The terrible events in Manchester on May 22nd 2017 brought death, grief, shock, and outrage. Atrocious acts, such as this, prompt so many deep questions – it’s so important to be bold enough to attempt to answer them well.
Category: Demolition Squad
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Or the weak implode. Either way, when life gets bumpy there’s an opportunity to find out what we’re really made of.
I don’t know, perhaps I’m the only one, but sometimes church buildings seem a darn sight more impressive than the people they house.
Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale follow on from their success with Why Suffering? with their new book, Jesus Among Secular Gods. Read our full review here.
The events of 2016 left many feeling like they had taken a roller coaster ride. How do we look boldly towards the future in the face of much uncertainty?
I moved house recently. My wife and I are working overseas for three months, and before we left we packed up everything, sold half, put half in to storage, and left our home. It’s only when you move that you realise quite how much stuff you’ve managed to accumulate. When looking for a house to […]
Is is true that all paths lead to the top of the mountain? That religion is basically heading to the same destination? It’s a nice idea, but upon reflection it doesn’t seem feasible.
On last year’s Christmas list I mentioned to Santa that I’d like a copy of Focus by Daniel Goleman. 2016 was going to be a year of concentrated effort, where I pick off one task at a time and get things done. Goleman was to be my tutor in single-mindedness. 10 months on and I’ve […]
I’ve been struck once again by the reminder that the simple things in life so often are the most important things. And it’s those simple things that we can lose site of as our lives invariably tend towards the complex. As my wedding anniversary approaches I find myself flustered, as I can’t quite locate the […]
Evangelism is a spiritual struggle. It’s a bloody, vicious war. There is no Geneva Convention or International Court of Justice imposing civility. Our enemy is not a gentlemen and he is out to totally, utterly ruin all that you love, cherish and seek to protect.
In this war we have been given tools, and I believe the role of persuasion – arguing, illustrating, and questioning – is a weapon that we are to deploy in this war.
Timothy was told by the Apostle Paul to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5). We’re shown that evangelism is both a task, as well as an office or role (Ephesians 4), and a task that in the Great Commission (Matthew 28) all Christians are called to.
As we think through how to use persuasion in evangelism here are 8 points to remember.