This article’s purpose is to explore the issue of evangelistic renewal within evangelicalism. Discussions concerning the decline of evangelism are ubiquitous, and many evangelicals have called for greater attention to discipleship and follow up as the prescription to this acknowledged malady. This essay argues that the more critical need is to intentionally factor the concept of worldview into the development of contemporary evangelistic strategies and methods to more effectively reach postmodern persons. The article commences with an exploration and definition of the concept of worldview itself. Of particular focus here is how worldview interplays with theology and praxis. A brief examination of prototypical evangelical evangelistic approaches and literature follows. Critical to this discussion is the assumed or implicit worldviews of both the evangelist and the recipient which may underlie acceptance or rejection. An articulation of a biblical model for worldview-based evangelism is the penultimate task. Some final thoughts regarding the titular question, “How should we then witness?” conclude the essay.
Greenway, A. W. (2011). How Should We Then Witness? A Plea for Reexamining Evangelical Evangelistic Practice in Light of the Concept of Worldview. Great Commission Research Journal, 3(1), 80-96. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol3/iss1/7