Evangelizing a Post-Christian West: When Being Welcoming Isn’t Enough

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There was a time in which winsomeness really did carry the weight many think it will today. … In that context, all the church had to do was remove an obstacle for one to come in the doors: the incentive was built-in.  … Today, non-believers don’t just need to feel welcomed, they need to understand what they’re being invited into and why it’s worthwhile. There is good news: the Christian faith is inherently deep, it really does provide a credible, serious explanation for reality. Before it gave us lime green shirts that ripped off the Sprite logo to say “Spirit,” it gave us the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Dustin Messer
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