Qu(e)erying Evangelism chronicles Cheri DiNovo’s attempts as a minister to expand the membership of a rapidly shrinking congregation in a poor, inner city Toronto neighborhood. As a result, DiNovo discovers that, in her congregation’s decision to evangelize among the marginalized and “queer” in their neighborhood, church members are radically changed by realizing how “queer” or different they are themselves.
Qu(e)erying Evangelism asks: How do we understand evangelism biblically and in a completely new way? How does one be a queer theologian in a traditional pastorate and not only be faithful to a queer Christ but grow a congregation with all sorts of differences of opinion? How does the presence of the transgendered/transsexual—or indeed everyone perceived as different—challenge both the theology and praxis of a mainline denomination?
Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award for Spirituality & Religion