The goal or objective I have for this WastedEvangelism blog is to present my thoughts and commentary on the issues of poverty, the poor, church, church growth, discipleship, and, of course, evangelism. I believe we need to rethink these topics through better readings of the Bible and more honest reflection (at I try to be honest) on the issues of poverty, the poor and the marginal, oppression, and justice. My top two posts for 2016, which generated the most visits to my Wasted Evangelism site, were:
The runner up, 3rd most visited in 2016, was a set of quotes I gathered and posted from a presentation I did on “Church, the poor and their neighborhood”:
My first post of 2017, on January 1, broke all previous WastedEvangelism blog posts to date. A great way to start the new year. The January post, garnishing the all-time highest record of visits is:
I will try better and more consistently to post throughout the week during 2017. Thanks for visiting and reading my marginal thoughts. Here's to hoping you will be joining me regulary to rethink Church, the poor, poverty, and evangelism.
PS I am a church planter and pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in The Hill and a flawed practitioner of Wasted Evangelism. I am learning about Wasted Evangelism, myself, through my experience in The Hill and through the good people of CPC in The Hill. The picture at the head of this post is a night-time shot of the neighborhood, just outside our place of worship in The Hill. Check out the three books that most influenced me this past year >>
Chip M. Anderson, advocate for biblical social action; pastor of an urban church plant in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, CT; husband, father, author, former Greek & NT professor; and, 19 years involved with social action.