I’m enjoying the Christian Century’s ongoing “What’s the Gospel in Seven Words?” feature.
Some of the responses are whimsical, such as Martin Marty’s “God, through Jesus Christ, welcomes you anyhow” or Mary Karr’s “We are The Church of Infinite Chances.”
Others attempt more theological precision, such as Walter Brueggemann’s “Israel’s God’s bodied love continues world-making,” or Max Stackhouse’s “God enters history; renewed covenants promise salvation.”
For what it’s worth, here’s my first attempt at the Gospel in Seven Words:
Emmanuel. Olly olly oxen free. Death loses.
Anyone else want to give it a try in comments?