Together for the Gospel

March 27, 2006

I love this title for our conference. There is so much communicated in so few words. We are friends because of the gospel. And given our diverse backgrounds and denominations (and athletic abilities), this is the only explanation for the rich friendship that exists between us. What has brought us together should bring all Christians together.

But sadly, given the doctrinal deficiencies present in American evangelicalism we cannot assume that the gospel is clearly understood. Confusion about the content of the gospel is evident across the evangelical landscape.

So, let me ask two very important questions and put you boys to work this week: What is the gospel? What is the most serious threat to the gospel in the evangelical church today?