I presented 'Two Ways to Live' the other weekend at church and I am still reflecting on how I feel about taking part in that presentation of the gospel. I have a lot more unpacking to do. It takes me back to the months where I wrestled with writing a defence of Penal Substitution in the face of contrary emphases. This was a theological exercise. It made me appreciate the many faceted gem that is the atonement. All of this makes me continue to explore how the gospel message should be summarised, which can not be a bad thing. With 'Two Ways to Live', my brain is forever racing ahead of itself with caveats, caveats is perhaps not the right word, but there is so much more I feel needs saying than Chapman's neat illustrated tract can capture about the mercy of a loving God and his plan for the entire cosmos.
So as I sit rather muddled by these things and the experience of my presentation of this model the other weekend when I was left wanting to say so much more, I find some consolation in the following which i really recommend you take a look at.
The Laughing Jesus