This video and preaching moves me to tears. HT BTW.
Penn Jillette of the magician duo Penn and Teller. And not a Christian.
I’ve always said that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. I don’t respect that at all. If you believe that there’s a heaven and a hell, and people could be going to hell or not getting eternal life, and you think that it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward—and atheists who think people shouldn’t proselytize and who say just leave me along and keep your religion to yourself—how much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?
“I mean, if I believed, beyond the shadow of […]
One summer, I was at wits end. My elders graciously granted me a sabbatical of several months. During the Sundays of those two months, my family continued to attend our church while I took Sunday morning road trips to different churches.
Several impressions remain from those visits. First, I remember how intimidating it was to go to a church where I did not know anyone. Second, I clearly remember how few people greeted me or took an interest in me. Of the eight churches I visited, exactly one person held a conversation with me. At church after church, I walked in alone, sat alone, worshipped alone and walked out alone without having one significant conversation.
But let me tell you about the exception. This dear woman, about 20 […]
Now I want you to know brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Philippians 1:12-13
As an imperial prisoner, Paul was bound to a member of the emperor’s official bodyguard 24 hours a day. But rather than viewing this chain as a hindrance to the gospel, Paul saw it as an opportunity! Even as he received visitors, taught or dictated letters (Acts 28:16ff), Paul had a captive companion – his guard. Being bound to Paul, these guards would learn quickly of his character, his concern for them, his testimony and his Lord.
So who was chained to whom?
There are […]
The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. (Proverbs 20:5)
In Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied, I have suggested that in order to share our faith, we should start by praying for open doors and being genuine as we go about our day. The third key is to transition to spiritual things using questions. The question that works best is, “What are your spiritual beliefs?” After asking that question, you will immediately be involved in a conversation at a deeper level.
After the unbeliever answers that question, we may like to move on to the fourth step of talking about Jesus but sense it is not time. How do we continue having an enjoyable, informative conversation? The answer is by resting […]
The purpose of The Apollos Project is to help parents pass on their faith. A number of factors contribute to whether our kids see a vibrant faith in us. One habit we need to have as parents is regularly sharing our faith with others. To help with that, occasional posts will be to help in sharing our faith – out of obedience to Christ, out of love for those not connected with God and out of a desire that our children see zealous parents.
Christians often complain of having difficulty calling to mind the right Scriptures at the right time. Some of that problem comes from not meditating on verses that are particularly helpful in speaking with others. These verses are presented for use in a […]