Missions Misunderstood » Evangelism

Posted July 30th, 2007 by E. Goodman

Get a hobby. This is my advice for Christians everywhere, and especially those who are intentional about living out their faith in culture. For some reason, many believers act as though time spent doing anything other than witnessing and studying the Bible is time wasted. But those same people have an extremely difficult time relating […]

Filed under:Evangelism, Hobbies Posted December 28th, 2006 by E. Goodman

My team had an interesting discussion over the last couple of days. This isn’t as remarkable as it might sound, but while most people spend Christmas talking about football and shopping, our team talks about ecclesiology. Who says we aren’t committed to our jobs? (And no, there is no truth to the rumor that we […]

Filed under:Christianity, Church, Evangelism, Strategy Posted December 19th, 2006 by E. Goodman

A couple of weeks ago, I itunsed the first episode of “One Punk, Under God,” a six-part documentary on the life of Jay Bakker (Jim and Tammy Faye’s son). It basically tells the story of his unique childhood (growing up in a Christian theme park?) and his life now, as the pastor of Revolution, a […]

Filed under:Art, Culture, Evangelism Posted October 29th, 2006 by E. Goodman

Backyard Bible Clubs. Youth Camp. Sports ministries. If you do any of these as evangelistic outreach, I’ve got a question for you: are you taking advantage of children? Yeah, I know- you came to faith through VBS when you were six years old. If it “worked” for you, it can’t be that bad, right? Let’s […]

Filed under:Evangelism, Subculture Posted September 15th, 2006 by E. Goodman

In my last post, Welcome to the Big Show, I tried to stress the importance of making ministry as personal as possible by keeping events small and culturally appropriate. Still, there is something I’d like to add: I’m not against big events because they don’t “work.” Many people have come to faith in Christ through […]

Filed under:Communication, Evangelism Posted July 13th, 2006 by E. Goodman

A few days ago, I took part in a great discussion about faith. A Catholic, an Atheist, an Agnostic, and I (sounds like the beginning to a bad joke) sat around a table in the smoking section of a cafe that was really too small to go to the trouble of designating “sections.” We took […]

Filed under:Christianity, Evangelism, Holy Spirit