Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Some deep thinking on evangelism

There is an excellent post over at The Christian Mind about adjusting the presentation of the gospel for particular cultures. (This post is essentially a summary of a lengthy post by Tim Keller, Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church: Deconstructing Defeater Beliefs.)

WARNING: This involves some serious thinking.

Dr. Keller defines defeater beliefs as a culture’s “common sense consensus beliefs that automatically make Christianity seem implausible to people.” Because these deeply-entrenched beliefs are assumed to be true, people hastily dismiss the Christian faith since it contradicts them.

I recommend that you read the summary and then, if your brain is not hurting too much, read the full article.

Pastor Rod

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Don B. Johnson said...

Thanks for the pointer, I thought the article was very insightful, yet to the point. It is a keeper.

Pastor Rod said...

The more I read of Keller's writings, the more I like them.