A New Kind of Evangelism

“Silence every radio and television preacher, stop every evangelical book or tract from being published, take down every evangelical website from the web and simply ask Christians to show one tangible expression of Jesus’ love to another person every day. The world and all it’s people would be far better off.”

-David Di Sabatino via “The Younger Evangelicals” (the book by Robert Webber, not the band of similar name… the lead singer of which I happen to be distantly related to)

Or maybe it’s not so new after all. Perhaps it’s actually a rediscovering of an ancient form of evangelism that was somehow lost in the not too distant past.

A lot of people worry about the future of the church. And yet, when I talk to young people, this idea really resonates with them. If this type of evangelism actually catches on in the broader Christian community and doesn’t simply become a phase that today’s young people eventually grow out of, I don’t worry about the future of the church at all.

P.S. I realize this post is a bit off-topic compared to the usual topics I tend to tackle on the blog, but I’m a firm believer in the idea that a real man believes in and draws his strength from A) a higher power and B) being a part of a growing and vibrant community of other people who also look to a higher power for strength and redemption. For me, Jesus Christ is my higher power and his church is my community.

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About Michael

Was it Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten who said, ''If you label me, you negate me.'' I call people amigo, bromigo, broseph, amigo, and brojangles a lot. It's a problem... I know. I also fight gangs for local charities and stuff like that, and I have a strong affinity for the fist bump as a primary means of greeting people. When I'm not doing those things, I'm busy trying to balance my efforts to be a good husband & dad, a man of God, a professional fundraiser, a friend, an amateur writer, an avid consumer of books and music, and defender of all things awesome. Check out my blog at FindingManhood.com


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