Posts Tagged ‘evangelism’

The Purpose Driven Church

Friday, July 25th, 2014 | Books

Rick Warren is probably a bad man. He doesn’t like gay marriage. It doesn’t support gay rights. He doesn’t like the idea of two men having anal sex with each other, even though he has never tried it. But my god (pun intended) does he know how to run a church.

The Purpose Driven Church talks about grow to run a church, which a specific reference to how we started Saddleback Church in California – that now has 20,000 a week attending. It is a gold mine of information. A lot of the strategies he discusses are things I found very effective in running Atheist Society, and there is so much more besides that.

There is a lot of stuff about Jesus in there, as you would expect, but still a useful book for anyone running a Humanist group, Sunday Assembly, etc.


Speaking at Atheist Society

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | Humanism

Last month, I was invited to give a talk to Leeds Atheist Society about my experiences of evangelism on campus during my time university. There was a good turnout for what you would usually expect at the society these days and I found it a most enjoyable experience speaking at the group I had founded all those years ago.


Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 | Photos, Religion & Politics

However you dress it up, Christmas starts with Chris.

Jesus Camp

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 | Humanism

Last Tuesday, Atheist Society showed the documentary film, Jesus Camp.

We showed it back when I was involved in the society back in 2008 and it contains some amazing quotes. With a fresh set of faces watching it, people were once again shocked and appalled, with some Christians who attended voicing their shock to James at the end.

Luckily, of course, it isn’t representative of a lot of Christians, but it’s worrying to think many evangelicals across the United States could share similar views.