As it stands we take a look at:
- the shift in the dominant paradigm of evangelism from the revivalist rally to process evangelism courses
- church planting and contextualisation
- evangelism as faithful, distinctive ecclesial witness
- evangelism and worship
- evangelism, community ministry and social action
- evangelism and the emerging church movement
- evangelism, pluralism and dialogue
- evangelism in the digital age
Anything else you can think of that ought to be included in an M level course? Any key resources that I ought not to overlook?
As a reward for being so helpful, I thought I'd scatter on the floor of this 'ere blog a few fragments that I've snapped off my recent thinking about evangelism. Perhaps one or two might twinkle just enough to catch your eye and please you.
Here's fragment number one. More to follow - a bit like iTunes' 12 days of Christmas ap, only a bit less exciting and with a smaller take up and there might not be 12 of them and I probably won't be posting one a day for the next 12 days, but otherwise ...
Evangelistic Fragment One: On Motives.Good motives for evangelism include a concern for truth (the gospel is true), a longing for others to flourish (the gospel does you good) and a desire that God should be glorified (the gospel is not just an abstract truth, the gospel is not just about human benefit it is also a worship-inspiring disclosure of divine being).