I've been doing some thinking about evangelism recently - this popped up in my reading recently.....
"In the emerging culture, the more you have been indoctrinated in modern evangelism training, the more adroit you are at memorising the lead-ins and lines and arguments and closings, the less effective you will be in helping the people God loves and misses to come home to him. Why?
Because they don't want a sales pitch, and they don't want their conversations to be steered, and they don't want to be preached to or "closed" or "handled." Postmoderns don't believe in hype and won't believe the hype. Fed up with commercials, they hunger for real communication". (A is for Abductive Sweet, McClaren.
I find myself in our context agreeing more than disagreeing.