Mainline Protestants do not have an agreed upon understanding or definition of evangelism. For some people it is a very specific practice of verbal proclamation. For others it is social justice. For some it encompasses pretty much every aspect of Christian life. Some would prefer to avoid it altogether—or at least not use the “E-word” because of the negative connotations it has developed in our culture.
As Union Presbyterian Seminary and Presbytery of the James seek to establish some kind of working understanding of evangelism, we will be sharing posts from students, faculty, and presbytery leaders that provide initial answers to the question, “What is evangelism?” We encourage you to read these posts and join the conversation.
- What is Evangelism? (John W. Vest)
- Missed Opportunities (Elizabeth Eason)
- Evangelism is Scary, but… (T. Wes Moore)
- Knee-to-Knee (Janna S. VanderWoude)
- Evangelism is Action (Eric Koenig)
- Not Staying Silent (Alexa Allmann)
- Vulnerability and Weakness (W. Dayton Wilson)
- Bad News and Radical Discipleship (Ashely Mejias)
- The Body of Christ (Alex Fischer)
- Where God Wants Us to Be (Linda Pitts)
- How We Live Our Christian Faith (David Frost)