In the run up to the publication of my new book The Idolatry of God I will be posting up quotes each week in the hope that it might whet your appetite…
Love it! Appetite is wet
God bless you Pete – keep it coming – especially loved your tweet re synod shameful decision yesterday
Thank you for eloquently expressing what I have not been able to find words for.
I never understood the idea that Jesus was somehow the answer to all of our problems. Jesus is supposed to be something more than a deus ex machina and I never understood Him as some sort of “get out of jail for free card”. Rather I understood Jesus as a challenge and something much more powerful than Christus Victor and penal substitution.
Rather I see Jesus as The Challenge in which we are called to create a Kingdom. I think this is the purpose of Jesus’ focus on forsaking our lives for Him and striving for the Kingdom of God.
Perhaps I am ideologically biased, but that’s my take on Jesus’ teachings.
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