Witnessing Can Be Simple

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The minister had said that our own pride can keep us from mentioning the Lord to others. He challenged us to be approachable so that friends will want to talk with us about our faith. But he also urged us to grab opportunities to “approach someone you’re not supposed to approach.” Hmm. That sure caused self-examination! As I began to…

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The 11th Child

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March 2021. Some Sunday school classes had been canceled altogether during the year-long COVID “emergency.” Wanting to open back up, many considered Easter Sunday to be a good time. But being still fearful, some churches aimed to limit the number of kids per classroom. One such class planned to allow registration for 10 preschool children. A loving, concerned teacher from…

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Faith Must Stand on Truth

Just steering you to two items I’ve had on file, which I believe will strengthen you personally and also provide tidbits you can use to help others. Hey, it doesn’t have to be new to be good, right? Here’s a really serious but entertaining John Lennox (Oxford scholar/professor) lecture. It’s called “Miracles, part 1” but it’s mainly about truth, belief/faith.…

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Asking Good Questions—Part 3

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In dialogue with Christian friends about certain teachings/practices, I’ve been thinking in terms of asking “5 questions down.” That is, keep peeling back layers of the same specific topic rather than flitting on to something else. And the idea is to ask the 5 questions instead of trying to answer/argue back. Here are some samples: He: I’ve started standing inside…

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Asking Good Questions—Part 2

woman at white board with 5 "WH" questions

Christian friends are asking each other’s opinion about various spiritual practices/teachings that originated in Eastern religions and the occult—things like mantra meditation, sacred objects, smudging, chakras, reiki … As mentioned in Part 1, we can’t assume that even a Christian friend believes the Bible is the final word on things. But if that’s established, then still, before going into the…

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