Like Jesus But Not the Church
I got my new stack of books in this week.
I’m currently reading They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations by Dan Kimball about ministry to the Emerging Generation.
Pray with Me
That got a good conversation going between Helen and I on both blogs in the comments section.
I certainly hope that our blogs will continue to interact.
Helen even posted a link to a bulletin board called Internet Infidels to get the reaction of some others to an offer to pray.
I invite you to scan the article and its comments, and even the reaction over at the other board.
Ron Crandall, of Asbury Seminary, just published an article (Link Broken) about evangelism.
In it he writes:
“Evangelism, in its greatest simplicity is God’s powerful, saving activity at work through us for others as we share the good news of Jesus Christ. . . . Evangelism is our multifaceted effort as individuals and as Christ’s Church in cooperation with God’s Holy Spirit to offer what John Wesley called the medicine of life. The overwhelming motivation for our evangelist ministry is the divine love that fills our hearts with the joy of heaven to earth come down.“
He goes on to say that one important question to ask is “Where is the Holy Spirit of God at work in our world today?
Theology of a “decision”
I have no problems giving an invitation at the end of an evangelistic sermon or as part of a presentation. The Internet Monk looks at this method a little theologically. I simply offer it for thought.
Church attendance statistics
Speaking of attending church, here is an interesting statistical report.
That’s pretty much it for this week.
Have a great Easter.