Here are the top 5 most read (clicked anyway) Wasted Blog essays posted in 2017. Thank you all for taking the time to read my crazy streams of consciousness.
I am concerned that we have a divided wider-church along political agendas, demographic lines, institutional maintenance (and yes, sometime protection), and power-centers. Often it seems the sides and advocates on one side have a thick gospel and a rather thin ecclesiology; while the other has a thick ecclesiology and a thin gospel. My intention is to show the biblical links between evangelism (and the gospel) and the issues of poverty, which include racism, the issues of personhood, the role and responsibilities of the church, and christian discipleship. I seek a thick gospel and a thick ecclesiology. This has nothing to do with balance; for biblically, I do not believe you can have one without the other.
My Wasted posts and Wasted Quotes reflect my thinking and sometimes (patience is needed at this point by the reader) the process of my thinking on the subjects related to Wasted Evangelism. In the end, it is my hope to engage the Bible fairly and the Wasted subjects with deep biblical and theological reflections. And, some honest questions and observations thrown in as well.
Thanks for a great Wasted year and for reading my Wasted Blog posts.
Chip M. Anderson, advocate for biblical social action; pastor of an urban church plant in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, CT; husband, father, author, former Greek & NT professor; and, 19 years involved with social action.