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The Billy Graham Center sponsored four events to boost the Church’s commitment to evangelism. 

Self-image and the Proclamation of the Gospel

Dale FincherDale and Jonalyn Fincher

November 29, 2012 

Is the gospel powerful enough to heal the soul? If so, how can that translate into each of us sharing that message of grace and healing with others?

Jonalyn FincherAuthors Dale and Jonalyn Fincher spoke on “Self-image and the Proclamation of the Gospel.” Co-authors of Coffee Shop Conversations: Making the Most of Spiritual Small Talk, the couple also founded Soulation, a ministry which seeks to transform the church into a place of authentic spiritual growth, rejuvenating imagination, intellectual clarity, and biblical literacy, while showing skeptics, atheists, and spiritualists that Jesus best integrates all areas of human life into a meaningful relationship with God.

Jonalyn is author of the best-selling Ruby Red Slippers: How the Soul of a Woman Brings Her Home. The couple travel nationally speaking to audiences about what it means to be fully human in the church and culture.  

Evangelism and the Public Square

The Institute of Strategic Evangelism Evangelism Initiative and ISOTA (In Support of the Arts) Club on campus presented the following Evangelism and the Public Square series.

The second and third offerings highlighted the arts. The presenters for these events were Wheaton College professors & staff Matthew Milliner, Brett Foster, Walt Hansen, Tony Payne, Jerry Root, Nicole Rienstra, and feature students Jennifer Lee and Hannah Schwabe.

Martin MartyEvangelism and Church History

April 9, 2013

Evangelism and Church History, what the Church has done wrong, what the Church has done right, and what we can learn from both. Eminent Church historian Martin Marty addresses the topic. It is available on audio.

Dr. Martin Marty is one of the most prominent interpreters of religion and culture today. He is author of more than 50 books, he is also a speaker, columnist, pastor and teacher, having been a professor of religious history for 35 years at the University of Chicago. 

Evangelism and the ArtsEvangelism and the Arts Pt. 1

April 16, 2013

A discussion: Is there any concord between art and evangelism without compromise of either?

Matthew Milliner, Brett Foster, Tony Payne, Walt Hansen, Mark Lewis, Jerry Root and feature students Jen Lee and Hannah Schwabe.

Evangelism and the ArtsEvangelism and the Arts Pt. 2

April 23, 2013

The evangelist looks at the four Qu4rtets: A discussion of the poetry of T.S. Elliot and the art of Mako Fujimora and Bruce Herman. Is there room for the evangelist in this discussion?

Matthew Milliner, Nicole Rienstra, Tony Payne, and others.

 

The Billy Graham Center sponsored four events to boost the Church’s commitment to evangelism. 

Self-image and the Proclamation of the Gospel

Dale FincherDale and Jonalyn Fincher

November 29, 2012 

Is the gospel powerful enough to heal the soul? If so, how can that translate into each of us sharing that message of grace and healing with others?

Jonalyn FincherAuthors Dale and Jonalyn Fincher spoke on “Self-image and the Proclamation of the Gospel.” Co-authors of Coffee Shop Conversations: Making the Most of Spiritual Small Talk, the couple also founded Soulation, a ministry which seeks to transform the church into a place of authentic spiritual growth, rejuvenating imagination, intellectual clarity, and biblical literacy, while showing skeptics, atheists, and spiritualists that Jesus best integrates all areas of human life into a meaningful relationship with God.

Jonalyn is author of the best-selling Ruby Red Slippers: How the Soul of a Woman Brings Her Home. The couple travel nationally speaking to audiences about what it means to be fully human in the church and culture.  

Evangelism and the Public Square

The Institute of Strategic Evangelism Evangelism Initiative and ISOTA (In Support of the Arts) Club on campus presented the following Evangelism and the Public Square series.

The second and third offerings highlighted the arts. The presenters for these events were Wheaton College professors & staff Matthew Milliner, Brett Foster, Walt Hansen, Tony Payne, Jerry Root, Nicole Rienstra, and feature students Jennifer Lee and Hannah Schwabe.

Martin MartyEvangelism and Church History

April 9, 2013

Evangelism and Church History, what the Church has done wrong, what the Church has done right, and what we can learn from both. Eminent Church historian Martin Marty addresses the topic. It is available on audio.

Dr. Martin Marty is one of the most prominent interpreters of religion and culture today. He is author of more than 50 books, he is also a speaker, columnist, pastor and teacher, having been a professor of religious history for 35 years at the University of Chicago. 

Evangelism and the ArtsEvangelism and the Arts Pt. 1

April 16, 2013

A discussion: Is there any concord between art and evangelism without compromise of either?

Matthew Milliner, Brett Foster, Tony Payne, Walt Hansen, Mark Lewis, Jerry Root and feature students Jen Lee and Hannah Schwabe.

Evangelism and the ArtsEvangelism and the Arts Pt. 2

April 23, 2013

The evangelist looks at the four Qu4rtets: A discussion of the poetry of T.S. Elliot and the art of Mako Fujimora and Bruce Herman. Is there room for the evangelist in this discussion?

Matthew Milliner, Nicole Rienstra, Tony Payne, and others.