Category Archives: Gospel, What Is the?

Which Gospel? From Bill Hull

                Larger file for use in PowerPoint. Previous version of graphic. (Thanks to reader JohnF for the upgrade on the graphic.) Thanks to Scot McKnight, I came across this chart by Bill Hull. … Continue reading

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John Nugent’s Endangered Gospel: Wrapping Up, Part 2

So I’m struggling with this concept of the Kingdom as a preview of heaven. I mean, it’s not mainly about the assembly — right? It’s not about whether we can achieve a phenomenal emotional high on Sunday morning — not … Continue reading

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John Nugent’s Endangered Gospel: Wrapping Up, Part 1

So I find myself somewhere in between Nugent, Thompson, N. T. Wright, Christopher Wright, McKnight, Hunter, Hauerwas,  Yoder, etc. I find much of great value in what they teach, but the truth, I think, is somewhere in between. (Scot McKnight … Continue reading

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John Nugent’s Endangered Gospel: N. T. Wright’s Perspective, Part 2

Wright argues that New Heaven and New Earth (NHNE) theology leads to the conclusion that every good and holy thing we do will survive into the next age. If I were to write a beautiful poem in praise of God, … Continue reading

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John Nugent’s Endangered Gospel: N. T. Wright’s Perspective, Part 1

Nugent’s perspective is different from N. T. Wright’s. Wright’s perspective is important because it has influenced so many theologians and teachers — myself included. I’ve expressed some doubts about Wright’s thinking in the past, and so maybe this will be … Continue reading

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John Nugent’s Endangered Gospel: Being the Church

So I find Nugent’s theology of the powers helpful and more detailed and more deeply rooted in the scriptures than Yoder’s — not that Yoder is wrong, but Nugent has helpfully deepened the teaching. And like Hauerwas, Nugent argues that … Continue reading

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John Nugent’s Endangered Gospel: The Powers

I know that I’ve left several very important questions unanswered. Before we get there, we need to consider one more of Nugent’s ideas: the significance of the powers to the modern church. We’ve covered this topic here a couple of … Continue reading

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