Above is a promo for a book that I am finishing up titled “The King Jesus Gospel: the original good news revisited” by accomplished New Testament scholar Scot McKnight. McKnight critiques the modern gospel as being one preoccupied with making decisions rather than disciples which, in his words, “aborts the design of the gospel of Jesus.” I am reading through it once more preparing for a book review. In the meantime, what do you think of McKnight’s accusation that we have gotten the gospel wrong? That we have brushed past the “original good news” which needs a thorough “revisiting” by the church today? Are we really obsessed with decisions rather than disciples?
I am a music enthusiast as well as an avid song-writer. I am also a comic enthusiast and enjoy creating graphic novels in my spare time. I am a follower of Jesus and on the side I love delving into books on theology and church history. I am married to the absolute love of my life and am a father of two. I am currently studying theology at Portland Seminary of George Fox where I am finishing up my MDiv. My wife and I enjoy watching Malcolm in the Middle or The X-Files.