Many churches believe their small groups must choose either an edification focus or an evangelistic focus. This argument goes that for small groups to be a place where mature Christians grow there needs to be deep theological conversation and regular accountability. These both require time and trust, which are hard to come by if new […]
David Murray recently finished a challenging and helpful series on evangelistic preaching. I commend each one of his posts to you. 1. What Is Evangelistic Preaching? 2. Four Kinds of Evangelistic Sermons 3. Why Is Evangelistic Preaching So Rare Today? 4. Four Characteristics of Evangelistic Preaching 5. Four (More) Characteristics of Evangelistic Preaching
This is a guest post by my friend, Chris Castaldo, who Justin Taylor called, “one of evangelicalism’s most insightful dialogue partners with Roman Catholicism.” Chris is the author of Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic and contributed the evangelical view in Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicanism. Hear more from Chris […]
Did you know that you can make anything gospel-centered just by adding the word “gospel” in front of it? There is contextualization. But then there’s gospel contextualization. There is church growth. But then there’s gospel growth. There are the arts. But then there are gospel arts. Gospel centrality has morphed from a movement to a culture. […]
In case you haven’t been over to The Gospel Coalition Blog in a while, get on over and check out my article, “How to Call for a Gospel Response Like a Calvinist.” I hope that you find it helpful.
Over the next week, I’m guest blogging for my friend, Chris Castaldo. Chris is the author of Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic (Zondervan, 2009), and he is the Director for the Ministry of Gospel Renewal at Wheaton College. His role at Wheaton is to train evangelicals to reach the millions of what he […]