by Paul List: Here’s a question I hear from time to time… Is the Gospel message relevant in today’s world? This spring, we have seen multiple natural disasters in our home state alone. Can the Gospel mean anything in desperate times like these, where houses and farms are washed and ripped away? Tornadoes, floods and … More Don’t Forget the Why the Church Exists
Often times evangelism feels difficult which causes trepidation in believers. A greater problem may lie beneath just the prospect of evangelism. In this episode, Bob raises a question about a possible problem with the way many people think about evangelism and the discussion that follows fully fleshes out what evangelism is about and what Christians … More Episode 10 – The Magical Pie of the Gospel
As I sat there, in stunned silence, someone I love dearly railed and fumed…about me. Well, not directly about me, but the words “evangelical Christian” were a part of the rant, and that, well, that’s me.
I am an evangelical Christian. I have been for years. And this individual has expressed in the past a fervent displeasure for evangelical Christianity, so in many ways it wasn’t a shock. But at this moment, it hurt much more than it ever has before. … More How?!
The church has the gospel at its center – “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3b-4). Our community exists because we share this great central belief.
So how does the outside world, the people not in the church, determine what kind of community we are? They examine what we do. So…what do we do? … More Food for Thought
One of the most challenging things about being a Christian is the charge we have been given to make disciples and teach people who Jesus taught. It’s a challenge because we don’t like to upset the apple cart. We don’t want to come off as judgy or preachy or better-than-thou-y. … More It’s a scary world…sorta…