Fred Sanders offers a number of quotes on the Gospel from his recent book The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything (p. 106). Each of them offers some food for thought on various ways that we present a Gospel that is too small.
A gospel which is only about the moment of conversion but does not extend to every moment of life in Christ is too small.
A gospel that gets your sins forgiven but offers no power for transformation is too small.
A gospel that isolates one of the benefits of union with Christ and ignores all the others is too small.
A gospel that must be measured by your own moral conduct, social conscience, or religious experience is too small.
A gospel that rearranges the components of your life but does not put you personally in the presence of God is too small.
- Near Emmaus is giving away a copy of Fred Sanders’ The Deep Things of God: How the Trinty Changes Everything.
- And, speaking of, Fred Sanders has an interesting discussion of the Trinitarian theology of Keith Green.
- Michael Patton takes Roger Olson to task for arguing that we should consider the possibility of a Protestant purgatory.
- Patheos offers some good resources for introducing people to the five major religious traditions.
- Here’s a good post on developing a Lutheran perspective on honoring saints. (HT)
- And, for you Star Wars fans, here’s a life-sized and fully motorized R2D2. You can even get in a drive it around. That would have to make you the coolest person on your block.