“Don’t Pull Me Up” (A Meditation)

My friends, Dave & Betsy Scott, are Nazarene missionaries here in Zagreb.  God is doing AMAZING work through them among the Muslim refugees here. They're having a significant number of baptisms, developing leaders from among the refugees, etc. We (Biblijski institut) are proud to be able to partner with them. After a recent baptismal service, … Continue reading “Don’t Pull Me Up” (A Meditation)

Evangelical Engagement, pt 4: Responding to the State Religion

Some thoughts on how we should engage with adherents of the state religions in Europe.  Again, I am thinking primarily of Catholics, but engagement with Orthodoxy and other state religions will be similar, I think. Engage with the gospel.  Evangelicals need to look to engage SCA's (state church adherents) on every possible front, with love, … Continue reading Evangelical Engagement, pt 4: Responding to the State Religion

Evangelical Engagement pt 3: “Why Evangelical Churches Struggle in Europe”

This is my summary of an EXCELLENT post by Patrick Nachtigall at three-worlds.com.  I'm still thinking through the damage that christendom (the state church) does to the pursuit of biblical Christianity.  Nachtigall has some important insights. In what follows, I have kept the labels that Nachtigall gives to the thirteen factors, but otherwise paraphrased his … Continue reading Evangelical Engagement pt 3: “Why Evangelical Churches Struggle in Europe”

Evangelical Engagement pt 2: The Acts Model

Yesterday I examined two models for evangelical engagement with non-practicing adherents of the state churches in Europe. I suggested that evangelicals should engage in a way modeled after the way the church in the Book of Acts interacted with the Jewish communities that surrounded it. The earliest Christ-followers were Jews themselves, in a country where … Continue reading Evangelical Engagement pt 2: The Acts Model