Friday, July 18, 2008

More on evangelism

I have to say that I have really enjoyed Rick Richardson's book Reimagining Evangelism. He's convinced me that evangelism in a postmodern context is actually easier for introverts than it was in the modern era. There is more emphasis on more indirect, subtle, imaginative styles of sharing the gospel. Here is a quote about why people deal with guilt about evangelism:

One reason we feel guilty about our lack of evangelism, and tired when we think about doing evangelism, is that we tend to have a very individualistic concept of our responsibility. Most of us assume that if we got serious about sharing our faith, we would need to build friendships, talk to strangers, have people in our homes for meals and social events, study the Bible with unchurched people, explain the gospel, call them to Christ and then follow them up. We think we have to do it all. p.55