Let me make a prediction: if you read this brief book, and rethink some of your preaching and evangelistic conversations in the light of it, you will do yourself, the gospel cause, and the people you’re speaking to a huge service.
“Cutting to the Heart’ now available in both paperback and ebook form. Publisher’s Description On the Day of Pentecost, when the apostle Peter addressed the crowd, the people were ‘cut to the heart’ and asked how they should respond to what they had just heard (Acts 2:37). According to the letter to the Hebrews, ‘the
The end of an evangelistic talk is usually commendably frank. It doesn’t matter wither this is a friendly over a BBQ, a major service, or the end of a course: we lay out the two ways, and invite people to lay their lives down for Christ. If they do that, we have resources, books, groups.
Today’s news is that the Charity Commissioners are considering abolishing the right of churches and other Christian groups to claim charitable status. Charities act in the public good, but churches benefit themselves, not others, it is argued, and so they cannot claim to be properly charities. QED. Let’s forget for a moment the hundreds
Woody Allen’s movie, Sleeper, has his character transported to the future, and explaining the present world to bewildered researchers. He’s given a series of photos to explain, and of one he says, “This is Billy Graham. Very big in the religion business. You know, he knew god. Personally.” Do you? How do you know you
This morning’s topic of conversation in the barber’s is whether the universe is expanding or contracting. Seriously. I’m out my depth, so is the barber, but it’s clear that the likes of Brian Cox have put the stars on the agenda. Being out of my depth means there’s lots of places we can’t go. I