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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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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Fracking: Finally, the Truth; Tim Stafford; Notre Dame; Obama and the Catholic Church (and the rest of us)

Weekend Links Enjoy! Leading the Church Better Why Churches Should Euthanize their Small Groups As If We Really Believed: Disturbing trends in giving (Tim Stafford) St. Francis Never Said It (Mark Galli) Our Salvation is Bound up in the Doctrine of the Trinity (Justin Taylor) Cultural Engagement Notre Dame Faculty Speak Out to Obama (CNS … More Fracking: Finally, the Truth; Tim Stafford; Notre Dame; Obama and the Catholic Church (and the rest of us)

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Too Often, We Confuse Means, Ends and Results

Tuesday’s Continuing Discussion  (This continues a discussion that started in yesterday’s post. “Yesterday” being 10/30/2011.) I think there are two other problems associated with the good works that Christians are called to do in the world. On the one hand some see the good that we do, the injustices that we seek to address, the … More Too Often, We Confuse Means, Ends and Results

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