Say evangelism and I picture a man in a sandwich board on the streets of our inner cities, shouting “Repent!” And in times past, the literal “city” was indeed the best place to be heard by the most ears. Today we have the internet, which unites us across cities, states and countries on one message board. When was the last time you tried to reach out?
I’m currently involved in an interesting discussion on MySpace. If you’re a MySpace member, click here to view it and even participate. I think you can view it even if you aren’t a member, but to comment you’ll need to sign in. So far in this discussion we’ve covered free will, drinking, moral relativism, evolution, and misconceptions about biblical womanhood inside and outside of church. You may want to skip the first page or two, since I got some obscene comments early on (see the last post). But since then it has been interesting and thought-provoking.
I wonder how many people truly hear the guy on the corner with the sandwich board? I have found it’s the same with the web — the best results come from personal relationship, which sometimes means hearing (or reading, in this case) things that I myself wouldn’t say. How else can we be the light in the darkness, if we’re not willing to engage the dark places?