Welcome!

Let me say just a few things about this blog.  I like to think of myself as a modest blogger!  I don’t feel that everyone needs to know everything about what I think about anything.  Instead, I will be posting the occasional blog on important current events or persons or books or articles.  Some of my posts are previously published articles that I consider to be important and that are still relevant today.  These posts will sometimes be slightly revised and updated.  To access my most recent blog, look under “Pages” and click on “Posts/Blogs,” or look under “Archives” and click on the most recent month. If you are searching for a certain topic, see “Categories.”  In addition there are pages giving some personal and academic information about myself.  For a chapter-length intellectual and spiritual autobiography, see my post “A Philosopher’s Journey with Christ,”  published June 26, 2013.  For a list of lectures given at conferences, or workshops, or preaching assignments, see the appropriate sections in my “Curriculum vitae” and “Church-related activities” under “Pages.”

I continue to be available for lectures and workshops related to philosophy, the philosophy of education, religious schooling, ethics, and the ethics of proselytizing.  Within the church context I am available for preaching, or teaching assignments, or workshops on topics related to Christian ethics, a Christian worldview, Christian education, and the ethics of evangelism.

Here is my contact information:

Address:  305 Bushview Cres., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  N2V 2A6

Telephone:  (519) 746-2821

Email:  ejthiessen(at)sympatico.ca

I would be delighted if you would put in an order of my most recent book entitled, The Scandal of Evangelism: A Biblical Study of the Ethics of Evangelism, published by Cascade Books (2018). For more information see my “Books” page. The book is available at Wipf and Stock Publishers and at Amazon. A special 40% discount is available if you order from Wipf and Stock and supply the code for a web coupon: SCANDAL. Check their website or email orders@wipfandstock.com. This book is a sequel to my previous book as described below.

The Ethics of Evangelism:  A Philosophical Defense of Proselytizing and Persuasion, published by Paternoster Press, and by IVP Academic (2011).  This book won The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writers Award in two categories: Apologetics/Evangelism and Culture.  For more information see my “Books” page. http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=3927http://www.authenticmedia.co.uk/search/product/view.jhtml?code=9781842277249http://www.amazon.ca/ETHICS-EVANGELISM-Elmer-John-Thiessen/dp/0830839275/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1299957182&sr=1-1

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2 Responses to “Welcome!”

  1. Kirkistan Says:

    I am thoroughly enjoying The Ethics of Evangelism. As a Christian copywriter and professor of English, you’ve provided lots of useful material for discussing a redeemed approach to persuasion. Terrific book!

  2. Roy Stults, PhD Says:

    I just read your book on The Ethics of Evangelism and I thoroughly enjoyed it and agree with your arguments. Thanks for your work!

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