• Kirk Walden Rethinking Evangelism in No Consuming Fire Today!

    Whoa, There. No Consuming Fire Today!

    Reading through Luke’s narrative the other day, I stopped at one verse and started to chuckle. Then, I was laughing. I’m not sure of the Bible’s funniest verse, but Luke 9:54 is on my Top 10 List. Let’s set the stage. Earlier in the chapter, Jesus sends the 12 disciples out to preach the good news. Going through villages, they shared what they knew; things like “The kingdom of God is near”—and healed a lot of people along the way. These men were now performing the very miracles they saw from Jesus. I’m sure they sensed they were on a roll. Just after this, we see the 5,000 fed. Then…

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