Using controversy to proclaim the gospel

Posted: May 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Using controversy to proclaim the gospel

Chris Broussard is an analyst for ESPN. After Jason Collins became the first professional basketball player to announce that he is a homosexual, ESPN interviewed Chris Broussard, a Christian, to get his opinion. I was amazed at how well he did in that interview. He did not sound ignorant or unkind in any way. He defended his position using the Bible as his foundation calling homosexuality a sin. I was even impressed by how he anticipated the backlash and tried to get in front of it by saying that his homosexual friends are tolerant of his views just as he is tolerant of theirs. 

What is even more impressive is how well Chris Broussard did in this follow up interview on a morning radio program. He was unwavering. He was clear. And his authority was not an opinion of his own, but clearly came from Scripture. I believe all Christians can learn a lot from Chris Broussard on how to use conversations, even difficult public ones, to proclaim the good news that we are all sinners but Jesus came to save us. 

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