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November 17, 2016
The Gospel of the Kingdom (video)
In light of the recent election, I can think of few videos more fitting to...
August 03, 2016
What the Gospels Teach about Contextualization
The Bible not only gives us our message; it should shape our methods. In One...
June 15, 2016
Contextualizing One Gospel (Training Video)
Here is the second in a series short training videos. Last time, I gave a...
May 12, 2016
Examples of Contextualization Maps
Today, I'll give a few examples how to use a "contextualization map," which I explained in...
May 05, 2016
Use a “Contextualization Map”
If we only have 3–5 minutes, can we still contextualize the gospel? I think we...
April 21, 2016
“Does the Plan of Salvation Make Disciples?” (Infographic)
A number of people have expressed interest in the discussion (from last week's post) concerning...
March 09, 2016
10 Characteristics of an “Individualistic Gospel”
What is an “individualistic gospel”? It's common to hear people criticize evangelistic presentations as “individualistic.”...
February 04, 2016
Does the “Plan of Salvation” Make Disciples?
Thanks to Asian Missions Advance, who have published my latest article in its Jan 2016...
September 30, 2015
The Birth of a Simplistic Gospel
Simplification is not contextualization. Of course we want to communicate the gospel as simply as...
September 22, 2015
Is this the gospel?
What do think? Is this the gospel?
September 16, 2015
Why the Abrahamic Covenant IS the gospel
In this post, I will explain why Gal 3:8 says that God’s covenant with Abraham...
September 09, 2015
Can We Skip Over Abraham and Israel?
There are many ways that Christians share the gospel around the world. Despite the variety...
August 25, 2015
N. T. Wright’s summary of the gospel
In the July/August issue of Relevant magazine, N. T. Wright says, The Gospel is news...
August 05, 2015
John 3:16 is not the Gospel
A few years ago, an author asked me whether I would read the draft of...
May 13, 2015
4 Keys to Evangelism in Honor-Shame Cultures
(This post originally appeared on Ed Stetzer's blog The Exchange) I’ll never forget when an...
January 22, 2015
A Simple Approach to Honor-Shame Gospel Presentations
A few months ago, I shared two videos that demonstrate what a gospel presentation might...
September 02, 2014
How does God seek "face"?
A few weeks ago, I released a video explaining how honor-shame might influence our gospel...
August 13, 2014
Do you want "face"?
Have you ever wondered how honor-shame might influence a gospel presentation? This video gives...
August 06, 2014
Why Not Begin with Babel?
Previously, I examined common problems that emerge when we start with the Adam story (Part...
July 30, 2014
Sin is personal because it is social
When sharing the gospel story and/or talking about sin, I suggest we start with the...
July 10, 2014
Does God have a wonderful plan for your life?
If we tell someone, "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life,"...
June 04, 2014
The Church is a Gospel Issue
Is the church fundamentally collection of individuals OR a single entity? Another way of asking...
May 28, 2014
How not to privatize faith
We are not saved by a “profession of faith”; rather, we are saved by faith....
May 21, 2014
What Chinese taxi drivers can learn from "More than Words"
Have you heard any jokes about the Beijing taxi drivers? Here’s one. Question 1: How...
May 19, 2014
A “Social Gospel” Worth Preaching
In Christian Political Witness, how might McKnight and Gombis’ chapters practically shape the church’s ministry?...
May 16, 2014
Is the Gospel “Political”?
In Christian Political Witness, Scot McKnight and Tim Gombis unpack the theology/politics of Jesus and...
May 15, 2014
Even Demons Believe the "Plan of Salvation" . . . and Shudder
In the last post, I began to distinguish the “plan of salvation” from the gospel...
May 07, 2014
Is the gospel a "how to" message?
The gospel is not so much the message how one gets saved; rather, it is...
April 16, 2014
Don’t settle for a god when you can have a king
Understanding the title "Son of God" has significant implications for the work of missions around...
December 03, 2013
Assuming to know what the fox says
In the previous post, I asked a question people have been asking, "What does the...
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