Letters with the Mosque Next Door

Letters with the Mosque Next Door How a budding friendship between a pastor and an imam brought a community together. Jim Powell and Kamil Mufti In the winter of 2007, Jim Powell contacted the leaders of the largest mosque in his community, knowing he would be moving next door to them
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Amplifying Evangelism—One Critical Component in Becoming an Engaging Church

In a few weeks, a very special conference on evangelism will take place at Wheaton College called Amplify. It’s a bit of a mystery why there aren’t more conferences like this in light of the fact that so few churches are actually growing through evangelism. Maybe there’s a connection.
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Apologetics and Evangelism–oil & water, or peaches & cream?

Those of us who are working within the branch of Christian theology known as “apologetics,” often have a rugged hill to climb in clarifying the purpose and goal of apologetics in evangelism to those within the Church, and thereby, convincing the ‘skeptics’ within the Church of its val
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Here’s What Evangelical Experts on Missions and Muslims Think of Wheaton’s ‘Same God’ Debate

Special journal looks at whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God, why it matters, and better questions to ask. Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Nearly two dozen evangelical experts on missions and Muslims have compiled their thoughts on how the answer affect
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A Wind in the House of Islam-A challenge to all Christians

In the introduction of his milestone book/study, David Garrison reveals a movement of God’s Spirit within the House of Islam, a movement of a magnitude that has not been seen over the last 1400 years. “A wind is blowing through the House of Islam. The House of Islam, Dar a
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It’s time to get uncomfortable and move out of our ‘comfort zone’

We all have a ‘comfort zone,’ one that is defined by the people, places, things, routines and habits that are familiar to us. Most of us become UN-comfortable when someone, or a set of circumstances moves us out of our comfort zone and into new territory, a territory that we sense wil
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Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion

I am in the process of studying the new book by Os Guinness, Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion, and have found it to be a vital addition to my apologetic library. I highly recommend this book to all those who are interested in becoming a more effective witn
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The Vital Element to Becoming a Christian Case-maker

It has been said that, “everything begins with good listening,” and this conversational principle is essential if we are to bring the message of Christ to people in a way that is palatable, making it as attractive as possible so as to bring them to a serious consideration of choosing
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The Intellectual ‘ostrich’—Pt. 2 Survival to influence…the embarrassment of riches-by Lane

If you are like most people, you are in contact with a number of people each day, either in your workplace, school, university, Starbucks, or neighborhood, and you find yourself engaged in conversation on various levels. Usually the conversations are somewhat superficial, a bit about
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What are you basing your evangelism on?—feeling, emotion…or Truth?

Critical thinking skills are essential to living the Christian life. With information bombarding us from all sides— friends, teachers, internet, television, radio, books, newspapers, etc., we need to be able to not only see ‘with the eye,’ but through the eye, using the le
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