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Evangelisation lessons from Bruce Lee

We can learn a lot about evangelisation from the philosophy of martial arts film star Bruce Lee, claimed Jared Zimmerer on WordOnFire.

“He believed in human dignity and the unity of all mankind, and that all men must be willing and able to stand up for the good no matter what the situation,” he wrote. “I think he offers a vision of what modern evangelisation could look like in the Christian world.”

Zimmerer picked out three things he has learned from Lee. The first is to see the good in every situation and to disengage from the difficulties surrounding us. The second “was to be firmly rooted in who you are, but love the culture you wish to evangelise”.

He continued: “The third thing I learned from Bruce Lee about evangelisation is to live concretely the message you wish to spread. If you go to YouTube and watch several of Bruce’s interviews you see a calm, cool and collected individual whose words flowed with confidence, clarity and control. He thoroughly knew and lived what he believed. This made his message attractive because people saw it in action. People wanted what he had.”

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