7 The Gospel Message That I Hear

Robert Wheeler: I had not intended to make of this page a forum for discussions of religion and social issues, but it is what it is – that is who I am and if anyone is offended they don’t have to visit, I suppose.

What I am saying in standing up to fundamentalism [as defined by Jimmy Carter in my post of Jul 26, 2011, titled “Fundamental” Problems]  was said long ago by a well known and respected Baptist minister, Tony Compolo. See http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/2004/08/Evangelical-Christianity-Has-Been-Hijacked-An-Interview-With-Tony-Campolo.aspx

I had never thought of myself as an evangelist, but I suppose, in the best sense of the word as I view it [not of conversion to our brand of Christianity, but of the good news that we are invited to a full and rich life of love and compassion], that is what I have been. I just don’t see the gospel as being bound by religion, denomination or belief.  Rather, the good news is that the Kingdom of God is at hand – it relies upon each of us and is seen in our wonder of life (the heavens are telling the glory of God), in right relationships with others and all of life, and all that supports it. The message I get from the Gospels is that life is sacred – you are special just the way you are; cherished and loved.


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7 The Gospel Message That I Hear

2 thoughts on “7 The Gospel Message That I Hear

  1. Liz says:

    I have been reading your posts with interest – what you write and your family writes. I believe we are kindred spirits.

    1. Thank you, Liz. It seemed a bit risky “airing family differences,” but that is reality. I welcome any contribution you may wish to make to the site, and any suggestions you may have to make the site more effective.

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