A distinctive preaching style, this controversial variant of evangelism is shared by many street-preachers, campus pastors and other evangelicals, who hope that will force non-believers and more importantly, those who were former Christians to return to the fold.


This approach typically provokes hostile reactions from the audience they target. The best comparison that can be given to such techniques, is that of an internet troll.

Like it's online counterpart, they will use inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic claims in an community, such as an college campus, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response.

The techniques used behind this are in reality a low form of propaganda. The key components of CE are the following

Brushes with law-enforcementEdit

Many of these preachers who use this approach have been arrested several times or have been banned from university campuses for disturbing the peace.

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