Evangelism in a Liberal Key

Is it any wonder that the word “Evangelism,” which means literally “preaching of the gospel,” has an uncomfortable ring to many religious liberals? For many reasons, some valid and some stereotypical, we tend to associate evangelism with religious bullying and intolerance, with corruption and hucksterism, with rigid creeds and finger-pointing.
In some cases, this is accurate. Yet, at its best, evangelism is about proclaiming “good news,” sharing a vision, helping others to heal and grow, and giving public voice to a dream. And in this very best sense, we, too can become evangelists under a billowing, open-air, distinctly liberal UU tent. Come join the revival! The choir will sing special music. Rev. Robin will offer a one-hour workshop after the service on “Articulating our UU Faith.”