An Honest Read of Our Evangelistic Methods

Pastor Tim Bayly wrote an excellent post entitled, “Go for the men and the women will follow…” In the post, he relates some great advice his father gave him on how pastors are to reach people with the gospel. He then contrasts it with some of the “evangelistic strategies” churches and para-churches often employ… Young…

The apologetic whisperings of Christians…

Evangelicals prides themselves in their ability to skillfully nuance the Gospel. We have become experts in contexualization.¬† We are so good at it that our hearers walk away still thinking we are swell guys. This brings to mind the words of Pastor A.W. Tozer: The church has lost her testimony. She has no longer anything…

re: The Myth of Influence

My pastor, Tim Bayly, wrote an excellent blog post entitled, “The Myth of Influence.” This particular passage is relevant to those of us who are fond of concepts like being¬†missional or relational apologetics: Twelve years ago, I spoke with R. C. [Sproul] at a conference in Chicago. Lamenting the unwillingness of men to take a…

The Antidote for Evangelistic Cowardice

Someone asked why was Doug Wilson was so nice to Christopher Hitchens in their series of debates? Wilson answered, “The point of apologetics, the point of debate, the point of evangelism is to win the person, not to win the argument.” I completely agree. Now, this doesn’t mean that we should strike a timid posture…