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Evangelism in a Postmodern World, Part 3: Arenas

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This is part 3 of a three-part series. Read part 1 here and part 2 there.

About this series: Evangelism in our increasingly postmodern world is a complex and multifaceted endeavor, as members of churches and Christian outreach ministries strive to proclaim the message of salvation and newness of life in Christ in relevant and effective ways. Becoming familiar with reasons evangelism is significant,

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Evangelism in a Postmodern World, Part 2: Approaches

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This is part 2 in a three-part series. Read part 1 here.

About this series: Evangelism in our increasingly postmodern world is a complex and multifaceted endeavor, as members of churches and Christian outreach ministries strive to proclaim the message of salvation and newness of life in Christ in relevant and effective ways. Becoming familiar with reasons evangelism is significant, approaches to evangelism,

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Evangelism in a Postmodern World, Part 1: The Significance of Evangelism

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This is part 1 in a three-part series.

About this series: Evangelism in our increasingly postmodern world is a complex and multifaceted endeavor, as members of churches and Christian outreach ministries strive to proclaim the message of salvation and newness of life in Christ in relevant and effective ways. Becoming familiar with reasons evangelism is significant, approaches to evangelism, and arenas in which it occurs can greatly enhance the effectiveness of outreach and evangelism ministries.

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A Philosophy of Evangelism, Part 5: Lifestyle Evangelism & Integrating Discipleship

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About this series: Developing a biblically rooted philosophy of evangelism can greatly enhance the effectiveness of outreach and evangelism ministries. In this final part of a five-part series (see part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4), Dr. Boa wraps up this series by discussing the approach of lifestyle evangelism as well as “what comes after evangelism” (discipleship).

In recent years,

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A Philosophy of Evangelism, Part 4: Context & Motivations

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About this series: Developing a biblically rooted philosophy of evangelism can greatly enhance the effectiveness of outreach and evangelism ministries. In this fourth part (see part 1 here, part 2 there, and part 3 there), Dr. Boa clears up a common misconception about the primary context of evangelism, and then examines some of the right and wrong motivations for evangelizing.

The Context of Evangelism

The Church scattered (meaning the invisible body of Christ worldwide) includes home groups in which a Christ-centered community touches outsiders in neighborhoods through the witness of believers who love one another.

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A Philosophy of Evangelism, Part 3: Taking a Long View

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About this series: Developing a biblically rooted philosophy of evangelism can greatly enhance the effectiveness of outreach and evangelism ministries. In this third part (see part 1 here and part 2 there), Dr. Boa talks about the time involved in the evangelism process and the long-term investment that it represents.

Cultivation Takes More Time Than Reaping

The problem, however, is that this tends to promote a more confrontational style than most people would prefer.

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A Philosophy of Evangelism, Part 2: The Results Belong to God

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About this series: Developing a biblically rooted philosophy of evangelism can greatly enhance the effectiveness of outreach and evangelism ministries. In this second part of this series (see part 1 here), we talk about our participation in a process that God ultimately directs, along with two opposite errors people can easily fall into, depending on the outcome of their evangelism efforts.

He has no lack or deficiency,

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A Philosophy of Evangelism, Part 1: An Agricultural Process

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About this series: Developing a biblically rooted philosophy of evangelism can greatly enhance the effectiveness of outreach and evangelism ministries. In this first post, we explore how the evangelism endeavor can be compared to the agricultural process.

The Bible uses agricultural imagery to portray the dynamic process of evangelism. For example, consider the following two passages:

“Do you not say,

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The Roots of Muslim Radicalism: Part 1—Muhammad & the Qur’an

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“One God, that I can understand, but one wife? That is not civilized.”
—Sheik Ilderim, in Ben-Hur (1959)

The youngest of all the major world religions, Islam is the second largest, numbering roughly 1.6 billion people worldwide. The mission fields proving most resistant to the gospel of Jesus Christ are almost all in Muslim-dominated areas, especially in North Africa, the Middle East (excluding Israel),

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