Category Archives: Evangelism

95. Expand your “Personal Jerusalem”

Draw your “Personal Jerusalem” Take 5 minutes and draw your “personal Jerusalem.”  This is a concept I introduce to churches when coaching them to practice methods of effective evangelism using “Significant Conversations.”  Based on Acts 1:8, “you will be my … Continue reading

85. Shaping the Gospel message so that it Resonates

A Shift in Communicating Salvation There was a pause in the conversation.  My visitor considered seriously the illustration I had presented to him.  He then spoke words that became a critical turning point in my ministry in Pakistan – he … Continue reading

84. Learning to talk ENGLISH

Cross-Cultural Confusion Early on in my attempts to deepen my ability to converse in the Sindhi language, I learned a new idiom for “dying,” which is similar to the English “to pass on.”  I decided to use it while conversing … Continue reading

83. Further Tools for Talking about Jesus

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the importance of dialogue as the basis of Significant Conversations: Evangelism that resonates with our Canadian context.  The first two articles provided theoretical support for dialogue, in contrast to proclamation, … Continue reading

82. Tools for Talking about Jesus

This is the third in a series of articles on the importance of dialogue as the basis of Significant Conversations: Evangelism that resonates with our Canadian context.  The first two articles provided theoretical support for dialogue, in contrast to proclamation, … Continue reading

81. In Defense of Dialogue

This is the second in a series of articles which provide both theoretical support as well as practical application for the concept of Significant Conversations: Evangelism that resonates with our Canadian context.  In the first article, Talking about The Gospel … Continue reading

80. Talking about The Gospel in a Pluralist Society1

This series of articles provide both theoretical support as well as practical application for the concept of Significant Conversations: Evangelism that resonates with our Canadian context.  Mark provides Significant Conversations coaching to FEB churches with the goal of developing local … Continue reading

75. “God will not let me into Heaven”

Continue the Conversation This past week I had a discussion with a couple of fellow believers who had had a significant conversation with an elderly person who was in the last days of his life.  They were talking to him … Continue reading

68. Deflating Bouncy Castles: a critique of evangelistic methods

passion for the Great Commission From the outset of this article, I want to be clear that I believe in and promote evangelism.  One of my ministries offered to our FEB churches through Northwest and Fellowship International is that of … Continue reading

66. Uncomfortable with Gospel Presentations

An Incomplete Wedding Shower I remember a friend relating to me the story of a mentally handicapped young woman who lived with her parents.  Every time there was a wedding shower for a bride-to-be at the church, the mother would … Continue reading

57. Significant Conversations: Onion model of Culture

The Common hunger of Humanity What we as human beings search for and value in life is the “meaningful” and the “good.” With regard to the “meaningful,” we are always trying to make sense of our world. Hopelessness, which is … Continue reading

55. Why I Don’t do ‘evangelism’

Check out the Significant Conversations – an alternative grassroots approach to engage your community for Christ Canada is not Pakistan Evangelism in Pakistan was easy.  I would occasionally travel in a bus with a pile of tracts in Sindhi with … Continue reading

3.   Go into all the World and "Humanize"?

As an evangelical I cringe when evangelism is described as "humanizing," as if the focus of salvation has somehow changed from what God has done for us in Christ, to what we are to accomplish for ourselves. However it is … Continue reading