Salt and Light: A Global Perspective

Bethany Jenkins | April 8, 2015

Becky Pippertis a an author and a speaker, once described by Chuck Colson as one of the “liveliest and most effective communicators of the gospel in the world today.” She and her husband, Dick, founded Salt Shaker Ministries, a global evangelism training ministry, through which she has trained and equipped churches and college students on six continents. She is the author of Out of the Salt Shaker, Hope Has Its Reasons, and several other books, including Uncovering the Life of Jesus, which will be released by The Good Book Company on April 13. Dick and Becky have four adult children and one granddaughter and, for the past 5 years, have been primarily based in the U.K. for extended international ministry.

Do you find significant differences in evangelism in the various countries you visit?

There are, of course, unique cultural differences in every country, but let me touch on the similarities, especially in the West:

  • The fears are the same. What if I offend? What if I am rejected and lose the friendship? Can I raise the topic of faith naturally? What if they ask me a question I can’t answer? How do I communicate the gospel

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