(Audio) “The New Evangelist: How to Share Your Faith with Clarity, Calm, and Joy”
Last night I spoke to a nice crowd of young adults in Melbourne, FL for their Theology on Tap meeting. My topic was "The New Evangelist: How to Share Your Faith with Clarity, Calm, and Joy." Below you'll find two audio recordings, one of my talk and one of the Q&A session:
"The New Evangelist"
2:44 - Vatican II and the Lumen Gentium
5:43 - Pope Paul VI and Evangelii Nuntiandi
8:59 - Pope John Paul II and Evangelization
10:10 - Defining the "New Evangelization"
12:34 - Pope Benedict XVI and the New Evangelization
15:50 - How to share your faith with clarity?
16:27 - Re-familiarizing ourselves with the Catechism
17:52 - Clearing up Catholic misconceptions
19:18 - "Doctrinal objections are moral objections in disguise"
23:04 - How to share your faith calmly?
27:00 - The strategy of "positive intention"
31:16 - "The Church never imposes; she only proposes"
33:29 - How to share your faith with joy?
34:32 - Cardinal Timothy Dolan and evangelistic joy
35:35 - How to master "affirmative orthodoxy"
39:54 - The power of smiling
41:30 - What if you don't feel joyful?
44:24 - Recap and Conclusion
Question and Answer Session
0:04 - What if you someone misunderstands Church teaching, but you don't know how to explain it?
2:21 - How do you convince people that entering the Church is worth it?
5:31 - What made you become Catholic?
6:51 - How can we use mobile apps to help us evangelize?
8:28 - How should you evangelize those who reject anything you say?
12:11 - What's a good way to learn more about apologetics?
15:40 - What do you mean by "apologetics"?
16:45 - How can we evangelize fallen-away Catholics?
20:16 - How can we reach those who have been wounded by other Catholics?
21:43 - What are some ways to jump-start evangelistic conversations?
24:29 - Is the Church progressing with technology?
28:14 - Should we bother evangelizing Protestants who have most of the truth?
32:19 - What role does personal testimony have in evangelization?