Why Evangelism Needs a New Metaphor by Emily Rose Proctor

Background photo: Tawnyowl/Pixabay, CC0. Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark

Background photo: Tawnyowl/Pixabay, CC0.
Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark

Emily Rose Proctor is a pastor and poet who grew up in South Alabama, escaping to the frozen North to attend Williams College, where she was awarded the Bullock Prize for Poetry by the Academy of American Poets in 2003. Her poetry has since been accepted for publication by The Christian Century, Slippery Elm Literary Journal, Poetry Breakfast, Rogue HomiliesColumbia Theological Seminary’s Journal for Preachers, and Presbyterians Today Magazine, among others.  She is a winner of the West Florida Literary Federation’s 2016 Foo Foo Festival poetry contest, and one of her poems was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She currently works as a children’s librarian and Community Chaplain in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, where she lives with her drummer-priest husband and infant son, and enjoys co-hosting Just Sayin’, a monthly open mic night and live broadcast, and introducing people of all ages to poetry.

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