Why are many Christians so offensive, aggressive, or just downright weird in the way we share the gospel? More often than not, our problem is not our theology behind our conversations but rather our methodology. The gospel may be a stumbling block, but the way we share it shouldn't be. So, let's learn to be winsome without losing the truth of Scripture. Here are five strategies to help you be a more effective communicator and a better gospel witness.
As a side effect of our Western love affair with personal autonomy, American emotions have become increasingly fragile. A few months ago, I heard someone jokingly say, “Good morning, America. What can I be offended about today?” Social media has given every person a public platform. But instead of using our platforms for culture-cultivation, our sin-scarred hearts (Jeremiah 17:9) are naturally inclined to use them for ventilation.
Hoy en día, algunos comunicadores cristianos están haciendo un impacto para la gloria de Dios a través de la radio y la televisión. Sin embargo, no fue así al principio. Cuando llegó la radio, algunos líderes cristianos comenzaron a usarla para esparcir el evangelio, pero no sabían cómo manejarla efectivamente. Pagaban caro por un horario de baja sintonía y usaban un formato tipo culto. Como resultado, la audiencia que alcanzaban era de creyentes. O sea que gastaban el dinero predicándole lo mismo a los mismos.
In the past, we've thought of hospitality as equivalent to entertaining and feeding people in your home. However, the conversation about hospitality is is turning to more about the whole person and the way you act towards others. No place is this more important today than on social media. Wherever we go—physically or virtually—we need to consider our words and our demeanor. Scripture promises the world will know us by our love, but I have wonder if they would recognize us on Twitter.