It isn’t something that has been written about in the popular Christian leadership magazines in the West. There aren’t conference topics on the subject at gatherings for church leaders in the US, Canada, Britain or Australia. But things are changing. Now churches have to think about the reality of protecting people who are interested
In Vancouver, Franklin Graham will be conducting a ‘Festival of Hope’ which is the rebranded name for evangelistic meetings which his father held under the now impolitic name of ‘crusades’. But the crusader imagery has been brought to the forefront again as a group of churches in Vancouver have signed a letter denouncing Graham’s arrival.
From Os Guinness: Our urgent need today is to reunite evangelism and apologetics, to make sure that our best arguments are directed toward winning people and not just winning arguments, and to seek to do all this in a manner that is true to the gospel itself.” Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion
This is an article I wrote for National Post a while ago on the issue of human trafficking as it relates to the life of St. Patrick. With the rise of the slave trade by ISIS, the porn industry, and ‘coyotes’ smuggling people by land and sea, human trafficking grows in today’s barbarity. Praying for the gospel