Why I went on national TV to talk about Jesus

Apr 6, 2019 by

by Assumpta Venkatachalam, Sydney Anglicans. Given the world of reality TV, participating in this is either foolishness or crazy brave…Assumpta Venkatachalam from Village Church, Annandale was chosen to represent an ordinary Christian from a Sydney Anglican parish. She shares here experience with us… “…My family is from South India and I was born into the Brahmin caste of Hinduism, the highest caste – and incidentally, one you can only be born into. The Brahmins are the priestly caste, and...

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Comfort, narcissism, doubt: Ministry experts list biggest challenges to reaching new generation

Apr 2, 2019 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: A panel of experts on evangelizing the rising generation and the millennial generation believe that issues like “comfort,” “narcissism” and “doubt” are the biggest challenges in reaching young people. “The dangers of narcissism are just huge, especially in a social media age and especially for younger people,” said Glen Scrivener, an Australian evangelist and director of the ministry Speak Life who works in the United Kingdom. He pointed out that in the...

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Evangelism and Social Action Are Close Friends

Apr 2, 2019 by

by Cynthia Ruble, The Gospel Coalition: Eighteen years ago when I first came to Japan as a missionary, I had to clarify my purpose. The Japanese unbelievers around me wondered aloud about the nature and intent of my work. A young Japanese Christian even told me, “We don’t need missionaries anymore.” If my aim was conversions to Christ, it wasn’t a popular mission. When we encounter skepticism about our evangelistic efforts, it can be tempting to answer, “Oh no, I don’t want to convert you. I...

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Thanksgiving for the life of Michael Green

Mar 4, 2019 by

Anglican Mainstream report. Andrew Symes writes: The famous image of Christ, lantern in hand, about to knock on a door overgrown with weeds, with no discernible handle, was painted by William Holman Hunt around 1850. Posters and other copies are to be found all over the world, including a ten foot high version behind the Communion table at St Aldates, Oxford. It was appropriate that this should be the visually arresting backdrop for the funeral of evangelist, scholar and pastor Michael Green,...

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Questions on campus

Mar 1, 2019 by

News from UCCF: evangelism in universities during February. Christian Unions have been making an impact on campus with eye-catching question boards. Students in Cambridge were asked to ‘Spot the fake news!’, to plot their attitude to ‘truth’ on an axis, or to mark on a world map ‘Where would you go to find yourself?’ In Southampton, the CU used a large board stationed in the central area of campus, with several smaller boards that CU members took in pairs to...

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A Gospel for the Estates

Feb 22, 2019 by

By Rod Thomas, Church of England Newspaper. What a refreshing read the General Synod paper by the Estates Evangelism Task Group is! It has many virtues: It is not long! That makes it accessible and clear. It has a clear vision and purpose: to reflect God’s heart for the poor, particularly by securing an effective Christian community in every significant social housing estate. Unsurprisingly for a group chaired by Bishop Philip North, it aims for theological depth in answering the question...

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