June 30, 2018

Article for the Episcopal Herald

I wrote an article for the Episcopal Herald. Go check it out. Part 2 coming soon!
The word “evangelism” shares linguistic origins with the word, “gospel” which means “good news.” The text book definition for “evangelism” is the announcement of good news. What, then, is this good news? In some Christian circles, “the gospel” is framed as a set of doctrines, but as Vincent J. Donovan wrote, “The gospel is essentially a history, at whose center is the God-man born in Bethlehem, risen near Golgotha.” In other words, the good news we are announcing is a story. Specifically, it is the story of Jesus of Nazareth. It may then be more appropriate to say that evangelism is telling the story in which Christ is at the center.
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