There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

Archive for January, 2007

taste and see that the Gospel is . . .

As promised, we’ll be looking into John’s Gospel from now until Resurrection Day, but not simply for the purpose of (re-)discovering what John has to teach us about Jesus and His Gospel. While the Gospel does not change, it is not inert. It goes somewhere, “where it wishes” (Jn 3:8). How we must handle it as Christians in contemporary culture is yet another purpose for our study. To get at that question, have a listen to this lecture by Tim Keller for some background on that additional purpose for studying John’s Gospel. It has fallen to our generation to find another metaphor for the Gospel that encompasses both the dimension of forgiveness and the dimension of world-renewal.

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