Tag «loaded words»

Stories are the Heart of Evangelism

I hadn’t intended to write two posts about evangelism… being so interested in what evangelism means is a new direction for me. However, it arises from my experience of the past three years, recognizing that people who call themselves “Spiritual But Not Religious” have deep and serious questions; and believing that the United Church is actually well …

Reclaiming Loaded Words: “Come and See” Evangelism

So, if you think “discipleship” is a loaded word, how much more baggage does the word “evangelism” carry!?! Stereotypes abound…  and few of them are appealing. And yet, the founding denominations of the United Church had rich understandings and traditions of evangelism. For many years we had a department at General Council called “Evangelism and …