Who Should Sunday Worship Services Be Aimed At?

Sunday Worship

One of the things that I have noticed about contemporary Christian ministry is there is disagreement over the purpose and aim of Sunday worship services. The two options for the focus are: Christians who are […]

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What is the Difference Between Evangelism and Apologetics?

Apologetics and Theology

Evangelism and apologetics are related activities but they are not the same thing. Evangelism literally means the announcing of Good News and apologetics means giving a reason. There is some overlap between these activities but […]

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How to Deal With an Angry Skeptic

Apologetics and Theology

If you are involved in apologetics, you will be talking to different types of people. You will talk to Christians who are dealing with doubts and non-Christians who are seeking information. But you will also […]

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Churches Need More of an Inward Focus

Churches

What?! Am I out of my mind? Pastors and other church leaders have been working hard for decades to get congregations to move from an inward to an outward focus. We have finally made some […]

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What is a Sharing Church?

Sermons

A sermon preached at Queen Street Baptist Church. Introduction We have been looking at the mission of Queen Street Baptist Church. We have looked at our qualities as a welcoming, growing and worshiping church. We […]

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Reaching Millennials

Leadership and Ministry

I will admit that I approached David Stark’s new book, Reaching Millennials, with a bit of caution. It all came down to the subtitle: Proven Methods for Engaging a Young Generation. I am always hesitant […]

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Growing God’s Church – Review

Growing God's Church

All Christians should be interested in seeing the Church grow and people come to faith in Jesus. A helpful resource in this conversation is Growing God’s Church: How People Are Actually Coming to Faith Today […]

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4 Books on Evangelism You Need to Read

Evangelism

I am an apologist and a teacher by nature but I am by no means an evangelist. I have friends who can share so easily but it is hard work for me. That does not […]

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Proselytization and Children

Apologetics and Theology

I was shocked to hear that this past week, a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses were stationed at one of the exits from our children’s schoolyard. They were giving away copies of their book, What Does […]

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Cheap Discipleship

Apologetics and Theology

The Great Commission commands us to make disciples, not just converts. But how we make disciples is going to be influenced by how we do evangelism. How do we try to bring people into the […]

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An Apologetic for Apologetics

Apologetics and Theology

In this episode of my video blog, I look at some of the concerns that some people have about apologetics. Should we be involved in apologetics, either on the evangelism or the discipleship side? I […]

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Is Apologetics Trying to Reason Oneself to God?

Apologetics and Theology

I had a friend recently tell me that they heard a highly educated Christian define apologetics as trying to reason oneself to God. What?! I have no problem with people not liking apologetics. But if […]

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Rise of the Nones

Apologetics and Theology

One of the most important discussions concerning religion these days are about the nones. These are not women living in convents but those when asked about religion, indicate that they belong to none. What is interesting […]

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The Non-Arguing Argument

You can’t argue people into the kingdom of God. This is one of the most common reasons why people do not want to get involved in apologetics. I would want to ask what is meant […]

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Creationism and Evangelism

When I first became a Christian, one of the hardest things that I had to deal with was not persecution but how to deal with Genesis 1. I always hated reading that chapter. It was […]

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5 Reasons I Didn’t Want to Become a Christian

Apologetics and Theology

In my spiritual journey I went from being a nominal Christian to an atheist to a theist to a Christian. For this post, I want to focus on the time that I was a theist. […]

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Reasons Why Outreach Programs Fail

Leadership and Ministry

Pastors understand that outreach programs are important. Even if Jesus did not command us to, we would need them to keep our churches active. The problem is that only a minority of these programs actually […]

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Billy Graham – Apologist

Billy Graham

Many people, Christian and other, acknowledge the impact of Billy Graham’s life and ministry on the world. But few people would point to him as one of the world’s great apologists. I would like to […]

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Wholistic Apologetics

I have not been blogging much lately because I am at Acadia Divinity College, taking my last two courses for my Doctor of Ministry degree.  The course I just finished was “A Theology for Holistic […]

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Preach the Gospel

Sermons

Romans 10 Introduction Pastors are well aware that there are certain subjects that congregations do not like to hear sermons on.  One of those topics is that of hell.  The entire concept of hell is […]

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When It’s Wrong to Be Right: Conversion

Apologetics and Theology

One of the things that some people do not like about conservative Christianity is the focus on converting people who are not Christians.  The attractive thing about liberal Christianity is that it can focus on […]

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When It’s Wrong to Be Right: Other Religions

Apologetics and Theology

One of the problems with conservative Christians is that they are intolerant of other religions.  The religious right insists that their beliefs are correct and all the other religions are wrong.  In our pluralistic society, […]

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Jerram Barrs on Apologetics and Outreach

I recently listened to an audio course on Apologetics and Outreach by Jerram Barrs of Covenant Theological Seminary.  It was quite good and I recommend it for others.  Despite the title, it is more about […]

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