Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Rev. Terry L. Martin named Program Officer for Evangelism

From EpiscopalLife Online:

The Rev. Terry L. Martin has been appointed Program Officer for Evangelism at the Episcopal Church Center, beginning August 13.

Martin was previously vicar of Holy Spirit Church, Tuckerton, New Jersey. He has also served congregations in Wisconsin, California, and South Carolina.

He is best known as “Father Jake,” the pen name he used on his popular blog, “Father Jake Stops the World.” After five years of writing daily about church life, Martin decided it was time to close down that site and shift his focus. He has started a new blog, “Father T Listens to the World: Seeking God Around the Globe.”

“The new site is quite different,” said Martin. “This is not a site for debate about church politics; rather, we will listen to faith stories from around the world.“

Martin believes that to be effective evangelists, Episcopalians have to practice the art of listening. “We look for the ways that God is already moving in people’s lives. We begin by listening; listening to the stories of others, sharing our own stories, and watching for the places that God’s story intersects them both.”. . .

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2 comments:

Perpetua said...

I wonder if Father T would Listen and Post stories of the faith journeys of ex-gays.

Anne Coletta said...

I have to admit, the few times I wandered over to Fr. Jake's, I couldn't stay long. The venom in the comments (not difference or debate, but VENOM) just hurt my brain, to be honest. It was painful to read so much hostility and illogic. I wish him well in his new job, but quite an interesting choice by the powers that be.