Blessed to Bless ~ Gary Prickett

Do you consider the ability to give (regardless of amount) as a blessing? I think it is fair to say most people struggle with giving in general, let alone see it as a blessing. In contrast Luke quotes Jesus in Acts 20:35 as saying: “It is more blessed to give than to...

The Light of Good Deeds ~ Andrew Hall

At this time of year, our family loves to drive around and look at people’s Christmas lights. On the darkest days of the year, Christmas lights bring cheer and joy when daylight is short and nights are long. In the same way, Jesus told his followers to be lights who...

Transformitive Evangelism ~ Gary Prickett

“To teach is to learn twice.” ~Joseph Joubert   I believe one of the great joys of parenting is teaching, and what a frequent joy it is! Parents do it so much, and so naturally, I suspect they often don’t appreciate just how much information and training goes into our...

Intentional Evangelism ~ Andrew Hall

As I looked over the class syllabus for Evangelism, I was surprised by one of the assignments: submit a weekly reflection on how you attempted to share the gospel. It was worth 20% of our final grade. Something in me chaffed at this assignment. Should sharing the...

Vulnerable Evangelism ~ Gary Prickett

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” John 4:7-9 Nobody...

Questioning Evangelism ~ Andrew Hall

When was the last time someone directly told you some fact, opinion, or idea and your mind was completely changed? Having trouble? So am I. Rarely have I won an argument and changed someone’s mind. I’ve lost many an argument and become more entrenched in my views. But...