References: Colossians 1The strategy of Paul's ministry was first to make Christ known and then to make God's people fully mature. We learn of four groups of people in Paul's day who were not making Christ fully known: 1) Those who commend themselves 2) Those who tickle the ears of people, a ministry by consensus 3) Those who preached out of envy and rivalry 4) Those who preached for proft. The challenge of Paul's authentic ministry is relevant to today.
David Robertson, author of The Dawkins Letters, says that he was told by the leader of an atheist society: "Okay, I admit that you have destroyed my atheism, but what do you believe?" This book is his answer: an apology of faith in the face of atheism and a response to the shouts of God is Not Great! by the late Christopher Hitchens.