The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and the disappearance of freedom of speech….

Nov 12, 2019 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Premier: “Once upon a time I fell deep in affection with Carl Gustav Jung.  It turned out to be a dreadful mistake. It took me up a very attractive blind alley with only a nicely camouflagedblack hole at the very end.   My reasons for befriending Jung were good ones. It was the mid 1980’s and the great enemy of faith was Freud. Reductionist, atheist and pseudo-scientific psychologist, asFreud was, Jung was a great antidote to his aggressive anti-religious scientism....

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Evangelism and dementia

Oct 21, 2019 by

by Isaac Pain, Church Society: Isaac Pain reflects on his experiences of ministering in care homes and our approach to evangelism amongst those suffering from dementia. This week I took a Harvest services in one of the care homes we minister in. I love these opportunities to take the gospel into care homes. To the outside world they won’t look very glitzy or glamorous occasions, but, to those with eyes to see, they are opportunities to live out the topsy-turvy gospel where it’s the last who...

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Book review: ‘Michael Green, by his friends’

Sep 24, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. This collection of tributes, just released by IVP, paints a detailed picture of evangelist, pastor, scholar and mission activist Michael Green who died early in 2019. The different but dovetailing perspectives of more than 30 contributors are excellently marshalled and edited by Julia Cameron. This is no detached, merely factual biography, but a series of warm, affectionate reminiscences mixed with a clear overarching account of the life and various...

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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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