After what has seemed to be a lengthy absence I am back. I have had a bit of time for more soul-searching, and re-examination of motives and now I am ready to once again move forward with my thoughts. I know I am moody, introspective, and well just plan crazy!
Over the past several months I have brought up on my blog many hot button issues present in the Church today. Many of these issues have been self-imposed and over the years became part of the fabric/tradition of what is commonly called “Evangelicalism.” I tend to be of the opinion that what most Americans/Canadians perceive as Christianity today is really no more than a conglomerate of deeply held personal beliefs that have nothing to do with the Gospel. Unfortunately, my “calling” as it were, to shine the spotlight on these misperceptions has been viewed as an attack on the church, the Body of Christ. this view, that I hate the church , only exemplifies, the very fact of how muddied the Gospel message has become.
I think that in the next few blogs I am going to try to bring some clarity to the questions…
“What is the Gospel?”
“What does it mean to the one who ends up believing?”
“How does understanding the Gospel of grace affect my relationship with the people in the church and in the world?”
Peace, grace and love to all who have kept up with my ranting!