Friday, November 16, 2007

CoJourner Transferable Concept

Encouraged that the CoJourners: A Transferable Concept is now available.

This provides a summary article of the CoJourner paradigm, along with explanations of the various CoJourner resources now available.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bad PR - Evangelical's Public Image

Something triggered my thinking back to this Barna report...

Common negative perceptions of present-day Christianity include:

judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%), old-fashioned (78%), and too involved in politics (75%)

Those are high numbers for low opinions.

What does it mean for a CoJourner - a believer who engages in the spiritual journeys of others to help them on their way to Jesus? We must demonstrate a genuine concern and relational "safety" that distinguishes ourselves from the common perception the average person has of Christian believers today.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Why Muslims Come to Christ

An interesting study on Why Muslims Come to Christ has come from J. Dudley Woodbury, Professor of Islamic Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Insights are at:

Note: Muslims who have come to Christ indicate:
1. The most important factor is the lifestyle of Christians (i.e. moral consistency; love among them; etc.)
2. The power of God in answered prayers and healing (including deliverance from demonic powers.)
3. Dissatisfaction with the type of Islam they had experienced.
4. Influence of dreams and visions.
5. The attractiveness of the gospel message and the spiritual truth in the Bible.
6. Bible's teaching on the love of God (particularly the love expressed through the life and teachings of Jesus.)

Interesting list to reflect upon.