Abductive Columns

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Evangelism's Reputation

Evanglism—a word with a good heart but a dirty reputation. It’s a word that’s been so bastardized that I can hardly use it.

On the street it is equated with pressure. It means selling God as if God were vinyl siding, replacement windows, or a mortgage refinancing service.

I suggest we not only re-lexicon this word evangelize/evangelism but take up new practices in the art of engaging others with Jesus.

I’ve written an article that suggests replacing the outdated, modern evangelist model with a new model and breed of Fellow Explorers, and Sometimes Guides. This article was published in the New Wineskins Magazine issue, “Life in Christ in Emerging Culture.” [read the complete article]


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