This Shouldn’t be Controversial

Evangelism Four Statements: Evangelism is different from outreach. Outreach is not necessarily evangelism. Outreach can help evangelism but it can never replace evangelism. Evangelism always includes proclamation. The Great Commission of taking the gospel to every people group in the world (Matthew 28:16-20), cannot be accomplished without proclamation. The idea that the gospel can be … More This Shouldn’t be Controversial

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Thinking About Glory, and Neighbors and Christmas

I am continuing my reread of the classic collection of essays by C.S. Lewis, THE WEIGHT OF GLORY AND OTHER ADDRESSES. The two paragraphs below are actually just a portion from one long paragraph that is almost two pages long! They are among two of the most quoted passages Lewis ever wrote but are even … More Thinking About Glory, and Neighbors and Christmas

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What Does it Mean to be Born Again?

It was the opening paragraph in the third chapter titled “Come to Me”. Five different biblical texts head the chapter and set the theme to be discussed. Every passage records Jesus’s invitation/command to enter into His discipleship. (Mt. 11:28, John 7:37, 6:35, 5:40, and 11:43-44). We might summarize them this way: “Come, . . . … More What Does it Mean to be Born Again?

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“The World is Asleep in An Evil Enchantment.”

To paraphrase C.S. Lewis: “The world is asleep in an evil enchantment.” Ideas on Being a Good Neighbor So how do we wake up our neighbors who are asleep “under an evil enchantment?” Pray, pray, pray. But what do you do after or, better, as you continue to pray. Short answer: Engage your neighbors in … More “The World is Asleep in An Evil Enchantment.”

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