Turn or Burn? Elder Brother Evangelism – Brad Jersak

“Turn or Burn!” How did the good-news invitation of God’s love, revealed in the life message of Jesus, become a bad-news ultimatum, distilled crassly by “Turn or Burn” evangelists? Sure, the hellfire evangelists love to prooftext Jesus’ own words from Luke 13:5, “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” I’m […]

The Gospel: A Banquet Invitation – Bradley Jersak

A Pressurized Gospel My earliest Christian formation taught me the urgency of “evangelism,” which in that stream of faith, focused heavily on Jesus’ “great commission,” which included the mandate to “…go and make disciples of all nations,…” (Matthew 28:19). For us, that meant trying to “convert” people—convincing them to “ask Jesus into their hearts” by […]