How to communicate our faith in Jesus - Online
Sharing our faith is often one of the
hardest things to do.
Long long ago, when radios were called 'wirelesses', there was a BBC presenter
called Gilbert Harding, who did not suffer fools gladly. He needed to apply
for a visa to USA. This was the time soon after the second War, when there was
great fear of communist subversion. One of the questions on the visa
application read, "Do you plan to attempt to overthrow the Government of
the United States by force?" Harding wrote, "Sole purpose of
visit." And got his visa.
Each of us has a visa to visit earth, with the sole purpose of overthrowing
the kingdom of darkness. For some, it is just a short stay - I think of
children who have only stayed for three months, ten or fifteen years. Others
have remained for 80 or 90 years. The Visa-Giver knows what is best.
We realise that telling others should be a priority for us, and often feel
compelled to witness through guilt. Or feel even more guilty because we don't!
Here are resources to help with effective evangelism:
Hate Witnessing - recommended book by Dick Innes - soon you'll also be
able to listen to a companion tape online. It clearly addresses the guilt
This detailed resource Guide is primarily about online witness and the huge
opportunity the Internet gives you for sharing your faith. But many of the
sections in this guide apply to other types of Christian communication too -
learning how people become Christians, giving your testimony, understanding and
relating to the culture around you.
The Internet has become a powerful tool for us to use in
evangelism. These resource pages explain strategies
for using it - principles of communication which often apply equally to other
forms of outreach too. You can also easily integrate these pages
into your own site with a few lines of code.
You've guessed it. The invention of 'movable type' - the printing press. It transformed education, learning, evangelism and communication. It laid the foundations for the Renaissance, the arts, sciences, and the world as we know it today. The digital revolution is bringing about a similar huge change in evangelism, Christian discipleship and community, in ways which are only just beginning.