Connecting Christ encourages believers to be not only better communicators and witnesses but also listeners to people of other worldviews and traditions—skills that are crucial in defending against today’s negative connotations and ineffective approaches associated with Christian evangelism.
With extensive commentary from leaders of various walks of faith and life — from Judaism to Islam and Buddhism to atheism —theologian and author Dr. Paul Louis Metzger offers a spiritual compass to help navigate the intimidating yet critical dialogue of conveying our faith in Christ. Filled with practical guidance and insight into controversial topics, such as hell, fascism, and homosexuality, Connecting Christ reveals that there is a way of evangelizing that is neither disengaging monologue nor silent, lifestyle ministry but is, instead, an approach for evangelism and dialogue to go hand-in-hand.
We must remove ourselves as the stumbling block to salvation for others and embrace a way to proclaim the uncommon, compassionate God revealed in Jesus Christ—the Savior this world is dying to know.
|Contributor(s)||Paul Louis Metzger|
|About the Contributor(s)||Paul Louis Metzger, PhD, professor of Christian theology and theology of culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Multnomah University, is founder and director of the seminary’s Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins. Dr. Metzger received his PhD from King’s College London. He is the author of numerous works, including the award-winning Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church. Dr. Metzger is married with two children.|
|Release Date||May 8, 2012|