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January 05, 2005

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Kevin Johnson

Great stuff...we need this sort of analysis.

Goyo in Nicaragua

"What exactly was Jesus' mission on earth?"

I think we're going to see a lot of new discussion on this question between the emergents and the more traditional evangelicals in the days to come. The evangelical answer for so long has been "to secure salvation" but this sole position is being seriously and effectively challenged. One of the first (and best IMHO, and not counting Karl Barth) was Dallas Willard's "The Divine Conspiracy." Prof. Willard, while not discounting the salvific nature of Jesus' death and resurrection, effectively points out that His life was important too. He refers to Christians who only value Jesus for His death as "Vampire Christians" who are only out for His blood.

Following the life example of Jesus would probably get you kicked out of most churches. Ironic, ain't it?

Aaron O.

Great thoughts. Thanks!

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