Thursday, May 29, 2003

I The other day I was talking with a friend about the traditional say-this-prayer method of evangelism. I am of the contention that when we use this method we do not tell the new believer (if that is indeed what they are) the whole story—you know, all that stuff about following God. Now, this might bear echoes of Lordship salvation—in which camp I do not belong—but it is not. Jesus calls us to follow him, not to take out an eternal life insurance policy. Today on Todd Hunter’s blog, I found the question we should ask instead of, “If you were to die tonight, where would you spend eternity?”

If you knew for sure that you were going to live tonight, tomorrow and for a L-O-N-G time after, who would you follow? [Source: Thoughts on Evangelism--]

Todd’s question gets closer to the point. More later, I gotta go.

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

So, I'm reading this book HOW TO READ A BOOK. I know this sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s not. The book covers elementary reading (what we learned in elementary school and what most of us still do), inspectional reading (I’m on this section right now), analytical reading, and syntopical reading (never heard of this one, but sounds nifty). Who knew there were so many levels of reading! I'm wishing I had read this as a college freshman--would have saved some struggle.

On another note, the YAM bible study doubled in size last night! Here’s hoping for a tripling next Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Today was a weird day. My boss is in Hawaii. The secretary is off taking care of an injured grandson. The spring semester is over. I don’t start summer school until June 16. The coffee cart is gone for the summer. Like I said, it’s a weird day.