We are delighted to announce our first “Big Question.” Our big questions are designed to advance an ecumenical dialogue concerning the future of gospel belief, confession, and practice. We have invited Christian leaders, thinkers, artists, scholars, and activists from around the world and across faith communities and disciplines to contribute reflections. In addition, this is an open call for you to contribute your own reflections.
In what may be the shortest parable in the Gospels, (Matthew 13:52) Jesus says that the teacher of the law who becomes a disciple (seeker / follower) of the gospel is like the man who brings both new and old treasures from his house.
In this new millennium, we are particularly aware of the disruptive challenges and opportunities represented by three horizons – generational succession (GENERATIONS), globalist realignment of peoples, markets, and power (GLOBALISM), and the accelerating impact of technology on life, culture, and community (TECHNOLOGY).
With these in mind, and out of your own life experience (tradition, culture, expertise, and passion), we invite you to briefly reflect on the following question:
What will be old and new about how gospel is understood and lived in the 21st century?
Your reflection may be in any media (text, video, audio, graphic) perhaps around 500 words or 5 minutes of video. Please email us your response. In total, we hope to collect 500 responses from many countries, faith communities, and disciplines over the next several months. In addition to our blog, we will be curating responses for presentation in a variety of mediums, such as a wiki, webinars, and study guides. We invite you to forward this invitation to others that you feel may be interested in submitting a response. Please note that we will credit your authorship of any response you make, and we reserve the right to use the response in ways consistent with our mission.