How do we use evangelism tools helpfully in a culture that is post-Christian in attitude, but pre-Christian in understanding?
There is no rear-vision mirror in a pre-Christian society – only a front windscreen. The starting point in evangelism is very different.
In a post-Christian society, the church calls on its government to address lapses in moral legislation or inadequate care for the poor. Churches see themselves as political prophets provoking the conscience of a nation . . . In a pre-Christian world, the approach is different. We cannot talk about gaining back that which we never had . . . (more…)
Mission in the Post-Christian West is really tough but thoroughly worth it! For the last ten years my passion has been to see unchurched Australians introduced to the mind boggling fact that the creator of laughter, the Cheetah and the Orion constellation personally loves them and is going to makeover the world minus all the bad stuff. This reality makes me determined to cut through the antagonism and apathy that arises in unchurched Aussies at the sound of the word “Christian”. I tend to be someone who learns by doing and so I have learnt enough things to fufill a small aircraft hanger. Here are three. I hope, like a good robust massage, they are slightly painful but yet ultimately healing. (more…)
Left to right, one step at a time. How a small, rural church community learnt they could work together to bring their mates closer to knowing Jesus. (more…)