ran across a theme that has bothered me on and off the last week or so.  While I was critical of a few aspects of this book, one little part has been on my mind more than others: the way Greear …

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