Evangelism On NPR

June 12, 2009

I think anyone who is interested in evangelism should listen to this episode of This American Life. For those of you who don’t know, This American Life is a long-running radio program that is hard to describe. It essentially tells all sorts of stories about what people face and how they change in response to life events, etc. That’s a terrible description but, trust me, it’s worth trying out.

Anyway, Act 2 of the program I mentioned captures a common situation and illustrates the fine line between trying to prove something vs. trying to minister to someone.

Here’s the show description:

Act Two. Team Spirit in the Sky.

This past Christmas a story swept the internet about a football coach at a Christian high school in Texas who inspired his team’s fans to root for the opposition: a team from the local juvenile correctional facility. Among the thousands of emails that the coach received in response to his actions, one stood out to him. Trisha Sebastian mentioned her loss of faith, and coach Hogan got a message from God that he was meant to bring her back. We eavesdrop on their phone calls. (19 minutes)


One Response to “Evangelism On NPR”

  1. chris Says:

    love this show. and yeah, totally agree that it does not fit into any good descriptive category. and it treats its subjects fairly, which is key.

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