Salvation is a BIG, multi-faceted, all-including, relational story (with some social justice and revolution included)
I have heard evangelicals say that Christians should focus on the gospel – other concerns should be forgotten for the sake of the gospel. Others say the church should focus on both the gospel message and Christian actions like feeding the hungry, helping the abused, etc.
What if the gospel looks different from what we have been taught? If they are both right about a single-minded gospel focus, and about helping those who need it? What if the gospel actually includes, among others, feeding the hungry and helping the abused?
As a young evangelical, I attended classes where I learned to “witness.” What that actually means, is that I was taught a formula to repeat to others: (more…)