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Soul Tsunami by Leonard Sweet

By on Dec 21, 2015 in Book Reviews, Missions & Evangelism | 0 comments

Soul Tsunami Sink or Swim in the New Millennium Culture Leonard Sweet 2009 450 pages   Soultsunami: Sink or Swim in New Millennium Culture is a whoppin’ big book (450 pages) by Leonard Sweet. It explores the cultural changes that present new opportunities for the Church in a postmodern world. If the Church doesn’t adapt, it will become irrelevant. It’s sink or swim time. What is a soul tsunami? Leonard Sweet explains it this way: A spiritual tsunami has hit postmodern culture. This wave will build without breaking for decades to come. The wave is this: People want to know God. They want less to know about God or know about religion than to know God. (Leonard Sweet, Soul Tsunami).   The book was loaded with brilliant insights and ideas for Christians to grapple with in terms of what is important to millennials and how that effects evangelism, the shape of our message, and even what our...

Write Your Testimony as a Product Testimonial (Part 1 of 2)

By on Oct 22, 2015 in Crazy Grace Blog | 0 comments

I don’t know why people get so freaked out by the word “testimony” as if they feel theirs isn’t good enough, they might do it wrong, or they don’t have one. Rubbish. Everyone has a testimony and yours is just as valid as anyone else’s. I think the hang-up comes from hearing spectacular testimonies and feeling ours somehow doesn’t measure up. Or perhaps we’ve been told our testimony needs to weave in certain elements of salvation to bring others to Christ. Nonsense. In court a testimony is simply one person’s account of what they saw, heard, and experienced at a particular time and from their point of view. They may not have all the information. They may not have seen everything from their vantage point. But their testimony, taken with others, helps paint a much larger picture of the overall scope of events that took place. On product websites, anyone is free to give their product...

An Indonesian Muslim Finds Jesus on the Radio and Becomes an Evangelist

By on Jul 11, 2015 in Noah's Archives | 0 comments

Indonesia has the highest Muslim population in the world. It’s also home to many terrorist organizations. One of the ways God is using to break into the darkness of Islam in Indonesia and other places is with Christian radio. In the video below, you’ll meet Satri. He and his family wanted to know more about Jesus but they were afraid because they had been taught the Bible is corrupt and God didn’t have a son and other false information. Muslims are taught it’s a sin to even touch a Bible, but if the Bible is being read aloud on the radio, it’s easy for them to satisfy their curiosity about the forbidden book. Listen to this fascinating testimony and praise God for technologies that are allowing the Good News about Christ to reach into desperate parts of the world.     I thought this was a helpful note that accompanied the video: Many Christians fear Islam....

At All Costs: Philippines Pastors Minister to Muslims at the Cost of Their Lives

By on Jul 5, 2015 in Noah's Archives | 0 comments

Jesus said we need to count the cost of following Him. That sounds good so we nod in agreement. We might even find it inspiring or motivational. But how many of us are really willing to lay down our lives for the sake of Christ? Pastors in the Philippines are doing just that in their effort to bring the Good News about Christ to Muslims. While the Philippines is a mostly Christian nation, Muslim extremists have taken hold in the South where they are trying to build an Islamic state, even putting some Christians to death. Listen to this report on the trials in the Philippines and the tenacity of faith there.       Five Prayers for Muslims Muslims pray five times a day so I’m offering five prayers for you to pray with me. Lord, I ask you to . . . Protect Your servants who are ministering in hostile environments where they are threatened and killed by Muslim extremists. Bless the...

Muslim Somali Refugee Finds Christ in Sweden and Tells Muslim Women (at Risk to Her Own Life)

By on Jul 4, 2015 in Noah's Archives | 0 comments

What a life! Mona was a Muslim in Somalia, but the people in her village were Muslim in name only. When Somalia was devastated by war, she was able to go to Sweden under refugee status. In Sweden, she attended mosque for the first time and learned how oppressive Islam really is, especially for women. Then she read the Quran and other Islamic texts and discovered what Islam really teaches. She was appalled and distraught. She left Islam and became an atheist, but then someone encouraged her to read a Bible. She realized Christ offered everything that was the exact opposite of what Islam taught. Instead of killing your enemies, Christ taught to love your enemies. After becoming a Christian, she set out on a mission to tell Muslim women in Sweden to read what the Quran actually teaches. Her efforts drew hostile responses from Muslims so she is under constant risk for speaking out for...