This article is a response to a warning made by George Hunter regarding the church’s adherence to its own “folk wisdom.” It explores the question of how the church could change, particularly in how it currently views evangelism, and how church leaders and members are unprepared to face the mission complexity unique to our time. It offers an alternative perspective with methodology that is theologically formed on the pattern of Christ, and built around the notion of spiritual influence. To that end, the kind of research that is most needed is discussed along with ideas on examining existing presuppositions.
Comer, G. (2017). The Case to Redress Evangelism in North America. Great Commission Research Journal, 9(1), 20-38. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol9/iss1/3