Category: Evangelism

Building an Evangelistic Culture

Evangelism. Just hearing the word can send shivers down our spines. It’s a scary word for most people. It’s a word that can cause us to immediately come up with a thousand excuses about why we aren’t ready to actually do it or why right now isn’t the best time to drop the gospel on someone. Others […]

Christianity and Islam: Creating the Conversation

Written by: Corey Latta Few issues facing the contemporary church are more pressing than how Christians should relate to Muslims. For Christians, the problem is evident. Islam is a religion that shares Abrahamic origins but denies Christological salvation. Islam, like Christianity, is monotheistic, but Allah, as Muslims call God, barely resembles the God of the Bible. […]

A Lesson in Apologetics From Polycarp

Written by: Corey Latta Apologetics, the defense of the Christian faith to an unbelieving world, is all logos, and mind, and cerebration, and ism. And theology, apologia’s paterfamilias, conceptualizes and constructs new theories about God. If it’s very good theology, it recalls those older ideas from which the theories are built. I confess, as one who […]

Quiet No More

It was the spring of 1981. I was driving solo across the southwest heading east on I-40 near Tucumcari, New Mexico. That’s when my Ford Fiesta gave up the ghost. In those ancient days before cell phones, I had no choice but to start sauntering down the highway. I had recently passed a billboard announcing […]

The Mandate of Christ and Culture, Part 2

Written by: Corey Latta This is Part 2 of our series The Mandate of Christ and Culture. Click here to read Part 1.  I said in my previous post on the mandate Christians have to engage culture that the real aim of any interaction between Christian and cultural medium is to shine the light of Yahweh to the […]

The Mandate of Christ and Culture, Part 1

Written by: Corey Latta The phrase “Christ and culture” often refers to the way the Christian faith can and/or should relate to cultural ideas and mediums. Speaking of Christ and culture usually carries tones of Christian imperative, a sense of mission evoking questions of whether Christians should engage cultural mediums, and if so, to what extent. […]