From Sheep-Stealing to Kingdom-Building

originally published at Justice Unbound Evangelism in the Ecumenical Context At its root, the word ‘evangelism’, simply means spreading good news. For Christians, this usually means spreading the good news about Jesus Christ. In recent years, Google and other businesses have co-opted the word; for example, having employees called ‘Google evangelists’, whose job it is […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lectionary Reading: Psalm 133; John 20:19-31; Acts 4:32-35; I John 1:1-2:2 Message Easter is about Good News.  Jesus is the “atoning sacrifice for our sins and for the sins of the world.  He is our advocate with the Father!”  It is about forgiveness, grace, resurrection and eternal life.  But the Good news is so much […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for Sunday January 25th, 2015

Lectionary Reading: Psalm 62:5-12; Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20; I Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark’s story is not complex, or elaborate, it’s to the point, it’s only seven verses long.  But contained in this story of Jesus’ calling of Simon, Andrew, James and John is a call to you and me and to the church. When I […]

Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

church should focus on making disciples, says PC(USA) evangelism team The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should focus on making disciples, evangelism coordinator Ray Jones and associate David Loleng told the Presbyterian Mission Agency Sept. 26. “Jesus didn’t say, ‘Go out and make programs, converts, budgets, causes, buildings, rules or regulations,’” Loleng said. “But he did say, ‘Make disciples,’ who become […]

Engage: Missional Ministry with Ray Jones and David Loleng

Evangelectionary for December 2, 2012: First Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Lectionary Reading: Jer. 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; I Thess. 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36. Jeremiah 33:14-16 This passage is about hope. Jeremiah often referred to as the “weeping prophet” because grieved the actions of his people and the destruction they were to experience.  The nation fell, the people were dispersed, the rulers and prominent people were exiled to […]

Evangelectionary for January 22, 2012: Third Sunday After The Epiphany (Year B)

Lectionary Reading: Psalm 62:5-12; Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20; I Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark’s story is not complex, or elaborate, it’s to the point, it’s only seven verses long.  But contained in this story of Jesus’ calling of Simon, Andrew, James and John is a call to you and me and to the church. When I […]