Abductive Columns

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

A New Christian Lexicon: Evangelism or Ordinary Attempts

I don’t like the word evangelism. It’s a word with a good heart but a bad reputation. Jim Henderson of Off-the-Map says we should start calling our evangelistic efforts Ordinary Attempts (OA). I like that phrase much better because it suggest what we do…

So make a few OAs today…

Ask someone “how they are”…and actually listen.

Pray “behind someone’s back” and then tell them later

Ask a “tip sensitive” server about her life, outside work.

Hold the door open for someone

Give a little money away


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