Monthly Archives: December 2011

Another Christmas Evangelism Idea: Happy Easter!

This is the last Christmas evangelism idea of this season. It sounds a little goofy but it’s worth a try. Gerry Geraghty always asks, “Would there be a Christmas if there were no Easter?” That’s a great question and one … Continue reading

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The House Church and Its Relevance for Starting New Churches

Household Faith: The Glue that Binds Families Together A binding agent in Graeco-Roman families was a common household religion.  In the Roman cults the father of the house was the head of the cult without any external confirmation (Branick 43-44).  … Continue reading

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Isaiah 7:10-14 — “The Sign of God’s Favour”

Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes fame, is outside with his coat on, looking a tad bit disappointed. Calvin says, “If I was in charge, we’d never see grass between October and May.”  Calvin looks up to heaven and says, “On … Continue reading

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Saviour of the Nations, Come

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40 Days for Life – www.40daysforlife.com

The following information comes from a brochure produced by: 40 Days for Life Inc. and Heritage House ’76.  919 S. Main Street. Snowflake, AZ 85937. Bulletin-type brochures are available by calling 1-800-858-3040 (no. 9938FD) or by going to: www.hh76.com/40days. —————— … Continue reading

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New Lutheran Hour Ministry Radio Presence is Realized in the Middle East

Lutheran Hour Ministries reports in The Lutheran Layman (November-December 2011) that a new radio program began in the Arab world on October 31, 2011.    Greg Koenig writes, “Programming begun on that day by Middle East Lutheran Ministries (the Lutheran Hour … Continue reading

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Another Christmas Evangelism Idea: A Charlie Brown Christmas

One of the clearest Christmas witnesses is spoken by Linus when Charlie Brown asks, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!” Linus’ recitation of Luke 2 is available on YouTube. You can link to this scene from … Continue reading

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High Context Personalities and the Pater Familias

Note: Over the next number of Mondays, I am posting portions of my doctoral dissertation which I wrote in 1995 and 1996. Much of the material is still relevant for the missio Dei today.  The focus of my dissertation was … Continue reading

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“Christmas is for Telling” — John 1:6-8

I am going to tell you a story that never happened. The mother of four young children was near death after being injured in an automobile accident.  Her wounds and broken bones took nearly three months to mend.  During this … Continue reading

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More Christmas Evangelism Ideas

Reach Your Workplace this Christmas! The workplace is the primary ministry many people are called to. Reaching your workplace for Christ can seem intimidating but with a few ideas and a little initiative it can be an incredible adventure and … Continue reading

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