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Some missiology for campus 4: Pedagogy

In campus ministry we use a variety of educational mediums. Our group Bible studies involve discussion and discovery, and our training sessions involve lots of one-to-one meetings and workshopping. Why then, when it comes to our ‘mission’ events, do we continue to emphasise teaching from the front? Do we believe […]

Some missiology for campus 3: Apologetics?

What I’ve been referring to as ‘participation’ is sometimes included under the banner of apologetics, and since I first ran an apologetics group as an undergraduate student, I’ve seen periodic attempts to make apologetics into something more encompassing. Sometimes we seem to use apologetics as a sort of catch-all category […]

Where has ‘the wheel’ been all my life? My first-time discovery of a fifty-year-old evangelism resource

I’ve previously explored several evangelistic tools in my series on iCatechisms. Resources like these are typically oriented towards personal beliefs, decision-making, and the rational private individual, all of which has left me unsatisfied. Basically what I’ve been angling for are resources that collapse the divide between ‘evangelism’ and ‘discipleship’, and […]

Some missiology for campus 1: Evangelism

I recently wrote something for Ethos about university ministry. Part of what was driving the article was my interest in improving our evangelism. ‘Participation’ isn’t just a good witness in its own right, it also promotes evangelism. The four articles by Tim Keller and Michael Keller (starting here) were dealing […]

Ten Gifts for Campus 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 […]