The Failure of Evangelism

Evangelism as we know it hasn’t worked. Either evangelism is so aggressive you want to get a restraining order, or else evangelism is so restrained you want to call it to order. Our strategies have been spectacularly useless at best, counterproductive at worst. We have lived through an exodus, but not of the biblical kind. So says Leonard Sweet in his book laying out a new vision for evangelism: Nudge. Leonard has some pretty controversial things to say about evangelism as we have known it and his vision for what should be in our new world. (more…)