As an evangelical the term ‘gospel’ is an absolutely crucial concept for me. Today however there’s a whole lot of confusion over the exact definition of the term (although I’m pretty sure there’s often been confusion – throughout church history). This post is an attempt to open dialogue over the term. I’ll start by giving my definition and it would be great if you readers would chip in with your own definitions and interact with mine – as the title suggests its an open forum. I just ask that any discussion that might stem from this be done in a civil manner – by all means disagree but please substantiate your comments. Oh and no essay comments please – try not to make them too long, it kind of kills the dialogue.
Well here’s my definition:
The Gospel is the historic act of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through which God reconciles a people to himself. (I take my cue from here).
Right, now you peeps have a go…