The Difference between Outreach and Evangelism

Over the years, consulting with many churches, pastoring three, planting one, overseeing the planting of seven others, I have come to the conclusion that many in our churches have a misunderstanding of and a conflation of terms when they talk about outreach and evangelism. They are different. They may be handmaids to one another but … More The Difference between Outreach and Evangelism

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An Updated Reading List on Multi-ethnic Ministry and a Short Apologetic for Broader Reading Patterns

Updating a Reading List for Multi-ethnic Ministry The bibliography associated with my chapter in A Heart for Community: New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry (2010) is somewhat out of date. This is not because the previous books are irrelevant or have been superseded but because new literature has been added to the corpus of … More An Updated Reading List on Multi-ethnic Ministry and a Short Apologetic for Broader Reading Patterns

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Psychology or Christ?

Reading in History and Christianity this week. The book’s author, John Warwick Montgomery, was one of the gifted apologists who helped to secure the foundation of biblical faith in my early faith. Montgomery, now in his 80’s, continues to write and defend the faith, is an intellectual giant of almost superhuman achievement. The holder of … More Psychology or Christ?

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Excerpts from Chapter 2 in “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis

75 years ago, C.S. Lewis saw the philosophical direction of the modern world and delivered three lectures as a buttress against those trends. Over the years the book has sold well but its warnings have not been heeded. And now, the destruction of Western Civilization is imminent. Lewis delivered the Riddell Memorial Lectures at King’s … More Excerpts from Chapter 2 in “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis

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