It has never been, is not now, and will never be evangelism. It is a cheap escape from authentic evangelism which, according to Jesus, is going into the world and making DISCIPLES. Not audiences, not the entertained, not the amused, and not lovers of money.
This is, though, how low theology among ‘evangelicals’ has gone. The ‘Queen of the Sciences’ has become the court jester for today’s ‘Christians’.
No one has ever become a disciple because of cheap gimmicks wrongly called ‘evangelism’. And if your evangelism is ‘easy’, it’s fake.
So, as Peter said to Simon Magus- ‘to hell with you and your money’. Or as Luther translated it in 1545, “Das du verdampt werdest mit deinem gelde!” (Acts 8:20)