Podcast #23: Rifle vs. Shotgun

US-guns-WWII There are a variety of ways to approach evangelism; one question involves whether we should narrowly target our approach (as with a rifle) or to maintain a wide array of approaches (as with a shotgun). Join Ethan as he discusses the two approaches!

To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some. And I do all things for the gospel’s sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof (1 Corinthians 9:22-23).

Podcast #22: Relational Evangelism

handshakeGod is One in relational unity and has made us in His image (Genesis 1:26-27, John 17:20-23, Romans 1:19-20); thus we seek relationship with God and with one another, and by necessity evangelism will demand the development of relationship. Join us as we discuss the relational aspects of evangelism!

Podcast #21: Point of Agreement

Paul on AreopagusWhere should we begin the conversation about evangelism with people? Start too far back and you risk boring the person; start too far forward and it will soon be apparent that you do not share the same foundation. Join Ethan as he discusses the importance of beginning at the point of agreement and going from there!

And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; to them that are without law, as without law, not being without law to God, but under law to Christ, that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some. And I do all things for the gospel’s sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof (1 Corinthians 9:20-23).

Podcast #20: Apologetics and Evangelism

But sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear (1 Peter 3:15).

To give the answer of our faith is, in Greek, to make an apologia; we get the word “apologetics” from this idea. What relationship exists between apologetics and evangelism? Join Ethan as he discusses the connections!

Podcast #19: Defense with Respect and Gentleness

But sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear (1 Peter 3:15).

We are called upon to make the case for our faith to others. How should that case be made so as to maintain the integrity of the message but remain in the spirit of meekness and fear? Join Ethan as he discusses the relevance of a full understanding of 1 Peter 3:15 to our evangelistic endeavors!

Podcast #18: Interview with Andy Cantrell

The eighteenth podcast of Making The Word Known is now available!

Raja recently enjoyed the privilege of sitting down to discuss evangelism with Andy Cantrell, presently one of the evangelists for the Northwest church of Christ in New Hope, Minnesota. We hope you are encouraged by what you hear!

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Podcast #17: Christianity, Culture, and Evangelism

The relationship between Christianity and culture has a powerful influence on evangelism, dictating the postures of both the Christian evangelizing as well as the one who would hear the Gospel. Join Ethan as he discusses some aspects of how Christianity and its relationship with culture influences evangelism and how we can most effectively direct people to Jesus!

Seeing that Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumblingblock, and unto Gentiles foolishness; but unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men (1 Corinthians 1:22-25).

Podcast #16: Interview with Kelly Caton

The sixteenth podcast of Making The Word Known is now available!

Raja enjoyed the privilege of discussing evangelism with Kelly Caton, a Christian active in evangelism in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia, area. We hope you are encouraged by what you hear!

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Podcast #15: Business vs. Family

The fifteenth podcast of Making The Word Known is now available!

Evangelism and sales seem to be natural partners since both involve the art of persuasion. But should Christians treat evangelism like sales and the church as a business? Join Ethan and Raja as they discuss the business vs. family mindsets regarding evangelism and the church!

But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherisheth her own children: even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8).

Podcast #14: Interview with Phil Arnold

The fourteenth podcast of Making The Word Known is now available!

Ethan enjoyed the privilege of discussing evangelism with Phil Arnold, presently serving as the evangelist for the Expressway church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky. We enjoyed a great discussion about evangelism and the way forward to instruct people interested in the Gospel; we hope you find the conversation beneficial as well!

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