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In what way has the modern church done poorly in evangelism?

Throughout history the Christian church has at times been indifferent or neglected its mandate to share the good news of Christ. In this question and answer session, Professor Jerry Root addresses ways in which the modern church has done poorly in evangelism and how we can remedy it.

This resource is part of a series on C.S. Lewis, Evangelism, and Engaging the Culture. Click here to listen to the full series


Jerry Root

Jerry Root, is the Christopher W. Mitchell Senior Fellow for C.S. Lewis Studies at the C.S. Lewis Institute; professor emeritus at Wheaton College; and visiting professor at Biola University, Talbot School of Theology, and Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Root earned his M.Div. at Talbot School of Theology and his Ph.D. from the Open University via the Oxford Centre for Missions Studies. He’s the author of multiple books, most notably C.S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil and The Sacrament of Evangelism. He’s the co-editor of The Quotable C.S. Lewis and The Soul of C.S. Lewis, and the co-author of The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis and The Neglected C.S. Lewis. His most recent book is Dymer: A Splendour in the Dark. Dr. Root continues to lecture on C.S. Lewis around the world: he's lectured on Lewis at 78 universities in 18 countries.

 

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