It’s important as churches and pastors to be prepared for very unexpected situations. Here's one story that illustrates this.
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What kind of theology is behind the way you and I do outreach?
When prayer moves from "getting God to do the things we think God should do," towards the kind of communication that happens in an intimate relationship, Jesus offers some instructions that can in effect be like zooming out on the GPS.
The approach that a missionary or evangelist employs can be greatly influenced by their home culture. Imagine two missionaries: the first from a culture that values respect at all costs, and the second that values success at all costs. How might this show up in their approach? What if the elements of speed and novelty are added to the mix? These questions are not just rhetorical, but occur in real life. This article will examine how Matthew 24:14 has been used to justify the need for speed in missions.
This is a slide presentation I prepared and have used primarily as an introduction to how we have understood and practiced evangelism compared and contrasted to a more Biblical perspective.
The second post in a series of three on Reformed evangelism, focusing on the teaching of J.H. Bavinck in his book, An Introduction to the Science of Missions.