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By Demi Prentiss
How are we telling stories through our actions, our ministries, our assets and our congregation? In How Do We Tell Our Story?, Demi Prentiss invites us to ponder some questions about communicating as God’s people.
By Kenn Katona
In Episcopal circles, the word ‘Evangelism’ has long been the source of many jokes. In Evangelism – It’s Now or Never, Kenn Katona implores us to get serious about speaking our story and shares some unconventional ideas for inviting people to our communities and churches.
By Kenn Katona
Durante todo el tiempo en que he sido un episcopal, he oído a la gente hacer chistes sobre nuestra aversión al evangelismo.
By Pickett Wall
In times of fear and uncertainty, the church is our unchanging foundation. In What Happens When Soccer Practice Comes Back? Pickett Wall ponders how we will continue to be community and share our stories when this season of crisis ends.
By Jemonde Taylor
How are icons different from images? In Icons: One Thousand Painted Prayers, Jemonde Taylor delves into the world of spiritual iconography and explains how powerfully expressive icons can be in revealing the divine to us and in us.
By Charis Bhagianathan
The desire to communicate, to reach out, to share our story and hear those of others has never been greater. What is your story and how are you telling it? What does telling our story mean for us as church, even now, when church looks so different? In this issue, we highlight examples of telling our story as church – a church that is evolving, expressing and inspiring every day.
By ECFVP Editorial Team
Below you will find resources we’ve gathered from across the Church, designed to inform and support us through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
By Richelle Thompson
In our latest blog, Richelle Thompson tells the story of the Good Book Club. In 2018, Forward Movement organized the initiative and brought in partner organizations from across the Episcopal Church. For the first year, they read the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Last year they read Paul’s letter to the Romans and their mailing list doubled. This year, the Good Book Club focuses on the Gospel of John and another 3,000 people have joined the weekly email list.
By Annette Buchanan
In our latest blog, Annette Buchanan explores John 6:28-29 AMP for the Good Book Club. She notes that Church workers and leaders are often very busy with the logistics of Church and that in many cases, we equate busyness in Church with the work of God. According to John, the work of God is to believe.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
In our latest blog, John: The Gospel of Glory and…, Lisa Fischbeck explores her initial love of John that becomes tempered by the realization of anti-Jewish bias in his gospel.