Henry Neufeld: Why I Believe in Dialogue, Respect, and the Gospel Commission

by Henry Neufeld, publisher, editor, teacher and author of When People Speak for GodStories of the WayNot Ashamed of the Gospel: Confessions of a Liberal Charismatic and more!

angrymanfistI’ve recently said and written a few things about the gospel commission, including my claim in my concluding presentation for my video series on eschatology that eschatology is all about the gospel commission. You’ll hear more about this in my foreword to Dave Black’s new book Running My Race . It’s in the final stages of production and should be available soon.

This isn’t a new perspective on my part, but as soon as I start using words like “evangelism,” “mission,” or “the Great Commission,” I start getting questions about whether I believe in dialogue or whether I’ve started to think that all non-Christians are horrible people.

On the other hand, each time I start talking about respect, interfaith dialogue, inclusion, and similar topics, someone is bound to ask me whether I’ve given up on evangelism and mission. Perhaps I no longer think Jesus is important. (Read more …)