Another now-and-then article.
The “face of fascism” turns out to be my face and your face, unless we turn our faces individually and collectively towards the neighbour and enemy in relentlessly creative new embrace. The Gospel addresses this: “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it (Mark 8:35). There is evangelism without the Gospel: it is ubiquitous; and, says Jeremiah, profoundly iniquitous.
Dominant American evangelism, following Luther, calls the individual to find a gracious God without concomitant reference to neighbour or enemy. Theologian Walter Wink taught that the Gospel calls us without exception to find God in neighbour and enemy, or not find God at all!
Please click on: The Sickness of America
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