JD Greear and I met about eight years ago. As I type this, that is hard to believe. My picture of JD was like looking at myself – though he is much more handsome. He sat preparing for a meeting of the BWA General Council. He was reading Doug Groothuis’ Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism. I say it was like looking at myself for I am always toting a book to a meeting. You never know when one will turn south and you might find something better to do while sitting in the midst of what Scott Curry used to refer to as a “case of the nons.”
JD recently wrote a series on evangelism. This one caught my eye, as it should every reader. He notes,
The Gospel is not primarily about accepting Christ. Calling people to “accept Christ” is simply a way, and not really even a good way, of expressing what it means to throw ourselves on the mercy of God as promised to us in Christ’s substitutionary death.