Storming the Gates of Hell. Like a Dove.

11 Nov

A couple of nights ago I watched the most wonderfully refreshing video on sharing your faith in a very winsome way. Greg Koukl teaches simple, easy and effective ways to engage people in spiritual discussion without defense or offense, without anger or anxiety. (This may not sit well with the “Turn or Burn” crowd, but they should be rethinking their no-win strategy, anyway.) This WILL resonate with those going through The Faith study by Chuck Colson or anyone who wants a NORMAL and relational way of discussing important topics.

I first read about Mr. Koukl’s book, Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions on Justin Taylor’s blog. It hosts the video I watched.

From there you can watch Part 2 of that same evening event on Vimeo, where you’ll also find other videos of similar teaching by Greg. You might also check out his organization and Web site, Stand to Reason.

Learning these tactics is critical for today’s Christ follower—with our culture bent on discrediting anything Christian and radical Islam raging across our campuses, we must be prepared “in season and out” to give solid reason for what we believe AND how best to do this. Understanding these tactics and using them is one of the best weapons against the enemy in our supreme endeavor to persuade folks off the path to hell. And we don’t have to go all commando to do it!

I hope you will make time to listen to the videos or buy the book. Let me know if you put this into practice and what your experiences are!


Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Missions, Relationships, The Church


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2 responses to “Storming the Gates of Hell. Like a Dove.

  1. juliemoore

    November 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Love “and we don’t have to go all commando to do it.” It’s true that today we have to reach people for Christ using new stradegies. They don’t relate much to the old showing up at their house unannonced thing anymore. it seems to be more of a relationship building thing going on. Not sure what the video and the book say but hope to get to read and watch both soon.

    • AmySioux

      November 14, 2011 at 11:56 am

      I agree, Julie — it’s about relationships. I also really like how the tactics Greg teaches get people to think about what they believe or what they are saying (in a really non-confrontational way) instead of just letting them make a statement they have no idea what it means. It’s an honest approach to both understanding someone and getting them to understand their own worldview, and perhaps some of its flaws.


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