Witnessing Tips Archive

Faith Path

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume33, number 03 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ SYNOPSIS There are at least six approaches people use in determining what they choose to believe: 1. The RELATIVISTIC FAITH PATH: Truth is what you make it. But relativism […]

Experiencing Your Own Unexpected Adventures

When you’re motivated to talk with others about Jesus and you make yourself available for those opportunities, you never know what’s going to happen on what starts out to be an average and routine day. It’s what I call “the unexpected adventure” of the Christian life. At the end of a long day at the […]

Witnessing to Those Who Have Fallen from Faith

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 1 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Christians, in their witnessing, are accustomed to giving a presentation of the gospel and offering their personal testimony. What if, however, the […]

From the Nature God to the God of Nature

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 4 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Implicit in Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations is the command to evangelize. Carrying out that command invariably brings us […]

Opening the Superstitious to the Gospel

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 6 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious” (Acts17:22KJV). “It is doubtful whether Caesar will come forth […]

Witnessing to Theological Liberals

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 1 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The deep cultural divide between theological conservatives and liberals has led to a variety of challenges for anyone who wants to witness […]

Witnessing to Rastafarians (Part Two: Reaching Out)

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Volume 22 / Number 2 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Rastafarianism presents Christians with a challenging evangelistic opportunity. The popular Afro-Caribbean religion is centered on devotion to Haile Selassie […]

Witnessing to Rastafarians (Part One: Background)

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Volume 22 / Number 1 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The word “Rastafarianism” often calls to mind the stereotypical images of dreadlocks (long braids or natural locks of hair), […]

Personal Witness Training: Your Handle On The Great Commission

Years ago I heard an illustra­tion of a young boy named David who was busily engaged in building a sand castle on the seashore. This was not to be an ordinary castle. It was to be the most magnificent sand castle ever built. David labored from the early hours of the morning through the heat […]

Sharing Your Faith with a Oneness Pentecostal (Part 2)

In the previous issue of the Christian Research Journal I offered three suggestions on how to witness to Oneness Pentecostals. One must demonstrate to them Christlike love; one must correct their tritheistic misunderstandings about the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity; and one must confront their theology on its weakest points. We concluded by discussing the […]