These are some scattered reflections on doing ministry in a post-everything world:
a. Do evangelism and discipleship in the context of community.
b. Make your conversation with pre-Christians and young Christians more like a slow dance than a war.
c. Recognize a post-everything’s need to belong before he believes.
d. See evangelism as a wholistic process, not just the “saving of souls.”
e. Realize that though Jesus is the only way to God there are many roads to Jesus.
f. Rediscover that appreciation of beauty often precedes acceptance of truth.
g. Our evangelism must show that the “meta-narrative” of Scripture is one of compassion and not the abuse of power.
h. Since suffering is a universal for all human beings, we must show how the biblical message best answers the questions of suffering.
Our calling to minister in a post-everything world should evidence the following:
1) openness to the task,
2) a curiosity in another’s story,
3) an empathy that is willing to laugh and cry with others,
4) a willingness to wait for an invitation,
5) a desire to create a place for provision, where we deal with the harm of living in a fallen world.
Finally, if we as Christians will minister effectively, we must recapture playfulness and humility.