Cold Call Evangelism

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #9 This Fall I’m enjoying something I couldn’t do for a season because of back issues: take students out to knock on doors and do some cold call evangelism. I actually enjoy this; however, in a Post-911, post-Christian America, the way I do cold call evangelism (unannounced gospel-sharing to strangers) […]

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Ethnocentrism and God’s kingdom

I recently listened to a podcast that highlighted the ethnic tension that has increasingly been at the fore of our pluralistic culture in America. It specifically looked at how the growing population of Somali refugees in St. Cloud, Minnesota has unsettled many of its local citizens. Some of their concerns regarding this influx of refugees […]

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Ministry without the Spirit

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently copied the entire book of Acts into a document, and began crossing out every mention of gospel proclamation, along with all that resulted from it. Additionally, I crossed out all references to the power, work, and leading of the Holy Spirit. You can find this annotated […]

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Paul without the Spirit

When recently reading through the book of Acts, a thought hit me: What would Acts look like if all instances of speaking the gospel and all instances of the power and leading of the Holy Spirit were removed? According to Acts 1:8, those are the two endeavors that were to form the central thrust of […]

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