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Saturday, June 26, 2004

Street Evangelism

Street evangelism!

During the years I served in very inner-city Boston I did a whole lot of street evangelism (called it that, too!) and it wasn't Bible-brandishing, sin-convicting and hellfire-threatening in style or substance; I was about getting people at least to talk about something, about anything, and then to get them into some church-related activities, eventually to Worship, Word and Sacraments.

Here's a story related to that time:

When I was on staff there, we had a new church musician who was a recent graduate of the evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois (as opposed to the secular Wheaton College that's in Norton, Massachusetts). One day this particular young woman approached me and said, "I need to talk to you! This isn't very evangelical!!!!!" But by my standards our proclamation and service to the congregants and to the community was extremely evangelical; her expectations seemed to be tent meeting/circuit rider!

Books

• William Stringfellow, An Ethic for Christians and other Aliens in a Strange Land

• Walter Wink, Naming the Powers: The Language of Power in the New Testament, Powers, Volume 1

• Walter Wink, Unmasking the Powers, Powers, Volume 2

• Walter Wink, Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination, Powers, Volume 3

• Walter Wink, Engaging the Powers that Be: Theology for a New Millennium

• Martin Buber, I and Thou

• Paul Tillich, The Shaking of the Foundations

• Paul Tillich, The Eternal Now

• Paul Tillich, The New Being

• Anthony T. Padovano, Dawn without Darkness

• H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture – Christ Against Culture; Christ of Culture; Christ Above Culture; Christ and Culture in Paradox; Christ the Transformer of Culture

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Step by Step

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days
Scriptural basis:
  • Genesis 15:5-6
  • Psalm 34
  • Psalm 63
  • Hebrews 12:13
from Rich Mullins,
The World As Best As I Remember It,
Volume One