Why I Believe in Dialogue, Respect, and the Gospel Commission
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Why I Believe in Dialogue, Respect, and the Gospel Commission

I’ve recently said and written a few things about the gospel commission, including my claim in my concluding presentation for my video series on eschatology that eschatology is all about the gospel commission. You’ll hear more about this in my foreword to Dave Black’s new book Running My Race. It’s in the final stages of…

Who Needs Evangelism?
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Who Needs Evangelism?

(This continues a series that started here, and continues with part 2 and part 3.) Dave’s first mark of a New Testament church is evangelistic preaching. (Book: Seven Marks of a New Testament Church.) I’m a member of a church that’s part of a mainline denomination. I’m a mainliner. In general, we don’t like the word “evangelism”…

Some Lessons from Tilling My Garden
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Some Lessons from Tilling My Garden

Well, my prospective, perhaps presumptive garden, that is. One of the important elements to understanding stories in the Bible, parables included, is our perspective. In Christian circles, when we hear “the sower went forth to sow,” (Matthew 13:3), or perhaps “a farmer went out to sow his seed,” we generally see ourselves in the role of…

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Book Note: Turning to God

I asked my pastor for a good book on the basics of Christian conversion and he handed me William Barclay’s little book Turning to God. It’s a small book, with just 103 pages of reasonable size text. It’s not complex. The vocabulary is straightforward. I wouldn’t recommend it for speed reading, but you don’t need any…