Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Gospel in 68 words

68 words sounds like a lot, but it's actually pretty difficult. Here's a good one --

"The 'gospel' is the good news that through Jesus, the Messiah, the power of God's kingdom has entered history to renew the whole world. ... When we believe and rely on Jesus' work and record (rather than ours) for our relationship to God, that kingdom power comes upon us and begins to work through us.... The gospel motivates, guides, and empowers every aspect of our living and worship."

-- Jim Belcher, Deep Church, p. 120-121

Seminary Jokes

One of my professors has to quoted --

"You all are no longer exegetical virgins. You've been deflowered by Greek and Interp [Intro to Exegesis class]."

"Episcopalianism is the Junior Varsity of Catholicism."