I took notes on the all the intro material but instead will cut straight to the chase. Michael Spencer spent a lot of time over a period of years defining post-evangelical. But he never suggested that we as Christians should stop evangelizing and he was was never more clear about that than in this podcast. There are a lot of discussions that we should have among believers but our call to share the gospel must remain at the front of who we are and what we do.
This episode has a new opening theme and some chit-chat about international students, teaching Bible and meeting blog friends in real life. Hang in there, the good stuff is after that.
I don’t have a “Watch and Share File” but take a look at this. Leon Brown wrote an article listing three common objections people have to receiving the Gospel. In a sit down interview he discusses those objections and lists practical responses.
I’m listening to Leon Brown and thinking about the ministry of Jesus. Jesus was not thinking about the number of baptisms he could list or the number of contacts he could report making. His ministry wasn’t about sheer numbers as much as it was about changing people’s lives; real people that he cared about. Jesus sometimes argued with religious leaders, but he didn’t really waste a lot of time on them. He was more likely talking to tax collectors and prostitutes, touching lepers, preaching the Gospel to the poor, or explaining the kingdom to the working class.
There’s a lot of wisdom in the things Leon Brown says, but notice also how he carries himself and the mind set with which he approaches sharing the Gospel. He is sowing seeds rather than trying to win a debate about how everyone else is wrong. This is some of the most practical apologetics I’ve heard in a long time. Let me blunt:
We should all listen to this guy and share the Gospel the way he does.