I came across this post from a couple years ago and thought I’d re-run it. This is one of my favorite topics to teach, although I prefer not having to cram it all into one hour! It works better as a 6-8 week series where you can go more in-depth.
I did a one hour presentation on world religions for a church group and decided to video tape it as an experiment. I was pleased with the content of the presentation but learned some things about lighting, sound and pace. That will make the next one much better. I was hoping it would be shorter but it is hard to cover all world religions and some evangelism basics in one easy session.
I covered some foundational concepts that apply to all religions then addressed some key differences of Christianity versus Islam, Mormonism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Hare Krishnas, Wiccans and atheists (OK, that’s more of a world non-religion).
I shared experiences I’ve had in witnessing to people in these faiths and some things that helped navigate through conversations effectively. You really can share the truth without starting a Jihad.
Go here to just see the PowerPoint slides.
Major thanks to Stand to Reason, where I learned much of this.