Bowen explores the way in which John's Gospel describes the process of coming to faith. He considers the cases of the woman at the well, the crowd, the first disciples, Nicodemus and the blind man. Bowen argues that this gospel offers vital insights into people's journey to faith. This sheds light on contemporary understandings of evangelism and apologetics.
This article assumes that the ministry of evangelism is necessary to the life and health of the church. The author discusses why the church no longer seems to produce leaders who are both scholarly and evangelistic, and highlights the role of the theological seminary in producing such scholary evangelical leaders.