Handing out tracts; a time honored Christian tradition. This is how a lot of people first come into contact with Christianity and Christians. I remember being handed a very similar, if not the same track, some time ago. I also remember thanking the person who placed it in my hand and then trying very politely to dissuade them of any further conversation. It was downtown Baltimore, at the Inner Harbor.
Now, I didn’t just throw it away, as so many claim to do (there was no trash bin handy and I try not to litter). I folded it up tight and shoved it in that little watch pocket that Levi’s have. A couple of weeks later I found it (maybe I should wash my jeans more?) and out of curiosity I read it. Then I threw it away.
I question the effectiveness of this type of evangelizing. I also question the theology as well as the ‘science’. What do you think? Were you or anyone you know ‘saved’ by a tract someone handed you? Of do you think that it might have the opposite effect? Do tracts do a disservice to the Great Commission?
By the way, this is a Chick tract (as if you didn’t know) and freely available on their website.