Category Archives: Evangelism

In the Fullness of Time, with Perfect Measure

As someone who became a believer in Jesus after decades of debauchery, I find it difficult to consistently embrace a child-like gratitude for all that God has done for me; I often find myself grappling with a near-constant regret over the disaster that is “my former life.” In other words, even after all these years

The Best Invitation

April 29th, 2011 – a date I will remember for a long time. Livinroyal-weddingg in London, I was able to attend the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Duchess Catherine. It was a royal affair, and I was honored to get to witness it . . . even if it was standing outside Trafalgar Square with thousands of others watching it on a jumbotron. No, I was not one of the lucky 1,900 people to receive a proper invitation to sit inside Westminster Abbey. As great as this was though, there is an invitation with more lasting significance that will give you a front row seat to an even more exciting event:

Leave Some Room for Mystery and Awe

This past week, one of my friends shared with me how annoyed he was when an older, mature believer referred to him as “a baby Christian.” Although he would be the first to admit that for most of his life his outward lifestyle manifested precious little in the way of Galatians 5 Spirit Fruits, he

The Apologetic of Listening Well

Human beings, by nature, seek after meaning…but why? No other creature on Earth ever bothers itself with wondering why it is here; apart from human beings, the chief concern of every other animal seems to be eating and (significantly) not getting eaten. Once the scramble for food, clothing and shelter is over, only human beings

Getting Ready for Sunday November 22nd at The Crossing


Dave Cover continues this week our sermon series in the Gospel of John with a sermon entitled, “Making Others Curious about Jesus,” from John 4:27–42. The Scripture reads,

There’s No Way SHE Is A Christian! No Way. Maybe Way? Another Story Of God’s Amazing Grace.

ann-marie-coxI admit that, although I know better, I still fall into the trap of thinking that some people are more (or less) likely to become Christians than other people. So when I saw “Why I Am Coming Out as a Christian” by Ana Marie Cox in The Daily Beast, I was more than a little suspicious. Was it a hit piece on Christianity? Or was she going to talk about Christianity in a way that neutered it of any real meaning making it into something that Jesus and the apostles wouldn’t recognize and wouldn’t offend modern secular sensitivities?

Former Cardinal Baseball Player Becomes Christian And What We Can Learn From It

Most of us know people that we want to positively influence toward Christ but we aren’t sure exactly how to go about it. Talking to someone about faith or the gospel can be pretty intimidating and so the temptation is to shrug our shoulders and go on about our busy lives. But I don’t think it has to be that way. I think that there is another paradigm, another way of thinking that makes sharing your faith a lot more realistic and a lot more enjoyable.

Let’s start with a story.

Innies vs Outies

The first time that I saw an outie I didn’t have a name for it. It belonged to my step brother. Had he been in an accident? A lot has happened since that day including me learning that my step brother hadn’t been in an accident and that he wasn’t alone. Approximately 10% of people

Atheist Upset Christian Docs Are Treating Ebola In Africa

Are missionary doctors and nurses who are risking their own life to treat Africans infected with Ebola making atheists and secularists look bad? From reading Brian Palmer, Slate’s science writer and a self proclaimed atheist, it sure seems like that’s the case. It pains him greatly to admit this but he’s honest enough to write…

You Can’t See It but It’s All Around You

In the list of things I love, you wouldn’t have to go down very far to find books or coffee. So when I get a bit of free time, I’m liable to wile it away at a place I can get both. But the most memorable thing I took away from my latest trip to