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Stone the Preacher Turns 5 Today!

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On March 29, 2006, a blog about Biblical evangelism went public; it’s name was “E-vangie Tales and More.” Of course, it’s now called Stone the Preacher and after 2,229 posts, 14, 631 comments, and nearly 169,000 visits, it’s now 5 years old!

Here’s a little history of how it all came to be: When I first started sharing my faith on a daily basis back on January 1, 2004, I realized that people’s reactions were interesting, funny, sometimes shockingly rude, and on occasion, threatening. I wrote about these experiences using humor and a fair amount of irony (with a dash of sarcasm), and sent them weekly, via email, to various members of my church congregation to encourage them to evangelize.

After hearing “Hell’s Best Kept Secret,” on July 31, 2005, my evangelistic adventures went through the roof. “Sinners” were actually interested in what I had to say about eternal things; they were concerned about Heaven and Hell, and many wanted to know the Savior. I wanted the Christian world to know about the excitement that comes when we obey Christ’s command to “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to all creation.” That’s why I started this blog.

I want to encourage you to never give up sharing your faith; I want to offer new ideas for you to try where you live; I want to spur you on to love and good works.

In June of 2008 I changed the name of this blog to Stone The Preacher. (Click here to find out why, and here also. Who are those guys stoning me? Click here.)

If I wanted a more popular site I could have chosen a lighter theme than Biblical Evangelism, but this is my life’s purpose. (Click here to read why evangelism blogs will never be popular.) On this blog, you can count on the content being evangelism-related 90% of the time. There are very few pictures or videos of cute animals doing household chores or of darling children (unless I shamelessly pander for the purpose of drawing a larger audience, like this video), not many devotionals, and few debates on doctrinal issues (unless they are evangelism related)—I will leave that to the experts. No, what the world needs now is love, sweet love—love for the lost! I’ll do my part to stimulate it. (Okay, there is another exception: Atheist Tuesdays. The unbelievers need a good dose of reason and coherence in addition to Ray Comfort’s Atheist Central.)

Thanks for your support!

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  1. I thank God for this website because it has allowed me in this time with my walk with the Lord to be a witness while living in a very small town where evangelism is minimal. Thank you Pastor Steve for StonethePreacher! May God bless you with five more years and beyond!!!

  2. Thank you, Thomas. I really have no idea how many people read this and get something from it. My site-meter says that 150-200 visit a day but I doubt it, based on the low amount of comments I get. Those are probably search engines visiting, or a lot of non-commenting atheists!

    God bless you and thank you again!

  3. “or a lot of non-commenting atheists!”

    Funny it was the theists (including yourself) you vanish when the questions get hard. or easy. or any questions at all really.

  4. Praising God for “Stone the Preacher”! What a blessing of a blog! Not sure who runs it but, who really cares? Here’s to 5 more years edification, education, encouragement and a whole lot of fun in the realm of what we know as street evangelism! 🙂

  5. Congrats Steve on your anniversary, for this site’s birthday I’ll be sure to gift you a biology book or two. =)

  6. Congrats, Steve! 🙂

  7. Steve, you be faithful in reaching out the lost and encouraging believers too! Col 3:23 God bless you brother! Kostya, St.Pete, Russia

  8. Thank you, all of you for the encouragement!

    And Paul, in a few days I’ll wish you a Happy Anniversary, too.

  9. Congrats to you Steve! Keep the humor and keep kicking the hornet’s nest!

  10. Happy Blogiversary, Steve!!!!

  11. On the way home from Valley Park this evening the glance of a lady met my glance. I stopped in a step, extended the Million Dollar tract already in hand and asked “Would you like to have a gospel tract?” She accepted.
    That was easier than I expected.

  12. I continued on my way home from Valley Park. My glance met with a guy enjoying the evening sun at the next bench too. I stopped, extended the tract, and asked if he’d like to have a gospel tract as well. He accepted, said thank you. I was enjoying my walk home…

  13. The next person whose eyes met mine was one of two girls who were stretching before a jog. I stopped. “Would you like to have a gospel tract?” She accepted. Her friend did not. I enjoyed the rest of my stroll home. My eyes did not meet with anyone else’s eyes. I went home, cooked teryaki fish tacos for my brother and I. We enjoyed a few chapters of the gospel of Mark together. A warm summer breeze is blowing through my balcony door as I sit here at my computer. I feel touched by the Lord tonight and it feels good.

  14. Happy birthday evangelists.

  15. Way to go Andy Johns!

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