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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 […]

Doing 2 Timothy yet again, for the first time: Feet 1

2 Timothy is a staple text for Australian evangelical Christianity and for many university ministries. It’s about mentoring, fidelity, endurance, and ‘gospelling’. It’s a text I’ve heard preached on time and again, especially in pivotal, rite-of-passage events such as national conferences and ministry camps. And then it was my turn to expound […]

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 […]