Apr 6, 2022
American evangelicalism has tragically stripped key parts from Jesus’ life and teaching in order to focus on conversion while neglecting ongoing transformation—of us and of the world around us. This “Gospel Americana” is a reduction of Jesus’ provocative message to something more manageable, controllable, and comfortable, but without much power and with increasingly less credibility. Yet there is a path to transcending this reductionism (and any type of reductionism) in order to live a vibrant, flourishing life of hope, for the sake of the world. We find it by asking new questions and having the courage to answer them.