Have you ever noticed how often eating together shows up in the gospels? It could be argued that the Way of Jesus has grown across the planet because people ate together. “While they were eating … Jesus said, ‘Do this to remember Me.’” (Luke 22) “All the believers devoted themselves … to sharing in meals…” […]
Some of us know a lot about Jesus. But we have been “cursed” with an inability to talk about him with others in meaningful ways. Here’s a simple way to get back to effectiveness in evangelism.
Years ago, I learned a phrase that helped me become more effective at introducing others to Jesus: “Measure conversations, not conversions.” I soon realized that conversations lead to conversions (other people beginning to follow Jesus). Have you ever noticed how many times God asks questions of people in the scriptures? Jesus is such a great conversation starter. Conversations were […]
Fall 2000 I sat in the small living room of the student residence hall. It was dark and dingy, smelling slightly like a paradoxical mix of locker rooms and A and F Cologne. I’d met a student athlete in the parking lot and we were now here in his room. I’d had the chance […]
January 2008 “Oh my gosh! The baby is being born right now!” I held my wife’s hand as she lay on the hospital bed, in labor with our fourth child, Graham Anthem. It had been a difficult pregnancy, not so much physically, but spiritually. At 32 years old, a decent ministry career, and a rapidly […]
Dustin found the last stash of drugs and laid a massive line on the table. He reasoned it was easily enough to end the pain of his earthly life. Permanently. Then the phone rang.
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His roommate had just threatened to kill him when I walked in. I was at Haskell Indian Nations University. I spend about five hours a week here, discipling student leaders who are growing simple churches that meet in various locations around campus. This year they’ve seen more students meet Jesus than ever before. A few […]
I spent the last week in Kona, HI (hard, right?) training YWAM DTS missionaries with my friend Pam Arlund. We equipped around 300 students to make disciples and plant simple churches that can multiply among youth. We’ve seen this process begin on hundreds of universities the last three years. The idea is simple, powerful, and […]
Josiah sits with a group of us on campus and hears how Jesus calls us to follow Him and be baptized. He confesses Jesus as Lord, we fill up the bathtub, and his friends baptize him. One day, we all take communion together with some fifty-cent, day-old Jimmy John’s bread and some soda pop (we […]