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Beyond Monologue: Preparing Interactive Talks.
By Luke Cawley
(invisible castle, 2023)
Beyond Monologue: Preparing Interactive Talks reimagines how we engage people with the story and message of Jesus through our public events.
It describes an innovative approach, blending speaking with discussion, which has proved fruitful around the UK and the rest of Europe — both in the university campus setting, as well as in the local church.
Drawing on years of experience, and full of stories, as well as reflections on culture and scripture, this is a vital resource for anyone involved in outreach events as either a speaker or organizer.
Beyond Monologue is also ideal reading for preaching and leadership teams looking to refresh their practice in this area.
Healthy Faith and the Coronavirus Crisis: Thriving in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Edited by Kristi Mair & Luke Cawley
(Inter-Varsity Press, 2020)
Healthy Faith and the Coronavirus Crisis was the first full-length Christian response to the pandemic, being published within the initial few weeks of the first lockdown.
It is a briefing on how to thrive in a world of restrictions. Twenty leading Christian thinkers come together to help readers begin to navigate this strange reality.
Each contributor writes on their area of expertise, and topics covered include prayer, loneliness, work, singleness, marriage, parenting, grief, death, imagination, conversations, humour, and much more. They offer practical advice as well as helpful perspective from Scripture.
Contributors include Krish Kandiah, Rachel Turner, John Wyatt, Kate Wharton, Mark Meynell, and Tom Wright.
More>Truth: Searching for Certainty in an Uncertain World.
By Kristi Mair
(Inter-Varsity Press, 2019)
Truth is a tricky thing. Today, ‘the truth’ is not just hard to swallow; it is something we refuse to swallow. Truth is too certain, too divisive, too arrogant. In response, today’s truth is often one of relativism: what’s true for you might not be true for me. But if it’s sometimes true, and sometimes not, is it really truth at all?
Jesus claimed to be ‘the way and the truth and the life.’ But can we really accept this ultimate truth in an age of questioning, uncertainty, relativism and scepticism? In More>Truth, philosopher Kristi Mair explores whether Christians can be confident in the ‘truth’ in our anything goes age.
Campus Lights: Students Living and Speaking for Jesus Around the World.
By Luke Cawley
(Muddy Pearl, 2019)
A meeting in a restaurant in Eastern Europe is suddenly interrupted by secret police. Public artworks are installed in a Guatemalan town to confront injustice perpetrated by gangs and government. A ministry begins in the Solomon Islands where none existed before. All this is the work of students and young people in their twenties – the very age of the disciples when Jesus handed over his ministry to them.
Drawing together incredible, gripping stories from different nationally-led student movements spanning every region of the globe – from North America to Romania, from movements with official recognition, to those persecuted to the point of being driven underground – Campus Lights explores how student mission not only survives, but flourishes across the world today.
Told in Cawley’s journalistic, diverse and engaging style, Campus Lights reveals how students and young people are taking risks to share their faith, continuing the legacy of Jesus’ young disciples as they went out into the world and changed nations.
Far more than a book on student mission, Campus Lights will inspire all leaders, encouraging them to take risks for the Kingdom in their own context, and showing how students and young people can be catalysts for change in our world.
The Myth of the Non-Christian: Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians, and the Spiritual But Not Religious.
By Luke Cawley
(InterVarsity Press, 2016)
There's no such thing as a non-Christian.
Somebody might self-identify as spiritual but not religious. Or they might be a practicing Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim. Or they might call themselves an atheist, freethinker or agnostic. But the one thing that people never describe themselves as is a "non-Christian." So Christians who want to "reach non-Christians" need to realize that they're not all the same. Evangelism is not one-size-fits-all.
Luke Cawley shows how Christians can contextualize the gospel in different ways to connect with different kinds of people. Here he unpacks the religious identities of three key demographics: the spiritual but not religious, committed atheists and nominal Christians. Each group has particular characteristics and requires specific approaches and practices to make the Christian faith plausible, desirable and tangible to them.
Filled with real-life stories of changed lives, The Myth of the Non-Christian: Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians and the Spiritual But Not Religious is a practical and hopeful resource for helping people to encounter God.