Posted by Geoff in Missional, Quotes, Theology
on Aug 30th, 2011 | 0 comments
The Lasting Legacy of Lesslie Newbigin by Michael Goheen.
This is a great summary overview of the contributions that Lesslie Newbigin has made for the renewal movement of the church in the West.
Posted by Geoff in Formation, Gospel, Theology
on Aug 3rd, 2011 | 0 comments
Tim Keller is the one who has taught me, through his mp3s, what the gospel is. This is now how I understand and communicate the gospel. Here is a recent recording of Keller presenting the impact of the gospel on who we are “on the inside.” If you’ve not heard him before, this, along with any message of his on the Prodigal Sons/God, is the place to begin.
How the Gospel Changes our Heart by Tim Keller from Vintage21 Church on...
Posted by Geoff in Gospel, Theology
on Nov 27th, 2010 | 0 comments
It isn’t such an easy question anymore, which is in my opinion a good thing. Enough people have worked through the Divine Conspiracy now to know that the gospel is good news about the availability of the kingdom to us, here and now. It is far more than a sacred transaction where our sins are forgiven because of Christ’s work on the cross.
But how does this understanding of the gospel (good news) of the kingdom shape our lives and ministries?
In a post by Stetzer, he captures a nice cross-section of the evolving...
Posted by Geoff in Theology
on Mar 11th, 2010 | 0 comments
I’ve been teaching a class on spiritual formation out of Dallas Willard’s, “Renovation of the Heart.” Last night we were in chapter three which talks about soul ruin, idolatry, and hell among other things. It was fascinating to think of lostness in terms in addition to a potential destination, namely hell. But to consider lostness as a condition in life before getting to some final eternal destination makes much sense. Lostness as a condition for now is precisely why the gospel is good news for our life, not just in death.
This morning I ran across Jason Coker’s blog and...