4/26/11 Tywoo, 30
I used a MDB gospel tract to start a conversation with a man out enjoying a smoke on the sidewalk. His name is Tywoo (spelling?) and he is a Nigerian immigrant. He grew up involved in a Christian church in Nigeria and moved to Chicago at the age of 18. He is minimally involved in a church here but, judging from his expensive suit and accessories, is more concerned about the temporary riches of this life than the true riches of heaven. However, this was exactly what he was critical of regarding the church in Nigeria. After we talked a while I asked some key questions about his views of the kingdom of heaven and eternal life. His is a works-based understanding of salvation, and he really appreciated a discussion about God’s justice and mercy, about the punishment we deserve and the grace we can have in Jesus.