More on Evangelism

The ELCA is desperately trying to get diverse. Only 1.12% of its members are African-American (but that’s a little better than the .28% of the LCMS). Membership is slowly draining (as is true of most merged mainline churches). Lutheranism remains an ethnic church, made up mainly of Scandinavians and Germans. The ELCA has lots of…

Evangelism

Terry Mattingly remembers Robert Webber. He begins, During one of his early visits to London, Billy Graham was confronted by an Anglican leader who causally dismissed the entire crusade effort. “Young man,” said the priest, “I do not approve of your style of evangelism.” “I’m sure that what I’m doing isn’t perfect,” replied Graham. “But…

After 500 Years …

John Allen asks, “Why hasn’t Catholicism had a more positive effect in Latin America?” The most frequent explanation I heard boils down to this: For most of the 500 years since the arrival of Columbus, Catholicism in Latin America often has been skin-deep. People were baptized into the faith, married and buried in it, but…

Albacete on Evangelization

Jim had a post a while back on evangelization, quoting Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete: … Some insist on the need to promote or recapture Christian doctrinal orthodoxy, that is, the need to emphasize and teach the intellectual convictions that properly proclaim the Christian faith. For others, what matters is promoting and defending Christian morality as an…