How do you tell the truth, in moments of profound meaning?
And how do you speak your truth, in moments utterly mundane?
What is the truth that you have to tell?
These questions are as urgent as ever for followers of the way of Jesus. Present culture has an uncomfortable relationship with truth, not just in the political realm but in the messy spaces of human experience. Our Episcopal traditions, often uncomfortable with proselytism for good reason, have tended to put our emphasis on embodied ways of sharing Good News, sometimes abandoning our call to speak truth about God’s work in the world.
Karl Barth’s words encapsulate some of the challenge: “As ministers we ought to speak of God. We are human, however, and so cannot speak of God. We ought therefore to recognize both our obligation and our inability and by that very recognition give God the glory. This is our perplexity. The rest of our task fades into insignificance in comparison.”
Join us on October 6, 2018 for a day to lean into these questions. Whether you are an everyday Christian wondering what to do with our Presiding Bishop’s call to evangelism, or a preacher or pastor seeking the ground of your most tender and impactful work, you are welcome to join in a day of wrestling with our own experiences of Good News, workshopping how we speak those stories aloud, and wondering together about the call, and the cost, of speaking our faith.
And here’s a prior post about ‘good evangelism.’