A number of years ago, the Anglican Church of Canada launched something called “The Decade of Evangelism”. I remember it well. Unfortunately.
After ten years of groping for the real meaning of “evangelism”, we came to the conclusion that – lacking access to even the most basic dictionaries in Canada – we had no idea what it means but we were absolutely certain it did not mean that Christianity is objectively true and we should tell people that it is.
Here we go again. This time it is the Season of Intentional Discipleship – SID, more appositely known as Sudden Infant Death syndrome – another ten years of pretending we are functionally illiterate. This time we are doing it Intentionally, through.
It would be hilarious if those who should know better were not such willing participants in the chicanery.
From Fed Hiltz’s myopic version of the alarums and excursions from the recent Primates’ Meeting, here:
Accordingly we welcomed a conversation about evangelism. We were glad to hear of the call for a Season of Intentional Discipleship across the Communion (2016-2025)