What can we say to people who think Christianity is against freedom?

It’s a basic truth that our society is founded on Christianity and Christian principles.  This includes the whole notion of freedom.  If you are a regular watcher of news (or reader of this blog) you will note that in the name of freedom, our civic elites, are seeking to remove the foundation.  If the root is removed what makes them think that the fruit will … Continue reading What can we say to people who think Christianity is against freedom?

How Do We Share the Gospel In Europe Today?

On a day when I am depressed at the state of our nation, the state of the Church and a whole lot of personal stuff, I was reminded of the important things when someone linked to this – that we communicate the Good News to a society which is fast sinking into a confused dark morass.  Shine the Light!  This is a talk given at … Continue reading How Do We Share the Gospel In Europe Today?

Persuasive Economics

Can we use economics to preach the Gospel?  Can the Bible be applied to economics….as someone who is not an economist or an expert – here is an attempt I made at FOCL in 2013 to answer those questions… (and not a mention of Brexit!)…includes an early mention of the Christianity (or not!) of Donald Trump!  This reminded me of a popular poster that Al … Continue reading Persuasive Economics

How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

Modern society tends to be presented with two assumed opposites with regard to the relationship between Christianity and society.  On the one hand it is assumed that society should be secular and that religion should be at the level of a private club.  The alternative to this is assumed to be a kind of Christian theocracy where the church runs the State and pastors have … Continue reading How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

Quench – Coffee Shop Evangelism

One of the key questions Christians need to ask – as we seek to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ – is where is the market place?  One of the things that we have found very helpful is what we call Quench – coffee shop evangelism.   Here is a talk on the subject  I gave at the Forum of Christian Leaders in Poland.   … Continue reading Quench – Coffee Shop Evangelism

Persuasive Debating

  In much of the Western World it is assumed that debating with people is somehow impolite, a refusal to respect their beliefs and an attempt to coerce people into faith. This session looks at how public debates in different formats can be excellent vehicles for communicating the Gospel and can bring people into contact with Jesus Christ for the first time.  This is a … Continue reading Persuasive Debating

Persuasive Ethics

Many non-Christians have ethics but are also frightened that we are seeking to impose our strict ethical system upon them, while at the same time being hypocrites ourselves. For that reason, many Christians tend to shy away from ethics when seeking to communicate the gospel. This session looks like we are avoiding the traps of morality and accusations of political power-seeking whilst we are still … Continue reading Persuasive Ethics