What is the gospel? No Logo and Packaging

On my way to my doctor for an annual physical this morning I got to thinking about this “No Logo” gospel, and that some have commented back that “No Logo” is as much about “branding” as anything, and that the No Logo argument takes on that culture as false. The gospel of embracing grace, if [Read More...]

What is the gospel? Where do we end?

I have also been impressed of late with the thought that the final state of humans shapes what the gospel is all about. That is, the various mosaics of the final state of humans tells us a lot about what the gospel is designed to accomplish. Those mosaics, when put together, reveal a singular clarity [Read More...]

What is the gospel? Where do we start?

I have been impressed of late with this thought: how people define the gospel is determined by where they start or, even more interesting, where they end up. Put slightly differently, what is the problem being resolved by the gospel? It is common to begin, rather abruptly, with the Fall and to see humans as [Read More...]

What is the gospel? A No Logo gospel

Recently a fellow blogger put me on to the No Logo site, and it made my head spin with implications for understanding the gospel. Far too many of us advocate a gospel that favors our brand of the Church: Protestant, Emerging, Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Charismatic (the most misspelled word by bloggers), Anabaptist, non-denominational, and [Read More...]

What is the gospel? A No Logo gospel

Recently a fellow blogger put me on to the No Logo site, and it made my head spin with implications for understanding the gospel. Far too many of us advocate a gospel that favors our brand of the Church: Protestant, Emerging, Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Charismatic (the most misspelled word by bloggers), Anabaptist, non-denominational, and [Read More...]

What is the gospel? A Story

In resuming our discussion of what the gospel is, I thought I’d record how my own mind has developed on the meaning of the gospel. First, my childhood gospel was a personal forgiveness for eternity gospel. I was taught by parents and pastors and Sunday School teachers that I was a sinner, that I would [Read More...]

What is the gospel? 5

This last post this week on “what is the gospel?” will look at the gospel as God’s work in the world for us vs. the gospel as what God has done for me. The latter I will call hyper-individualism, because that is exactly what it is. It operates, to borrow an image from Donald Miller’s [Read More...]

What is the gospel? 5

This last post this week on “what is the gospel?” will look at the gospel as God’s work in the world for us vs. the gospel as what God has done for me. The latter I will call hyper-individualism, because that is exactly what it is. It operates, to borrow an image from Donald Miller’s [Read More...]

What is the gospel? 4

I’ve been asked this enough times that I’ll turn it into a post on its own — if the gospel is what I am claiming it is, then how does one evangelize? And I’ve been asked this one several times already, and Embracing Grace isn’t even out of the chute, what are the down-in-the-dirt type [Read More...]

What is the gospel? 4

I’ve been asked this enough times that I’ll turn it into a post on its own — if the gospel is what I am claiming it is, then how does one evangelize? And I’ve been asked this one several times already, and Embracing Grace isn’t even out of the chute, what are the down-in-the-dirt type [Read More...]


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