Compassionate Confrontation

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Xulon Press, 2007 - Religion - 184 pages
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Compassionate Confrontation is a compelling look at the cultural challenges facing the twenty-first century Christian. Written in a practical and direct style, the book presents a biblical alternative to the "take back the culture" and "stay out of the culture" agendas that are advocated by well-meaning Christians. It dares Christians to take God's Truth into the public arena where absolutes and Truth have been replaced by speculations and lies. Full of battlefield stories and biblical references, the book presents a balanced look at the American culture and the biblical role of the church within it. The author calls for Christians to compassionately confront a dying world with the life-giving Truth found in God's Word and demonstrated in the lives of true Christians. His passionate, logical exhortation to the church is based on biblical truth, shaped by the teachings of Francis Schaeffer, and tested in the trenches of experience. Jim Evans has been married to his wife, Joan, for thirty-one years. He is the father of four grown children and has two grandchildren. He received his undergraduate degree from Lancaster Bible College and his graduate degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has established two churches, directed a mission to Haiti, and is currently engaged in conference speaking and assisting national preachers in Africa, India, and Eastern Europe. He has also served as a Christian lobbyist in New York, worked as police liaison for the anti-abortion group, Operation Rescue, was imprisoned for opposing abortion, testified in federal courts, and debated with opponents of Christianity on television, radio, and secular university campuses. Over thirty years of ministry experience in the streets, courtrooms, prisons, and churches of America give him an unusual qualification to speak to the issues confronting the church in twenty-first century America.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgements
xi
Chapter
38
Chapter Three
68
Chapter Four
89
Chapter Five
111
Chapter
130
Chapter Seven
142
Chapter Eight
156
Epilogue
173
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

James L. Evans has been pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama since 2004. Prior to moving to Auburn Jim served other Alabama churches in Atmore, Selma, Montevallo, and most recently Crosscreek Baptist in Pelham.

A 1970 graduate of W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton, Alabama, Jim received a BA in Religion and History from the University of Mobile, the Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, and the Doctor of Ministry from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham.

Jim has many varied interests and involvements. He has served on the Board of Regents at the University of Mobile and was the founding president of the Interfaith Alliance of Alabama.

For six years he wrote a weekly religion column for the Birmingham Post-Herald called Faith Matters. Since the Post-Herald folded, Jim s column now appears regularly in the Decatur Daily, the Anniston Star, the Montgomery Advertiser, the Blount Countian, the West Alabama Gazette, the Hoover Gazette, the Corridor News, the Opelika-Auburn News, The Ledger Enquirer in Columbus, GA, and Ethicsdaily.com. His column has also been picked up by several major papers such as the Atlanta Journal, and the Chicago Tribune. He has co-authored a collection of sermons based on the Psalms titled Hear My Voice.

Jim is married to the former Brenda Adkisson of Brewton, Alabama, and together they have four adult children.

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