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Fred Clark's Left Behind "live blogging" is now a book (maybe more, this one is Vol. 1). You should get it.
The Anti-Christ Handbook by Fred Clark
“Evangelism” today is not seen as the practice of hospitality, but as a kind of marketing scheme. It is not an invitation, but a sales pitch. Not a matter of “taste and see,” but of “buy now.” Or, to use one of my favorite descriptions of the work of evangelism, it is not “one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread,” but rather one overfed man trying to convince another overfed man that he’s a beggar in order to close the sale on another loaf.”
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“To get a sense of what I mean by evangelism as the practice of hospitality, visit your local church. Don’t go upstairs, to the sanctuary, go downstairs to that room in the basement with the linoleum tile and the coffee urn. That’s where the AA and NA meetings are held. At its best, Alcoholics Anonymous embodies evangelism as hospitality. They offer an invitation, not a sales pitch. They offer testimony — personal stories — instead of a marketing scheme. They are, in fact and in practice, a bunch of beggars offering other beggars the good news of where they found bread. At its worst, AA sometimes slips into the evangelism-as-sales model. You may have found yourself at some point having a beer when some newly sober 12-step disciple begins lecturing you that this is evidence that you have a problem. He will try to sell you the idea that you are a beggar so he can sell you some bread. The ensuing conversation is tense, awkward and pointless — the precise qualities of the similar conversation you may have had with an evangelical Christian coworker who was reluctantly but dutifully inflicting on you a sales pitch for evangelical Christianity.”
Fred Clark, The Anti-Christ Handbook: The Horror and Hilarity of Left Behind

“Evangelism” today is not seen as the practice of hospitality, but as a kind of marketing scheme. It is not an invitation, but a sales pitch. Not a matter of “taste and see,” but of “buy now.” Or, to use one of my favorite descriptions of the work of evangelism, it is not “one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread,” but rather one overfed man trying to convince another overfed man that he’s a beggar in order to close the sale on another loaf.”
Fred Clark, The Anti-Christ Handbook: The Horror and Hilarity of Left Behind

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