Evangelism

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Soong-Chan Rah

Failed Narratives and Imagination in Evangelism

Soong-Chan Rah reflects on de-construction as a necessary theological expression that moves us toward a re-constructed and re-formed evangelism, driven by our pursuit of Jesus.

David Zac Niringye

Response | Meaning-Making and the Way of Jesus

In response to Soong-Chan Rah’s lecture on “Failed Narratives and Imagination in Evangelism,” David Zac Niringiye investigates the underlying narratives of our current conceptions of evangelism and looks to Jesus as our model of de-constructing and meaning-making.

Vintoh Ramachandra

Deconstructing Evangelism Through the Lens of Global Christianity

In his lecture “Deconstructing Evangelism Through the Lens of Global Christianity,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Vinoth Ramachandra reflects on Christendom’s influences on global mission and urges us toward new paradigms of mission centered on the person of Jesus.

Kirsteen Kim

Response | Following the Example of Jesus

In response to Vinoth Ramachandra’s lecture on “Deconstructing Evangelism Through the Lens of Global Christianity,” Kirsteen Kim reflects on sharing the gospel and walking in the way of Jesus.

Len Tang

Church Planting as Evangelism

In his lecture “Church Planting as Evangelism,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Len Tang describes the particular and effective role church planting plays in the work of evangelism.

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Local Expressions of Evangelism and Justice

In a panel discussion, Mayra Macedo-Nolan, Jean Burch, Marcos Canales, and Jill Shook discuss models of embodied evangelism, with a particular look at their local context of Pasadena, California.

Vintoh Ramachandra

Apologetics and Evangelism Through a Global Lens

In his lecture “Apologetics and Evangelism Through a Global Lens,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Vinoth Ramachandra describes how the church’s witness and apologetics cannot be separated from its ethics and works of justice.

Ryan Bolger

Response | The Lifestyle of the Apologist

In response to Vinoth Ramachandra’s lectures on “Apologetics and Evangelism Through a Global Lens,” Ryan Bolger describes the way and witness of the “pilgrim apologist,” who postures themselves in humility and in unity with the other.

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Grassroots Evangelism in Ghana

In a panel discussion, Christian Tsekpoe, Amos Jimmy Markin, Rebecca Sey, and Daniel Okyere Walker discuss ways that the Church of Pentecost in Africa has deconstructed colonial forms of evangelism and reconstructed grassroots models in their local contexts.

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Evangelizing Emerging Generations

In a panel discussion, Odoi Odotoi, Cherry Marcelo, and Lisseth Rojas-Flores discuss effective Christian witness in justice and advocacy work among children and families, particularly drawing from their work with World Vision.

Lenore Three Sisters

Story as Evangelism, an Indigenous Worldview

In her lecture on “Story as Evangelism,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lecture, Lenore Three Stars shares an indigenous perspective on creation theology and reflects on story as a means of evangelism.

Neil Taylor

Storytelling and Evangelism

In his lecture “Storytelling and Evangelism,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Neil Taylor shares about developing a practice of storytelling—as he opens up about his own story.

Shin Maeng

Art is a Story

In his lecture “Art is a Story,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Shin Maeng talks about the power of art to speak to the brokenness and beauty of reality, and to the story of God’s movement amidst it all.

Priscilla Pope-Levison

Great Evangelists

In her lecture “Dinner for Eight: Great Evangelists,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Priscilla Pope-Levison reflects on various models of evangelism and the key attributes of effective evangelists.

Michal Meulenberg

The Incarcerated Church: Introduction

At the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Michal Meulenberg introduces the topic and presentations on reconstructing our understanding of evangelism among incarcerated people.

Soong-Chan Rah

A Theology of Celebration and A Theology of Suffering

In his lecture on “A Theology of Celebration and A Theology of Suffering,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah reframes our understanding of evangelism and incarceration through the lens of theologies of celebration and suffering.

jarett Keith

The Good News and the Incarcerated Church

In his presentation on “Incarceration and the Good News,” delivered at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Jarret Keith shares his personal story of incarceration and reflects on how the church must better minister to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.

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Panel | The Incarcerated Church

In a panel discussion at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Michal Meulenberg, Soong-Chan Rah, and Jarret Keith reflect on the faithful witness and community of the incarcerated church.

Jarett Keith

Interviews with the Incarcerated Church

In this session of the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Jarret Keith interviews incarcerated students on prison ministry, evangelism, and incarceration.

Chris Broussard and Vince Bantu

Urban Evangelism and Apologetics

In a conversation on “Urban Evangelism and Apologetics,” at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Vince Bantu and Chris Broussard discuss ministry and evangelism in urban contexts—and particularly Black communities—in the United States.

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Panel | Evangelism with Young People

In a panel discussion at the 2023 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah, Kara Powell, and Steve Argue discuss what ministry and evangelism ought to look like among young people today.