The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
To believe or not to believe, that is not the question. The question, instead, is: what to believe?
“The isolation of the digital world and the lack of communication skills that we are witnessing, make sharing the gospel quite difficult”, Bruce Little, President of Forum for Christian Thought, says.
I’ve finally come across the term that wraps my mind around the nuanced social reality I see in Europe.
“We want to get away from a default setting that just assumes everyone is Christian”, said opponents. “The importance of religious beliefs should not be underestimated”, the Church of Scotland pointed out.
We not only come to faith at the foot of the cross, but we also become mature in its shadow.
A global versus international model can help.
Evangelist Hélder Favarin gives insights into how to preach the gospel evangelistically in a secularized society. Sometimes preaching “sounds like a foreign language to non-Christians”.
“We should preach Christ from any passage of the Bible to both Christians and non-Christians”, says evangelist and pastor Helder Favarin.
We can make no greater investment of our resources than to help churches become infectious communities of gospel-gripped people.