…for the latest Vanguard Church poll.
This poll sheds some light on the types of Christians that read this blog. I asked you to finish this sentence:
“In order to reach those in a postmodern culture, the story of the gospel I tell is about...”
45.8% - KINGDOM: God’s Justice and Shalom restored to all Creation
41.7% - COMMUNITY: Relationships with God and others restored
37.5% - REDEMPTION: Called into God’s work of taking back the broken world
33.3% - NEW CREATION: Entering into God’s current re-creation of the cosmos
29.2% - RESTORATION: The image of God restored in humanity
25.0% - SALVATION/DELIVERANCE: Freed from our bondage to sin/evil/death
20.8% - LIFE: Born from above / born again - into a new, abundant, and eternal life
16.7% - JUSTIFICATION: Being right with God / wages of sin paid for by Christ
8.3% - ADOPTION: Chosen in love to be in God’s family
4.2% - HELLFIRE and DAMNATION: Turn or burn
In the Christian world in which I came to faith and in which I first pastored, the top answers would probably had been “LIFE,” “JUSTIFICATION,” and “ADOPTION.” But these three are at the bottom of the choices selected here. This is a fascinating thing to me.
The new poll is a little less serious.
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