Recently, I have seen so much divisive language being passed around focused on the definition of marriage. It makes me sad that most of the thing I read are bashing another person’s deeply held beliefs instead of respectfully facilittating mutually beneficial discussion. Therefore, I wanted to try to add to the discussion something I have not seen anyone talk about. I hope to do it in a positive way. If the way I say something offends, I hope you can see past my imperfections as a human and can see what I am trying to say. Please share the page if you … Read the rest
A man with a white beard kneels down to a small, skinny and obviously malnourished child. There is monotone music playing as he explains the wretched situation of this helpless child living in the slums. I’m sure you’ve seen those commercials. You’ve probably thought—as I have in the past—oh no. Here they are, trying to guilt trip me again. But as I’ve studied the Bible and specifically Jesus’ own words and actions, I’ve come to a realization…
(I am staff at Trail To Eagle camp this week at D-A in Metamora, MI. This camp is a specialized camp for older scouts who are working towards the rank of Eagle)
Today I saw a leader.
No, I didn’t see this person leading in the normal way you might think of someone leading. Although he is technically the guy in charge, I didn’t see him parade his authority around telling others what to do. In fact, I barely recall hearing much out of him today except for a few words.
After dinner tonight, right before seconds were called, the … Read the rest
At this point you many be wondering, “How do I choose what method to use?” or “which one is better?” To answer both questions, I like to use all three of these methods I’ve mentioned hand in hand! When it comes to evangelism, there are as many methods as there are people. These methods are merely tools we use to present the universal truth of the Gospel to others.
For example, when you’re doing outreach inter-culturally or in your community (or elsewhere), you can use the Way of the Master method—trusting in the Holy Spirit to lead people to their need … Read the rest
Okay guys! This one is definitely the subject I enjoy most! Intercultural Evangelism! (Me excited? Nope.)
Intercultural evangelism was one of the methods of evangelism Jesus not only carried out, but He specifically told us to do in the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Jesus lived out evangelism in every aspect of his life. Jesus himself was a Foreign Missionary from heaven to us. By presenting the Gospel around the world, we are continuing His mission.
Jesus showed no regard for the cultural barriers of the time. One example of this was when … Read the rest