Rico Tice delivered a message in a breakout session at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference titled “Honest Evangelism: How to Talk About Jesus Even When It’s Tough.” The workshop explored the issues that make talking about Jesus difficult—for example, doing the hard work of pursuing the lost and overcoming the fact that Christians are simply weird in the eyes of those around us.

Tice recognizes four common responses by Christians to the tough spiritual terrain of Britain, which is similar to other Western settings. And he encourages the church to develop soft hearts and tough skin around the simple idea that people without Christ spend eternity separated from God in a real hell.   

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