We’ll round off this series with thus post as a sort of “hub page” and summary which will allow folks out there to easily link to the series as a whole by way of this single post. I’ll also close with some final thoughts inspired by reader feedback.
The first five posts give reasons why "personal testimony" as a form of evangelism has done more harm than good:
The last two posts in the series provided a new model for evangelism, in broad outline:The Public Model
The Private Model
Now for a couple of final thoughts.
I am obviously not saying that personal testimony never “works” at converting people, for it has. But I do say that it is ultimately not the best way to evangelize, and in the long run, does more harm than good.
I also want to credit a few more good shows in the vein of what we need more of: The John Ankerberg Show, the Bible Answer Man, and David Barton's material on America's Christian Heritage. But that's just a drop in a bucket that badly needs to be filled.
See you next week!