The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
by Lesslie Newbigin
255 pages
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (December 1989)

ECCLESIOLOGICAL INSIGHTS

The church is…

  • a community of peace, overflowing reverence for and gratitude to Jesus in the presence of others.
  • a community of truth, proclaiming the ultimate truth of Jesus with modesty, sobriety, and realism.
  • a community that lives for the neighborhood, acting as God’s embassy in that specific location.
  • a community of priestly training, standing before God on behalf of people and before people on behalf of God, all in the context of daily life.
  • a community of hope, living as the hermeneutic of the gospel: a congregation that truly believes the crucified and risen Messiah is the ultimate authority.
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