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Scott Monson+The Rev. Scott Monson serves as Priest-in-Charge at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Basswood Grove, MN . He is an alumnus of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (Evanston, IL) and is a member of their Board of Trustees. His academic background is in the liberal arts with advanced degree work in history, theater and communication. A lifelong learner, Scott is currently pursuing graduate study in leadership, culture and community development at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota. He is an avid reader and historian, has a passion for justice and reconciliation ministries and is privileged to have served as special assistant to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Scott lives in Lilydale, MN, on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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  1. steven Charleston permalink
    February 7, 2011 5:20 pm

    I remember the Decade of Evangelism. It came back to my mind when I was listening to your sermon on the mission of the church. In 1990, as I recall, it was launched with much fanfare, but even then I know it was sort of suspect. It was if we had announced something that none of us really believed would happen.

    That ambivalence still haunts us when it comes to evangelism. If you look at those “5 marks of mission” we defined for ourselves, we think we are really good at most of them, except for the one about welcoming in new members.

    Why is that? If most of us think we have found a pearl of great price in the Episcopal Church, why are we so uncertain about our ability to tell others about it? That part of our mission remains a mystery. Thanks for helping me to reflect on this unknown once again.

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