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Thoughts on Christianity in 15 words or less

In a recent article in the Christian Century Magazine, the author asked a number of prominent authors and theologians to sum up Christianity in 7 words or less. Tackling this daunting task they came out with a number of interesting phrases, Martin E. Marty came up with "God, through Jesus Christ, welcomes you anyhow", and  Beverly Roberts Gaventa with "In Christ, God's yes defeats our no", Walter Brueggemann's gospel is dense: "Israel's God's bodied love continues world-making.". Perhaps my favorite was one be Scott Cairns which echos Eastern Orthodox theology, "Christ's humanity occasions our divinity". As you can tell there are no hard and fast answers and each one reflects the experience of those writing them. So here is your challenge, in 15 words or less, tell me what you think Christianity is all about. I'll give you a hint, if you ask your kids they will help you figure out what is most important to you. Just to get your started here's mine,

Jesus draws us into the Heart of God, to bring God's love to all. (with one to spare! But it took a number of tries.)

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Linnae Peterson, M. Div.