i've come a long way baby.
i'm a child of an evangelical circle, a fundamentalist mindset ... but i'm seeing things less and less the same way as time goes along.
what is the gospel? for all my life it has been about believing so that i can go to heaven when i die but more and more it's becoming about a redemptive story that plays itself out daily as i take part in the Kingdom story of God. Jesus preached a gospel that the Kingdom was near, not the Kingdom is your reward when you die and i'm still processing my need to be saved ... daily.
the Kingdom is at hand. God help us to live out peace and justice. God help me to work out my salvation with fear and trembling.
yes i am saved, don't hear me wrongly but i'm also BEING saved everyday.
PRAISE TO YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST!
h/t to Weary Pilgrim
Brian McLaren is the bald older guy with glasses in that video. he's just a guy that's helping me understand my own faith journey. i blame him for engaging me in conversation and i also credit him for helping me in the conversation. thank you brother.