Worth a Look 1.15.13
Kindle Deal of the Day: Word versus Deed: Resetting the Scales to a Biblical Balance by Duane Litfin. $3.99.
An elder statesmen in the church, Litfin’s training in communication theory and in detailed exegesis is brought to bear on this important subject, bringing verbal proclamation in sync with the witness of one’s actions.
J. D. Greear - 5 Necessary Elements for an Evangelism Ethos:
I have read a lot of books on evangelism, and my two favorite are Bill Hybels’ Just Walk Across the Room and Mark Dever’s The Gospel and Personal Evangelism. Yes, I see the irony in that. They are very different books—but I like them for different reasons.
As I recently read through Hybels’ book, I identified 5 helpful features that I think are necessary for an evangelistic ethos, either in an individual Christian or in an entire church.
Interesting interview with Alister McGrath on issues related to evangelicalism, feminism, evolution, and apologetics:
Every generation faces a challenge of how it passes its faith onto the next generation. Here in England, during the 1960s, we didn’t pass on our faith very well, and now we’re in the middle of a mess. My concern would be this: What are American Christians doing to make sure one generation passes on its faith to the next? I don’t just mean telling others about what we believe, but actually showing them what a Christian life looks like.
Unlikely characters, including gay men, are leading the French people in protest against redefining marriage. A repeating refrain is “the rights of children trump the right to children.” Americans should follow their example of mobilizing across party lines.
Last night I dreamt that I was reading The New York Times and stumbled upon this open letter from the President to evangelical pastor Louie Giglio…