All posts tagged evangelism

I’m easy to convert, actually

As I picked up litter gospel tracts scattered in a shopping mall parking lot the other day, I got to thinking about what a Christian — or, any other variety of theist — might be able to say in order to convert me. So many of them (including the writer of these tracts) take the […]

Mormons Made Simple: Missionaries

Here’s the second video I received in my email subscription to “The Facebook Missionary Challenge.” (First video is here.) Following, there’s a transcript for those of you who can’t watch the video, and a few comments from me. They’re easy to spot in a crowd. White shirt, tie, name tag, traveling in pairs. You’ve seen […]

What are gross-out tactics for?

When I got home yesterday, I found this palm-sized tract wedged against my doorjamb. It’s grotesque. This image to the right is the cover — you can click on the picture to read the text for yourself online. It doesn’t say anything particularly new or insightful, just the usual statements of Christian doctrine and Bible […]

Mormons Made Simple

I don’t know how I found this video series — possibly it was through StumbleUpon. Anyway, I was intrigued by their offer of a “Facebook Missionary Challenge” so I signed up to see what Mormon Facebookers would be instructed to do. The basic idea is that you post the videos along with some cute little […]

A strong delusion

I have yet to hear a compelling explanation of why these words appear in 2 Thessalonians 2 (verses 7-14). Emphasis, of course, is mine: For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will […]

That’s no Jesus fish…

I saw this emblem on the back of a car I was driving behind the other day. I admit I inched up perhaps dangerously close trying to see what exactly it was. It looked at first like a super fancy, swishy sort of Jesus fish, and then I realized: it was a shark! What does […]

More Christian semantic games

I’m subscribed to the “Question of the Week” newsletter — because I love you, my readers, because I love you — and I’ve been meaning to write about an answer they sent out, actually cross-posted from their new spin-off site (My admittedly shallow understanding of the distinction is that Got Questions is more […]

Please, try to convert me!

This is in response to something that a friend of mine said to me in an interesting conversation we were having about religion last week, and something which kind of Gil wrote yesterday in a comment on this blog. Both said something very close to: “I hope you don’t think I’m trying to convert you, […]

This comment refutes itself

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this comment from Raymond: I find most people denies christinity because they just don’t open ther mind up to do any thinking. They are so struborn that their keens want bend. They create a hardness in their heart such as the Pharoes did with Moses. They […]

Pretend I’m an alien

A common opening line for an evangelist is something like, “Have you ever read [my holy book]?” or “Have you ever heard of [my religion]?” Sometimes I find it kind of insulting; it sounds as though they are saying that the only reason someone might not be a follower of their religion is if they […]