Joseph Wolyniak applied for an Evangelism for the 21st Century grant when his spouse, the Rev. Liz Costello, was a seminarian at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Himself a Ph.D. candidate at Oxford, Wolyniak’s vision for the “New Tracts for Our Times” video series is deeply rooted in scripture and theology yet proclaims the Gospel in common language via social media. With the expert filming and editing of Pilar Timpane, the videos hold great promise for reaching those who might not otherwise hear the Good News.
“The Eucharist” video features the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry and “The Bible” video features Dr. Ellen Davis. They were released via social media in summer ’14 and picked up nearly 10,000 views. They were shared via the Episcopal News Service and the Anglican Communion News Service. “New Tracts for Our Times,” the original concept, will be sponsored in the future by the Scholar Priest Initiative.