Does the ‘person of peace’ concept work online?
The ‘man of peace’ concept from Luke 10 is something that many people use, consciously or unconsciously. That is, in an evangelistic situation, an individual who is open and welcoming may be a gateway to others in the community. Cross-cultural missions will often choose one location over another, based on the attitude of a village elder or chief.
The ministry of questions
There is, I feel sure, a ministry of asking penetrating and uncomfortable questions. If you have read C S Lewis’s Surprised by Joy, you may recall his tutor (nicknamed ‘The Great Knock’) who taught Lewis how to think analytically from the moment they met, by asking discerning questions.
Miguel Labrador, a missionary in the Andes, has such a ministry. Follow him on Twitter on @Missionaries or at his blog, and several times a week, he will ask a searching question which will make you think about, and perhaps rethink, various ministry concepts.
The latest question on his blog is this: Can there by an ‘E’ person of peace in online evangelism?. Think about the question, and add your comments or stories to his blog post.
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