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The Bible is the Best Evangelism Tool, Not Movies

So the Son of God movie hit theatres recently and has created quite the buzz. I’ve heard a mixture of reviews, some that condemn it as practically Satanic and others that hail it as the precursor to the next mass revival. I’d better say this upfront – I haven’t seen it, and I’m not sure […]

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Jesus Brings People Together

Isn’t it weird how, when something is on your mind a lot, the topic seems to come up more than usual? Maybe it’s just that we are more aware of it; I’m not really sure why it seems to happen that way. But it has been happening to me quite a bit recently. The thing […]

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Thinking of Home Like a Foreign Mission Field

In North America, we are fond of sending missionaries overseas. Nothing gets a church fired up like sending people on short or long-term mission trips. But anyone who has participated in cross-cultural missions knows that it is not easy. There is a lot of preparation that makes missionary work successful. Learning a new language, studying […]

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Proclaim AND Serve

2 Corinthians 4:5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. When it comes to evangelism, Christians tend to gravitate in one of two directions. The first is to live by the saying “preach the gospel always and if necessary, use words”. This […]

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Win Now!

Not many people where I live (Canada) are big baseball fans, but I am one of them. I have loved the sport ever since my dad first taught me to throw and catch in the backyard as a little kid. Even though I haven’t been able to watch much baseball lately, I’ve been keeping up […]

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Three Views of Church

In North America there typically seems to be three ways people view church in relation to culture. Having only three categories may be oversimplifying it, but the more simple we break it down, the easier it is to see the differences. View 1: Church as a Bomb Shelter This view sees the primary purpose of […]

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“Soo Memes” Takes Aim at Christians, And Why It Matters

When I logged on to Facebook this morning, one of the first things I saw was the latest meme created by Soo Memes. (If you don’t know what a meme is, basically it is a picture with a clever or funny caption on it. In the case of Soo Memes, they do this with things […]

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How relevant is the gospel in North American culture?

We sometimes hear people use the language of making the gospel relevant. Christians know already that the gospel is relevant to all people whether they realize it or not. Evangelism is not making the gospel relevant, but rather showing people how the gospel is already relevant to their lives. There’s no debating this. So the […]

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