Over the past few years I’ve travelled to a handful of major U.S. cities, and during each visit, I manage to come across people handing out gospel tracts. I’ve seen these people everywhere. When there aren’t people to hand them out, sometimes I’ve found tracts lying in airport bathrooms. My wife and I went on a trip about a year and a half ago where every time we had a layover I picked up a tract somewhere. Everywhere I went these printed materials were ready to meet me. Maybe I needed to repent and ask Jesus into my heart. Yet, blessed assurance…
This week I was reading a book entitled Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life by Richard Peace. In his 3rd chapter, “Really Good News,” he asks this question:
I do wonder if tracts are not a thing of the past? You don’t see tractlike materials used in any other areas of life these days.
I thought this was a good question for the blog world, considering this may be one of the most prevalent forums in our culture today in which people can express their beliefs on faith, politics, religion, and public life to a diverse and broad audience. The blog world just might be the contemporary tract, though the format and the means of engagement are quite different.
Well, what do you think?