“The New Testament insists, in book after book, that when Jesus of Nazareth died on the cross, something happened as a result of which the world is a different place…”
It is through suffering we find victory.
We have an entire Bible for a reason. It’s not so we can develop a “Cliff Notes” theology and just “sum up” things so I don’t have to read the “boring” parts.
We have swapped the truth for a lie.
In our western rush to get to the conclusion, we ask, “Why did Jesus have to die? Why did it have to be the crucifixion?” Then, we want a Twitter-length answer.
Wright notes that the four gospels have very little to say about the topic of atonement. No one is talking about “going to heaven.”
We have paganized our view of how salvation happens.
Israel had been called for a purpose. That purpose wasn’t about keeping a list of rules. It wasn’t about “going to heaven.”
Our view of God in Western Christianity is, quite frankly, too small.
NT Wright’s book Simply Good News challenges the reader to look at how we pray. We often pray the Lord’s Prayer in reverse. I will be looking at Wright’s analysis on “praying as good news people” in my message on Sunday. His contention is the Lord’s Prayer helps us with priorities in prayer. They are sectionsContinue reading “Praying the Lord’s Prayer… in reverse”