Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: His Approach to Apologetics – Part 6

Christian Apologetics: Two Purposes Francis Schaeffer’s holds a rather basic view concerning apologetics.  He explains there are two purposes of Christian apologetics.  “The first is defense.  The second is to communicate Christianity in a way that any given generation can understand” (The God Who Is There, 151). Schaeffer begins his approach to apologetics by pointingContinue reading “Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: His Approach to Apologetics – Part 6”

EVANGELISM – J. Mack Stiles (2014)

The word, “evangelism” strikes fear in the hearts of many Christ-followers.  But nothing could be more backwards, for the people of God possess the greatest news in the universe.  A holy God sent his Son, the Lord Jesus to die in the place of every person who would ever believe.  Sinners may receive the hopeContinue reading “EVANGELISM – J. Mack Stiles (2014)”

THE CASE FOR CHRIST – Lee Strobel

The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel, a former atheistic journalist turned pastor, retraces his spiritual journey by interviewing thirteen leading scholars and authorities.  Strobel asks penetrating questions and forces these scholars to defend their views with solid data and argumentation.  He plays the role of “devil’s advocate” and asks questions that a typical skepticContinue reading “THE CASE FOR CHRIST – Lee Strobel”

THE GOSPEL COMMISSION: Recovering God’s Strategy for Making Disciples – Michael Horton (2011)

Michael Horton has been on somewhat of a writing streak in recent days.  Earlier this year, he released his magnum opus, The Christian Faith, a systematic theology that ranks highly along with theologians such as Wayne Grudem and Robert Reymond.  In 2008 he embarked on an important study that included Christless Christianity and The GospelContinue reading “THE GOSPEL COMMISSION: Recovering God’s Strategy for Making Disciples – Michael Horton (2011)”

TELL THE TRUTH – Will Metzger (2002 Revised)

Books on evangelism are a dime a dozen these days.  Much of what passes for “evangelism” is watered-down, pragmatic, and in the final analysis promotes a different gospel (Gal. 1:6).  Tell the Truth by Will Metzger stands head and shoulders above every other book I’ve read about evangelism. The subtitle is a nice summary ofContinue reading “TELL THE TRUTH – Will Metzger (2002 Revised)”

THE GOSPEL AND PERSONAL EVANGELISM – Mark Dever (2007)

Mark Dever has been greatly used over the years to help and encourage pastors faithfully shepherd the flock.  He continues to exercise his gift by encouraging pastors and all Christ-followers to evangelize lost sheep – so they might be among the flock.  His book, The Gospel & Personal Evangelism is written with this end inContinue reading “THE GOSPEL AND PERSONAL EVANGELISM – Mark Dever (2007)”

BIBLICAL APOLOGETICS: HOW SHALL WE RESPOND TO UNBELIEF?

Unbelief is in the air.  Unbelief is gaining ground in postmodern culture.  Over 100 years ago, the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great innermost corruption, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means is poisonous, stealthy, subterranean, small enough – I call it theContinue reading “BIBLICAL APOLOGETICS: HOW SHALL WE RESPOND TO UNBELIEF?”

JESUS THE EVANGELIST – Richard Phillips

Jesus the Evangelist by Richard Phillips cuts to the core of the evangelistic task.   The purpose: to study key chapters in John’s gospel and learn evangelism from Jesus himself. In part one, the author discusses basic principles of evangelism that is drawn from the example and witness of John the Baptist.  The author reminds, “AContinue reading “JESUS THE EVANGELIST – Richard Phillips”

CONSPIRACY OF KINDNESS – Steve Sjogren (2008)

Conspiracy of Kindness by Steve Sjogren is written to motivate Christians to begin a lifestyle of evangelism.  The author promotes a fresh style of sharing one’s faith, namely servant evangelism.  Sjogren argues that “God is looking for people who are willing to participate in acts of love and kindness to those outside their present circle. Continue reading “CONSPIRACY OF KINDNESS – Steve Sjogren (2008)”

THE GOSPEL FOR MUSLIMS – Thabiti Anyabwile (2010)

The Gospel for Muslims is another winner by Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.  This short but powerful work shatters the assumption that Muslims are impossible to reach for Christ.  A former Muslim himself,  Anyabwile demonstrates that loving and faithful proclamation have and will continue to reap benefits among our Muslim friends.  For the gospel “is the powerContinue reading “THE GOSPEL FOR MUSLIMS – Thabiti Anyabwile (2010)”