Ed Stetzer is preacher, researcher, professor and president of Lifeway research. As a former church planter I have been reading his stuff for a long time and like his insights and honesty. I also appreciate his ability to present the orthodox position in a winsome way.
In this article, Ed reminds us that we are not called to just a relational ministry. We are called to also share the life giving word of life at some point. We must be wise to the timing but the talking is not an option. Cults can smile and be friendly. We have the truth that sets people free!
“Since we believe that the only God given means of transferring people from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light involves the preaching of the gospel with words, we should be compelled to speak such words to any who will listen. As the ones sent by God (that’s us), we should be ready to “tell the story