Focus on Conversation, Not Conversion

Focus on Conversation, Not Conversion

Many Christians today demonstrate the belief that it is up to themselves to “save” their non-Christian neighbors at the expense of loving and civil conversation. While Christians verbally acknowledge their own fallibility and God’s saving grace, their behavior tends...
What Did Jesus Call Great?

What Did Jesus Call Great?

On the heels of my recent take on John 3:16 seemed like a good time for a closer look at how the designation, interpretation and application of the so-called “Great Commission” has shaped Americanized Christianity. These parting words of Jesus at the end of Matthew’s...
Listening Tops Gen Z List for Effective Evangelism

Listening Tops Gen Z List for Effective Evangelism

Gen Z sees listening without judgment as the leading criterion for effective evangelism, according to a Barna Group report published in early November. U.S. teens between ages 13 and 18 were asked to select all applicable answers from a list of 14 options in response...
What Markings Do We Bear?

What Markings Do We Bear?

In a faith tradition familiar to many, the most important thing in the world — this one and the next — is being saved. The second most important thing is getting others saved. The first priority is often cast as a simple, step-by step process of admitting one’s sinful...