The Beauty of a Small Gospel: David Neff on the Core of Our Faith

From the Christian Vision project with an assist from the Books & Culture page:

“God has a small-and-large gospel. We must always let the largeness be God’s. His grand story makes our individual stories bigger as they take on meaning in his kingdom. Our efforts at evangelization must always build his kingdom, not ours. Our plans for church growth must always follow his yeasty patterns of growth, not the driven growth of corporate-style goal setting. God’s mission must always enlarge our vision, but we must be content to be part of the small things he is always doing.”

I like this quotation, though I would quibble with some things author David Neff writes.  There’s a lot of conversation about the “size” of the gospel right now, and I think both sides make good points, both those who advocate a “large” gospel and those who push for a “small” gospel.  Investigate for yourself: read the whole thing.

"You are understanding by the only means available to you, both Calvin and Wesley alike ..."

On the Revoice Conference, “Gay Christianity,” ..."
"The doctrine came from Wesley, among others, with the idea of a final and purifying ..."

On the Revoice Conference, “Gay Christianity,” ..."
"Interesting comments! The following is a composite of people's experiences in dealing with being Christian ..."

On the Revoice Conference, “Gay Christianity,” ..."
"Yours is the usual response that I hear from ex-gay advocates: “there are lots of ..."

On the Revoice Conference, “Gay Christianity,” ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment