Tell Me Something Good, a new web series from The Episcopal Church, highlights positive stories from around the church through conversations with a variety of guests. New episodes of Tell Me Something Good will be released every two weeks. Episode 1 is available for viewing on The Episcopal Church website here, on Facebook here, and on Instagram TV, @theepiscopalchurch.
Hosted by Jerusalem Greer, Episcopal Church staff officer for evangelism and the Rev. Marcus Halley, dean of formation of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Tell Me Something Good seeks, names and celebrates Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of people from all over the church, and invites everyone to MORE!
In Episode 1, Greer and Halley share the story of how Tell Me Something Good came to be, what has been Good News in their lives recently, and give a preview of upcoming episodes.
“While we are not the first to live through a pandemic, racial injustices, political divisions, or ecological catastrophes, the impact of experiencing all of these at once has created an onslaught of bad news and busted expectations and plans,” says Greer, “And yet, in the midst of all these things the Good News of God in Christ remains unchanged, God’s love is still the greatest good there has ever or will ever be. But what is changing is how we experience and hear this Good News given our current challenges. Which is why we are so interested in the stories of our guests. These are people who are finding new, unconventional, simple, or creative ways of sharing the Good News in ways that people can hear it in the midst of all the chaos around them. And in turn, our guests become agents of Good News to us as well – they help us experience God’s great love and hope just by sharing their stories.”
“This show is a weekly practice in seeking, naming, and celebrating,” adds Halley, “It’s also inspiring as a leader to hear about all the ways leaders around the Church are finding this time to be fertile for sowing new ministries.”
Series episodes and guests include:
- November 10 – Episode 1: Introduction with hosts Jerusalem Greer, Episcopal Church staff officer for evangelism and the Rev. Marcus Halley, dean of formation of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.
- November 24 – Episode 2: The Rev. Zack Nyein, associate rector for community engagement and children and youth formation at All Saints’ Atlanta; member of the board of directors for the Episcopal Evangelism Society and the General Convention Task Force for Liturgical and Prayer Book Revision; director of worship for Imagine Church.
- December 8 – Episode 3: Rebecca Hall, director of adult formation and The Abbey, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas.
- December 22 – Episode 4: The Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, founding director of the TryTank, the experimental lab for church growth and innovation.
Look for additional episodes in 2021.
Find more information and ideas for Episcopal Evangelism here: https://episcopalchurch.org/evangelism-initiatives
Have ideas for shows or questions about Episcopal Evangelism? Email Greer and Halley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212-716-6219.