ThinkSquad, have you ever had one of those moments where you wrap up a conversation with someone, and then you get back to your car and reflect back on it, and you think, "Man, I regret just about everything I just said. I think I came off like a royal jerk. Not good." I've been there. Many, many times. Maybe you have too. And one of the worst times to feel that way is after you've just shared the Gospel with someone. When you're evangelizing is one time when you especially don't want to come off like a douche. So how do you avoid this? How do we avoid being smug, yet without being so "humble" that we water down the message?
To answer this question I brought on author and blogger Blake Long. Blake and I discuss his book Gospel Smugness, in which he argues that the Gospel is offensive enough without us unnecessarily adding to the offense. We discuss
The importance of "reading the room" when sharing the Gospel
How empathy factors in to evangelism (and why it's not a sin)
What it really means to speak the truth in love
Why "arrogant Calvinist" should be an oxymoron
Don't miss this entertaining and informative conversation that will give you some solid principles for humble evangelism, with this up-and-coming Christian thinker, Blake Long.
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