Paul

The Ultimate Alongsider

We use the term “alongsider” for believers who walk alongside people from Hindu backgrounds in a gentle, respectful way to help them meet and follow Yesuji. Some would argue that this term is not in the Scriptures, so we should find a biblical description instead. However, as I was reading and translating John 15 this…

Do You Have the Right Spirit to be an Alongsider?

Recently I read an article from Hinduism Today where the Hindu author described a fairly common Christian practice at universities. Christians are taught to befriend Hindus and then try to get them increasingly connected to Christian activities, then Bible studies, then eventually conversion. “The subtle conversion program,” he opened, “which Christians call ‘friendship evangelism’ is…

2 Essential Principles for Establishing Relationships

Over the past few years I have talked with a number of believers who wanted to engage with Hindu co-workers, neighbors, or students. Many of them get acquainted and then rush into a Bible study as soon as possible. Within a short time, the friendship diminishes and the relationship has no foundation. The urge to…