Here's what I've been encouraged by as I swung around the web this past week: Jonathan Dodson had a great post on evangelism and why most don't do it; or at least don't do it well. In order to avoid the common pitfalls that derail evangelism, Dodson says, "People are seeking good things in the wrong places: intimacy, tolerance, approval. The gospel offers all of this in a profound, redemptive way." Our job as believers is to communicate that in ways that aren't preachy, impersonal, judgmental or even hatful; but in ways that show culturally sensitivity grace. This is a valuable read, check it out.
Derek Brown had a post from his personal blog reposted on the Southern Seminary blog on spiritual drought. He wrote, "There are Biblical means by which we can, by grace, put ourselves in the way of refreshment; we can be restored to once again feel the joy of our salvation." He goes on to list several reasons we may be experiencing drought and what to do about it.
I hope you've found these as helpful as I did. What have you been reading online? Leave me a comment and a link to check out.