Here’s a comment from the Rev. Rick Mason, who was the subject of the recent “Theology on Tap” post. He commented on that thread but I thought I would share his comments here for you to see and respond.
I want to thank all of you for your comments. I am the Rev. Rick Mason of the original Montgomery (AL) newspaper article. I have gained some insights into how to continue to approach “Theology on Tap” from what many of you have said. Believe it or not, one of the questions that is troubling me today is how do we, as Christians, define “the lost”? I think the answer to that question may go a long way toward determining how we approach faith & evangelism.
Just a note on the initial gatherings at the Pratt Pub. We are very excited about the folks who have been taking part. There have been people from both inside & outside of the church who have serious questions about the church & faith. We have had everything from totally unchurched to devout Episcopalians & Calvinists to a recent convert to Hinduism, who commented that after 14 years in Prattville it is wonderful to finally have a place where she can talk about her faith without the fear of being put down.
This is a work-in-progress (as is the faith life itself), so please remember us in your prayers. And thanks again!
Thanks Rick for your feedback and update. So, that’s a good question Rick asks of us. Now it’s your turn. How do you define “the lost”? Or do you?