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N.T. Wright’s definition of evangelism

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N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham

N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham

“When the church is seen to move straight from worship of the God we see in Jesus to making a difference and effecting much-needed change in the real world;

when it becomes clear that the people who feast at Jesus’ table are the ones in the forefront of work to eliminate hunger and famine;

when people realize that those who pray for the Spirit to work in and through them are the people who seem to have extra resources of love and patience in caring for those whose lives are damaged, bruised, and shamed;

then it is not only natural to speak of Jesus himself and to encourage others to worship him for themselves and find out what belonging to his family is all about but it is also natural for people, however irreligious they may think of themselves as being, to recognize that something is going on that they want to be part of.

In terms that the author of Acts might have used, when the church is living out the kingdom of God, the word of God will spread powerfully and do its own work.”

Surprised By Hope, p. 267  (h/t Lon Marshall)

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Written by Monte

August 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

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  1. What this quote from NT Wright go to do with evangelism? There is nothing about evangelism in this quote..

    Julian Batchelor

    August 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

  2. Great Blog!……There’s always something here to make me laugh…Keep doing what ya do :)

    Discoking

    March 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm

  3. […] N.T. Wright’s definition of evangelism (masbury.wordpress.com) […]


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