What is the proper balance between preaching the gospel with our words and showing it through our deeds? Listen in as Justin Taylor and Duane Litfin, president emeritus of Wheaton College, discuss Litfin’s new book Word versus Deed. Watch the entire interview or skip to the highlights below:
00:01 – The subtitle of your book is “Resetting the Scales to a Biblical Balance”. What is the imbalance that you are seeing?
2:03 – Could you sketch a rough outline of how this imbalance came to be?
5:35 – How does your own history play into your interest in this subject?
7:07 – Tell us a little about the non-verbal aspect of communication.
9:30 – So in a sense, this is also a corrective towards conservatives who’ve downplayed the role of deeds in the life of the church?
10:21 – Could you give us an example or two of the ways in which the Bible is being misapplied in this discussion?
17:24 – What are the dangers of a church defining their mission as only evangelism?
12:10 – What is your take on Matthew 25? How is that passage in particular being used in this discussion?
16:08 – What, in your view, are the long-term effects of motivating the church to do good and legitimate things, but building them on the wrong basis?