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Ten Gifts for Evangelism

Below is the outline of a campus ministry resource I’ve been working on for Go Conference 2016. One of the reasons for this particular resource is the need to move people beyond the commonplace idea that evangelism means standing and preaching. In what follows I’m therefore using evangelism as an […]

Learning carols for Advent 2016

He comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found This morning our family hung the first installment on our Jesse Tree (purple circles => God). Tamie and I are going through the Common Grace Advent devotions on Being Present. And we continue to draw on the […]

Making the Word flesh

In one of my presentations at a recent conference, I talked about the supremacy of God’s word, the word as the presence and power of God. As I concluded my session, the presenter of the next session arrived. Part way into his session, he happened to make the same point […]

A Jacob storytelling sermon

Another preaching experiment, Genesis 32:24-29, for the campus congregation, 9 November 2014. A man stands alone by the river in the cold dark night His household possessions have already been sent ahead Even his wives and sons have gone ahead and he is alone now He is alone and he is afraid […]

The Great Commissions, plural

One of the highlights of Tim Tennent’s Invitation to World Missions is chapter 5, in which he discusses the Great Commissions — in the plural. In the Four Gospels, each writer records a final post-resurrection saying of Jesus, but each saying is different, and is even attributed to a different […]