Jan 6, 2021
The thoughtful and brilliant Fiona and
Terryl Givens have just launched a new book titled
"All Things New: Rethinking Sin, Salvation, and Everything in
Between." And it's terrific. In this episode, they and LDF host
Dan Wotherspoon talk about the ideas in the book
and how these feed into a beautiful whole, a reality we can trust
and that leads us to a clearer vision of God and ourselves. When we
begin from the firm foundation of God's love, and especially so if
we have experienced it in direct ways not mediated though
"doctrines" and well-worn lenses, we come to understand what the
gospel of Jesus says about topics such as justice, repentance,
worthiness, church, and so many more.
They also discuss how, interestingly, their approach in this book, grounded through close reading of scripture and great literature along with deep dives into the history of Christian formation and transmission, led them to the same sense of the Divine that mystics describe, simply coming to them through different methodologies.
It's a wonderful conversation in two parts. Don't miss it!