Let’s consider Hauerwas’s understanding of the gospel —
That through Jesus Christ, very God and very man, we Gentiles have been made part of the promise to Israel that we will be witnesses to God’s good care of God’s creation through the creation of a people who once were no people that the world can see there is an alternative to our violence. There is an alternative to our deceptions. There is an alternative to our unfaithfulness to one another [through] the creation of something called church. That’s salvation.
Not your standard evangelical understanding. How can he express gospel without even mentioning forgiveness of sin or heaven and hell? What’s going on? Continue reading