Permission vs Persuasion

Is it just me or do many forms of evangelism involve coercion of one type or another? It may be a voice over with a soft music background and dimmed lighting, it could be a powerful rhetoric or it could be good old fashioned fear (let’s talk about hell should we?). It could well be that in the Australian context any form of coercion or power leverage in evangelism may well be counterproductive. (more…)