To be a Christian is to re-learn the meaning of some of the most foundational words in our language. Words like freedom, love, justice, wisdom, power, and knowledge.
For too many people Christianity simply adds a few more ideas to a set of already assumed beliefs about themselves and the world. In reality, the Gospel desires to crucify our previous worldview and replace it with an understanding of the world around us which is saturated in the grace and glory of the Crucified God. Our concepts of things such as justice and wisdom must be re-defined by the Cross and by the Son of God who died on it. The result is that many words than once held simple “obvious meanings” now end up “baptized by the Cross” and with new definitions that are often quite surprising and perhaps complexing.
My suggestion: a Christian dictionary would be a helpful tool for the act of discipleship.
It’s a big project – but perhaps it…
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