At Michigan State a group of guys are sitting on the floor in a dorm room passing out longnecks and talking about the gospel of John. They are considering questions that I ask them about what they are reading. A couple come to Christ.
At Duke two students with minimal to no exposure to the Bible are reading 2 Peter with a friend of mine. Both are blown away by the fact that there is a problem that they have sin and they will be judged by it. They commit to meet together each week to look at this more.
In an Asian country a man is walking around a track for exercise. A native of the country begins to walk with him. The first man mentions that he believes in Christ and the second man is interested. The first man suggests he read a passage of the Bible. The next week they talk about what the second man read. Six months later the second man has entered the kingdom.
What is the common thread here? We go to seminars, read books, and watch DVDs on how to do evangelism. We may over complicate it a bit. Like my friend at Duke said the other day, all we need to do is get people’s nose in the book.