Uber Evangelism

Uber Evangelism

Our recent study in the adult Sunday school class at Rockville on the challenges of spreading the gospel reminded me of a cultural difference I observed when I first arrived in the United States. I grew up in a congregation where we went out as a group, once every month to preach the gospel from door-to-door. This practice is possible because the culture promotes unscheduled visits to people’s homes, and in most cases the host feels a cultural obligation to receive and possibly entertain the guest even if they are complete strangers. Our hosts usually felt an obligation to receive us, and this made preaching the gospel really easy.

On arriving here however, I noticed the culture isn’t the same, and I thought to myself ‘’how do Christians get the gospel to people around here?’’ As I interacted more with my new environment, I discovered that there is a huge level of technology dependence, which provided avenues for meeting and interacting with people, including complete strangers. I became aware of many new opportunities that I could never have imagined.

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Righteous Influence on the City

Righteous Influence on the City

Jesus tells us to be the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13) and the light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16) - 2 missional metaphors. Both are designed to get us to see our relationship with God as not only a personal END, but, more importantly, as a MEANS of reaching the people of the world. The vertical must translate to the horizontal...

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Progress: Is it Always "Progressive"?

Progress: Is it Always "Progressive"?

Many Americans are fond of labeling certain political movements as “progressive,” which your mind immediately associates with something positive. The same is true in Biblical Interpretation and Christian practice. Movements of progress sound like where we want our boots to march, because that terminology polarizes opposing positions as “regressive” - a word we naturally don’t like. In a short article, I will not attempt to deal with any specific ideologies often placed under the umbrella of “progressive,” but I will say that historical Christianity has created the very terminology that has recently been divorced from the control of God...

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Modesty: An Advertising Issue

Modesty: An Advertising Issue

When it comes to modesty, what are we selling to others? The life-changing power of the gospel? Are we all that different from the world and the way it dress, walks, and talks? It is our prayer that this article will shed some new light on an age-old topic. 

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