By David Black, Seminarian
"Are you saved?"
It’s one of the most popular Christian catchphrases of all time, but for many of us it provokes more questions than answers: "Saved from what? By whom? How?"
And, if you’re like most of us, "Who do you think you are to ask me that?"
Lately it seems like the Church has forgotten how to answer those questions. The word "salvation" has become a fixture of Christianity’s insider language that we too often fail to translate. Is there any value in the word for us to salvage?
We think there is—and that it has never been timelier. In the middle of the social, political, economic and religious chaos we’re living through, it’s worth asking where we’re looking for salvation, and why.
Join us this fall in Focus of NEXT as we dig into the Bible, current events and our own stories to figure out what we’re talking about when we talk about salvation.